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Oct 30, 2012

Craig and John ret-con the Austin Film Festival, placing themselves on panels in which they didn't participate. It's a chance to give the answers they would have given without the bother of being asked (or listening to other people's opinions).

For example, Terry Rossio's seminar on "The Throw" his term for how you end...

Oct 23, 2012

Recording live at the Austin Film Festival, John and Craig take a look at The Black List's pivot to a paid site, and what it means for screenwriters and the industry. Black List creator Franklin Leonard joins us for questions and criticism.

Next, screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, We Bought a Zoo)...

Oct 16, 2012

John and Craig discuss Frankenweenie and Superhero! before cracking open the mailbox to answer listener questions: What advice would they give to their younger selves? Is a spec with a similar high-concept premise doomed? Should Australian screenwriters use U.S. spelling conventions?

Then, a discussion of what...

Oct 9, 2012

In the spirit of Looper, Craig and John take a journey back in time, looking at the first scripts they read, the first scripts they wrote, and the common pitfalls of many first screenplays.

Not only that: they share and critique the first three pages from the very first scripts they wrote.

Does John's romantic tragedy...

Oct 2, 2012

John and Craig discuss what makes an idea a movie idea, and how those differ from TV ideas, book ideas, and other narrative forms.

Some properties like Charlie's Angels work in more than one medium. We take a few hypothetical projects and explain how they might work as movies.

The conversation then turns to press...