Writing for TV and Radio: A Writers' and Artists' Companion (Writers' and Artists' Companions) (Paperback)

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This essential companion offers invaluable insights and solid, practical guidance to those keen to write for TV and radio.

PART 1 explores the nature of the media. It looks at the history of writing drama and comedy for radio and TV through a consideration of its key elements and some of the most successful dramas and comedies of past and present.

PART 2 includes reflections and tips from award-winning writers of film, television and radio from the UK, the US and Scandinavia: Sam Bain, Peter Bowker, Elly Brewer, Laura Eason, Ellen Fairey, Nick Fisher, Phil Ford, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Katie Hims, Rachel Joyce, Marcy Kahan, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Jan McVerry, Jonathan Myerson, Hattie Naylor, Richard Nelson, Andrew Nickolds, Georgia Pritchett, Mike Walker and Stephen Wyatt.

PART 3 offers practical advice on technical aspects of writing for TV and radio including character development, structure and dialogue. It also gives guidance on how to deal with branches of the broadcasting industry, from agents and actors to producers and script editors.

About the Author

Sue Teddern has over twenty years' experience writing for TV and Radio. Her writing credits include episodes of The Archers, Birds of A Feather and My Family.Nick Warburton has written extensively for television, radio and the stage. His play Beast won the Tinniswood Award for Best Play of 2005.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781441195906
ISBN-10: 1441195904
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: November 19th, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Writers' and Artists' Companions