Mediabistro.com Presents Small Screen, Big Picture

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Mediabistro.com Presents Small Screen, Big Picture

A Writer's Guide to the TV Business

By Chad Gervich; Howard Gordon (Foreword by)

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307395313, 430pp.

Publication Date: November 25, 2008

Description
Take On Hollywood and Make It as a Television Writer.
From mediabistro.com, the media industry's most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV writer. That's right "Small Screen, Big Picture" gives you a competitive edge over millions of other aspiring writers who share your talent, creativity, and determination . . . because after reading these pages, you ll have the one thing they lack: an understanding of the business of television.
This journey into Hollywood's inner workings not only details how networks, studios, and production companies work together, it teaches you how the process affects the creation and writing of TV series, how shows make money, and ultimately how you can use this information to break into the industry.
You ll learn:
What really goes on in the inner sanctum of the writers room and how to be a part of it
How today's TV business model works and how rapidly it's changing
Who has the power to buy a show idea and how to pitch your own
How new media formats are changing television and how to use them to your advantage
Which jobs will kick-start your TV writing career and how to get hired
And much more . . .
Armed with this solid foundation of knowledge, you ll be ready to plan your entry into the industry and begin your successful TV writing career.


About the Author
CHAD GERVICH has worked as a TV writer, producer, and executive. He s written, developed, and produced shows for the Littlefield Company, Fox Television Studios, Paramount Television, NBC, Warner Bros., ABC, Fox Reality Channel, E! Entertainment Television, and 20th Century Fox."