Paper Team http://www.paperteam.co Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer. Mon, 22 May 2017 07:15:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5Paper Team is a weekly podcast about television writing, becoming a TV writer, and everything in between. Hosted by Alex Freedman (@TVCalling) and Nick Watson (@_njwatson), every episode alternates between topics on the screenwriting craft (pilots, specs, story, character, etc.), and discussions about the TV business itself (breaking in, representation, networking, staffing, etc.). This is a podcast for anyone working their way into the entertainment industry, and everyone passionate about television. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean Alex Freedman & Nick Watson ask@paperteam.co ask@paperteam.co (Alex Freedman & Nick Watson) A podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer. Paper Team https://www.tv-calling.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/PaperTeamANDirectional-443.jpghttp://www.paperteam.co TV-PG Los Angeles, California Weekly 12150826 TV World-Building 101 (PT44) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-world-building-101-pt44/ Mon, 22 May 2017 07:15:57 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=12009 https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-world-building-101-pt44/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-world-building-101-pt44/feed/ 0 Alex and Nick discuss the importance of world-building in television writing and TV pilots. What is the point of world-building in TV shows? What are some good and bad examples of mythology? How can you implement world-building effectively in your own writing? What are some common pitfalls to avoid falling into? The Paper Team sets ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/feedback-and-notes-building-your-reading-onion-pt08/" rel="bookmark" title="Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08)">Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the importance of world-building in television writing and TV pilots.

What is the point of world-building in TV shows? What are some good and bad examples of mythology? How can you implement world-building effectively in your own writing? What are some common pitfalls to avoid falling into?

The Paper Team sets the scene…

SHOWNOTES

Content

1 – Defining world-building (00:58)
2 – Tools of world-building (10:03)
3 – Common pitfalls of world-building (20:19)
Takeaways and Resources (29:22)

Links

The Shield
Vic Mackey
Claudette Wyms
C. C. H. Pounder
The Practice
Battlestar Galactica
The Man in the High Castle (TV Series)
Firefly
American Gods (TV Series)
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
Logan
Defiance (TV Series)
17th Precinct
Battle of Serenity Valley (Firefly)
The Handmaid’s Tale (TV Series)
“Unfinished Business” (3×09 – Battlestar Galactica)
Caprica
Lostpedia
“TV Writer vs. Fandom: Writers’ Rooms and Fan Interaction” (PT38)
“The One with the Prom Video” (2×14 – Friends)

Resources

r/worldbuilding (reddit)
Writing in the Margins’ Sensitivity Readers

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Alex and Nick discuss the importance of world-building in television writing and TV pilots. What is the point of world-building in TV shows? What are some good and bad examples of it? How can you implement world-building effectively in your own writing? What is the point of world-building in TV shows? What are some good and bad examples of mythology? How can you implement world-building effectively in your own writing? What are some common pitfalls to avoid falling into?
The Paper Team sets the scene…
SHOWNOTES
Content
1 – Defining world-building (00:58)

2 – Tools of world-building (10:03)

3 – Common pitfalls of world-building (20:19)

Takeaways and Resources (29:22)
Links
The Shield

Vic Mackey

Claudette Wyms

C. C. H. Pounder

The Practice

Battlestar Galactica

The Man in the High Castle (TV Series)

Firefly

American Gods (TV Series)

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Logan

Defiance (TV Series)

17th Precinct

Battle of Serenity Valley (Firefly)

The Handmaid’s Tale (TV Series)

“Unfinished Business” (3×09 – Battlestar Galactica)

Caprica

Lostpedia

“TV Writer vs. Fandom: Writers’ Rooms and Fan Interaction” (PT38)

“The One with the Prom Video” (2×14 – Friends)
Resources
r/worldbuilding (reddit)

Writing in the Margins’ Sensitivity Readers
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Assisting TV Comedy Writers ft. Gary Sundt (Superstore/The Goldbergs) (PT43) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/assisting-tv-comedy-writers-ft-gary-sundt-superstorethe-goldbergs-pt43/ Mon, 15 May 2017 07:10:45 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11994 https://www.tv-calling.com/assisting-tv-comedy-writers-ft-gary-sundt-superstorethe-goldbergs-pt43/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/assisting-tv-comedy-writers-ft-gary-sundt-superstorethe-goldbergs-pt43/feed/ 0 Alex and Nick invite Gary Sundt, writers’ assistant on NBC’s Superstore and ABC’s The Goldbergs, to discuss the ins-and-outs of assisting TV writers in comedy. How do comedy writers’ rooms operate? How do those experiences in the room help your own writing? When and how should you navigate asking your boss to read your content? ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-adult-comedy-animation-ft-alison-tafel-bojack-horseman-pt39/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman) (PT39)">Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman) (PT39) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/supplemental-income-for-writers-pt35/" rel="bookmark" title="Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35)">Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick invite Gary Sundt, writers’ assistant on NBC’s Superstore and ABC’s The Goldbergs, to discuss the ins-and-outs of assisting TV writers in comedy.

How do comedy writers’ rooms operate? How do those experiences in the room help your own writing? When and how should you navigate asking your boss to read your content? What are the priorities when helping a writer develop a pilot? What is the meaning of storytelling?

The Paper Team pulls up a chair…

SHOWNOTES

Content

Being a writer’s assistant, assisting a showrunner in developing pilots, working in a writer’s room, and the role of comedy in politics (00:01:20)
Resources and Next Time On (1:14:32)

Links

Gary Sundt on Twitter
Superstore (TV Series)
The Goldbergs (2013 TV series)
Playboy’s the Antiviral Show
Archie Comics
Kill Bill
Angel (TV Series)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Marley & Me
Clerks II
Summertime Killers
Rick Wiener
Kenny Schwartz
American Housewife
Charlie Grandy
Guys With Kids
Super Fun Night
Justin Spitzer
Dan Harmon
Mulaney
America Ferrara
Ruben Fleischer
Colossal
Adam F. Goldberg
Joseph Campbell
Michael Arndt
Blake Snyder
“Save the Cat” – Blake Snyder
Neil Gaiman
Twister (Film)
Independence Day (Film)
Adam Wingard
Death Note (2017 Film)
“The Hidden Life of Trees” – Peter Wohlleben
“Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life” – Winifred Gallagher
“Essays in Love” – Alain de Botton
“Modern Romance” – Aziz Ansari

Resources

Michael Arndt’s “Setting a Story in Motion” (Video)
“What Are You Laughing At?” – Dan O’Shannon

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Alex and Nick invite Gary Sundt, writers' assistant on SUPERSTORE and THE GOLDBERGS, to discuss the ins-and-outs of assisting TV writers in comedy. How do comedy writers' rooms operate and how do those experiences help your own writing? How do comedy writers’ rooms operate? How do those experiences in the room help your own writing? When and how should you navigate asking your boss to read your content? What are the priorities when helping a writer develop a pilot? What is the meaning of storytelling?
The Paper Team pulls up a chair…
SHOWNOTES
Content
Being a writer’s assistant, assisting a showrunner in developing pilots, working in a writer’s room, and the role of comedy in politics (00:01:20)

Resources and Next Time On (1:14:32)
Links
Gary Sundt on Twitter

Superstore (TV Series)

The Goldbergs (2013 TV series)

Playboy’s the Antiviral Show

Archie Comics

Kill Bill

Angel (TV Series)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Marley & Me

Clerks II

Summertime Killers

Rick Wiener

Kenny Schwartz

American Housewife

Charlie Grandy

Guys With Kids

Super Fun Night

Justin Spitzer

Dan Harmon

Mulaney

America Ferrara

Ruben Fleischer

Colossal

Adam F. Goldberg

Joseph Campbell

Michael Arndt

Blake Snyder

“Save the Cat” – Blake Snyder

Neil Gaiman

Twister (Film)

Independence Day (Film)

Adam Wingard

Death Note (2017 Film)

“The Hidden Life of Trees” – Peter Wohlleben

“Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life” – Winifred Gallagher

“Essays in Love” – Alain...]]>
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TV Viewing Habits: Writing for the Binge (PT42) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-viewing-habits-writing-for-the-binge-pt42/ Mon, 08 May 2017 07:10:34 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11988 https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-viewing-habits-writing-for-the-binge-pt42/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-viewing-habits-writing-for-the-binge-pt42/feed/ 0 Alex and Nick discuss how television viewing habits impact the writing and enjoyment of TV shows. How does the way you consume a show influence the audience? How have changes in viewing habits transformed television writing itself? What are some ways to use that paradigm shift in your own writing? The Paper Team binges in ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-adult-comedy-animation-ft-alison-tafel-bojack-horseman-pt39/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman) (PT39)">Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman) (PT39) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-themes-and-values-in-tv-pt36/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36)">Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss how television viewing habits impact the writing and enjoyment of TV shows.

