Inside The Writers Room

But what is the room? And how did it come into being? Writers' rooms already existed back in the 1950s, when three or four of the old comic legends would hang out and try out their jokes and material. The writers' room concept has ...

Author: Christina Kallas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137338129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Television drama has come to rival cinema in its sophisticated narrative form and high production values. At the heart of this success is the television writer, and TV has become the home of some of the most exciting and high quality writing. In a series of original interviews, showrunners and writers from some of the biggest American TV dramas of recent years share their experiences and practices of the 'writers' room', on shows such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men and Game of Thrones. Christina Kallas frames these insider insights with an astute overview of the writer's instrumental role in the rise of sophisticated TV narrative, and concluding reflections which will be invaluable to writers, critics and fans alike.

Inside The Writers Room

Christina Kallas frames these insider insights with an astute overview of the writer's instrumental role in the rise of sophisticated TV narrative, and concluding reflections which will be invaluable to writers, critics and fans alike.

Author: Christina Kallas

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781137338105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Television drama has come to rival cinema in its sophisticated narrative form and high production values. At the heart of this success is the television writer, and TV has become the home of some of the most exciting and high quality writing. In a series of original interviews, showrunners and writers from some of the biggest American TV dramas of recent years share their experiences and practices of the 'writers' room', on shows such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men and Game of Thrones. Christina Kallas frames these insider insights with an astute overview of the writer's instrumental role in the rise of sophisticated TV narrative, and concluding reflections which will be invaluable to writers, critics and fans alike.

Leadership Lessons from Compelling Contexts

Leading the Team in the Writers' Room One place where the social process of creativity flourishes is in the writers' room. This is where the showrunner and the various writers for a show hash out the story and script.

Author: Claudia Peus

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781785609411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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This volume uses the idiosyncrasies of compelling contexts to teach fundamental leadership lessons that are applicable to other settings. Practitioners and researchers are challenged to deviate from standard models and provided with new ideas for leadership development.

Write to TV

There are two other positions that are not technically considered part of the writers' room, but they warrant ... outside writer's skills and how well he/she/they might fit in with the rest of the staff should there be an opening. any, ...

Author: Martie Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000071900

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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In Write to TV (third edition) industry veteran Martie Cook offers practical advice on writing innovative television scripts that will allow you to finally get that big idea out of your head and onto the screen. With this book you’ll learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, web series, and subscription video on demand. This new edition has been updated with expanded coverage on writing for global audiences, content creation for streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, as well as writing the web series, podcasts and utilizing free platforms such as YouTube. It also features new chapters on writing for niche markets; breaking into the writers’ room; creating binge-worthy series and how to accompany pilot scripts with a series pitch document. Plus, expanded information on creating complex and compelling characters including writing anti-heroes and strong female protagonists and much, much more. Including information directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they’re looking for in new writers and how to avoid common pitfalls, advice from successful creators and showrunners on creating original content that sells, and tips from new writers on how to get into a writers room and stay there. This book contains information from more than 20 new interviews, access to sample outlines, script pages, checklists, and countless other invaluable resources, and is the ideal book for anyone who wants to break into the TV writing industry.

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

So the rooms now are smaller, which makes them easier to maneuver through and get things done, but they're also harder for a young writer to hide in. You just can't go into the room thinking you'll mainly observe— you better perform.

Author: Gregory Bernstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317680512

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the legal expertise you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life. Whether you want to direct, produce, write, edit, photograph or act in movies, this book covers how to find work in your chosen field and examines the key provisions in employment agreements for creative personnel. If you want to make films independently, you’ll find advice on where to look for financing, what kinds of deals might be made in the course of production, and important information on insurance, releases, and licenses. Other topics covered include: Hollywood’s growth and the current conglomerates that own most of the media How specific entertainment companies operate, including facts about particular studios and employee tasks. How studios develop projects, manage production, seek out independent films, and engage in marketing and distribution The kinds of revenues studios earn and how they account for these revenues How television networks and new media-delivery companies like Netflix operate and where the digital revolution might take those who will one day work in the film and TV business As an award- winning screenwriter and entertainment attorney, Gregory Bernstein give us an inside look at the business of entertainment. He proves that knowing what is behind filmmaking is just as important as the film itself.

The Palgrave Handbook of Script Development

Because of the heterogeneity in the German context, it becomes clear that agency in writing and producing is to be found not just in a clearly identifiable and correspondingly titled 'showrunner.' The writers' room exists only in a ...

