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Mindfulness, TV Musicals, and Development Hell – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT153)

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about short-form content, musical scripts and the importance of mindfulness.

Plus, we tackle some of the TV writing news of the past month, including thoughts on writers’ rooms development hell, pay disparities, and a potential spec renaissance.


Shout-outs and Austin Film Festival (00:35)
Audience Questions: Short-form content, TV musicals, and mindfulness (02:08)
TV Writing News: Pay disparity, WGA emails, specs, and development hell (19:11)


“Zen in the Art of Writing” – Ray Bradbury
“The War of Art” – Steven Pressfield
“Crazy Rich Asians Co-Writer Exits Sequel Amid Pay Disparity Dispute” – The Hollywood Reporter
Mike Royce’s Twitter thread on TV spec scripts
TV Writing for Comedy & Drama ft. Michelle Badillo & Caroline Levich (PT115)
“Book Of Enchantment Disney+ TV Series Not Going Forward” – Deadline

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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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