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A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.
 
The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ...
 
Rather than looking at movies in terms of "two thumbs up" or "two thumbs down" Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at WriteYourScreenplay.com 831588
 
The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast shows you how to make your screenplays bulletproof. Weekly interviews with Oscar® and Emmy® award winning screenwriters, story specialists, best-selling authors, Hollywood agents and managers, and industry insiders. We cover every aspect of the screenwriting process. This is the screenwriting podcast for the rest of us. No fluff. No BS. Just straight talk that will help you on your screenwriting journey. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning ...
 
This is the Official Page for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw writer, director and in demand TV/Film producer and currently the Director of Development at Ben Watkins' Blue Monday Prods. Hilliard and his amazing team drop industry bombs in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that delivers nuthin’ but REAL TALK… from real working writers… while at the same time… puttin’ you on game! With co-host - director/writer/cinephile - Christopher B. ...
 
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London Writers' Salon

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London Writers' Salon

Parul Bavishi, Matthew Trinetti

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What does it take to launch, grow and sustain a successful career as a writer? Listen in each week as Matt & Parul, two friends and founders of the London Writers' Salon, sit down with a writer they admire – from best-selling novelists to popular bloggers, award-winning playwrights, journalists, poets, and more – to explore the mindset, practical tools, craft secrets and creative practices they use to write well, publish often, and build successful and sustainable writing careers.
 
Welcome to The Social Screenwriters Podcast! Hosted by me, Andy Compton (Screenwriter, Director, idiot). In this podcast, I‘ll be interviewing fellow screenwriters that I‘ve met on Twitter to discuss their path into screenwriting, thoughts on craft, and navigating the business-side of the industry. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music. Give us a follow and stay tuned!
 
Welcome to The Screenwriting Life, a podcast where Oscar-nominated writer Meg LeFauve and Emmy-nominated writer Lorien McKenna discuss not only the craft and business of Screenwriting, but also the emotional life: the ups and downs of being a creative, to remind you that you are not alone and to keep writing. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thescreenwritinglife/support
 
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Story Nerd

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Story Nerd

Melanie Hill, Valerie Francis

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The Story Nerd Podcast demystifies story theory so writers spend less time studying and more time writing. Literary editors and writers, Valerie Francis and Melanie Hill, analyze a film a week as an example of a storytelling principle. The show focuses on concepts common to all stories across film, television, novels and screenplays.
 
Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing hosted by directors. Each week we interview filmmakers on writing, cinematography, development and acting to learn how to build a successful career as a filmmaker in the Hollywood industry. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Welcome to Karate in the Garage! We’re two industry professionals that revisit the movies that made us want to be in the business, and discuss if they're Better Remembered or Remembered Better. Along the way, we'll mix it up with newer movies, special guests, as well as our weekly Kickstart show every Monday to start off your week!
 
Matt Bird (author of "The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers") and James Kennedy (author of the novel "The Order of Odd-Fish") have raucous debates about the craft of novel writing, screenwriting, storytelling (and anything else they want to fight about!) Through their discussion you will learn how to be a better storyteller.
 
Join journalist Kirk McElhearn as he interviews writers of all kinds about their processes, routines, and how they use Scrivener, the app dedicated to long-form writing. In the first half of the show, writers share their experiences and their different approaches to getting words down on the page; in the second half, they get into the specifics of how they use Scrivener to help them. Whether you’re a Scrivener user or just interested in writing, this podcast has something for you.
 
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The crippling student debt crisis in America threatens college the financial freedom of many students. According to Forbes 2020 student loan debt statistics, there are 45 million borrowers who collectively owe nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. and student loan debt is now the second-highest consumer debt category - behind only m…
 
Rob & Kay talk to Megan Rees about pitching after she got some great advice, recently, from some Hollywood screenwriter Big Shots on her TV pilot, Hot Town. Our Weekly Resource: Megan was recently featured pitching her screenplay on the Screenwriting Life Podcast with Meg LeFauve (and guest Joe Forte) where she, and others who participated, got gre…
 
In this episode, Hilliard, Chris and Lynelle talk about some of our favorite screenwriting techniques and spend some time talking about the first three episodes of the new HBO series THE LAST OF US! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Patreon! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember…
 
The Great Hollywood rewrite is back and has evolved a little bit... Join Brad and John on the first episode of season 2, and the first-ever Pitchisode, where the rewrite pair discuss their dream sequels, which have never come to pass. The Great Hollywood Rewrite is now an audio exclusive, so keep it here for all future pitchisodes, as well as some …
 
Logline - James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort's perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence and surreal horrors. Geoffrey is joined by screenwriter Katie Presto as they break down and analyze all of the subtextual visuals and …
 
