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Hollywood How-To

From sell-out panels to one-on-one interviews, the Writers Guild Foundation follows every major writer and trend in film and TV. Check out our collection of over 80 not-to-be-missed titles.

Matthew Weiner - Writers on Writing

Matthew Weiner - Writers on Writing

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Nov 13, 2008

Matthew Weiner is a writer and producer whose star keeps rising. Starting out in television in the 1990s, he worked on several network series, most notably as a story editor for Becker starring Ted Danson. He later joined the writing staff of the immensely popular HBO series The Sopranos, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. Weiner got the job on the strength of a pilot script he had written about the New York advertising business in the early 1960s – Mad Men. Following the completion of The Sopranos, basic cable station AMC ordered a season of Mad Men, which became the station’s first original series.

Hooked - Engaging Your Audience: A Workshop For Screenwriters

Hooked - Engaging Your Audience: A Workshop For Screenwriters

$49.95 Format: DVD    Date: Aug 24, 2008

This all-day event was designed to help attendees write a screenplay that will hook both a reader and an audience and keep their attention right to the end of the story. Includes four panel discussions led by some of the top names in Hollywood screenwriting, including Robert Eisele, John Furia Jr., Michael Goldenberg, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Simon Kinberg, Aline Brosh McKenna, Dan Pyne, Anna Sandor, Tom Schulman, and more.

Larry Wilmore - Anatomy of a Script 2 (two-disc set)

Larry Wilmore - Anatomy of a Script 2 (two-disc set)

$39.95 Format: DVD    Date: Jun 27, 2008

Larry Wilmore started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before transitioning to television writing and producing in the early 90s. He’s written for shows such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Jamie Foxx Show. He co-created the animated show The PJs with Eddie Murphy and a few years later created The Bernie Mac Show starring Bernie Mac.

David Milch - Spring Storytellers

David Milch - Spring Storytellers

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Dec 10, 2007

David Milch (acclaimed writer-producer of Hill Street Blues, Brooklyn South, NYPD Blue, Deadwood, John from Cincinnati) interviewed by LA Times television critic Paul Brownfield about his extraordinary career, fascinating creative process, and his unique perspective on the universe.

Guillermo Arriaga - Writers on Writing

Guillermo Arriaga - Writers on Writing

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Nov 15, 2007

Guillermo Arriaga, the acclaimed Mexican novelist and Academy Award nominated screenwriter (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and Babel) is interviewed about his career, his thoughts on creativity and his approach to writing by critic and writer F.X. Feeney.

Jimmy McGovern - Writers on Writing

Jimmy McGovern - Writers on Writing

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Nov 15, 2007

The acclaimed U.K. writer of television series Cracker, The Lakes and The Street, and films Priest and Liam, is interviewed about his career and writing process by television producer Meryl Marshall-Daniels.

Joe Eszterhas - Writers on Writing

Joe Eszterhas - Writers on Writing

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Nov 12, 2007

Joe Eszterhas, the controversial and outspoken writer of box-office juggernauts such as Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, Flashdance and the Academy nominated Music Box, is interviewed about his career, his creative process and his opinions on Hollywood by critic and film writer Stephen Farber.

LOWELL GANZ & BABALOO MANDEL - Spring Storytellers

LOWELL GANZ & BABALOO MANDEL - Spring Storytellers

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Nov 12, 2007

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (the writing team responsible for Parenthood, City Slickers, A League of their Own, Fever Pitch) is interviewed about their career and writing process by writer Ed Solomon (Bill and Ted?s Excellent Adventure; Men in Black; Levity)

Marco Pennette - Writers on Writing

Marco Pennette - Writers on Writing

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Nov 12, 2007

Marco Pennette, television writer and creator of Caroline in the City and Crumbs and executive producer of Ugly Betty is interviewed by writer-producer Chris Brancato (The X-Files, Boomtown, North Shore) about his career, a life in television and his approach to writing.

Jessica Bendinger - Writers on Writing

Jessica Bendinger - Writers on Writing

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Nov 12, 2007

Jessica Bendinger, writer of Bring it On, First Daughter, Aquamarine, writer-director of Stick It and successful script doctor is interviewed by writer Dana Fox (The Wedding Date) about her career, about being a woman in Hollywood, her approach to writing and in particular about creating believable characters.

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