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Aug 25, 2020

John and Craig talk to an audience of development executives about the experience of getting notes as a writer. They cover why these conversations kick in our fight or flight responses, how to frame notes through story, and ways to motivate writers towards a creative vision.

We take questions from the audience and...

Aug 18, 2020

John and Craig skip heroes and villains to examine the villain’s accomplices and how to write them more believably.

We also answer listener questions, parcel out some umbrage, and discuss updates between the agencies and the WGA.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we talk tips for travel during the...

Aug 11, 2020

John talks with writer-director Lorene Scafaria and costume designer Mitchell Travers about their collaboration on Hustlers, and how to think visually about story.

We discuss locations, production design, cinematography, and choreography with a major focus on pre-production.

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

Aug 4, 2020

John and Craig talk action! It’s an all-craft episode about how words on the page become high-adrenaline events on the screen.

We also follow up on WGA news and agency lay-offs.

In our bonus segment for premium members we try to discuss the Emmys but mostly talk about teenage girls’ obsession with...