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Dec 1, 2020

John welcomes writer-producers Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South, Ugly Betty) and Chad Gomez Creasey (NCIS: New Orleans, Castle) to talk about writing network dramas and production during a pandemic.

We answer listener questions on act breaks, politics on tv, and sustainable story engines.

Finally, in our bonus...


Nov 24, 2020

John and Craig host another round of the Three Page Challenge. This week they cover how to use voice over, build suspense, and write alter egos for the screen.

In follow up, we look at the day-and-date release of Wonder Woman 1984, updates in the WGA agency negotiations and of course the newly announced Uno game...


Nov 17, 2020

John and Craig welcome back writer-director Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report, Godless) to discuss his new series The Queen’s Gambit and writing scenes that use senses beyond just sight and sound.

We also answer listener questions on Voice Over narration and researching versus writing for a period...


Nov 10, 2020

John welcomes legendary screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, A Star is Born, Dune) to discuss his writing practice and how he gets in the head of his characters.

We answer audience questions on how to trust your voice and approach adaptations.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members John and Craig discuss...


Nov 3, 2020

John and Craig explore quiet scenes of reflection and why these calm moments between big set pieces are so meaningful to characters and viewers.

We also help a writer figure out how to pitch to his agent and answer listener questions.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we talk about dogs.

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