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Screenwriting: Creative labor and professional practice

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages155
ISBN (Electronic)9780203080771
ISBN (Print)9780415642651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Abstract

Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including: • Screenwriting histories and myths of the profession • Screenwriting as creative labor • Screenwriters’ working lives • Screenwriting work and the how-to genre • Screenwriting work and inequalities Drawing on historical and critical perspectives of mainstream screenwriting in the USA and UK, as well as valuable interviews with working screenwriters, this book presents a highly original and multi-faceted study of screenwriting as creative labor and professional practice.

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