Australian TV ft. Chris Corbett (PT18)

Australian TV ft. Chris Corbett (PT18)

Alex and Nick invite Chris Corbett (writer on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) to discuss the current state of Australian television and the differences in their writers’ room.

How can new writers make it in the Australian TV industry? How do Australian writers break their episodes? How does Australian experience translate to America? What are some underrated Australian shows to watch?

The Paper Team goes down under…



1 – Introduction (00:20)
2 – Everything you wanted to know about Australian TV writing, production and writers rooms (00:43)
3 – Advice for new writers and shows to watch (50:40)


Chris Corbett on IMDb
Film Victoria
Blue Heelers
Crawford Productions
Shane Brennan
Australian Writers’ Guild
Prime Time AWG Competition
No Activity
Australian Survivor
Alexa Junge
Tall poppy syndrome
McLeod’s Daughters
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Animal Kingdom
The Moodys
Jack Irish
Love My Way

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Alex Freedman

I'm Alex Freedman, the writer behind TV Calling.

I started this site in 2008 to chronicle my own journey in television writing.

693 posts and 9 years later, TV Calling has also become a comprehensive resource dedicated to the full TV writing industry — from spec to success.

Everything here is written by yours truly (unless otherwise credited), so feel free to blame me for any missed deadlines.

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