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Write to TV, 2nd Edition by Martie Cook

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THE POWER OF NETWORKING

 

KEEPING IN TOUCH IS JOB NUMBER THREE

While your first priority will be to keep churning out spec scripts and looking for an agent or for work as a writer, and your second job will be the so-called day job that pays the bills and puts a roof over your head, I am now going to add a third job to the mix: networking.

While your parents may have worked for the same company for years on end, the opposite is true in television. Rarely (if ever) do writers and producers spend their whole careers at one studio. Shows get canceled, writers don’t get rehired on returning shows, or their agents find them better gigs. People bounce from show to show, studio to studio, and you must keep up with them, the same ...

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