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Alex and Nick invite Gretchen Enders, writer on TV series (Queen America, Grace and Frankie, Take My Wife, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street) and audio originals (Bedtime Stories for Cynics, This Sounds Serious), to discuss working and pitching shows across formats.
How do you blend your voice within an established show? How do you find stability as a TV writer between seasons? What is good advice when taking a general meeting? How were the rooms of Queen America, Grace and Frankie, Take My Wife, and Gortimer Gibbons? How does writing radio plays compare with writing for television? What should you keep in mind when pitching and selling shows? What was it like winning a WGA award?
The Paper Team intently listens…
Writing and Pitching Across Formats with Gretchen Enders (00:34)
Final Advice, Resources, and Next Week On (44:12)
Gretchen Enders on Instagram
Queen America on Facebook
Grace and Frankie on Netflix
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street on Amazon
Take My Wife
“Directing TV Comedy ft. Alethea Jones” (PT118)
“Room to Dream” – David Lynch & Kristine McKenna
“Gortimer, Ranger and Mel vs. The Endless Night” (2×13 – Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street)
Nick Offerman’s Bedtime Stories for Cynics
This Sounds Serious
“The Hollywood Standard” – Christopher Riley
Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.
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