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Alex and Nick give an overview of what goes on inside a TV writers’ room during a Roadmap Writers webinar.

What is the purpose of a TV writers’ room? What are the most important skills to have on a writing staff? Who’s who in the room? How do shows break stories on a macro and micro scale? Why is room etiquette so important?

The Paper Team calls in…

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Alex and Nick invite Joey Tuccio, CEO of Roadmap Writers, to discuss ways of establishing yourself as a writer when you’re starting from outside the entertainment industry.

How can someone outside LA get noticed as a writer? What can writers do to position themselves for success before trying to break in? What traits do succesful Roadmap writers share? How can writers make the most of their meetings with executives and reps? What are the biggest challenges for aspiring writers breaking in now?

The Paper Team looks at their roadmap…

Joey Tuccio

SHOWNOTES

Content

Starting in LA, selecting what to write, creating a writer’s brand, learning from your peers, finding a mentor, using social media, meeting with executives, being a “human first”, finding a rep, using intellectual property (00:54)
Final Advice, Resources, and Next Week On (40:35)

Links

Joey Tuccio on Instagram
Roadmap Writers
Roadmap’s Career Writer Programs
“How the horror short ‘Lights Out’ went from 3-minute film to Hollywood feature” – Los Angeles Times
Roadmap’s Page Analysis

Resources

SimplyScripts
Short of the Week

This episode brought to you by Roadmap Writers

Use code ROADMAP to get $15 OFF your first Roadmap Writers Program

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

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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

Alex and Nick give feedback on six new Paper Tease scripts and announce the two August winners.

The Paper Team digs in…

SHOWNOTES

Paper Tease Entries

“Alliance” by John Schuler
“AD” by Rund Shami
“Call Girl” by Delphine Chance
“My Parents Live With Me” by David Cueman
“Signs & Wonders” by Liz Maestri
“Transplants” by Erik Nowak

This episode brought to you by Roadmap Writers’ JumpStart Writing Competition

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

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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

TV Writing For You

Alex Freedman

I'm Alex Freedman, the writer behind TV Calling.


I started this site in 2008 to chronicle my own journey in television writing.

762 posts and 10 years later, TV Calling has also become a comprehensive resource dedicated to the full TV writing industry — from spec to success.


Everything here is written by yours truly (unless otherwise credited), so feel free to blame me for any missed deadlines.


I hope you'll answer your television calling, and join me in this creative journey.


Write on.


P.S.: New around? You should start here.

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