Scripts & Scribes spoke this week with five working television writers for advice on how to tackle this year’s staffing season. Interviewees include:
– Sleepy Hollow/Nikita‘s Albert Kim
– Undateable‘s Craig Doyle
– Revenge‘s Ted Sullivan
– The Night Shift‘s Tawnya Bhattacharya
– The Newsroom‘s Ian Reichbach
Linked below is all the worthwhile advice, especially when it comes to meetings and specs.
Here’s a taste, with Albert Kim on the subject:
The thing to keep in mind when going into a staffing meeting is to know that the showrunner is looking for a sense of who you are as a person and what you’ll be like in the room. If you’ve managed to get a meeting, that means he or she has already read your stuff and liked it. Now they want to see what the chemistry will be like. They’re putting together a group of people who’ll end up spending an inordinate amount of time together, so they want to make sure everyone will get along. You can’t have people on staff who’ll screw up the creative flow.