A Friend in the Business: Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break into Television Writing

A Friend in the Business: Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break into Television Writing

by Robert Masello, Robert Marsello
     
 
Professional TV writer tells all: Insider secrets for getting in the door and coming out a success!
Everyone who wants to write for television could use a friend in the business. Robert Masello can be that friend. He's an award--winning journalist, author, and successful TV writer. Now he's sharing the insider secrets he learned the hard way...

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Overview

Professional TV writer tells all: Insider secrets for getting in the door and coming out a success!
Everyone who wants to write for television could use a friend in the business. Robert Masello can be that friend. He's an award--winning journalist, author, and successful TV writer. Now he's sharing the insider secrets he learned the hard way...

Finding someone to read your spec script
Protecting your ideas
Bagging a good agent
Landing a staff job--and keeping it
Keeping full credit for your work--in the office and on the screen
Choosing the right collaborator
Collecting residuals and script fees
Joining the Writers Guild of America
and more.
Funny, smart, empathetic, anecdotal, and most of all, helpful. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to write for the small screen.

Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist and author of twelve previous books, including Fallen Angels and Raising Hell. In addition to various talk shows and network specials, he has written for such television series as "Early Edition," "Sliders," and "Poltergeist: The Legacy," where he served as staff writer and story editor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399526022
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.78(d)

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