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Comedy v. Drama II: Blurred Lines (PT143)

Alex and Nick revisit the topic of one of their seminal episodes: Comedy versus Drama. Should you still declare a major in the age of dramedies and blurred formats? Are boundaries and page-count still relevant as a TV writer? How should you approach staffing and your writing samples in today’s era?


1 – What we covered three years ago and what prompted this episode (00:33)
2 – How these blurred lines have affected TV staffing and the industry (11:52)
3 – How this evolution has impacted our own TV writing (21:30)
4 – Frequently asked questions (31:26)


Comedy v. Drama: Declare Your TV Major (PT02)
TV Writing for Comedy & Drama ft. Michelle Badillo & Caroline Levich (PT115)
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