Best Screenplay podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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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
 
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Screenplay Mag
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Podcast by Screenplay
 
Story Analysts Daniel Calvisi, William Robert Rich and Steve Lam discuss screenplays and movies with detailed breakdowns of structure, using the Story Maps method. For screenwriters and movie fans alike, you can learn how the pros structure their major movies.
 
What do your favorite movies look like on paper? Do characters still read well without the actors behind them? Does the action read clear? Does the story even 'story' well?! Matt Dernlan and Hunter Rising ask all these questions and more each week on Screenplay Book Club. Every Thursday, the two amateur screenwriters break down a film script for its themes, principles, and a few things to consider all while peppering in jokes along the way.
 
Podcast by KiramidHead
 
The Screenplay Writers is a master class in writing screenplays by two screenplay writers who, between them, have crafted dozens upon dozens. And that doesn’t include the dozens more they’ve brainstormed. Join Ryan and Nathan as they share their vast stores of knowledge on the essential elements of a successful screenplay—as well as the challenges of the revered profession. Yeah, there are a few!
 
Bulletproof Screenplay® shows you how to make your screenplays bulletproof by interviewing the top screenwriters, story consultants & authors in the film industry. They discuss the craft and business of screenwriting. 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. Now get to writing!
 
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Screenplaying
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Screenplaying is a comedy podcast in which two friends take tiny, baffling prompts and turn them into full length feature films. Hosted by Brian Murray and Jared Robinson, two high-school students who got bored one day.
 
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Screen Players
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Justin and Chris rein act movie scenes from some of your favourite and not so favourite films while bringing them to a whole new light.
 
Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
 
What do your favorite movies look like on paper? Do characters still read well without the actors behind them? Does the action read clear? Does the story even 'story' well?! Matt Dernlan and Hunter Rising ask all these questions and more each week on Screenplay Book Club. Every Thursday, the two amateur screenwriters break down a film script for its themes, principles, and a few things to consider all while peppering in jokes along the way.
 
Jon and Robert try to sell Jon's screenplay
 
Two emerging screenwriters – Chas Fisher and Stuart Willis – try to work out what makes great screenplays work. Discovering what it takes by analysing what successful writers put on the page
 
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
 
One Sitting Screenplays is a comedy podcast hosted by David McWatters, Rhys Hakstol, and Dylan Girodat. In each episode a word or phrase is used as a base for creating an improvised screenplay full of laughs, bad character development, and very seldom smooth bass grooves.
 
FOR THE FANS IN THE MIDWEST, BUT HEARD FROM COAST TO COAST. THIS IS YOUR ANOTHER SCREEN PLAY CHIEFS PODCAST. YOUR HOME FOR EVERYTHING CHIEFS
 
Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriters and filmmakers alike about their creative process!
 
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UK Scriptwriters
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Tim Clague and Danny Stack talk about the UK scriptwriting scene - film, TV and new media.Get our book here - http://www.tinyurl.com/UKscripthandbook
 
Michigan Avenue Media /The World of Ink Network brings you shows on writing books and screenplays, self-help advice, movies,discussing relationships, publishing,health issues,marketing and consulting.We're in Chicago.My Home Town!
 
Screenwriting and the entertainment industry as it relates to filmmakers.
 
Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriters and filmmakers alike about their creative process!
 
The Last Website on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
 
The Script Reporter is all about the writer. Hosted by Joshua Stecker, former west coast editor of Script Magazine, The Script Reporter is a one-on-one interview podcast focusing on scribes from all aspects of the entertainment industry. From screenwriters to playwrights, comic book writers to novelists, and all parts in between, The Script Reporter brings you revealing, thought-provoking, educational and entertaining interviews with today’s working writers, all at the top of their game in i ...
 
Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
 
Smart Podcasts About The Stories You Love
 
How to adapt your novel into a screenplay that they will read.
 
Karel Segers talks about his adventures in the screenwriting and creativity.
 
TV writer Richard Lowe talks with writers about how they write and what drives them to pull their hair out. (New episodes currently on hiatus.)
 
Edinburgh-based writer Steve Borley interviews other writers - and people who work with writers - to learn from their experiences and insights.
 
The podcast where two film nerds REFUSE to simply enjoy the movie, and instead pull flawed movies apart and put them back together into something better.
 
Working Hollywood pros give writers the inside scoop on the craft and business of screenwriting. This podcast is brought to you by the CineStory Foundation, a Los Angeles-based, non-profit organization committed to the nurturing of outstanding visual storytellers from the United States and around the world.
 
