I LIKED IT, DIDN’T LOVE IT
(SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT FROM THE INSIDE OUT)

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE

THE NEWLY REVISED AND EXPANDED 3rd EDITION

IS NOW AVAILABLE!!

Including MORE about the new "Golden Age of Television" (traditional, cable and streaming), MORE about Structure including the differentiation between Limited Series, Series, Miniseries and Movies Made for Television, The Wild Wild Web, Digital Internet Television, Showrunners, history of TV Comedy and Drama, the changes in the Studio System, Defining all the Players and how they fit together in feature films and in television, MORE Resources and up-to-date references... and MUCH, MUCH MORE! This edition is nearly double in size of any previous edition.


By Rona Edwards & Monika Skerbelis

"I liked it, didn't love it." It's the most often heard line in Hollywood. And you'll hear it when studio honchos pass on your screenplays or projects. Join Edwards & Skerbelis as they pull the covers back for an up close look inside the Hollywood system with their newly revised critically acclaimed book, “I Liked it, Didn’t Love It (Screenplay Development From the Inside Out).” Now expanded to include more television, including streaming TV and a breakdown of movies, mini-series, limited series and series television. Plus more resources including recommended apps, websites and other invaluable helpful aids whether you're a writer, producer, director or development exec.

"I loved it (didn't just like it).  This book literally explains everything an aspiring screenwriter or filmmaker needs to know, and in a way that's constructive, specific, and consistently interesting to read.  Rona and Monika have a voice that engages you without being patronizing, that informs you without being stodgy, that enlightens you without being over your head. I wish this book had been around when I was starting out - it would have saved me years."
--David Madden, President, 20th Century Fox Television Studios; Producer (Save the Last Dance, Something The Lord Made)

What happens to a screenplay when it's submitted to a studio? Who are the studio players? What's the difference between an agent and a manager? What exactly does a creative development exec do? How does the writer and producer work within the studio development process? There's so much choice, so many platforms, so much creative content. It's an exciting time for content creators! Lots of opportunity and Edwards & Skerbelis want to give you the tools to navigate the new frontiers of story.

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SEE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT “I LIKED IT, DIDN’T LOVE IT”

"I Liked It, Didn't Love It" is a uniquely valuable roadmap to the brutal fantasyland we call Hollywood.” -- Allen B. Ury, Fade In magazine

Fade In Magazine

“I Liked It, Didn’t Love It” is a must-read for anyone who aspires to be, or already is, making the rounds in any film studio, television network or production company.” -- Script Magazine

Script Magazine

“Ultimately, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in participating in the development process whether as a writer, producer or executive.” -- Grant Stoner, Produced By Magazine

Produced By Magazine

“…consider making this the next book you pick up. It may well be the thing that gives you that keen inside edge over the other writers who just pitched before you.” -- Creative Screenwriting Magazine

Creative Screenwriting Magazine

“There is a hidden area of film production that has not been written about in such detail as in "I Liked It, Didn't Love It…" -- Connie Martinson Talks Books

Connie Martinson Talks Books

Inquiries for textbook adoption, foreign language translation, editorial, and rights and permissions inquiries should be addressed to: Rona Edwards or Monika Skerbelis, Edwards Skerbelis Entertainment (ESE), 8549 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1052, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 or send email to: info@esentertainment.net.

ISBN #978-0-692-59668-5; 3rd Edition, May 2016
366 pages

IT IS FINALLY HERE

THE NEWLY REVISED, EXPANDED THIRD EDITION

I LIKED IT, DIDN'T LOVE IT (SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT FROM THE INSIDE OUT)

WITH

UPDATED STUDIO STORY DEPT, STUDIO DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM, PRODUCTION COMPANIES AND PRODUCERS, AGENTS AND MANAGERS

PLUS MORE TELEVISION

INCLUDING TRADITIONAL BROADCAST, CABLE AND STREAMING TV

ACT STRUCTURES AND DEFINITIONS OF THE TYPES OF PROGRAMMING PRODUCED FOR ALL FACETS OF TV - INCLUDING TIPS ON THE WILD WILD WEB

MORE RESOURCES INCLUDING MOBILE APPS, PUBLICATIONS AND HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE FILMMAKERS GUIDE TO FILM FESTIVALS

   
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