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Prime-Time Authorship: Works about and by Three TV Dramatists (Television) (Paperback)

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Designed to inspire the fledgling scriptwriter, this book combines analytical essays on the work of three successful television writers with interviews and complete scripts printed in correct professional format. The writers Marion Hargrove (Maverick, The Waltons), Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething), and Michael Kozoll (Hill Street Blues) are used as examples of professionals who developed a personal voice and a distinctive style while serving as staff writers for existing prime-time television programs.

Douglas Heil theorizes that students of television scriptwriting need to engage in "close study of exemplary," and the three full scripts he offers useful models of humane and entertaining drama. The book is of value not only to aspiring scriptwriters but also to those readers with a general interest in media history.

About the Author

Douglas Heil is a professor of communications at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. In addition to numerous essays, short dramas, and reviews he has also written and produced several short films.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815628798
ISBN-10: 081562879X
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2002
Pages: 467
Language: English
Series: Television (Paperback)
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