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The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach to Television Scripts

The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach to Television Scripts
Your Price: $21.25 CDN
Author: Ellen Sandler
Publisher: Delta Trade Paperbacks
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 207
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0385340508
ISBN-13: 9780385340502

About the Book:

The TV Writer's Workbook is recommended by the Writers Guild Initiative!

Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Coach. She offers concrete advice on everything from finding a story to getting hired on a current series.

Filled with easy-to-implement exercises and practical wisdom, The TV Writer's Workbook is an ingenious how-to handbook that outlines the steps for becoming a professional TV writer, starting with a winning script. Ellen Sandler explains the difference between "selling" and "telling," form and formula, theme and plot.

Discover:

• A technique for breaking down a show style so you're as close to being in the writing room as you can get without actually having a job there
• The 3 elements for that essential Concept Line that you must have
in order to create a story with passion and consequence
• Mining the 7 Deadly Sins for fresh and original story lines
• Sample scripts from hit shows
• In-depth graphs, script breakdown charts, vital checkpoints
along the way, and much, much more!

What people say:

"Ellen brings the same intelligence and humor to this book that she did to her Everybody Loves Raymond scripts, which made them so much fun to perform." — Doris Roberts star of Everybody Loves Raymond

"Ellen Sandler is a TV writer's best friend. It's like having a story editor on your shoulder, whispering you through your script and mentoring your entire career." — Signe Olynyk President/CEO of The Great American PitchFest

"Why did it take Ellen Sandler so long to write this fantastic book? Maybe if this book had been around when I was starting out I'd have a much bigger house with a much better view." — Rob Lotterstein Creator / Executive Producer of The War at Home

"Anyone who wants to write absolutely needs this book!" — Linda Seger, Author of Making a Good Script Great

About the Author:

Ellen Sandler has over twenty years of experience in the TV writing business. She was Co-Executive Producer and writer on the Emmy-winning hit series Everybody Loves Raymond, and has written for over 25 prime-time network television series, including Taxi, Kate and Allie, and Coach. She is a highly-regarded script consultant, and in addition to her Television Writing workshops in Los Angeles and New York City, is a frequent featured speaker at schools and universities across the country.