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Old 03-11-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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Question Number of Acts and Scenes in a one hour TV drama

Right now, is it best to write a one-hour TV drama in 5 or 6 acts rather than 4; and, generally, how many scenes are there per act and in total? Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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Right now, is it best to write a one-hour TV drama in 5 or 6 acts rather than 4; and, generally, how many scenes are there per act and in total? Thanks.
The six-act structure is becoming rather popular in TV, though the traditional Teaser/4-act structure is still very much alive and kicking. There really is no better way to go scenario on this one. And there really isn't a scene limit per act. Don't worry about that. At all.
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Thanks for the detailed answer. Now to figure it all out!
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