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How to Choose Your Next TV Sample (PT110)

Alex and Nick discuss ways to decide what your next TV sample script should be. From business considerations to artistic and career reasons, we go over several elements that we’ve weighed ourselves when choosing a new project.

How do you take a look at your own samples to decide what is missing? Why is it important to select the right sample? How can a new sample help pivot your career? What should you look for in choosing the right script?

Plus, we look at two more Paper Tease entries and reveal the October winners.

The Paper Team makes a selection…



Paper Tease Session (00:49)
1 – Writer and career reasons (16:14)
2 – Business reasons (24:10)
3 – Artistic reasons (31:52)
Takeaways and Next Week On (36:09)

Paper Tease Entries

“Children of Salem” by Dylan Brann
“Socio Club” by Koby Mann


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TV Writer Representation 201: Making the Most of Your Agent/Manager (PT108)

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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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