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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Childs Drama Review.

Popular children's drama character Tracy Beaker is to return for a new series as a young adult.
The new 13-part CBBC drama, due to be screened next year, will see Tracy return to her care home as a carer.
The role will be reprised by actress Dani Harmer, who has portrayed Tracy since 2002.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson, who devised the stories, said: "So many children ask me what happened to her when she got older, now we can finally find out."
The series will be exclusively filmed and based in north-east England, said the BBC.
I have highlighted all the main information telling the reader what this article is all about. and that is that Tracy Beaker is going to return.
The T.V show Tracy beaker has returned showing you what happened to the characters after they have grown up. The reason that it returned is the writer was always asked what happened to them, so she decided to show people what happened.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Censorship and libel

Censorship
"Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship
This is so that depending on what audience you have writen for you do not offened anyone who reades the script or waches after it is produced.

Libel
Writers have to make sure that if they base a character on a real person that they do not insult the person, they have to make sure that they do not falsely accuse them of something.

Copyright

Any writer can use copyright for there work or idea whether it is published or not. When they have that they can do whatever they want with their work, usualy writer for T.V would sell there work to a show. Writers also have to make sure that they dont copy someone elses work, they have to check that they arent copy even someones idea. If they do brake copyright law the owner of the original work can form a civil lawsuit against the writer.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Royalty payments

Royalty payments. This is what you are paid after you work is published, every time the show that writer made the script for is shown they have to pay the writer to show it. If there agent is good they could get more that they normally would but they do have to paid to show the episode. Its the same for musicians ad if their music is used either in a T.V show or covered by another band they have to pay them every time it is played. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Agent Representation

An agent that represents a writer is called a literary agent. They can work for all types of writers. Agent usualy get writers work and they sort out any deals to hopfully get them more money. Dependin on how much the writer is paid depends on how much the agent is paid so they would try to get a good deal sop that they get paid more as well.
An advantege of having an agent is that some companys do not accept writers who don't have an agent. Also it makes it a little easyer to get work for more money if you have a good agent.
A disadvanteg of having an agent is that they might also have other writters that they reprasent. Also some agencys only specilise in one area of writing.     

Sound

Wild tracks - you can make your own ones by recording or could get one of the Internet.

Microphones
Directional - Used for news, voice overs, presenters.
Omni Directional - Wild tracks, chat shows
Cardioid - Drama, dialogs

Keep mic as near as possiable!!!

Golden Rules in Scriptwriting

  1. Compare with other shows.
  2. Dynamic opening sequence - Very dramatic - Create a question (Create an enigma)
  3. Engaging characters
  4. T.V is a visual midium