Getting Your TV Script Read (PT29)

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

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Alex Freedman

I'm Alex Freedman, the writer behind TV Calling.

I started this site in 2008 to chronicle my own journey in television writing.

687 posts and 9 years later, TV Calling has also become a comprehensive resource dedicated to the full TV writing industry — from spec to success.

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