Writing the Pilot

"Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script" --

Author: William Rabkin

Publisher: Moon & Sun & Whiskey, Incorporated

ISBN: 0615533612

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 90

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Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script.

Writing the Pilot

But it's not easy. Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script.

Author: William Rabkin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546599509

Category: Television authorship

Page: 210

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When I finished Writing the Pilot a few years back, I figured I'd managed to cram everything I had to say on the subject in that little 90-page package. But that was 2011, and in the years that have passed, a lot has changed about the television business.And when I say "a lot," I mean everything. The way series are bought. The way series are conceived. The way stories are told. The way series are consumed. The kinds of stories that can be told. The limitations on content at every level. The limitations on form at every level. And maybe most important of all: The restriction on who is allowed to sell a series.What's far more confusing about the future is that there are as many changes in the business models for "broadcasters" out there, and no one knows which ones will prevail. And the changes in the delivery model are actually affecting the way our viewers watch our shows - and that in turn is affecting the shows that are being bought and produced. It turns out that we approach a series differently if we're going to binge an entire season in three days instead of taking it week by week. And while you might leap to the conclusion that this only applies to shows produced for Netflix, that's actually not true - the market for syndicated reruns on independent and cable channels is mostly dead, and the afterlife for almost every drama currently produced will be on a streaming service. So in those cases you are writing for two completely different audiences.And this is only the beginning of the forces that are changing the ways stories are told on television these days. Who could have guessed, for example, that a change in the way networks count their viewers would result in a huge acceleration in the pace of storytelling? Or that an overabundance of outlets would lead to a complete liberalization of the kinds of stories that would be allowed to serve as foundation for a series?TV drama storytelling has been changing constantly since the turn of the millennium, but the pace of that change seems to accelerate with every passing television season - except that there really isn't any such thing as a television season anymore. Series are getting bigger and faster - and also slower and smaller. A hit show from even five years ago can look hopelessly dated in this new world. And the only thing that's certain is that everything is going to keep changing. Well - almost everything. Because the one constant in this new television world is the need for great writing. Strong concepts, rich characters, intriguing plots. And more even than great writing: a voice. There's a desperate hunger out there for a fresh, original vision, something that can cut through the clutter of all those hundreds of other shows out there.But in order for that voice to be yours, you've got to understand how TV writing has changed - and what it may be changing to. That's why I've written this book. I believe that almost all of what I said in Writing the Pilot still applies, but right now it feels there's a lot to talk about that wasn't even a fantasy back in 2011. This book is about addressing the changes that have overtaken the TV business - and more importantly, have overtaken TV storytelling. I'm going to be talking about all the changes I listed above, and how they may - how they must - affect your pilot.In many ways, this is the greatest time in the history of our art form to be a TV writer. There are no limits to the stories you can tell or the ways you can tell them. But beneath what appears to be a market in chaos, there are still rules that guide our storytelling - and you can't get into the game before you master them.

Steps Of Writing A TV Pilot Arcs

But it's not easy. Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script.

Author: Sima Shipwash

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798529870242

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When it comes to television, it's a writer's world. In the film, the director is king. But in television, what the writer envisions is what makes it on screen. If you've ever wanted to break into the exciting world of TV writing, here is what you need to know. Television networks are so desperate for new voices and fresh ideas that for the first time in history they're buying spec pilot scripts and turning them into series. Today's aspiring writer can be tomorrow's showrunner. But it's not easy. Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script. You'll learn how to identify a concept that can carry one hundred episodes or more; how to create characters who will stay interesting year after year; how to design the unique world those characters will live in; how to identify the essential elements that will set your series apart from everyone else's; and most importantly, how to capture it all in one 60-page script.

How to Write a Pilot for a Television Series Tips to Consider Before Writing Your TV Pilot

But it's not easy. Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script.

Author: Gordon Smelcer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798529853542

Category:

Page: 80

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When it comes to television, it's a writer's world. In the film, the director is king. But in television, what the writer envisions is what makes it on screen. If you've ever wanted to break into the exciting world of TV writing, here is what you need to know. Television networks are so desperate for new voices and fresh ideas that for the first time in history they're buying spec pilot scripts and turning them into series. Today's aspiring writer can be tomorrow's showrunner. But it's not easy. Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script. You'll learn how to identify a concept that can carry one hundred episodes or more; how to create characters who will stay interesting year after year; how to design the unique world those characters will live in; how to identify the essential elements that will set your series apart from everyone else's; and most importantly, how to capture it all in one 60-page script.

