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  Television pilot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, pilots are rarely fair examples of what a "normal episode" of a series is like, since they usually set the general background and tell the origin story for the series (e.g., if the series is about two angry roomates, the pilot will probably show how they met).
Pilots usually run as the first episode of the series, unless the series ended up being so different from the pilot that it wouldn't make sense (in this case the pilot, or portions of it, is reshot or rewritten to fit the rest of the series).
A backdoor pilot is a Television movie or other TV special event that being used as a trial balloon—if audiences respond and ratings are good, the studio or network may order subsequent episodes from the creators.
television-pilot.area51.ipupdater.com   (734 words)

 Pilot Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pilot season is a frenetic, competitive time in Hollywood; prominent producers, reputable writers, and experienced directors design and showcase their wares for network executives, with each "player" hoping for the next hit series.
Pilots are expensive to produce, and shows which are not purchased by a network have no value.
Since the new season is planned using pilots, and the entire offering of a network is usually in place by mid-May, the careful selection of pilots is crucial for designing a competitive line-up of shows.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/pilotprogram/pilotprogram.htm   (1178 words)

 Television pilot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, pilots are rarely fair examples of what a "normal episode" of a series is like, since they usually set the general background and tell the origin story for the series (e.g., if the series is about two angry roommates, the pilot will probably show how they met).
The concept for a pilot is generally "pitched" to network executives by a producer or writer.
A backdoor pilot is a television movie, other TV special event, or even an otherwise normal episode of an already established series that is being used as a trial balloon—if audiences respond and ratings are good, the studio or network may order subsequent episodes from the creators.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Television_pilot   (1516 words)

 Savannah College of Art and Design > Academic > Film and Television
This in-depth analysis of writing for television is designed to increase competence in media literacy through the analysis of television writing styles and practice in the scriptwriting process.
Through individual projects, academic research and screenings of renowned screen, stage and television directors' work, this in-depth practicum allows students to accomplish the casting, mounting and realization of a sequence from a feature screenplay focusing on character, sequence and their relationship to the camera composition.
As the culmination of the M.F.A. experience in the film and television department, the thesis is designed to demonstrate a mastery of the skills required to produce professional film and television programming.
www.scad.edu /academic/course/grad/filmandtelevision.cfm   (1265 words)

 BE A PILOT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The flight schools look to BE A PILOT for more marketing tools and more television buys, since the flight schools can see a direct correlation between BE A PILOT television advertising and student-prospects at their doors.
BE A PILOT is testing the insertion of the program's $35 Introductory Flight Certificate in aviation software with Abacus, the company that produces a private pilot add-on to Microsoft Simulator 2000.
BE A PILOT is a non-profit organization formed to educate the public about the benefits of general aviation and flight training.
www.beapilot.com /press/pr/pr972499795.html   (668 words)

 Television Program Wants to Teach Children Healthy Social Behaviors
While watching television is by itself not enough to help children acquire life skills, research has shown television to be an effective tool for teaching and modeling social behavior.
The pilot episode, "The New Kid" was produced by JBCC in the summer of 1996 and aired on WGBH Boston on December 21, 1996.
Particular concerns that the series planned to address were: the problems of poor children who are more dependent on television, the challenges of living in a culturally diverse society, and the importance of children's participation in sports to promote physical and mental health.
www.rwjf.org /reports/grr/031865s.htm   (1889 words)

 More Wasteland Than Promised Land, But Educational TV for Kids Survives Neglect
Content analysis of children's television programming by APPC found that only one-third of all the programming could be characterized as "high quality" (i.e., positive and enriching) and most of these programs were on cable television.
Throughout the pilot's production, APPC held discussions with professionals in the children's TV industry to learn from their production experience in the context of a changing and increasingly competitive industry for children's programming.
APPC continues to monitor the state of children's television and the impact of the FCC's three-hour rule and help the producing and programming community understand what it means to teach through television.
www.rwjf.org /reports/grr/030349s.htm   (3524 words)

 Pilot Chicago: Experimental Media for Feminist Tresspass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PILOT is open to all people who are willing to consider what feminism could be for them and will be willing to collaborate/agitate.
PILOT is an open event for "trespassers" of all kinds, whether you're a dumpster-diver or a cross-dresser, if you dare to border-cross, PILOT want you to be involved.
Television in the grasp of corporate media has become an atrocity of conservative agendas, from racial profiling to queer assimilation and PILOT is seeking proposals that actively use the television format against its capitalist incarnation.
www.pilotchicago.org /new/faq.html   (1166 words)

