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BOXING, MARTIAL ARTS AND TELEVISION SCREEN WRITING
The world of entertainment never get enough of
violence, whether in the movies or on television.
Boxing and martial arts have a long history of
entertainment in the cinema and TV.If you are interested in boxing or martial
arts, and television is one of your favorite leisure time activities, then why not try your hand at screenwriting.
I chose writing for television because it is the
larger and most active media between the cinema and TV.You may be a little luckier
with TV because the media is so big worldwide.There are more sub categories
with television also.Such as:
television (Educational television)
Your writing may be used in local, regional or
national television.It seems there are no limits to where and who you can sell
your script to because there is television on every part of the globe and nations are looking for plots to keep their audiences
There are plenty of ways to learn how to write
scripts for TV.You can learn from books, CD and DVDs, attend screen writing
seminars, attend colleges such as University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and join the many websites on the web that is dedicated to the art of
screenwriting.The sites explain the process of writing plays.
People watch TV to see what happens to the character
they love.The main structure of television writing is the show has to be the
same show every week and at the same time has to be new and different each time.
Audiences may watch their favorite characters
but those characters can work only if they are placed in the right context, if they are given challenges, risks, perils and
adversities.You have to study how stories are told, how the characters are developed,
and how conflict is dramatized.
There are screenplays you can examine at the writers
Guild of America Library and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Invest in a subscription to Daily Variety, the
industry trade paper. The magazine will tell you who is doing what, what the studios are developing, what new shows networks
are looking at, what shows are coming to first run syndication, and other pertinent industry news.
For a TV show to be successful, its season needs
twenty-two stories that are new and different and at the same time all exactly the same.
A television series is a business, an episode
is a product made every week in a specified number of days for a certain price and delivered at a guaranteed running time
on an inflexible deadline. There is a customer; the television network, it expects the product it is paying for to satisfy
its needs and desires.
People chiefly in charge of TV production are:
executive producer also known as the showrunner, is in charge of every single aspect of a TV show: the scripts, the sets,
the clothes, the actors, the budget, everything. He hires and fires everybody. He gets credit if the show works or fails.Some shows have multiple executive producers.
producers are the executive producer’s second in command and are usually in charge of the writing staff.He handles all the more of the technical aspects of the show such as casting, writing etc. He is usually
on the set.
producer is usually a writer whose duties have expanded into doing some of the casting, being on the set to work with the
actors or directors, or helping out in the editing room.
and associate producers are often writers with just a few less responsibilities than a producer. Associate producers are usually
the ones in charge of postproduction: everything that happens to the show after it has been shot, the editing, music, sound
effects, color correcting, credits and all the technical responsibility of the associate producer.
editors are essentially full-time writers on the show.Their job is to do nothing
but write original scripts, rewrite freelance scripts, and contribute to the development of the stories and scripts.
writers are full-time writers on the show. They don’t rewrite anyone else’s script, but work on their own scripts
and help break stories with the rest of the staff.
writers are outside writers who go from series to series writing individual episodes on a freelance basis.This is how every writer breaks in. It is the first step toward getting on staff, rising through the ranks
and running your own television show.
Agents are the first line for TV producers.They read through scripts to find the best writing and writers whom which they make
their living on.They make sure that the situation for the producer and writer
good so the production company does not get sued.
Once an agent sends you to an interview with a
TV producer, he assures that your work is professional.
If an agent is good, he has contacts at all the
studios and networks, he has good relationships with successful producers and he know what shows are out there and what shows
will be cancelled. He will know where there are script assignments available and which producers are most likely to respond
to your writing. He will introduce development executives to your writing so they will recommend you for projects. He will
shape your career by advertising you on which work to accept and which offers to reject.
You can find an agent by calling The Writers Guild
of America. They will send you a list of agents who have signed with The Writers Guild of America and signed an agency agreement
with The Guild.These agents meet the standards of conduct and professionalism
set and maintained by the Guild.They have consented to negotiate agreements
that writers of, at the least, the rights and minimum fees established by the overall contract the Guild negotiated with the
studios and networks.
Keep in mind once a script is accepted, you are
paid $30,000 to $40,000.