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Writing for Visual Media, 2nd Edition by Anthony Friedmann

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Television Series, Sitcoms, and Soaps

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Television is a huge maw that devours programming. Think of the number of channels! Think of the need for new ideas! Think of the need for writers to write episodes of long-running series that reappear season after season! Although the total program lineup for the medium includes news, documentary, sports, games shows, and so on, we are going to discuss only the program content that is acted entertainment, such as series, sitcoms, and soaps.1 We need to understand the special requirements of television writing and learn the basic techniques of thinking and writing for television. Then we need to look at comedy and some techniques for writing comedy. Because television is changing all the time, we need ...

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