What Are TV Executives Looking For


In the days of broadcast only TV networks, there were 5 key players in the marketplace. Collectively, the produced around 60-80 original scripted TV shows. Today, with the proliferation of cable and online networks, prepare for a selection of around 300-400 TV shows. Broadcast TV was traditional, safe and reassuring of mainstream values. Cable TV is…

How Online TV Has Changed Storytelling


The way we view TV has changed. As viewers, we’ve evolved from watching a weekly TV at a set time, to watching programs on demand. Apart from when we watch our favorite shows, we are now faced with the choice of whether we have access to one or a few episodes at a time, or whether…

Writing For The Sci-fi Film Market


I have previously advised emerging screenwriters to write low budget screenplays to crack this seemingly impenetrable screenplay market. Low budget horrors work best because there are profitable DVD, cable and theatrical markets dedicated to this market. And I’m not just talking about schlocky, blood and gore or “Paranormal Activity” fare either. Cheaply produced sci-fi movies…