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Beat Sheets and Act Structure for Television Drama

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! As the tales of Don Draper, Walter White and Dexter Morgan come to an end and screenwriters everywhere struggle to create the next great TV protagonist, I have only one question. Where are all of the “beat sheets” and structure “paradigms”...

Development Hell: Taken Right from ‘The Wire’

“We were more interested in the idea of systemic problems, not the idea that if you get rid of one bad cop, or if somebody has their appropriate emotional catharsis, all will be well.” –David Simon, creator of HBO’s The Wire, from The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall === Brian...

Monday Morning Editor’s Picks: Tools for TV Writing

While I am predominantly focused on writing feature films, I have indeed had experience in TV writing on a show that was in development in the UK… that never got picked up. But during that process, I got to work with incredible people all over the world and wrote an episode of the...