How does the way you consume a show influence the audience? How have changes in viewing habits transformed television writing itself? What are some ways to use that paradigm shift in your own writing?

The Paper Team binges in one sitting…

SHOWNOTES

Content

1 – How people consume TV today (00:52)
2 – How viewing habits impact the perception of TV shows (11:37)
3 – How viewing habits affect and influence TV writing (25:44)
4 – A little about the future of TV viewing (42:20)
Takeaways and Resources (45:45)

Links

Over-the-top content (OTT)
YouTube TV
YouTube Red
“Why mythological shows are often idolized” – TV Calling
The Hatch
Final Five
“Damon Lindelof Doesn’t Want Critics To Binge Season 3 of The Leftovers” – IndieWire
“The Art of the TV Episode” (PT20)
“Two Boats and a Helicopter” (1×03 – The Leftovers)
“Guest” (1×06 – The Leftovers)
“The Bythewoods and The Writers Retreat” – 3rd & Fairfax
Flesh and Bone

Resources

“Netflix Studied Your Binge-Watching Habit” – The New York Times
“Series, Movie, Series, Repeat: A New Netflix Binge Routine” – Netflix

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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The Paper Team binges in one sitting…
SHOWNOTES
Content
1 – How people consume TV today (00:52)

2 – How viewing habits impact the perception of TV shows (11:37)

3 – How viewing habits affect and influence TV writing (25:44)

4 – A little about the future of TV viewing (42:20)

Takeaways and Resources (45:45)
Links
Over-the-top content (OTT)

YouTube TV

YouTube Red

“Why mythological shows are often idolized” – TV Calling

The Hatch

Final Five

“Damon Lindelof Doesn’t Want Critics To Binge Season 3 of The Leftovers” – IndieWire

“The Art of the TV Episode” (PT20)

“Two Boats and a Helicopter” (1×03 – The Leftovers)

“Guest” (1×06 – The Leftovers)

“The Bythewoods and The Writers Retreat” – 3rd & Fairfax

Flesh and Bone
Resources
“Netflix Studied Your Binge-Watching Habit” – The New York Times

“Series, Movie, Series, Repeat: A New Netflix Binge Routine” – Netflix
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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.
If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)
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Alex – @TVCalling

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 47:54 11988 Writing Children’s Animation ft. Steven Darancette (Lalaloopsy/Tumble Leaf) (PT41) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/writing-childrens-animation-ft-steven-darancette-lalaloopsytumble-leaf-pt41/ Mon, 01 May 2017 07:15:48 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11966 https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-childrens-animation-ft-steven-darancette-lalaloopsytumble-leaf-pt41/#comments https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-childrens-animation-ft-steven-darancette-lalaloopsytumble-leaf-pt41/feed/ 1 Alex and Nick invite Steven Darancette, writer on Amazon’s Tumble Leaf and Nick Jr.’s Lalaloopsy, to discuss writing for TV children’s animation. How does a non-primetime animation writers’ room work? What are some of the distinctions in TV age-groups? How strict are censorship and regulations for children’s content? What are unique challenges in writing for ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-adult-comedy-animation-ft-alison-tafel-bojack-horseman-pt39/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman) (PT39)">Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman) (PT39) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/joke-writing-stand-up-and-late-night-tv-ft-simon-taylor-the-tonight-show-with-jay-leno-pt22/" rel="bookmark" title="Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22)">Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick invite Steven Darancette, writer on Amazon’s Tumble Leaf and Nick Jr.’s Lalaloopsy, to discuss writing for TV children’s animation.

How does a non-primetime animation writers’ room work? What are some of the distinctions in TV age-groups? How strict are censorship and regulations for children’s content? What are unique challenges in writing for young kids versus young adults? Are there any mandates on an educational or promotional standpoint?

The Paper Team channels their inner child…

SHOWNOTES

Content

Getting started writing for TV children’s animation, how the writers rooms work, and discussing content (00:55)
Resources and Next Time On (40:51)

Links

Steven Darancette on Twitter
Tumble Leaf on Amazon
Lalaloopsy (TV series)
Warner Bros. Animation
Batman: The Animated Series
Animaniacs
Pinky and the Brain
Alan Burnett
Ozzy & Drix
“A Growing Cell” (2×08 – Ozzy & Drix)
Bleak Future
KODAK Super 8
The Tick (2001 TV series)
Jackie Chan Adventures
Krypto the Superdog
Guardians of the Galaxy (TV series)
Ben 10
Lalaloopsy (Dolls)
Bob the Builder
IATSE 839 (Animation Guild)

Resources

“Producing Animation” – Catherine Winder & Zahra Dowlatabadi

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
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Alex and Nick invite Steven Darancette, writer on Amazon's TUMBLE LEAF and Nick Jr.'s LALALOOPSY, to discuss writing for TV children's animation. What are the challenges in writing for young kids? How does a children animation writers' room work? How does a non-primetime animation writers’ room work? What are some of the distinctions in TV age-groups? How strict are censorship and regulations for children’s content? What are unique challenges in writing for young kids versus young adults? Are there any mandates on an educational or promotional standpoint?
The Paper Team channels their inner child…
SHOWNOTES
Content
Getting started writing for TV children’s animation, how the writers rooms work, and discussing content (00:55)

Resources and Next Time On (40:51)
Links
Steven Darancette on Twitter

Tumble Leaf on Amazon

Lalaloopsy (TV series)

Warner Bros. Animation

Batman: The Animated Series

Animaniacs

Pinky and the Brain

Alan Burnett

Ozzy & Drix

“A Growing Cell” (2×08 – Ozzy & Drix)

Bleak Future

KODAK Super 8

The Tick (2001 TV series)

Jackie Chan Adventures

Krypto the Superdog

Guardians of the Galaxy (TV series)

Ben 10

Lalaloopsy (Dolls)

Bob the Builder

IATSE 839 (Animation Guild)
Resources
“Producing Animation” – Catherine Winder & Zahra Dowlatabadi
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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.
If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)
You can find Paper Team on Twitter:

Alex – @TVCalling

Nick – @_njwatson

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TV Procedurals (PT40) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-procedurals-pt40/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:15:39 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11939 https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-procedurals-pt40/#comments https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-procedurals-pt40/feed/ 2 Alex and Nick discuss television procedural shows and how they work, from writing them to reinventing the genre itself. What kind of procedurals are there on TV? How do you juggle between the characters, the overall story, and the case-of-the-week? What are some common tips for writing a procedural? How does the structure evolve between ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/act-breaks-pt15/" rel="bookmark" title="Act Breaks (PT15)">Act Breaks (PT15) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/from-outline-to-first-draft-pt28/" rel="bookmark" title="From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28)">From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss television procedural shows and how they work, from writing them to reinventing the genre itself.

What kind of procedurals are there on TV? How do you juggle between the characters, the overall story, and the case-of-the-week? What are some common tips for writing a procedural? How does the structure evolve between episodic and serialized procedurals?

