Best Screenplay podcasts we could find (Updated October 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
 
Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast takes your screenwriting to the next level by showing 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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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.
 
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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!
 
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
 
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
 
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This week we’re going to be talking about BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott. When I first went out to see BlacKkKlansman, my hope was that I was going to be able to do a podcast about how to write a movie for a political change— to talk about the confluence of race and politics […] The post BlacKk ...…
 
Jacob Krueger shows you how to adapt a true life story, without falling into the many pitfalls of adaptation, using both the strengths and weaknesses of BlacKkKlansman as a model.
 
All screenwriters have to deal with rejection, even the best of us. In life and in screenplay writing, it’s something we have to confront and move past. Good lesson. Nathan and Ryan do script surgery on “The Nun” and Ryan pitches “Worlds Collide” in Logline Cage Match.
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 248: Screenwriter Craig Walendziak Talks About How He Broke In While Living Far From Hollywood' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Screenwriter Craig Walendziak has had a number of recent screenwriting successes both with spec scripts and getting writing assignments, and seeing some of these films make it into pr ...…
 
Today's guest is author Daniel Calvisi. Dan wrote the book Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. He breaks down stories and shows you how to map out your own by analyzing how the masters construct their screenplays. Here's a bit more on today's guest.Daniel Calvisi is a story analyst, speaker, screenwriter and an author. He is a former S ...…
 
KiramidHead and Christian discuss three scripts written during the nine year gap between Rob Zombie's Halloween II and the 2018 reboot.Shelved Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1qHNsOAx206RXFL7dsSEKQContact: screenplayarchaeology@outlook.comwww.spacemonkeymafiastudios.net/http://www.manic-expression.com/https://itunes.apple.com/us/podc ...…
 
To be a successful screenplay writer, you need to have a system to manage your time, team and resources. Nathan goes through all the apps he uses for that purpose, while Ryan discusses the course he is taking. The guys do script surgery on “The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” which brings up a Hare’s Rule: Be literal with your title. Nathan p ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 247: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Actor Josh Folan Talks About His Numerous Recent Projects' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Actor Josh Folan talks about how he’s been able to push numerous productions across the finish line recently. Josh has written and produced several pro ...…
 
The wait is over! This is what I've been working on for months. May I introduce you to IFHTV (Indie Film Hustle TV), the world's first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters, creatives and content creators.I wanted to create a place where film creatives and storytellers could be informed and inspired, no matter where you lived ...…
 
Screenplay writers need to deal with criticism. They need to be able to take it, they need to be able to give it—constructively. The only way to make your screenplay writing better is to listen to criticism, then ignore it and forge your own path. The guys introduce their Ice Cream Sandwich criticism method. They do script surgery on “A Star is ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 246: Producer Jeffrey Giles Talks About Writing For The Independent Film Market' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Producer Jeffrey Giles talks about his career as an independent producer, sales agent, and distributor, and how screenwriters can successfully write for this market. Jeffrey was the producer who hir ...…
 
Today on the show we have Lucy V. Hay from Bang2Write. Lucy is an author and script editor, living in Devon with her husband, three children, and six cats. Lucy is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation (2012) and Assassin (2015) both starring Danny Dyer.In addition to script reading and writing her own novels, Lucy also blogs about ...…
 
Passion is why we get up in the morning to try to make a lot of money writing critically acclaimed blockbuster screenplays that linger in the popular consciousness. Bottom line: it's all about passion—and so is the bottom line. Nathan and Ryan discuss the Hare's Rule "Put passion on the page, or flop." They perform script surgery on "Peppermint ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 245: Screenwriter Erik Bork Talks About His New Screenwriting Book And The Lessons He Teaches In It' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Screenwriter and producer Erik Bork (Band of Brothers) talks about the new screenwriting book he’s written: ‘The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or F ...…
 
Jacob Krueger does a deep analysis of a scene from Succession to show you how to create subtext in your dialogue.
 
