Telling It : Telling It cuts straight to the heart of any filmmaking endeavor: the storyline. For all the attention lavished on directors, actors and producers, it is the writer whose work is the most vital. Without a script, there can be no film. This collection of essays on writing for film and television in Canada features the shared wisdom of the industries' most talented writers, as well as insights from producers, directors, and other professionals in film development. Here is all the writer needs to know about the business of writing for film and television; but, more important, Telling It is a guide to earning a living as a writer for the large or small screen in Canada. Includes chapters on: Series writing; Pitching to producers; Dealing with story editors; The story conference; Lawyers and agents; Surviving the freelance life.