Category: TV Series Development

Practical, ‘how to’ posts for students & emerging tv creators, plus interviews with top producers, showrunners, and development executives.

TV Series Development at UCLA

What is tv series development? And why it could be more useful to you than a tv screenwriting class. “Tell me about this tv series development workshop you’re teaching. Why would I want to take it?” Ric Gibbs: Anyone can tell you that the growth in scripted television series has skyrocketed recently. That means the growth in job opportunities for […]

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Zoe 2018

Zoe 2018 – Sci-Fi / Drama / Love Story / A.I.  screenplay: Rich Greenberg, Director: Drake Doremus, Producers: Ridley Scott, Lawrence Bender While reviews for Zoe 2018 are mixed (some are even poor!) I believe this is a film that has been sadly underestimated. Its ratings have been skewed by a small number of cranks on ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ who must […]

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Why Character is Everything in Screenwriting

Next month (April and again in June) I am teaching a class in Story Analysis at UCLA Extension. Teaching has given me a chance to revisit some of the most important lessons I’ve learned in 20+ years of screenwriting, and foremost on that list are the principles of CHARACTER. “A story starts with a character” – Frank Daniel Although screenwriters […]

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