The Ultimate Master Plan To Write A Pilot

But it's not easy. Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script.

Author: Sammy McGrade

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798529861585

Category:

Page: 82

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When it comes to television, it's a writer's world. In the film, the director is king. But in television, what the writer envisions is what makes it on screen. If you've ever wanted to break into the exciting world of TV writing, here is what you need to know. Television networks are so desperate for new voices and fresh ideas that for the first time in history they're buying spec pilot scripts and turning them into series. Today's aspiring writer can be tomorrow's showrunner. But it's not easy. Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script. You'll learn how to identify a concept that can carry one hundred episodes or more; how to create characters who will stay interesting year after year; how to design the unique world those characters will live in; how to identify the essential elements that will set your series apart from everyone else's; and most importantly, how to capture it all in one 60-page script.

Story Maps

Story Maps: TV Drama offers the first Beat Sheet for TV shows for screenwriters.This is the structural template for TV pilot scripts that aspiring and professional TV writers have been looking for.

Author: Daniel P. Calvisi

Publisher: ACT Four Screenplays

ISBN: 0983626685

Category: Television authorship

Page: 138

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Story Analyst Daniel Calvisi brings his Story Map screenwriting method to television as he breaks down the structure of the TV pilot, citing case studies from ground-breaking hit television shows like GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, TRUE DETECTIVE, SCANDAL, MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD and HOUSE OF CARDS. Story Maps: TV Drama offers the first Beat Sheet for TV shows for screenwriters.This is the structural template for TV pilot scripts that aspiring and professional TV writers have been looking for. TV pilot screenplays and TV drama scripts follow a detailed structure template that is defined in this book in a clear, step-by-step manner. How to write a TV pilot has never been easier. Story Maps: TV Drama also offers definitions of the key terms and formats used in the television industry in Hollywood, citing examples from many current series. This is a great crash course in the format, structure, industry standards and writing methods of Hollywood TV pilot scriptwriters. A TV script can present a difficult challenge for a screenwriter who is used to feature screenplay format and structure, but "Story Maps: TV Drama: The Structure of the One-Hour Television Pilot" offers an easy-to-follow, practical method to write a pilot that adheres to Hollywood standards.

Automatic Pilot

His knowledge of the industry is invaluable. Anytime I need any advice with a project, Bill Taub is my main source. Whoever reads this book will know more about writing pilots than people who spend years studying.

Author: Bill Taub

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986241202

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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"Bill's book is the best no frills, no b.s. primer on writing for television that I've read. Consciously or not, over the years I've followed every one of his how to's, to apparently good effect. This book is as close to the truth as you get in this business." -- Rene Balcer, Emmy and Peabody award-winning Showrunner for Law & Order and Creator of Law & Order: Criminal Intent "When it comes to comedy, Bill Taub knows what he's talking about. He also knows what he's writing about which will make anyone reading this book a funnier writer." -- Neal Israel, Writer-Director, Police Academy, Bachelor Party, Real Genius "Bill Taub is one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood. His knowledge of the industry is invaluable. Anytime I need any advice with a project, Bill Taub is my main source. Whoever reads this book will know more about writing pilots than people who spend years studying." -- Jamie Masada, Founder & CEO, Laugh Factory Automatic Pilot is not only an insider's guide on how to create an original pilot, it's a book that will inspire you, motivate you, and help you discover (or rediscover) a sense of freedom and joy in pilot writing, no matter what stage you're at -- whether you're new to the writing world or a jaded pro. Up until the hit series Desperate Housewives burst on the scene and became an instant hit, nobody encouraged writers to write television pilots on spec. Since then, the floodgates have opened. Now, every writer either has written, is currently writing, or is thinking about writing a spec pilot -- and that includes some of the biggest names in the business! Automatic Pilot guides you through the step-by-step process of writing an original television pilot. It's adapted from Bill Taub's very successful UCLA Online Workshop, Writing A Spec Pilot, which he has been teaching to students all over the globe since 2006. Like the workshop itself, Automatic Pilot is designed to work for all television markets and platforms. Whether you are writing about Congress or Parliament, the CIA or MI-5, a family in Bangladesh or Brooklyn, for network, cable, online or on-demand, you have to go through the same steps, the same process. Like an airplane pilot who has to complete an official checklist before taking off to avoid crashing and to stay in the air, Automatic Pilot is a TV Pilot Writer's Checklist to keep you from crashing and to help your pilot get on the air. Selling a spec pilot is like winning the lottery. With Bill Taub's guidance, you can greatly increase the odds that the pilot you write will impress those in charge with your unique voice. Whether you're looking to sell your pilot or be hired as a staff writer, the tips and checklists in this book are invaluable -- and something you'll return to, time and again.

