BIBLE FORMULA for #Scriptchat

by on Jun.12, 2016, under Featured, Motivation, Personal tips

BIBLE FORMULA 2016

  • Explanation for the title of your Pilot.
  • Series log line and a brief paragraph describing your Pilot.
  • Pilot Log Line – Write a log line for your pilot (summary of the A story).
  • The Show – Describe your Pilot. This gives a sense of how you see your show.
  • The Format -Describe what your show will be week to week. Is it an action/adventure show? Is it a character drama? Is it a police procedural? Is it a medical or legal show? Is there humor? What will the balance of story be in each episode? For example, if you’re writing a legal show, will it be more about the case or more about the personal?
  • The Philosophy -Go into a deeper explanation of your concept and what your audience can expect from it.
  • The Characters -Write a paragraph or up to a page on each character.
  • Supporting Characters – Write a brief paragraph for each supporting/recurring role.
  • Character Dynamics – Give a paragraph about the primary relationships that are part of the inside story.
  • Formula – Give an idea of the story formula with regards to the A and B story arcs.
  • Themes – Go into the overarching themes.
  • The On-Going Sets – Write down what your regular sets/locations will be.

Where will the majority of story take place?

  • The Pilot Story – Write a longer description/overview of the Pilot story.
  • Future Story Arcs – Write a line about the “A” and the “B” story for your first 13 episodes. If it’s a cable show, write log lines for your first 8-10 episodes.
  • Overview – Give an overview of your series arcs for seasons 1, 2 and 3.
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ISA PODCAST – THE ESSENTIALS OF WINNING STUDIO FELLOWSHIPS / ISA W/ MAX TIMM

by on Feb.17, 2016, under Motivation, Podcasts

LINK to PODCAST LINK to SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for ISA Podcast Listeners https://lw118.infusionsoft.com/app/form/isa-specialsign-in1 The Essentials of Winning Studio Writing Fellowships w / Jen Grisanti (ISA Sponsored) Posted: Feb 17, 2016 Hosted By: Max Timm Guest: Jennifer Grisanti download The TV writing business is a tough one, but that’s why I make sure and tell all of […]

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ISA/SUNDANCE LINK

by on Jan.24, 2016, under Motivation

Here is the LINK for those of you who were at the ISA breakfast at Sundance.

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2015 FILMS THAT MADE US FEEL THE STORY

by on Jan.13, 2016, under Featured, Motivation

What does a storyteller have to do to make us feel their story? Last year, there were so many films that made us really feel what the story was trying to say. The films that I felt the most were; The Revenant, Spotlight, Room, Steve Jobs and Inside Out. We feel story through the understanding […]

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SPLIT DESIRE CREATES COMPELLING STORY

by on Dec.09, 2015, under Motivation

Understanding the idea of split desire is a new story tool that suddenly surfaced for me in the work that I do with writers as a story/career consultant and writing instructor. With a well-written series trigger and dilemma, the pilot trigger adds a complication that creates a split desire. The complication isn’t the pilot pursuit; […]

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LINK FOR TV WRITERS SUMMIT – NOVEMBER 14, 2015

by on Nov.14, 2015, under Motivation

http://tinyurl.com/jgtvsummit

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BIBLE FORMULA FOR ISA LISTENERS

by on Nov.07, 2015, under Motivation, Personal tips

BIBLE FORMULA   The Title of your Pilot – Give a brief paragraph describing your pilot. Log line for your Series Log line for your pilot (summary of the A story) The Show – Describe your pilot in a page of detail. The Format – Describe what your show will be. Is it an action/adventure […]

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WHY STORIES LIKE “THE MARTIAN” WORK

by on Oct.20, 2015, under Featured, Motivation

The Martian is an extraordinary feel good film that really takes you into the idea that anything is possible if you focus on a desire, take action, don’t let the setbacks bring you down and always move forward and believe. It takes the idea of being positive to a whole new level. The Martian’s success […]

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