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PART I How Hollywood Works
Chapter 1 AN OVERVIEW OF THE TV INDUSTRY
Out With the Old, in with the New
Get on the Ball
It’s Called Show Business for a Reason
What are Television Sweeps?
Staff Writing vs. Freelance Writing
Do you Have to Live in L.A.?
Chapter 2 THE SPECTACULAR SPEC
Writing for Existing Shows is Your First Step
What is a Spec Script?
Choosing a Spec Script That Will Work for You
Studying the Show Before You Write
Getting Your Hands on a Sample Script
The Reason Your Spec Probably Won’t Sell
One Down (Sigh!) at Least One More to Go!
Time to Flip
Chapter 3 GETTING YOUR SCRIPTS READ
Plastering the Town with Your Work
The Initial Meeting
The Invitation to Pitch