Studios

Meet the Reader: Original Thinking

Every so often, Ray Morton will do an edition of this column pointing out certain screenplay elements that he feels have been overused to the point of becoming exhausted, clichéd, or just plain ridiculous. The point of these columns is to encourage writers to avoid using these worn-out elements in their...

What Makes a Good TV Series Premise?

In Emmy winner Erik Bork’s work pitching series ideas and writing pilots (and on good days, selling them to networks such as NBC and Fox), he’s learned a few things about what they're looking for, and what makes an idea sellable - as well as what a successful pilot script tends...