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Feb 23, 2016

Dana Fox joins John and Craig to discuss her role as both screenwriter and producer of How to Be Single. Like Simon Kinberg and Chris Morgan, Dana is one of a handful of feature writers taking responsibility for delivering not just the script, but the finished movie.


We look at how and why she made the transition, and...

Feb 19, 2016

On January 12, 2016, Craig sat down with writer/director Adam McKay to talk about his work with Funny or Die and The Big Short.


The Big Short co-writer Charles Randolph joins them about half way through the conversation.


This conversation happened as part of a Writers Guild Foundation event, so thank you to them for...

Feb 16, 2016

John and Craig look at how to introduce characters in a screenplay – and how to avoid being mocked by a Twitter feed for it. We go back through previous Three Page Challenges and several of the screenplays nominated for awards this year to examine trends and techniques.


We also discuss writing two projects at once,...

Feb 9, 2016

John and Craig examine why almost all of the top-grossing movies are part of a franchise – and the chicken-or-egg question at the heart of it. You don’t get Minions without Despicable Me.


We also look at the sale of Final Draft to an accounting software company and speculate wildly about the fate of the...

Feb 8, 2016

John moderates a panel featuring screenwriting nominees for the 2016 WGA Awards, recorded live on February 4th, 2016.

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff – STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON  

Aaron Sorkin – STEVE JOBS  

John McNamara – TRUMBO  

Phyllis Nagy – CAROL  

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – THE BIG SHORT