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The 2018 Paper Team Holiday Special (PT116)

Alex and Nick celebrate the holidays by taking a look back at an eventful 2018, for both Paper Team and TV writing, as well as revealing what’s next for the podcast in the new year.

What were the most popular Paper Team episodes of the year? What were our favorite shows, movies, music and books of 2018? What are some of our goals for 2019? What gifts did Alex and Nick exchange?

Plus, big things are coming in the next month.

The Paper Team parties on…



1 – Paper Team Announcements: Patreon, Mixer and Mentorship (00:54)
2 – Paper Team 2018: A year in review (04:51)
3 – Best of 2018 (TV, movies, music, books, episodes) (21:47)
4 – Paper Team goals for 2019 (43:11)
Gift Exchange and Next Time On (45:25)


Paper Tease TV Script Competition
The TV Writers’ Room – A TV Calling Community (Facebook Group)
“An Evening in the Writers’ Room” (PT100)
“TV Writing Programs and Fellowships” (PT85)
“TV Pilot 201” (PT84)
“Analyzing Great TV Characters” (PT72)
“Tips and Tricks for TV Writing” (PT93)
The Haunting of Hill House (TV Show)
Gerald’s Game (Movie)
Killing Eve
The Good Fight
Big Mouth
“Flight of the Conchords: Live in London”
“The Sincerest Form of Flattery” (1×07 – Counterpart)
“Two Storms” (1×06 – The Haunting of Hill House)
“Kiksuya” (1×08 – Westworld)
“Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going” (1×07 – Barry)
“Free Churro” (5×06 – BoJack Horseman)
“The Ballad of Donkey Doug” (3×06 – The Good Place)
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
“Airborne” by Prinze George
“Between Two Shores” by Glen Hansard
A Star Is Born (2018 Movie)
Avengers: Infinity War
Widows (2018 Movie)
“The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben
“Thrawn” by Timothy Zahn
“Building Your Career as a TV Writer ft. LaToya Morgan” (PT111)
“Creating Animated TV Shows ft. Tom Ruegger” (PT89)
“The Paper Team 99th Episode Special” (PT99)
“TV Spec Script 201” (PT79)
“TV Writer Representation 201” (PT108)
“Rewriting Your TV Script” (PT90)

Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode and everyone else who supported us this year.

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

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