BIBLE FORMULA 2016
- Explanation for the title of your Pilot.
- Series log line and a brief paragraph describing your Pilot.
- Pilot Log Line – Write a log line for your pilot (summary of the A story).
- The Show – Describe your Pilot. This gives a sense of how you see your show.
- The Format -Describe what your show will be week to week. Is it an action/adventure show? Is it a character drama? Is it a police procedural? Is it a medical or legal show? Is there humor? What will the balance of story be in each episode? For example, if you’re writing a legal show, will it be more about the case or more about the personal?
- The Philosophy -Go into a deeper explanation of your concept and what your audience can expect from it.
- The Characters -Write a paragraph or up to a page on each character.
- Supporting Characters – Write a brief paragraph for each supporting/recurring role.
- Character Dynamics – Give a paragraph about the primary relationships that are part of the inside story.
- Formula – Give an idea of the story formula with regards to the A and B story arcs.
- Themes – Go into the overarching themes.
- The On-Going Sets – Write down what your regular sets/locations will be.
Where will the majority of story take place?
- The Pilot Story – Write a longer description/overview of the Pilot story.
- Future Story Arcs – Write a line about the “A” and the “B” story for your first 13 episodes. If it’s a cable show, write log lines for your first 8-10 episodes.
- Overview – Give an overview of your series arcs for seasons 1, 2 and 3.