My Shows

Hey alpha testers! I’m here to fill you guys in on a handy new feature called “My Shows.”

A Show is form of project management where Showrunners, Producers and Writers come together as a creative team to develop and produce an episode based show. Document management, roles, assignments, workflow, deadlines and discussion boards help you and your creative team create amazing content.

Step One: Create a Show

Click into “My Shows” from the lefthand toolbar. Then select what type of show you want (for now all we have is half hour and hour show), name your show, and hit submit.

Step Two: Edit Show Overview

What is your show about?

The show overview is a reference guide similar to “takeaways” or “one sheets” commonly used in the industry when Showrunners pitch their shows to networks.

Here you can provide your:

  • Logline (A one or two sentence explanation about what your show is about. Example: Revolution follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.)
  • Synopsis (An expansion on the logline, about 3-5 sentences long.)
  • Genre
  • Episode Format (How will a common episode be structured?)
  • Target Audience (What age, gender?)
  • Format (Is this a procedural like House? An episodic adventure? Or a long-form story, like Lost?)

 

Step Three: Edit Your Season

This is the meat of the Show feature. By clicking into a season, you can:

  • Update your season overview
  • Lock features of the season
  • Upload scripts, treatments, and other documents
  • Create story-long season arcs
  • Add episodes
Under the “Add Episodes” section, you can:
  • Assign episodes to different writers
  • Track Issues with different episodes

 

Step Four: Upload Show Documents

Tip: Add a new document by clicking on the icon to the left of the trash can.

These are documents that everyone needs to read, and are often intended for reference.

Examples of commonly used industry show documents include:

  • Creator’s Statement. (Describes the stylistic, tonal, and literary intention of the show’s creator, and provides a basic framework for future episodes. This is the guide that all other writers and directors will adhere to when they create new episodes and expand on the show universe.)

Step Four: Add A Creative Team

Add other members from Page 85 onto your project! By doing so, you can assign episodes to writers, brainstorm together, and share scripts.

 

Step Five: Add a Discussion

Bounce ideas off of other people on your team, talk about upcoming changes to your show, or discuss upcoming cast and crew meetings.

Only the people in your creative team will see these discussions.

 

 

If you have any suggestions for My Shows, email me at amy@page85.com! I want to make this feature to work for you.