Inside the Room

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.

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

TV Writing On Demand

Who's the audience?” So, I think it's useful to already know when starting the process where the show might live, who's going to watch it and why. In the same vein, another “trip” is that the pilot we write is outrageously expensive.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351784207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array of the most authentic and engaging programming that we’ve ever seen. No longer is there a distinction between broadcast, cable and streaming. It’s all content. Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work. It is a master course in the creation of entertainment that does more than meet the standards of modern audiences—it challenges their expectations. Among other essentials, readers will discover how to: Satisfy the binge viewer: analysis of the new genres, trends and how to make smart initial decisions for strong, sustainable story. Plus, learn from the rebel who reinvented an entire format. Develop iconic characters: how to foster audience alignment and allegiance, from empathy and dialogue to throwing characters off their game, all through the lens of authenticity and relatability. Create a lasting, meaningful career in the evolving TV marketplace: how to overcome trips, traps and tropes, the pros and cons of I.P.; use the Show Bible as a sales tool and make the most of the plethora of new opportunities out there. A companion website offers additional content including script excerpts, show bible samples, interviews with television content creators, and more.

Pilot Scripts Book How to Identify a Concept That Can Carry One Hundred Episodes Or More

Oh, and you have to tell a really good story as well, or no-one will come back for episode two! This Pilot Scripts Book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script.

Author: Olen Hitchko

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798716416673

Category:

Page: 80

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Writing a pilot is one of the toughest things a TV scribe can do. It's your first episode, so you have to introduce your central character and core cast, build enough of your show's world without overwhelming the audience with backstory, create an episode "template," and communicate the show's tone. Oh, and you have to tell a really good story as well, or no-one will come back for episode two! This Pilot Scripts Book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script. You'll learn how to identify a concept that can carry one hundred episodes or more; how to create characters who will stay interesting year after year; how to design the unique world those characters will live in; how to identify the essential elements that will set your series apart from everyone else's; and most importantly, how to capture it all in one 60-page script.

How To Write For Television

TV Writing the Right Way! In this guide for every student of the small screen and every scriptwriter dreaming of breaking into the business, writer-producer Madeline DiMaggio hands you the tools of the trade.

Author: Madeline Dimaggio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416570721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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This readable, reliable book has been a trusted reference for nearly two decades and is now revised to include the most up-to-date information from today's television climate. TV Writing the Right Way! In this guide for every student of the small screen and every scriptwriter dreaming of breaking into the business, writer-producer Madeline DiMaggio hands you the tools of the trade. With dozens of examples from today's hit shows, as well as perennial classics, DiMaggio walks readers through the scriptwriting process, from learning how to watch TV like a writer to developing your script, pitching it, and eventually sealing the deal. DiMaggio answers the questions on every aspiring television writer's mind, with chapters on: The tools of scriptwriting Hooks that sell Creating the pilot Developing the episode, step by step How to create riveting characters Writing long form and cable movies Adaptations and collaborations Marketing your script DiMaggio combines her own experience with advice to writers from others in the trade, including agents, producers, animators, and more. This readable, reliable book has been a trusted reference for nearly two decades and is now revised to include the most up-to-date information from today's television climate, from writing for cable, reality, and TV-movie formats to the ever-evolving face of the sitcom. A must-read for anyone aiming to write for TV, How to Write for Television will continue to help budding writers reach their small-screen goals and will prepare them for working in the rapidly changing world of TV.

Screenwriting 101

Follow Professor Fletcher as he shows you how a television pilot works. Or, in the case of the original Game of Thrones pilot, how it doesn't.

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ISBN: OCLC:1181855132

Category: Motion pictures

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Follow Professor Fletcher as he shows you how a television pilot works. Or, in the case of the original Game of Thrones pilot, how it doesn't. Compare the initial failed script with the later successful one and see how a story can be reshaped to better achieve its desired effect and discover why writing a TV pilot is like building an engine.

The Ultimate Course Book on How to Write a Screenplay

A television writer is responsible for developing and writing the pilot script. A pilot script, or pilot episode or series premiere, is the television's first episode. A pilot episode serves as a test run to see how well a television ...

