Writing the Script

I haven’t been blogging much lately, so this is a bit of a cheat post.

For anyone familiar with the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series and its most recent incarnation “The Legend of Korra,” here’s an interesting look into the story and script writing process for an episode. Enjoy! ❤

Mike DiMartino

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In the final part of this series on “Beginnings, Part 1”, we’re going to take a look at the script — essentially the blueprint for all the actors and artists once we move into the production phase.

Once the outline is written and we’ve received notes from Bryan and the network, I usually go over the notes with the writer before they head off to write the first draft. When I write a script, I also have all my other executive producer meetings to do, so often I’ll write for an hour here and there, sometimes at night, or whenever I have a spare moment. This isn’t my idea way to write, but I make it work.

Because we’ve thoroughly worked through all the story beats in the premise and outline phases, the script writing is more focused on nailing down dialogue and describing the action in a clear, visual way. I find it’s really…

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