introduction by Bruce Campbell
Most books about film production assume that you have an idea and a script to shoot. Most screenwriting books are geared to how to write a script that you can sell to Hollywood (as though the authors of these books had the slightest clue) and do not take into consideration that you might be shooting the script yourself, possibly with your own money.
This book is about how to write a script properly that you can rationally shoot, how to shoot it, how to finish it, how to sell it, and also how to get it shown.
“There are plenty of folks putting out filmmaking ‘theory’ books, but Josh got his know-how from over twenty-five years of being in the filmmaking trenches. I’ve worked with him during every phase of production—from generating the kernel of an idea, to putting on final touches in post-production—and he’s as committed a filmmaker as you’ll find … As a filmmaker, he favors a well-planned, fiscally responsible approach to telling stories. As a person, he’s encyclopedic, bright and brutally honest. What’s not to love?”
Actor, Director, Best-Selling Author