Best Screenwriting podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Indie Film Hustle® is dedicated to showing you how to hack the film business. Interviews with Acadamy Award® / Oscar Winner and industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside of moviemaking and independent film with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love. We discuss cinematography, RED Camera, Arri Alexa, Blackmagic camera, post production, color grading, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, film festivals, editing, film crew ...
 
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.
 
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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Rosanne Welch, PhD
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A Writer's Life
 
Hollywood & Levine looks at the world of entertainment, pop culture, screenwriting, and life, and takes none of it seriously. The point is to make you laugh, although useful information might accidentally slip through. Hosted by Emmy-winning writer/baseball announcer/talk show host, Ken Levine, Hollywood & Levine will feature commentary, war stories on Ken’s career (MASH, Cheers, Frasier, Simpsons), interviews, writing advice, movie reviews, snarky award show recaps, tall tales from his base ...
 
Your number one source for getting filmmaking tips from the indie film trenches, the stuff they don’t teach you in film school. Teaching you how to hack your independent film. Whether it’s showing you how to shoot an action sequence, to how to make Robert Rodriguez’s “Guacamole Gun” we have you covered. All sort of filmmaking stuff, as well as film festival submission tricks, film marketing, screenwriting, producing, post production, editing, color grading, and directing. Head over to http:/ ...
 
The official home of the Conspirinormal Podcast. A show dedicated to uncovering the truth in all things paranormal and conspiracy theory related.
 
The Empire Film Podcast is the official podcast of Empire, the world's biggest and best movie magazine. Check back each week for an assortment of irreverent, film-related chat, as well as interviews with Hollywood's best and brightest.
 
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Writer's Bone
Weekly+
 
Author Daniel Ford and screenwriter Sean Tuohy discuss the craft of writing with best-selling authors, well known screenwriters, and comedians with the help of the most badass up-and-coming writers on the Internet.
 
Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
 
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Story Break
Weekly
 
Story Break is a weekly podcast from RocketJump where we (Will Campos, Matt Arnold, and Freddie Wong) sit down in the RocketJump writer's room and attempt to "break" a story for a ridiculous concept, property, or idea that we in NO way have any rights to. Join us every week as we attempt to tackle everything from beloved video games to billion dollar franchises!
 
Jack and Harrison break down the scripts of Hollywood that were never made or drastically changed.
 
This is a podcast for the hard working independent writer. Join Roger Colby as he shares his years of experience writing and publishing independent science fiction novels, interviews local independent authors, and answers listener questions on air about writing and publishing topics. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/writing-is-hard-work/support
 
7th anniversary of award winning author's Sherri Rabinowitz's show Chatting With Sherri! Join Sherri as she chats with writers, actors and other artists about their work. A fun relaxing chat with all kinds of amazing exciting creative people. We also have a series shows under the umbrella of Sherri's Playhouse; where playwrights and actors get a chance to strut their stuff! The home of The Chatty Award for most live listens and downloads!
 
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A clip from my presentation at the 11th Annual Screenwriting Research Network conference. Held on the campus of the beautiful Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Watch the entire presentation In the presentation, I covered the reasons writers have been marginalized – and the reasons they oughtn’t to be so disrespected. Then I talked ...…
 
Recorded January 15th, 2019https://www.patreon.com/conspirinormalWe welcome first time guest Robert Bonomo to the show to discuss his new film "The 21 Faces of God". In the film Robert explores the various archetypes and symbols hidden in the Major Arcana of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. We look at some of the origins of the symbols in the Major ...…
 
We turn the Charlie Daniels' classic into a film with a protagonist you might not expect...By podcasts@rocketjump.com (Maximum Fun).
 
For years, Adam McKay was dedicated to making us laugh with brilliant, surreal, gloriously daft comedies like Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys. Lately, he's turned his attention to making us laugh, and also scream in horror at the state of the world, with the Oscar-winning The Big Short and next week's Vice, in which Christian Bale ...…
 
Author Mesha Maren joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to discuss her debut novel Sugar Run. Caitlin Malcuit also talks about the 2019 "Resident Evil 2" remake of the classic 1998 video game. To learn more about Mesha Maren, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter @MeshaMaren. Also read our review of Sugar Run on January’s “ ...…
 
Ken welcomes his long-time writing partner, David Isaacs to the podcast. We discuss how we broke in, how we work, writing together vs. separately, script problem solving, and David tells his side of the prank I pulled on him.
 