Drs. Rosanne Welch and Sarah Clark discuss The Monkees “Son of a Gypsy” episode on the Zilch Podcast’s Monkees 101 Series In my side hobby, I work on the Monkees 101 segment for the Zilch podcast by recording analysis of each individual episode of the show alongside my fellow Dr., Dr. Sarah Clark, a Library Dean in Pennsylvania. Our latest episode …
 
Dustin Lance Black is an Oscar-winning writer/director, known for writing the films like Milk and J. Edgar, in addition to creating the award-winning 2022 crime miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven, starring Andrew Garfield. Black is a fierce LGBTQ rights advocate, serving as a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, and…
 
This week, Matt & Oren chat with James Genn about the ins and outs of directing TV! Matt's Endorsement: Paul T Goldman Oren's Endorsement: Daniel Lablle James' Endorsement: The Friedkin Connection Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show. Send feedback or questions to @justshootitpod or justshootitpod@gmail.com. Follow Matt…
 
DZ-96: Ensembles 1 - What do we mean by an ensemble? How can the same story feel different when you have more characters? In the first part of our series on ensembles, Chas, Stu and Mel start by laying the groundwork for our future episodes. And we begin by asking the seemingly innocuous question: ‘what do we mean by calling a story an ensemble?’ A…
 
Hey there, everybody! Today on the show, I'm talking to Josh Guffey, screenwriter and director behind the new crime thriller, ALL GONE WRONG, starring Jake Kaufman and Tony Todd, who you might know from MF'in CANDYMAN (1992). It's an indie feature shot here in my home city of St. Louis on some Sony DSLRs and they stretched every dollar of modest bu…
 
Written by screenwriter Dana Stevens, The Woman King is a historical epic about an all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to the 19th centuries. The film is set in the 1820s and stars Viola Davis who is tasked with training the next generation of young warriors. Stevens chatted with Final Draft ab…
 
Want to keep the middle of your story from sagging? In this episode, Valerie reveals the one thing writers need to understand about the second act and its function in a story. While Valerie and Melanie agree on the genre for this movie, they disagree about whether the film works as a whole. What do you think? Learn more about Valerie's upcoming web…
 
Today on the show, we’re joined by Samuel D. Hunter – playwright-turned-screenwriter of moving new drama, The Whale. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the film tells the tale of Charlie (Brendan Fraser) – a reclusive former teacher who developed destructive eating habits following a devastating past tragedy. With seemingly days to live, Charlie despera…
 
John and Craig welcome back writer/producer/director Aline Brosh McKenna ahead of her feature directorial debut “Your Place Or Mine.” Aline discusses how tech has changed Hollywood and finding new creative challenges. We also talk about streaming news, platform mergers, and follow up on script consultants. Megana asks about professional ambitions a…
 
Author Gothataone Moeng joins Daniel Ford on the show to chat about her debut short story collection Call and Response. To learn more about Gothataone Moeng, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter. Writer's Bone is proudly sponsored by Libro.fm, Pop Literacy, The Thoughtful Bro, and A Mighty Blaze podcast.…
 
It's the first KS of February and like Molly Ringwald's period in For Keeps, it's late! Enjoy! ------------------ As always, and maybe even more than ever, here are some mental health resources for North America: United States https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The Suicide Hotline phone numbe…
 
We complete the story arc for Jack Ryan, a man without a family. The game ends as brilliantly as it started. Casen had to do this episode remote for a few reasons, but will be back in studio for the first podcast of our next series. Please leave a like and a comment if you feel so inclined. Thank you!…
 
John and Megana chat about the start of the 2023 WGA negotiations. John defines terms like the AMPTP, MBA, and Pattern of Demands, and offers an overview on what the process will look like for the next few months. John also answers listener questions on writers who are trying to break in and what a strike might mean for support staff. Links: Find m…
 
Ali and special guest, Harry Mackin, discuss the masterpiece series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. You want to hear our thoughts on the show's themes of valuing mentors, embracing the dichotomy of ourselves, finding your destiny and looking inside yourself for the answers? What about the reasons…
 
I am not an animal!!! The David Lynch Deep Dive continues with his second feature film, an historical biopic centered around John Merrick, a young man in 19th Century England with striking birth and genetic defects that made him treated as a freakshow, whether in the circus or in a hospital. It's a surprisingly conventional, normal, straightforward…
 
Support our show while also getting a discount on the best internet protection possible by visiting https://nordvpn.com/aboutmovies ! Does Ruben Östlund's "Triangle of Sadness" fit within our circle of trust? Join us on the poop deck as we dissect class structures and open endings. As always you can book a ticket aboard the SS TOPAM by emailing onl…
 
