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4 Tips for Writing a Good TV Pilot from NBC Universal

by ScreenCraft Staff - updated on September 16, 2019

Explore this great presentation from NBC Universal's Talent Infusion Program (NBCUni's WRITERS ON THE VERGE is taught by acclaimed screenwriting consultant Jen Grisanti, one of our judges for the annual PILOT LAUNCH TV Screenwriting Competition!). The below presentation covers these 4 basic TV screenwriting tips in more detail.

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A good script does 4 things:

  1. Starts with a strong trigger incident.

  2. The trigger incident leads the central character into a powerful dilemma.

  3. The goal of the A story stems from the choice the character makes when faced with the dilemma.

  4. Every pivotal point in the story connects back to the character's goal

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