Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET          Due, via e-mail 10/22
Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 1: (a) Write a one-sentence log line that     conveys the premise of you...
Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 2:Identify your A story’s protagonist (a   guest character in a procedur...
Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET •   Part 3:Write a synopsis of your episode’s A-story (2     pages). Stress plo...
Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET •   Part 4:Write a concise beat sheet for your episode’s A-story. Describe no  ...
Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET •   Part 5:Write detailed biographies for your A-story’s guest protagonist (in ...
Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET •   Part 6:List the ten most important beats of your B-story.
DIVIDING YOUR 60 MINUTE TV SCRIPT INTO ACTS •   Teaser - Com - Act I - Com - Act II - Com - Act III - Com - Act IV -Com - ...
Generally speaking.....  •   Teaser - Com - Act I - Com - Act II - Com                     REACTIVE
Generally speaking.....  •     Com - Act III - Com - Act IV -Com - Tag                        ACTIVE
Most importantly of all:EACH ACT MUST END IN A GENUINE CLIFFHANGER. • Remember—TV shows are paid for by    commercials.
Generally speaking.....  •   Teaser - Com - Act I - Com - Act II - Com - Act III - Com - Act IV -Com - Tag                ...
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    1. 1. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET Due, via e-mail 10/22
    2. 2. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 1: (a) Write a one-sentence log line that conveys the premise of your episode’s A- story and piques the reader’s curiosity. • (b) Write a one-sentence log line for your B- story. •
    3. 3. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 2:Identify your A story’s protagonist (a guest character in a procedural) and briefly describe his/her unresolved central dramatic problem and her goal.
    4. 4. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 3:Write a synopsis of your episode’s A-story (2 pages). Stress plot points. • Note: The amount of material in this synopsis pertaining to each of the episode’s four acts should be proportionate to each act’s part of the whole story; i.e., about twenty-five percent of the material should be devoted to each act.
    5. 5. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 4:Write a concise beat sheet for your episode’s A-story. Describe no fewer than ten fundamental beats. • Add additional important beats if you already know them. Label the acts and the beats from the list above.
    6. 6. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 5:Write detailed biographies for your A-story’s guest protagonist (in a procedural) and, if your story has one, an important secondary guest character (probably the antagonist). •
    7. 7. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET • Part 6:List the ten most important beats of your B-story.
    8. 8. DIVIDING YOUR 60 MINUTE TV SCRIPT INTO ACTS • Teaser - Com - Act I - Com - Act II - Com - Act III - Com - Act IV -Com - Tag
    9. 9. Generally speaking..... • Teaser - Com - Act I - Com - Act II - Com REACTIVE
    10. 10. Generally speaking..... • Com - Act III - Com - Act IV -Com - Tag ACTIVE
    11. 11. Most importantly of all:EACH ACT MUST END IN A GENUINE CLIFFHANGER. • Remember—TV shows are paid for by commercials.
    12. 12. Generally speaking..... • Teaser - Com - Act I - Com - Act II - Com - Act III - Com - Act IV -Com - Tag REACTIVE ACTIVE
    13. 13. Assignment:EPISODE SYNOPSIS AND BEAT SHEET Due, via e-mail 10/22
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