“What does it mean when an idea has legs?” and other questions to ask, to help turn an idea into a series.
StudioBinder looks at ‘How to Write a TV Show Treatment’ by first asking: “Is my concept a story?”
Among the many helpful insights, considerations and takeaways:
Story vs Plot
This may be one of the simplest and clearest illustrations to help distinguish between the two – and, hopefully, act as a catalyst to get you writing.
“The Best Pilots Tend to Start at the End”
Writer Matt Rickett asserts that what makes the pilot episode of Cheers so perfect is that “everything that happens, happens for a reason, and the way you’re introduced to people is apparent of how it’s going to be for the rest of the series.”
This video is itself the pilot of StudioBinder’s own series on TV scriptwriting – and yes, it’s promoting their software, but you can watch the full series of short tutorials for free.