In the last podcast we looked at the engine of Succession. We looked at the way each episode was put together, and the way that all these characters come together in each episode to create the season. So today, rather than thinking globally, we’re going to think locally. Rather than looking at the big structure of the piece, we’re going […] The ...…
 
KiramidHead discusses the original Robert Rodriguez draft of Predators.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 ...…
 
Compared to screenplays, books are not fun to read. Screenplays are the highest art form, while books are heavy and long. But sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a book that contains an idea that inspires you to craft your own original and legally distinct screenplay. The guys do script surgery on “The Spy Who Dumped Me” and Nathan pitches ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 244: Writer/Director Boaz Yakin Talks About His New Horror Film, Boarding School' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director Boaz Yakin (Now You See Me, From Dusk Till Dawn 2, Safe) talks about how his latest horror film came together. We also dig into his career as a studio screenwriter and why he still ...…
 
We're almost done with the script.....again
 
Have you ever really wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes at Hollywood's major production companies and studios? How do new screenplays get read, approved and pass on by the script reader? What are the politics behind the scenes that make it almost impossible for a screenplay to make it through the Hollywood System?Today on the show we ...…
 
It's important to know how to address sound in screenplays, since it often translates to what filmgoers hear when the screenplay comes to life on screen. Nathan announces he is going back to school to study computer programming and Ryan reveals he is on the hunt for a new co-host to replace him. They perform scirpt surgery on "Mamma Mia! Here W ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 242: Writer Luke Del Tredici Talks About His TV Career And His New Feature Film, Arizona' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Screenwriter Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock) talks about breaking into the business as a television writer and how he got his latest film, the dark comedy Arizona (Seth Rogan ...…
 
How you publicize your screenplay and yourself are critical factors in your success. You need to consider what the ad campaign will be for your work of art while you are crafting every character, every plot point. The guys do script surgery on “Elf” and discuss their idea “The Plush Carpeteer” in Logline Cage Match.…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 242: Writer/Director Mike Mayhall Talks About His New TV Series, Bronx SIU, And His Career Living Outside Of Hollywood' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director Mike Mayhall is an actor, writer, and director living in Louisiana. He’s been able to build his career all while living far from Hollywood. In ...…
 
Welcome to our final episode. Thank you all for taking the time to listen to us for a year and a half. We talk about mail shenanigans, lunch dates, and of course we talk about our final script, Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna's pilot episode for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Things to Consider: Searching for happiness Songs! What's in a name? Matt' ...…
 
Welcome to our final episode. Thank you all for taking the time to listen to us for a year and a half. We talk about mail shenanigans, lunch dates, and of course we talk about our final script, Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna's pilot episode for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Things to Consider: Searching for happiness Songs! What's in a name? Matt' ...…
 
Today on the show we have author/veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain who's book The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting has taken the screenwriting world by storm. Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don't know how to tell a story. What the 99 perc ...…
 
Nathan and Ryan record their first ever live recording of the Screenplay Writers Podcast. Thanks to all who came out and actively participated in the recording through the many questions and positive feedback you gave us when the microphones were not recording. The guys attempted to do script surgery, and took loglines from the audience for a l ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 241: Writer/Director Lou Simon On Her Latest Thriller Feature Film, ‘3’' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer / Director Lou Simon talks about her new low budget thriller, ‘3’ and how the film came together. Also, our sponsor this week, Shore Scripts, has their final deadline for this year’s screenplay conte ...…
 
This week, we think about a weird Christmas song, discuss a potential new fighting game, and break into the hectic hospital world by reading the pilot episode for Scrubs by Bill Lawrence! Things to Consider: Living in fantasy Everyone has sex I'm no Superman Matt's Thing: Nearer My God by Foxing Hunter's Thing: Trial & Error on NBC Next week's ...…
 
This week, we think about a weird Christmas song, discuss a potential new fighting game, and break into the hectic hospital world by reading the pilot episode for Scrubs by Bill Lawrence! Things to Consider: Living in fantasy Everyone has sex I'm no Superman Matt's Thing: Nearer My God by Foxing Hunter's Thing: Trial & Error on NBC Next week's ...…
 
Learn how Succession and Arrested Development actually share the same foundational structure and series engine. Part 1.
 
