Writing the TV Drama Series: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV

Writing the TV Drama Series: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV

by Pamela Douglas

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Overview

Some of todays top television writers and producers share their insight and explain the unique craft of writing a drama series for television and how the industry really works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615930241
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 257
Sales rank: 1,137,930
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Pamela Douglas is an award-winning writer with numerous credits in television drama. In addition to previous editions of this book, she is also the author of The Future of Television: Your Guide to Creating TV in the New World (MWP 2015). She consults internationally to professional TV writers and producers, and has lectured in Africa, Europe and throughout the United States. Douglas was awarded the Humanitas Prize for Between Mother and Daughter (CBS), an original drama that also won nomination for a Writers Guild Award. Multiple Emmy nominations and awards, and awards from American Women in Radio and Television went to her other dramas. She was a creator of the series Ghostwriter, and wrote for many shows including Star Trek: The Next Generation, named one of the top 100 shows by the Writers Guild of America She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, West.

Table of Contents

ABLE OF CONTENTS (Fourth Edition)
PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION
INTRODUCTION:
WHAT IS TELEVISION NOW?
FROM JOHN WELLS
CHAPTER ONE: WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT TV DRAMA SERIES?
CHAPTER TWO: HOW SHOWS GET ON TV AND THE TV SEASON
CHAPTER THREE: HOW A CLASSIC SCRIPT IS CRAFTED
CHAPTER FOUR: WRITING YOUR OWN EPISODE
CHAPTER FIVE: IT’S WHO YOU KNOW: WORKING ON STAFF
CHAPTER SIX: HOW TO BREAK IN
CHAPTER SEVEN: PROFILES IN PROGRESS
CHAPTER EIGHT: INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION
CHAPTER NINE: THE FUTURE IS NOW
Conclusion

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