There comes a time in every screenwriter's journey where they find themselves asking, "What the (bleep) am I doing?" This podcast is devoted to supporting the amateur screenwriter and their journey. Whether you've written zero scripts or one hundred, you are welcome here.
 
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Scripts & Scribes
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The free writing resource website created for writers, by writers.
 
The Black List Table Reads takes the best and most exciting screenplays Hollywood hasn't yet made, and turns them into movies, for your ears. Black List founder Franklin Leonard presents a new script every month read by a rotating cast of talented actors, along with interviews from the Hollywood screenwriting community and beyond. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EAR ...
 
Jack and Harrison break down the scripts of Hollywood that were never made or drastically changed.
 
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Joint Failures MP3
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Joint Failures is a weekly podcast that features engaging geek "chats". Tune in and stay a while and find your self engaged in a great conversation just like you'd have with your buddies. Joint Failures features little known comedy gems of the world, great deep tech discussion, sketches and a review of a beloved item from geek culture.
 
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Hollywood Binge
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Hollywood Binge is a weekly podcast that serves as companion guide helping to navigate through this golden age of' 'Peak TV' breaking down shows to watch, news, and a "Top 12 In-Show" list. And segments like "Meet the Nielsens" and "The Process."
 
Working together to make the world a better place is the theme of music video Circle from a Square by pupils at St Andrews Primary School in Weymouth working with artists from ScreenPLAY.Five artists worked across the school to combine song, dance, animation and movement in the film which will be used as a teaching resource across the UK and abroad by Jigsaw PSHE.
 
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Break It Down Show
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Jon Leon Guerrero, AND Pete A. Turner, talk with artists, authors, musicians, filmmakers, warriors, athletes and creators about their processes, challenges, origins, relationships that influenced their work, and what brings them to the place where they perform at their peak.
 
Hollywood's most unproducible scripts come alive!
 
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Hollywood Hollow
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Join Allen on his opinionated and occasionally controversial but always insightful and never, ever shallow entertainment podcast. Topics include everything from cinema, to television, to novels, to much, much more. How much more? Listen to find out.
 
Updates & analysis of all things story. From screenplays to novels to deep theoretical story structure, this podcast is aimed at providing the secrets to great storytelling.
 
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Show Your Work
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Duana and I have kicked off a new podcast series in which we discuss the work behind the gossip, the shows, the scripts, and the screenplays. Tune in weekly and let us know your thoughts at @laineygossip and @duanaelise on Twitter.
 
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Slapdash Scripts
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Slapdash Scripts is an exciting and unique podcast produced by Carson and Andrew. Before each episode, Carson, Andrew, or a guest writes a short screenplay in under two hours, given only a genre, character, and word as criteria. The ensuing script may be completely zany or surprisingly dark, but no one is sure until after the epic table read and ensuing review. New episodes come out every Monday! Don't forget to review and subscribe, as well as like Carson and Andrew on Facebook (facebook.co ...
 
This is an original Screenplay currently not optioned, adapted into an audio movie. The end goal is to have this made into a feature film. Thank you for listening,hope you enjoyed the content! More audio movies to come...Contact Info: biteheadfilms@gmail.com
 
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Sinema Story
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Art begets Life. Life informs Art. A circular dynamic that is constantly energized by the world of story and the visual medium of film and TV. This podcast is an exploration of this dynamic, the players, and the processes that underlie it all.
 
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Clubbing the movie
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a test-run with lots of info about the movie and what we're gonna do in future podcasts!
 
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Wunderkind!
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Griffith Stein is a film nerd working as a projectionist at The Studio... He can recite the shooting script for CITIZEN KANE by heart, but he's never had an original thought of his own... until he becomes the next Hollywood wunderkind!
 
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This week, we make some changes to a beloved cartoon mascot, both of us try to stall, and we dive into the water and talk about the fantastic script for the hit 1975 film, Jaws by Peter Benchley! Things to Consider: Crafting antagonists Building suspense Realizing a town Matt's Thing: Burnt Drive by Loudar Hunter's Thing: New York Times Spellin ...…
 
Maestro Mash - If you made an argument that Lennon and McCartney were the greatest songwriting team of all time, you'd get little if any dissent. Today's #AlbumFight episode is Paul McCartney's Band On The Run vs John Lennon's solo opus Imagine. Our guest co-host today is BIDS judge and Benicia Resident Brian Theis. Our guest judge today is 3x ...…
 
