A resource for aspiring television directors, Professor Hickman's book offers guidelines and techniques to plan and direct both studio and OB productions. Designed for students who have completed their television production instruction, the text features practical information, including model forms for budgeting, checklists, a complete glossary of directing terms, and a list of further resources. This book focuses on the practical, rather than the theoretical aspects of the subject. A number of appendices emphasize the nuts-and-bolts (e.g. budgeting) alongside the more creative element of directing. Also included is a list of "Rules of Television Directing" providing students with a useful reference for their course and in their careers.