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STORY MAPS: TV Drama: The Structure of the One-Hour Television Pilot (Volume 4) Paperback – March 19, 2016
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Daniel P. Calvisi is a story consultant, screenwriter and the author of Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay, Story Maps: 12 Great Screenplays, and Story Maps: The Films of Christopher Nolan (with William Robert Rich). He is a former Story Analyst for major studios like Twentieth Century Fox and Miramax Films. He teaches webinars on writing for film and television with The Writers Store and speaks at writing conferences. He holds a degree in Film and Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He lives in Los Angeles. To learn more about Story Maps and how you can work with Dan, visit ActFourScreenplays.com.
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I had not found a clear, usable answer until now. "Story Maps" solved my problem and iIt did so using as examples work with which I was already quite familiar, "Breaking Bad", "Mad Men", "TWD" etc. (The only two pilot examples I had to seek out for a first look were "Scandal" and "Mr Robot").
Using his methods I was able to quickly structure the existing elements of my story into a framework I am not fleshing out with dialogue, etc. and I did so within just a few hours after first opening his book.
I concur with many of the other points being made here by other 5-star reviewers, so I won't repeat those. "Story Maps" is a concise, inexpensive, highly effective solution to a significant challenge. Calvisi delivers exactly what he promises.
Even better, for writers out there, this book provides you with a road map of your own. Calvisi breaks down the structure and turning points in such a way that you can work with his skeleton map to fill in the details of your own world and story.
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