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Author Byrne, John, 1963-

Title Writing sitcoms / John Byrne & Marcus Powell
Published London : A. & C. Black, 2003


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 MELB  808.2523 B9956/W  AVAILABLE
Description 171 pages ; 22 cm
Series Writing handbooks
Writing handbooks.
Contents 1. The Sitcom -- 2. Starting your Sitcom -- 3. Setting and Scenarios -- 4. Plot and Dialogue -- 5. The Finished Article (?) -- 6. Drafts and Rewrites -- 7. Selling your Sitcom -- 8. From Script to Screen -- 9. The Business of Being a Sitcom Writer -- 10. The Sitcom Writers -- 11. Resource Section
Summary "Almost every writer, whether professional or beginner, has thought of a good sitcom idea at one time or another, but seeing that idea through can be a long and complicated process. In this book, successful sitcom writers John Byrne and Marcus Powell break that process down into a series of easy to follow steps. With chapters devoted to concept, characters and plot through to proposals, commissioning and production, Writing Sitcoms covers every aspect needed for success."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Television comedies -- Technique.
Television authorship.
Television comedies -- Technique -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Television authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Television comedies -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Television comedies -- Authorship.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Powell, Marcus.
ISBN 0713665262 paperback