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Writing Television Sitcoms  revised
  • Author : Evan S. Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01

This new edition of Writing Television Sitcoms features the essential information every would-be teleplay writer needs to know to break into the business, including: - Updated examples from contemporary shows such as 30 Rock, The Office and South Park - Shifts in how modern stories are structured - How to recognize

How To Write For Television
  • Author : Madeline Dimaggio
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-12-16

Updated with fifty percent new material, a guide for aspiring television writers draws on examples from some of today's most popular shows and includes coverage of such topics as developing a script, the process of transforming a script from the page to the screen, and evaluating a submission from a

Crafty TV Writing
  • Author : Alex Epstein
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2006-05-30

A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television "No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't have thought of. Save yourself five years of rookie mistakes. Crafty TV

The Eight Characters of Comedy
  • Author : Scott Sedita
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2014-01-31

The Eight Characters of Comedy is the “How-To” guide for actors & writers who want to break into the world of sitcoms. It has become a staple in acting classes, writers’ rooms, casting offices and production sets around the world. Now, in it’s exciting SECOND EDITION, renowned acting coach and

Successful Sitcom Writing
  • Author : Jurgen Wolff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997

This is a definitive guide on how to write and, more importantly, sell scripts for situation comedies. It provides tips on character development, sub-plots, manuscript formats and comedy and timing.

Elephant Bucks
  • Author : Sheldon Bull
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007

This comprehensive guide is for those who want to launch a career as a television sitcom writer and features detailed inside information on how to write scripts that will get noticed.

The TV Writer s Workbook
  • Author : Ellen Sandler
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2008-11-26

Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this

How NOT to Write a Sitcom
  • Author : Marc Blake
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-09-23

The craft of sitcom is possibly the hardest of all screenwriting genres, demanding a complex set of skills. How NOT to Write a Sitcom is a troubleshooting guide aimed at both the novice and the practising sitcom writer. It illustrates and explains the many pitfalls in concept, characterisation, plotting and

Cut to the Chase
  • Author : Linda Venis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06

Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about how to navigate the choppy waters of show business. Enter

The Sitcom
  • Author : Jeremy G. Butler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15

In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Jeremy G. Butler studies our love-hate relationship with the durable sitcom, analyzing the genre’s position as a major media artefact within American culture and providing a historical overview of its evolution in the USA. Everyone loves the sitcom genre; and yet, paradoxically, everyone

Television Program Master Index
  • Author : Charles V. Dintrone
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01

This work indexes books, dissertations and journal articles that mention television shows. Memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and some popular works meant for fans are also indexed. The major focus is on service to researchers in the history of television. Listings are keyed to an annotated bibliography. Appendices include a list of

The Sitcom Career Book
  • Author : Mary Lou Belli,Phil Ramuno
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004

Here is a comprehensive career handbook to the television sitcom. Revealed are the rules, the language, and the traditions of this popular art form and how the pacing, jokes and dialogue in a sitcom differ from those in film and theatre. Get insider information on how to launch a career

Seinfeld  Master of Its Domain
  • Author : David Lavery,Sara Lewis Dunne
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15

After a slow and inauspicious beginning, Seinfeld broke through to become one of the most commercially successful sitcoms in the history of television. This fascinating book includes classic articles on the show by Geoffrey O'Brien and Bill Wyman (first published in the New York Review of Books and

Writing the TV Drama Series
  • Author : Pamela Douglas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-01

Some of todays top television writers and producers share their insight and explain the unique craft of writing a drama series for television and how the industry really works.

The Art and Craft of Feature Writing
  • Author : William E. Blundell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1988-11-29

Storytelling—how to catch and hold a reader’s interest through artful narration of factual material William E. Blundell, one of the best writers on one of America's best-written papers—The Wall Street Journal—has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles.