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Television and Screen Writing, 4th Edition by Richard A Blum

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Television Drama Format

Writing Spec TV Drama Scripts

The same wisdom about not writing a spec script for the sitcom you want to work for holds true about writing spec scripts for a different current drama series than the one you write want to for. The series producers know the production crises and past, present, and future needs of the show, so don’t write for them The only production company that is currently willing to look at scripts written directly for it is “Star Trek: Voyager.”

Choose a one-hour show from any similar dramatic series. Watch the series regularly and analyze the leads, dramatic crisis, and pacing. Tape the show to find the right creative choices and act structure. And get sample produced dramatic television scripts ...

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