A Writer's Toolbox for Stage, Screen and Radio by Ashton, P.The calling card script is the script that expresses your voice, gets you noticed and helps you reach commission and production. Written by Paul Ashton, Development Manager of the BBC writersroom, and born out of his wide experience of reading scripts, working with writers, and as an industry 'gatekeeper', this is a guide to the key writing tools you need to know and understand to write a truly original script. As many professionals need to switch mediums and genres in order to survive and thrive, the book uniquely draws together the universal principles of dramatic storytelling for screen, stage, and radio. With a focus on the script as a blue print for performance, sections and chapters break down into bite-sized practical insights and the book mirrors both the journey of the story and process of writing it. The Calling Card Script shows how to tell a great story in script form and offers valuable professional development insight for all writers, whether established or just starting out, who wish to hone their craft and speak their voice.
Call Number: 808.22 ASH
Publication Date: 2011
Elephant Bucks by Bull, S.An autoritative guide to writing successfully for television sitcoms. The book includes detailed inside information on how to choose the right series to spec, how to pick the right story, and detailed step-by-step instruction on how to write the scripts that will get you work.
Call Number: 808.2523 BUL
Publication Date: 2007
Writing the TV Drama Series by Douglas, P.This new edition builds on the book’s reputation by bringing the very latest information, insights, and advice from major writers and producers. It is a complete resource for anyone who wants to write and produce for a television drama series or create an original series, as well as for teachers in screenwriting classes and workshops. Offering practical industry information and artistic encouragement, the book is both nuts-and-bolts and inspiration. The Third Edition leads readers into the future and engages provocative issues about the interface between traditional TV and emerging technologies and endless possibilities.
Writing for television : series, serials and soaps by Grace, Y.An award-winning television drama producer with 20 years experience in script editing and development offers a practical guide for anyone interested in the television industry Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone, this is a no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer who's been there, done it, fought some battles, and won the odd award. Yvonne Grace gives advice on getting an agent. the type of writer television's looking for, the tool kit a television writer needs, the writer/script editor relationship, how to structure a storyline, how to write good treatments and outlines, and what a long running format teaches writers. Packed full of useful insights, links, and information, the book includes interviews with successful television writers working today and pointers on how to work collaboratively in the industry and how to make good contacts with the people who can further your career.
How to Write for Television by Smethurst, W.This book provides professional tips and techniques for those wishing to break into writing for TV whether it's a soap, series drama, or situation comedy. It covers all aspects of script writing such as structure, plotting, characterization and dialogue and is packed with advice on presenting and selling scripts. It also includes a chapter specifically on writing for radio.