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Apr 26, 2016

John and Craig sit down with screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan to discuss Star Wars, Raiders, The Bodyguard and how he’s shaped some of the most iconic big-screen stories and characters of our lifetime.

This 90-minute interview comes as part of WGFestival 2016 Craft Day, and features audience questions as well. Our...

Apr 25, 2016

John interviews JUNGLE BOOK screenwriter Justin Marks after the WGA screening of his film.

We discuss the film's unusual genesis, which more closely resembled how animated films are made than live action. The hybrid development process carried over into production, with Justin continually rewriting as the film was...

Apr 21, 2016

In this special mini-episode, Craig and John tackle the gold standard and why economists think it’s a flat-out terrible idea.


We don’t discuss screenwriting at all, so feel free to skip this one if monetary theory doesn’t interest you.


This episode is mostly to verify that minor changes to our workflow...

Apr 19, 2016

John and Craig welcome writer-director Lorene Scafaria to talk about her new movie The Meddler and some of the unique challenges faced by female directors.


She joins us as we play a new round of How Would This Be a Movie, tackling global hums, killer grannies and airport conspiracies. We also discuss movies that are...

Apr 12, 2016

John and Craig look at the non-screenplay things screenwriters end up writing, most notably outlines and treatments. We discuss some of the ones we’ve written (with examples), and offer advice on writing your own.


Also, how do you deal with sudden success? And what should a writer-director say when talking to a Very...