Some recent articles on TV, TV writing, and the TV biz that we regret not posting earlier. But here they are now.
Well, the opening paragraphs are here anyway:
5 REASONS WHY YOUR SCRIPT’S SECOND ACT FAILS
I always chuckle when I read a query letter from a writer saying they have included the first 10 pages of their screenplay because I’ll “be so hooked by the first 10 pages,” I will certainly request the whole thing. I laugh because it’s not the first 10 pages of a screenplay that concern the reader – it is everything from Page 30 to 75 that we focus on….
WRITING TV, THINKING THEATRE
“TV writing gives you the power to say no.”
Okay, that’s not exactly how she said it. We were sitting around a conference table at Juilliard when a well-known guest playwright was speaking about the advantages of working in TV. Her actual statement had more expletives in it, as well as a sexual act she suggested theatrical artistic directors might try on themselves. But the spirit was the same: TV writing was financially empowering and artistically enlightening for this particular guest….
SEE REZA ASLAN GET PERSONAL ABOUT NORMAN LEAR
Author and scholar Reza Aslan is a regular pundit on the talk show circuit, but now he’s got a show of his own — only here, writers are the celebrities….
FAIRLY USED: WHY SCHOOLS NEED TO TEACH KIDS THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT COPYRIGHT
Check ’em out!