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  • Creativity, Inc. (The Expanded Edition)

    Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

    **The co-founder and longtime president of Pixar updates and expands his 2014 New York Times bestseller on creative leadership, reflecting on the management principles that built Pixar’s singularly successful culture, and on all he learned during the past nine years that allowed Pixar to retain its creative culture while continuing to evolve.“Might be the most thoughtful management book ever.” ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Devil Finds Work

    by James Baldwin ...
    series Vintage International
    From "the best essayist in this country” (The New York Times Book Review) comes an incisive book-length essay about racism in American movies that challenges the underlying assumptions in many of the films that have shaped our consciousness.Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also an appraisal of American racial politics. Offering a look at racism in ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • America on Film

    Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies

    A comprehensive and insightful examination of the representation of diverse viewpoints and perspectives in American cinema throughout the 20th and 21st centuriesAmerica on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies, now in its third edition, is an authoritative and lively examination of diversity issues within American cinema. Celebrated authors and academics Harry M. ... Read more

    $43.00 USD

  • Henry Cavill

    The Witcher’s Journey: Biography About the Life, Controversies and The Insightful Truth Why Hollywood Rejects Henry Cavill

    "The Witcher's Journey" is an enthralling biography that unveils the remarkable life of Henry Cavill, an actor whose portrayal of Geralt of Rivia in the hit series "The Witcher" captured the hearts of millions, yet faced inexplicable rejection from the very industry that thrives on talent.This captivating book takes you on a riveting exploration of Cavill's life, delving deep into the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

    by Yunte Huang ...
    Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book: “An ingenious and absorbing book. . . . It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story.”—Jonathan SpenceHailed as “irrepressibly spirited and entertaining” (Pico Iyer, Time) and “a fascinating cultural survey” (Paul Devlin, Daily Beast) ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Essentials of Screenwriting

    The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television Writing

    Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays in this perfect gift for aspiring screenwriters.Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward. His students have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation 365

    A complete episode-by-episode exploration of the hit TV series—with rarely seen photos and illustrations.With the launch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gene Roddenberry somehow managed to recapture lightning in a bottle. This new incarnation of Star Trek was an instant hit, and its popularity inspired four films and three spin-off television series.A must-have for fans, Star Trek: The Next ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Banging My Head Against the Wall: A Comedy Writer's Guide to Seeing Stars

    by Andy Cowan ...
    "The Opposite" wasn't just the classic Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza followed the opposite of his instincts to land success. The method behind the madness has been championed in industries worldwide and even likened to the rise of Trump. The award-winning writer who helped Costanza win, and first pondered "the opposite" in his own life, identifies traces of it in the legends he mined ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Citizen Kane

    by Laura Mulvey ...
    series BFI Film Classics
    Citizen Kane's reputation as one of the greatest films of all time is matched only by the accumulation of critical commentary that surrounds it. What more can there be to say about a masterpiece so universally acknowledged? Laura Mulvey, in a fresh and original reading, illuminates the richness of the film, both thematically and stylistically, relating it to Welles's political background and its ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Aspiring Screenwriter's Dirty Lowdown Guide to Fame and Fortune

    Tough Lessons You Need to Know to Take Your Script from Premise to Premiere

    by Andy Rose ...
    A humorous and pithy guide to the craft of writing a screenplay and the business of being a screenwriter.Seeing your name on the silver screen beneath the words "Written By" is a moment most writers only dream of. But for those daring and talented few, brave enough to take their hopes to Hollywood, there are clear and tangible steps to achieve that goal if one knows the path. The Aspiring ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Strange Hollywood

    Amazing and Intriguing Stories From Tinseltown and Beyond

    series Strange Series
    More like Hollyweird, right? Unearth fun facts from Bryan Cranston’s body hair double to the Martha Stewart vs. Gwyneth Paltrow Goop feud, and much more.Hollywood stars may be accustomed to the limelight, but there are some things they may wish had never seen the light of day. Scandals, stunts gone wrong, off-camera feuds, eccentric lifestyles, it’s all here in Strange Hollywood. Dozens of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Gross

    The Hits, The Flops: The Summer That Ate Hollywood

    by Peter Bart ...
    A look at the new Hollywood by the longtime editor-in-chief of Variety. The ultimate insider follows the winners and losers of Hollywood's 1998 Summer Season.Welcome to Hollywood, where gambling is a way of life -- and the wagers run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. But in the summer of 1998 all bets are off. The man who knows every mover, shaker, and faker explains why no one can explain ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Postcolonial Plays

    An Anthology

    Edited by Helen Gilbert ...
    This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre.This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, ... Read more

