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Being a Black Writer in Hollywood ft. WGAW Committee of Black Writers Chairs (Michelle Amor, Hilliard Guess, Bianca Sams) (PT181)

Alex and Nick invite the Chairs of the WGAW Committee of Black Writers, Michelle Amor (Playin’ for Love, Of Boys and Men, The Honorable), Hilliard Guess (Deadly Class, We Got Issues, Ticker), and Bianca Sams (Charmed, The Originals, Training Day), to have an in-depth discussion about systematic racism and injustice in the entertainment industry towards Black writers, representation in and out of the writers’ room, plus various ways TV writers and professionals of all levels can be part of the solution.

WGAW Committee of Black Writers

NOTE: We recorded this episode remotely so please excuse some minor audio glitches.

Links

Open Letter by the WGAW Committee of Black Writers (PDF)
WGA Inclusion Report 2020 (PDF)
WGAW Committee of Black Writers on Facebook
Michelle Amor on Twitter
Hilliard Guess on Twitter
Bianca Sams on Twitter

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

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Paper Tease: Hooked On A Story – July Session (PT180)

Alex and Nick return to Paper Tease by giving feedback on four of your original TV pilot teasers.

Paper Tease Entries

“Devotion” by JB June
“The Border” by Vance Tucker
“Where Blood Lies” by Byron Qiao
“Nobody, Nobody” by Koby Agyeman

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

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Nickelodeon Animation Writing Program ft. Katherine Wells – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT179)

Alex and Nick bring back their “Inside the TV Writing Program” series – a deep dive into what goes on inside every major TV writing program from the decision makers themselves.

Our sixth part takes a look at the revamped Nickelodeon Animation Writing Program, with Katherine Wells, who heads it as the Manager of Creative Talent Development and Outreach.

We discuss everything about it, from their brand new application and selection process, to how they adapt the program’s content to the industry, and what comes after.

PT179 Nickelodeon Animation Writing Program Katherine Wells

Content

About the Nickelodeon Animation Writing Program (00:48)
1 – The application process (02:25)
2 – The selection process (16:00)
3 – The program (25:46)
4 – After the program and final advice (35:49)

Links

Nickelodeon Animation Writing Program
Nickelodeon Writing Program on Facebook
Nickelodeon Writing Program on Twitter

If you enjoy Paper Team, please consider supporting us on Patreon at paperteam.co/patreon! :)

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

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
For any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: [email protected]