The Future of TV
This book is the master guide to the future, encompassing all forms of television from traditional networks to the new media frontier. In the same way that the author’s previous book, Writing the TV Drama Series, has become the go-to “bible” for anyone who writes or produces television shows, The Future of Television is the next generation must-have source to understand or work in television. Featuring exclusive interviews including Netflix, Hulu, Machinima, HBO, YouTube channels, and first-person experiences, a full panorama of opportunities are revealed. Beyond TV professionals, this book also appeals to a general audience interested in future trends.
Paperback: 200 pages
The book’s journey into the future of television begins with “You Are Here,” delving into “The Great Convergence” of television and Internet and the vortex of change we all inhabit now. Then, glancing back, we explore “The Old World” of broadcast television to understand how we got to this moment of transition. Next, traveling “Between Worlds,” we visit cable television and see how the boundaries between network, cable and Internet are mutating. After that, we enter “The New World” that ranges from empires like Netflix and Amazon down to kickstarter-funded web series, and all the creative expressions that abound. Finally, we look ahead to the “Far Frontier” of interactivity and transmedia and a distant, fantastic future. All these experiences are focused on how a writer, producer, director or entrepreneur can use the emerging possibilities to create original television now and in the coming decade.
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions (January 1, 2015)
Click here to buy this book on Amazon.com