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Posts tagged as “Politics”

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.

Reminder

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

Content

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)

Links

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“Network Comedies’ Future Threatened By Outdated Broadcast Business Model” – Deadline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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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

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Positive Mindset and Resilience in the Writers’ Room ft. Rochée Jeffrey (SMILF/90210) & April Shih (You’re the Worst/Undone) (PT161)

Alex and Nick are joined by Rochée Jeffrey (writer on SMILF and 90210) and April Shih (writer on You’re the Worst, Undone and Mrs. America), to discuss the importance of self-care, growth mindset, knowing when to say no, and handling conflict in the writers’ room.

Why is it important to set intentions and goals for yourself? How do you manage impostor syndrome? What are growth and positive mindsets? How do you find community and support? How do you handle conflicts in a writers’ room? When is it appropriate to quit a writing job? How do you deal with a hostile environment?

PT161 Rochee Jeffrey April Shih

Content

Positive mindset, self-care, and growth (00:01:16)
Resilience in the writers’ room and handling conflicts (00:41:36)
Final advice, resources and next week on (00:58:07)

Links

Rochée Jeffrey on Instagram
April Shih on Twitter
The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse (PT17)

Resource

Ananda app
Freedom app

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TV Censorship (PT66)

Alex and Nick discuss the evolution of censorship on TV and the involvement of “standards & practices”.

What is considered censorship in television? How is sensitive content categorized? What are differences in TV censorship across the world? How have sensibilities changed across the years? When can standards & practices influence TV writing?

Plus, we answer our very first voicemail.

The Paper Team bleeps itself…

SHOWNOTES

Content

Paper Scraps: Rolling submissions and visa questions (00:49)
1 – How is television regulated? (03:56)
2 – Evolution of sensibilities on TV (20:46)
3 – Differences in censorship around some countries (33:20)
4 – TV writing solutions to standards & practices (40:16)
Resources and Next Week On (51:14)

Links

Send a voicemail to TV Calling and Paper Team
“Immigrants: We Get the TV Job Done!” (PT56)
Broadcast Standards and Practices
Miller test
“F$%& Censorship” (2×05 – The Chris Gethard Show) (Video)
Safe Harbor Law
Telecommunications Act of 1996
V-chip
“He’s a Crowd” (5×12 – L.A. Law)
Lesbian kiss episode
“Rejoined” (4×06 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
“On Losing Patience for Women Kissing” – The Mary Sue
Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel
American Crime (TV series)
ReBoot

Resources

“This Business of Television” – Howard Blumenthal

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