    $64.99 USD

  • The Pitchfork Disney

    by Philip Ridley ...
    series Modern Classics
    The Pitchfork Disney heralded the arrival of a unique and disturbing voice in the world of contemporary drama. Manifesting Ridley's vivid and visionary imagination and the dark beauty of his outlook, the play resonates with his trademark themes: East London, storytelling, moments of shocking violence, memories of the past, fantastical monologues, and that strange mix of the barbaric and the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Character

    The Art of Role and Cast Design for Page, Stage, and Screen

    by Robert McKee ...
    The long-awaited third volume of Robert McKee’s trilogy on the art of fiction.Following up his perennially bestselling writers' guide Story and his inspiring exploration of the art of verbal action in Dialogue, the most sought-after expert in the storytelling brings his insights to the creation of compelling characters and the design of their casts.CHARACTER explores the design of a character ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts Volume 2

    The Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases

    by Douglas Adams ...
    Twenty-five years after the original radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy exploded into the public consciousness, the further exploits of its bewildered hero Arthur Dent were finally adapted for radio by Dirk Maggs, in part using drafts written by Douglas Adams before his death. The resulting fourteen completely new episodes were produced by Above the Title Productions and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Twelfth Night

    series Folger Shakespeare Library
    Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke (or Count) Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Out There

    The Science Behind Sci-Fi Film and TV

    by Ariel Waldman ...
    Explore the science behind some of your favorite popular science fiction tropes--from escaping a black hole to riding a space elevator to the stars—in this illustrated guide from NASA advisor and host of the popular Tested podcast Offworld.Whether it's researching new technology, theories, or possible extraterrestrial situations, the showrunners and directors of our favorite science fiction shows ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Method

    How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act

    by Isaac Butler ...
    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, Nonfiction**NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2022 BY THE NEW YORKER, TIME MAGAZINE, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, VOX, SALON, LIT HUB, AND VANITY FAIR“Entertaining and illuminating.”--The New Yorker * “Compulsively readable.”--New York Times * “Delicious, humane, probing.”--Vulture * “The best and most important book about acting I've ever re... ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Theatre/Theory/Theatre

    The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel

    Edited by Daniel Gerould ...
    series Applause Books
    From Aristotle's Poetics to Vaclav Havel, the debate about the nature and function of theatre has been marked by controversy. Daniel Gerould's landmark work, Theatre/Theory/Theatre, collects history's most influential Eastern and Western dramatic theorists – poets, playwrights, directors and philosophers – whose ideas about theatre continue to shape its future. In complete texts and choice ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Mysterious Double Death of Honey Black

    A time-hop crime mystery set in the Golden Age of Hollywood

    by Lisa Hall ...
    Book 1 - The Hotel Hollywood Mysteries
    'Glamorous, compelling and completely addictive, this sparkling page-turner is a total joy to read' B.P. WalterYou know she has been murdered. Can you stop it happening twice?Two very different lives…It is 2019 and Lily Jones is living her dream in LA. Sort of. It hasn’t quite turned out as she planned and instead of working as a movie producer, she is cleaning at the prestigious Beverly Hills ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rebels on the Backlot

    Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System

    by Sharon Waxman ...
    The 1990s saw a shock wave of dynamic new directing talent that took the Hollywood studio system by storm. At the forefront of that movement were six innovative and daring directors whose films pushed the boundaries of moviemaking and announced to the world that something exciting was happening in Hollywood. Sharon Waxman, editor and chief of The and for Hollywood reporter for the New ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Pride: The 1st Deadly Sin (G-Spot 2: The Seven Deadly Sins)

    by Noire ...
    series G-Spot 2: The Seven Deadly Sins
    Sequel to G-Spot, the #1 National Bestselling Urban Erotic Tale.Juicy-Mo Stanfield is back and she's still the hottest chick in Harlem!Harlem hasn’t been the same since the notorious Granite “G” McKay was brutally murdered in a back room of the G-Spot Social Club. In the aftermath, not only has G’s massive cache of doe gone missing, but Juicy has skipped town with Gino…G’s very own son!And now Ace ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Becoming Free Indeed

    My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear

    by Jinger Vuolo ...
    New York Times BestsellerJinger Vuolo, the sixth child in the famous Duggar family of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On, recounts how she began to question the unhealthy ideology of her youth and learned to embrace true freedom in Christ.When Jinger Duggar Vuolo was growing up, she was convinced that obeying the rules was the key to success and God's favor. She zealously promoted the Basi ... Read more

    $14.99 USD