Story Maps: TV Drama: The Structure of the One-Hour Television Pilot by Daniel P. Calvisi has been endorsed by entertainment industry professionals in Hollywood, including…

“STORY MAPS TV is a handy, practical guide that walks writers through the process of creating a compelling TV drama. Using examples from some of the most respected shows on television, writers will learn to master the form from outline to Fade Out. I wish I’d had this book when I was first starting out!”
-Hilary Weisman Graham, writer Bones (Fox)

“On one hand, I’m thrilled for you that Dan has written this fantastic new book that will undoubtedly help you structure your original TV pilot. On the other hand, I’m furious at him for not writing it a couple of years ago when it could have saved me a ton of brainpower figuring it out for myself. Perhaps one day I’ll forgive him. Perhaps not. But the bottom line is you don’t want to learn the hard way like I did. Use Dan’s book instead.”
-Joe Nimziki, Writer (Creator/EP of upcoming Sony TV series Kreskin) Director (The Howling, Outer Limits) and former Senior Executive for New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures and MGM.

“This book blows all others out of the water! There’s no other TV writing book that offers this level of detail when it comes to how to structure a one-hour television drama pilot. I wish I had this back when I was breaking in as it would have saved me a lot of time and effort!”
-Larry Reitzer, Writer (Melissa & Joey, My Big Fat Greek Life, Twins, Just Shoot Me!, Ugly Betty)

“I’ve worked in film and television for years and I can say for certain that there is nothing else like Dan’s book anywhere out there. His system is truly unique and breaks TV pilot structure down step by step for the first time, using very specific examples from some of the great pilots of recent years. An added bonus is the information about the industry, format and terminology that is clearly explained for the new writer to better understand the scripted television business in Los Angeles.”
-Fritz Manger, Producer (A Deadly Adoption with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig)

“I’ve turned to Dan for notes on several feature scripts in the past, and this new book is well-timed as the industry makes a huge shift toward television. The information inside is a fantastic primer in developing a rock-solid one-hour TV pilot. I recommend this book to writers as the foundation in creating excellent story structure.”
-Richard J. Bosner, Producer (Fruitvale Station, The Wannabe, Other People)

“Daniel Calvisi does an expert job of breaking down the structure of television pilots in a way that’s not only easy to understand, but can be easily applied to one’s own work. He uses references that are current and offers clear, succinct advice for novice writers which also serves as a great refresher for professionals. If you’re thinking of writing a TV pilot, read this book first! It may save you a lot of time in fixing structure problems later.”
-Christine Conradt, Writer/Producer/Director with over 75 credits (Lifetime, Hallmark, UpTV!)

“Dan has a firm grasp on the nature of the one-hour drama for television. I have little doubt that by following his guidelines and doing your homework, he can lead you to create a great pilot of your own!”
-Jenny Frankfurt, Lit Manager, High Street Management

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