how to make money by writing for TV
Sometimes the best opportunities are right infront of you but you have no idea of knowing that they even exist. At times we feel that opportunities which are fun or even infront of you are very hard to achieve. Obviously to get to these business ideas it is important that you keep an open mind.
One of these business ideas is to write for the TV. That's right, the stars of the tv are not just the soap actors/ acctresses that you see but are also those people who you never see or come across. They are unheard of, the people who are just as, if not more important to the success of a program than the actors we see. Obvioulsy getting infront of the cameras is hard and is not something I am writing about, but becoming a writer is not easy but it is a lot more feasible and much more possible.
The trie beauty of this idea is that you need to be good at being creative and at times the best ideas for TV series come from freelance writers as they are not under the burden of a big studio expecting their writers to come up with ideas. To be creative you need a free mind, which is something that the environment in a studio does not allow you to do. The first nstep in this would be to come up with a business idea that you think is not being, it does not have to fiction, It can be fact based drama that you can write about. Try looking at current paterns and try to evaluater which programs run the best, ie a short story is cheaper for a studio to produce so may well be happier to produce as is a 1-hour drama.
Before writing a whole series it is always a suggestion to create a smaller sample, as TV studios create pilots (a shorter version) to test an idea before making a larger scale production. If you feel you do not have enough writing skills and cannot google any script examples then there is a suggestion that you should getn some script writing experience by taking some time out. You may well find some script writing courses for free at your local college or institute which are at a time to suit you as a lot of colleges run a lot of evening classes.
Once you have a script you then need to market it and knowing where to begin is the hardest aspect. BBC's writersroom is a good place to begin as all the big writers are poached by commercial companies they have a lot of opportunity the smaller writer. New writers, for example have found it hard to get to the bottom of how to make money by writing trying to go for the big production companies. The reason for this is that it is not easy to get to even have your script read by a production team of a commercial TV production team.