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Write to TV, 2nd Edition by Martie Cook

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THE TELEVISION PILOT

 

“First and foremost, don’t try to create the next big hit show. Second, audiences come for a concept but they stay for the characters. Know that in today’s very crowded TV universe just about every idea has been pitched, tried or aired so it is more important than ever to be truly singular in both concept and execution to stand out and be noticed. And more than anything, create something from passion and not commerce. No one knows where the next hit is coming from but the shows that are hits all come from a place of a writer creating a world, a story and a character that they must write.” — Emmy Award winner Jonathan Littman, president, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and executive producer, CSI, CSI: ...

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