The TV Studio Production Handbook


Brown, L. and Duthie, L. (2016). The TV Studio Production Handbook. London Bloomsbury Academic.
AuthorsBrown, L. and Duthie, L.

Here is the one-stop handbook to make your studio production shine. The TV Studio Production Handbook explains the production process from beginning to end and covers everything media students need to know to create a successful studio television programme. It is an illuminating read for those starting out in the industry and an invaluable resource for students of media, film and TV. The book is packed with interviews from top TV executives from the UK, USA, Australia and China and includes live case studies from hit international formats covering every genre, from reality, to drama to news, with scripts from Britain's Got Talent, Big Brother, Coronation Street, The Chase, Teletubbies, Channel 4 News and more. The authors, both award-winning TV programme-makers and academic programme leaders, break things down genre by genre and explore pre-production, casting, scripting, as well as all the required paperwork from call sheets to running orders. They also examine the future of studio and the multiplatform opportunities available for programme makers internationally.

‘By capturing the modern, global world of television production from the mouths of those involved in some of the industry’s biggest shows, the Handbook delivers a window on the real world of programme making alongside the theory.’
– David Williams, BBC Creative Director of Entertainment North

'This book, written by two women who have triumphed in the trenches of TV production, gives you the tools you need to negoti- ate today’s rapidly evolving international TV landscape.’
– Shelly Goldstein, TV writer-producer-comedy consultant to ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Sony

‘A comprehensive and useful guide for those taking their first steps in the TV industry.’ – Emily Gale, Head of Talent, Fremantle UK

KeywordsTelevision, TV, Studio, Production
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
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Print30 Sep 2016
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Deposited17 Sep 2020
Place of publicationLondon
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