Writing the Comedy Blockbuster: The Inappropriate Goal

Writing the Comedy Blockbuster: The Inappropriate Goal

by Keith Giglio List price: $22.95 $17.21 Saving: 25%

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Dying is easy, comedy is hard! So keep your comedy blockbuster alive and well and buy this book. Comedy has always been the backbone of the film business. In an age of sequels and brand-name movies based on established properties, the original comedy screenplay still delivers high profits. Writing the Comedy Blockbuster is a must-have for both aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers. It turns the serious business of comedy writing on its head, helping the writer confidently create tomorrow’s comedy classic.

What People Say

“Making people cry is easy. Making people laugh is hard. Teaching people how to make other people laugh is even harder. Keith Giglio does it in a straightforward and humorous way!”
— Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland, writers/producers of Due Date, American Dad
“A must-read for all comedy writers. It’s entertaining, inspirational, and packed full of valuable information.”
— Tom Martin, two-time Emmy Award winner for Fox TV’s The Simpsons
“Breezy, accessible, and — above all — useful. Giglio’s book won’t turn you into a better lover (sorry, Mom), but it WILL help you become a better screenwriter.”
— David Breckman, writer/producer, Monk, Saturday Night Live
Keith Giglio has been hired and fired by most studios in his eighteen years as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. He has received credit on seven-and-a-half movies and has written and sold over twenty screenplays. He taught screenwriting at the Writers Program at UCLA Extension, where was he named Instructor of the Year in 2009, and is now a screenwriting professor at Syracuse University’s renowned Newhouse School.


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ISBN-10: 161593085X
ISBN-13: 9781615930852
Publication date: February 1, 2012
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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