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Jul 31, 2012

Craig and John look at the results of the WGA screenwriter survey, which found widespread reports of bake-offs, prewriting and other shenanigans.

If there's any solace to be found, it's that it's not just you. Things are frustrating for the vast majority of screenwriters.

After some follow-up discussion about the low...

Jul 24, 2012

Craig and John tackle a question screenwriters ask themselves at every stage in their careers: of all things I could write, which thing should I write?

For working screenwriters, these questions are complicated by rights and money and personalities. But for the aspiring screenwriter, the choice is just as daunting. A...

Jul 17, 2012

Craig and John skip Comic-Con so they can discuss annoying and unproductive habits of development executives, along with advice for working with screenwriters.

The back half of the podcast is devoted to the first-ever three page challenge, in which we critique listeners' samples and offer suggestions. If you have a...

Jul 10, 2012

It's two parts craft and one part business as Craig and John discuss the alarming earnings report coming out of the WGA, plus a deeper look at setting and POV.

For feature screenwriters, it's hard to find a silver lining in the WGA's report on 2011 earnings. Numbers are down significantly, both in total dollars and the...

Jul 3, 2012

John and Craig look at how to write satisfying third acts. That doesn't necessarily mean a happy ending, but rather one that feels earned.

If the first 10 pages of a script establish a contract between reader and writer give me your undivided attention and I will make it worthwhile the last 10 pages are where that...