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Written by Chad GervichAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Chad Gervich

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • On Sale: November 25, 2008
  • Price: $17.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-39531-3 (0-307-39531-6)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

The book has been adopted for course use at Long Island University and California State University, Fullerton

From, the media industry’s most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives readers the knowledge and tools needed to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV writer. The book details Hollywood’s inner workings and shows how networks, studios, and production companies work together, how the process affects the creation and writing of TV series, how shows make money, and—ultimately—how individuals can use this information to break into the industry.

Readers will learn:
• What actually goes on in the inner sanctum of the writers’ room—and how to be a part of it
• How today’s TV business model works—and how rapidly it is changing
• Who has the power to buy a show idea—and how to pitch one
• How new media formats are changing television—and how to use them to one's advantage
• Which jobs will start up a TV writing career—and how to get hired

Author Chad Gervich has worked as a TV writer, producer, and executive. He’s written, developed, and produced shows for the Littlefield Company, Fox Television Studios, Paramount Television, NBC, Warner Bros., ABC, Fox Reality Channel, E! Entertainment Television, and 20th Century Fox.