If you're a new writer, you'll need to read this book to understand what it's like to work on a TV staff, and how to survive on one. If you're already working in TV, you'll want to read this book to get validated by a colleague's refreshingly candid, accurate and relatable account of the stress, dysfunction, politics and idiosyncrasies of the business. An extremely valuable, eye-opening, and entertaining read.

Melinda Hsu Taylor
Emmy-nominated TV writer/producer
Vampire Diaries, Touch, Falling Skies, Lost, Medium


About Sterling

Sterling Norman Anderson has written for some of the most popular network television shows, such as 'The Unit' on CBS, as well as NBCs 'Medium' and 'Heist.' His teleplay....



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  • pictureAustin Film Festival, Oct 2011 Panelist for “In the Writers’ Room” workshop
  • picture“On the set of The Unit with Dennis Haysbert.“
  • pictureOn the set of The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn with Sidney Poitier.
  • pictureSterling, in class at USC.

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