Writing the TV Drama Series

By Pamela Douglas,

Book cover of Writing the TV Drama Series: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV

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This revised and updated edition is a complete resource for anyone who wants to write and produce for television drama series or create an original series, as well as for teachers in screenwriting classes and workshops. It leads the reader step-by-step through every stage of the development and writing process,…

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Another insightful overview of the TV development process, this time from a writer’s point of view.

This is primarily from a U.S. perspective, but one chapter gives a view of fifteen other countries, which is rare. Pamela Douglas offers the TV equivalent of Syd Field’s Screenplay. She lays out with great clarity the way TV episode structure is taught today – although I believe that talented and successful creators often use other tools to design their series.

From a practical point of view, this book is more useful if you’re developing a network procedural than if you’re developing a serial…

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