THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

Who Makes How Much in Hollywood? (via the Hollywood Reporter)

Great article in the Hollywood Reporter about salaries in film and TV from writers and directors to chefs and production jobs. Includes ranges and averages circa 2014. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-salaries-revealed-movie-stars-737321

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Turn It Up, Over and Out at the LA Writers Clinic: Aug. 16 & Sept. 6

Focus, unblock or (re-)energize your book, script or pitch at any stage of the process: * Rewrites * Outlines * Stuck mid-draft * Can’t find the funny * Strategic re-alignment … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comedy Spec Script 2014 — What is hot and what is not (via TV Calling)

TV Calling’s latest take on which comedy scripts are best to spec strategically. Read all at: http://www.tv-calling.com/comedy-spec-script-2014-what-is-hot-and-what-is-not/

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Drama Spec Script 2014 — What is hot and what is not (via TV Calling)

Excellent industry update including circa 2014… – Over-specced (shows that have passed their prime, try to avoid doing them) – Mainstream (shows that have matured enough that they have become … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

(Almost Everything You Need to Know About) Writing for TV

Bless the Writers Guild of America – and not just for their awesome health plan (which includes dental coverage!). There’s lots of great info on their website, including this set … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Pitch a Reality TV Show (According to a Reality TV Producer)

I don’t have any direct experience with the TV Writers Vault (anyone?), so I’m not endorsing the site or service, but I thought this conversation was interesting in terms of … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Review: Spartacus, War of the Damned (Damned Entertaining!)

I love “Spartacus” so much I don’t know where to startacus! ADVISORY: If you object to dirty words or thoughts, or have qualms about cartoonish ultra-violence, this isn’t for you. … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

So You Have An Idea For a TV Show? What Does It Take To Actually Sell It?

The actual pitch for an original TV series is usually pretty short – like 10 minutes (See my previous post on pitching a TV series), but you have to do … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

6 Elements to Include in Your Original TV Drama Series Pitch (According to a TV Lit Agent)

My friend’s agent supplied the following list/outline to use while the pitch for an original TV series. This is specifically intended to help focus the pitch for a one-hour network … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Seth Speaks: Family Guy Creator, Oscar Host & Mega-Mogul Seth MacFarlane On Breaking Into the TV Business

Seth MacFarlane talks about getting started in the business, what he looks for in a spec script and the original pilot for “Family Guy” in this exclusive interview for The … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Network TV Comedy Pilots Greenlit for 2013

Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of the comedy pilots getting made this season via Splitsider, an excellent comedy website. Expect to see lots of post-nuclear blended and expanded families on … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Official Network TV Pilot Season Report 2013

This pilot season (like last) was good to material based on pre-existing material and pre-proven talent. See for yourself in this round-up from the Hollywood Reporter.

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment
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