Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Aug 31, 2021

John and Craig take a look at the WGA East elections, specifically the debate over who the WGA should represent and how to prepare for new trends in digital media.

We revisit predictions we made about superhero movies and break down logical fallacies in a follow up to our conspiracy discussion. We also answer listener...

Aug 24, 2021

John welcomes back writer/producer Kelly Marcel (Venom, Cruella) for an action-packed episode. They break down a scene on the page, and then Kelly walks John through how she adapts and rewrites scenes in real time on set.

We also discuss writing scripts with a star and why you should always cast your movies before...

Aug 17, 2021

John and Craig host another round of the Three Page Challenge, analyzing a range of listener submissions from scripts set in rural Japan to Manhattan strip clubs. They discuss establishing setting, grounding big characters, and introducing narration.

We also take a look at the lecture scene: how it can fall flat and...

Aug 10, 2021

John and Craig examine why and how writers need to make bad things happen to their characters, and the ways in which hero suffering differs between features and television.

We also answer listener questions about WGA jurisdiction, becoming a signatory, timing a script for television, and why all scripts aren’t...

Aug 3, 2021

John and Craig zoom out to analyze how the cultural context affects the perception of a movie, and the choices writers have to make.

We look at vaccine mandates for productions and answer listener questions about cheesy writing, zombie references, and diversity fellowships.

Finally in our bonus segment for premium...