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Quick Guide to Television Writing

by Ray Morton Limelight
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9780879108052
Format:
Pbk 120 pages
Price:
AU$24.99 NZ$26.08
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
A Quick Guide to Television Writing is the ultimate reference manual to the art, craft, and business of writing for the small screen. In a series of brief but comprehensive segments, the book covers the entire process of creating a professional television script from conceiving the initial idea to polishing the final draft. Covered topics include: the three main types of teleplays; an overview of dramatic storytelling; adapting a dramatic story to the specific demands of television storytelling; the techniques of television storytelling; teleplay style and formatting; how to create a television series; important T.V. writing “dos” and “don'ts:” the business of television writing, including an overview of the many jobs and positions available to T.V. writers; and how to bring your work to the attention of the industry. Written in smart, reader-friendly prose, the book is chock full of the vital information, helpful tips, and keen advice that will help you make your teleplay the best it can be.
Ray Morton (Los Angeles, CA) is a writer, script consultant, and screenplay analyst. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Morton has written for television and the big screen, pens the monthly Meet the Reader column for Scriptmag.com, and is the author of the books: King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson, Amadeus: Music on Film, and The Quick Guide to Screenwriting.