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May 26, 2020

John and Craig welcome back Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Your Place or Mine) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) to share how we’re thinking about the future of film and television production.

We talk about possible plans for getting back to set, how movies might change to adapt...

May 19, 2020

John and Craig welcome back Lawrence Kasdan for a deep dive on The Empire Strikes Back to celebrate this iconic film’s 40th anniversary.

We talk about the inspiration behind Yoda, keeping the Skywalker/Darth Vader connection a secret, and balancing competing storylines. We also take a look at Kasdan’s original...

May 12, 2020

John and Craig offer guidance on how to “flip the script” on tropes without landing on your face.

We also answer listener questions about phone numbers, sluglines and short films.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss our personal video game histories and the possibility that John was raised...

May 5, 2020

John and Craig propose a challenge for every screenwriter: only write interesting scenes. They discuss why following this precept is so important and offer tips for implementing it proactively.

We also answer listener questions about set pieces, virtual rooms, and juggling multiple projects.

In our bonus segment for...