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Mon, Sep 24, 2012
6:30 PM

Transitioning Your Skill Set from Film to Television

BLUE BLOODS showrunner Kevin Wade (WORKING GIRL, TRUE COLORS, MEET JOE BLACK) and moderator Norman Steinberg (BLAZING SADDLES, MY FAVORITE YEAR, COSBY) discuss the differences between writing for the screen and writing for TV

Topics include:

*The logistics of going from a solitary writer to a staff member

*Discussion of how much story TV eats up—TV moves at a relentless pace, and there is limited time to unfurl your story. You can  transform yourself from a writer with a career output of 7-8 novels into Thackeray.

*The co-opting of romantic comedy by half-hour sitcoms.

*The muscularity of dialogue—it’s not visuals that carry your story.

Event Location

WGAE Office
250 Hudson Street
Suite 700
New York, NY 10013