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Author Sandler, Ellen.
Title The TV writer's workbook : a creative approach to television scripts / Ellen Sandler.
Published New York : Bantam Dell, 2007.
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 Floor4  PN1992.7 .S35 2007    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Note "A Delta trade paperback."
Includes index.
Contents "How I Got into TV" 1 -- Part II What You Need to Do 35 -- Part III What You Need to Know Now That You Have a Script 181 -- Showbiz Meanings for Regular Words-A Selective Glossary 247 -- Appendix I The Evolution of a Sitcom Script 252 -- Appendix II Spec Script Competitions 259 -- Recommended for the Writer's Library 275.
Summary Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this hands-on guide, television writer and producer Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows. She offers concrete advice on everything from finding a story to getting hired on a current series. Filled with exercises and practical wisdom, this handbook outlines the steps for becoming a professional TV writer, starting with a winning script.--From publisher description.
Subject Television authorship.
Alternate Title Television writer's workbook
ISBN 9780385340502 (trade pbk.)
0385340508 (trade pbk.)
OCLC number 76871468