How to Write a TV Pilot

Television is having a big moment right now, perhaps even more so than movies. With fantastic series on Netflix, HBO, AMC and so forth, it seems like television writing is the place to be. And why not? Unlike with films, writers rule television. Plus, television writing offers a regular paying job, perhaps one of the few…

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The Eight Sequence Method

The Eight Sequence Method

While in many ways the minute-by-minute approach to writing a script feels comfortable – it is in fact just a very detailed three act structure guiding writers when to hit major plot points – for some, this writing approach can feel stressful. Maybe all your scenes are just a few pages ahead of the typical page…

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Writing by the Minute for Feature Films

Writing by the Minute

When you first learn about screenwriting, one of the first general rules you’ll learn is that one page in the script equals about roughly one minute of screen time. Of course, that’s not always the case, Veep‘s first script being around 45 pages long but coming in at 30 minutes on screen. However, if you haven’t “made…

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