Mixing interviews, essays, and representative scripts of three
successful television dramatists, the book will be of immeasurable
use to the novice scriptwriter. Designed to inspire the fledgling
scriptwriter, this book combines analytical essays on the work of
three successful television writers with interviews and complete
scripts printed in correct professional format. The writers Marion
Hargrove (Maverick, The Waltons), James Dougherty
(thirtysomething), and Michael Kozell (Hill Street Blues) are used
as examples of professionals who developed a personal voice and a
distinctive style while serving as staff writers for existing
prime-time television programs. Douglas Heil theorizes that
students of television scriptwriting need to engage in ""close
study of exemplary writing"" and the three full scripts he offers
are useful models of humane and entertaining drama. The book is not
only of value to aspiring scriptwriters but also to those readers
with a general interest in media history.
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