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TV Writer Representation 201: Making the Most of Your Agent/Manager (PT108)

Alex and Nick dig into how you can effectively navigate the relationship with your agent or manager to best help your career as a TV writer.

What are the differences between a manager and an agent relationship with their writers? Why is communication the most important part of that relationship? What are ways of proactively helping your reps? How should you choose the right agent or manager for you? What are some common issues between clients and their reps?

The Paper Team keeps you in the loop…



The manager and agent relationship (00:38)
How to communicate with your agent or manager (06:04)
Notes and disagreements (19:04)
Choosing the right rep for you (28:46)
Frequent issues between reps and clients (38:10)
Takeaways and Resources (48:05)


TV Writer Representation 101 (PT31)
Meetings 101: Generals and TV Staffing (PT62)
Tone in TV Writing (PT60)


“How to Manage Your Agent” – Chad Gervich

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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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