CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED — THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
THE WEBINAR IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FOR LIVE LISTENING AT 1:00 PM PST ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT 11, 2013 OR STREAMING LATER: HERE
I’m giving away FIVE FREE SEATS in my new Webinar!
You must email me the correct answers to the following questions asap to be eligible for one of the five free slots for tomorrow’s Webinar: Inside the TV Drama: Writing the Best Shows on Television. This is a $79 value and you do not have to listen live — you will be given access to stream a recording of the webinar for one year.
Email me [dan at actfourscreenplays.com] the answers to the following questions asap:
- Name three of Don Draper’s mistresses (first names are fine).
- What is the tag line used by Walter White’s lawyer on his promotional billboards?
- “The Americans” are from what country of origin?
- Name the real-life estate which serves as “Downton Abbey.”
- What is the name of the short story written by Elmore Leonard that inspired the drama “Justified?”
- Name three writers nominated for Emmy’s this year (2013).
- (OPTIONAL) TIE-BREAKER BONUS QUESTION: Name the overweight, alcoholic, racist New York police detective created by David Milch in the 90’s.
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The reason why they’re calling our era of television the new “Golden Age” of the medium is because of the sheer amount of great shows airing across several different networks and platforms. Shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Game of Thrones demonstrate some of the best screenwriting today, on the big or the small screen. The talented writers of these shows build sprawling worlds, juggle large ensembles, inspire cinematic production values, and develop compelling anti-heroes—all while advancing a 10, 13 or 23 episode season with heart-tugging cliffhangers and brilliant story engines galore.
Good luck and happy writing,
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