Learn to craft smart, original scripts and teleplays for a variety of
television formats, including comedy, animation, drama, movies of the
week, pilots, reality television, TV news magazine, and children's
programming. Using the tools the author provides: checklists, sample
outlines and treatments for each format, sample script pages, war
stories from writers and executives, and a sample query letter to
introduce finished script pages to agents, you'll avoid common pitfalls
and come across as an industry veteran. Benefit from the experience of
pros: 45 luminaries contribute their experience and wisdom, including
Jay Leno, Mike Wallace, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, writers for "Grey's
Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," and more!
years of industry experience as a television writer and producer,
Martie Cook teaches you not only how to hone your craft but also how to
break into the industry. Guiding you through the often confusing
television hierarchy, Write to TV offers practical advice on important
issues such as how to get an agent, how to write a query letter, how to
network, even how to "do lunch". By learning how to craft smart scripts
for a variety of television formats and how to get your foot in the
door and keep it there, this invaluable book will help you get that big
idea out of your head, onto the page, and then to the top of the heap.
Learn how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and break into the business through:
* Examples: In addition to examples of common pitfalls, book includes sample outlines for various formats.
Industry wisdom: Benefit from the advice of an experienced writer. But
you don't have to take her word for it--the book is filled with advice,
stories, and examples from people currently working in the TV industry.
Practical advice: Business section offers practical advice on important
issues like getting an agent, how to write a query letter, and how to
network your way into a job.