DRAMATIC WRITING FOR TELEVISION: TWO TELEPLAYS
Abstract (Summary)The aim of this thesis is to apply existing screenwriting skills to writing for episodic television. Two original teleplays for existing television series were developed; "Sex And The City" and "Ally McBeal". The creation of these two original episodes work assumed the following research: a thorough knowledge of previous episodes and of the way the different storylines are developed; a sense of who the characters are, how they relate to one another, and what their personalities and patterns of speech are; a familiarity with the structure of each individual episode, including plot development, character development, tone, dialogue, and act breaks; and a good knowledge of the television writing format. This research was conducted using the websites from the producing networks, by watching existing episodes, and/or by reading scripts of previous episodes.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/2002