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Jun 30, 2020

John and Craig examine how and why it can be necessary to collapse scenes in a rewrite.

They also follow-up on returning to production, portrayals of police on screen and assistant pay.We then welcome Michelle Amor, Hilliard Guess, and Bianca Sams —  co-chairs of the WGA West’s Committee of Black Writers —  to...

Jun 23, 2020

John and Craig welcome writer and performer Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, A Black Lady Sketch Show) to discuss comedy and variety shows — how they’re written and how to get a job writing them.

We also talk about studio diversity programs, why additional training can send the wrong message, and...

Jun 16, 2020

John and Craig follow up and give updates on the many topics we’ve been talking about the past few weeks, including police on screen, assistant pay, short seasons and restarting production.

We also hear from a past Three-Page participant on their experience post-challenge and cover highlights from the...

Jun 9, 2020

John and Craig discuss how police and policing are portrayed on screen, and writers’ responsibilities to thoughtfully reflect society.

Then, we answer listener questions about freaking out in meetings, how we deal with feedback, and whether to write books or movies.

And in our bonus segment for premium members,...

Jun 3, 2020

John and Craig explore that icky feeling something’s wrong with your script and what to do about it. They also discuss the difference between story and screenplay, both as official WGA categories and how we use those terms everyday.

We follow up on French hours, whether you should send editable documents to producers,...