The Paper Team solves the case…

SHOWNOTES

Content

1 – Defining TV procedurals (00:46)
2 – Writing TV procedurals: structure, case of the week, and reinventing the genre (03:22)
Takeaways and Resources (28:29)

Links

Carol Mendelsohn
“How Joss Whedon and the Buffy writers’ room broke episodes” – TV Calling
“My Overkill” (2×01 – Scrubs)
Colin Hay
“The Art of the TV Episode” (PT20)
“Subway” (6×07 – Homicide: Life on the Street)
Andre Braugher
Dancing Baby
“Tracking the long career of half-forgotten TV auteur David E. Kelley” – Stephen Bowie/The A.V. Club
Ann Donahue
Steven Bochco
Century City (TV Series)
“When every Fox show becomes a procedural, it gets very boring” – Daniel Fienberg/THR
Michelle King
Robert King
“Common Descent” (2×17 – Stargate Universe)
“Should You Pay for TV Writing Education?” (PT19)

Resources

“How The Good Wife broke the rules for legal dramas, and then broke itself” – Noel Murray/The A.V. Club

This episode brought to you by Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Writing Competitions

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Special thanks to Jason J. Cohn for helping us edit this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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Alex@TVCalling
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Alex and Nick discuss television procedural shows, from writing them to reinventing the genre itself. What kind of procedurals are there on TV? How do you juggle between the characters, the overall story, and the case-of-the-week? What kind of procedurals are there on TV? How do you juggle between the characters, the overall story, and the case-of-the-week? What are some common tips for writing a procedural? How does the structure evolve between episodic and serialized procedurals?
The Paper Team solves the case…
SHOWNOTES
Content
1 – Defining TV procedurals (00:46)

2 – Writing TV procedurals: structure, case of the week, and reinventing the genre (03:22)

Takeaways and Resources (28:29)
Links
Carol Mendelsohn

“How Joss Whedon and the Buffy writers’ room broke episodes” – TV Calling

“My Overkill” (2×01 – Scrubs)

Colin Hay

“The Art of the TV Episode” (PT20)

“Subway” (6×07 – Homicide: Life on the Street)

Andre Braugher

Dancing Baby

“Tracking the long career of half-forgotten TV auteur David E. Kelley” – Stephen Bowie/The A.V. Club

Ann Donahue

Steven Bochco

Century City (TV Series)

“When every Fox show becomes a procedural, it gets very boring” – Daniel Fienberg/THR

Michelle King

Robert King

“Common Descent” (2×17 – Stargate Universe)

“Should You Pay for TV Writing Education?” (PT19)
Resources
“How The Good Wife broke the rules for legal dramas, and then broke itself” – Noel Murray/The A.V. Club
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Use code PAPERTEAM to get $15 OFF when you enter a Launch Pad Competition
Special thanks to Jason J. Cohn for helping us edit this episode.
If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)
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Nick – @_njwatson

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Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman) (PT39) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/writing-adult-comedy-animation-ft-alison-tafel-bojack-horseman-pt39/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:15:21 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11834 https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-adult-comedy-animation-ft-alison-tafel-bojack-horseman-pt39/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-adult-comedy-animation-ft-alison-tafel-bojack-horseman-pt39/feed/ 0 Alex and Nick welcome Alison Tafel, staff writer on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, to discuss writing on an adult comedy animation TV show. What is the BoJack Horseman writers’ room like? How different is writing for animation from live-action? How do writers interact with animators? How much is planned in advance of the season? How are ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-childrens-animation-ft-steven-darancette-lalaloopsytumble-leaf-pt41/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Children’s Animation ft. Steven Darancette (Lalaloopsy/Tumble Leaf) (PT41)">Writing Children’s Animation ft. Steven Darancette (Lalaloopsy/Tumble Leaf) (PT41) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-viewing-habits-writing-for-the-binge-pt42/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Viewing Habits: Writing for the Binge (PT42)">TV Viewing Habits: Writing for the Binge (PT42) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick welcome Alison Tafel, staff writer on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, to discuss writing on an adult comedy animation TV show.

What is the BoJack Horseman writers’ room like? How different is writing for animation from live-action? How do writers interact with animators? How much is planned in advance of the season? How are episodes broken in the room?

The Paper Team horses around…

SHOWNOTES

Content

Starting out in Hollywood, getting staffed on BoJack Horseman, and the writing process on the Netflix TV show (00:46)
Resources and Next Time On (48:53)

Links

Alison Tafel on Twitter
BoJack Horseman on Netflix
Kenneth Parcell
Raising Hope
Bunk’d
NBC’s Late Night Writers Worshop
Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Project Greenlight
“Fish Out of Water” (3×04 – BoJack Horseman)
“Downer Ending” (1×11 – BoJack Horseman)
“Stop the Presses” (3×07 – BoJack Horseman)
Greg Kinnear
Margo Martindale
Jessica Biel
Charming Cheetah Comedy on YouTube
John Myers on Twitter
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
David Hill on Twitter
Superstore
Rachel Bloom
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Sheet Music

Resources

“Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation” – Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Howard Johnson
“Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV” – Joe Toplyn

This episode brought to you by Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Writing Competitions

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

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Alex and Nick welcome Alison Tafel, staff writer on Netflix's BoJack Horseman, to discuss writing on an adult comedy animation TV show. What is the BoJack Horseman writers' room like? How different is writing for animation from live-action? What is the BoJack Horseman writers’ room like? How different is writing for animation from live-action? How do writers interact with animators? How much is planned in advance of the season? How are episodes broken in the room?
The Paper Team horses around…
SHOWNOTES
Content
Starting out in Hollywood, getting staffed on BoJack Horseman, and the writing process on the Netflix TV show (00:46)

Resources and Next Time On (48:53)
Links
Alison Tafel on Twitter

BoJack Horseman on Netflix

Kenneth Parcell

Raising Hope

Bunk’d

NBC’s Late Night Writers Worshop

Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Project Greenlight

“Fish Out of Water” (3×04 – BoJack Horseman)

“Downer Ending” (1×11 – BoJack Horseman)

“Stop the Presses” (3×07 – BoJack Horseman)

Greg Kinnear

Margo Martindale

Jessica Biel

Charming Cheetah Comedy on YouTube

John Myers on Twitter

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

David Hill on Twitter

Superstore

Rachel Bloom

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Sheet Music
Resources
“Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation” – Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Howard Johnson

“Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV” – Joe Toplyn
This episode brought to you by Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Writing Competitions



Use code PAPERTEAM to get $15 OFF when you enter a Launch Pad Competition
Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.
If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)
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TV Writer vs. Fandom: Writers’ Rooms and Fan Interaction – Paper Team Live at WonderCon 2017 (PT38) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writer-vs-fandom-writers-rooms-and-fan-interaction-paper-team-live-at-wondercon-2017-pt38/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:59:40 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11816 https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writer-vs-fandom-writers-rooms-and-fan-interaction-paper-team-live-at-wondercon-2017-pt38/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writer-vs-fandom-writers-rooms-and-fan-interaction-paper-team-live-at-wondercon-2017-pt38/feed/ 0 For the first Paper Team Live event, Alex and Nick go to WonderCon 2017 to host a panel on the dialogue between TV writers and their fans. This relationship has become a vital tool for many television shows — and one that is often very fickle. That’s why we’ve invited writers and assistants from several ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/the-2016-paper-team-holiday-special-pt25/" rel="bookmark" title="The 2016 Paper Team Holiday Special (PT25)">The 2016 Paper Team Holiday Special (PT25) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/attend-this-great-wondercon-panel/" rel="bookmark" title="Attend this great WonderCon panel">Attend this great WonderCon panel </a></li> </ol> </div> For the first Paper Team Live event, Alex and Nick go to WonderCon 2017 to host a panel on the dialogue between TV writers and their fans.
This relationship has become a vital tool for many television shows — and one that is often very fickle. That’s why we’ve invited writers and assistants from several beloved shows to share their thoughts on the issue.

Panelists include Ray Utarnachitt (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Jill Weinberger (Chicago Fire), Tennessee Martin (Lucifer), Diya Mishra (The Tick), and Taylor Brogan (The Shannara Chronicles).

What does a typical conversation look like between a writers’ room and their fandom? How much attention do TV writers pay to fans? Have fans’ voices changed the course of a story or character? What is it like going from being a fan of a show to being involved directly in the creative decisions?

