Writing for TV and Radio

PART 3 offers practical advice on technical aspects of writing for TV and radio including character development, structure and dialogue.

Author: Sue Teddern

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441194886

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This essential companion offers invaluable insights and solid, practical guidance to those keen to write for TV and radio. PART 1 explores the nature of the media. It looks at the history of writing drama and comedy for radio and TV through a consideration of its key elements and some of the most successful dramas and comedies of past and present. PART 2 includes reflections and tips from award-winning writers of film, television and radio from the UK, the US and Scandinavia: Sam Bain, Peter Bowker, Elly Brewer, Laura Eason, Ellen Fairey, Nick Fisher, Phil Ford, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Katie Hims, Rachel Joyce, Marcy Kahan, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Jan McVerry, Jonathan Myerson, Hattie Naylor, Richard Nelson, Andrew Nickolds, Georgia Pritchett, Mike Walker and Stephen Wyatt. PART 3 offers practical advice on technical aspects of writing for TV and radio including character development, structure and dialogue. It also gives guidance on how to deal with branches of the broadcasting industry, from agents and actors to producers and script editors.

Writing for Television Radio and New Media

WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for more than fifty years.

Author: Robert L. Hilliard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305215931

Category: Art

Page: 528

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WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for more than fifty years. Its frequently updated revisions, including the eleventh edition, combine the best principles and examples of the past with those of contemporary practice. Its thorough coverage of concepts, approaches, and techniques concentrates on the key media formats of commercials; news and sports; documentaries; reality programs; talk shows; interviews; music programs; corporate, educational, and children's formats; and drama and sitcoms. The text also presents basic information that writers need to know about production techniques, demographics, copyrights, and career opportunities. /New material on social media allows today's students to understand the continued importance of clear writing and shows them how their digital skills can transfer to career opportunities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing for Television and Radio

Written for students who aim to be professional, wage-earning writers for TV, radio, cable, or related areas such as corporate video, this very successful text stresses the practical side of writing for the electronic media.

Author: Robert L. Hilliard

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000027278021

Category: Broadcasting

Page: 485

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Written for students who aim to be professional, wage-earning writers for TV, radio, cable, or related areas such as corporate video, this very successful text stresses the practical side of writing for the electronic media. It also stresses the artistic, ethical, and social responsibilities of the writer. WRITING FOR TELEVISION AND RADIO offers comprehensive coverage of all areas of broadcast writing where career opportunities exist..

Writing for Broadcast News

Describes the storytelling elements of a broadcast news story. It shows students and professionals of radio and TV journalism how to apply structure to stories. Use cases of news reports and evaluation checklists are presented.

Author: Charles Raiteri

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742540278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

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Describes the storytelling elements of a broadcast news story. It shows students and professionals of radio and TV journalism how to apply structure to stories. Use cases of news reports and evaluation checklists are presented.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour.

Author: Rick Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136929632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.

Better Broadcast Writing Better Broadcast News

Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News teaches students how to write with the conversational simplicity required for radio and TV. This text draws on the Emmy Award-winning author's decades of professional experience in broadcast ...

Author: Greg Dobbs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317349907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News teaches students how to write with the conversational simplicity required for radio and TV. This text draws on the Emmy Award-winning author's decades of professional experience in broadcast journalism. In addition to writing, the text also discusses the other elements that make up a good story--producing, reporting, shooting, editing, and ethics. The author's real-world perspective conveys the excitement of a career in journalism.

Writing Comedy

An indispensable guide to comedic scriptwriting for television, radio, film and stage.

Author: Ronald Wolfe

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 0709074131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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An indispensable guide to comedic scriptwriting for television, radio, film and stage.

Writing Music for Television and Radio Commercials and more

Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) The following information is a quotation from the BMI website (www ... of its repertoire of approximately 4.5 million compositions—including radio airplay, broadcast and cable television carriage, ...

Author: Michael Zager

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Writing Music for Television and Radio Commercials (and more): A Manual for Composers and Students succinctly describes the process of composing and arranging commercials for these two very different media. Expanded from the first edition, this new volume provides a comprehensive overview of the commercial music business, while addressing the tools of composition and arranging and giving helpful instruction for jingle writing and composing for commercials. Michael Zager offers concise methods for analyzing commercials from a musical point of view, properly arranging instruments to get the desired sound, and correctly scoring for each instrument. He often uses interviews with professionals in the field to corroborate his information, and the chapters conclude with assignments for practice. This second edition has been rewritten and reformatted to increase readability and use in the classroom, and it includes new chapters on theatrical trailers, video games, Internet commercials, Web site music, and made-for-the-Internet video. An included audio CD contains examples referenced in the book. This text is a necessary tool for the music student interested in the commercial and advertising business. It is also useful for composers studying film scoring, as well as advertising writers, art directors, and music producers.

How To Write For Television 7th Edition

This book provides professional tips and techniques for those wishing to break into writing for TV whether it's a soap, series drama, or situation comedy.

Author: William Smethurst

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472135742

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This book provides professional tips and techniques for those wishing to break into writing for TV whether it's a soap, series drama, or situation comedy. It covers all aspects of script writing such as structure, plotting, characterization and dialogue and is packed with advice on presenting and selling scripts. It also includes a chapter specifically on writing for radio.

How to Write for Television

'Clear and concise, this book avoids pretentious theorising and provides a practical, no-nonsense guide, invaluable for both new and experienced writers and for potential script editors and producers in drama.

Author: William Smethurst

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472135733

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 288

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This book provides professional tips and techniques for those wishing to break into writing for TV whether it's a soap, series drama, or situation comedy. It covers all aspects of script writing such as structure, plotting, characterization and dialogue and is packed with advice on presenting and selling scripts. It also includes a chapter specifically on writing for radio.

Broadcast News

Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, this book contains writing samples from some of the most famous broadcast journalists, including Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Cokie Roberts, Eric Sevareid, Pauline Frederick, Charles ...

Author: Ted White

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240806594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 507

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"Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Fourth Edition examines the skills, technologies, and challenges of writing, reporting, and producing for broadcast journalism. Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, this book contains writing samples from some of the most famous broadcast journalists, including Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Cokie Roberts, Eric Sevareid, Pauline Frederick, Charles Osgood, Paul Harvey, Betsy Aaron, Bob Dotson, Susan Stamberg, and Richard Threlkeld, who also discuss how they write and report."--BOOK JACKET.

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Explains how to write and sell plays for television, radio, motion pictures, and the stage and surveys the characteristics and requirements of each medium

Author: J. Michael Straczynski

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:49015002950682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Explains how to write and sell plays for television, radio, motion pictures, and the stage and surveys the characteristics and requirements of each medium

Broadcast Writing

Dealing both with radio and TV, the book considers concepts such as characterization and conflict, details practical methods of finding ideas, and tells how to structure these ideas into smooth plot lines.

Author: Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Boston : Focal Press

ISBN: UOM:39015021855047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 102

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Dealing both with radio and TV, the book considers concepts such as characterization and conflict, details practical methods of finding ideas, and tells how to structure these ideas into smooth plot lines.