Paper Team

Paper Team


Latest Episodes

Paper Pause (PT212)
March 22, 2021

Alex and Nick announce that they're taking a break from Paper Team. From new content to COVID fatigue, we go over all the reasons behind our decision in this episode. - Plus, we discuss the future of

TV Access, Financial Support, and Finale History – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT211)
March 15, 2021

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about the usefulness of being an assistant, limited access for lower-level writers, and supporting yourself financially. - Plus, we discuss the latest TV

Paper Tease Revisited (PT210)
March 08, 2021

Alex and Nick follow up on past Paper Tease entrants to see what has happened with their scripts and their careers since their work appeared on Paper Team. - Links Paper Tease: Hooked On A Story – Jul

Survivor: Hollywood – Emotional and Practical Realities of TV Writing (PT209)
March 01, 2021

Alex and Nick discuss the realities of sustaining a career as a TV writer, from financial and mental hardships, to professional and personal burnout. - What does "breaking in" really mean? What are th

TV Writing Conditions and WGA Win – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT208)
February 22, 2021

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about ideal writing conditions, writing essentials, and predatory representation contracts. - Plus, we discuss the latest news, including the WGA/WME agr

TV Outlines: At Home and in the Writers’ Room (PT207)
February 08, 2021

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

2020 Paper Team Mentorship VI – “The Pirate King” Strategy (PT206)
February 01, 2021

Alex and Nick conclude the 2020 Paper Team Mentorship with mentee Ben Warner, and his drama pilot THE PIRATE KING. - Final step of the process: strategizing on what to do with your new pilot script, f

Pitches, Pivots, and Pilots – Paper Scraps Monthly (PT205)
January 25, 2021

Alex and Nick answer your TV writing questions about pitching with a script, and pivoting towards a screenwriting career. - Plus, we discuss the latest news, including productions halting in LA, and p

2020 Paper Team Mentorship V – “The Pirate King” Revised Draft (PT204)
January 18, 2021

Alex and Nick continue the 2020 Paper Team Mentorship with mentee Ben Warner, and the revised draft of his drama pilot THE PIRATE KING. - Step five of the process: revising the first draft of the orig

Work-Life Balance in TV: Tips and Strategies (PT203)
January 11, 2021

Alex and Nick discuss tips and strategies on how to deal with work-life balance in the television industry now that it has moved to a remote model. How has "work-from-home" had an impact on the indust