Recommended Reading

Writing the TV Drama Series, by Pamela Douglas

Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life, by Jen Grisanti

David Mamet’s Memo to the Writers of the Unit (online)

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting, by Robert McKee

Save the Cat, by Blake Snyder

The Writer’s Journey, by Christopher Vogler

Spec Research

Places to Get Tapes and Scripts
Most networks have the plots to their series listed on their official websites.

WGA Guide for Writing Episodic TV
7000 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-4544

Script City
8033 Sunset Boulevard, #1500
Hollywood, CA 90046
(818) 701-0012

WGA Library
View and read there

Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills CA 90210
(310) 786-1091 25
West 52 St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 621-6800 / (212) 621-6600

The application period for the Writers' Workshop closed on May 31st, 2022.