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By Martie Cook

Is helping the burgeoning variety of fledgling television writers and sofa potatoes with mystery writing pursuits develop into the writers they've dreamed of and effectively navigate the mysterious global of tv production.


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All networks have affiliates. Affiliates are smaller stations in every market around the country. Some affiliates are known in industry jargon as O&Os — meaning 8 Write to TV they are owned and operated by the network. Others are privately owned either by companies or individuals. Affiliates broadcast the programs carried by the network with which they are affiliated. For example, you should be able to find the Today show on every NBC affiliate in America, but you would never find it on a CBS affiliate.

Often these meetings are set up quite quickly. I see many wannabe writers delude themselves into thinking that they can write television from the farm in Iowa, get an agent from the farm in Iowa, and then hop on a plane when necessary to take meetings. This is not close to being realistic. Once you enter the professional writing world, you are competing not only with newcomers like yourself, but also with those who have produced writing credits. With all of these qualified writers right at their fingertips, why would a studio or production company go through the hassle and inconvenience of waiting for an unproven writer to hop on a plane?

Affiliates make a commitment to carry network programming. However, they have the right to — and will on occasion — back out of this deal if the network offers programming they feel may be inappropriate or could get them fined by the FCC. Though this rarely happens, it occasionally does. Some ABC affiliates chose not to air the historic Ellen coming-out episode. While most considered this to be ground-breaking television, some considered it inappropriate. Likewise, several affiliates refused to air Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film, Saving Private Ryan, because of indecency concerns — namely violence and language — things that can get affiliates in hot water with the FCC.

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