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Nine crucial lessons from Breaking Bad's pilot

Breaking Bad did okay for itself. But all of this mayhem began with just one episode…

Candivan becomes Cideshow

The Candivan is finally arriving at its destination…

Indiegogo, here we come!

Awww yeah! Finally it’s here! In less than a month we are going to be launching our Indiegogo campaign..…

The continuum: How to give your audience a complete experience

What do The Godfather, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and Fantasia all have in common?.…

How to sell your show (a preview)

We have a new eBook out, and it’s free to anyone who signs up for our newsletter. How to Sell Your Show will go over specific ways to make it easier to sell your TV show idea to a network.…

Nine crucial lessons from Mad Men's pilot

Ending things is hard. I think most people are aware of that. And judging by how many shows end in ways that make people complain for decades…

Focus: What to do when creating any comedy scene

When writing or performing a comedy scene, you might be ok with the audience calling it weird. Or confusing. Or even off-putting. But whatever they do…

Starting with a stop: How theme is everything

This is probably the most important topic in all of storytelling, and go figure, it’s one of the things that gets the least attention. When we talk about what makes a story work...

Visiting crazy town: How to heighten your comedy

You’re watching a TV show. A young woman, Sonia, somewhere in her 20s, sits her parents down. She’s holding a Tickle-Me Elmo doll...