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TV Writing Resources We Use (PT139)

Alex and Nick share the TV writing resources they use for the screenwriting craft, from books, websites, and podcasts, to apps, tools, and hardware.

We go over some of our personal recommendations we’ve discussed over the years, and why they matter to us.

Content

1 – Books (00:30)
2 – Finding Scripts (11:05)
3 – Apps/Software (14:19)
4 – Hardware/Tools (19:08)
5 – Websites (25:46)
6 – Podcasts (34:55)
7 – Miscellaneous (39:06)

Links

“The Cheeky Monkey” – Tim Ferguson
“Writing the TV Drama Series” – Pamela Douglas
“Television Writing from the Inside Out” – Larry Brody
“The TV Writer’s Handbook” – Ellen Sandler
“Write to TV” – Martie Cook
“Elephant Bucks” – Sheldon Bull
“Crafty TV Writing” – Alex Epstein
“Successful TV Writing” – Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
“The Coffee Break Screenwriter” – Pilar Alessandra
“The War of Art” – Steven Pressfield
“The Hollywood Standard” – Christopher Riley
“The Emotion Thesaurus” – Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman
William C. Martell’s Blue Book series
“On Writing” – Stephen King
WGF Library
TV Calling Script Library
Other TV script library
Final Draft
Highland
Scrivener
Sublime Text
Slack
Moleskine Notebooks
Kindle eReaders
Kobo eReaders
Time Timer
ThinkVision P27h-10 IPS Monitor
TV Tropes
John August Blog
Go Into The Story Blog
r/screenwriting (reddit)
r/worldbuilding (reddit)
“Screenwriting Lessons From” series on TV Calling
Hemingway Editor
Thesaurus
RhymeZone
Rainy Mood
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Paper Team Cheat Sheets on Patreon
Breaking Bad Insider Podcast
Battlestar Galactica podcast by Ron Moore
The Writers Panel
3rd and Fairfax
To Live and Dialogue in LA
Scriptnotes
Children of Tendu
Draft Zero
Parker/Stone NYU Lecture (Video)
Big Brother Live Feeds

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]

Paper Team Mentorship III – “Mid-Death Crisis” Outline (PT138)

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

Step three: an outline of the pilot episode, with every act broken down scene-by-scene.

We answer some feedback and discuss our thoughts on the outline live.

PT138 Mentorship 3 Paul Chang

Content

Updates and listeners’ thoughts on the second mentorship episode (00:37)
Discussion of the “Mid-Death Crisis” outline (07:24)

Links

“Mid-Death Crisis” outline
Paper Team Mentorship I – “Mid-Death Crisis” Overview (PT128)
Paper Team Mentorship I – Paul’s Update
Paper Team Mentorship II – “Mid-Death Crisis” Beat Sheet (PT134)
Paper Team Mentorship II – Paul’s Update
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]

Fox Writers Lab ft. Moira Griffin – Inside the TV Writing Programs (PT137)

Alex and Nick return to 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 fifth part takes a look at the Fox Writers Lab, with Moira Griffin, who oversees the program as Executive Director of Production and Creative Labs for 21st Century Fox.

We discuss everything, from the latest update about the program and its application process, to what they focus on in scripts, loglines, and what comes after.

PT137 Moira Griffin Fox

Content

About the Fox Writers Lab (00:43)
1 – The application process (06:41)
2 – The selection process (23:27)
3 – The program (31:10)
4 – After the program and final advice (41:33)

Links

Fox Writers Lab
Fox Directors Lab
Moira Griffin 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]