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Write to TV

Out of Your Head and onto the Screen

«<p>"Martie Cook’s <em>Write to TV </em>(3<sup>rd</sup> Edition) is a must read for anyone interested in exploring the world of writing for Television. From the basics of concept and scene work to best industry practices, this energized gem covers it all. Ms Cook also quotes an extraordinary range of celebrated talent from Bob Weide to David McGee to Kristin Hahn in a journey through the world of the television writer. I cannot recommend it more highly." <br /><br /><strong>Linda Reisman,</strong> Producer, <i>Leave No Trace; The Danish Girl, </i>Distinguished Producer-in-Residence, Emerson College <br /><br />"Martie has done an amazing job at explaining real-world script writing information. Beginner writers get it right away. The book is direct, honest, and authentic.”<br /><strong>Bill Lancaster</strong>, Communication’s Professor Northeastern University and Television Producer</p> <p>"Martie Cook’s »

In Write to TV (third edition) industry veteran Martie Cook offers practical advice on writing innovative television scripts that will allow you to finally get that big idea out of your head and onto the screen. Les mer
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In Write to TV (third edition) industry veteran Martie Cook offers practical advice on writing innovative television scripts that will allow you to finally get that big idea out of your head and onto the screen. With this book you'll learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, web series, and subscription video on demand.





This new edition has been updated with expanded coverage on writing for global audiences, content creation for streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, as well as writing the web series, podcasts and utilizing free platforms such as YouTube. It also features new chapters on writing for niche markets; breaking into the writers' room; creating binge-worthy series and how to accompany pilot scripts with a series pitch document. Plus, expanded information on creating complex and compelling characters including writing anti-heroes and strong female protagonists and much, much more.





Including information directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they're looking for in new writers and how to avoid common pitfalls, advice from successful creators and showrunners on creating original content that sells, and tips from new writers on how to get into a writers room and stay there. This book contains information from more than 20 new interviews, access to sample outlines, script pages, checklists, and countless other invaluable resources, and is the ideal book for anyone who wants to break into the TV writing industry.
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Forlag: Routledge
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 340
ISBN: 9780367338114
Utgave: 3. utg.
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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PREFACE


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


INTRODUCTION


PART I How Hollywood Works


Chapter 1 FROM DINOSUAR TO DIGITAL: AN OVERVIEW OF THE TV INDUSTRY





Chapter 2 THE LAY OF THE LAND








Chapter 3 THE SPECTACULAR SPEC








Chapter 4 GETTING YOUR SCRIPTS READ








PART II Comedy


Chapter 5 WRITING FOR LAUGHS








Chapter 6 DEVELOPING YOUR COMEDIC STORY








Chapter 7 COMEDIC STRUCTURE








Chapter 8 OUTLINING YOUR COMEDIC STORY








Chapter 9 SCRIPTING YOUR COMEDY








Chapter 10 OTHER KINDS OF TV COMEDY








PART III Drama


Chapter 11 PLOT-DRIVEN DRAMAS








Chapter 12 CHARACTER-DRIVEN DRAMA








Chapter 13 FORMATTING FOR DRAMA





Chapter 14 DRAMADIES


PART IV Creating Original Series


Chapter 15 THE MECHANICS OF A TELEVISION PILOT








Chapter 16 BUILDING YOUR SERIES FROM THE GROUND UP








Chapter 17 SELLING AN ORIGINAL IDEA





PART V Characters


Chapter 18 CREATING COMPLEX AND COMPELLING CHARACTERS





PART VI Dialogue


Chapter 19 WRITING DIALOGUE THAT DANCES ON THE PAGE





PART VII Rewriting, a Necessary Evil





Chapter 20 REWRITE THE HECK OUT OF IT








PART VIII Pitch Perfect: How to Pitch Stories and Series


Chapter 21 ESSENSIALS OF A PROFESSIONAL PITCH








Chapter 22 PITCHING IDEAS FOR EXISITING SERIES








Chapter 23 PITCHING PILOTS





PART IX Niche Can Be Nice





Chapter 24 WRITING FOR FRAGMENTED AUDIENCES








PART X Thinking Out of the Box





Chapter 25 WEB SERIES AND PODCASTS





PART XI The Business Side of Television





Chapter 26 THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA





Chapter 27 AGENTS, MANAGERS, AND ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEYS








Chapter 28 WRITING TEAMS





PART XII How to Get Your Foot in the Door


Chapter 29 HOW TO GET WORK AS A TELEVISION WRITER








Chapter 30 GETTING THE INTERVIEW








Chapter 31 CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'VE GOT THE JOB ... NOW WHAT?








Chapter 32 THE POWER OF NETWORKING








Should You Bring Your Spec Scripts?


Chapter 33 OTHER THINGS THAT CAN HELP YOU SUCCEED





Chapter 34 Welcome to the Room!


Chapter 35 Some Final Thoughts


INDEX
Martie Cook has over three decades of experience as a respected writer and producer of television and film. She has worked for all four major networks and PBS as well as for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios. A member of the Writers Guild of America West, Cook has written for hit television shows such as the top-ten Nielsen rated Full House, and the cult classic, Charles in Charge. She has served as a writer/producer for Entertainment Tonight, America's Most Wanted, and the PBS Emmy Award-winning children's show Zoom. Cook currently teaches Television Writing at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where she also serves as the director of the BFA in Comedic Arts and the Founding Director of the Center for Comedic Arts.