Nick Petrie, author of Light It Up and The Drifter, chats with Daniel Ford about his new Peter Ash novel Tear It Down. To learn more about Nick Petrie, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.
 
A clip from my presentation at the 11th Annual Screenwriting Research Network conference. Held on the campus of the beautiful Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Watch the entire presentation In the presentation, I covered the reasons writers have been marginalized – and the reasons they oughtn’t to be so disrespected. Then I talked ...…
 
Wulf Moon is a Pacific Northwest writer. Moon wrote his first science fiction story when he was fifteen. It won the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards--the same contest that first discovered Stephen King, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates and many other iconic names in the arts. This story became his first professional sale when it sold to Science ...…
 
Fighting the Good Indie Film Fight with Mark Polish Today on the show we have writer, director, author, actor, and all-around indie film pioneer Mark Polish. Mark and his brother Michael Polish (listen to his interview here) are well known for their films, , (the world’s first digital feature film, yes they beat George Lucas… The post IFH 292: ...…
 
John and Craig talk about the trope of “Never split the party,” and why, as a writer, you often want and need to divide up your characters to better explore relationships, propel the story forward, give actors something to do, and simply fit everyone in the frame. We also follow up on screenwriting scams, sequences, websites, and liking things ...…
 
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back the amazing Gary Williams and Vicky Knerly ! I am so very happy to chat with the best selling team, they are always fun to talk to and we will chat about all their new adventures! Blood Legacy: Chinese-American physicist, Dr. Sing Liao, is abducted after making an astonishing, yet terrifying, scientific breakt ...…
 
I Want to Give You $30,000 to Make a Web Series You must be saying, Wait? What? You want to give me $30,000 to make a web series? Yup, that is exactly what I want to do. I’ve partnered with Filmaka.com to launch an amazing Web Series Filmmaking Competition. We are launching cross-platform Web Series filmmaking… The post IFH 291: I Want to Give ...…
 
Radical! We build a Space Jam sequel based off of a tweet from the Hawkman!By podcasts@rocketjump.com (Maximum Fun).
 
Today’s guest is one of our favorites, Lyndsay Faye, author of The Fatal Flame, Jane Steele, and, most recently, The Paragon Hotel. Faye talked to Daniel Ford recently about why her writing process was more arduous this time around, how she built her characters and themes, and the ambitious project she has planned next. We don’t want to spoil t ...…
 
Recorded January 8th, 2019We start off 2019 with two of our favorite past guests Adam Gorightly and Greg Bishop. We discuss some of the more obscure figures written about in their book: "A" is for Adamski: The Golden Age of the UFO Contactees" Adam and Greg give us some insight into the cultural milieu that the early UFO contactees inhabited an ...…
 
It's here! After taking so long that you would be forgiven for assuming that it had transformed into a [REDACTED FOR LEGAL REASONS] train, our Bumblebee spoiler special has arrived. It features Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara and complete and utter Decepticon, James Dyer, having a good old natter about Travis Knight's glorious 1980s-set blockbuster, ...…
 
Well, this is another nice mess. Stan & Ollie, Jon S. Baird's film about a UK tour undertaken by Laurel & Hardy towards the end of their careers, opens this week. So Chris Hewitt has a nice chat with Baird about that, shameless namedropping and more, and in the bargain they come up with the podcast's strangest spin-off episode to date. Then Chr ...…
 
Author Paula Finn and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Ken Estin (“Taxi,” “Cheers,” “The Tracey Ullman Show”) chat with Daniel Ford about Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy. Caitlin Malcuit also discusses The Great Molasses Flood of 1919, a particularly sticky moment in Bost ...…
 
Chatting With Sherri is delighted to welcome back multi-talented; Steven L Sears! I am so excited to get to chat with Steven L Sears, he is always fun to chat with he was one of my first guests and I always look forward to our chats. This time we will be talking about his new book; STALAG-X and he is also putting together a new book of short st ...…
 
