The A-B-C's of Writing for TV - 2014 Screenwriters World Conference Session
At a Glance
A, B and C plots, cliffhangers, commercial placement, and teasers. Television writing has a language all its own and a structure that can vary by show and by network. Whether you are writing a half-hour sitcom or a television drama with a series arc, you must know the principles that apply to television writing in general and the show you are specing in particular. Learn the rules, how to apply them, and when to break them in this informative session on structure.
- Screenwriter D.C. Fontana
- Screenwriter Laurie Scheer
- Screenwriter Tim Meltreger
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Meet the Author: William Rabkin
Veteran TV writer/showrunner, William Rabkin is the author of the best-selling Writing the Pilot and Writing the Pilot: Creating the Series. He is an associate professor of television writing and producing at Long Island University-Brooklyn’s TV Writers Studio, an assistant professor of screen and television writing at University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts and in Stephens College’s Low Residency MFA in TV and Screenwriting. Twice nominated for the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, he is currently developing and writing a 12-episode thri...