If you're trying to break into TV writing, you'll need two types of writing samples: A spec episode of an existing series and an original pilot.
Now, to help you learn how the pros write killer pilot scripts, ScripTipps presents our first screenplay deconstruction focused on television.
Conceived by unproduced, Black Listed screenwriter Phillip Iscove, the show is a mash-up of two Washington Irving stories: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. What if Ichabod Crane slept for two centuries and woke up in 2013?
ScripTipps deconstructs the pilot episode of this smash hit series, analyzing its structural irregularities, how it introduces its important characters and themes, how it establishes a unique tone for the entire series, and more.
With this first TV-centric edition of ScripTipps, we also welcome a new writer to our team.
The Longest Straw. Her weekly column, As Scene on TV, analyzes individual scenes from TV shows, and can be found at firstclassreels.com. ScripTipps: Sleepy Hollow is her sixth book.