Although this page will mostly include reviews of cameras and attachable equipment, this book has to be reviewed. The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters by Karl Iglesias is a must have for the screenwriting students. Karl Iglesias states 101 habits that a screenwriter should have and what I love about this book is that he has gathered many famous screenwriters such as: Steven de Souza (Die Hard), Leslie Dixon (Pay it Forward), Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Identity), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Terry Rosio (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) to talk about their personal experiences which gives the reader a realistic and believable insight about what is coming ahead.
Here is a sample of some lessons from the book:
Ron Bass (Rain Man): There’s only one reason to become a screenwriter, or a writer of anything, and that is you can’t avoid it. It’s what you love to do. It’s who you are. I write because there’s no way I couldn’t write.
Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu) : The funny thing about Hollywood is that they want you to be original just like someone other hit movie. I can't tell you how many times I've been told, "We want something original and edgy, Tim Burton-esque." And I'd think, "Gee, Tim Burton has already done Tim Burton-esque." But this is what you will deal with once you break in.
I think this book has a very unique premise unlike many other screenwriting books. I read this book twice in 1 book and I would recommend this to anyone trying to break into the industry.