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COVID-19 and Hollywood: How We Adapt (PT177)

Alex and Nick discuss how the current pandemic has affected them and the industry both personally and professionally, plus share helpful resources and advice on adapting.

Content

1 – The Professional Side (00:41)
2 – The Personal Side (29:28)

Links

Official California COVID-19 Resources
Resources for Film and TV Employees Impacted By the COVID-19 Industry Shutdown – Google Docs
“Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus” – KQED
Relief Fund for Hollywood Support Staff
Actors Fund – COVID-19 Relief
Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35)
Miro
Staying Productive During Hiatus (PT126)

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2020 TV Writing Program Updates – CBS/NBC/WB (PT176)

Alex and Nick virtually sit down with the decision makers behind the major TV writing programs to get updates on what they’re changing (or keeping) in 2020.

From spec writing samples to new deadlines, we talk shop with Jeanne Mau, who supervises the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Grace Moss, running the NBC Writers on the Verge Program, and Rebecca Windsor, director of the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop.

Content

The CBS Writers Mentoring Program in 2020 (00:58)
The NBC Writers on the Verge Program in 2020 (08:27)
The Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop in 2020 (24:26)

Links

CBS Writers Mentoring Program
CBS Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) on Twitter
CBS Writers Mentoring Program ft. Jeanne Mau – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT131)
NBC Writers on the Verge Program
NBCU Talent Programs on Twitter
NBC Writers on the Verge ft. Karen Horne – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT132)
Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop
WB TV Workshops on Twitter
Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop ft. Rebecca Windsor – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT133)

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Episodes, Actors, and Contagion – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT175)

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about episodic versus serialization, actor schedules, and fellowship specs.

Plus, we look at some TV business news tied to the coronavirus and the upcoming WGA-MBA negotiations.

NOTE: This episode was recorded before the current “shelter in place” orders.
Get the latest updates and resources about COVID-19 in California at https://covid19.ca.gov. Stay home, stay safe.

Content

Announcements and Shout-outs (00:51)
TV Writing Questions: Episodic v. serialized, actor schedules, fellowship specs (05:12)
TV Writing News: WGA-MBA negotiations and coronavirus (17:24)

Links

Javi’s Twitter thread on serialization
The Art of the TV Episode (PT20)
Writing Episodic vs. Serialized TV (PT95)
Jeffrey’s Twitter thread on scheduling
“WGA And AMPTP Set Date To Start Contract Talks” – Deadline
“SXSW 2020 canceled” – USA Today
“TV Academy Bans Audience Interaction With Talent at FYC Panels” – Variety

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

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