Writers in Reality Television

It’s no hidden secret that reality television isn’t exactly, reality. Yes, it’s unscripted, uses real people, and is completely unrehearsed; but reality programming also has the same basic goals as scripted television which is to move/entertain people. Reality television has become a catch-all phrase. It covers everything from documentary series to large scale game shows, […]

Credit Where its Due: Game Writing

Whether it be a video game such as The Legend of Zelda or God of War, all games have a story that they tell in some way. They tell a story like no other: one that you get to play through, rather than just watch or listen. Of course, there is still a writing process […]

Guild: How to make a living as a screenwriter

One of the jobs everybody puts the word “starving” before is writer. One of the truths universally acknowledged, is that writing is a career you have to love because you have to fight pretty hard to get it to pay you. Screenwriting falls into this category, of a career you commit your life to and […]

Of Webisodes and Writer’s Guilds: ABC’s “Lost” and the 2007 Writers’ Strike

I grew up in a family of Lost fans. While the series was airing on ABC from 2004-2010, I distinctly remember witnessing my parents, my older brother, and even my aunts and uncles excitedly discussing theories and episode recaps with one another. While I didn’t watch the show until years after that contentious finale was […]

Josh Friedman, The Terminator and The Strike

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was a continuation of the Terminator series. It ignored the third installment of the series – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) – and picked up where Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). At the time, it was a relatively successful drama. It was rated as the most popular original scripted drama series of the 2007-2008 season. Fox picked […]

“Guilding” Our Way to Success

To be completely honest, I didn’t know what a guild was until about a week ago. I’ve heard of “Actors Guild” and “Writers Guild” but I never understood the term. To completely understand the importance of Guild’s I’ll define it for you. Guild (noun): an organization of peoples with related interests, goals, etc., especially one formed […]

From the Famous to the Unknown

Growing up I can remember the day my mom’s best friend Shannon was accepted to be a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. We were all almost as excited as the time she got the part as an extra in 27 Dresses, the scene she’s in shown below. But even though she is part of […]