WILL ELEPHANT BUCKS DO FOR YOU?
I’ve read a million spec scripts in my
years as a staff writer and producer on eleven different network TV
sitcoms. Many of the spec sitcom scripts floating around Hollywood right
this minute, bound in glossy covers that say “CAA” or “ICM”
on the front, and sitting in piles on the desks of the top producers
and executives at Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal, Sony, and Fox,
are very, very good scripts indeed. And that’s bad news for you.
Because it means you have a mountain of really tough competition out
I’m sure that with time and trial, you are smart enough and talented
enough to figure out how to write a perfectly acceptable spec episode
of The Office all by yourself, with no help from me.
But can you afford to take the time? Are you prepared to endure the
Or would you rather save the time, skip the trial,
and start writing great spec sitcom scripts right now?
Elephant Bucks tells you which network TV sitcoms to spec.
There are a dozen or more sitcoms on the air this season. Which of those
sitcoms is the perfect sitcom for you to spec? There is an answer!
Elephant Bucks tells you how to find the perfect story for
your spec sitcom script. You can’t just type up 45 pages of jokes,
you know. To make your spec sitcom script stand out from the mountain
of competition that’s already out there, you’re going to
need a great story! I’ll show you, step-by-step, how to create
that great story! All the clues are right in front of you!
Elephant Bucks tells you how to structure your spec sitcom
script. There are Seven Plot Elements that you’ll need in every
sitcom script that you ever write. Do you know what these Seven Plot
Elements are? I’ll clue you in. With the Seven Plot Elements properly
in place, your spec script will work every time! It will sing! It will
be better than the other guy’s!
Elephant Bucks tells you how to write brilliant, clever dialogue
and scenes. Whether you’re already convinced that you are the
funniest guy or gal on the block, or, and much more likely,
you’re understandably worried about not being funny enough, I
will show you how to unleash the comedy genius inside of you, and how
to create rich, compelling, and yes, hilarious dialogue and scenes in
your spec sitcom scripts. Taught to me by one of the savviest comedy
minds in the business, I have a proven method for writing fresh and
delightful scenes that are always funny and always work! This method
has never failed me!
Elephant Bucks shows you how to get your spec scripts to people
in Hollywood who will hire you!
Elephant Bucks tells you how to pitch your ideas to the top
TV sitcom producers!
Elephant Bucks shows you how to succeed with your first sitcom
Elephant Bucks tells you how to sustain a successful career
as a TV sitcom writer and producer.
was Co-Executive Producer of the hit sitcom, Coach, which ran
on the ABC-TV network from 1989-1996. I produced the pilot episode of
Coach, again with series creator Barry Kemp, and produced and
wrote that series for the first three seasons.
I was a writer, Consulting Producer, and Co-Executive Producer on Sabrina
– The Teenage Witch, which ran on the ABC network from 1996-2000.
(The series moved to the WB network after that.) I also directed three
episodes of that hit series.
While teaching some graduate level courses on TV sitcom writing at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I was encouraged by the head of the
screenwriting program there to do a book about sitcom writing.
I was also encouraged to do a sitcom writing book by my good friend
and occasional collaborator, Blake Snyder, who has sold a number of
spec screenplays, and wrote Save the Cat, a wonderful book
on writing for the movies.