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The writer"s guide to writing your screenplay how to write great screenplays for movies and television by Cynthia Whitcomb

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Published by Writer Books in Waukesha, WI .
Written in English


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Other titlesWriting your screenplay
Statementby Cynthia Whitcomb.
LC ClassificationsPN1996 .W365 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. ;
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3585228M
ISBN 100871161915
LC Control Number2002283600

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