Jonny Sommers has a job many readers want — or at least, think they want: the assistant to a successful and busy TV showrunner.
Josh Friedman recounts the cancellation of his excellent show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
With an adapted screenplay, it’s not altogether obvious what awesomeness came from the screenwriter, and what came from the underlying material.
A site featuring tons of TV pilot scripts.
The thin line between unlimited DVR and video-on-demand.
A clip from my 2003 pilot, directed by Kim Manners.
Mourning one of TV’s great directors: Kim Manners.
How technology could upend the economics of filmed entertainment.
Knowing the answer is part of the craft, just like a cabinetmaker promising a delivery date.
Two unrelated questions answered. 1. Clarifying young and old versions of characters. 2. How much research to do before writing.
The survival of dayplayers benefits us all.
My agent leaves me to head HBO. Yeah Sue!
How to expose, fund and distribute your pilot appropriately.
DIY audience screenings help your product and save you money. Here’s what to ask.
Nine second answers to nine burning questions. Ready…go!
The strike gives you time to write fantasy mash-up scripts, if only in your head.
Video courtesy of THE OFFICE writers.
The WGA strike kills a spin-off, and my episode with it.
How I got the gig to write and direct an episode of the (now defunct) HEROES spin-off.
An episode of Grey’s Anatomy might have the same title as your spec. That’s not even close to being plagiarism.
A correction for Jane’s awesome website.
Kudos to the writers of HEROES for letting the audience connect the dots.
When other people have the same ideas and act on them, it helps me clear my slate.
If this sounds like you, stop reading and start dialing. You need a better attorney, stat.
A shout out to a good show and their low budget ways.