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The Film Director's Bag of Tricks: Get What You Want From Writers and Actors

At a Glance

  • Invaluable tips for overcoming obstacles, and preparing for them ahead of time
  • Interviews with working directors on the process

Here, for the first time, author Mark Travis finally reveals the secret techniques, inner workings, and most powerful short cuts to directing actors and writers in theatre, television, and film. This is the one book you need to be a great director.

“Stop publication of this book! These tips are supposed to be secret!”
— John Badham, director of Saturday Night Fever, War Games

“Mark Travis knows a thing or two about directing. I have seen the magic of his ‘bag of tricks’ up close. He’s amazing.”
— Henry Winkler, actor, director, producer

“…a must-read for the serious director.”
— John Truby, script consultant, teacher

Chapter One: Working with the Writer

Chapter Two: The Casting Process

Chapter Three: The Rehearsal Process

Chapter Four: The Production Process

Chapter Five: Interviews

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Meet the Author: Mark Travis

Mark is one of the best-known and most respected teachers of film directing in the world. Drawing from his impressive background in writing, acting and directing in theatre, film and television, Mark brings new insights and clarity to the complex task of directing a feature film. Mark is the author of the best-seller DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS: the Creative Collaboration Between Writers, Directors and Actors.

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