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Before you get anyone to read your brilliantly executed pilot script, you must first pitch them the idea for the series, and it must be clear, compelling, character-driven, and it must feel like a TV show, not like a movie. Put simply, the first thing you need to do is answer the deceptively simple question, “What is it?”   Read More
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Scripted television is exploding. And if you are a screenwriter with experience primarily in the feature-length form, then you would do yourself well to start learning how to write a pilot.   Read More
What is wrong with the following scene? MEGAN and DANIEL are shown to their table by a WAITER.   Read More
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Over the years, I've read thousands of scripts as a producer and former VP Development for companies at Sony, Universal and Disney and had to separate the wheat from the chaff.   Read More
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As a producer and former VP of Development for production companies based at Sony, Universal and Disney, I’ve had the privilege of working with award-winning writers, directors and actors, and the most successful ones always...   Read More
I got a call from a director the other day asking if I'd be willing to put a call out to our writers for scripts meeting some very specific criteria. I said, "Sure, what's the genre?" He replied   Read More
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A producer called me recently to rave about a script he'd just optioned. It was a real genre-buster, it had the most unique and amazing   Read More
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I've seen a lot of writers succeed and fail in this business, and watching that without being able to do anything about it is like not being able to scratch an itch. So I decided to   Read More
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All right, so you know your hook and you've got a couple good loglines. You can pitch a script in the time it takes to ride the elevator down to the lobby. You've got scripts on InkTip, you send pitches in the mail, and you...   Read More
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Wouldn't it be great if you could go back in time and hear how some of your favorite movies were pitched? Imagine being a fly on the wall in these meetings   Read More
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