Television Writing: The Ground Rules of Series, Serials and Sitcoms

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Allen & Unwin, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 71 pages
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The restrictions governing the development and writing of TV drama series, serials and sitcom are a surprise to the newcomer and challenge to the veteran. This invaluable book describes the conventions, formats and everyday running of television writing. With contributions from a range of television drama experts, it explains the rules and provides practical advice on how to excel within them. An indispensable reference guide for anyone who is in television drama or sitcom, or wants to be.
 

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Contents

Z Sitcom
13
Writing an episode
21
IV
27
Issues for producers
37
Advice from the experts
47
Index
69
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Linda Aronson is a highly respected, multi-award-winning scriptwriter who has written widely for the screen in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and for US television. She has also won awards for her novels, and works as a script assessor and consultant.

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