The Executive Chair
A Writer’s Guide to TV Series Development
Published by: Michael Wiese Productions
Imprint: Michael Wiese Productions
166 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- Published: October 2021
To make compelling television, our industry depends on enthusiastic new voices with fresh ideas. While there are plenty of books about the mechanics of writing, this is the first time an insider has detailed the invaluable TV executive perspective. As key pieces of the entertainment puzzle, executives hold institutional wisdom that seldom gets disseminated outside network walls. The Executive Chair breaks down the business from the gatekeeper’s point of view, illuminating the creative process used by those who ultimately make the decisions. Whether developing a project for the entertainment marketplace or merely probing the executive mindset, The Executive Chair dispels myths about the creative process and takes the reader through the development of a pilot script.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Laying the Groundwork Chapter 2: The Executive Mindset Chapter 3: Getting In Chapter 4: Let’s Do Lunch Chapter 5: Creating Your Game Plan Chapter 6: The Winning Pitch Chapter 7: The Pilot Script Chapter 8: Notes Chapter 9: Congrats! You’ve Sold Your Script!