This week we’re going to be talking about Succession. If you haven’t already seen the whole season, don’t worry. We aren’t going to give away any major spoilers. What we’re going to be looking at this week is the structure of Succession: the way that this piece is actually put together and the way the season is created so that […] The post SUCC ...…
 
The guys talk about their upcoming live recording of the Screenplace Writers Podcast, which they have been planning for nine months but forgot to tell anyone about until this episode. Ryan pitches his idea “Smoke Haze,” inspired by wildfire smoke. The guys do script surgery on “Crazy Rich Asians” and revisit Ryan's idea "Little Miss Journalist" ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 240: Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen Talks About His Writing Process And His Career As A Writer/Director' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, The Stuff, Maniac Cop, Guilty As Sin, Phone Booth) talks about his long career as a TV writer, a feature film writ ...…
 
KiramidHead discusses a script for a Creature from the Black Lagoon script that John Carpenter was set to direct.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-archaeo ...…
 
Today episode is a CROSSOVER between the IFH Podcast and the Bulletproof Screenplay Podcast. I do this every 6-8 weeks when I find a guest that would be great on both podcasts. On this episode, we have Michael Tucker from Lessons from the Screenplay. LFTS is a YouTube channel that analyzes movie scripts to examine exactly how and why they are s ...…
 
This week, we talk about velcro shoes and we discuss the fun pilot episode for the show Good Girls written by Jenna Bans. We also take this time to let you know at the end of August, Screenplay Book Club is closing up shop. It's been a wonderful ride since last April and we love doing it, but we need to focus on moving our careers forwards. Tha ...…
 
This week, we talk about velcro shoes and we discuss the fun pilot episode for the show Good Girls written by Jenna Bans. We also take this time to let you know at the end of August, Screenplay Book Club is closing up shop. It's been a wonderful ride since last April and we love doing it, but we need to focus on moving our careers forwards. Tha ...…
 
Not every screenplay takes place in the city, suburbs or shopping mall, some take place amid nature. Writing about nature is fun, and to do it successfully you must look up from the page every once in a while to see the beauty that surrounds you. Nathan and Ryan rehash the first annual Screenplay Writers Camp from last weekend, which was a huge ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 239: Entertainment Attorney Michael DeBlis On Option Agreements, NDAs, And Standard Release Forms' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Entertainment Attorney Michael DeBlis talks about the ins-and-outs of various legal matters that screenwriters face. Topics covered include NDAs (should a screenwriter get a produc ...…
 
This week, we have a new business hack, we reminisce on commercial jingles, and we dive into the very surreal, but very funny pilot episode of the Untitled Tina Fey Project, better known as 30 Rock! Things to Consider: Is this real life? Introducing an ensemble Wrapping things up Matt's Thing: Going to bed at a reasonable time Hunter's Thing: E ...…
 
This week, we have a new business hack, we reminisce on commercial jingles, and we dive into the very surreal, but very funny pilot episode of the Untitled Tina Fey Project, better known as 30 Rock! Things to Consider: Is this real life? Introducing an ensemble Wrapping things up Matt's Thing: Going to bed at a reasonable time Hunter's Thing: E ...…
 
Voice is one of the most important topics when it comes to screenplays. You should think long and hard about voice before and during the screenplay-writing process. Nathan and Ryan talk excitedly about their upcoming Screenplay Writers Camp. They perform script surgery on Eighth Grade and Nathan pitches “Hospital-ity” in Logline Cage Match.…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 238: Aussie Writer/Director Luke Sparke Talks About His New Alien Invasion Movie, Occupation' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Australian screenwriter and director Luke Sparke talks about his journey as a filmmaker from costume designer to writer/director and how he got his latest project, the alien invasion fi ...…
 
This week, we talk about shortened URL shortcuts, avocados in a different perspective, and hey, it's August again so we're back reading TV pilots! We chose to read the pilot script for Hannibal titled "Aperitif" by Bryan Fuller! Things to Consider: Dueling realities Act breaks Opposing forces Matt's Thing: Screen Ninja Hunter's Thing: Fat Lip - ...…
 
This week, we talk about shortened URL shortcuts, avocados in a different perspective, and hey, it's August again so we're back reading TV pilots! We chose to read the pilot script for Hannibal titled "Aperitif" by Bryan Fuller! Things to Consider: Dueling realities Act breaks Opposing forces Matt's Thing: Screen Ninja Hunter's Thing: Fat Lip - ...…
 
Today on the show we have Hollywood Story/Career Consultant and former Studio Executive Jen Grisanti. Grisanti is also a Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, a former studio executive, a blogger for The Huffington Post and author of Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story, TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells ...…
 
The climax is one of the top six or seven scenes of a screenplay, so you really need to have a think about it before you write it. Nathan and Ryan reveal details of their upcoming annual Screenplay Writers Camp Retreat, coming up in just a couple weeks. Let us know if you’re interested in camping and talking screenplays. They do script surgery ...…
 
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