Television offers a wide range of opportunities in an industry that in one way or another touches the life of nearly every person in the United States. Television can be used to entertain, inform, or convey important emergency information. Because the medium is so popular, there is a lot of competition for those who wish to work in it, especially in creative positions such as directors, producers, and writers.
Television gives readers an overview of this field with insider information on how to manage a career in television and what it takes to succeed on-screen and off. This new guide examines the ins and outs of the industry, providing tips for success, an in-depth glossary of industry jargon, and an overview of the current state of the industry. Further resources include a look at key publications, Web sites, and other means to get training or manage a career in the television industry.