Television Writing from the Inside Out: Your Channel to Success

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2003 - Performing Arts - 336 pages
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(Applause Books). Television Writing from the Inside Out is a how-to book with a difference: Larry Brody is a television writer-producer who has helped shape the medium. The book is rooted in experience, and told in the breezy style that is the trademark of Brody and his award-winning website TVWriter.Com, which has helped launch the careers of many new writers. The information given by Brody and the manner in which he gives it has made him a writing guru to thousands of hopefuls. Television Writing from the Inside Out covers: what writing jobs are available; the format, structure and stages of teleplay development; tips on the writing of different genres drama, comedy, action, the television film, soap opera, animation; and sample teleplays by Brody and others, with analyses of why they were written the way they were in terms of creativity, business, production and "insider politics." Television Writing from the Inside Out presents all that Larry Brody has learned about writing, selling and surviving in the television industry. The best-kept secret in show business has been that it is a business, but Brody's readers will know the truth and armed with their new knowledge, they will have a significant edge as they set out to conquer this fascinating field.
 

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Contents

working the room
3
meet the gang
11
starting out
19
writing the television script
29
telling the story
31
taking it by the numbers
41
the logline
47
the leavebehind
57
the teleplaypart 2
189
doing it
221
getting started
223
the pitch meeting
249
fulfilling the assignment
265
working for a living
285
Afterword
307
sample scripts
309

the outlinepart 1
75
the outlinepart 2
123
the teleplaypart 1
155
sample credits
311
INDEX
321
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Larry Brody is the author of Television Writing from the inside Out: Your Channel to Success. He has written over 500 hours of network TV, including episodes for many different series and TV movies. Visit his Web site: www.tvwriter.com.

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