by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Dan Calvisi is an expert when it comes to structuring television shows. He is a story analyst, speaker, screenwriter, and the author of Story Maps: TV Drama and Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. Dan gets his know-how from his past years as a Story Analyst for major studios... Continue Reading →
by Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) If you’re channel-surfing on a Tuesday night and briefly land on This is Us [pilot script], you might think you’ve stumbled on an episode of Parenthood. After all, This Is Us also airs on NBC, also gives us a saccharine look at American family life, and also uses the adoption (more or... Continue Reading →
Let your character breath. Don't give your character to much to do in a pilot. We need quiet moments to see who they are.