Vault Guide to Television Writing Careers
Television has been called everything from "the global village" to "the idiot box;" its presence and influence in our lives assessed as simultaneously overpowering and underutilized, and its original, scripted programming, no matter how good, rarely seems to get the respect it deserves. But television's power as a universal storytelling medium remains unparalleled. Today, more people are trying to be television writers now than ever before. With a methodical approach, some discipline, and a healthy dose of luck, you can realize your goal of becoming a professional television writer.
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Page 88 - ... higher up on the food chain? If you don't know an industry insider who can give you the basic scoop, try to get as many of these answers as possible when you actually do meet with the agent for the first time. Remember that this could be one of the most important decisions you ever make in your career, and your excitement at being in the room, surrounded by people in expensive suits, should in no way mitigate your need to know as much as possible about the person with whom you are about to do...
Page 32 - ... that makes the viewer want to come back after the commercial to see how the episode will end (as opposed to changing the channel and thus costing the network ratings). This is unofficially known throughout the industry as a "Hey Mae" — as in, "Hey Mae, you gotta get in here and see what's going on with this show!