This week we have a returning guest, screenwriting guru Michael Hauge. On this episode, he discussed The Six Stages of Character Development. A very eye-opening episode. These videos on screenplay structure are from his best selling online course: Story and Screenwriting Blueprint - The Hero's Two Journeys.In more than 4½ hours of lecture, disc ...…
 
Kandak Patron - Today we offer the brain of Dr. Brian R Price. By chance, Brian, a long time friend of Pete's was in LA working on a project for a few hours. Pete rushed over the Brian's swanky hotel and grabbed a quick show discussing their work and experience in Afghanistan. This show is heavy on Afghan theory and discussion, but it's fascina ...…
 
John and Craig welcome Liz Hannah (screenwriter of The Post) to explore where movies come from, be it real life, storytelling social media sites, or all-powerful comic book IP. How do these story sources affect the writer’s relationship with the material and with the audience? We also follow up on the meaning of “Jackman Shot” and answer listen ...…
 
John and Craig welcome Liz Hannah (screenwriter of The Post) to explore where movies come from, be it real life, storytelling social media sites, or all-powerful comic book IP. How do these story sources affect the writer’s relationship with the material and with the audience? We also follow up on the meaning of “Jackman Shot” and answer listen ...…
 
Power Maker - Tommy DeLago, this episode's guest, grew up in Benica, CA, Pete's hometown. When it comes to making power, putting it down and going fast, there's basically nobody who's more qualified than Tommy; and that's pretty fucking cool. Most of us dream about creating our own Grease Lightning and racing Thunder Road. Today we talk to the ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 235: Oklahoma Filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt Talks About His New Sci-fi feature, The Jurassic Games' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director/Producer Ryan Bellgardt talks about his career in Oklahoma and how he’s been able to build a career in the entertainment business far from Hollywood. We talk through th ...…
 
Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews writer Joey Hartstone and director Rob Reiner about Shock and Awe. Download my podcast here Copyright © Unlikely Films, Inc. 2018. All rights reserved.By yogoldsmith@gmail.com (Jeff Goldsmith).
 
Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews writer Joey Hartstone and director Rob Reiner about Shock and Awe. Download my podcast here Copyright © Unlikely Films, Inc. 2018. All rights reserved.By yogoldsmith@gmail.com (Jeff Goldsmith).
 
Next Era - In Part 2, Mark Pellington sits with Jon and Pete and discusses his closure. Much of his past work has dealt with loss in his life. His parents and wife's passing were running themes over the past 13 or more years. With his grieving completed, Mark is realizing he must create more than ever, and fill the last 15 years of production w ...…
 
This week, we have a sudden realization about slushies, talk about our recent food innovations, and we break into one of the highest grossing movies ever as we discuss James Cameron's Avatar! Things to Consider: Peace vs. power Building a world How to write a love story Matt's Thing: Won't You Be My Neighbor Hunter's Thing: Sea of Rust by C. Ro ...…
 
This week, we have a sudden realization about slushies, talk about our recent food innovations, and we break into one of the highest grossing movies ever as we discuss James Cameron's Avatar! Things to Consider: Peace vs. power Building a world How to write a love story Matt's Thing: Won't You Be My Neighbor Hunter's Thing: Sea of Rust by C. Ro ...…
 
In a battle of two of the greatest to ever put their hands on their respective instruments, this week the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn and his album In Step lines up across from the living legend Stevie Wonder and his album Talking Book. It's an epic Album Fight for the ages. Which Stevie emerges the victor? Listen in and find out.…
 
Hereditary script analysis podcast with Jacob Krueger. Learn from the movie Hereditary how the first and last image of your script relate to screenplay structure.
 
This week we’ll be talking about Hereditary written and directed by Ari Aster. I want to start by talking about the first image of this film. So, if you’re worried about spoilers, we will get to some spoilers later, but you can listen to the beginning of this podcast without concern. The first image of Hereditary is the most important […] The p ...…
 
Maker Share - Mark Pellington is an established Hollywood director. He's made movies like the Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road, The Last Word and Nostalgia. He's also the director of videos we all know and love: U2-One, Pearl Jam-Jeremy, INXS-Beautiful Girl, Alice in Chains-Rooster, Demi Lovato-Tell Me You Love Me...suffice to say, he's a big ...…
 
John and Craig discuss the power of point of view in scripts and how the choice of which characters have storytelling power changes how we experience a movie. Point of view has a meaningful role in creating mystery, expanding scale, elevating characters, and energizing a story. We also answer listener questions about “Jackman shots,” renaming a ...…
 
