ANDREW HORTON is an award winning screenwriter and author of fifteen books on film, screenwriting and culture. He is the Jeanne H Smith Professor of Film and Video Studies at the University of Oklahoma and the author of WRITING THE CHARACTER CENTERED SCREENPLAY (U. of California Press, l994), THE FILMS OF THEO ANGELOPOULOS (Princeton U Press, 2nd edition, 1999), and LAUGHING OUT LOUD: WRITING THE COMEDY CENTERED SCREENPLAY (U. of California Press, 2000). His films include Brad Pitt’s first feature film, THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN and the award winning Yugoslav film SOMETHING IN BETWEEN directed by Srdjan Karanovic. He has given screenwriting workshops around the world including Norway, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Switzerland and throughout the United States.

The Library Journal wrote about his CHARACTER CENTERED SCREENPLAY,“Horton walks away with an Oscar in the valuable books for the prospective scripter category with his latest rendering.”

Site Highlights

Read Andy's writings including: The Sopranos, Going for Both Laughter and Tears, Five Ways to Write Locally and Reach the World, and Udderly Ridiculous: Harry Sinclair's THE PRICE OF MILK and New Directions in New Zealand Film Comedy.

Take a look at and order some of Andy's books including his most recent translation of Antones Samarakes' work: The Passport And Other Selected Short Stories from Amazon.com.


Check out some of Andy's links including his picks for film schools, script sites and film journal and magazines.

Point of Interest


Andy does do professional readings and consulting on screenplays including not only "pages of notes" but on-going help in placing scripts with producers, festivals, etc. Simply contact Andy for details. If interested: ah.horton@gmail.com.

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Andy's Newest Book!

Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy
Check out Andy's interview on the book here!

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