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Our 5 Favorite YouTube Bits on Writing Dramas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcthOOSCO3Y No. 1 - Aaron Sorkin, Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan Roundtable This Hollywood Reporter roundtable pulls together some of the greatest showrunners in modern times. Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, ...

What to Expect from a Writer’s Strike

What Would a Strike Mean To New Screenwriters? Hard to say. It’s easier to figure out what it doesn’t mean to new screenwriters than what it does. We're here to help you navigate this possible strike.

Why you should be writing a TV period pilot… like now

If you like to write historical dramas, now is the time for you to shine – at least on television. Streaming platforms are pouring millions of dollars into these shows, so you if don’t have a one hour TV pilot in repertoire, you might want to think about adding one.

Fan Theories, Are they Useful or Annoying?

IRONIC WARNING: SPOILERS Fan theories have probably been around since Shakespeare. I’m sure there was a guy in the front row of the very first run of Macbeth who bellowed, “The three witches are Lady Macbeth’s miscarriages!” and then ...

TV Writers, It’s Good to Be Different

What scripts do you have socked away that felt too “out there” or different to commit to paper, finish, or submit? With so many outlets for stories that veer from the beaten path (shoutout to shows such as Twin Peaks and Northern Exposure ...

The Walking Dead’s Best Well Written Episodes

Warning: SPOILERS! The Walking Dead may not get much love for its writing by the awards folks, but we’re here to fix that. The show is known for its amazing practical makeup FX courtesy of executive producer Greg Nicotero and his team, but ...

7 amazingly well written and addictive TV shows to binge over the holidays

The holidays are here and if you don’t want to battle the weather and long lines at the movie theater, let us suggest bingeing on some great TV shows that may have been off your radar. These shows have amazing writing are certainly addictive! ...

Good Shows About Bad People: Five Tips to Writing Wonderful Terrible Characters

Normally, we spend a lot of time trying to make our characters likeable—or tearing our hair out when people say they’re not. So, how do you handle your characters when you don’t exactly want your audience to like them? How do you make them watchable and compelling? Here are five tips to doing just that.

MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff reveals the personal reasons he fought to reboot the show

How does one of the best TV shows of all time get back on the air after two decades? We sat down with MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff to get the details on how he brought America's favorite duct tape do-it-all hero back to life.

5 things to learn from the Seinfeld TV spec script that went viral

If you want to be a TV writer, you need to write a spec script -- that's your own personal episode of a popular TV show. So, like many fledgling TV writers, Billy Domineau -- who works as a tutor -- paid his dues to the spec gods and ...

Is Game of Thrones Following Three-Act Structure?

Is Game of Thrones the TV series -- which is now in its sixth season -- actually one big giant movie, and the source of its highs and lows based on three-act film structure?

24 HOUR RENTAL from showrunner George Mihalka and writer Al Kratina

“It’s about a video store who makes its money off of porno and powder,” says screenwriter Al Kratina when describing the new series 24 Hour Rental. Described as a mashup of Clerks and The Sopranos, 24 Hour Rental is part of a new crop of ...
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