Looking for a TV writing/producing gig in Oklahoma City?

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We’ve got just the thing for you.

KFOR-TV, the Oklahoma City NBC affiliate, has a job opening for a writer-producer who can create, write, produce, and edit the station’s entertainment and news promos, including radio spots and web ads as well. Whomever gets the gig will also be part of a team that writes publicity and sales materials and takes part in the daily operation of  the station.

In other words, these guys are talking total immersion here, a chance to do it all. And, yeppers, that often means the pay sucks, but you never know. Look at all the great talent that’s started in Oklahoma and become Hollywood stars. (You know, like Will Rogers and, um, erm…we’re thinking, we’re thinking!)

Anyway, it’s a gig. In showbiz. Beats Taco Bell, right?

Get all the info and apply HERE. Tell ‘em TVWriter™ sent you. Or don’t. Whatever. We just want you to be happy, y’know?

 

Peer Production: PIVOT POINT

Who says that the interwebs can’t take on traditional genres and do just as good (or bad?) a job as network TV? If you’re a cop procedural fan, then this is the series for you. Every beloved writing and directorial cliche, plus a dash of interweb tastelessness to add “realism.”

And you thought we automatically loved every web series. Ha!

Of course we could be wrong. Have a look for yourself and let us know whatcha think:

 

Really. Let us know!

Love & Money Dept – TV Writing Deals for 4/22/14

Latest News About Writers Who Are Doing Better Than We Are
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  • Frank Spotnitz (X FILES) & Nicholas Meyer (HOUDINI) have created the ultimate crime series: FREUD: THE SECRET CASEBOOK. (That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that it’s being set up in the UK, which means that most likely the show will take its sweet time coming to where we in the U.S. can see it without doing something illegal.)
  • Pivot TV has announced a whole passel of new shows for, you know, “younger viewers,” as in the same obnoxious demo that all TV shows these days are made for but presented as though only Pivot is doing this. Yer Friendly Neighborhood munchman is especially interested in FORTITUDE, created and run by Simon Donald (LOW WINTER SUN). (Cuz it’s set in – get this – “the Arctic town of Fortitude…surrounded by the savage beauty of the polar landscape,” and if there’s one thing this munchy one loves its looking at barren wastelands for at least an hour a week.)
  • Speaking of barren wastelands, Pivot also has LEADER TOWN, an animated comedy about an American family trying to fit into a Russian town, created and showrun by THE SIMPSONS’ Jeff Westbrook. (Warning note: This particular wasteland is a moral-ethical one. The town is where “the world’s deposed ex-leaders…live out their lives in luxury using their ill-goten gains.” Oh well, if there’s one thing THE SIMPSONS writers know about it’s…yeah, you guessed it, moral-ethical dilemmas.)

Speaking of Motivation

Elsewhere on today’s page, the wonderful Peggy Bechko has a very helpful article on one of the essential ingredients of good storytelling: Creating believable motivations for your characters. We couldn’t resist being funny when it came time to finding illustrations for it, but now, here’s a more serious breakdown of what could be pushing your characters forward. (Or backward, or making them stand still, come to think about it.) Anyway:

Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needsMore about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs HERE

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: FOUR DOCTORS DISCUSS 50 YEARS OF DOCTOR WHO

the 4 Doctors

And no, we sure ain’t talking about MDs here. It’s the Big Four:

  1. Tom Baker
  2. Peter Davison
  3. Colin Baker
  4. Sylvester McCoy

Doctors 4, 5, 6, and 7, no matter what a certain Steven Moffatt would like us to believe.

Oh, the video. 28:19 minutes of DOCTOR WHO gold. Right HERE.