Creating for television is a complex and time-consuming process that can sometimes take the talents of many people. Professionally produced television is certainly a collaborative art. Writers, producers, directors, art designers who manage costumes, props and sets, along with an assortment of other talented individuals are involved in the pre-production process of television.
This chapter of Television Studio Production: A Practical Approach focuses on the process of idea creation and execution. Writing for television and the format used for scripting is an important aspect of creating content.