Top Shelf 1: Reading and Writing the Best in Australian TV Drama

Haddrick, Greg

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Publisher: Currency Press
ISBN-13: 9780868196107
Series: Top Shelf
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2001
Accomplished television writer Greg Haddrick presents a unique insight into the specialised format of television series and serials. More than just a manual on writing for television, Top Shelf 1 critically assesses the best of Home & Away, Breakers, Good Guys, Bad Guys, Blue Heelers and Wildside in the light of the special conditions under which television drama is produced.

Top Shelf 1 also explores:
  • How the present writing systems evolved from the old Crawford's and Grundy's days.
  • How shows are plotted and ideas developed.
  • The script-editing process.
  • Different narrative styles, plots and production techniques.
  • The differences between series and serial writing, both in terms of style and production parameters.
  • The influences of American and British systems.
Top Shelf 2 contains the outstanding television screenplays that are analysed in this book.
ID: 18946
Code: UNSW0241