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Showrunning Daybreak ft. Aron Eli Coleite (PT159)

Alex and Nick invite Aron Eli Coleite, executive producer, co-creator, and showrunner of Netflix’s Daybreak, to learn all about his writing process and running (or curating) the post-apocalyptic dramedy.

From staffing a writers’ room and breaking character stories, to communicating a creative vision and producing the show, we take a deep dive into what goes inside creating a series from the inside.

PT159 Aron Eli Coleite

Content

1 – Beginnings and becoming a showrunner (00:01:09)
2 – Staffing Daybreak: reading samples, assembling the right staff, showrunner meetings, and creating opportunities (00:20:16)
3 – The Daybreak writers’ room and writing process: blue-skying, breaking episodes, structure, and character arcs (00:37:26)
4 – Production of Daybreak: department heads and casting (01:05:37)
Final advice, resources, and next week on (01:17:09)

Links

Daybreak on Netflix
“The Only Podcast Left” – Daybreak scripted podcast on Spotify
Aron Eli Coleite on Twitter
Aron Eli Coleite on Instagram

Resource

“Understanding Comics” – Scott McCloud

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Paper Tease Reveals – November Session (PT158)

Alex and Nick have their last Paper Tease session of 2019 by giving feedback on five more of your TV pilot teasers.

Plus, we reveal the winner of our November 20 live table read, and share all the ticket information for this event.

Announcement

Tickets for our next live event are now available! The live table read will be on November 20 in DTLA. This event will be followed by a Q&A/feedback session, so we’d love to have you in the audience. All proceeds go to Art Share LA, the last community art space in the Arts District. You can get your tickets right here.

Paper Tease Entries

“Birdsong” by Jennifer Dunn
“Principles” by Stephen Chrabaszcz
“Wyldcats” by JB June
“The Void” by Joshua Shine
“Staff and Lute” by Tony Faria

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Preemptive Specs, Political Tweets, and Peacock – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT157)

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about political tweets, topic suggestions, and predicting fellowship specs.

Plus, we catch up on some TV writing news from the past few weeks, including the WGA election results, the announcement of a new OTT service, and a TV crossover event.

Reminder

Our next live event will be on Wednesday, November 20. We’ll be doing a table read of a pilot script from one lucky Paper Tease winner! Join our Patreon to get early tickets.

Content

Announcements and Shout-outs (01:07)
Audience Questions: Political tweets, TV writing education, and predicting speccable shows (05:56)
TV Writing News: WGA election results, Peacock, and Apple Studios (18:54)

Links

The Paper Team 150th Episode Special (PT150)
Should You Pay for TV Writing Education? (PT19)
Results for WGAw’s 2019 Officers and Board Of Directors Election
NBCUniversal Announces Peacock as Name of its Streaming Service (PR)
“Apple Launches In-House Studio” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Tom Welling to reprise Smallville role for Arrowverse’s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover” – EW

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

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