 3form : Pilot Television Website (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.eecs.umich.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pilot produce travel TV shows, mainly for US networks, and are well known for the famous "Lonely Planet" series.
The old Pilot website had a number of major design failings which were restricting the number of people who were using the site, and were also leading to severe e-commerce under-performance.
The problem that Pilot had was not that their content was lacking but that their presentation of that content was not user friendly or consistent across the site.
www.3form.net.cob-web.org:8888 /portfolio/websites/full.php?id=6&referrerTitle=Websites   (397 words)

 NEWS | MAGAZINE | VOLUME 26-3 SEPTEMBER 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Many feel that one area of television where directors still shape the look, style and tone of a show is the television pilot.
Todd Holland, who directed the pilot for the Fox hit series, Malcolm in the Middle, and continues to direct episodes, feels the director's input during the creation of the pilot is vital.
And because of the level of involvement on the pilot, working on them is often a gratifying aspect of TV work for directors.
www.dga.org /news/v26_3/feat_pilots1.php3   (3002 words)

 New Ground, and UP!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a cross-discipline video project, Pilot involves collaborative synthesis under the heading of "feminist trespass." The philosophy is to create a convergent environment where artists, media activists, and all kinds of "border crossers" can collaborate and share strategies.
Pilot TV es un espacio abierto e incluyente para todos aquellos involucrados en el movimiento anticapitalista a escala global para unirse y crear el ímpetu necesario para desarrollar y dar vida a las estrategias de una resistencia bio-política dentro y fuera de las cámaras.
Pilot TV convoca a artistas, trans-activistas o cualquier persona que asuma el riesgo de transgredir todo tipo de límites, a unirse al laboratorio piloto por cuatro días de resistencia carnal, experimentos estéticos y un gran performance táctico.
pilotchicago.org /newground   (1396 words)

 Stories Tagged 'pilot' » Netscape.com
Pilot seeks compensation after false 9 11 claims
(via glumbert.com) – The pilot claimed the brakes failed, but in fact he landed 2/3 down a runway already too short for jet planes.
(via cnn.com) – The pilot of a Canadian airliner who went to the washroom during a flight found himself locked out of the cockpit, forcing the crew to remove the door from its hinges to let him back in, the airline said on Wednesday.The incident occurred aboard a flight from Ottawa to Winnipeg on Saturday.
www.netscape.com /tag/pilot   (1021 words)

 What A Ghostwriter Can Do For Your Television Pilot
When you write for television, you are truly making your mark on pop culture at large and the consciousness of the nation – and the world.
On the other hand, the pilot – that is, the first episode of a new series – has a much better chance of being picked up from an unknown writer.
The format that your television pilot must follow, the kind of writing that works best for various genres, and the FCC rules and standards for different networks – all of these are just as important as the actual writing.
www.pegr.com /ghostwritertelevisionpilot.html   (839 words)

 The Television Pilot
For television transcripts, (educational purposes only) please refer to http://www.aintitcool.com/ and check out the links to movie and television scripts.
Unlike most of commercial and cable television the pilot has its own special place.
In the " Miami Vice" pilot within the first two minutes their is no dialog.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/Essentials_of_Screen_Writing/118405   (509 words)

 Television pilot to depict rigors of college life - Pulp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Television pilot to depict rigors of college life
With the addition of Kahn and Matt Blitz, a senior television, radio and film major, to the project, "Upstate" developed through an advanced filmmaking class into an even more coherent work composed of structured ideas, strong character identities and humorous bits of dialogue.
Through the characters' journeys and experiences in the pilot, viewers can revisit their own college memories, both the unusual and the mundane, Kahn said.
www.dailyorange.com /news/2005/09/27/Pulp/Television.Pilot.To.Depict.Rigors.Of.College.Life-999147.shtml   (388 words)

 AP Wire | 09/12/2006 | Television pilot to film in Charleston area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CHARLESTON, S.C. A television pilot starring Emmy Award winning actress Kim Delaney is being shot in the Charleston area later this month, the Commerce Department said.
The show, "Army Wives," is about a sassy young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who marries a soldier and moves her children to an Army base, the Commerce Department said Monday.
The program is being shot by Touchstone Television, a division of the Walt Disney Co., with a budget of more than $1 million.
www.miami.com /mld/charlotte/news/15499699.htm   (160 words)

 Darkman unaired television pilot
Universal Television financed a 30 minute television pilot on Darkman, which was made sometime in 1992.
The pilot retells the origin of the character (with some alterations), and introduces some new characters.
it is a pity that the pilot was not taken up as the potential was there for a great series.
www.movies.westumulka.com /darkman/television.html   (347 words)

 "Best Screenwriting Magazine" -- LA Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Presented by respected writing organization Mediabistro Aury Wallington's class in the craft of the television pilot is at once comprehensive, academic, and completely informal.
Network executives are just as interested in where the characters will be in seven years from the pilot as they are during the show's inception (syndicating a long-running series is, after all, where the business end of television production is truly focused).
An all-inclusive lesson in the art of writing the TV pilot that more than covers putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be), "Writing the TV Pilot With Aury Wallington" is taught by an easily accessible veteran of the process whose knowledge and skill make this class well worth attending.
www.creativescreenwriting.com /csdaily/trenches/02_10_06_TVPilot.html   (836 words)

