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Producing for TV and New Media, 2nd Edition by Cathrine Kellison

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CHAPTER

3The Big Idea: Script and Project Development

A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo sapiens—second in necessity apparently after nourishment and before love and shelter. Millions survive without love or home, almost none in silence; the opposite of silence leads quickly to narrative, and the sound of story is the dominant sound of our lives, from the small accounts of our day's events to the vast incommunicable constructs of psychopaths.

Reynolds Price

THIS CHAPTER'S TALKING POINTS

I. Think It
II. Write It
III. Develop It

I. THINK IT

I don't think art alone changes people, but consciousness, the life of the mind, is a critical force for change and art helps the shaping of consciousness.

Tony Kushner, ...

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