The 2017 Paper Team Holiday Special (PT71)

The 2017 Paper Team Holiday Special (PT71)

Alex and Nick celebrate the end of 2017 by taking a look back at Paper Team’s past year, and a look forward at what is to come in 2018.

What were the most popular Paper Team episodes of the year? What was the best thing of 2017? What new gifts did Nick and Alex exchange with one another?

Plus, a word about contacting our guests.

The Paper Team throws some confetti…



Paper Scraps: A word about etiquette (01:10)
1 – Paper Team 2017: A year in review (03:26)
2 – Best of 2017 and our milestones (11:39)
3 – Preparing for 2018 as a TV writer (35:37)
4 – Paper Team goals for 2018 (44:29)
Gift Exchange and Next Time On (48:10)


“Networking 101: How to Talk With People in Hollywood” (PT05)
“How to Follow Up (Without Seeming Desperate)” (PT07)
“TV Pilot 101” (PT30)
“TV Spec Script 101” (PT34)
“TV Writer vs. Fandom: Writers’ Rooms and Fan Interaction – Paper Team Live at WonderCon 2017” (PT38)
“Should You Pay for TV Writing Education?” (PT19)
“Managing TV Writers ft. Daniela Garcia-Brcek (Circle of Confusion)” (PT59)
“Assisting TV Comedy Writers ft. Gary Sundt (Superstore/The Goldbergs)” (PT43)
“Writing Adult Comedy Animation ft. Alison Tafel (BoJack Horseman)” (PT39)
“Spec v. Pilot: What You Should Be Writing Next” (PT04)
“Breaking in & Writing From “Outside the System” ft. Hilliard Guess (The Screenwriter’s Rant Room)” (PT47)
“TV Writing Competition Winners: What Happens Next?” (PT55)
“Finding Frances” (4×07 – Nathan For You)
“The Movement” (3×03 – Nathan For You)
“The Movement” – Jack Garbarino
“Git Gone” (1×04 – American Gods)
“Firestorm” (1×10 – The Orville)
“Dance Dance Resolution” (2×02 – The Good Place)
“The Ricklantis Mixup” (3×07 – Rick & Morty)
DuckTales 2017
Julien Baker
Jordan Peele Breaks Down “Get Out” Fan Theories (Video)
Paper Girls
“SLAM!” – Pamela Ribon
“Navigating Your First TV Writing Job ft. Britta Lundin (Riverdale)” (PT67)
“The Emotion Thesaurus” – Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
Hemingway Editor
The Salmon Pages
Scorpius comics
Codenames Duet

This episode brought to you by Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Writing Competitions

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  1. Sally

    January 6, 2018 at 4:04 AM

    Hey guys – just to let you know I tried to use your code to enter the Launch Pad contest before the early deadline and it’s showing up as invalid. Not sure if it’s expired maybe?

  2. Alex

    January 6, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    We just contacted Tracking Board to let them know about the issue and it should be fixed by now.
    Thanks for the heads up!

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