What is Paper Team all about?

Paper Team is a weekly podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.
It is for people 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.

Every episode, we alternate between two threads vital to being a successful TV writer: the business side, and the writing side.

On the industry end, we discuss things like meeting people, networking, finding work, pitching, being an assistant, and the television business itself.

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

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Every episode is posted on TV Calling (i.e. here), on paperteam.co (which redirects to our Paper Team hub), and all major podcast subscription medium (Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Android podcast apps, Stitcher, RSS, etc.).

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

For any questions, comments or general feedback, you can e-mail us: [email protected]

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You can also find both members of Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex @TVCalling
Nick @_njwatson


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TV Writing For You

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.

766 posts and 10 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.

P.S.: New around? You should start here.

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