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CBS Writers Mentoring Program ft. Jeanne Mau – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT131)

Alex and Nick continue 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.

Our second part focuses on the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, with its supervisor Jeanne Mau, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at CBS.

We go over everything, from the importance of the letter of interest and scripts, to the interview process and how the program helps its writers navigate a room.

PT131 CBS Jeanne Mau

Content

About the CBS Writers Mentoring program (00:42)
1 – The application process (03:48)
2 – The selection process (13:40)
3 – The program (21:11)
4 – After the program and final advice (29:55)

Links

CBS Writers Mentoring Program
CBS Directing Initiative
CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase
CBS Diversity Website
CBS Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) on Twitter
CBS EDI on Instagram

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

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
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Disney ABC Writing Program ft. Kristi Shuton – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT130)

Alex and Nick begin 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.

Our first part is all about the Disney ABC Writing Program, with Kristi Shuton, who oversees the program as Manager of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion at the Disney ABC Television Group.

All the ins-and-outs are covered, from the application and selection process, to the content of the program and what comes after.

PT130 Disney ABC Kristi Shuton

Content

About the Disney ABC Writing program (00:48)
1 – The application process (04:02)
2 – The selection process (18:16)
3 – The program (31:25)
4 – After the program and final advice (40:10)

Links

The Disney ABC Writing Program
Disney ABC CTDI (Creative Talent Development & Inclusion) on Facebook
Disney ABC CTDI on Instagram
The Disney ABC Directing Program

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]

Comics and TV Writing: How to Bring the Page to Screen – Paper Team Live at WonderCon 2019 (PT129)

Alex and Nick host an insightful panel at WonderCon 2019 about comics and television writing. From Batgirl and Doom Patrol to Watchmen and Y: The Last Man, an ever-expanding number of comic-based TV shows have graced our screen, but how do you translate one visual format to another?

To discuss the topic, we are joined by an all-star cast of writers, including Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Treadstone), Julie & Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, The 100), Christopher Monfette (Hellraiser, 12 Monkeys), J. Holtham (Cloak & Dagger, Pitch), and Samantha Levenshus (Nightflyers, Neon Future).

Why do comics make for great television? What is the process of writing a comic-book series as opposed to a TV show? How do you adapt a comic to TV, while staying true to the original material? What lessons can be learned from writing TV and comics to bring into the other medium? How can you go about interacting with the key holders of the comics? What is a “shared love space”?

The Paper Team goes live in room 207…

PT129 WonderCon 2019

Links

Marc Bernardin on Twitter
Shawna Benson on Twitter
Julie Benson on Twitter
J. Holtham on Twitter
Samantha Levenshus on Twitter
Christopher Monfette on Twitter
Castle Rock on Hulu
Treadstone
Carnival Row
Marc Bernardin on Comixology
The 100 on The CW
Wu Assasins on Netflix
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Cloak & Dagger on Freeform
Jessica Jones on Netflix
Nightflyers on Syfy
Neon Future
12 Monkeys on Syfy
9-1-1 on Fox
Hellraiser
Seduth

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