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Alex and Nick invite J. Holtham, writer on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, to discuss breaking into the TV industry later in life, and writing on a comic-based series.
What is some important advice for people wanting to pursue TV writing later in life? How can breaking in older help in the writers’ room? What is the process of writing for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger? What can writing plays teach you about screenwriting?
The Paper Team powers up…
Breaking in older, getting noticed, staffing on Pitch, being a playwright, the first staff writing job, working for Marvel, working on Cloak & Dagger, adapting existing IP, moving to LA, advice for people pursuing writing later in life (00:51)
Resources and Next Week On (44:21)
J. Holtham on Twitter
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger on Freeform
PAGE AwardsHumanitas Prize
Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood
Amy Berg’s Twitter thread about being staffed
Use code ROADMAP to get $15 OFF your first Roadmap Writers Program
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