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Directing the Sitcom Joel Zwick's Steps for Success

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ISBN-10: 1476665567

ISBN-13: 9781476665566

Edition: 2016

Authors: Joel Zwick, Rosario J. Roveto, Tom Hanks, Tom Hanks

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This guided tour of the American situation comedy is given by one of the most prolific directors of the genre. Brooklyn native Joel Zwick began his career in the late 1960s at La Mama, a New York experimental theater club, before moving to Hollywood to become a successful director during the sitcom's golden age. He describes the 10 steps of sitcom production and outlines the five-day process, from the early table draft to the final shooting in front of a live audience. Behind-the-scenes anecdotes include personal and professional experiences with actors Tom Hanks, Penny Marshall, Robin Williams, Jamie Foxx, the cast of Full House and many more.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/3/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.37" tall
Weight: 0.726

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