The choices you make about your POV (point of view) can help you craft the most compelling version of your narrative. Here's a breakdown of how to think about these choices, and some great shows to look to for examples.
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Part 3 of our essential series provides guidance on TV writer's role in the all-important post-production process. The author Ali Laventhol is a co-executive producer with writing credits on over 10 shows.
Part 2 of our series provides essential pointers about how TV writers should "cover set" for their own episode of television. The author Ali Laventhol is a co-executive producer with writing credits on over 10 shows.
Part 1 of 3 in a series about how to produce your own episode of television, an essential breakdown for screenwriters. Ali Laventhol is a co-executive producer with writing credits on over 10 shows.
Straight from the 2023 WGA Showrunners Training Program, Ali Laventhol gives 11 pointers on what Showrunners are looking for when they hire - in their own words!
Seven pointers on how to make the audience care about your character from the moment of introduction, by Ali Laventhol.
A distillation of what a movie is, in its simplest elements, by David Kessler, the writer of Minamata, starring Johnny Depp.
Is there anything more difficult than constant criticism and rejection? What do you do when your best isn't good enough? We share tips from our instructors on how to quickly recover from rejection and get to success sooner.
September isn't just back-to-school time for the kids; it is also a great time to start getting back to work on the scripts for next year's fellowships and pitch meetings. Here are some resources for writing a new TV script.
A handful of Script Anatomy instructors choose their favorite writing craft books. and say why. For insight and inspiration, here's a list you can use.
There's a ring of authenticity that comes from infusing your own personal experiences into the writing. Here are five practical tips on how to do this effectively.
Want to overcome procrastination, increase your productivity and... get more writing done? Here's a way that works.
A helpful list of TV and Screenwriting Fellowships complete with contacts, links and deadlines.
If you're looking to land a spot on a TV writing program, this frank Q&A with several alumni of those programs is going to be a great resource. Advice on writing, submissions, specs and pilots and tenacity!
MFA's are expensive, exclusionary, and increasingly coming under fire, while trade schools like Script Anatomy are democratizing the creative arts. We break down the pros and cons.
This glossary of screenwriting Industry terms will come in handy as you start meeting and socializing with other screenwriters.
One of the ways to break into writing is to start as a Script Coordinator. Script Anatomy alum Danielle Bauman tells us how she did it, and became a Staff Writer on This Is Us.
We enter screenwriting contests in the hope of getting the attention of managers, agents, producers. The validation doesn't hurt either. But not all contests are created equal…
Do You Really Have to Move to LA to have a career in Screenwriting? Well, thanks to COVID-19, maybe not so much anymore…
Now that all your meetings are on Zoom - generals, staffing, and pitch meetings - we compiled a few helpful tips and pointers from working writers.
Staffing season, thanks to streamers and premium cable, happens all year round now, so writers always need to be ready for that critical staffing meeting.
Crafting characters whose dynamic relationship fuels conflict and drives story, is a surefire way to show your TV series has longevity.
We asked our Twitter followers what they’d like to see on our blog. Their overwhelming responses was: A post on pilot structure. So here goes.
Television is a collaborative medium. And the job of a working writer is to give notes, take notes and above all, to take them well.
One way to break into TV writing is to get an assistant job in the writer's room, the logic being that writers rooms promote from within. But it's not that simple.
One of the most dreaded notes writers get during the pitching and development process has to do with series legs.
One of the most common freak-outs we see every year around Fellowship Season here at Script Anatomy is the freak-out about matching samples. We feel your pain!
Choosing a spec is complicated, there are so many factors at play. We asked our faculty to weigh in.
Ever watch a pilot and think about the main character, "I like them, but I don’t really care about what happens to them?” It's a goal and drive issue.
You’ve been to a networking mixer or writing panel and made a connection with someone you want to work with someday. Now what?
Tawnya Bhattacharya is a co-executive producer, with a string of credits, a teacher and an entrepreneur.
Writing isn't a solitary business after all. Here's our guide to writers groups - how to find one, build one, and get the most out of it.
Your TV writing career rests partly on your ability to pitch in a room. But don’t fret, because we’ve put together a few tips to help you. If you've got a big meeting coming up, start here.
We asked 4 TV writers who’ve had spec script success, how they approached it. Featuring Charmaine DeGraté, Jeane Wong, Amy Lambert, and Jeremy Hsu.
These days it seems selling a feature or TV pilot can be more about finding good source material than about writing a good script. Writers are adapting everything from overseas TV formats to novels to comic books for the big and small screen.
The rules about what constitutes viable Intellectual Property are changing, and today, many writers creating their own. "Quince" is a case in point.
Why does your pilot start here, on this day in the character's life? And how does this story resonate with life today for the audience? Why Now is a critical question.
A clearly defined brand as a writer will help you gain traction in the industry. Here are some ways to excavate that question. What do you love to write, why, and how does your bio speak to that?
It's not writers block, you're just fatigued, it happens. Here are nine tips from a working writer about how to sustain a creative life.
How do we write inclusively without crossing the line into appropriation? Here are some ways to look at it…
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It’s February, and for baby writers, a far more important search than a Valentine has begun: the process of finding the right agent or manager… the right agent or manager can turn your career from night to day — but the wrong one can make your future look bleak,
Ah, spec scripts. The bane of every baby writer’s existence. Come January, if you’re not staffed, you’re probably thinking — and maybe groaning inwardly — about applying to network fellowships again. And as everyone knows, the road to fellowships starts with a strong spec script…
As you’re kicking off 2018 with blank notebooks, blank pages, bright ideas, and important goals, we wanted to offer some suggestions for some writing resolutions that have worked for our writers in the past…