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    I bought these two books recently, missed the opportunity to meet one of the authors since she was here in Santa Monica for a book signing, oh well.

    The TV Writer's Workbook - A Creative Approach to Television Script
    Learn the secrets of an Emmy-nominated TV writer and producer -
    discover her proven strategies for breaking into TV!
    by ELLEN SANDLER

    She was one of the writers on, "Everybody Loves Raymond."

    Successful TELEVISION Writing by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
    credits include: Diagnosis Murder, Martial Law, Baywatch, SeaQuest 2032,
    Spenser: For Hire, Hunter, Sliders, Monk, Nero Wolfe.


    I found both books very informative. If you are looking to go into television
    work, take a peek at these two books. You might learn a thing or two.

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    I'm using the Sandler method right now. At first I was impatient to go to script, now I can see the benefit to slowing down some to take full advantage of the prepatory stages.

    I get the impression Sandler is stronger on sitcoms than drama, but the method probably works just as well there.
    If you really like it you can have the rights
    It could make a million for you overnight

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      The book is definitely geared toward those sitcom writers, but she made some valid points. She was here for the book signing, but arg!, son was visiting so I couldn't go.

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        Sandler's script breakdowns work for drama, too. I know because I used it recently for my drama spec.

        Didn't buy the book, but got the precursor 'draft' at a Learning Annex class.

        Best $35 I ever spent.
        Last edited by Chakala; 06-25-2007, 01:28 PM. Reason: Grammar.
        I'm always right.

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          What's she like as an instructor? Worth taking one of her classes?
          If you really like it you can have the rights
          It could make a million for you overnight

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