As always, the year is flying by, and here we are in mid-March — aka time to really get cooking on your Fellowship season spec, if you haven’t already. Choosing a spec is often a stressful task. You want to pick a show that…
For this article on how to write a standout spec script, we spoke to numerous tv writers who’ve had spec script success including: Charmaine DeGraté, a writer on CW’s The 100, Jeane Wong, an NBC Writes on the Verge alumni whose first episode of ARROW aired Thursday April 5th, Amy Lambert, alumni of this year’s NBC Writers on the Verge class, and comedy writer Jeremy Hsu, whose FRESH OFF THE BOAT spec script got him into both NBC Writers on the Verge.
These days it seems selling a feature or TV pilot can be more about finding good source material than about writing a good script. Writers are adapting everything from overseas TV formats to novels to comic books for the big and small screen.
The landscape of screenwriting and TV writing is constantly changing. Intellectual property is still a hot commodity, but the boundaries around what constitutes viable I.P. continue to explode, creating endless potential for crossover deals. Many writers are taking advantage of this by creating original IP, but you may be wondering how does one go about doing that successfully while still pursuing your creative and professional interests?