Top TVWriter™ Posts for the Week Ending 6/21/13


Here they are, the most viewed TVWriter™ posts for the past week:

2013 People’s Pilot & Spec Scriptacular Update

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

Alan Spencer: This Business We Call the Biz

Peggy Bechko: Forget The Rules Already – Newest Writing Advice

LB: Where I Write – Oh, and Why

And our most viewed resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline


Television Writing from the Inside Out – Special Price Reduction: Now only $4.99


Student Central

Thanks for another great week here at TVWriter™ – and don’t forget to read what you missed, re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

Extra! From Matt Smith to All of Us!

Uh, Matt, we gotta talk about your hair, man...
Uh, Matt, we gotta talk about your hair, man…


Want a TV Writing Job? Look No Further–


Just as a lark – not cuz we need us a job, oh no, not us – we did a little googling to see what might be available on the interwebs in the way of television writing jobs, and guess what? We found us some.

And, unlike some TV writing gigs, which demand that the writer live in L.A., these are for peeps who want to live elsewhere. (Which is mainly why we’re forwarding them. Cuz we just spent a whole lotta time and effort moving into our shabby Burbank digs and can’t even think about going to, you know Minnesota or even Seattle.


TV Writers Wanted Gigs
(Click on the Listing & Apply)

Promotion Writer/Producer, KSTP-TV, Advertising/Promotion
KSTP-TV, LLC – Minnesota

Producer – Senior
KOMO TV – 1100 – Seattle, WA

Part-time writer-video editor
WLUK – Green Bay, WI

Promotion Writer/Producer WSB-TV
Cox Television  229 reviews – Atlanta, GA

Hearst Television Inc. – Louisville, KY – +1 location

Writer/Reporter, Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc.  – Santa Monica, CA

We found these gigs and more at Indeed.Com, so it wouldn’t hurt ya to click on over and check out the latest listings. Unless you want to be in L.A., of course.

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 6/21/13

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are

  • Nick Zano (newbie writer, experienced comedy actor on COUGAR TOWN) is creating NICKY, a sitcom project based on his life for Warner Brothers TV. (Because Warners likes making deals with actors, especially when they have best friends like Channing Tatum, who’ll be producing this show if it ever gets made.)
  • Mike Reiss (THE SIMPSONS, THE CRITIC) is adapting his children’s book, How Murray Saved Christmas into a Christmas special for NBC. And it already has an airdate in December of 2014. (Probably because Mike isn’t an actor and really knows this writing stuff.)
  • Simon Rich (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) adapting his book, The Last Girlfriend on Earth into a comedy premise/pilot for FX. (Because he’s only 28 and if the series goes he’ll get to be one of the youngest series creeators ever, which is eminently cool so we’re all for it. Although we admit that if we were much older than 28 we might not be.)
  • Claudia Lonow (HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS) has joined the writing staff of NBC’s upcoming sitcom SEAN SAVES THE WORLD. (And she also has a new overall deal with Universal Television cuz that’s how this works.)

New Showtime Series Goes Old School


But in a newish kinda way.

What the hell are we talking about? We could write our little hearts out and tell you, but it’s always better to show instead of tell. So here’s the complete first episode of the new Showtime series RAY DONOVAN.

Oh, right, the very name of the show already has become an interweb meme. Maybe this’ll help you figure out why: