20 February 2009

Link of the day: Pamela Douglas on TV dramas

As part of my interest in television, I've been watching some nice, informative videos by USC professor Pamela Douglas. I stumbled across them while trying to figure out how much a TV drama episode costs (answer: $2-$5 million).

Douglas gives very clear and insightful explanations about history and trends in TV drama as well as the mechanics of writing, funding, and producing TV dramas.

Note: I just discovered that Videojug (the site hosting the Douglas videos) allows you to download the videos and also read a text transcript. Reading the text is much faster than watching the video.

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