Inside the Room Writing Television with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

ISBN-10: 1592408117

ISBN-13: 9781592408115

Edition: 2014

Authors: Linda Venis

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Accomplished writers from the renowned UCLA Extension Writers’ Program provide an invaluable how-to book for aspiring television screenwritersWhat does it really take to go from being a fan to professional television writer? For the first time outside the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program classrooms, TV writers whose many produced credits include The Simpsons, House, M.D., Friends, Dexter, Entourage, Parks and Recreation, Everyone Loves Raymond, and Pretty Little Liars take aspiring writers through the process of writing their first spec script for an on-air series (a “must” first step for all TV writers), creating one-hour drama and sitcom pilots that break out from the pack, and revising their scripts to meet pro standards. They also learn how to launch and sustain a writing career and get a rare, intimate look inside the year-long process of creating, selling, and getting a TV show made. Edited by Linda Venis, Director of the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Inside the Room is an unmatched resource to everything readers need to know to write their way into the Writers Guild of America.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Writing Your One-Hour Television Drama Specs and Pilots
Writing the On-Air One-Hour Drama Spec: The Story and Outline
Writing the On-Air One-Hour Drama Spec: The Script
Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot
Revising One-Hour Drama Specs and Pilots
Writing Your Half-Hour Television Comedy Specs and Pilots
Writing the On-Air Half-Hour Comedy Spec: The Story and Outline
Writing the On-Air Half-Hour Comedy Spec: The Script
Writing the Half-Hour Comedy Pilot
Sitcom Master Class: Creating Comedy Through Character
Being a Professional in the Television Business
Launching and Sustaining a Television Writing Career
The TV Year
About the Editor and Contributors
Index
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