How to Write for Television

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Producer’s POV: StorySelling – The Art of Pitching

Pitching can be creative and (dare I say it?) even fun. And if you get good at it, it can empower and liberate you to do more of what you love to do:  write. Writers are storytellers. But when they have to sell their stories, they often freeze up. That’s an unfortunate and unnecessary...

Michael Hirst, writer/producer of 'Vikings' on the History Channel.

‘Vikings’ Michael Hirst On Writing a TV Series Solo, the Critics and Historical Accuracy

Michael Hirst is one of those rare breed of screenwriters that found their niche early and stuck with it. The British screenwriter, known mostly to American audiences for his critically acclaimed drama, Elizabeth (starring Cate Blanchett), had strictly been a features writer specializing in historical dramas until opportunity knocked when he was approached by Showtime...

Sales Force – Who Sold What to Whom

SPECS Voltage Productions and Solipsist Films have purchased the spec script The Driver from writing-directing team Zach Luna and Spenser Cohen. Cohen, who recently graduated from USC, will direct the film. Solipsist’s Stephen L’Heureux and Nic Chartier will produce the project along with Craig J. Flores of Voltage. The Driver follows a man whose...