Television is one of the most popular script formats for Frenzy participants, even though you need to write more than one episode of a television show to get to the 100 page goal. (Or a mini-series.) And so TV scripts get a forum all their own on the discussion board.
There’s some interesting conversations taking place on the TV scripts forum this year:
- Asking about the BBC drama format of listing day numbers and times for scenes, and how to handle flashbacks.
- Talking about page counts and act breaks.
- Mourning the deaths of major characters.
- Debating the merits of working with an old plot bunny or starting from scratch.
- Celebrating Doctor Who, Sherlock, and some other favorite shows, (and discussing writing spec episodes for them.)
- Anime writers gathering together for mutual support.
- Talking about ‘the standing sets for your show.’
- The love of writing comedy.
- Crime drama – should the criminal escape?
- Tips and tricks for writing a pilot episode.
- How to create your cast of characters.
- Help – my miniseries idea has exploded in my brain, and it’s not looking so ‘mini’ anymore!
Have you ever wanted to write for television? What would you want the series to be?