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Paper Team Mentorship II – “Mid-Death Crisis” Beat Sheet (PT134)

Alex and Nick continue their Paper Team Mentorship with winner Paul Chang, and his comedy pilot MID-DEATH CRISIS.

Step two: a beat sheet of the pilot episode, including general acts and story arcs.

We hear about the pilot episode, and discuss our thoughts live.

Content

Quick recap and listeners’ thoughts on the first mentorship episode (00:30)
“Mid-Death Crisis” – Beat sheet (06:41)
Discussion of the beat sheet (08:30)

Links

“Mid-Death Crisis” beat sheet
Paper Team Mentorship I – “Mid-Death Crisis” Overview (PT128)
Paper Team Mentorship I – Paul’s Update
Bringing the TV Writers’ Room Process Home (PT06)
Paul Chang on Twitter

If you enjoyed this episode and others, 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]

Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop ft. Rebecca Windsor – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT133)

Alex and Nick expand 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.

The fourth part is all about the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop, with Rebecca Windsor, director of the program.

We cover everything, from what they want in the application and selection process, to how they adapt the workshop to fit the evolving industry.

PT133 WBTV Writers Workshop Rebecca Windsor

Content

About the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop (00:50)
1 – The application process (03:43)
2 – The selection process (18:08)
3 – The program (31:54)
4 – After the program and final advice (45:44)

Links

Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop
Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop
WB TV Workshops on Facebook
WB TV Workshops on Twitter

If you enjoyed this episode and others, 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]

NBC Writers on the Verge ft. Karen Horne – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT132)

Alex and Nick pursue 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.

Part three centers on the NBC Writers on the Verge Program, with its director Karen Horne, Senior Vice President of Programming Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Studios.

Everything is discussed, from what they look for in spec scripts and essay questions, to the importance of the interview process and how the program has evolved over the years.

PT132 NBC Writers on the Verge Karen Horne

Content

About the NBC Writers on the Verge program (00:49)
1 – The application process (02:28)
2 – The selection process (13:07)
3 – The program (23:05)
4 – After the program and final advice (33:49)

Links

NBC Writers on the Verge Program
NBC Diverse Staff Writer Initiative
NBCUniversal Late Night Writers Workshop
NBC Emerging Director Program
NBC Female Forward
NBC Alternative Director Program
StandUp NBC
NBCUNI TIPS on Facebook
NBC WOTV on Facebook
Karen Horne on Twitter

If you enjoyed this episode and others, 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]