Author: Joan Denise Humphries

Publisher: JNR via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000058174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 75

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This Ebook will prove to be a great guide for those who aspire to become successful scriptwriters. No matter how skilled you are at writing, scriptwriting requires certain guidelines and procedures that need to be followed. "Who else wants to quickly learn the fundamentals of Screenwriting?" Screenwriting is a craft that starts with an idea. Screenwriting requires keenness of thoughts and a unique vision. A screenwriter is the one who generates the idea that can be converted into a script. A screenwriter can convert a simple idea into an interesting story that will draw people in your manufactured reality. Investing your valuable time in this book will arm you with the things you need on how to become a successful writer and its many benefits. You will learn: Screenwriting 101 The Writer's Mind First Draft Script Rewrites Visual Thinking Fiction Stage Plays Studio Works And Poetry Screenplays The Mind Of A Screenwriter The Craft Of Screenwriting Ideas Beginnings-- Plot Start The Journey How To Improve Middle- Plot What Come Next Activity Vs Action Endings- Plot Are You Done? Making The Conclusion Character Building Constructing Dialogue Characters Talking Audience Trust Planning The Screenplay Fighting Writer's Block Screenplay Format Checklists: Common Misconceptions Benefit and download today!

Writing Sitcoms

... we were offered the job of writing the pilot , the creator having now effectively handed over the creative reins to us . Fast forward four months , and the pilot script ( eight rewrites later ) is now completed . The pilot is given ...

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Publisher: Unistar Books

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My Favorite Pilot Calls Me Mom

A 120 page, 6"x9", writing notebook for Pilot Mom. A lined journal to write down memories, ideas, goals, and notes for work!

Author: Mrk Pilot Journal

Publisher:

ISBN: 167546846X

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Page: 122

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A 120 page, 6"x9", writing notebook for Pilot Mom. A lined journal to write down memories, ideas, goals, and notes for work!

The Hero Succeeds

In this book, Miller introduces the groundbreaking character-driven structure that will help you solve even the most difficult script problems and create structurally sound, emotionally satisfying stories.

Author: Kam Miller

Publisher: High & Low Media

ISBN: 0997188014

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Page: 506

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In The Hero Succeeds, veteran TV writer Kam Miller shows you exactly how to create your own TV series-from concept to writing a professional pilot script. Drawing from her career as a successful TV pilot writer, Miller shares her hard-earned knowledge about creating TV series that sell to Hollywood. She covers essential elements such as character, world of the show, story engine, tone, and themes for dramas and sitcoms. In this book, Miller introduces the groundbreaking character-driven structure that will help you solve even the most difficult script problems and create structurally sound, emotionally satisfying stories. Miller illustrates the practical application of her character-driven script structure in current successful TV shows, including Cinemax's The Knick, NBC's Hannibal, Amazon's Transparent, BBC America's Orphan Black, ABC's Modern Family, FOX's Empire, FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, AMC's The Walking Dead, FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ABC's How To Get Away With Murder, Starz's Outlander, CBS's The Good Wife, Showtime's Episodes, and many others. The Hero Succeeds shares professional screenwriting expertise, tools, and techniques previously available only to Miller's students at USC's School of Cinematic Arts and Boston University's Film & Television program. Whether you write drama or comedy for broadcast, cable, or digital distribution, The Hero Succeeds is the guide you need to build or expand your TV career.

Write to TV

After writing the treatment, the writer would do a scene-by scene, act-byact story outline, which would then be followed by the pilot script. This is the process whether you were doing the pilot on spec or for a network.

Author: Martie Cook

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240808765

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 323

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Learn to craft smart, original scripts and teleplays for a variety of television formats, including comedy, animation, drama, movies of the week, pilots, reality television, TV news magazine, and children's programming. Using the tools the author provides: checklists, sample outlines and treatments for each format, sample script pages, war stories from writers and executives, and a sample query letter to introduce finished script pages to agents, you'll avoid common pitfalls and come across as an industry veteran. Benefit from the experience of pros: 45 luminaries contribute their experience and wisdom, including Jay Leno, Mike Wallace, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, writers for "Grey's Anaatomy," "Desperate Housewives," and more! With twenty-five years of industry experience as a television writer and producer, Martie Cook teaches you not only how to hone your craft but also how to break into the industry. Guiding you through the often confusing television hierarchy, Write to TV offers practical advice on important issues such as how to get an agent, how to write a query letter, how to network, even how to "do lunch". By learning how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and how to get your foot in the door and keep it there, this invaluable book will help you get that big idea out of your head, onto the page, and then to the top of the heap. Learn how to craft smart scripts for a variety of television formats and break into the business through: * Examples: In addition to examples of common pitfalls, book includes sample outlines for various formats. * Industry wisdom: Benefit from the advice of an experienced writer. But you don't have to take her word for it--the book is filled with advice, stories, and examples from people currently working in the TV industry. * Practical advice: Business section offers practical advice on important issues like getting an agent, how to write a query letter, and how to network your way into a job.

