Writing Television Drama: Get Your Scripts Commissioned Teach Yourself

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 21, 2012 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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Break Into Writing For Television takes you from the very first line of the script through to becoming a regular writer for soaps and 'continuing dramas'. It starts with the basics of different types of script and production, and moves on to getting ideas, shaping character and dialogue, re-writing, pitching work and the practicalities of who does what in the production world, in both the UK and the US. Structured around a practical, progressive, goal-orientated approach, each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step), which will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.

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Nicholas Gibbs (Cambridgeshire, England), a BBC-trained Script Editor, currently has two television dramas in development with independent producers and broadcasters. He runs a series of successful scriptwriting workshops which have included both writers and producers, plus a script feedback service for scriptwriters. His background is in theatre (amateur and professional) and he is a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain.

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