by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Ellen Sandler knows just about everything there is to know about writing for network television. She has developed over a dozen pilots, worked on several prime-time half-hour shows, and she received an Emmy nomination for her work as a writer and co-executive producer on Everybody Loves Raymond. These days, Ellen shares... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this week's episode I talk with screenwriter Edward Ricourt (Now You See Me). We talk through the early days of his career, how he broke in, and how he has started to transition from feature film writer to television writer. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) It’s hard to overstate the opportunities that have arisen for writers in the world of televised storytelling in recent years. Many who have spent years learning how to craft stories for the feature film market have begun to consider moving their stories into half-hour or one-hour serialized storytelling. But, as many are... Continue Reading →
by Fin Wheeler At a recent live-streamed Q and A, the man behind the current Xena reboot project and Lost alum Javier Grillo-Marxuach spoke about his path to show running, writers rooms, past projects and what he’d tell his 22-year-old self if he could go back in time. Javier's Path to the Writers Room Javier’s... Continue Reading →
We're doing something new over here at LA Screenwriter. If you have any specific questions about screenwriting, the film industry, or life in general, send them to LAScreenwritierBlog@gmail.com, and I'll do my best to answer. This week's question comes from Kat. She writes: First off, I have to say I just recently stumbled upon your... Continue Reading →
Speed is crucial in TV. Under the pressure of production, you have to be able to bang out good scripts on a clock. A writer who can finish a solid draft in two months? They’re easy to find. I’m interested in the writer who can write that draft in two days.
Chad Gervich, author of Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer’s Guide to the TV Business, recently shared his breakdown of what he sees as the four genres of television dramas.
Another thought-provoking session from last weekend’s Great American Pitchfest was entitled “Your Career in TV – The View from Both Sides.”