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Getting on the Same Page: Writers and Directors Interface

At a Glance

  • In-person seminar on writer/director collaboration
  • Helps writers fine tune the vocabulary they need to talk to directors
  • Do exercises to isolate important aspects of your story and how you want it visualized

Let two working directors, who have helmed over 300 episodes of network TV, help you make sure your script is made into the film or TV episode you intended. Using concepts they have articulated in their new book, Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing, Bethany Rooney and Mary Lou Belli will show you how to have a constructive and specific dialogue with the director in order to make sure you are “on the same page.”

You’ll explore a range of tools through exercises designed to help you:

  • Articulate what you want your story to say
  • Share how you want your audience to feel
  • Talk about what your characters want and how they get it
  • Discuss how to physically give your show the feeling you envision including: lenses, lighting, shooting, style, editing

Getting on the Same Page: Writers and Directors Interface offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and more. They direct dramas and comedies using the same process that Steven Spielberg (or any other movie director uses) - just with less money and time.

Where:

The Writers Store
3510 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

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Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Bethany Rooney

In an environment where less than ten percent of dramas on television are directed by women, Bethany Rooney has enjoyed a long and esteemed career. She has directed over one hundred and fifty episodes of prime-time network shows, including Scandal, Political Animals, Private Practice, Switched at Birth, 90210, Hart of Dixie, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, and Private Practice. For cable television, she has directed In Plain Sight, Weeds, and Drop Dead Diva. She began her directing career on the 1980’s iconic television show, St. Els...

Meet the Author: Mary Lou Belli

Mary Lou Belli is an Emmy Award winning producer, writer, and director as well as the author of two books. Most recently she directed Monk starring Emmy award winner Tony Shalhoub and The Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel. On the CW she directed The Game, the spinoff to Girlfriends - a series Mary Lou directed for 7 consecutive seasons. She directed the pilot of the Web series 3Way, winner of 2 Logo awards and the AfterEllen.com 2008 Visibility Award. With over 100 episodes to her credit, Mary Lou directed Living with Fran starring Fran Drescher, Misconceptions starring ...