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Getting Your TV Script Read (PT29)

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 some recommendations…



1 – Who you should get read by (0:39)
2 – What to send and knowing when you’re ready to be read (4:48)
3 – Expectations versus Reality (10:47)
Takeaways and Resources (21:12)


“How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone)” (PT03)
Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood (PT05)
The Second City
Starship Troopers – Would You Like to Know More? (Video)
Kay Reindl
“How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate)” (PT07)


“I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” – Josh Olson
Louis C.K.’s Newsgroup Post

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

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

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

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