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Posts tagged as “Showrunner”

TV Outlines: At Home and in the Writers’ Room (PT207)

Alex and Nick take a look at the outlining process in television writing. Whether you’re working on your own TV sample scripts, or asked to deliver outlines in a writers’ room, we dig into everything you should watch out for.

Why is outlining a critical step in television? How do we approach outlines? Have there been times we’ve decided not to outline? How early in the process do we outline? How do outlines differ between your own work and what is expected in a writers’ room? Why has there been a push against outlines by some showrunners?

Content

1 – Outlines in your own work: TV samples, specs, pilots (00:28)
2 – Outlines in a professional environment: TV writers’ rooms and pushback (19:21)

Links

From Outline to (First) Draft (PT28)
Twitter thread on TV outlines

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TV Credits, Punchups, and Inspirations – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT199)

Alex and Nick discuss television writing threads about showrunner credit, rewrite/punchup process, and industry inspirations.

Plus, we discuss the latest television news, including production returning to California and the ongoing WGA/CAA battle.

Reminder

We’re having our 200th Paper Team episode event STREAMED LIVE this Saturday, December 5 at 2PM PST! We’ll be talking TV writing and celebrating this podcast with some incredible guests. Follow follow TV Calling’s Twitch channel to be notified when we begin.

We also want to hear from you! Do you have a favorite moment or guest from the podcast you want us to highlight? Let us know at http://paperteam.co/200

Content

200th Episode Reminder and Shout-Outs (00:33)
TV Writing Questions: Showrunner credit, rewrite/punchups in television, and industry inspirations (03:02)
TV Writing News: WGA/CAA news, and California production (33:28)

Links

Jane Espenson’s blog archives
“Despite surging pandemic, TV productions return to California for tax breaks” – Los Angeles Times
“CAA Concedes WGA Boycott Worked, Agencies Oppose Delay of Court Hearing” – Variety

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

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