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Positive Mindset and Resilience in the Writers’ Room ft. Rochée Jeffrey (SMILF/90210) & April Shih (You’re the Worst/Undone) (PT161)

Alex and Nick are joined by Rochée Jeffrey (writer on SMILF and 90210) and April Shih (writer on You’re the Worst, Undone and Mrs. America), to discuss the importance of self-care, growth mindset, knowing when to say no, and handling conflict in the writers’ room.

Why is it important to set intentions and goals for yourself? How do you manage impostor syndrome? What are growth and positive mindsets? How do you find community and support? How do you handle conflicts in a writers’ room? When is it appropriate to quit a writing job? How do you deal with a hostile environment?

PT161 Rochee Jeffrey April Shih

Content

Positive mindset, self-care, and growth (00:01:16)
Resilience in the writers’ room and handling conflicts (00:41:36)
Final advice, resources and next week on (00:58:07)

Links

Rochée Jeffrey on Instagram
April Shih on Twitter
The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse (PT17)

Resource

Ananda app
Freedom app

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Script Readiness, Contests, and Career Detours – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT160)

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about contests, script readiness, and career detours.

Plus, we look at some of the latest TV writing news about the WGA negotiating committee, speed-binging, and moving up the ladder.

Content

Post-Austin and Shout-outs (01:04)
Audience Questions: TV writing contests, script readiness, Los Angeles, and career detours (03:52)
TV Writing News: WGA negotiating committee, speed-binging, moving up, and Game of Thrones news (27:35)

Links

“Breaking Into TV” AFF Twitter thread
“Structuring a Series” AFF Twitter thread
Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08)
Moving to Los Angeles (and Things We Wish We Knew) (PT01)
WGA announces 2020 MBA Negotiating Committee
“Netflix tests speed-binge feature” – Entertainment Weekly
“Game of Thrones Naomi Watts pilot not going forward” – Deadline
“Game of Thrones House of the Dragon gets straight to series order” – Deadline
Monica Beletsky’s Twitter threads on questions regarding moving up
“Jennifer Aniston says Friends cast is working on something” – Entertainment Weekly

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

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Showrunning Daybreak ft. Aron Eli Coleite (PT159)

Alex and Nick invite Aron Eli Coleite, executive producer, co-creator, and showrunner of Netflix’s Daybreak, to learn all about his writing process and running (or curating) the post-apocalyptic dramedy.

From staffing a writers’ room and breaking character stories, to communicating a creative vision and producing the show, we take a deep dive into what goes inside creating a series from the inside.

PT159 Aron Eli Coleite

Content

1 – Beginnings and becoming a showrunner (00:01:09)
2 – Staffing Daybreak: reading samples, assembling the right staff, showrunner meetings, and creating opportunities (00:20:16)
3 – The Daybreak writers’ room and writing process: blue-skying, breaking episodes, structure, and character arcs (00:37:26)
4 – Production of Daybreak: department heads and casting (01:05:37)
Final advice, resources, and next week on (01:17:09)

Links

Daybreak on Netflix
“The Only Podcast Left” – Daybreak scripted podcast on Spotify
Aron Eli Coleite on Twitter
Aron Eli Coleite on Instagram

Resource

“Understanding Comics” – Scott McCloud

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If you enjoy Paper Team, 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:
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