Starting Your Television Writing Career: The Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop Guide(Television Series)

Starting Your Television Writing Career: The Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop Guide(Television Series)

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by Deborah Pearlman, Abby Finer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815608314

ISBN-13: 9780815608318

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Deborah Pearlman and Abby Finer of the Warner Bros.Television Writers Workshop reveal in this essential guide insider tips and tricks aimed at paving the way to better scripts by new writers.

The book focuses on all aspects of writing for television, from the definition and importance of sample material to what it takes to be a successful TV writer. The authors

Overview

Deborah Pearlman and Abby Finer of the Warner Bros.Television Writers Workshop reveal in this essential guide insider tips and tricks aimed at paving the way to better scripts by new writers.

The book focuses on all aspects of writing for television, from the definition and importance of sample material to what it takes to be a successful TV writer. The authors offer invaluable insider information on the keys to writing a good script and how to choose the right show for sample material. In particular, they provide instruction on troubleshooting scripts with a do and don't list. For the novice scriptwriter, they include advice on how to research, brainstorm ideas, and write a beat sheet and outline through to a polished draft. Filled with practical advice and up-to-date industry information, each chapter provides strategies and insights that will jumpstart a fledgling writing career toward success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815608318
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
The Television Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,107,575
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Television Writing Today
1So You Want to Be a TV Writer3
2Choosing the Right Show and Doing Research10
3It All Starts with Story14
The Situation Comedy
4Starting the Writing Process21
The One-Hour Drama
5Choosing the Right Show35
6Components of a Drama Script40
Polishing Your Script
7My Script Is Finished - Now What?51
Sample Outlines and Scripts
8Comedy Outline and Script: The George Lopez Show57
9Drama Outline and Script: Without a Trace107
Voices of Experience
10Advice from Industry Insiders201
List of Television Terms231
Bibliography237
Resources239

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Starting Your Television Writing Career: The Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop Guide(Television Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in becoming part of the TV industry on any level be willing to pay your dues and learn the business. This is a really great learning tool and I would highly recommend this book. It is a gem! Best, Valerie Bernard of V Bernard and Associates Casting