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IWOSC presents a panel discussion: “Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow“ Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 p.m. (to 9:15; networking follows the program) Veterans Memorial Building 4117 … Continue reading
If you are now, or ever have, or ever want to write comedy, listen to Mr. Brent Forrester. He got his start as a writer for the Ben Stiller Show … Continue reading
How can you stop people from stealing your ideas? You can’t. How can you stop people from stealing your writing? You don’t have to. Your prose is inherently copyrighted as … Continue reading
After producing hundreds of comedy and spoken word shows and coaching other writers on their material and performance, I went onstage a few times last year to do it myself. … Continue reading
For tips on what to pitch, see 6 Elements to Include in Your Pitch, then… 1. Use bullet points for things you absolutely have to include. (No more than a … Continue reading
11 literary agents catalog their pet peeves, including: “Dear Agent…” Vagueness Dull chapter summaries “What would you do if…?” Read the whole article here: http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/query-letter-pet-peeves-agents-speak/ * * * Awesome art … Continue reading
Like pitching a story to an agent, producer or executive, creating a compelling TED talk involves synthesizing a lot of material into a very small space. TED founder and head … Continue reading
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
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
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