Stuff on the Web We should’ve Reposted Here But Screwed Up & Didn’t – Part 2

Some recent articles on TV, TV writing, and the TV biz that we regret not posting earlier. But here they are now.

Well, the opening paragraphs anyway:

Rod Serling’s First TV Drama Aired Here 65 Years Ago

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Rod Serling’s first Cincinnati TV drama, “The Keeper of the Chair,” aired on WKRC-TV’s “The Storm” drama series 65 years ago, on July 10, 1951.

Serling was a staff writer at competitor WLW, where he wrote for TV and radio sitcoms, travel shows, documentaries, “Midwestern Hayride” and other lighter programs. So he started writing for “The Storm,” a live weekly drama produced by Taft Broadcasting’s WKRC-TV in the Taft family’s Cincinnati Times-Star newspaper building at 800 Broadway.

Read it all at http://wvxu.org/post/rod-serlings-first-tv-drama-aired-here-65-years-ago#stream/0

Brian Michael Bendis’ Scarlet Series Heads to HBO!

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Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev‘s Icon Comics series is heading to the small screen as Bendis himself revealed today that a Scarlet series is in the works at HBO.

“I do a book called ‘Scarlet’ which is soon to be announced also in our universe of television,” Deadline reports Bendis as having announced today at the ATX Television Festival.“Not announced yet, but HBO.”

Read it all at http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/694441-scarlet-series-hbo

Creators of popular media are becoming increasingly wary of their fans

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For the past couple of months, I’ve been up to my ears in death.

This spring saw a huge groundswell of fan outcry over queer women dying on television. In March, The CW’s apocalyptic drama The 100 killed off gay commander Lexa in a disappointingly clichéd way, setting off a chaotic onslaught of furious fans storming social media with passionate pleas for the show’s writers to do better.

Read it all at http://www.vox.com/2016/6/8/11885562/tv-fans-the-100-fandom

‘The Nightly Show’s Robin Thede Calls for Writers’ Room Diversity: “We Must Do Better”

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The Nightly Show writer and performer Robin Thede has an excellent Lenny Letteressay out this week called “On Making the TV Writers’ Rooms More Diverse,” and it should be required reading for anyone interested in writing for television, and even more importantly, the TV writers and producers currently in charge of hiring new talent. Thede wrote the essay in support of a New York tax credit proposed by the Writers Guild of America, which would incentivize shows to hire more women and minorities on their writing staffs

Read it all at http://splitsider.com/2016/06/the-nightly-shows-robin-thede-calls-for-writers-room-diversity-we-must-do-better/

Check ’em out!

Stuff on the Web We should’ve Reposted Here But Screwed Up & Didn’t – Part 1

Some recent articles on TV, TV writing, and the TV biz that we regret not posting earlier. But here they are now.

Well, the opening paragraphs anyway:

HUSBANDS – REDEFINING MARRIAGE

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It’s a familiar tabloid story. Out of nowhere two celebs get married, and the media explodes with speculation and judgement. But what if one of them was an out-and-proud TV star and the other played for the L.A. Dodgers – the first openly gay pro baseball player?

Read it all at http://husbandstheseries.com/

EMMY AWARDS: MAJOR NETWORKS HAVE NO NOMS FOR BEST DRAMA, JUST 2 FOR BEST COMEDY

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You do remember the three major TV networks, right? I wonder if you asked most TV viewers what those were if they would know the answer? ABC, CBS, NBC, and uh FOX– garnered not one Emmy nod for Best Drama, and just two out of the seven for Best Comedy. Those 2 were only on ABC. None for the others, although Fox could claim F/X is theirs somehow. There’s a big difference between Fox and F/X. (Interesting that not even “The X Files” on Fox bore a mention.)

Read it all at http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/07/14/emmy-awards-major-networks-have-no-noms-for-best-drama-just-2-for-best-comedy

UNREAL IS BACK

The second season of UnReal is already off to a good start. Whipclip was watching with fans and caught all of the best moments.

Read it all at http://www.adweek.com/lostremote/unreal-you-cant-make-this-stuff-up/56289

DATING NAKED BECAUSE WHY NOT?

Dating Naked is probably one of the most ridiculous shows on TV, but Whipclip was there for the season premiere and knows what fans were into. Here’s what you miss when you miss VH1’s Dating Naked.

Read it all at http://www.adweek.com/lostremote/dating-naked-because-why-not/56412

Check ’em out!

The Week at TVWriter™ – April 18, 2016

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In case you’ve missed what’s happening at TVWriter™, the most popular blog posts during the week ending yesterday were:

Kelly Jo Brick: The Write Path with Manager Zadoc Angell, Part 1

What to Expect if You Move to LA

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

Who is Herbie J Pilato?

Showrunners’ Guide to Effective Apologies (Hi, Jason Rothenberg!)

And our most visited permanent resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT

The Teleplay

The Logline

Student Central

Major thanks to everyone for making this such a great week. Don’t forget to click above and read what you missed. re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

The Week at TVWriter™ – April 11, 2016

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In case you’ve missed what’s happening at TVWriter™, the most popular blog posts during the week ending yesterday were:

Peggy Bechko’s World: Writer Not Writing

Peggy Bechko’s World: On The First Draft

Showrunners’ Guide to Effective Apologies (Hi, Jason Rothenberg!)

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

Kelly Jo Brick: Highlights from the Los Angeles BinderCon

And our most visited permanent resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT

The Logline

The Teleplay

THE BASICS OF TV WRITING: Overview

Major thanks to everyone for making this such a great week. Don’t forget to click above and read what you missed. re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

The Week at TVWriter™ – April 4, 2016

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In case you’ve missed what’s happening at TVWriter™, the most popular blog posts during the week ending yesterday were:

Peggy Bechko’s World: Writer Not Writing

Peggy Bechko’s World: Writers’ Listening Skills

Kelly Jo Brick: Highlights from the Los Angeles BinderCon

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

The 100 and the Power of Story

And our most visited permanent resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT

The Logline

The Teleplay

THE BASICS OF TV WRITING: Overview

Major thanks to everyone for making this such a great week. Don’t forget to click above and read what you missed. re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

The Week at TVWriter™ – March 28, 2016

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In case you’ve missed what’s happening at TVWriter™, the most popular blog posts during the week ending yesterday were:

Peggy Bechko’s World: Writers’ Listening Skills

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

Peggy Bechko on the Writer’s Curse: Overthinking

The 100 and the Power of Story

Lessons From Late ‘60s TV

And our most visited permanent resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT

The Logline

The Teleplay

Script Formatting Software

Major thanks to everyone for making this such a great week. Don’t forget to click above and read what you missed. re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

The Week at TVWriter™ – March 21, 2016

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In case you’ve missed what’s happening at TVWriter™, the most popular blog posts during the week ending yesterday were:

The 100 and the Power of Story

Peggy Bechko on the Writer’s Curse: Overthinking

Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

Donald Bellisario Talks About Donald Bellisario

New, Improved 2016 PEOPLE’S PILOT Opens Today!

And our most visited permanent resource pages were:

Writing the Dreaded Outline

THE PEOPLE’S PILOT

The Logline

The Teleplay

Advanced Online TV and Film Writing Workshop

Major thanks to everyone for making this such a great week. Don’t forget to click above and read what you missed. re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!