Adding this to my "How to write comedy..." page (link below) Still feels weird doing the copying and pasting, instead of the writing... but these sites help, so just sharing the love and links along the way...
4 TIPS FOR WRITING A GOOD TV PILOT FROM NBC
A good pilot script does 4 things:
Starts with a strong trigger incident.
The trigger incident leads the central character into a powerful dilemma.
The goal of the A story stems from the choice the character makes when faced with the dilemma.
Every pivotal point in the story connects back to the character’s goal
There's more in this slideshow, especially on how a Five Act TV structure breaks down...
TV DRAMA - 101
- Story trigger
- Show world
- Create empathy for hero
- Set up storylines. Each arc with a dilemma.
- Set up conflict
- Set up clear goal established for “A” story
- Introduce obstacle
- Central characters should be actively pursuing goal
- Escalate obstacles
- Reminder of stakes
- End Act with obstacle to goal
- When hero gets over one obstacle, create new ones
- Escalate obstacles and stakes
- It’s possible that goal shifts or the motivation for achieving the goal shifts
- Send character in new direction
- Move toward “all is lost” moments in each of your storylines
- All is lost moment happens, connects back to goal
- Show resolution, goals achieved (or not)
- Tie up sub-plots
- If serialised, set up cliffhanger
It's all from the NBC Universal tips site here
...but my Big bank of How to write story links... is still coming together here
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