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The Get into Film and Television: Scripts, Screenwriting and TV Producing course was written by one of Australia's most successful television producers and provides you with opportunities to pursue roles within the expanding world of network television.
With over 100 channels, and more launching all the time, there is an increasing need for people to work behind the scenes.
This course takes you through every possible aspect of entry level television, from getting a job as a TV extra or show runner to starting a lucrative career as a producer, director or on-camera presenter.
You then explore the world of scriptwriting, learning how to write for television, film and video. You will actually develop your own screenplay and even learn how to market it.
The author – Sandra Fulloon
Sandra Fulloon has an exciting and successful career that has, over the years, included TV producing, video production, news reporting and worldwide current affair.
Currently Sandra is a Television Executive Consultant providing a range of television producing and development services for Australian and international television companies. In the past she has been responsible for the production of Australian Idol (the highest rating series in Australian TV history), Big Brother, Big Brother 2, documentaries and series for the BBC and Discovery Channel, and storey editing Big Brother 3. Prior to this Sandra was a Senior Reporter for Channel Nine News and ABC Radio and Television. Sandra has led a star-studded career to date and there’s more to come.
"Television is a great career," Sandra says. "If you can handle the pace, pressure and the lifestyle, it's a fabulous industry to be working in."
*Note: Many people ask what the difference is between scriptwriting and screenwriting. Scriptwriting involves many areas. A scriptwriter can write scripts for television, radio, political speeches, VIP presentations, film, video stage, music even games. Scriptwriting is not limited to just writing scripts for the movies.
A script is the text or manuscript (dialogue, instructions, etc.) for a movie, television program, radio program, and so on. 'Script' comes from the word 'manuscript' so it's a bit like the manuscript for a book except that it's for a different form of media.
Screenwriting is actually writing a script for the screen (movie screen, television screen, video screen, even a computer screen). This is the difference between scriptwriting and screenwriting. This course focuses on writing scripts for television, film and video's screenwriting.
- Television Producer/Director
- Field Producer
- Production Assistant
- Television Presenter
- TV/Movie Extra
- Scriptwriter for TV/Film/Video*
Unit 1 - Introduction to the Television Industry
Reading 1 - The World of Television - The TV Scene
Reading 2 - Selling the Dream - The Image Makers
Reading 3 - Behind the Scenes - Breaking into the industry
Reading 4 - Pre-Production
Reading 5 - Media Research
Reading 6 - Writing for Television
Unit 2 - Television Product Skills and Screenwriting
Reading 1 - Television Camera and Filming
Reading 2 - Television Sound Recording
Reading 3 - Writing the Screenplay
Reading 4 - Scriptwriting for the Screen 1
Reading 5 - Screenwriting for Film, Television and Video
Reading 6 - Scriptwriting for the Screen 2
Unit 3 - Marketing and Producing for Television
Reading 1 - Television Producing
Reading 2 - Television Presenting Skills
Reading 3 - Digital TV
Reading 4 - Launching a TV Show
Reading 5 - TV Genres: Reality TV, Lifestyle, Current Affairs, Drama
- Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
- A good command of written English
- Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week
If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.
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