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Mediabistro.com Presents Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer's Guide to the TV Business

Mediabistro.com Presents Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer's Guide to the TV Business
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Author: Chad Gervich
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 448
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 0307395316
ISBN-13: 9780307395313

About the Book:

Small Screen, Big Picture gives you a competitive edge over millions of other aspiring writers who share your talent, creativity, and determination … because after reading this book, you'll have the one thing they lack: an understanding of the business of television.

From mediabistro.com, the media industry's most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to infiltrate the cutthroat world of TV and land a job as a TV writer. That's right — how-to launch your career and make it as a TV writer.

Small Screen, Big Picture not only details how networks, studios, and production companies work together, it teaches you how the process affects the creation and writing of TV series, how shows make money, and — ultimately — how you can use this information to break into the industry.

You'll learn:
• What really goes on in the inner sanctum of the writers' room — and how to be a part of it
• How today's TV business model works — and how rapidly it's changing
• Who has the power to buy a show idea — and how to pitch your own
• How new media formats are changing television — and how to use them to your advantage
• Which jobs will kick-start your TV writing career — and how to get hired
• And much more …

What people say:

"The Swiss Army knife of the TV industry, with every tool necessary to carve a productive career." — Francesca Orsi, director, drama series programming, HBO Entertainment

About the Author:

Chad Gervich has worked as a TV writer, producer, and executive. He's written, developed, and produced shows for for nearly ever network and studio in Hollywood, including the Littlefield Company, Fox Television Studios, Paramount Television, NBC, Warner Bros., ABC, Fox Reality Channel, E! Entertainment Television, and 20th Century Fox.