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Meetings 101: Generals and TV Staffing (PT62)

Alex and Nick discuss the basics of meetings for TV writers. From generals to staffing, here are some tips and tricks to get and ace your own one-on-ones.

What are the different types of meetings? How do you get in the room? How should you prepare for a general or staffing meeting? How do you make a good first impression? What are dos-and-donts during and after your meeting?

Plus, we answer additional questions from our “Writing your first TV pilot” Scriptchat session.

The Paper Team takes the general…



Paper Scraps: TV pilot Scritpchat questions (00:25)
1 – Types of meetings: generals, staffing, and pitch (07:28)
2 – How to get a meeting (11:29)
3 – Tips for the meet: before and during (16:46)
4 – After the meeting (31:43)
Takeaways and Resources (35:59)


“Writing Your First TV Pilot – A #Scriptchat Experience” – TV Calling
TV Pilot 101 (PT30)
TV Pitching 101 (PT13)
Networking 101 (PT05)


“Good in a Room” – Stephanie Palmer
“Good in a Room” – Talks at Google (Video)

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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