Category Archives: TV

Guest Blog: Brad Bauner–Outline

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I’ve known Brad for a few years now.  He and I met in a TV writing class in New York City.  And he’s done it.  He’s a working TV writer.  And that alone is why you should listen to him.  Another good reason: he’s right.  Now, I have always resisted outlining (though I’m coming around […]

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Outline Schmoutline

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I’m working on an outline or two for upcoming original pilots.  It’s not something that I’m very good about doing.  Or at times think I’m very GOOD at doing.  But it’s something that I have to do.  Or at least a friend of mine said I have to do.  And, yeah, I believe him.   […]

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Oh, to spec…

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It’s that time of year again.  That time to write a spec script.  Now, normally, they tell you… (you know… THEY…) that in order to break into TV right now, you write an original pilot.  Showrunners want to see what YOU would do if given a chance to make ANY TV show that would could. […]

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Guest Blog: Montserrat Mendez–Networking

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I’ve known Montserrat, or Mozz to his friends for years now.  I met him at the Manhattan Theatre Source, and he was ALWAYS good at connecting with people.  He knew people.  He chatted people up.  (He was a bit of a flirt.)  He’s also a talented writer, that helps.  But, as we all know, writing […]

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Guest Blog: Blair Singer–A Literary Monogamist

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Blair Singer is a teacher of mine… dare I say mentor?… possibly, I’ll have to ask him how he feels about that.  A few years ago, I decided I wanted to move into TV as well as continue on as a playwright.  After much urging from the wife, I took a class at Primary Stages […]

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