John and Craig discuss the power of point of view in scripts and how the choice of which characters have storytelling power changes how we experience a movie. Point of view has a meaningful role in creating mystery, expanding scale, elevating characters, and energizing a story. We also answer listener questions about “Jackman shots,” renaming a ...…
 
Full Spectrum - What makes this show incredible is the ground commander, Scott Huesing, who acts with blind faith that the intel collector, Michele Rigby Assad, has done their job well are in the same room talking. CIA operator talks to Marine Commander during the battle of Ramadi. Both Michele and Scott were in Iraq at the same time, working o ...…
 
Lit manager Chris Cook of Skyway Entertainment explains things that make a potential client more attractive and red flags that make reps think twice about signing a writer, the ins and outs of staffing season, discrimination facing screenwriters and much more. Video Podcast: Audio Podcast:
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 234: Filmmakers Jamison M. LoCascio And Adam Ambrosio Talk About Their New Indy Drama, Sunset' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Jamison M. LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio talk about their student films, their production company, and their latest feature film, Sunset, a sci-fi drama about people facing the possibilit ...…
 
The 300 - We couldn't finagle Gerard Butler, or heck even Gerard Depardieu for our 300th, instead we had Best-Selling author, Scott Huesing sit down with Pete and have a chat about 300 episodes and what they see on the horizon. Scott gets Pete to open up and tell us new tales and give us insight into how BIDS is created and what he's got in sto ...…
 
An in-depth look at the narrative thematics driving these two classic films. For this, our special 64th episode, we explore the storyforms found in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Using the Dramatica theory of story as a basis for our analysis, we find two separate narratives in Empire: one that focuses on psychology as a basis ...…
 
This week, Matt and Hunter come up with a new chicken wing, we discuss ideas for a top ten podcast, and we start our summer blockbuster month by reading John Rogers' script for Prime Directive, more familiarly known as 2007's Transformers! Things to Consider: A cast of characters Converging on a point Sitting down to write a movie Matt's Thing: ...…
 
This week, Matt and Hunter come up with a new chicken wing, we discuss ideas for a top ten podcast, and we start our summer blockbuster month by reading John Rogers' script for Prime Directive, more familiarly known as 2007's Transformers! Things to Consider: A cast of characters Converging on a point Sitting down to write a movie Matt's Thing: ...…
 
KiramidHead discusses an early script by Alien writer Dan O'Bannon.Shelved Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1qHNsOAx206RXFL7dsSEKQContact: screenplayarchaeology@outlook.comwww.spacemonkeymafiastudios.net/http://www.manic-expression.com/https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/screenplay-archaeology-podcast/id1116441089?mt=2www.stitcher.com ...…
 
Tree Boxer - Today's #AlbumFight is a battle of GRAMMY of the Year winners, the Joshua Tree vs Bridge Over Troubled Water, that's right U2 vs Simon and Garfunkel's biggest albums. S&G feature 11 strong tunes including The Boxer and Cecelia: U2 offers Bullet the Blue Sky, Where the Streets Have No Name and With or Without You. As always Richard ...…
 
For screenwriters, navigating the shark-infested waters of the Hollywood system can be a daunting task. You never know what the producer or studio is looking for. How do you pitch your story properly? So many questions. I hope today's guest can help guide you a bit through those waters.Scott Myers has been a professional Hollywood screenwriter ...…
 
On our season finale: The announcement of Greta Gerwig's probable cast for Little Women, including Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, and Meryl Streep has us doing the unthinkable... yawning. Plus we talk about how Alison Brie is desperately trying to Show Her Work and why Mia Wasikowska's way of doing things might be better work if you can get it. Las ...…
 
Meeting Haydn - In Pt 1 of our conversation with Dr. Bob and Cole. We covered the basics. Pt 2 we talk about Dr. Bob's inspiration on us, while Dr. Bob refers to his past mentors and what they drove him to create. As we conclude this meeting, we're struck by the significance of Cole and Dr. Bob meeting. Like Haydn and Mozart in Vienna...two mas ...…
 
John and Craig debate and defend one of the most-maligned elements of screenwriting: Exposition. How do you tell an audience what they need to know without being labeled a hack? We offer tips for getting viewers up to speed without them realizing they’re getting fed exposition. We also follow up on screenplay competitions, the psychology of tox ...…
 
John and Craig debate and defend one of the most-maligned elements of screenwriting: Exposition. How do you tell an audience what they need to know without being labeled a hack? We offer tips for getting viewers up to speed without them realizing they’re getting fed exposition. We also follow up on screenplay competitions, the psychology of tox ...…
 