My Favorite Pilot Calls Me Dad

A 120 page, 6"x9", writing notebook for Pilot Dad. A lined journal to write down memories, ideas, goals, and notes for work!

Author: Mrk Pilot Journal

Publisher:

ISBN: 167186381X

Category:

Page: 122

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A 120 page, 6"x9", writing notebook for Pilot Dad. A lined journal to write down memories, ideas, goals, and notes for work!

Automatic Pilot

This book is as close to the truth as you get in this business." -- Rene Balcer, Emmy and Peabody award-winning Showrunner for Law & Order and Creator of Law & Order: Criminal Intent "Bill Taub is one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood.

Author: Bill Taub

Publisher: Hekarose Publishing Group

ISBN: 0615979815

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Page: 216

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"Bill's book is the best no frills, no b.s. primer on writing for television that I've read. Consciously or not, over the years I've followed every one of his how to's, to apparently good effect. This book is as close to the truth as you get in this business." -- Rene Balcer, Emmy and Peabody award-winning Showrunner for Law & Order and Creator of Law & Order: Criminal Intent "Bill Taub is one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood. His knowledge of the industry is invaluable. Anytime I need any advice with a project, Bill Taub is my main source. Whoever reads this book will know more about writing pilots than people who spend years studying." -- Jamie Masada, Founder & CEO, Laugh Factory "In his three-decade career, Bill Taub has written for some of TV's most iconic shows, and has sustained a remarkably robust and varied career in the field by pushing beyond whatever the current boundaries of the medium might be. With Automatic Pilot, he distills his extensive writing and teaching experience into an accessible guide to developing and revising the pilot script--all the while empowering ('you will be the pilot of your pilot') and liberating ('the worst thing that can happen is that it doesn't work') writers to create with joy." --Linda Venis, Director, UCLA Extension Department of the Arts and Writers' Program. Editor, Cut To The Chase and Inside The Room An airplane pilot has to complete a checklist before taking off to avoid crashing and stay in the air. So too, Automatic Pilot is a TV Pilot Writer's Checklist to keep from crashing and stay on the air. Automatic Pilot is the definitive guide on how to create and write an original pilot. It takes you through the step-by-step process of writing your own pilot script. It is adapted from Bill Taub's very successful UCLA Extension Writers' Program online workshop, Writing A Spec Pilot, which he has been teaching to students all over the world since 2006. Up until the series Desperate Housewives, developed from spec pilot, burst upon the scene and became an instant hit, nobody encouraged writers to write a spec pilot. Since then the floodgates have opened and every writer, including some of the biggest names, is either writing a spec pilot or thinking about writing one. Like the workshop itself which crossed borders, Automatic Pilot is designed for writers no matter where they are. Whether you are writing a series about Congress or Parliament, the CIA or MI-5, a family in Bangladesh or Brooklyn, the process is the same. Whether it's a half-hour comedy, one hour drama, animation, or even a web series, the steps are the same. While the odds of selling a spec pilot are slim, the chance your spec pilot will impress those in charge to hire you on staff is a good enough reason to have one. And every writer these days must have at least one spec pilot in their portfolio. Automatic Pilot is not only an insider's guide on how to create an original pilot it's a book that will inspire you, motivate you, and help you discover (or rediscover) a sense of freedom and joy in writing, no matter what stage you're at -- whether you're new to the writing world or an old pro -- it will be something you will return to time and again.

TV Creators

Because I started by writing a pilot , suddenly all these agents were calling me , saying , “ I'd like to represent you . ” Ultimately I signed with an agent who was at ICM . And they said , “ What television shows would you like to ...

Author: James L. Longworth, Jr.

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815629532

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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This sequel provides yet another dozen of today's most acclaimed writers and producers an open, uncensored forum in which they discuss everything from their work ethic to the political, social and economic issues affecting the television industry.