Recently I wrote my bachelors thesis on a unifying theory for narration of TV series. In my experience, it's really the combination of many different theories that informs my writing decisions. Among those listed here, I think there are some really important ones missing. Granted, there will always be "the one" theory missing for some of us, but with regard to actionable, real advise on writing, I would consider:
- Michael Hauge, Writing Screenplays That Sell
- Syd Field, Screenplay (although it is very basic)
- Niel Landau, Showrunner's Roadmap
- Pamela Douglas, Writing Drama TV Series
- Christoph Vogler, The Writer's Journey (an applicable rather than philosophical treatment of Joseph Campbell's hero's journey)
I find these guys are down to earth and relevant as well as easily applicable. Especially McKee and Aristotle as well as Propp's Morphology of a Folk Tale I find rather brainy and self-important rather than helpful in the nitty-gritty grunt work of daily writing.
Also it's important to note that, when doing effects-heavy work, using a codec that does not degrade over generations (such as ProRes or DNxHD) is a must to preserve image quality. Of course, this is more of a problem in low-budget (or bad-camera) situations: last term I had to shoot a scifi-story on my 60D and before starting with grading or compositing, we converted all h.264 originals to ProRes 422 masters (and then some ProRes 422 Proxy proxies for the heck of it).