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International TV Writing Models ft. Des Doyle (Showrunners) (PT122)

Alex and Nick invite Des Doyle, director of the Showrunners documentary, and behind several writing programs for Screen Skills Ireland, to discuss international TV writing and exporting the showrunner model to other markets.

How does the American showrunner model differ from the way television is written internationally? How do you create that setup globally? How does auteur theory impact TV? Why is there a rising cost in television production? How do you move up the ladder of TV writing outside America? Is the showrunner model the best for a writers’ room?

The Paper Team exports itself…

SHOWNOTES

Content

Showrunning and International TV models with Des Doyle (00:53)
Final Advice, Resources, and Next Week On (51:56)

Links

Des Doyle on Twitter
Showrunners documentary
“Showrunners” – Tara Bennett
Screen Ireland
Screen Skills Ireland
“Judge Dredd Owner Rebellion Sets Up $100 Million U.K. Film and TV Studio” – Variety

Resources

Children of Tendu
3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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

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Nick@_njwatson
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Networking 201: Cold Contact, Queries and Etiquette (PT121)

Alex and Nick discuss cold contacting people. From formulating queries for your scripts to the proper etiquette when reaching out, learn how you should go about contacting people who don’t know you.

What are the best ways of contacting people cold? Do query letters work? What should you put in a query letter? How do people perceive you when you reach out? What is the proper etiquette to cold contacting people?

Plus, we celebrate our new Patreon subscribers!

The Paper Team formulates…

SHOWNOTES

Content

1 – How to cold contact people (02:24)
2 – Query Letters (17:30)
3 – Etiquette: Dos and donts (26:03)
Takeaways, Resources, and Next Week On (35:51)

Links

Paper Team on Patreon
“Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood” (PT05)
“Managing TV Writers ft. Daniela Garcia-Brcek (Circle of Confusion)” (PT59)
“TV Writer Representation 201” (PT108)
“How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate)” (PT07)

Resources

Star Wars Cover Letter

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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]

Finding Stability as a Nascent TV Writer ft. Julia Yorks (The Adventures of Puss in Boots/Skylanders Academy) (PT120)

Alex and Nick invite Julia Yorks, writer on The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Skylanders Academy, and Trolls: The Beat Goes On, to discuss finding stability as a nascent TV writer and moving up the ladder.

How do you navigate building a career as a new TV writer? How do you deal with the instability of the profession? How can you balance other jobs with writing? What is the process of transitioning to full-time staff writer? How was the writing process of Puss in Boots, Skylanders Academy and Trolls?

The Paper Team steps up…

PT120 Julia Yorks

SHOWNOTES

Content

Finding stability as an up-and-coming TV writer with Julia Yorks (00:53)
Final Advice, Resources, and Next Week On (42:17)

Links

Julia Yorks on Twiter
The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Skylanders Academy
Trolls: The Beat Goes On
“Finding Content for Digital TV ft. Hillary Levi (VRV)” (PT112)
Jack Reacher (Film)
Julia Yorks on Cinemorgue

Resources

“Save The Cat” – Blake Snyder

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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]