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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 Screenwritersa€™ 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.In fact, Mahar argues that women a#39;originated the craft of screenwriting but also developed the a€œcontinuitya€. ... which, fed by encouragement of public submission of story ideas, facilitated a#39;a gold rush mentalitya#39; (Azlant 1980 cited in Maras 2009: anbsp;...

Author:Bridget Conor
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-04-16


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