Television is a constantly evolving medium, and with increased competition from the internets, television needs to evolve even faster or go the way of the dodo. Fortunately, I attended a panel discussion last year with a number of TV illuminati who addressed just this issue. Here are just a few points of view on TV drama and what’s working in today’s market:
- HBO believes in trying something out rather than sitting in a room and convincing yourself why it won’t work.
- Kevin Williamson (VAMPIRE DIARIES) was only half joking when he said that the 6-act structure has ruined one-hour drama.
- Jeff Wachtel, head of USA, believes now, more than ever, an original voice is what makes good television.
What’s your take?