There's no better way to make sure you DON'T endear yourself to agents, producers, or writers than by spitting on what they do.
Your job is to determine your show's over-arching architecture and be able to articulate it, both in a verbal pitch and in the design of your pilot. The good news is, there is no shortage of good model structures on the air as we speak.
While it's exciting to watch TV's new shows and schedules being unveiled during Upfronts Week, this week is actually—for the networks, the kingpins of the TV world—just the beginning of an even more critical period.
Every show—in fact, every piece of art—should be a reflection of audiences' lives... and every story throughout history can be boiled down to a single sentence.
A film consultant is not the most qualified person to guide you through developing a TV series. They may be able to give you pointers on scenes and dialogue, but the truth is... TV and film are two totally different crafts.
On Saturday, February 5, the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing were announced. Script Magazine would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for their great work last year. Kudos to a great year in entertainment!...
You don't have to travel the world to have a smorgasbord of life experiences. You can have an infinitely rich life—full of fascinating characters, conversations, interactions, adventures, relationships—without ever leaving your hometown.
For anyone interested in writing for TV or film, the Screenwriting Expo is a tremendous opportunity!
I just finished reading a spec script that began with a flashback. Literally -- the first words in the script were: FADE IN: FLASHBACK