Author: Stayci Taylor

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030822347

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 617

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"The Handbook of Script Development provides a creative and critical guide for those who study, teach and work on the development of stories for the screen. The larger, international perspective is highly valuable in todays media climate where screenwriters sell stories to streaming services with an eye on collecting viewers from all over the world. Such a cross-cultural product requires exposure to new ideas in how scripts are developed which is exactly the perspective I discovered in these pages." --- Dr Rosanne Welch, Executive Director, Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting The Palgrave Handbook of Script Development provides the first comprehensive overview of international script development practices. Across 40 unique chapters, readers are guided through the key challenges, roles and cultures of script development, from the perspectives of creators of original works, those in consultative roles and those giving broader contextual case studies. The authors take us inside the writers room, alongside the script editor, between development conversations, and outside the mainstream and into the experimental. With authors spanning upwards of 15 countries, and occupying an array of roles including writer, script editor, producer, script consultant, executive, teacher and scholar, this is a truly international perspective on how script development functions (or otherwise) across media and platforms. Comprising four parts, the handbook guides readers behind the scenes of script development, exploring unique contexts, alternative approaches, specific production cultures and global contexts, drawing on interviews, archives, policy, case study research and the insider track. With its broad approach to a specialised practice, the Palgrave Handbook of Script Development is for anyone who practices, teaches or studies screenwriting and screen production. Stayci Taylor is a Lecturer in Media at RMIT University, Australia. She is an award-winning screenwriter and researcher, published widely on screenwriting, web series and creative writing. Craig Batty is Dean of Research (Creative) at the University of South Australia. He is an award-winning educator and researcher in the field of screenwriting, and is also a writer, script editor and script consultant.

Writing and Producing Television Drama in Denmark

The funding allowed me to spend substantial time following the emergence of new series, from the ideas stage in writers' rooms and all the way to the screen. This research could not have been conducted without the openness and trust ...

Author: Eva Novrup Redvall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137288417

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Offering unique insights into the writing and production of television drama series such as The Killing and Borgen, produced by DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Novrup Redvall explores the creative collaborations in writers' rooms and 'production hotels' through detailed case studies of Denmark's public service production culture.

Inside the Room

INTRODUCTION by Linda Venis Welcome to Inside the Room: Writing TV with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program—the first-of-its-kind book on how to write on-air and original dramas and comedies and how to launch and sustain a TV ...

Author: Linda Venis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698138377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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What does it take to go from being a fan to professional television writer? For the first time outside of the UCLA Extension Writers' Programme classrooms, TV writers whose many produced credits include The Simpsons, House M.D., and Pretty Little Liars take aspiring writers through the process of writing their first spec script for an on-air series, creating one-hour drama and sitcom pilots that break out from the pack, and revising scripts to meet pro standards. Learn how to launch and sustain a writing career and get a rare, intimate look inside the yearlong process of creating, selling, and getting a TV show made. Edited by writers' program director Linda Venis, Inside the Room is the ultimate guide to writing one's way into the Writers Guild of America. "Venis corrals an accessible and useful guide for anyone with the dream and the drive who needs to know, practically, what to do. An engaging and helpful how-to for hopeful TV writers or anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of this ephemeral art." - Kirkus Reviews

The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies

The politics of their protected space calls for them to quickly dismiss any interlopers, even those affiliated with ... may all be welcomed into the writers' room, but the goal is always to escort them out as expeditiously as possible.

Author: Manuel Alvarado

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473911086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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"Genuinely transnational in content, as sensitive to the importance of production as consumption, covering the full range of approaches from political economy to textual analysis, and written by a star-studded cast of contributors" - Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland "Finally, we have before us a first rate, and wide ranging volume that reframes television studies afresh, boldly synthesising debates in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences...This volume should be in every library and media scholar’s bookshelf." - Professor Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption. Separate chapters are dedicated to examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption. The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is an essential reference work for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across broadcasting, mass communication and media studies.

The Generic Closet

These personal autobiographical details find their way into writers' rooms and onto the pages that are written and produced. DECENTERING GAY NARRATIVES IN THE WRITERS' ROOM There are two constants in Black-cast sitcom production.

Author: Alfred L. Martin, Jr.

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253054623

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Even after a rise in gay and Black representation and production on TV in the 1990s, the sitcom became a "generic closet," restricting Black gay characters with narrative tropes. Drawing from 20 interviews with credited episode writers, key show-runners, and Black gay men, The Generic Closet situates Black-cast sitcoms as a unique genre that uses Black gay characters in service of the series' heterosexual main cast. Alfred L. Martin, Jr., argues that the Black community is considered to be antigay due to misrepresentation by shows that aired during the family viewing hour and that were written for the imagined, "traditional" Black family. Martin considers audience reception, industrial production practices, and authorship to unpack the claim that Black gay characters are written into Black-cast sitcoms such as Moesha, Good News, and Let's Stay Together in order to closet Black gayness. By exploring how systems of power produce ideologies about Black gayness, The Generic Closet deconstructs the concept of a monolithic Black audience and investigates whether this generic closet still exists.