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Writing Heroes and Breaking Genres ft. Tamara Becher-Wilkinson (Doom Patrol/Daredevil) (PT144)

Alex and Nick invite Tamara Becher-Wilkinson, writer and co-executive producer on Doom Patrol and Daredevil, to discuss her writing process, breaking stories across different genres, and her experiences in the writers’ room.

What are ways of overcoming procrastination and imposter’s syndrome? How can you stay creatively fulfilled while working across multiple genres? What has the experience been working on both DC and Marvel properties? What was the writers’ room of Doom Patrol like? Why does representation matter in genre? How do you balance meta and absurdity with grounded characters and stakes?

The Paper Team patrols…

PT144 Tamara Becher Wilkinson

Content

Writing Heroes and Breaking Genres with Tamara Becher-Wilkinson (00:32)
Final Advice, Resources, and Next Week On (48:09)

Links

Tamara Becher-Wilkinson on Twitter
Doom Patrol on DC Universe
Daredevil on Netflix
Runaways on Hulu
Warehouse 13
Covert Affairs
Cop Land
“When Rabbit Howls” – Truddi Chase

Resources

“Writing for Emotional Impact” – Karl Iglesias
Children of Tendu

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
For any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: [email protected]

Staying Productive During Hiatus (PT126)

Alex and Nick discuss ways of surviving your hiatus and staying productive during the off season.

Why is being active all year long important? How do you look for a next job? How do you keep in touch during a hiatus? Why are hobbies and social interactions vital? How can you keep yourself healthy and financially stable?

Plus, we make three major Paper Team announcements about what is coming up.

The Paper Team doesn’t wait…

Content

Announcements: WonderCon 2019, TV writing programs, final Paper Tease (00:23)
1 – Why staying active during a hiatus is important (04:02)
2 – Being productive in your writing (08:22)
3 – The importance of hobbies (12:10)
4 – Social interactions (15:24)
5 – Fitness and health (17:34)
6 – Money and finances (20:36)
Final advice and next Week On (23:38)

Links

Details of Paper Team at WonderCon 2019
“The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse” (PT17)
“Managing Finances as an Assistant & Staff Writer” (PT16)
“Supplemental Income for Writers” (PT35)

Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: [email protected]

An Evening in the Writers’ Room – Paper Team Live (PT100)

Alex and Nick present two back-to-back TV writing panels, one for comedy and one for drama, digging into the intricacies of the writers’ room.

From staff writer to showrunner, we’ve assembled a dozen TV writers across every level to get a sense of what it’s like to navigate a writers’ room and sustain a career.

Comedy/half-hour and animation panelists include Nina Bargiel (Barbie), Vicky Luu (Superstore), Adam Stein (Harley Quinn), Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman), Brittani Nichols (Take My Wife), and Lauren Bradley (Spirit: Riding Free).

Drama/one-hour panelists include Alison Schapker (Altered Carbon), Monica Macer (Queen Sugar), Chris Levinson (Tyrant), Grainne Godfree (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Britta Lundin (Riverdale), and Hilliard Guess (Deadly Class).

How do you navigate a TV writers’ room? How does the dynamic and etiquette of the room influence pitching? How can you gauge if a script is effective? How have writers’ rooms evolved over the years? What do showrunners look for when hiring their staff? How can you approach breaking macro and character arcs? What is the best way for lower-level writers to make themselves valuable in the room? How do you address notes without compromising creative integrity? What are ways of dealing with the instability of the profession?

The Paper Team drops the mic…

SHOWNOTES

Content

TV comedy (half-hour shows) panel (00:01:04)
TV drama (one-hour shows) panel (01:02:22)

Links

Nina Bargiel on Twitter
Lauren Bradley on Twitter
Alison Tafel on Twitter
Vicky Luu on Instagram
Adam Stein on Twitter
Brittani Nichols on Twitter

Britta Lundin on Twitter
Monica Macer on Twitter
Hilliard Guess on Twitter
Chris Levinson on Twitter
Alison Schapker on Twitter
Grainne Godfree on Twitter

If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at paperteam.co/itunes! :)

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: [email protected]