Brentwood - Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm - Billy Mernit discusses and signs "Writing the Romantic Comedy"
Join us on Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm as we welcome Billy Mernit to the store to discuss and sign Writing the Romantic Comedy: The Art of Crafting Funny Love Stories for the Screen!
Revised, expanded, and updated to celebrate a new generation of romantic comedies, Billy Mernit’s insightful look into the mechanics of writing Hollywood’s most enduring genre features case studies that reveal the screenwriting secrets behind classics new and old. Whether you’re a first-time screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or a professional wanting to explore the latest genre trends, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning and innovative script will take you step by step from “meet cute” all the way to “joyous defeat.”
Billy Mernit is a script consultant, a story analyst at Universal Pictures, and was a Distinguished Instructor at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. He is the author of the novel Imagine Me and You and co-author, with Claudia Nizza, of That’s How Much I Love You. He has also published twenty romance novels under a female nom de plume. During his many years in the entertainment industry, he has written for NBC’s Santa Barbara and composed songs recorded by Carly Simon, Judy Collins, and Morrissey.