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How to Write for Television
Madeline DiMaggio is a savvy and successful television screenwriter who knows the business inside and out. From getting started to getting ahead, she'll give you the edge you need to turn your hot idea into a hot property on the television screen. With sample scripts from some of the highest rated programs and advice from top producers, agents, and writers, How to Write fo ...more
Published by Fireside Books
(first published February 10th 1990)
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The sample material may be dated (1990), and cable opportunities were just taking off, but the structures discussed, and real-world advice is current. Madeline takes you through sit-coms, dramas, two-hour movies, and all of the steps before you write your script. She offers her personal story of how she got into writing, when things worked well and when they didn't, and things to consider before collaborating. She also uses real scripts, as well as her own two-hour movie script, for an in-depth ...more