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Jun 28, 2022

John and Craig are back together! They chat about the box office (it’s also back!), guns in Hollywood, writing credits, and follow up on what to call the [interstitial] page in a script.

We answer listener questions on imperfect story logic, writing authentically in a different language, and when it’s time to be...

Jun 21, 2022

John invites Michael Waldron (Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki) to share his origin story and offer advice on how to make the most of film school/internship opportunities.

We discuss writing characters that cross the TV/film barrier and answer listener questions on preparing for success, looking...

Jun 14, 2022

John and Craig offer guidance on wrangling groups of characters. This episode features a collection of craft topics that address how to build community on the page.

They cover how to introduce relationships, structure features with multiple protagonists, reasons to split up the group, and how to reunite characters.


Jun 7, 2022

John welcomes writer/showrunner Patrick Somerville to explore the development process for Station Eleven. From finding the source material, organizing the writers room, to writing production drafts, they walk through the steps of creating a limited series.

Along the way, Patrick explains how he transitioned careers...