The Paper Team goes live in room 209…

SHOWNOTES

Content

Live Paper Team WonderCon panel (00:00:38)
Next Time On (01:01:15)

Links

Taylor Brogan on Twitter
Diya Mishra on Twitter
Tennessee Martin on Twitter
Jill Weinberger on Twitter
Ray Utarnachitt on Twitter
The Shannara Chronicles
Into the Badlands
Gilmore Girls
Emily Gilmore
Powerless
The Tick
Pokémon (anime)
Lucifer
South of Nowhere
Chicago Fire
Wonder Woman (TV series)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
It’s Your Move
The Tick Writers’ Room on Twitter
Lucifer Writers’ Room on Twitter
Into the Badlands Writers’ Room on Twitter
The Shannara Chronicles Writers’ Room on Twitter
Derek Haas
Marc Guggenheim
Ben Edlund
Person of Interest
Terry Brooks
ATX Television Festival
Hep Alien
Amy Sherman-Palladino
Sutton Foster
Rachael Harris
“The One Where Rachel Has a Baby: Part 1” (8×23 – Friends)
Psych
Michael Emerson
Sports Night
Holly Robinson Peete
Iron Fist (TV series)
Atom (Ryan Choi)
Atom (Ray Palmer)
Brandon Routh
Hogsmeade
The Magicians (TV series)
iZombie (TV series)
Victoria Thompson’s “Gaslight Mysteries”
Grace and Frankie
Legion (TV series)
Good Girls Revolt
Riverdale (TV series)
Lee Toland Krieger

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Alex and Nick go live at WonderCon to talk about TV writers and fandom. Panelists include Ray Utarnachitt (DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Jill Weinberger (Chicago Fire), Tenn Martin (Lucifer), Diya Mishra (The Tick) and Taylor Brogan (Shannara Chronicles).
This relationship has become a vital tool for many television shows — and one that is often very fickle. That’s why we’ve invited writers and assistants from several beloved shows to share their thoughts on the issue.
Panelists include Ray Utarnachitt (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Jill Weinberger (Chicago Fire), Tennessee Martin (Lucifer), Diya Mishra (The Tick), and Taylor Brogan (The Shannara Chronicles).
What does a typical conversation look like between a writers’ room and their fandom? How much attention do TV writers pay to fans? Have fans’ voices changed the course of a story or character? What is it like going from being a fan of a show to being involved directly in the creative decisions?
The Paper Team goes live in room 209…
SHOWNOTES
Content
Live Paper Team WonderCon panel (00:00:38)

Next Time On (01:01:15)
Links
Taylor Brogan on Twitter

Diya Mishra on Twitter

Tennessee Martin on Twitter

Jill Weinberger on Twitter

Ray Utarnachitt on Twitter

The Shannara Chronicles

Into the Badlands

Gilmore Girls

Emily Gilmore

Powerless

The Tick

Pokémon (anime)

Lucifer

South of Nowhere

Chicago Fire

Wonder Woman (TV series)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It’s Your Move

The Tick Writers’ Room on Twitter

Lucifer Writers’ Room on Twitter

Into the Badlands Writers’ Room on Twitter

The Shannara Chronicles Writers’ Room on Twitter

Derek Haas

Marc Guggenheim

Ben Edlund

Person of Interest

Terry Brooks

ATX Television Festival

Hep Alien

Amy Sherman-Palladino

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Visual TV Storytelling in Buffy’s “Hush” & “Restless” ft. Evan Schmitt (PT37) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/visual-tv-storytelling-in-buffys-hush-restless-ft-evan-schmitt-pt37/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:10:11 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11761 https://www.tv-calling.com/visual-tv-storytelling-in-buffys-hush-restless-ft-evan-schmitt-pt37/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/visual-tv-storytelling-in-buffys-hush-restless-ft-evan-schmitt-pt37/feed/ 0 Alex and Nick are joined by Buffy the Vampire Slayer expert Evan Schmitt to discuss visual storytelling in television writing through the prism of two episodes, “Hush” and “Restless”. How do you convey information visually? How can you use imagery to illustrate story and character? What does exposition look like without dialogue? How creepy are ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pilot-101-pt30/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Pilot 101 (PT30)">TV Pilot 101 (PT30) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-themes-and-values-in-tv-pt36/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36)">Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick are joined by Buffy the Vampire Slayer expert Evan Schmitt to discuss visual storytelling in television writing through the prism of two episodes, “Hush” and “Restless”.

How do you convey information visually? How can you use imagery to illustrate story and character? What does exposition look like without dialogue? How creepy are the Gentlemen? What was the Cheese Man all about?

The Paper Team invokes the First Slayer…

SHOWNOTES

Content

1 – About “Hush” and “Restless” (01:39)
2 – Narrative structures of “Hush” and “Restless” (11:08)
3 – Visual storytelling in “Hush” (18:33)
4 – Visual storytelling in “Restless” (40:53)
Takeaways and Resources (56:37)

Announcement

Paper Team is going to WonderCon 2017! Join our panel “Writer Versus Fandom: TV Writer’s Rooms and Fan Interaction” on Sunday, April 2 at 4:00PM in Room 209.

Links

Evan Schmitt on Instagram
Paper Team panel at WonderCon 2017
Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD
“Hush” (4×10 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
“Restless” (4×22 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Shooting script for “Hush” (dated November 3, 1999)
Shooting script for “Restless” (dated April 8, 2000)
The Ascension
“Primeval” (4×21 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
“How Joss Whedon and the Buffy writers’ room broke episodes” – TV Calling
The Gentlemen
Cheese Man
“Beer Bad” (4×05 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
“Ozymandias” (5×14 – Breaking Bad)
Christophe Beck
Saint-Saëns’ “Danse macabre”
“The Zeppo” (3×13 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Ethan Rayne
“Band Candy” (3×06 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Ripper
Maggie Walsh
“Graduation Day” (3×21-22 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
“This Year’s Girl” (4×15 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Dawn Summers
Joyce Summers
Mr. Pointy
“The Gift” (5×22 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Resources

Buffy World’s episode index with shooting scripts
“Tough Enough: Female Friendship and Heroism in Xena and Buffy” – Dr. Sharon Ross
Dr. Sharon Ross (Columbia College Chicago)

Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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Nick@_njwatson
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]]> Alex and Nick are joined by BUFFY expert Evan Schmitt to discuss visual storytelling in TV writing through the prism of two episodes, "Hush" and "Restless". How do you convey information visually? How can you use imagery to illustrate story and character? How do you convey information visually? How can you use imagery to illustrate story and character? What does exposition look like without dialogue? How creepy are the Gentlemen? What was the Cheese Man all about?
The Paper Team invokes the First Slayer…
SHOWNOTES
Content
1 – About “Hush” and “Restless” (01:39)

2 – Narrative structures of “Hush” and “Restless” (11:08)

3 – Visual storytelling in “Hush” (18:33)

4 – Visual storytelling in “Restless” (40:53)

Takeaways and Resources (56:37)
Announcement
Paper Team is going to WonderCon 2017! Join our panel “Writer Versus Fandom: TV Writer’s Rooms and Fan Interaction” on Sunday, April 2 at 4:00PM in Room 209.
Links
Evan Schmitt on Instagram

Paper Team panel at WonderCon 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD

“Hush” (4×10 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

“Restless” (4×22 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Shooting script for “Hush” (dated November 3, 1999)

Shooting script for “Restless” (dated April 8, 2000)

The Ascension

“Primeval” (4×21 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

“How Joss Whedon and the Buffy writers’ room broke episodes” – TV Calling

The Gentlemen

Cheese Man

“Beer Bad” (4×05 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

“Ozymandias” (5×14 – Breaking Bad)

Christophe Beck

Saint-Saëns’ “Danse macabre”

“The Zeppo” (3×13 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Ethan Rayne

“Band Candy” (3×06 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Ripper

Maggie Walsh

“Graduation Day” (3×21-22 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

“This Year’s Girl” (4×15 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

clean 59:57 11761 Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/writing-themes-and-values-in-tv-pt36/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:09:18 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11250 https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-themes-and-values-in-tv-pt36/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-themes-and-values-in-tv-pt36/feed/ 0 Alex and Nick discuss the importance of themes and values in television writing, and how you can use them to your advantage in your own TV scripts. Why are themes and values important in television writing? What are some examples of both? How do you work them in scripts? How do you avoid preachiness in ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/visual-tv-storytelling-in-buffys-hush-restless-ft-evan-schmitt-pt37/" rel="bookmark" title="Visual TV Storytelling in Buffy’s “Hush” & “Restless” ft. Evan Schmitt (PT37)">Visual TV Storytelling in Buffy’s “Hush” & “Restless” ft. Evan Schmitt (PT37) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the importance of themes and values in television writing, and how you can use them to your advantage in your own TV scripts.

Why are themes and values important in television writing? What are some examples of both? How do you work them in scripts? How do you avoid preachiness in the writing?

