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Essential reading for anyone aspiring to write for television
on 7 August 2012
This book is a well-researched and efficient text covering the basics of writing for television and contains insider information to help you get a foot in the door. Suitable for beginners and advanced screenwriters alike, this book offers in-depth analysis of story elements and is backed by a wealth of data, quotes and fascinating interviews with writers, readers, editors, producers and broadcasters. Gibbs shows you how to approach writing for TV, how to present and structure your script (including an invaluable breakdown of running times for different formats and the needs of different broadcasters), then looks at all the stages of preparation towards getting your work out there. Gibbs covers all possibilities and eventualities by interviewing representatives from all the mainstream channels, equipping writers who feel ready to move onto the next stage in their career all the advice and support they need. An excellent manual and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Recommended!