This week’s collection of recent articles from other websites about TV, TV writing, etc., etc., etc. The plan here is for you to click on their headlines and visit the sites and read the posts in full…and is anybody asks, tell ’em TVWriter™ sentcha, okay?
Turning Pages: How to write for television and get it on screen
by Jane Sullivan0
Want to write a great television drama series? Simple: there are just 13 rules. Start with an anti-hero (usually a man, could be a woman). Give him a family. Set your show at the end of an era. Give your hero a mentor or protege. Add a nemesis with a problem of his own.
Write a bottle episode (between just two people). Put a drug at the centre. Include sex. Parcel out the violence. Include one of the following: health scare, corpse disposal, party scene, huge explosion, demonstration of hero’s superpower. Hit the books (literary references). Let nobody be safe. And don’t forget the comedy….
NSIDE OUT ROUGH CUT 4 NOTES
Hello! Thanks for turning our notes around so quickly. As it stands, the show is really making some progress but it’s really not there yet. What you’ve given is so immensely creative and thrilling, which is great… and is also a huge concern. The problem is we kept getting lost in what’s going on. A clarity pass is absolutely necessary. Bites, bites, bites! If we’re going to ask for the audience to take the leap to go into someone’s mind, we need to spell things out for them very clearly so they don’t get nervous. Once you do this with a very thorough bite pass, then we’ll give time coded notes. Please address the following (and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call my assistant to set up a time for a call.)…
Warrensville Heights native makes it big after losing everything
by Danielle Wiggins
Everyone has hard times.
What separates the successful is their answer to the struggle.
It was Ricky Smith’s response to his trials that has catapulted him to success.
We know the Warrensville Heights native as the man behind the social movement Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere, known on social media as #RAKE….