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Paper Scraps Monthly – March Paper Tease and Mentorship Winner (PT127)

Alex and Nick give feedback on eight more teasers in the final Paper Tease session for a while.

Plus, we finally reveal the winner of our upcoming Paper Team Mentorship.

The Paper Team goes in…

Content

March Paper Tease Session (01:07)
Paper Scraps: Quick word about the WGA/agency negotiations (53:21)

Paper Tease Entries

“Ash & Bone” by Dean Benamor
“D.O.A.” by Tom Andrade
“Finding Satoshi” by Shruti Saran
“Monsters Don’t Kill” by Anthony Decimus
“Two Timing” by Megan Kingsbury
“Super” by Michel Lichand
“Vigilante” by Christina Arango Downling
“White Rose” by Matt Michael Melvin

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]

Staying Productive During Hiatus (PT126)

Alex and Nick discuss ways of surviving your hiatus and staying productive during the off season.

Why is being active all year long important? How do you look for a next job? How do you keep in touch during a hiatus? Why are hobbies and social interactions vital? How can you keep yourself healthy and financially stable?

Plus, we make three major Paper Team announcements about what is coming up.

The Paper Team doesn’t wait…

Content

Announcements: WonderCon 2019, TV writing programs, final Paper Tease (00:23)
1 – Why staying active during a hiatus is important (04:02)
2 – Being productive in your writing (08:22)
3 – The importance of hobbies (12:10)
4 – Social interactions (15:24)
5 – Fitness and health (17:34)
6 – Money and finances (20:36)
Final advice and next Week On (23:38)

Links

Details of Paper Team at WonderCon 2019
“The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse” (PT17)
“Managing Finances as an Assistant & Staff Writer” (PT16)
“Supplemental Income for Writers” (PT35)

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 Incubators and the Evolution of Access (PT125)

Alex and Nick have a candid discussion about the emergence of TV writing incubators, and the current state of access in the television industry for up-and-coming writers.

What are TV writing incubators? What do those programs mean for our industry? Is every facet of TV writing going to be turned into a competition? How have TV writing opportunities changed for new writers? What are ways of improving the situation?

The Paper Team takes a chance…

Links

Imagine Impact
Rideback TV Incubator
Sundance Episodic 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]