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Going Again: Creating and Developing Returnable Drama Series

My old screenwriting pal, Philip Palmer, is running a cool TV course at London Film School called Going Again: Creating and Developing Returnable …

Story Structure: Linking Your Series Dilemma To Your Pilot Dilemma

During my story consults, the current most-discussed topic is the idea of “linking dilemmas” in the TV pilot. A hot trend in story structure is …

Screenwriting

Specs & The City: 5 Lessons For Screenwriters From 'Breaking Bad'

<b>By Brad Johnson</b><p>The series finale of <i>Breaking Bad</i> brought to a close a tragic tale of Shakespearean scope. The story of Walter White and his blue meth …

TV

Star Script Doctor Damon Lindelof Explains the New Rules of Blockbuster Screenwriting

<b>Damon Lindelof,</b> the ubiquitous ­screenwriter-producer whose name seems attached to all of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, is doing his damnedest to …

Anatomy of a TV spec - Don't Trust the B--- in Apt 23 - Part II

Picking up from yesterday, I had decided to do a spec episode of <i>Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23</i> as my submission to the WB Writers Workshop. …

Anatomy of a TV spec - Don't Trust the B--- in Apt 23

A couple days ago, I learned that I was not among the applicants still in contention for the WB Writers Workshop, so I extend my condolences to all …

Breaking Bad and cliffhanger structure

<i>Note: spoilers for this week's Breaking Bad and uninformed speculations on next week's episode follow.</i><p>This week's <i>Breaking Bad</i> ended on a helluva …

Written Interview: Ray Bradbury

Paris Review interview (Spring, 2010) with noted author Ray Bradbury:<p>INTERVIEWER: In Zen in the Art of Writing, you wrote that early on in your …

Improvising Screenplays: Arming Your Characters with a Strong Point of View

<i>In our</i> Improvising Screenplays <i>column</i><i>, improvisational actor Brett Wean shares how the concepts of improvisation can be applied to the work — and play</i> …

Screenwriting

Storytelling Strategies: Escape Hatches in 'Iron Man 3'

What the special effects couldn’t conceal<p>Back in the days when I was a student of Samson Raphaelson, a screenwriter from Hollywood’s golden age, he …

Screenwriting

Chuck Lorre: Make ’Em Laugh and Don’t Micro-Manage

How would Chuck Lorre define his comedy brand?<p>Three words: Make ’em laugh.<p>Lorre, exec producer of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men” …