Jill Nelmes' original study of the role of the screenwriter in British cinema, from the 1930s to the present, draws on screenplays and other material held in the Special Collections of the BFI National Archive, and features case studies of a diverse range of key writers, including Muriel Box, Robert Bolt, Paul Laverty and the 'Carry On' writers.
About the Author
Jill Nelmes is Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, UK. She is the author of Writing the Screenplay, founder of The Journal of Screenwriting, and editor of An Introduction to Film Studies and Analysing the Screenplay. She studied screenwriting at UCLA, has been a script reader in Hollywood, and has had a number of feature length screenplays in development.