Scriptwriting for Web Series: Writing for the Digital Age offers aspiring writers a comprehensive how-to guide to scriptwriting for web series in the digital age. Containing in-depth advice on writing both short- and long-form webisodes as part of a series, as well as standalone pieces, it goes beyond the screenwriting process to discuss production, promotion and copyright in order to offer a well-rounded guide to creating and distributing a successful web series. Written in a friendly, readable and jargon-free style by an experienced scriptwriting professor and two award-winning web series creators, it offers invaluable professional insights, as well as examples from successful series, sample scripts and interviews with key series creators, writers and industry professionals.
By Marie Drennan, Yuri Baranovsky, Vlad Baranovsky Routledge 160 pages | 2 B/W Illus. Paperback: 9780815376378 pub: 2018-05-15
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements About the Authors Introduction Chapter 1: Story Structure Chapter 2: Establishing a Series Premise Chapter 3: Designing Characters Chapter 4: Dialog Chapter 5: Writing and Revising Chapter 6: Format Chapter 7: Ask the Pros Appendix A: Sample Script Appendix B: Writing Mechanics Guide Appendix C: A Warning for Instructors
"This book really takes the writer through the process – from the seed of an idea right through production, distribution, and marketing. I am amazed at how much information the authors packed into such a small amount of space." —Martie Cook, Professor, Founding Director of the Center of Comedic Arts, Emerson College "The book was written by three folks who know from experience what they are talking about, and they clearly want to share that with the reader. I think this is going to be a must-read for any class dealing with episodic writing and the new media revolution." —Richard Endacott, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, University of Nebraska-Lincoln "The important aspect of this book is . . . the blend of traditional story structure skills with heart, soul, conflict, and imagination residing in the discipline required to make the transformation from notions in artists’ heads to actual practical projects." —Richard Walter, Professor Emeritus, Former Co-Chairman of Graduate Screenwriting, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television