Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn't Stink)

Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn't Stink)

by Mark Achtenberg


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Created for the college classroom, and intended for aspiring screenwriters, Mark Achtenberg’s Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn’t Stink) is a surprisingly refreshing and entertaining how-to book that tackles the medium of film. A long-time educator and respected expert in the field, Achtenberg approaches his topic from a position of deep understanding, producing a guide that at times reads like a philosophical treatise but for the healthy dose of wit and humor throughout. Indispensable for serious students of film and screen writing, this book will also prove a pleasingly insightful read for movie aficionados and enthusiasts alike.

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ISBN-13: 9781641365277
Publisher: RunAmok Books
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Achtenberg has spent his life confusing producers and potential employers. His resume includes working at a Psychiatric Institution, Public and College Libraries, The Canadian Air Force as well as a Journalist and Editor. He also grifted for the Coles book store in Toronto and has taught writing, editing and visual effects at Humber College and has lectured and given student feedback at the prestigious Sheridan Colllege Animation school. Mark settled into working in the Film and Television industry. He has worked as a writer, director, editor and visual effects artist in animation and live action. Mark has continued his career in the exploration of film and is an avid student of all things that involve moving pictures. And in the interest of dropping names, Mark has worked on shows for Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Disney, BBC, CBC, Jim Henson Company, TVO, PBS, MTV and many others.

He currently lives in Whitby, Ontario in the Greater Toronto Area.

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