(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Forget Walking the Walk. Can You Talk the Talk?
Do you know what a ‘clam’ is? How about ‘a barrel’ or the dreaded ‘Nakamura’? You will now, thanks to this FREE GLOSSARY OF TERMS gathered from writer’s rooms of … Continue reading