Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
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Description: Learn to craft smart, original scripts and teleplays for a variety of television formats, including comedy, animation, drama, movies of the week, pilots, reality television, TV news magazine, and children's programming. Industry-veteran Martie Cook provides you with checklists, sample outlines and treatments for each format, sample script pages, war stories from writers and executives, a sample query letter to introduce finished script pages to agents, and countless other invaluable tools that will help you avoid common pitfalls. Jay Leno, Mike Walace, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis and dozens of other luminaries contribute their wisdom as well, lifting the veil on the realities of working in the industry. Guiding you through the often confusing television hierarchy, Write to TV 2e offers practical advice on important issues such as how to get an agent, how to write a query letter, how to network, even how to "do lunch". By learning how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and how to get your foot in the door and keep it there, this invaluable book will help you get that big idea out of your head, onto the page, and then to the top of the heap. New to this edition:* A brand new chapter on webisodes* A widely expanded section on developing a pilot* New interviews and new shows examples* Expanded coverage of character development, writing dialogue, and resouuces for writers, such as competitions, associations, festivals, etc