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Description - How To Write For Television 6th Edition by William Smethurst

Television is a growth industry with an insatiable hunger for writing talent. Soaps, series dramas, plays, situation comedies - television constantly needs new writers. This inspiring book is full of professional tips and techniques that producers, agents and script editors would give you themselves - if only they had the time. Complete with vital information on how to sell your writing - and how much you can earn. Packed with tips for writing and selling. Lists essential contacts and phone numbers.

Contents: List of Illustrations; The opportunities; 1. The basics; 2. Story & theme; 3. Style; 4. Structure; 5. Plotting; 6. Visual Interest; 7. Dialogue; 8. Characterisation; 9. Situation Comedy; 10. Presentation; 11. From Script to Screen; 12. The difficult Markets; 13. Programmes Looking for Writers; 14. Soap Operas; 15. Other Markets for Scripts; 16. Common Queries; 17. TV Talk; 18. Organisations That Will Help You; 19. Where to Send your Script; Further reading; Index.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845283803
ISBN-10: 1845283805
Format: Paperback / softback
(158mm x 234mm x 17mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: How To Books Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Smethurst

William Smethurst has written numerous radio and television scripts; was script editor at BBC Pebble Mill; and executive producer of drama serials for Central Television. He is now a director of an independent TV company.

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