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Writing the Pilot

At a Glance

  • Learn how to conceive and write a 60-page spec pilot script
  • Identify a concept that can carry one hundred episodes or more
  • Learn essential elements to set your series apart from everyone else's

Television networks are so desperate for new voices and fresh ideas that for the first time in history they're buying spec pilot scripts and turning them in to series. Today's aspiring writer can be tomorrow's showrunner. 

But it's not easy. 

Conceiving and writing a pilot that can launch a series is a complex assignment even for a seasoned pro. This book will take you through the entire process, from your initial idea through the finished script. 

You'll learn:

  • How to identify a concept that can carry one hundred episodes or more
  • How to create characters who will stay interesting year after year
  • How to design the unique world those characters will live in
  • How to identify the essential elements that will set your series apart from everyone else's
  • And most importantly, how to capture it all in one 60-page script

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Meet the Author: William Rabkin

Veteran TV writer/showrunner has written and/or produced more than 300 hours of dramatic television. He is a professor of television and screenwriting and producing at the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert and Long Island University Brooklyn, and has recently worked on superhero series and movies in China. He is currently creating and writing a TV series for a major Chinese movie star in Beijing.

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