Writing for Television and Radio / Edition 6

Writing for Television and Radio / Edition 6

by Robert L. Hilliard
     
 

Robert L. Hilliard's Writing for Television and Radio is a must for anyone planning to write professionally for television, cable, and radio - and a helpful reference for those already in the field. You'll learn the principles, forms, and latest techniques for writing commercials; news and sports; features and documentaries; talk shows; music, variety, and comedy… See more details below

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Robert L. Hilliard's Writing for Television and Radio is a must for anyone planning to write professionally for television, cable, and radio - and a helpful reference for those already in the field. You'll learn the principles, forms, and latest techniques for writing commercials; news and sports; features and documentaries; talk shows; music, variety, and comedy programs; educational, corporate, and children's programs; and dramas. Hilliard also offers an overview of the mass media and describes the differences among various television, film, and radio formats. He discusses the increasing role of the computer in scriptwriting, ethical considerations and legal responsibilities, and copyright procedures. Many examples of actual scripts and storyboards illustrate sound writing techniques. By practicing the essentials presented here, you'll build a solid foundation for writing virtually any audio or video script.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534507503
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Series:
Radio/TV/Film Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1The Mass Media1
2Basic Elements of Production13
3Format and Style37
4Commercials and Announcements57
5News and Sports111
6Features and Documentaries177
7Interviews and Talk Programs237
8Music, Variety, and Comedy275
9Corporate, Educational, and Children's Programs300
10The Play383
11Professional Opportunities449
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations471
Selected Readings479
Index483

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