Video: “Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot” with Richard Manning from “Inside the Room”

The 7th in a series of videos we produced for the UCLA Extension Writers Program to accompany their new books on television and screenwriting, Cut to the Chase and Inside the Room.

There will be 11 more videos from various chapter authors released over the next several weeks.

Ricky manning

Richard Manning, writer-producer; UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor; and author of Chapter 3 in Inside the Room: Writing Television with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program; talks about the difference between premise and prototype pilots, generating ideas for an original series, and how much character detail is necessary in a TV script.

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