CLASSES ON AUDIO CDs

Unable to get to the Raindance Film Festival in London or my Script Secrets Seminar this year? Or did you take the class and want to take it again at your leisure? These audio CDs were recorded in a professional recording booth - you'll feel like you are right there!

Now available as MP3 downloads! No postage! Just click the button!


** NEW CLASSES! **


Ideas CD

STRUCTURAL FREAKS! - 80 minute CD packed with information! Ready for the freak show? William Goldman says "Structure is everything". Do you understand structure? Is your script running out of steam halfway through? Exploring different methods of structuring your screenplay - alternatives to the three act structure like the Navajo Story Circle, Tag Teams, Strange Chronologies, and more. Using examples like INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, RUN, LOLA, RUN and PULP FICTION and THE HANGOVER and MARTYRS and TIMECRIMES and CRASH and SLACKERS and other odd storytelling methods. The Structural Freaks Class sells for $15 (plus $5 S&H)

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Horror CD


Idies CD

THEME & VOICE - Theme is the center of your story - the reason for telling your story. How to find theme with your character and use theme to explore your character. Why theme is the most important element in any screenplay. Theme and nexus. Theme and dialogue. Theme and scenes. Your personal themes and finding your unique voice as a screenwriter. This 80 minute CD is packed with information - THEME & VOICE sells for $15 (plus $5 S&H)

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Horror CD


Horror CD

NOIR & MYSTERY - 80 minute CD packed with information on writing Film Noir and Mystery scripts. Using examples from CHINATOWN to OUT OF THE PAST to DOUBLE INDEMNITY you'll learn how to create stories in this dark, twisted genre. How to plant clues, red herrings, suspects, victims, spider women, fallen heroes, the funhouse mirror world of noir supporting characters... and the origins of Film Noir in literature Noir dialogue and how noir endings are different than any other genre. All of the critical elements necessary to write in this critically popular genre. The Noir & Mystery Class is only $15 (plus $5 S&H). First 20 on Limited Black Disk!

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NOTE:
1) Classes will *not* be sent instantly to you. Within 48 hours after purchse you will recieve an email from WETRANSFER with the link to a download site. This is for security reasons.
2) These prices are only good for buttons on *this page*. Clicking on buttons for the same product on another page will cost you more!
3) The download email may come at the tail end of that 48 hours so that I can process multiple orders at the same time. Sorry!



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** CLASSIC CLASSES **
On Sale For $10 Each!


Ideas CD

IDEAS AND CREATIVITY - 80 minute CD packed with information. Tools to find ideas that are both personal *and* commercial. How to turn your personal story into a blockbuster - or find your personal story in a high concept idea. Brainstorming and being creative. Ideas and Creativity, regular price is $14.95, on sale for only $10.00 (plus $5 S&H)

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Horror CD


Idies CD

WRITING INDIES - Writing an Indie film? This class covers everything you need to know - from Central Locations to Confined Cameos. Using examples from SWINGERS, THE COOLER, STATION AGENT and others, this 80 minute CD is packed with information. How Indie films challenge the audience (while mainstream films reassure the audience). Structures, using BOYS DON'T CRY, RUN LOLA RUN, HILARY & JACKIE, and others as example. Writing for a budget, writing for non-actors, getting the most production value out of your budget. Writing Indies - regularly sells for $14.95, on sale for $10.00 (plus $5 S&H)

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Horror CD


Horror CD

WRITING HORROR - 80 minute CD packed with information on writing horror scripts. From creating dread, loss of free will, fear of the unknown, classic horror (like THE OTHERS) vs. Stalk & Slash and Modern Horror. How to create a monster. What do ROSEMARY'S BABY, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE EXORCIST, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE OTHERS and OPEN WATER have in common? This class will tell you! All of the critical elements necessary to write a script that scares the pants off the audience. Much more! Was $14.95, now Writing Horror is $10.00 (plus $5 S&H)

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Horror CD


Guerrilla CD

GUERRILLA MARKETING YOUR SCRIPT: NO AGENT? NO PROBLEM! Is a full length CD of my popular class on selling your script without an agent. Dozens of methods (at least thirty) to get your script to market on your own. These are all of the things that *I* have done to sell my scripts - so I know they work. The book store / Amazon price for this CD is $24.95, website price is $14.95, but now on sale for $10.00 (plus $5 S&H).

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Guerrilla CD


Thriller CD

WRITING THRILLERS - A 2 CD class. The first CD covers the essentials of a thriller screenplay, using examples from MINORITY REPORT, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, BOURNE IDENTITY, BREAKDOWN, THE LADY VANISHES, THE GAME and THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR as primary examples - what do all of those films have in common? This CD will tell you! Part Two covers the 20 iconic scenes in Thriller films, and explains how suspense works using MINORITY REPORT as an example and how plot twists work using BOURNE SUPREMACY and other films. Writing Thrillers: Two CD Set is regularly $24.95, now on sale for $20.00 (plus $5 S&H)

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Thriller CD

Postage = US $5, (Canada = $7, Foreign = $10, MP3 = $0)

MP3s: You will be sent a link to the download site within 48 hours after ordering.


** CLASS SETS **


Naked Class

The NAKED SCREENWRITING CLASS! The 2001 London Class on 8 CDs! Recorded *live* the morning after the Raindance Film Festival wrapped. The big 2 Day Class on 8 CDs, plus a workbook, plus a bonus CD. All for one reasonable price: $99.95 (plus P&H)

THE TENTH DISK! - The Next 10 People To Order Will Get A SECOND Bonus Disk - The Classic Movie HIS GIRL FRIDAY on DVD! A Lesson In Dialogue And Banter. Cary Grant & Roz Russell Star In This Romantic Comedy... or the Hitchcock classic THE 39 STEPS! A lesson in suspense. Yours FREE!

