Inside the TV Writer's Room : Practical Advice for Succeeding in Television (Hardcover)

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"Inside the TV Writer's Room takes you inside the heart and soul of television writing and what really makes a show, and its writers, tick. With more than a peek into some of the best brains (and pens!) in television, Meyers' insightful book shows why their hearts beat so strongly for what they do and what you want to do ... which is to become a successful TV writer. Buy this book and throw out everything else. Period."---Chris Ruppenthal, co-executive producer of The Outer Limits

"If you want to know what it's really like to write for television, this is the book to read. Inside the TV Writer's Room is a frank, insider's guide to the world of episodic television from experienced and articulate screenwriters who understand both the business and their craft."---Mark Jonathan Harris, two-time Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary Feature

"Hands down the most informative book on what it takes to write and run a major network television show. A goldmine of practical information that takes the reader inside the 1-hour format and gives valuable insights into how your favorite network shows (cable and broadcast) were created, produced and stay on the air. Highly recommended."---Frederick King Keller, director of 24, House, and CSI: Miami

Aspiring writers often ask how they can break into the television writing business. Meyers believes that the answer can be found by asking why people become television writers and what makes them successful. Inside the TV Writer's Room reveals these insights and much more. This volume, a collection of interviews with some of today's top episodic writers arranged in a roundtable format, explores the artists' drive to express, how the writers honed their creativity, and what compromises they have made to pursue their craft. Each chapter's topic is distilled into a practical lesson for both professionals and aspirants to heed if they wish to find and maintain success in writing for television.

The book includes such leading entertainment writers and producers as Neal Baer, executive producer of the NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tim Kring of the groundbreaking hit Heroes, Peter Lenkov of 24 and CSI: New York, and Shawn Ryan, creator of the acclaimed series The Shield. Individual writers discuss the struggle to balance artistic fulfillment with the realities of commerce and how they inject an original voice into a show that is often not their own creation.

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Publisher Syracuse Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780815632412
SKU 212985385
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 081563241X
Release Date 6/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0198
Publisher Syracuse University Press

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