Dissection Introduction - Cole Cuchna went to the Sac State School of Music as a musician without the ability to read musical charts. Knowing he could play, but lacking the theory, history...he simultaneously attended school and consumed all of Dr. Greenberg's lectures in order to develop a mastery of musical history, theory etc. It worked. He ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 233: Screenwriter And Director Asif Akbar Talks About His New Sci-Fi Thriller, Astro' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Screenwriter, director, and producer Asif Akbar talks about the early days of his career and how it lead him to his latest feature film, Astro. The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stit ...…
 
This week's album fight features an artist many consider to be the best to touch a mic squaring off against a band that shaped a piece of the musical landscape of the 80s. Illmatic by Nas meets Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears in what will be a drag out brawl. Our special guest judge is Dan Ruppert who brings the insight of a lyricis ...…
 
This week, we are going to be looking at Deadpool 2 by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and a new addition to the writing team, Ryan Reynolds. If you missed my podcast on the original Deadpool, you might want to check that out as well, because one of the things that is exciting about Deadpool 2 is the way it manages to […] The post DEADPOOL 2: Where ...…
 
Jacob Krueger talks about the role of tone in genre, and how the writers of Deadpool controlled the tone to handle heavy topics in such a lighthearted way.
 
This week, we pose a new idea for Jurassic Park, we embrace our millennial culture talking about awards, and then we do our best not to sing along to any songs found in Irene Mecchi & Jonathan Roberts' script for The Lion King! Things to Consider: Writing for children Any, and then he grew up Sequences Songs! Matt's Thing: Caliphate Hunter's Th ...…
 
This week, we pose a new idea for Jurassic Park, we embrace our millennial culture talking about awards, and then we do our best not to sing along to any songs found in Irene Mecchi & Jonathan Roberts' script for The Lion King! Things to Consider: Writing for children Any, and then he grew up Sequences Songs! Matt's Thing: Caliphate Hunter's Th ...…
 
How do systems pressure your characters to change? This is Part Four (!!) of our Five Part Epic Exploration into antagonists forces and sources of conflict. In this episode we explore "system/world/society" antagonists. While stereotypically associated with science-fiction, these sources of conflict are found across genres. To that end, we talk ...…
 
U2 Doctor - Though not the type of doctor that can save lives, Dr. Chris Endrinal may just save your soul. Dr. Chris' dissertation focused on the Form and Style in the Music of U2. By focusing his study on U2's as a creative force, Chris was left wanting more, realizing the depth of the Dubliner's music required continued study and given the st ...…
 
Ever wanted to learn the dark craft of being able to pitch your story idea successfully? Stephanie Palmer has made it her life's mission to help people do just that. Stephanie Palmer is a former MGM Pictures executive and best-selling author of the book "Good in a Room: How To Sell Yourself (And Your Ideas) And Win Over Any Audience"Stephanie P ...…
 
Sports screenplays are all about athletics, and about crafting an inspirational speech from the coach to deliver to her or his players around three-quarters of the way through the screenplay. And also about the training montage. Nathan and Ryan do script surgery on “Dodgeball,” and Ryan pitches his idea, “Life Hacker,” a MacGuyver for modern times.…
 
The Pony - Today we present our friend Jim DeFelice. Who's written a hell of a book called, West Like Lightning. Jim sat with Jon and Pete at Steamers in Old Sac at the beginning of the annual Pony Express re-ride to Missouri. They discuss the book which The book flows in a collected canter with the news of the Lincoln election as the Pony trav ...…
 
John welcomes Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Homeward Bound) to talk about her experience writing animated features, from the parallel processes of writing and production to her paltry paycheck for Beauty and the Beast. They consider the blurring lines between live-action and hyperrealistic CGI, as well as the history of ...…
 
John welcomes Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Homeward Bound) to talk about her experience writing animated features, from the parallel processes of writing and production to her paltry paycheck for Beauty and the Beast. They consider the blurring lines between live-action and hyperrealistic CGI, as well as the history of ...…
 
This week: The sexy celebrity money stories often involve how they spend it… or lose it. But we’re turned on by the work of managing it and managing it well. From suddenly-celeb showrunners to authors and accountants, the showbiz jobs that used to be considered unsexy are getting their share of the spotlight – this is the work that makes celebr ...…
 
Texas Hero - Today we feature author Chris Hernandez. Chris is a combat warrior who's served in a variety of roles while deployed. He ran a Tactical HUMINT Team which essentially makes this a #spyvsspy episode with Pete doing the hosting duties. Chris hails from Texas and has written 3 novels with 1 in the works. He's a Tactical 16 author...we ...…
 
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