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Naked Class


Note: MP3 version obviously doesn't come with a paper workbook, and also does not come with the bonus film... But *does* come with a bonus disk which contains some screenwriting articles which were in the workbook plus some other bonus materials. So it's only $90.00.


** MULTIPLE CLASSIC CLASSES **

Save a couple of bucks on postage when ordering more than 2 classes.


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THREE CLASSIC CLASS CDs

(the Thriller Class counts as 2 CDs).
(Freaks, Theme, Noir are ***NOT*** Classic Classes)

Make sure to list the classes in the note section of the order form!

SAVE $5 P&H!

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Naked Class
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FOUR CLASSIC CLASS CDs

(the Thriller Class counts as 2 CDs).
(Freaks, Theme, Noir are ***NOT*** Classic Classes)

Make sure to list the classes in the note section of the order form!

SAVE $10 P&H!

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*ALL* CLASSIC CLASS CDs

Why break up a set? Get all of the Classic Classes on CD for one low price - and save on postage, too!

SAVE $15 P&H!


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Postal orders (check or money order) to:

William C. Martell
11012 Ventura Blvd. PMB 103
Studio City, CA 91604-3546


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Movie Magic 6

MOVIE MAGIC SCREENWRITER software

This is the program that I use. Very simple - I still haven't read the instruction book. When I first bought the program, I had sold a script and got an assignment - and decided to go from my macro to an actual screenwriting program. I went into The Writer's Store and asked for the easiest to use program they had, and that was MM. I started writing that assignment without ever reading the instruction book! One key stroke does *everything*. Automatically formats your script, putting character names, scene headings, and action in the appropriate places. It also has a character name list, so you only have to hit the first letter of any character's name and it automatically fills it in. The other great thing (at least for me) is that Movie Magic also makes the most used programs for budgeting and scheduling films - and all a producer has to do is import your script to the budgeting program! Makes it easier if your script is actually being produced. If you're looking for a screenwriting program, this is the one I recommend. Buy It!

copyright 2009 by William C. Martell

CLASSES ON CD

Class CDs CLASSES ON CD!
Take a class on CD! GUERRILLA MARKETING - NO AGENT? NO PROBLEM! and WRITING THRILLERS (2 CDs). Full length classes on CD. Now Available: IDEAS & CREATIVITY, WRITING HORROR, WRITING INDIE FILMS, more!
Take classes on CD!

MESSAGE BOARDS

A great way to avoid writing!
MESSAGE BOARDS
Ask questions, discuss screenplays and films, or play one of our cool new interactive games. It's fun! Producers can post Scripts Wanted ads free! Ask a screenwriting question!

BILL'S CORNER
Class CDs

My nineteen produced films, interviews with me in magazines, several sample scripts, my available scripts list... And MORE!
...............................BILL'S CORNER


Available Scripts

BOOKLETS & PRODUCTS

bluebook FIRST STRIKE BLUE BOOKS
Each Blue Book is 48 pages and focuses on a different aspect of screenwriting. Dialogue. Visual Storytelling. Your First Ten Pages. Act 2 Booster. Protagonists. Great Endings.
Seventeen Blue Books now available!

THE SECRETS OF ACTION SCREENWRITING OUT OF PRINT!

SCRIPT SECRET SEMINARS

Like the website? Take the class!
SCRIPT SECRETS SEMINAR
New class: CHARACTER FIRST!

Bill's Big 2 day London class comes to:
* Hong Kong! - October 24 & 25, 2009!
Hundreds of techniques to improve your writing, focusing on theme, character, creativity, ideas, pacing... more!

MY OTHER SITES

B MOVIE WORLD
Cult Films, Exploitation, Bikers & Women In Prison, Monster Movies. NEW INTERVIEW!

FIRST STRIKE PRODUCTIONS
Producing my own scripts, investment possibilities, pipe dreams.

SCRIPT LIBRARY

Thriller and Action Script Headquarters!
THE SCRIPT LIBRARY
Ever wonder what the scene looks like on the page? Read the script and find out!

TRAILER PARK
The latest coming attractions from films new and old!

BOOKSTORE

Every screenwriting book in the world!
SCREENWRITER'S BOOKSTORE
In Association With Amazon.com
From the latest screenwriting book to guides for finding agents and producers... all with at the Amazon.com discount!

SCRIPT SECRETS STORE

Script Secret Store SCRIPT SECRETS STORE From Typing Monkey coffee cups to messenger bags to T shirts - everything a screenwriter needs to look sharp while working on that Oscar nomination! Get your Script Secrets Coffee Cup today!

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Where can I catch Bill Martell in person?
LECTURES & EVENTS
For some reason film festivals keep inviting me to lecture on screenwriting. Dates and locations of where I'll be, plus a calendar of film festivals and writers conferences.
SCRIPT SECRETS SEMINARS - Like the website? Take the two day class!

SCREENWRITING LINKS

One stop shopping for screenwriting resources!
SCREENWRITING LINKS
From the WGA to Copyright to other great sites like WordPlay - If it's on the web, we'll take you there! Plus research links! Need a Space Shuttle schematic?

NAKED SCREENWRITING CDs

Naked Class NEW! The NAKED SCREENWRITING CLASS ON CD! The 2001 London Class on 8 CDs! Recorded *live* the morning after the Raindance Film Festival wrapped. The two day class on 8CDs, plus a workbook, plus a bonus CD with 300 screenplay PDFs.
The 2 Day Class on CD!