coming in 2019
The Collaborative Director
Published by Routledge Press, a comprehensive film book about directorial aesthetics and collaboration techniques. Available from Amazon.
“Takoudes has written a refreshing and insightful text that dispels the myth that films are made by a single auteur.” —Ron Schildknecht, Filmmaker and Professor, Spalding University, Kentucky
”A must-read for any director who needs to collaborate with others to make their film… in other words, all directors must read this book.” —Ted Wilkes, Lecturer in Screenwriting, Regent’s University, London
released in 2015
When We Wuz Famous
Young Adult novel published by Henry Holt & Co. / Macmillan Publishers. A group of East Harlem teenagers wrestle with their sense of identity when one of their own escapes the city for life in boarding school. Available from Amazon.
“Intense and determinedly realistic, this story will leave a lasting impression on readers.” —Publishers Weekly
American Library Association Pick
Winner of the Muriel Becker Award, The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English
Junior Library Guild Selection