How to Write for Television

Pitcher

Writers’ Room 101: Pitching in the Room

When I first sat down to start writing about this topic, I was worried because I thought there couldn’t possibly be enough to say about pitching to fill an entire blog post. Next thing I knew, I had written so much that I decided to break it into two separate posts so the information...

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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...

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Notes from the Margins: What Football Has That Your Script Needs

Every week, football games garner the largest audience on TV by far. Playoffs – even more. Superbowl? Well over 100 million viewers every year. If 100 million people were to see any one movie, even at the (low) average of $8.50 for a ticket, that would make the film $850M (that’s fancy screenwriter math)....

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...