Aug 30, 2016
John and Craig discuss obstacles, those things your characters hate but desperately need.
We also follow up on the great Peter Dodd episode and answer listener questions on writing action, anecdotes as IP and other topics.
Aug 23, 2016
Craig and John speak with agent Peter Dodd about what he looks for in a writer client, and how he sees the relationships between writers and agents and managers and executives.
We ask all the questions: How does he find new writers? Do competitions matter? How about query letters? And once he has a script in his hands,...
Aug 16, 2016
John and Craig introduce “The 100 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Screenwriting,” a curation of questions from screenwriting.io.
We also take on the Three Page Challenge, with stories from Sinaloa, Mexico to the mind of Mark Twain.
Aug 9, 2016
John and Craig apply the principles of Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” to screenwriting. How can screenwriters learn to let go of beloved scenes, characters, and entire scripts?
We also answer listener questions, including the recent plagiarism ruling in favor of John Carpenter in a French...
Aug 2, 2016
Craig and guest host Mike Birbiglia discuss Mike’s new film, Don’t Think Twice, a comedy about life as an improv performer. The two explore the current state of independent film and the challenges facing aspiring filmmakers.
Craig and Mike also answer listener questions, including one on assassinating a fictional...