Who else wants to write tv shows? Written by professional screenwriter Steve Wetton – creator of the BBC’s hit series ‘Growing Pains’ and who has written for performers such as BRIAN CONLEY, LENNY HENRY, RUSS ABBOTT, and THE TWO RONNIES – this is a passionate and generous book, which shares insider tips and techniques. Drawing on examples on well-known sit-coms, dramas and soaps – from Fawlty Towers to Friends – the book guides the aspiring screenwriter through all the stages of planning to borrowing techniques to make your script stand out to discussing the logistics of formatting and submitting scripts This book includes details on; using one script to approach different people; how to get your script to the right person; payments and the role of an agent; using one script to approach different people; how to get your script to the right person; payments and the role of an agent
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Aber Publishing;
- ISBN: 978-1842850626
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21.6 cm
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to start writing TV scrips, but really anyone can use it as a guide. I found it a really useful start but I’m going to use it as a reference book too. I thought the writer seemed really sincere – it’s hard to find people in this industry who are sincerely wanting to support new writers – without any strings attached (I think), other than buying the book of course.
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Helpful and clear
Okay, maybe to expect to be a successful TV writer in ten weeks is a bit over optimistic, but it’s a damn good book. Very helpful and instructive. A good, easy to read, chatty style. He makes everything seem so easy and natural, even when setting up a format template. All you need is talent!