This book came out of a course I used to teach at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. It's been a screenwriting text bestseller since Harper/Collins published it in 2000, and for the updated, revised, and expanded 20th Anniversary edition in 2020, I added 100+ pages of new material (including interviews with industry pros).
Judd Apatow has endorsed the new edition online, and glowing "your book changed my life, dude!" reviews can be found on the Amazon link below; to support your local booksellers, please purchase your copy using the indiebound.org link.
"So much fun to read, it could pop a champagne cork."
--Alexa Junge, writer/producer of Friends
Writing the Romantic Comedy at