TV and Film Writers in Hollywood: Learning to Succeed Video (DVD)
TV and Film Writers in Hollywood: Learning to Succeed. This program provides the essentials for writing for television and feature films. David McFadzean and Matt Williams, writers for such primetime television programs as Roseanne and The Cosby Show, discuss what they call the "grueling" cycle of writing for the medium. They advise would-be writers how to take and learn from criticism, and that any immorality in stories should be constructed within the context of morality. In addition, McFadzean speaks of the difficulties of writing and selling a screenplay in the film industry, defining a good screenwriter as "someone who goes from failure to failure with enthusiasm." An essential overview of what any aspiring teleplay or screenwriter should expect in Hollywood. (32 minutes).