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2020 Paper Team Mentorship I – “The Pirate King” Overview (PT190)

Alex and Nick begin the 2020 Paper Team Mentorship with winner and mentee Ben Warner, with his new drama pilot THE PIRATE KING.

Step one of the process: a basic overview of the series and pilot, with premise, characters, themes, and arcs.

We hear for the first time Ben’s pitch and share our thoughts live.

The 2020 mentorship begins…

Content

About the 2020 Paper Team Mentorship and mentee Ben (00:49)
“The Pirate King” – Basic series overview (05:54)
Discussion of the basic series overview (11:44)

Links

“The Pirate King” basic series overview document

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

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Paper Tease: Context For Your Text – September Session (PT189)

Alex and Nick give feedback on five of your teasers on this year’s final Paper Tease session.

Plus, we reveal the winner of our new 2020 Paper Team Mentorship!

Paper Tease Entries

“There Goes the Neighbourhood” by Tobias Tobbell
“Hench” by Kwame Lewis
“Rift Jumpers” by José David Ernand
“The Lot” by Travis Brashears
“America’s Strangest Syndromes” by Annaliese Eisenstadt

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]

Character Arcs, Writer Mutiny, and Gamemaster – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT188)

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about character arcs and animated script length, and discuss the latest TV writing news involving the All-Rise writers’ room mutiny and the WarnerMedia restructure.

Plus, we talk with director Charles Mruz about his new board-game documentary Gamemaster, and tease an upcoming Paper Team mixer.

Content

Mixer Tease and Shout-Outs (00:35)
TV Writing Questions: Character arcs and animated script length (05:31)
Gamemaster documentary with director Charles Mruz (14:45)
TV Writing News: All-Rise mutiny and WarnerMedia restructure (25:16)

Links

Gamemaster Documentary on Linktree
Independent Producing ft. Jimmy Nguyen (Showrunners) (PT32)
“Writers Mutiny at ‘All Rise,’ the Rare CBS Show With a Black Female Lead” – New York Times
“Bob Greenblatt, Kevin Reilly Out at WarnerMedia in Management Shakeup” – Variety

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]