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The Writer/Producer in American Television

Roberta Pearson

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

By 2001, producer and programme had become inseparable; writers, agents and United Paramount Network's target demographic of younger viewers were said to be attracted not just by Buffy but by Joss ... More


Introduction

Sue Vice

in Jack Rosenthal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077043
eISBN:
9781781703144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077043.003.0026
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter provides a profile of the television-series writer and creator Jack Rosenthal, who was born in 1931 in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, the second son of Sam and Leah. His parents were working ... More


The beginnings: Coronation Street (1961–69)

Sue Vice

in Jack Rosenthal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077043
eISBN:
9781781703144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077043.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses the beginning of the Jack Rosenthal's career, as a television-serial writer with Coronation Street. It was his great good fortune to be employed by Granada as a graduate ... More


Perspective: Writer Patrick Mulcahey on Changes in Soap Opera Writing Contracts

Giada Da Ros

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter presents Mulcahey’ views on how networks gained control over the writing process by contracting for writers directly, and the impact of this change on the daytime industry over the past ... More


Did the 2007 Writers Strike Save Daytime’s Highest-Rated Drama?

J. A. Metzler

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the recent writers strike as a formative moment in the development of The Young and the Restless, the creative renaissance of which was, it suggests, driven by a return to ... More


“Nothing Happens Unless First a Dream”: TV Fandom, Narrative Structure, and the Alternate Universes of Bones

Melanie Cattrell

in Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses how Bones creator Hart Hanson manipulates conventional storytelling methods to explore a romantic relationship between the two lead characters without disrupting the larger ... More


‘I've Got a Theory about Scousers’: Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante

Philip Smith

in Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310737
eISBN:
9781846314476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314476.016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter compares the work of television writers Jimmy McGovern and Lynda La Plante, both of whom gained prominence in the early eighties and helped renew mainstream television drama by engaging ... More


‘We Are a City That Just Likes to Talk’: An Interview with Alan Bleasdale

Julia Hallam

in Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310737
eISBN:
9781846314476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314476.014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an interview with writer Alan Bleasdale, in which he talks about his life and work. With a career spanning over thirty years, Bleasdale has written fifteen stage plays, fourteen ... More


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