If you’re writing the pilot episode of a TV series, you have a choice to make: will this episode be more-or-less typical for the series, or will it be The Beginning?
Is a beat sheet an actual thing, or a mythical Hollywood construct?
When you’re auditioning actors for a role, the scenes as scripted are sometimes not especially useful. The solution: write new material specifically for casting.
Always treat your readers like audience members, and think about it from their perspective.
One strange aspect of writing a blog is recognizing that one’s online narrative doesn’t always match up very well with reality. There is a lag between when events happen and when you write about them. Take for example Josh Friedman’s recent and scary brush with kidney cancer. As his real-life neighbor, I knew he was […]
Right now, we’re starting casting for Ops, the Fox pilot we’ll hopefully shoot after the holidays. Since most readers out there have never been through network casting — or any casting — I thought I’d talk you through the process. Or at least, the start of the process. The first thing we had to do […]