The Paper Team shares their motifs…

SHOWNOTES

Content

1 – What are themes and values? (01:20)
2 – How to write themes and values in TV (14:12)
3 – Avoiding preachiness in your writing (23:10)
Takeaways and Resources (27:28)

Links

Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
“Far Beyond the Stars” (6×13 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Sons of Anarchy
Everybody Loves Raymond
Desperate Housewives
“Earshot” (3×18 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Danny Strong
Buffy Studies
“Beer Bad” (4×05 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Scorpius (Farscape)
The Outer Limits (1963 TV series)
The Outer Limits (1995 TV series)
“Chaos is a ladder” speech from Game of Thrones (Video)
“BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Christmas Wish”

Resources

“Philosophy of…” Books
“The Philosophy of The Simpsons” – William Irwin, Mark T. Conard, Aeon J. Skoble
Star Trek episodes with social themes

Special thanks to Jason J. Cohn for helping us edit this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
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]]> Alex and Nick discuss the importance of themes and values in television writing, and how you can use them to your advantage in your own TV scripts. Why are they important? How do you work them in? How do you avoid preachiness in the writing? Why are themes and values important in television writing? What are some examples of both? How do you work them in scripts? How do you avoid preachiness in the writing?
The Paper Team shares their motifs…
SHOWNOTES
Content
1 – What are themes and values? (01:20)

2 – How to write themes and values in TV (14:12)

3 – Avoiding preachiness in your writing (23:10)

Takeaways and Resources (27:28)
Links
Survivor: Blood vs. Water

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

“Far Beyond the Stars” (6×13 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Sons of Anarchy

Everybody Loves Raymond

Desperate Housewives

“Earshot” (3×18 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Danny Strong

Buffy Studies

“Beer Bad” (4×05 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Scorpius (Farscape)

The Outer Limits (1963 TV series)

The Outer Limits (1995 TV series)

“Chaos is a ladder” speech from Game of Thrones (Video)

“BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Christmas Wish”
Resources
“Philosophy of…” Books

“The Philosophy of The Simpsons” – William Irwin, Mark T. Conard, Aeon J. Skoble

Star Trek episodes with social themes
Special thanks to Jason J. Cohn for helping us edit this episode.
If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)
You can find Paper Team on Twitter:

Alex – @TVCalling

Nick – @_njwatson

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 30:19 11250 Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/supplemental-income-for-writers-pt35/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:52:37 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11248 https://www.tv-calling.com/supplemental-income-for-writers-pt35/#respond https://www.tv-calling.com/supplemental-income-for-writers-pt35/feed/ 0 Alex and Nick discuss how to make supplemental income and getting side-jobs while working in TV or breaking in. How do you stay financially secure before and after breaking in the entertainment industry? How should you balance work and writing? What are some freelance jobs worth pursuing as a writer? What are the benefits and ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-be-a-great-production-assistant-pt09/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09)">How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/goal-setting-as-a-tv-writer-planning-your-year-ahead-pt26/" rel="bookmark" title="Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26)">Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss how to make supplemental income and getting side-jobs while working in TV or breaking in.

How do you stay financially secure before and after breaking in the entertainment industry? How should you balance work and writing? What are some freelance jobs worth pursuing as a writer? What are the benefits and drawbacks of being an independent contractor?

The Paper Team files their 1099…

SHOWNOTES

Content

1 – Benefits and drawbacks of finding supplemental income or freelancing (00:22)
2 – Ways of making supplemental income as a writer (12:26)
Takeaways and Resources (38:34)

Links

Managing Finances as an Assistant and Staff Writer (PT16)
Stage 32
Roadmap Writers
Virtual PitchFest
Gig economy
Friedman Agency
AppleOne
Care.com
UpWork
Chuck Tingle (NSFW)
“Easy and Healthy French Recipes” – Claire Rose
Swagbucks
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Patreon

Resources

r/BeerMoney (reddit)

Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: ask@paperteam.co

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Alex and Nick discuss how to make supplemental income and getting side-jobs while working in TV or breaking in. How do you stay financially secure in the TV industry? How should you balance work and writing? What are some jobs worth pursuing as a writer? How do you stay financially secure before and after breaking in the entertainment industry? How should you balance work and writing? What are some freelance jobs worth pursuing as a writer? What are the benefits and drawbacks of being an independent contractor?
The Paper Team files their 1099…
SHOWNOTES
Content
1 – Benefits and drawbacks of finding supplemental income or freelancing (00:22)

2 – Ways of making supplemental income as a writer (12:26)

Takeaways and Resources (38:34)
Links
Managing Finances as an Assistant and Staff Writer (PT16)

Stage 32

Roadmap Writers

Virtual PitchFest

Gig economy

Friedman Agency

AppleOne

Care.com

UpWork

Chuck Tingle (NSFW)

“Easy and Healthy French Recipes” – Claire Rose

Swagbucks

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Patreon
Resources
r/BeerMoney (reddit)
Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.
If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)
You can find Paper Team on Twitter:

