Category «TV»

INTERVIEW TIPS

When interviewing for a position on a Motion Picture or Television series, keep these tips in mind. Research the show, movie or Production Company ahead of time.  If it is a series, study as many episodes as you can so you can speak intelligently about it. Know all you can about the person or persons …

WORKING HOURS OF MINORS

Working Hours of Minors AGES SET TIME WORK SCHOOL R&R TOTAL TIME 15 days thru 5 mos 9:30-11:30 am 2:30-4:30 pm 20 min n/a 1 hr 40min 2 hrs 6 mos thru 1 yr 4 hrs 2 hrs n/a 2 hrs 4 1/2 hrs 2 yrs thru 5 yrs 6 hrs 3 hrs n/a 3 …

SEVEN DEADLY WRITING SINS

Seven Deadly Sins of Writing… from Your Screenplay Sucks! Using Find (Ctrl F or Apple F) in your computer, chase down these words in any form you find them. Losing them or changing them will strengthen your work. “Find” spaceisspace should find only the word you’re looking for, not every “is” in your screenplay. is …

WRITING SPEC TV SCRIPTS

Writing Spec Television Scripts When setting out to write a television script, you should write a script for a series that has been on the air at least two seasons.  Pilots are extremely hard to sell unless you are an established writer.  If you must write a pilot, don’t spend the whole episode setting up …

UNPAID INTERNS

Six Steps to Having an Unpaid Intern by Mike Haberman Interns, also known as Co-op students, have long been used by companies as a method of getting some inexpensive labor while providing a student with valuable work experience. In a tight candidate labor market it is an efficient way for a company to “test out” …

How to tighten your script

What’s the first thing any reader does after they pick up a script and read the title page?  They turn to the last page to see the length.  The page count effects their perception of the script before starting to read.  If you are around 100 pages it feels like it will be a nice …

What a Producer Does Part 2

There are different types of producers in both Television and Feature Films.  There are also Theatrical Producers, but since this is a website for Independent Filmmakers, I won’t go into that.   Today’s blog is about Television  Producers.  Television Producers will be covered in a follow up blog.   According The Producers Guild of America the …