Director Writer Producer Bobby Roth #NIFF 2014 Industry Day 21 June 2014 – Working on the Scorpion Pilot, Lost, Criminal Minds for TV and Script Tips


Director Writer Producer Bobby Roth #NIFF 2014 Industry Day 21 June 2014 – Working on the Scorpion Pilot for TV and Script Tips

Tech Restrung Dir producer Mike Enns Film Producer Writer Director Bobby Roth  #NIFF 2014 white oaks resort linda randall

Tech Restrung Dir producer Mike Enns Film Producer Writer Director Bobby Roth #NIFF 2014 white oaks resort linda randall

Tech Restrung Dir producer Mike Enns Film Producer Writer Director Bobby Roth #NIFF 2014 white oaks resort linda randall

the idea girl says
I loved how Bobby broke down each step when he explains all that goes into writing a tv script and then directing it and working with or without film crews.

notes on industry day (at white oaks resort and spa NOTL, ON Canada) about SCRIPT

42 minutes of actual script and 30 seconds plus commercials at 41 minutes. (depends how many they want to fit in with it.)
it works out to about 45 pages of typed script – usually they make or write it longer.

The Business is run by TV Show regular hour
7 days of prep work
8 days of production
experienced crews
studio sets
built
42 minute pilot for 60 min programming

THE TRICK IS!!!! ALWAYS BE PREPARED for (changes) and learn how to “WING IT!!!”

Bobby stresses this is very important, everything you plan isn’t going to go as clockwork, sometimes a producer will come in and demand a change to the script, the setting or the viewing of where a camera shot is going to be filmed. (OK I’d have a problem with that if I was a film director lol)

notes again:

Read the Script – and imagine what it looks like.

Releasing the Actors – assess (build the script) and do all the homework you can do before hand…

(get to know the cast personally)

lost tv series Bobby Roth #NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014

lost tv series Bobby Roth #NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014

lost tv series Bobby Roth #NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014

Bobby watched 55 episodes (did his homework) before writing an episode for the TV series “LOST” he did his “homework” within 3 days. (must have watched it DAY and NIGHT lol

(i wonder if he needed “toothpicks” to keep his peepers open? hahahah – ok that’s my favourite joke to say when someone’s tired..)
KUDO”S to him for teaching us how to do the homework and get the feel for a TV series before “writing” an episode for it!

He also studied the actors, characters and who they were in the show (lost).

It’s not a serialized drama, it has mega story lines running back into flashbacks.
It refers to the previous 3 years of filming so it’s important to know the full story line from front to back before writing an episode (my paraphrasing here).

Criminal Minds Bobby Roth #NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014

Criminal Minds Bobby Roth #NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014


Criminal Minds Bobby Roth #NIFF Niagara Film Fest 2014

Procedural Shows – (example Criminal Minds) gets a brand new story for each episode.

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