Alex – @TVCalling

Nick – @_njwatson

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: ask@paperteam.co
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TV Spec Script 101 (PT34) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-spec-script-101-pt34/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:26:27 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11243 Alex and Nick discuss the ins-and-outs of writing a TV spec script of an existing show. How do you pick the show? Why is researching the series beforehand important? How do you brainstorm ideas for specs? What are some dos and don’ts to break the mold? The Paper Team picks their spec… SHOWNOTES Content 1 ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/feedback-and-notes-building-your-reading-onion-pt08/" rel="bookmark" title="Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08)">Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the ins-and-outs of writing a TV spec script of an existing show. How do you pick the show? Why is researching the series beforehand important? How do you brainstorm ideas for specs? What are some dos and don'ts to break out? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 28:07 11243 TV Writing Competitions (PT33) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writing-competitions-pt33/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:57:48 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11217 Alex and Nick discuss television writing competitions, their personal experiences with them, and whether or not they’re worth participating in. Which TV writing competitions are out there? What should you consider before paying and submitting your script? What do you actually get out of them? What if you win and nothing happens? The Paper Team ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/australian-tv-ft-chris-corbett-pt18/" rel="bookmark" title="Australian TV ft. Chris Corbett (PT18)">Australian TV ft. Chris Corbett (PT18) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/joke-writing-stand-up-and-late-night-tv-ft-simon-taylor-the-tonight-show-with-jay-leno-pt22/" rel="bookmark" title="Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22)">Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss their experiences with television writing competitions and whether or not they're worth participating in. Which TV writing competitions are out there? What should you consider before entering? What do you actually get out of them? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 33:20 11217 Independent Producing ft. Jimmy Nguyen (Showrunners) (PT32) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/independent-producing-ft-jimmy-nguyen-showrunners-pt32/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:13:17 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11191 Alex and Nick are joined by Jimmy Nguyen, executive producer of the documentary Showrunners, to discuss independent producing, collaborating with other creatives, and lessons he’s learned over his years working in Los Angeles. What is the role of a producer? How did the documentaries Showrunners and Barista came to be? How does he approach creative ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-follow-up-without-seeming-desperate-pt07/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate) (PT07)">How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate) (PT07) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/networking-101-how-to-talk-with-people-in-hollywood-pt05/" rel="bookmark" title="Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05)">Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick welcome Jimmy Nguyen, executive producer of the documentary Showrunners, to discuss independent producing, collaborating with other creatives, and the lessons and tips he's learned over his years working in Los Angeles. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 1:02:41 11191 TV Writer Representation 101 (PT31) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writer-representation-101-pt31/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:02:49 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11184 Alex and Nick discuss the basics of getting an agent or manager representation as a television writer (also known as “TV Lit” representation). What are the main differences between agents, managers and entertainment lawyers? What will they do for you, and what will you be able to do for them? When are you ready to ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/australian-tv-ft-chris-corbett-pt18/" rel="bookmark" title="Australian TV ft. Chris Corbett (PT18)">Australian TV ft. Chris Corbett (PT18) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the basics of getting an agent or manager representation as a television writer. What are the main differences between them? When are you ready to be represented? Should you get an agent or manager first? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 28:56 11184 TV Pilot 101 (PT30) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pilot-101-pt30/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:00:55 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11178 Alex and Nick go over everything you need to know to get started on writing your new pilot script, as well as some dos and don’ts for each step of the process. How do you juggle writing a compelling hour of television versus only writing the first hour of a television show? Who is your ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/from-outline-to-first-draft-pt28/" rel="bookmark" title="From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28)">From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick go over everything you need to know to get started on writing your new pilot script, as well as some dos and don'ts for each step. How do you juggle writing a compelling hour of TV versus writing the first hour of a television show? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 57:45 11178 Getting Your TV Script Read (PT29) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/getting-your-tv-script-read-pt29/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:07:44 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11174 Alex and Nick discuss strategies on getting your shiny new TV script read around town, and what to actually expect from your efforts. Who should you want to read you? How do you know when you’re ready to be read? What should you send over? What if you don’t hear back? The Paper Team has ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writer-representation-101-pt31/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Writer Representation 101 (PT31)">TV Writer Representation 101 (PT31) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss strategies on getting your shiny new TV script read around town, and what to actually expect from your efforts. Who should you want to read you? How do you know when you're ready to be read? What should you send over? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 24:11 11174 From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/from-outline-to-first-draft-pt28/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:06:23 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11170 Alex and Nick discuss how to turn an outline for a TV script (pilot or spec) into a fully-fledged draft. Where should you begin? What if you’re stuck or don’t know where to start in a scene? What should you tweak and improve when looking back at your first draft? Should you use every option ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/feedback-and-notes-building-your-reading-onion-pt08/" rel="bookmark" title="Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08)">Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss how to turn an outline for a TV script into a fully-fledged draft. Where should you begin? What if you're stuck or don't know where to start in a scene? What should you tweak and improve when looking back at your first draft? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 32:12 11170 Web Series and TV Writing ft. Sam Miller (Single by 30/Mom) (PT27) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/web-series-and-tv-writing-ft-sam-miller-single-by-30mom-pt27/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:05:22 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11165 Alex and Nick welcome Sam Miller, writer on YouTube’s Single by 30 and CBS’ Mom, to discuss his own process for creating a web series (L.A. Beer), the state of the format, his TV writing work, and being involved in JHRTS and the WGA. How do you make and market your own independent web series? ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-viewing-habits-writing-for-the-binge-pt42/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Viewing Habits: Writing for the Binge (PT42)">TV Viewing Habits: Writing for the Binge (PT42) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-in-a-writing-team-ft-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt12/" rel="bookmark" title="Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12)">Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick welcome Sam Miller, writer on YouTube's Single by 30 and CBS' Mom, to discuss his own process for creating a web series, the state of the format, his TV writing work, and being involved in JHRTS and the WGA. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 41:05 11165 Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/goal-setting-as-a-tv-writer-planning-your-year-ahead-pt26/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:05:54 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11160 Alex and Nick ring in the new year by discussing how they manage their TV writing goals and resolutions. How can you prepare for a typical year in the TV writing industry? What tools can you use to track and manage your goals? What are some practical resolutions to have? What does Paper Team have ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/the-tv-writers-mindset-dealing-with-procrastination-blank-page-and-the-muse-pt17/" rel="bookmark" title="The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse (PT17)">The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse (PT17) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-be-a-great-production-assistant-pt09/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09)">How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick ring in the new year by discussing how they manage their TV writing goals and resolutions. How can you prepare for a year in the TV industry? What tools can you use to track and manage your goals? What does Paper Team have in store for 2017? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 25:21 11160 The 2016 Paper Team Holiday Special (PT25) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/the-2016-paper-team-holiday-special-pt25/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:07:30 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11130 Alex and Nick celebrate the holiday season and the end of 2016 by taking a look at their favorite TV holiday episodes, the best media of the past year, and some stats about the first six months of Paper Team. What makes a TV Christmas special? What are some of the best holiday specials? What ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writer-vs-fandom-writers-rooms-and-fan-interaction-paper-team-live-at-wondercon-2017-pt38/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Writer vs. Fandom: Writers’ Rooms and Fan Interaction – Paper Team Live at WonderCon 2017 (PT38)">TV Writer vs. Fandom: Writers’ Rooms and Fan Interaction – Paper Team Live at WonderCon 2017 (PT38) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-budgeting-and-line-producing-ft-maggie-herman-bosch-on-the-road-at-sdcc-2016-pt10/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Budgeting and Line Producing ft. Maggie Herman (Bosch) – On the Road at SDCC 2016 (PT10)">TV Budgeting and Line Producing ft. Maggie Herman (Bosch) – On the Road at SDCC 2016 (PT10) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick celebrate the holiday season and the end of 2016 by taking a look at their favorite TV holiday episodes, the best media of the past year, and some stats about the first six months of Paper Team. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 58:01 11130 Exposition in TV Writing (PT24) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/exposition-in-tv-writing-pt24/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:15:06 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11124 Alex and Nick take a look at exposition in television writing, from dialogue to prose, action, and meta information. What should be revealed to the audience? How can you give exposition in an organic and entertaining way? What differentiates good exposition from bad exposition? The Paper Team shows and tells… SHOWNOTES Content 1 – What ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pilot-101-pt30/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Pilot 101 (PT30)">TV Pilot 101 (PT30) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick take a look at exposition in television writing, from dialogue to prose and meta information. What should be revealed to the audience? How can you give exposition in an organic and entertaining way? What makes good or bad exposition? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 33:28 11124 Protecting and Over-Protecting Your TV Script: Copyright, Ownership and Idea Theft (PT23) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/protecting-and-over-protecting-your-tv-script-copyright-ownership-and-idea-theft-pt23/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:15:45 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11118 Alex and Nick discuss the contentious subject of copyrighting and idea theft in television. From the WGA to the Copyright Office, we take a look at the basics of protecting your work. What does a copyright do? Should you register your TV spec script or pilot? Have there been cases of TV copyright infringements? Why ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/script-registration-101/" rel="bookmark" title="Script registration 101">Script registration 101 </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-in-a-writing-team-ft-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt12/" rel="bookmark" title="Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12)">Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the contentious subject of copyrighting and idea theft in television. From the WGA to the Copyright Office, we take a look at the basics of protecting your work. What does a copyright do? Should you register your TV script or pilot? