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Feb 24, 2015

Screenwriter Malcolm Spellman joins Craig and John to talk about his big break, blown opportunities, and getting momentum back. Now part of the smash hit Empire, he talks about the changes and challenges African-American writers face both on the small screen and the big screen.


Also this episode, we look at a review...

Feb 17, 2015

From Harper Lee to Sony to the Wheel of Time, it was a big week for studios trying to hold onto intellectual property. John and Craig discuss why those deals take such strange turns, including 1:30 a.m. airings on cable.


In follow-up, we look at why the WGA isn’t directly involved in the Gravity lawsuit, and how...

Feb 10, 2015

John and Craig do a deep dive on Tess Gerritsen’s lawsuit concerning Gravity, using the case as a way to talk about contracts, chain of title, adaptation and corporate ownership. Spoiler: It’s really complicated, but it’s really interesting too.


Both novelists and screenwriters will find a lot to discuss.



Feb 5, 2015

In this very-NSFW bonus episode, Craig and John sit down with writer-actress Rebel Wilson and author-columnist Dan Savage to talk sex, television, swearing, and poop. It’s 68 minutes of brand-new material you won’t hear anywhere else.


Huge thanks to our 1,000 premium subscribers for making it possible to do the...

Feb 3, 2015

John and Craig discuss exploding scripts and stock scenes. Then in the second half of the show, we welcome two very special guests.


Actress, writer and comedian Rebel Wilson joins us to talk about writing for television and Tall Poppy Syndrome.


Author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage tells us what he’d like to...