Paper Team is Live!

Paper Team is Live!

It’s Monday August 1st, which means it’s time to launch and release into the wild the first six episodes of our awesome new TV writing podcast Paper Team!

You can now get each episode, the show notes, and subscribe all over here:
Episode 1 – Moving to Los Angeles (and Things We Wish We Knew Before)
Episode 2 – Comedy v. Drama: Declare Your TV Major
Episode 3 – How to Meet People in LA (When You Don’t Know Anyone)
Episode 4 – Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next
Episode 5 – Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood
Episode 6 – Bringing the TV Writers’ Room Process Home

And here’s a playlist of our latest episodes:

If you enjoy our Paper Teaming, please leave us an iTunes review and/or rating at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

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Every subsequent (weekly) episode will be posted on TV Calling (i.e. here), on paperteam.co (which redirects to our Paper Team hub), and all major podcast subscription medium (iTunes, Google Play, Android podcast apps, RSS, etc.).

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In case you’re very confused and missed my original announcement post on Paper Team, here’s everything else you need to know about the podcast:

Who is on Paper Team?

I’ll be manning one of the mics. Yes, that means you’ll be hearing my sublime voice after all these years (assuming you’ve actually been reading me for that time). And you’ll be getting more of the great TV Calling content you know and love (now in audio form!).

Like every great podcast, this is a two-hander.
The other half of Paper Team is another awesome writer: Nick Watson.
While I’m of the TV drama sensibility, Nick will represent the TV comedy side. He’s also a fellow foreigner (from Australia). So you get the bonus of listening to two different non-American accents!

While most episodes will just be us two talking about TV writing, things are already in the works to bring in great, knowledgeable guests with more direct experience to future topics we’ll cover.

What is Paper Team all about?

This is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.
It is for people like us–working their way into the business from the ground up–who aspire to be TV writers (whether drama or comedy).
It is also for everyone interested in the television industry and everything around it.

We’ll be alternating every episode between two threads vital to being a successful TV writer: the business side, and the writing side.

On the industry end, we’ll be discussing things like meeting people, networking, finding work, being an assistant, and the television business itself.

On the writing front, we’ll be tackling anything related to our craft. Writing TV pilots, TV specs, taking notes, structure, theme, working in a writers’ room, in a writing team, and much more.

If you have any thoughts, problems or comments, you can e-mail us directly: [email protected]
You can find both Paper Team members on Twitter:
Alex – @TVCalling
Nick – @_njwatson

Write on.

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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.

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


Everything here is written by yours truly (unless otherwise credited), so feel free to blame me for any missed deadlines.


I hope you'll answer your television calling, and join me in this creative journey.


Write on.


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