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Little Miss Sunshine, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3YkSIs4 Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla …
 
Jay Clouse (@Jay Clouse), entrepreneur, writer and host of The Creative Elements Podcast, on how to find your niche, become a professional creator and build your creative platform. We discuss the role of a creative platform and how to charge for your services without guilt. Plus, the importance of experimentation, finding and succeeding in your cre…
 
In this panel discussion, producers Beth Bruckner O'Brien and Sandra Leviton will give a behind-the-curtain perspective on what it takes to find, acquire, steam-roll, and eventually produce a great project—also some tips on what you can do to get your work into the proper hands (aka: producers). Leave no rock unturned … [Recorded October 19, 2022] …
 
I read an article the other day about a filmmaker who spent the better part of a decade trying to finish a movie due to unforeseen circumstances and spiral depression. I was immediately intrigued because that's part of the package that this line of work comes with that we don't talk about as much. So, I brought on the award-winning filmmaker and wr…
 
BAM! Here it is. Our tardy and final entry for our January Dumpings month with Dominic Sena's Season of the Witch with KITG's "mascot" Nicolas Cage! This 2011 romp also features Ron Pearlman, Robert Sheehan, and featuring Claire Foy. It's the 13th century and there are witches and plagues and boils and puss and death and swords and priests and a wh…
 
Transcript: “The Simpsons” has been on the air for 30 years because they’re cartoons. Bart Simpson will never grow beyond the age of nine right? So that’s brilliant for them. Brilliant for all the actors who signed on to this and as we know this was actually a little five minute piece in the Tracy Ullman show. So again an English influence in the U…
 
"You realize of course that we could never be friends." For Episode 250, Brandon and Thomas are starting their Rom-Com series with one of the best of all time, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... Listen as we discuss how the movie went from a basic idea to a classic of the genre. Check out our new Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/cinenation Contact Us: Fa…
 
On this week's Screenwriters Rewatch, Helen and Lorna rewatch The Matrix to see if it deserves a place in the vaults of The Script Department. Subscribe and ring the notification bell for daily screenwriting videos. Subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss anything from our network of podcasts: https://youtube.com/c/TheScriptDepartment Visit our …
 
It’s thirty years to the day since a grouchy weatherman named Phil Connors found himself reliving the same day over and over again in Groundhog Day – a comedy that’s timeless in more ways than one. On today’s episode, we're joined by the film’s writer, Danny Rubin, as we delve into his initial screenplay for the iconic time-loop farce, which became…
 
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Colin West. Our guest, Colin West is the Writer/Director of the Sci-Fi Comedy feature Linoleum (2022) starring Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn. They talk about that movie and how he went from making short films to features. The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android […]…
 
Today on the show we have writer, director and actress Carlson Young. Carlson is the creator of the new film The Blazing World. Ever since Margaret (Carlson Young) was six years old, she has been haunted by the memory of watching her sister drown during an explosive fight between her parents. As a young woman, she slides further into her twisted in…
 
What on earth can novelists learn from a musical? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. Cinematically, this is a beautiful film, there's oodles of subtext, and yes, the music is lovely. The story itself? Well, it's kinda thin. And this is the problem many novelists have ... we spend too much time on the polish and not enough time on the substance. Fo…
 
After decades as a corporate executive for a financial services firm, Bill Thompson retired and became a bestselling author of archeological thrillers. Show notes: Bill Thompson My Second Act: Bestselling Novelist Bill Thompson's books Kindle ebook royalties Kindle Unlimited royalties Kevin Kelly, 1,000 True Fans Daniel Silva books Learn more about…
 
We are finally going to meet Andrew Ryan in this episode... or are we? Atlas gives a lot of promises but... who really is Atlas anyways? And how did our plane crash at the beginning of the game? This and more in another exciting episode of the State of the Arc Podcast! Please leave a like and a comment if you feel so inclined. Thank you!…
 
John and Craig take a look at ‘writer fingerprints.’ They break down how idiosyncratic choices make up an individual’s style on-the-page and offer advice on how to mimic someone else’s voice. Follow up includes pet rock, a defense of script consultants, the preface page in Tár, and the anti-“actually” mindset. In our bonus segment for premium membe…
 
This week, inspired by a Twitter thread by Christopher Cramer (who we have on the show with us), Kay and Rob talk the everyday screenwriter, and how our stories overlap and how we interact with our family, who don't always see us for the artists/creatives that we really are. Our Weekly Resource: Found a new YouTube channel called “The Media Insider…
 
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