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Mediabistro.com Presents Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer's Guide to the TV Business

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Take On Hollywood and Make It as a Television Writer.

From mediabistro.com, the media industry’s most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV writer. That’s right—Small Screen, Big Picture gives you a competitive edge over millions of other aspiring writers who share your talent, creativity, and determination . . . because after reading these pages, you’ll have the one thing they lack: an understanding of the business of television.

This journey into Hollywood’s inner workings not only details how networks, studios, and production companies work together, it teaches you how the process affects the creation and writing of TV series, how shows make money, and—ultimately—how you can use this information to break into the industry.

You’ll learn:

• What really goes on in the inner sanctum of the writers’ room—and how to be a part of it

• How today’s TV business model works—and how rapidly it’s changing

• Who has the power to buy a show idea—and how to pitch your own

• How new media formats are changing television—and how to use them to your advantage

• Which jobs will kick-start your TV writing career—and how to get hired

• And much more . . .

Armed with this solid foundation of knowledge, you’ll be ready to plan your entry into the industry and begin your successful TV writing career.

Synopsis:

A definitive, insider's guide to the world of TV writing examines the vast opportunities available for writers in the television industry and negotiates the complex corporate labyrinth of the industry to share advice on how to get oneself hired, how to land the right job to start a writing career, TV's business model, new media formats, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Take On Hollywood and Make It as a Television Writer.

From mediabistro.com, the media industry's most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV writer. That's right Small Screen, Big Picture gives you a competitive edge over millions of other aspiring writers who share your talent, creativity, and determination . . . because after reading these

About the Author

CHAD GERVICH has worked as a TV writer, producer, and executive. He’s written, developed, and produced shows for the Littlefield Company, Fox Television Studios, Paramount Television, NBC, Warner Bros., ABC, Fox Reality Channel, E! Entertainment Television, and 20th Century Fox.

Table of Contents

From the inside out — How the industry is structured — The top of the food chain — Networks, studios, and production companies — Syndication and backend : how TV shows make money — Inside a television network : a lesson in programming — The new show development process : an overview — Development season — From pitch to pilot pickup — Recipe for a TV show — The pitch — The art of the deal — Development hell — Pilot season — From pilot pickup to series — Preproduction — Principal photography — Postproduction — Upfronts — Staffing season-- and beyond — Getting the series up and running — Staffing season : how showrunners staff new shows — The writers' room — Production — Staying on the air — New frontiers — Where TV is headed — Cable — Reality TV — Digital media and the Internet — Breaking in — Your guide to infiltrating Hollywood — Write your ass off — Representation — Networking — Assistants — Getting a job — Other ways of breaking into Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307450142
Subtitle:
A Writer's Guide to the TV Business
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Gervich, Chad
Author:
Chad Gervich
Subject:
Reference : Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Reference : Writing Skills
Subject:
Reference : General
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Television authorship
Subject:
Television
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television - Screenwriting
Subject:
Business Aspects
Subject:
Television -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081125
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
430

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Reference » General
Reference » Writing » General

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Product details 430 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307450142 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A definitive, insider's guide to the world of TV writing examines the vast opportunities available for writers in the television industry and negotiates the complex corporate labyrinth of the industry to share advice on how to get oneself hired, how to land the right job to start a writing career, TV's business model, new media formats, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Take On Hollywood and Make It as a Television Writer.

From mediabistro.com, the media industry's most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV writer. That's right Small Screen, Big Picture gives you a competitive edge over millions of other aspiring writers who share your talent, creativity, and determination . . . because after reading these

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