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Writing The TV Drama Series, 3rd Edition

Writing The TV Drama Series, 3rd Edition
Your Price: $35.75 CDN
Author: Pamela Douglas
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 309
Pub. Date: 2011
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 1615930582
ISBN-13: 9781615930586

About the Book:

Writing The TV Drama Series is recommended by the Writers Guild Initiative!

Everyone in TV drama reads this book. Whether you're a screenwriter wanting to create an original series, a film school student aware that real careers are on television staffs, or a writer trying to break in, here is the complete guide to the unique craft of writing drama series for television.

Writing The TV Drama Series by Pamela Douglas has become the leading resource around the world for anyone who wants to create television drama, as well as for screenwriting classes and workshops. Offering practical industry information and artistic encouragement, the book is both nuts-and-bolts and inspiration. This new edition also leads you into the future and engages provocative issues about the interface between traditional TV and the opportunities opening in emerging media.

Learn how the industry works from the experts who work in it, told with candour and wit. The 3rd Edition of Writing The TV Drama Series builds on the book's reputation by bringing the very latest information, insights, and advice from major writers and producers. New features include:
• An updated and expanded section on Procedural Dramas
• New interviews with leading showrunners and a network president
• A new chapter on "Dramedy"
• An expanded section on Pilots
• A new chapter on Reality TV
• and much, much more!

What people say:

"The definitive work on dramatic TV writing just got more definitive... a manifesto for great television writing/i>." — Jack Epps, Jr., School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter: Top Gun, Dick Tracy

"The most comprehensive and user-friendly book I've come across on how to construct a drama series. It's focused, precise, and entertaining." — Maria Jackquemetton, writer/executive producer, Mad Men

"Fascinating, informative, and thoughtful... an invaluable tool for beginners and professionals alike. I wish I'd had a book like this when I was starting out in the TV business." — Nicole Yorkin, co-executive producer: The Killing, writer-producer: Flash Forward, Flash Forward, The Riches, Carnivale, Judging Amy

About the Author:

Pamela Douglas is an award-winning writer with numerous credits in television drama. She is a professor in the USC School of Cinema-Television, where she teaches screenwriting. Her book Writing The TV Drama Series has been adopted by network mentoring programs at NBC and CBS, and foreign language editions have been published in Germany, China, Korea, Spain and around the globe.