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Writing Television Sitcoms

Writing Television Sitcoms
Your Price: $19.00 CDN
Author: Evan S. Smith
Publisher: Perigee Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 331
Pub. Date: 2009
Edition: Revised
ISBN-10: 0399535373
ISBN-13: 9780399535376

About the Book:

New edition of the popular screenwriting guide!

Writing Television Sitcoms is the ultimate all-in-one guide to writing a funny script, pitching a new show, and launching a successful career. As digital technology reshapes the television industry, this new and expanded edition explains how today's writers can get ahead of the curve.

Features Writing Television Sitcoms include:

• A complete description of premise-driven comedy, a proven method for "writing funny from the ground up"
• Numerous examples from new and classic shows
• Advice from top writer-producers
• A thorough look at how sitcom story models are changing
• Complete script layout guidelines for all three formats
• Tips on how new-media developments can help you break into the business

What people say:

"Everything a beginning television writer needs to know about the TV industry and writing scripts for sitcoms." — Writers Write

About the Author:

Evan S. Smith is an associate professor at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and is a regular speaker at the American Film Institute. He has written sitcoms for studios including Paramount, MTM, and Twentieth Century-Fox, and has worked as a vice president of Program Development responsible for developing TV movies, series, and specials. When not teaching, he writes, studies the craft of writing, and serves as a private script consultant.