In this essential guide, Abby Finer and Deborah Pearlman of the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop reveal insider tips and tricks aimed at paving the way to better scripts by new writers. The book focuses on all aspects of writing for television, from the definition and importance of sample material to what it takes to be a successful TV writer. In particular, the authors provide instruction on troubleshooting scripts—with a do and don’t list. For the novice scriptwriter, they include advice on how to research, brainstorm ideas, choose the right show, as well as write a beat sheet and outline in order to achieve a polished draft. Filled with practical advice and up-to-elate industry information, each chapter provides strategies and insights that will jump-start a fledgling writing career toward success.
Abby Finer has worked in television for more than twelve years in scripted and nonscripted programming. She is an executive producer of the comedy cable series, Kenny vs. Spenny, which airs in the U.S. and Canada, and she currently resides in New York City.
Deborah Pearlman has been working with television writers since I 989. She has worked for USA network and Bright Kauffman Crane (Friends) and has been director of the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop since 2001.
6 x 9, 254 pages