Wow!...I can finally show a book to my mother and say, "This is what I do for a living."
Screenwriter, Big Eyes, 1408, Man on The Moon and Golden Globe winning screenwriter of Ed Wood and The People vs Larry Flynt
Cinematic Storytelling shows you how a story idea is realized in script form and then transformed again when it moves from script to screen. Van Sijll has written an essential guide for aspiring writers and directors.
Screenwriter, Raging Bull, Mean Streets, New York, New York. Senior Lecturer of Screenwriting at USC
What People are Saying...
A smart, analytic guide. Van Sijll truly understands what makes great movies work. A first rate road map.
Executive Producer, The Name of the Rose, Hope and Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, The Legend of Bagger Vance.
September 11, 2015: Cinematic Storytelling® Class at the Story Expo, Los Angeles
After taking Jennifer's class I rewrote the first thirty pages of my screenplay like a madman, without lifting pen from paper. Her book had a profound effect on me as a filmmaker and as a screenwriting teacher.
Author, Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters and award winning writer-director.