Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from Inside the Studio Gates

Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from Inside the Studio Gates

by John Schimmel

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Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from Inside the Studio Gates by John Schimmel


A very pragmatic look at what “they” are looking for combined with techniques for delivering that. Includes “Tales from the Trenches,” lessons from various sets and development situations to illustrate the points being made, from one of the legendary production and development executives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615931675
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,312,106
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


John Schimmel has more than 20 years’ experience as a Hollywood studio development and production executive and producer with Warner Bros., with Michael Douglas and Steve Reuther’s company Douglas-Reuther at Paramount Studios, and as President of Production at Ascendant Pictures. He has worked
on such films as The Fugitive, Batman, Interview with the Vampire, Outbreak, Face/Off, Lucky Number Slevin, and Lord of War. Among other credits, he was a co-creator and co-star of the Broadway musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, nominated for both Tony and Laurence Olivier awards. John currently teaches screenwriting at the University of California at riverside’s Low residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

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