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Television Writing from the Inside Out: Your Channel to Success [NOOK Book]

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(Applause Books). Television Writing from the Inside Out is a how-to book with a difference: Larry Brody is a television writer-producer who has helped shape the medium. The book is rooted in experience, and told in the breezy style that is the trademark of Brody and his award-winning website TVWriter.Com, which has helped launch the careers of many new writers. The information given by Brody and the manner in which he gives it has made him a writing guru to thousands of hopefuls. Television Writing from the Inside Out covers: what writing jobs
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Television Writing from the Inside Out: Your Channel to Success

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Overview

(Applause Books). Television Writing from the Inside Out is a how-to book with a difference: Larry Brody is a television writer-producer who has helped shape the medium. The book is rooted in experience, and told in the breezy style that is the trademark of Brody and his award-winning website TVWriter.Com, which has helped launch the careers of many new writers. The information given by Brody and the manner in which he gives it has made him a writing guru to thousands of hopefuls. Television Writing from the Inside Out covers: what writing jobs are available; the format, structure and stages of teleplay development; tips on the writing of different genres drama, comedy, action, the television film, soap opera, animation; and sample teleplays by Brody and others, with analyses of why they were written the way they were in terms of creativity, business, production and "insider politics." Television Writing from the Inside Out presents all that Larry Brody has learned about writing, selling and surviving in the television industry. The best-kept secret in show business has been that it is a business, but Brody's readers will know the truth and armed with their new knowledge, they will have a significant edge as they set out to conquer this fascinating field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476848297
  • Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 545 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Sect. 1 The Basics 1
1 Working the Room 3
2 Meet the Gang 11
3 Starting Out 19
Sect. 2 Writing the Television Script 29
4 Telling the Story 31
5 Taking it by the Numbers 41
6 The Logline 47
7 The Leavebehind 57
8 The Outline - Part 1 75
9 The Outline - Part 2 123
10 The Teleplay - Part 1 155
11 The Teleplay - Part 2 189
Sect. 3 Doing It 221
12 Getting Started 223
13 The Pitch Meeting 249
14 Fulfilling the Assignment 265
15 Working for a Living 285
Afterword 307
App. A 309
App. B 311
Index 321
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