Sitcom writers encounter some form of the following question with some regularity: “What’s it like to work in a sitcom writers room?”
The best writers are able to not only create their own original pitches and scripts, but also adapt other material...
I want to focus on the three things that are equally and absolutely necessary to make a script excellent. You know them already, but oftentimes, in the depths of the hermetic writing cave, it is easy to lose sight of one or more of them.
One of the best screenwriting guides out there is Blake Snyder’s best seller “Save the Cat.” It’s a straightforward book that’s a great resource, particularly for writers struggling with story structure.
As a development executive, and perhaps more so as one whose company is connected to talent management, I often get the question: What do you think I should write next?
TV pilot season 2018 is now behind us. The networks have made their choices regarding what shows on their schedules will be renewed, and which ones are headed to the chopping block. Let’s take a closer look at why some of these decisions were made.
So your protag, your main character, the one you've been "living with" for months (years?) has a goal, right? Riiiiiiight? If you’re scratching your head, you’re not alone.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to screenwriting, the first book I’d recommend would be Robert McKee’s “Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting.”
It’s a new year, and many of us are making resolutions to change or improve our lives in some way. Why not resolve to become a better writer?
Crafting the perfect logline is often a challenge. How do you describe your characters and story and summarize your plot in a way that is marketable and enticing to buyers?