List of screenwriting gurus

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A screenwriting guru is a screenwriter, screenwriting teacher or book author who has written about the craft of screenwriting. The term "guru" is attached to their name because of their extensive knowledge of the form and structure of different kinds of screenplays, as well as to their purported ability to teach this knowledge to novice "would-be" writers. As such, the term "guru" is a controversial one.

Among the most well known "gurus" are:

An academic overview and comparative summary of the work of most of the above Screenwriting gurus was published free, online by Joe Velikovsky in 2003.