Alex and Nick discuss the importance of world-building in television writing and TV pilots.
What is the point of world-building in TV shows? What are some good and bad examples of mythology? How can you implement world-building effectively in your own writing? What are some common pitfalls to avoid falling into?
The Paper Team sets the scene…
1 – Defining world-building (00:58)
2 – Tools of world-building (10:03)
3 – Common pitfalls of world-building (20:19)
Takeaways and Resources (29:22)
C. C. H. Pounder
The Man in the High Castle (TV Series)
American Gods (TV Series)
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
Defiance (TV Series)
Battle of Serenity Valley (Firefly)
The Handmaid’s Tale (TV Series)
“Unfinished Business” (3×09 – Battlestar Galactica)
“TV Writer vs. Fandom: Writers’ Rooms and Fan Interaction” (PT38)
“The One with the Prom Video” (2×14 – Friends)
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