This workbook is Jen Grisanti's most comprehensive one to date. It is 45 pages long and goes in depth into story structure for the TV spec and pilot script (both one hour and half hour). It explores the foundation of a standout pilot and spec script. It provides formulas for ideal structure, pitch documents and bibles.
Then, Jen breaks down what she believes are five of the strongest pilots that sold this season including three dramas and two half hours. She also alternatea between cable and network shows, so you get a strong sense of how to write for both.
Additionally, she breaks down three of the strongest episodes of television from this past season. All of this is in an effort to show the writer how to do it right. With the tools provided in this workbook there is no limit to what you can achieve!
Shows discussed in this workbook – THE C WORD, RIZZOLI & ISLES, UNDERCOVERS, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, DETROIT 1-8-7, THE GOOD WIFE, GLEE and MODERN FAMILY.
International speaker Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, former 12-year studio executive, including VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount, blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the books, Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story and TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells and the upcoming book, Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path To Your Success.
Grisanti started her career in 1992 as an assistant to Aaron Spelling, who served as her mentor for 12 years, and she quickly climbed the ranks and eventually ran Current Programs at Spelling Television Inc., covering all of Spelling’s shows including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Placeand Charmed. In 2004, Grisanti was promoted to Vice President of Current Programs at CBS/Paramount where she covered numerous shows, including Medium, Numbers, NCIS, 4400 and Girlfriends.
In January 2008, Grisanti launched Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., a highly successful consulting firm dedicated to helping talented writers break into the industry. Drawing on her experience as a studio executive where she gave daily notes to executive producers/showrunners, Grisanti personally guides writers to shape their material, hone their pitches and focus their careers. Since launching the consulting firm, Grisanti has worked with over 500 writers specializing in television, features and novels. Due to her expertise and mentorship, forty of her writers have staffed on television shows and nineteen have sold pilots, two that went to series.
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