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Oct 6, 2020

John and Craig welcome back Rachel Bloom (co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) to talk about songwriting–both the creative process and the business of writing songs for film and television.

We also discuss a new report about sexual harassment in Hollywood and ageism in the industry.

Finally, in our bonus...


Sep 29, 2020

John and Craig examine what happens when characters talk over each other, and the best ways for writers to think about these moments and portray them on the page.

We also follow up on delayed movies, mergers, and assistant pay.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss Halloween (the holiday, not...


Sep 22, 2020

John and Craig tackle loglines: what they are, how people write them, and why screenwriters shouldn’t worry all that much about them.

We also discuss updates on the WGA agency deal and listener questions on lawyers, options, and ASL.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss gaming...


Sep 15, 2020

John welcomes back screenwriter Ryan Knighton (In the Dark) to discuss taking out a project as a pitch versus just writing it as a spec.

Then we hear from listeners about the ideas they’re considering pitching vs speccing and offer our advice. We also look at the Academy’s new requirements for Best Picture, and...


Sep 8, 2020

John and Craig talk about the words we use when referring to people or groups of people — and why those words keep changing. Nic Novicki of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge joins us to discuss writing inclusive storylines and characters.

We also discuss single-use characters, WGA elections, and follow up on...