Yes, I have experience in television - cable television. I was the head of marketing and public relations at Bravo (in the days of film and arts), then IFC and IFC Films. And yes, I've always had this creative vs. the commercial, this print vs. television, this writing literature vs. writing for television in me (I majored in English/creative writing and Telecommunications/writing for the medium at Syracuse University).
I've written LIE (and yes, it's getting published August 30th by St. Martin's Press - I have to get the plug in), so I'm going to try (again) to write for television. I have had one minor TV success. After I left IFC, I wrote a pilot, SCENES FROM A F&#%CKED UP LIFE, that IFC bought. I think I'm the only ex-employee ever to sell something back to that network. I continue to think it's a pretty damn good pilot. But they own it and it's in a file somewhere.
So, now it's time for another try at television, where some the best writing is happening these days. To help me prepare -- I read: The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach to Television Scripts by Ellen Sandler. She has a great website too -- www.sandlerlink.com
I do think that a writer -- any writer, but very important for a young writer, to be versatile. More on being versatile, and frankly, on the business of being a writer (so your parents don't freak out at the idea of you being a writer!) later!!
Wish me luck! Stay tuned!!