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Jan 31, 2012

Following up on their conversation about "five figure advice" for newly-employed screenwriters, Craig and John discuss the changes and challenges that come when writers start making six figures that is, more than $100K per year.

High-class problems? Sure. Not many aspiring screenwriters will reach that level of success,...

Jan 24, 2012

Craig and John discuss the screenwriter's role in casting, then segue to the New York Times profile of producer/executive Lindsay Doran and her approach to story.

Doran argues (persuasively) that successful movies are often less about whether the hero wins or loses, but rather how his achievements are measured. For...

Jan 17, 2012

John and Craig take an in-depth look at how screenwriting credits are determined. In some ways, credit arbitration is a luxury problem the movie you wrote got made! but it's one of the most controversial, contentious and misunderstood parts of a screenwriter's career.

Ideally, you're the first, last and only writer...

Jan 10, 2012

Craig and John take a look the week's news, including the WGA nominations, Warner's shift to a 56-day video window, the folly of SOPA and the launch of Bronson Watermarker.

Along the way, we discuss Hoda Kotb, Marcus Bachman, and how great HBO Go is. (Really, it's great, and other studios should follow its lead.)


Jan 3, 2012

Craig and John look at the year ahead, from resolutions (we don't have any) to reunions (20th!). Along the way, we discuss archery, piano and left-hand weakness.

The bulk of the episode is a discussion of Charlie Kaufman's BAFTA speech about screenwriting and screenwriters, artistry and artifice. Which of us comes down...