Inside the Room

Writing Television with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Author: Linda Venis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698138376

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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What does it take to go from being a fan to professional television writer? For the first time outside of the UCLA Extension Writers' Programme classrooms, TV writers whose many produced credits include The Simpsons, House M.D., and Pretty Little Liars take aspiring writers through the process of writing their first spec script for an on-air series, creating one-hour drama and sitcom pilots that break out from the pack, and revising scripts to meet pro standards. Learn how to launch and sustain a writing career and get a rare, intimate look inside the yearlong process of creating, selling, and getting a TV show made. Edited by writers' program director Linda Venis, Inside the Room is the ultimate guide to writing one's way into the Writers Guild of America. "Venis corrals an accessible and useful guide for anyone with the dream and the drive who needs to know, practically, what to do. An engaging and helpful how-to for hopeful TV writers or anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of this ephemeral art." - Kirkus Reviews
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Cut to the Chase

Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Author: Linda Venis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698138368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about how to navigate the choppy waters of show business. Enter Cut To The Chase, written by professional writers who teach in UCLA Extension Writers' Programme, whose alumni's many credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl; Twilight; and the Academy Award nominated Letters from Iwo Juima. From learning how to identify story ideas that make a good movie to opening career doors and keeping them open, this authoritative, comprehensive, and entertaining book, edited by Writers' Program Director Linda Venis, will be the film-writing bible for decades to come. "A well-organized soup-to-nuts manual for aspiring Nora Ephrons and Charlie Kaufmans, from the faculty of a notable screenwriting program. . . . A readable writer's how-to that goes down smoothly." - Kirkus Reviews
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Language and Television Series

A Linguistic Approach to TV Dialogue

Author: Monika Bednarek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108472222

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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Explores contemporary US television dialogue - the on-screen language that viewers worldwide encounter as they watch popular television series.
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Cheers

A Cultural History

Author: Joseph J. Darowski,Kate Darowski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538113880

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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A fascinating look into one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, Cheers: A Cultural History examines the early struggles of the show to find an audience to its multiple Emmy wins. This book also takes a look at the shows memorable cast of characters, from Sam and Diane to Carla, Woody, Norm, Cliff, and Frasier.
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Automatic Pilot

Author: Bill Taub

Publisher: Hekarose Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780615979816

Category:

Page: 216

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"Bill's book is the best no frills, no b.s. primer on writing for television that I've read. Consciously or not, over the years I've followed every one of his how to's, to apparently good effect. This book is as close to the truth as you get in this business." -- Rene Balcer, Emmy and Peabody award-winning Showrunner for Law & Order and Creator of Law & Order: Criminal Intent "Bill Taub is one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood. His knowledge of the industry is invaluable. Anytime I need any advice with a project, Bill Taub is my main source. Whoever reads this book will know more about writing pilots than people who spend years studying." -- Jamie Masada, Founder & CEO, Laugh Factory "In his three-decade career, Bill Taub has written for some of TV's most iconic shows, and has sustained a remarkably robust and varied career in the field by pushing beyond whatever the current boundaries of the medium might be. With Automatic Pilot, he distills his extensive writing and teaching experience into an accessible guide to developing and revising the pilot script--all the while empowering ('you will be the pilot of your pilot') and liberating ('the worst thing that can happen is that it doesn't work') writers to create with joy." --Linda Venis, Director, UCLA Extension Department of the Arts and Writers' Program. Editor, Cut To The Chase and Inside The Room An airplane pilot has to complete a checklist before taking off to avoid crashing and stay in the air. So too, Automatic Pilot is a TV Pilot Writer's Checklist to keep from crashing and stay on the air. Automatic Pilot is the definitive guide on how to create and write an original pilot. It takes you through the step-by-step process of writing your own pilot script. It is adapted from Bill Taub's very successful UCLA Extension Writers' Program online workshop, Writing A Spec Pilot, which he has been teaching to students all over the world since 2006. Up until the series Desperate Housewives, developed from spec pilot, burst upon the scene and became an instant hit, nobody encouraged writers to write a spec pilot. Since then the floodgates have opened and every writer, including some of the biggest names, is either writing a spec pilot or thinking about writing one. Like the workshop itself which crossed borders, Automatic Pilot is designed for writers no matter where they are. Whether you are writing a series about Congress or Parliament, the CIA or MI-5, a family in Bangladesh or Brooklyn, the process is the same. Whether it's a half-hour comedy, one hour drama, animation, or even a web series, the steps are the same. While the odds of selling a spec pilot are slim, the chance your spec pilot will impress those in charge to hire you on staff is a good enough reason to have one. And every writer these days must have at least one spec pilot in their portfolio. Automatic Pilot is not only an insider's guide on how to create an original pilot it's a book that will inspire you, motivate you, and help you discover (or rediscover) a sense of freedom and joy in writing, no matter what stage you're at -- whether you're new to the writing world or an old pro -- it will be something you will return to time and again.
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Keyboard

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Category: Electronic musical instruments

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