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Episodes, Actors, and Contagion – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT175)

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about episodic versus serialization, actor schedules, and fellowship specs.

Plus, we look at some TV business news tied to the coronavirus and the upcoming WGA-MBA negotiations.

NOTE: This episode was recorded before the current “shelter in place” orders.
Get the latest updates and resources about COVID-19 in California at https://covid19.ca.gov. Stay home, stay safe.


Announcements and Shout-outs (00:51)
TV Writing Questions: Episodic v. serialized, actor schedules, fellowship specs (05:12)
TV Writing News: WGA-MBA negotiations and coronavirus (17:24)


Javi’s Twitter thread on serialization
The Art of the TV Episode (PT20)
Writing Episodic vs. Serialized TV (PT95)
Jeffrey’s Twitter thread on scheduling
“WGA And AMPTP Set Date To Start Contract Talks” – Deadline
“SXSW 2020 canceled” – USA Today
“TV Academy Bans Audience Interaction With Talent at FYC Panels” – Variety

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

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