Monday, September 22, 2014

Lancelot Link: TV Pilots

Lancelot Link Monday! Because most of the links this week seem to be about television and how it has become the promised land for screenwriters, I thought we'd talk about TV pilots. My favorite TV pilots. Well, Howard from THE BOB NEWHART SHOW tops the list. I mean, he was the greatest pilot ever on TV... because he was also an astronaut on I DREAM OF JEANNIE, so if the plane had somehow gone into outer space or maybe just into a different time period he probably could still figure out how to land the plane, even if there were dinosaurs and stuff. Can you think of a *better* TV pilot>? While you're thinking about that, here are this week's links to some great screenwriting and film articles, plus some fun stuff that may be of interest to you. Brought to you by that suave and sophisticated secret agent...




Here are fourteen links plus this week's car chase...


1) Weekend Box Office Estimates:
1 Maze Runner..................... $32,500,000
2 Walk Among Tombstones........... $13,126,000
3 Where I Leave................... $11,860,000
4 No Good......................... $10,200,000
5 Dolphin 2........................ $9,005,000
6 Guardians........................ $5,180,000
7 Let's Be Cops.................... $2,675,000
8 Teen Turtles..................... $2,650,000
9 Drop............................. $2,050,000
10 If I Stay....................... $1,835,000


2) TV Or Not TV That Is The Question.

3) Sundance Selects Writers For New TV Lab.

4) Bryan Fuller Interview: HANNIBAL TV Show.

5) David Fincher Interviewd, Why Hollywood Sucks.

6) Scott Frank Interviewed: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES... and TV.

7) THE GUEST's writer, director and star talk about the film (which you should see).

8) Why Being A Writer Is Great (scientifically).

9) Edgar Wright On Visual Comedy:

10) Movie Posters Become Violent Action Scenes!

11) If Porno Films Got TV Network Notes.

12) 7 Secrets For Breaking Into Film. (does not include: dynamite, blow torch, getting past security systems, that thing Catherine Zeta Jones does in the catsuit to get past the lasers in ENTRAPMENT, and other break in requirements.)

13) Bill Hader's List of 200 Comedy Movies You Have To See.

14) Yes, Hollywood Still Buys Specs For Big Money.

And the Car Chase Of The Week!



Your TV Car Chase Song.

Bill



1 comment:

watchovermemovie.com said...

There goes the rest of my writing morning while I mooch around these ;-)

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