 FrequencySite: Global Frequency TV Series - 2005
A pilot episode was produced and completed and the show was scheduled to premiere in the Spring of 2005 on the WB television network.
The pilot starred Michelle Forbes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, 24) in the part she was born to play, the enigmatic Miranda Zero.
The pilot leak achieved international attention and as of this writing, there is still hope that there is a future for Global Frequency on television....
www.frequencysite.com   (2584 words)

 Mulholland Drive
When word leaked out earlier this year that David Lynch was making his return to television with a new ABC series called Mulholland Drive, it was cause for jubilation among those who never quite got over that strange Northwestern town with the dancing dwarf and the damn fine cup of coffee, Twin Peaks.
After funding the pilot episode, the network chose to pass on the series.
While nothing in the Mulholland Drive pilot matches the emotional wallop of the discovery of Laura Palmer's body wrapped in plastic, the director has achieved a consistent tone of enveloping dread that suffuses even the most banal of scenes.
www.culturevulture.net /Television/MulhollandDrive.htm   (1055 words)

 Organization of Black Screenwriters (OBS) Pilot Competition
Cash, Winning pilot scripts to be read by major production companies and top talent agencies (UTA, Edmonds Entertainment, UPN, Disney, Fox TV), and winners in each genre will receive a Professional Table Reading.
OBS is giving a chance to get that hilarious sit-com or gripping drama on television.
Pilot submissions must consist of a "presentation," "prospectus," or "leave behind" containing
www.filmmakers.com /contests/screenwriting/obs_pilot.htm   (246 words)

 USATODAY.com - Warner Bros. shooting TV pilot 'Smith' in Pittsburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Warner Bros. is shooting a television series pilot in Pittsburgh that features a heist from the Carnegie Museum of Art.
The pilot is a project of John Wells, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate who has worked as an executive producer and writer on the NBC dramas ER and The West Wing.
Two of the pilot's stars are Ray Liotta, best known for his role in the film Goodfellas, and Virginia Madsen, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Sideways.
usatoday.com /life/television/news/2006-03-24-liotta-madsen-pilot_x.htm   (229 words)

 Amazon.com: Horizontal Hold: The Making and Breaking of a Network Television Pilot: Books: Daniel Paisner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The author of The Imperfect Mirror: Reflections of Television Newswomen has already made it clear that he doesn't think much of network TV fare, and this devastating chronicle of an aborted series offers ample justification for his attitude.
Paisner details the genesis of a pilot episode about a group of presidential speechwriters who work near the White House, a concept that evidently sounded better to originator Bruce Paltrow (fresh from his triumph with St. Elsewhere) and his co-workers than it does to the reader.
Television pilots--those one-shot programs that aspire to the rarefied air of prime time--constitute a facet of the television business that is little understood by the viewing public.
amazon.com /Horizontal-Hold-Breaking-Network-Television/dp/1559721480   (733 words)

 Digital Spy - US TV - Pilot for 'Girlfriends' spinoff to air on UPN
Pilot for 'Girlfriends' spinoff to air on UPN
The pilot for potential new Girlfriends spinoff The Game will air on UPN later this month.
Also appearing in the pilot are Girlfriends regulars Tracee Ellis Ross (Joan), Golden Brooks (Maya), Persia White (Lynn), Jill Marie Jones (Toni) and Reggie hayes (William Dent).
www.digitalspy.co.uk /article/ds31203.html   (158 words)

 Pilot Project - About Pilot Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The idea is simple: Register as a Pilot Project member and submit your concept for a television show via the Pilot Project Website.
Once the polling phase is complete, the top five (5) Contestants who's concepts received the highest polling numbers will be flown to Los Angeles where they will pitch their concept to our panel of producers and television industry professionals who will select one winner.
The Art/Production Design Competition will be a nationwide search for the Artist or Design Team who best captures the spirit of the winning TV Show Concept in their set design.
www.pilotproject.tv /about.html   (633 words)

 Pilot TV Chicago { experimental media for feminist trespass }   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pilot is a call and an offering to take a/part.
After a documentary about the Pilot TV convergence, films and videos made at Pilot will ghost, perform, rise up, move in, and spread out, concluding with live, questions-for-girls-from-animatronics.
In May of 2006, the Pilot TV Documentary, produced by Dylan Mira and Lathan Zearfoss, premiered at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago as part of their "Convesations on the Edge" curated series.
www.pilotchicago.org   (695 words)

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