Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Jim Mercurio signs book deal for "The Craft of Scene Writing"
I just signed deal with Quill Driver (parent company is Linden Publishing) for The Craft of Scene Writing: 14 Steps to a Better Screenplay. I believe this is the first book on scene writing craft for screenwriters and will be a much-needed complement to all the books that focus on structure paradigms. I will be offering a related service -- one that focuses on only scenes -- as part of my immersion into the book next month. Special thanks to my agent Jessica Faust and to Erik Bauer who dragged me into this niche back in the day and who has helped me stay sane by making two of my last four movies with me.