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Reverse-Engineering Scripts, TV References, and Release Schedules – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT191)

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about non-adult animation, reverse-engineering shows, and cultural references.

Plus, we reveal details of our online virtual mixer and discuss the latest TV news, including broadcast comedies under threat, productions resuming, and controversial release schedules.


We’re having our first online virtual mixer this week!
Join us Saturday, October 3 at 6PM PST over Zoom.
Link and information available at http://paperteam.co/onlinemixer


Virtual Mixer Announcement and Shout-Outs (00:33)
TV Writing Questions: Non-adult animation, reverse-engineering shows, and cultural references (03:54)
TV Writing News: Controversial release schedules, broadcast comedies, freelance laws, and productions resuming (26:05)


Nickelodeon Animation Writing Program (PT179)
ScreenplaySubs extension
“The Boys Showrunner Addresses Backlash to Season 2 Release Schedule” – CBR
“Network Comedies’ Future Threatened By Outdated Broadcast Business Model” – Deadline
California Assembly Bill 5 (2019)
“‘For Life’ Suspends Production Due to ‘Inconsistent’ COVID-19 Test Results” – Variety

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

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