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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: Advice for budding writers???
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/7/1999 11:48:00 AM  

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>As someone who hopes to one day get into the television writing scene,
>what advice do you have?
>
>I don't mean in terms of the actual writing of the show/project/etc, but
>in terms of getting it on the air, getting the "important people" to
>actually read it? I know you went through a lot to get B5 on the air
>(especially wiht a premise that everybody doomed to failure as soon as
>they heard it), so how did you do it? You were already known in the biz
>when you pitched B5....but if someone new was trying to break through
>what sort of things would he have to do?

I get this question all the time. There is only one reply that I can give you:
it is impossible -- let me reemphasize that, impossible -- for a newbie to sell
a TV series without a long track record working in the business. So there's
really no advice that can be given.

jms

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