An Open Smile on a Friendly Shore - Jane Espenson blogs about dividing the writing of single TV episodes among writing staff. In her ongoing on-line screenwriting seminar, using Buffy and other examples, Jane explains several ways that one episode's writing chores can be split among multiple TV writers.
Jane uses "Conversations With Dead People", "Life Serial" and other TV shows to illustrate conceptually how one TV episode can be split up King-Solomon-esquely and divied up to "milling and embittered writers" like so many hungry birds.
You'll all be glad to learn that "Conversations with Dead People" had an "atypically modular structure."
October 04 2006
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