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Building Your Career as a TV Writer ft. LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands/TURN) (PT111)

Alex and Nick invite LaToya Morgan, co-executive producer on Into the Badlands and writer on Turn, Shameless and Parenthood, to discuss how she approached building a productive career as a TV writer and being valuable in the room.

What is the journey of moving up the ladder from staff writer to co-executive producer? What are some of the best assets someone can bring into a writers’ room? How do you adapt your own writing to fit different styles and genres? How were the writers’ rooms of Shameless, Parenthood, and Turn? What is the process of getting an overall deal? What are the unique challenges that diverse writers face in the TV industry?

The Paper Team rises…



TV writing career with LaToya Morgan (00:50)
Final Advice, Resources, and Next Week On (37:29)


LaToya Morgan on Twitter
LaToya Morgan on Instagram
“LaToya Morgan Re-Ups Overall Deal With AMC, Will Oversee Inclusion Initiative” – Deadline
“Hugh Howey’s ‘Wool’ in Development as AMC Series From LaToya Morgan” – Variety
WGAw’s Committees


“On Writing” – Stephen King
“Bird by Bird” – Anne Lamott

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

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