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How to Write a Television Scriptby Ubutv Cultural Association http://ubutv.wordpress.com : 

How to Write a Television Scriptby Ubutv Cultural Association http://ubutv.wordpress.com

Step 1: Watch and Read...a LotIf you don't like to watch television, then hopefully you have the common sense not to write for TV. Because when you're a scriptwriter, it pays to watch a lot of television. : 

Step 1: Watch and Read...a LotIf you don't like to watch television, then hopefully you have the common sense not to write for TV. Because when you're a scriptwriter, it pays to watch a lot of television.

Here are some tips on what you watch and what to look when you’re watching : 

Here are some tips on what you watch and what to look when you’re watching # Don't just limit yourself to one genre or format. Watch a wide variety of shows. #Take notes on your reactions at first. Write down what you liked and disliked as a viewer: when were you bored, when did you laugh #Try to get your hands on a couple of scripts. The ideal situation is to be able to read a script and then watch the episode. You can find some interesting here: http://www.dailyscript.com/tv.html (Star Trek, Doctor House, Prison Break, and so on)

Step 2: Pick a Genre, Any Genre : 

Step 2: Pick a Genre, Any Genre #There are some rules that are true of any television show, but each genre also has its own conventions. Once you know what genre you want to write in, it's time to study that genre in depth. #Do your research. If your genre requires special knowledge, start studying. For example, if you really want to write police procedurals, it's a good idea to have a passing acquaintance with police regulations.

Step 3: Outline Your Plot : 

Step 3: Outline Your Plot Get some ideas about the standard act structure for your genre. For example The Three-Act structure is critical to good dramatic writing, and each act has specific story moves. Every great movie, book or play that has stood the test of time has a solid Three-Act structure.

ACT ONE : 

ACT ONE In Act One the protagonist meets all of the characters in the play. We also find out what the main problem of the story is. The trick in Act One is to keep it interesting, so Start at the most interesting point Act One is a preparation act for the viewer or reader. They are asking who is the hero. Do I like this person? Do I care about the relationships? What is the problem for the hero?

ACT TWO : 

ACT TWO This is the most important act in the drama because you have the two most important structural moves in the story: 1. THE COMPLICATION. The complication usually comes at the top of Act Two. The problem that we already set up in Act One, now has to become much more dangerous and difficult.

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The heroes must then start to try to solve this bigger, more complicated problem. 2 : This is the destruction of the hero's plan. At the end of Act Two the protagonist should be almost destroyed, and at the lowest point in the drama, either physically and/or emotionally. You can see from this brief description why Act Two is so important. It complicates the initial problem and it defeats the protagonist at its end.

ACT THREE : 

ACT THREE This is simply the resolution of the problem: the heroes win. Some stories have downbeat endings, where the hero learns a lesson, but dies or is defeated. Link: http://www.writerswrite.com/screenwriting/lecture4.htm

Step 4: Develop Your Characters : 

Step 4: Develop Your Characters Make the most of your characters to add depth to your show. You can Keep a list of mannerisms, favorite phrases, and other details. Catchphrases can be very powerful tools when developing a character.

Step 6: Use the Right Format : 

Step 6: Use the Right Format Script formatting software is available and makes the process as easy as possible. You can also hand-format. Whatever you do, make sure that you follow the conventions. Otherwise, you reduce your chances of success. You can find out interesting formatting software in different languages here: http://www.celtx.com/download.html

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If you're determined to format by hand, you'll need a scriptwriting format book or website like this : http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/node/2000004 The rules are too long to list here, but here's a sample of what you'll need to do: * Scenes are numbered and start with what's called a slugline: the location and time of day. * Scenes start with FADE IN: * Character names are capitalized. * Dialogue is capitalized and double spaced.

Online Resources for How To Write a Television Script : 

Online Resources for How To Write a Television Script * About.com: How to become a TV comedy writer * About.com: The television writer * About.com: Top 10 questions for creating believable characters

...and : 

...and #Don’t leave aside details, for example the Head Titles. #You don’t need to think about tv like unique platform. Nowadays there are cross platforms of easy access like the web

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