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 29:25 11118 Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/joke-writing-stand-up-and-late-night-tv-ft-simon-taylor-the-tonight-show-with-jay-leno-pt22/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:15:09 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11107 Alex and Nick welcome Simon Taylor to hear his experience being a comedian, writing jokes for late-night television, and the hard work it takes to be consistently funny. How does the stand-up circuit work? What was it like writing for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno? Why is performing comedy different than writing comedy? How ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-in-a-writing-team-ft-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt12/" rel="bookmark" title="Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12)">Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-writing-competitions-pt33/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Writing Competitions (PT33)">TV Writing Competitions (PT33) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick welcome Simon Taylor to hear his experience being a comedian, writing jokes for late-night television, and the hard work it takes to be consistently funny. How does the stand-up circuit work? What was it like writing for the Tonight Show? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 1:00:30 11107 Being a TV Script Coordinator ft. Franklin jin Rho (The Exorcist) (PT21) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/being-a-tv-script-coordinator-ft-franklin-jin-rho-the-exorcist-pt21/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:15:15 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11096 Alex and Nick welcome Franklin jin Rho (FOX’s The Exorcist) to discuss the ins and outs of being a TV script coordinator. He shares with us his advice, anecdotes, tips, and tricks to understanding and getting into this vital TV position, set halfway between the writers’ room and production. How do you become a script ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-be-a-great-production-assistant-pt09/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09)">How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pitching-101-who-what-and-why-pt13/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Pitching 101: Who, What, and Why (PT13)">TV Pitching 101: Who, What, and Why (PT13) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick welcome Franklin jin Rho (FOX's The Exorcist) to discuss the ins and outs of being a TV script coordinator. He offers his advice on understanding and getting into this vital TV position, halfway between the writers' room and production. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 47:05 11096 The Art of the TV Episode (PT20) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/the-art-of-the-tv-episode-pt20/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:15:43 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11092 Alex and Nick explore the differences in what an episode looks like between episodic or procedural TV and serialized shows. How has the TV episode evolved over the years? What does an episode mean in the age of binge-watching? What are some memorable stand-alone and serialized episodes? The Paper Team offers a self-contained narrative… SHOWNOTES ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/visual-tv-storytelling-in-buffys-hush-restless-ft-evan-schmitt-pt37/" rel="bookmark" title="Visual TV Storytelling in Buffy’s “Hush” & “Restless” ft. Evan Schmitt (PT37)">Visual TV Storytelling in Buffy’s “Hush” & “Restless” ft. Evan Schmitt (PT37) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-themes-and-values-in-tv-pt36/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36)">Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick explore the differences in what an episode looks like between episodic or procedural TV and serialized shows. How has the TV episode evolved over the years? What does an episode mean in the age of binge-watching? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 51:36 11092 Should You Pay for TV Writing Education? (PT19) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/should-you-pay-for-tv-writing-education-pt19/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:15:23 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11085 Alex and Nick discuss the value of paying for screenwriting education. From graduate school to extension classes and books, we take a look at whether or not they’re worth your time or money to learn about TV writing. What is the point of film school for television? Which extra classes are worth paying for? What ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/joke-writing-stand-up-and-late-night-tv-ft-simon-taylor-the-tonight-show-with-jay-leno-pt22/" rel="bookmark" title="Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22)">Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the value of paying for screenwriting education. From graduate school to extension classes and books, we take a look at whether or not they're worth your time or money to learn about TV writing. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 27:27 11085 Australian TV ft. Chris Corbett (PT18) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/australian-tv-ft-chris-corbett-pt18/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:15:12 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11076 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 ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-a-tv-script-coordinator-ft-franklin-jin-rho-the-exorcist-pt21/" rel="bookmark" title="Being a TV Script Coordinator ft. Franklin jin Rho (The Exorcist) (PT21)">Being a TV Script Coordinator ft. Franklin jin Rho (The Exorcist) (PT21) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/moving-to-los-angeles-and-things-we-wish-we-knew-pt01/" rel="bookmark" title="Moving to Los Angeles (and Things We Wish We Knew) (PT01)">Moving to Los Angeles (and Things We Wish We Knew) (PT01) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick invite Chris Corbett (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries) to discuss the current state of Australian TV and the differences in their writers room. How can writers break into the Australian industry? How does this experience translate to America? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 59:11 11076 The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse (PT17) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/the-tv-writers-mindset-dealing-with-procrastination-blank-page-and-the-muse-pt17/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:15:10 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10917 Alex and Nick tackle how to get into a TV writing mindset and actually finish that script. We talk about the psychological side of writing and practical ways of dealing with procrastination, deadlines, and the muse. How do you beat the blank page? How do you deal with procrastination? How do you stay accountable with ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/goal-setting-as-a-tv-writer-planning-your-year-ahead-pt26/" rel="bookmark" title="Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26)">Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick tackle how to get into a TV writing mindset and actually finish that script. We talk about the psychological side of writing and practical ways of dealing with procrastination, deadlines, and the muse. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 32:30 10917 Managing Finances as an Assistant & Staff Writer ft. Kiyong Kim (PT16) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/managing-finances-as-an-assistant-staff-writer-ft-kiyong-kim-pt16/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:40:30 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11065 Alex and Nick invite Kiyong Kim to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: money. We discuss all the basics about how to start a budget, investing, and managing your income when you’re working in the entertainment industry as an assistant, aspiring TV writer, and staff writer. Why should you learn how to manage your money? Where ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/supplemental-income-for-writers-pt35/" rel="bookmark" title="Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35)">Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-budgeting-and-line-producing-ft-maggie-herman-bosch-on-the-road-at-sdcc-2016-pt10/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Budgeting and Line Producing ft. Maggie Herman (Bosch) – On the Road at SDCC 2016 (PT10)">TV Budgeting and Line Producing ft. Maggie Herman (Bosch) – On the Road at SDCC 2016 (PT10) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick invite Kiyong Kim to talk about everyone's favorite subject: money. We discuss all the basics about how to start a budget, investing, and managing your income when you're working in the entertainment industry as an assistant or TV writer. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 48:08 11065 Act Breaks (PT15) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/act-breaks-pt15/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:18:06 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=11059 Alex and Nick discuss the goal and narrative impact of TV act breaks, also known as the structural core of every television episode ever. Why do shows have act breaks? What is the difference between an act break in comedy versus drama? What impact has the inflation of act breaks in shows had on TV ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pilot-101-pt30/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Pilot 101 (PT30)">TV Pilot 101 (PT30) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/from-outline-to-first-draft-pt28/" rel="bookmark" title="From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28)">From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the goal and narrative impact of act breaks, also known as the structural core of every TV episode ever. Why do shows have act breaks? What are the differences in comedy and drama? What impact has the inflation of breaks had on TV? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 44:22 11059 Diversity in TV and the Writers’ Room ft. Francesca Butler & Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT14) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/diversity-in-tv-and-the-writers-room-ft-francesca-butler-genius-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt14/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:15:23 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10977 Alex and Nick welcome Francesca Butler and Kelly Lynne D’Angelo to discuss diversity and representation in television — both on screen and in the writers’ room. What has been their personal experience working in TV? What shows influenced them growing up? What are they thoughts on diversity staffing and writing programs? The Paper Team hands ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-in-a-writing-team-ft-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt12/" rel="bookmark" title="Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12)">Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-a-tv-script-coordinator-ft-franklin-jin-rho-the-exorcist-pt21/" rel="bookmark" title="Being a TV Script Coordinator ft. Franklin jin Rho (The Exorcist) (PT21)">Being a TV Script Coordinator ft. Franklin jin Rho (The Exorcist) (PT21) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick welcome Francesca Butler and Kelly Lynne D'Angelo to discuss diversity in television, both on screen and in the writers' room. What has been their experience in TV? What are they thoughts on diversity staffing and writing programs? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 48:40 10977 TV Pitching 101: Who, What, and Why (PT13) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pitching-101-who-what-and-why-pt13/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:07:23 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10924 Alex and Nick discuss the basics of television pitching. From the cold pitch all the way to the general meeting and official “sales pitch”, we give an overview of the three major arenas where you’ll be presenting your TV show. This episode is all about understanding who, what, why, and some dos & don’ts for ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-in-a-writing-team-ft-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt12/" rel="bookmark" title="Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12)">Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/feedback-and-notes-building-your-reading-onion-pt08/" rel="bookmark" title="Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08)">Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the basics of television pitching. From cold pitch to general meetings and official "sales pitch", we go over the three major contexts. What is the goal of TV pitching? What needs to be included? Is paying for it worth it? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 45:15 10924 Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/being-in-a-writing-team-ft-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt12/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:15:26 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10973 Alex and Nick are joined by comedy writer Kelly Lynne D’Angelo to discuss what it’s like to be in a TV writing team (with Nick himself). We talk about their creative and writing process, how they pitch in a writers’ room, how they present themselves in general meetings, how they complete each other, and the ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/diversity-in-tv-and-the-writers-room-ft-francesca-butler-genius-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt14/" rel="bookmark" title="Diversity in TV and the Writers’ Room ft. Francesca Butler & Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT14)">Diversity in TV and the Writers’ Room ft. Francesca Butler & Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT14) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/joke-writing-stand-up-and-late-night-tv-ft-simon-taylor-the-tonight-show-with-jay-leno-pt22/" rel="bookmark" title="Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22)">Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick are joined by comedy writer Kelly Lynne D'Angelo to discuss being in a TV writing team (with Nick). What are the benefits or drawbacks of one? What is their creative process? Plus, we finally explain what a paper team is! Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 46:25 10973 The Influence of TV: Scratching the Surface (PT11) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/the-influence-of-tv-scratching-the-surface-pt11/ Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:15:30 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10914 Alex and Nick go off the beaten path to discuss the influence of the television medium on both cultures and people. We take a look at a few interesting case studies that have affected us personally, and the world we live in. Which television stories have had a major impact on our lives? What about ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/writing-themes-and-values-in-tv-pt36/" rel="bookmark" title="Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36)">Writing Themes and Values in TV (PT36) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/" rel="bookmark" title="Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04)">Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick go off the beaten path to discuss the influence of the television medium on both cultures and people. We take a look at a few interesting case studies that have affected us personally, and the world we live in. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 48:57 10914 TV Budgeting and Line Producing ft. Maggie Herman (Bosch) – On the Road at SDCC 2016 (PT10) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/tv-budgeting-and-line-producing-ft-maggie-herman-bosch-on-the-road-at-sdcc-2016-pt10/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:15:41 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10753 Alex goes on the road at SDCC 2016 with Maggie Herman, assistant to the Executive Producer/Line Producer on the Amazon series Bosch, to discuss every TV writer’s favorite topic: budgeting. How much does an hour of television cost? And how do scripts get broken down into money? It’s a double Paper Team first, as we ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/independent-producing-ft-jimmy-nguyen-showrunners-pt32/" rel="bookmark" title="Independent Producing ft. Jimmy Nguyen (Showrunners) (PT32)">Independent Producing ft. Jimmy Nguyen (Showrunners) (PT32) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-be-a-great-production-assistant-pt09/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09)">How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex goes on the road at SDCC 2016 with Maggie Herman, assistant to the EP/Line Producer on Amazon's BOSCH, to discuss every writer's favorite topic: budgeting. How much does an hour of television cost? And how do scripts get broken down into money? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 1:02:23 10753 How to Be a Great Production Assistant (PT09) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-be-a-great-production-assistant-pt09/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:15:26 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10746 Alex and Nick talk about everything you need to know on how to get a television production assistant job, and what to do (and what not to do) so you excel at it. What are the different kinds of TV PAs (on-set PA, office PA, post PA, writers’ PA)? What does each job entail? How ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/supplemental-income-for-writers-pt35/" rel="bookmark" title="Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35)">Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/goal-setting-as-a-tv-writer-planning-your-year-ahead-pt26/" rel="bookmark" title="Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26)">Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick talk about the different kinds of television production assistants (on-set PAs, office PAs, post PAs and writers' PAs), what each job entails, how to get them, what you can do to be an awesome PA and make the best of that opportunity. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 42:56 10746 Feedback and Notes: Building Your Reading Onion (PT08) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/feedback-and-notes-building-your-reading-onion-pt08/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:00:03 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10744 Alex and Nick discuss how you can build a “reading onion” to get constant feedback over the course of your TV writing, and how to deal with the notes you’ll be getting. Who should you get comments from? What do the layers of the “onion” stand for? Which notes should you be ignoring and which ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/from-outline-to-first-draft-pt28/" rel="bookmark" title="From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28)">From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-world-building-101-pt44/" rel="bookmark" title="TV World-Building 101 (PT44)">TV World-Building 101 (PT44) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss how you can build a reading onion to get constant feedback over the course of your TV writing, and how to deal with the notes you'll be getting. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 47:53 10744 How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate) (PT07) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-follow-up-without-seeming-desperate-pt07/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:00:53 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10726 Alex and Nick discuss the reasons why you would want to follow up with someone, how long you should wait before you do, and what you should be saying in that follow-up message. SHOWNOTES Content 1 – The Objective: Why you are following up (00:34) 2 – The Timing: When you should follow up (05:56) ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/networking-101-how-to-talk-with-people-in-hollywood-pt05/" rel="bookmark" title="Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05)">Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-meet-people-in-la-when-you-dont-know-anyone-pt03/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone) (PT03)">How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone) (PT03) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick discuss the reasons why you would want to follow up with someone, how long you should wait before you do, and what you should be saying in that follow-up message. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 31:01 10726 Bringing the TV Writers’ Room Process Home (PT06) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/bringing-the-tv-writers-room-process-home-pt06/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:06:41 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10741 Alex and Nick dig into why it’s important to maintain a consistent TV writing routine, and how you can mimic the same process from TV writers’ rooms into your own home. It’s all about working through each individual (but vital) step of television writing, including inception, pitching, outlining, drafting and rewriting. SHOWNOTES Content 1 – ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pitching-101-who-what-and-why-pt13/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Pitching 101: Who, What, and Why (PT13)">TV Pitching 101: Who, What, and Why (PT13) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pilot-101-pt30/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Pilot 101 (PT30)">TV Pilot 101 (PT30) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex and Nick dig into why it's important to maintain a consistent TV writing routine, and how you can mimic the same process from TV writers' rooms into your home, by breaking each step: inception, pitching, outlining, drafting and rewriting. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 57:09 10741 Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/networking-101-how-to-talk-with-people-in-hollywood-pt05/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:05:25 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10720 Alex and Nick discuss the point of networking, why (aspiring) television writers should network, and how to do it when you don’t know anyone or are socially anxious. SHOWNOTES Content 1 – Networking is about why you’re meeting people, not who you should meet (00:25) 2 – Mixers and One-on-ones: the two ways you’ll be ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-meet-people-in-la-when-you-dont-know-anyone-pt03/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone) (PT03)">How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone) (PT03) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-follow-up-without-seeming-desperate-pt07/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate) (PT07)">How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate) (PT07) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex & Nick discuss the differences between writing a TV spec episode and a spec pilot. Which one should you pick as your next script? Whether it's your first teleplay or you're trying to build a portfolio, the Paper Team has got you covered. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 32:48 10720 Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next (PT04) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/spec-v-pilot-what-you-should-be-writing-next-pt04/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:04:33 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10716 Alex and Nick discuss the differences and implications between writing a television spec episode and a television spec pilot. Which script should you choose to write as your next sample? Whether it’s your first teleplay, you want to apply to the fellowships, or you’re trying to build a portfolio to get representation, the Paper Team ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-spec-script-101-pt34/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Spec Script 101 (PT34)">TV Spec Script 101 (PT34) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/tv-pilot-101-pt30/" rel="bookmark" title="TV Pilot 101 (PT30)">TV Pilot 101 (PT30) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex & Nick discuss the differences between writing a TV spec episode and a spec pilot. Which one should you pick as your next script? Whether it's your first teleplay or you're trying to build a portfolio, the Paper Team has got you covered. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 33:02 10716 How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone) (PT03) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-meet-people-in-la-when-you-dont-know-anyone-pt03/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:03:58 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10731 Alex and Nick discuss tips and advice on making new TV and other industry contacts in Los Angeles. How do you create connections for yourself before setting foot in Hollywood? How do you use ones you may already have? And where do you start when you don’t know anyone in this strange city? The Paper ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/networking-101-how-to-talk-with-people-in-hollywood-pt05/" rel="bookmark" title="Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05)">Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/how-to-follow-up-without-seeming-desperate-pt07/" rel="bookmark" title="How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate) (PT07)">How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate) (PT07) </a></li> </ol> </div> Alex & Nick discuss tips on making contacts in LA. How do you create connections before arriving in Hollywood? And where to start when you don't know anyone? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 47:16 10731 Comedy v. Drama: Declare Your TV Major (PT02) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/comedy-v-drama-declare-your-tv-major-pt02/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:02:45 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10708 On today’s episode of Paper Team, Alex and Nick discuss one of the most important decisions before you can become a fully-fledged TV writer: choosing whether to write for comedy (half-hour) or drama (one-hour). SHOWNOTES Content 1 – Defining comedy and drama in television (01:02) 2 – What you are going to be doing as ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/being-in-a-writing-team-ft-kelly-lynne-dangelo-pt12/" rel="bookmark" title="Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12)">Being in a Writing Team ft. Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (PT12) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/assisting-tv-comedy-writers-ft-gary-sundt-superstorethe-goldbergs-pt43/" rel="bookmark" title="Assisting TV Comedy Writers ft. Gary Sundt (Superstore/The Goldbergs) (PT43)">Assisting TV Comedy Writers ft. Gary Sundt (Superstore/The Goldbergs) (PT43) </a></li> </ol> </div> On today's episode of Paper Team, Alex and Nick discuss one of the most important decisions before you can become a fully-fledged TV writer: choosing whether to write for comedy (half-hour) or drama (one-hour). Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 41:59 10708 Moving to Los Angeles (and Things We Wish We Knew) (PT01) - Paper Teamhttps://www.tv-calling.com/moving-to-los-angeles-and-things-we-wish-we-knew-pt01/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:01:33 +0000 https://www.tv-calling.com/?p=10735 In the inaugural episode of Paper Team, Alex and Nick discuss the very first step to becoming a TV writer: moving to Los Angeles. This is not only about knowing why you need to be here, by also why you want to be here. Why did we both literally cross oceans and continents to live ...<div class='yarpp-related-rss'><b>Related posts:</b><ol> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/goal-setting-as-a-tv-writer-planning-your-year-ahead-pt26/" rel="bookmark" title="Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26)">Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26) </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.tv-calling.com/joke-writing-stand-up-and-late-night-tv-ft-simon-taylor-the-tonight-show-with-jay-leno-pt22/" rel="bookmark" title="Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22)">Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22) </a></li> </ol> </div> In the inaugural episode of Paper Team, Alex and Nick discuss the first step to becoming a TV writer: moving to Los Angeles. Why did we both cross oceans to live there? What can you do to prepare your writing career before you step on a plane? Alex Freedman & Nick Watson clean 35:11 10735