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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.
|1||So you want to be a TV writer ...||3|
|2||Choosing the right show and doing research||10|
|3||It all starts with story||14|
|4||Starting the writing process||21|
|5||Choosing the right show||35|
|6||Components of a drama script||40|
|7||My script is finished - now what?||51|
|8||Comedy outline and script : the George Lopez show||57|
|9||Drama outline and script : Without a trace||107|
|10||Advice from industry insiders||201|
Posted November 9, 2013
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!
Valerie Bernard of V Bernard and Associates Casting