What is a Theme Song — How Music Sets the Stage

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Best Stephen King Movies and TV Shows — The Ultimate List

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What Are Upfronts in TV — How Advertising Works in Television

Ever wondered why certain “hot new TV shows” get a full-on media blitz while others… barely get a bus ad? It’s more than just the luck of the draw, but rather a TV business strategy that starts at an annual event called the TV Upfronts taking place every Spring in New York. But what are… Continue reading What Are Upfronts in TV — How Advertising Works in Television

What are Subtitles — How Subtitles Work in Film & TV

Subtitles are more than just words at the bottom of the screen; they’re a powerful tool that can break language barriers, improve accessibility for the hearing impaired, and promote cultural exchange through cinema. As we explore the intricacies of subtitles, we’ll also discover how they have evolved over the years and their significance in today’s globalized… Continue reading What are Subtitles — How Subtitles Work in Film & TV

Anatomy of a Call Sheet — How to Make a Call Sheet in Film/TV

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How to Create Script Sides for Film & TV [with Examples]

You, a production professional, know how to make script sides.The 2nd AD tells you, “Make script sides and distro when they’re done.” What are sides? How do you make them? What does distro mean? In this article, we’ll cover how to make script sides like a master. By the end, you’ll be ready to take… Continue reading How to Create Script Sides for Film & TV [with Examples]

What Does an Executive Producer Do — Film/TV Role Explained

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70 Hilarious Dark Comedy Movies & TV Shows | Dark Humor in 2023

The best dark comedy movies and TV shows go for the jugular. It’s not enough to just be edgy, or even malicious. You need to tap into deep, disturbing levels of discomfort… and build a summer home. We made the ultimate list of dark comedy movies and TV shows, plus a video essay that takes a… Continue reading 70 Hilarious Dark Comedy Movies & TV Shows | Dark Humor in 2023

How Long is a TV Show Script — Half-Hour and Hour Formats

How long is a television script? If you want to write a television pilot, you will want to ensure that your script follows all formatting and length guidelines. But knowing exactly how long a television script should be can be more of a challenge than one might expect. In this post, we’ll be breaking down… Continue reading How Long is a TV Show Script — Half-Hour and Hour Formats

TV Script Format 101 — Examples of How to Format a TV Script

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TV Commercial Production Process — From Script to Schedule

If you’ve used StudioBinder’s project management tools before, you know the value of managing a project collaboratively under one roof. However, for those of us who work in commercial television production using AV scripts, we’re left on the outside looking in, right? Not necessarily. The way I see it is, StudioBinder is a tool which… Continue reading TV Commercial Production Process — From Script to Schedule

Ultimate Guide to Movie Genres — 90+ Genre Examples for Film & TV

You’re looking for a movie and TV genre list, maybe for inspiration, but every list you find has categories that are either too broad or so hyper-specific that it becomes overwhelming. We’ve created the perfect movie and TV genre list that will explain the various categories of film and television with their specific subgenres, and we’ll… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Movie Genres — 90+ Genre Examples for Film & TV

What is a Subplot in Film and TV? Definition and Examples

There are many ways to enhance the main plot of a film. You can flesh out your protagonist, establish a story structure that keeps the audience engaged, and fine tune the plot points that move the story forward. But did you know that introducing subplots can enhance your film’s main plot? Understanding how a subplot… Continue reading What is a Subplot in Film and TV? Definition and Examples

Michael Scott: How They Created TV’s Funniest Character

Six years after the series finale of The Office, it placed #1 among the most watched TV shows on Netflix. And while there are many reasons for this, the character of Michael Scott has undoubtedly made the show timeless. Whether he is conducting a hilariously pointless meeting, closing a deal at Chili’s, or trying to… Continue reading Michael Scott: How They Created TV’s Funniest Character

Best Free TV Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

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What Does a Producer Do: The Various Types of Producers in Film & TV

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