Screenwriting 434 (Lew Hunter)
Lew Hunter is chairman Emeritus and Professor of Screenwriting at the UCLA Department of Film and Television. Over half of the Oscar-winning scripts over the past twenty years have been written by students of Hunter. He is commonly referred to as the best screenwriting teacher in the United States.
Steven Spielberg once called Hunter “the best screenwriting teacher going.”
This book is often forgotten among the others that have come along, but remains one of the finest examples of screenwriting instruction. If you can’t enroll in UCLA screenwriting courses, this is the next best thing. You’ll learn the basics of structure, as well as Hunter’s own theories on cinematic storytelling. If you’ve ever wanted a classic screenwriting textbook used in an acclaimed film school, this is it.