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Feb 26, 2013

Craig and John take a look at the class-action suit over Hollywood's unpaid interns, then discuss envy and jealousy and other unproductive emotions.


Hollywood interns aren't essential, but internship has a long tradition in the industry. This lawsuit could change things dramatically but will it change it for better or...

Feb 19, 2013

John and Craig discuss spec scripts, pitches and how it feels when your movie gets brutal reviews.

First up, an article by Margaret Heidenry in Vanity Fair tracks the history of spec script sales, going all the way back to Preston Sturges. We talk about the 90s bubble, and what's changed.

Next, we discuss what a...

Feb 12, 2013

Aline Brosh McKenna joins John and Craig for a conversation about what writers mean by a "voice," and how it develops.

For some screenwriters, their voice develops long before their craft, leading people to label them as "promising" even though the scripts themselves are a mess. Other writers get all the technical stuff...

Feb 5, 2013

John and Craig give heroes the week off and talk bad guys. Not every movie needs a villain, but if you have one, he better be good.

Also this week, follow-up on Courier Prime, John's TV pilot, and most importantly Craig's movie Identity Thief, which hits theaters this weekend.

In our One Cool Things, John talks up...