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jediPREZ
07-03-07, 06:30 PM
INTRODUCTION PRIMER

All of NFW's shows are broadcasted by ESEN TV, which stands for Extreme Sports Entertainment Network. As of 2014, ESEN is the homebase network for NFW and UWA. In kayfabe, it will also cover the news of many other wrestling/MMA federations on ESEN Ringside, as well as other various 'extreme' or related sports/entertainment ventures. Other federations on FW have been part of ESEN in the past, but most are defunct/hiatus/closed, 'enemies of the state' or part of the ESEN SEASON PASS archives if they had used them contractually in writing at any point in time.

NFW BRAWL can be simulcast on ESEN TV and SIRIUS/XM RADIO, or recapped in-studio on ESEN Ringside. It is important to note that simulcast BRAWLs usually use the BRAWLOPTIUMUS PRIME production truck for studio needs, commonly referred to as the CIC (Combat Information Center). ESEN Ringside also recaps house show series' that are not televised as AFTERSHOCK ROAD REPORTS. Simulcasts will be hosted by NATRONE RICE, while ESEN RINGSIDE is hosted by WENDY DREWES and TED CALDWELLER.

LIVE NFW EVENTS such as RELOADED and SUPERCRASH are always LIVE on ESEN TV and in TELEPLAY format with our long-time announcing duo of KERRY O'CONNOR and LAMONT HOLLYWOOD.

SHOW FORMAT QUICK GUIDE

ESEN Ringside used for: BRAWL, AFTERSHOCK ROAD REPORTS
Simulcast TV/Radio Show format used for: BRAWL
Live TV/HIGHLIGHTS used for: RELOADED, SUPERCRASH, PPV

STYLE GUIDE NOTES

ESEN RINGSIDE/SIMULCAST RECAPS: Used for BRAWL and AFTERSHOCK ROAD REPORT shows.

Desired Length of a match: It really ranges from 3 sentences to 2 pages...and that's up to the discretion/time of the writer.

Style: Expect a quick recap, so nobody should overwork themselves on it. It is written as if it's "LIVE," "ON THE AIR," when Natrone Rice hosts a BRAWL show, cutting to previously taped highlights and then coming back to Rice for analysis/commentary. For blue-chip BRAWL shows like BRAWLAPALOOZA 2012 (http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=161) you may see analysts such as WILDSTAR or journalists like DEVIN MILLWOOD involved with the show.

On ESEN RINGSIDE, it's treated more as a Sportscenter environment where ESEN TV host WENDY DREWES and ESEN analyst TED CALDWELLER will split the duties of hosting and quickly running through the results of that night's show. WILDSTAR and DEVIN MILLWOOD will show up time to time, and they will check-in with NATRONE RICE on the road. AFTERSHOCK ROAD REPORTS will cover a series of shows in one ESEN Ringside episode, as they are typically smaller house shows that are gearing up for a bigger tour.

ESEN RINGSIDE Aftershock RR example: http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=192
ESEN RINGSIDE Brawl recap example: http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=191
SHORT Brawl Simulcast example: http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=121&matchid=1401#top
LONG Brawl Simulcast example : http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=122&matchid=1407#top

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Live TV/HIGHLIGHTS: Used for RELOADED, SUPERCRASH, PPV
USE OUR TELEPLAY FORMATTING.

Desired Length of a match: Highlights should really be 1 to 2 pages MAX. A full TV match should be over 3 pages. We've always looked at 1 page of complete LIVE writing as around 2 minutes of elapsed time. 10 page match = 20-25 minute match.

Style: Everything is written LIVE. There are no narrative breaks, no third-person writing. Very rarely does ANYONE commentate aside from KERRY O'CONNOR and LAMONT HOLLYWOOD.

TELEPLAY FORMATTING CLIFF NOTES: http://www.fwrestling.com/showthread.php?16884-Teleplay-Style-Cliff-Notes

Highlights Example: http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=111&matchid=1010#top
10 Minute Match Example: http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=111&matchid=1010#top
30 Minute Match Example: http://nfw.e-wrestling.org/content.php?p=results&id=82&matchid=759#top

jediPREZ
07-16-14, 12:26 PM
Updated for ESEN Ringside and Road Reports inclusion.