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Impostor Syndrome, Staffing Submissions and Commercials – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT149)

Alex and Nick discuss the latest TV writing news on staffing submissions, and answer your TV writing questions about career obstacles, spec scripts, and how valuable ideas actually are.

Plus, we announce an upcoming Paper Team travel.


Paper Tease is back! If you’d like a chance to get feedback on the teaser of your TV pilot, you can now submit it at http://paperteam.co/teaser

NOTE: We’ll actually be off next week for Labor Day, but we’ll return on Monday, September 9 for our jam-packed 150th Episode Special!


Announcements: Austin Film Festival and Paper Tease (01:21)
Audience Questions: Specs, the value of ideas, and impostor syndrome (03:44)
TV Writing News: Fellowships, staffing submission threads, and commercials (22:42)


“Desperate Networks” – Bill Carter
The TV Writer’s Roadmap – TV Calling
Justin Marks’ thread on cover letter submissions
Justin Marks’ thread on staffing
“Disney Confirms Disney Plus-Hulu-ESPN Plus Bundle For $12.99 A Month” – Deadline
“TV networks vowed to cut back on commercials. Instead, they stuffed in more” – LA Times

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky 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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