How I Almost Directed a $20 Million Film for the Mob The teasing is over. Here it is, I’ve written a book and not just any book but a book about the craziest and darkest time in my life. Read below to get the skinny on what I’m talking about. A bipolar gangster, a naive,… The post IFH 290: How I Almost Directed a $20 Million Film for the Mob ap ...…
 
Learn from Destroyer how to use flashbacks in your script. We'll discuss the common pitfalls that can make flashbacks dangerous, and the questions you can ask yourself when using flashbacks to determine if your flashbacks are likely to make the structure of your script stronger, or to get in the way. The post Destroyer: How to Use Flashbacks in ...…
 
Ken shares a hilarious and jaw dropping article from 1958 on how to get a husband. You won’t believe some of these tips. And finally, a prank Ken pulled on his writing partner to get him a wife. You won’t be alone after listening to this podcast.
 
The Cure for Writer’s Block with Matthew Kalil Have you ever had writer’s block? We all have at one point or another and it sucks! Today’s guest, Matthew Kalil, has the cure. He has written a new book called The . Working from a writer’s perspective, the book explores these Three Wells and helps you consciously… The post IFH 289: The Cure for W ...…
 
Writer-director Matthew Brown, whose credits include “In the Treetops” and “Elk Garden,” joins Sean Tuohy on the show to discuss his latest film “Maine.” "Maine" was featured at 2018’s Tribeca Film Festival and stars Laia Costa and Thomas Mann. Watch the trailer. Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.…
 
Marketing & Selling Your Movie with Jason Brubaker On today’s episode, we have returning champion, Jason Brubaker. Jason is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff and also works with Distribber. I wanted to have Jason back on the show to discuss the latest trends, ideas, victories, and defeats in self-distribution. Check out our first interview below. ...…
 
John welcomes Derek Haas (Chicago Fire, 3:10 to Yuma, 2 Fast 2 Furious) to talk about writing accurate portrayals of different jobs, and when to sacrifice reality for storytelling. They also share their time-management strategies in honor of those New Year resolutions to get writing done. We also answer listener questions about the necessity of ...…
 
Author Danielle Lazarin talks to Daniel Ford about her debut short story collection Back Talk. To learn more about Danielle Lazarin, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and OneRoom.
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
We ALL somehow missed Bird Box, so we attempt to crack the movie based on the poster and marketing materials alone! Films discussed include The Birds, A Quiet Place, Annihilation, and two episodes from our show Dimension 404 - Cinethrax and Impulse!By podcasts@rocketjump.com (Maximum Fun).
 
Author Jonathan Rosen joins Rebecca Weston for Friday Morning Coffee to discuss his middle grade novels From Sunset Till Sunrise and Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies. Caitlin and Courtney Malcuit also chat about their holidays and eat a ton of chocolate. To learn more about Jonathan Rosen, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, o ...…
 
2019 may be only a few days old, but the Empire Podcast does not rest. So we're back back back for the first pod of the year, which sees Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, James Dyer, and Empire's Man In LA, James 'Jaime Blanco' White, dive back into the podbooth to discuss their Christmas breaks, chat about the movie news (what there is of it), and r ...…
 
Hope for older writers: Tracy Newman broke in when she was 46. She also had other careers. She’s a fascinating Renaissance Woman who once lived with the great Ricky Jay, guested on THE TONIGHT SHOW, and wrote the famous Ellen-coming-out episode of ELLEN. Almost an hour of fun and inspiring stories.
 
Author Marc Cameron returns to the show to help us ring in 2019! Cameron talks to Sean Tuohy about his latest Jack Ryan novel Tom Clancy Oath of Office. To learn more about Marc Cameron, visit his official website and like his Facebook page. Also listen to Sean Tuohy’s first interview with the author. Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm an ...…
 
How To Have Your Best Year Ever in 2019! Welcome to 2019 IFH Tribe! Last year was one hell of a ride for Indie Film Hustle. I shot a feature, On the Corner of Ego and Desire, which is coming out in the next few months. I launched the world’s first streaming service dedicated to… The post IFH 287: How To Have Your Best Year Ever in 2019! appeare ...…
 
John welcomes Tess Morris, Christina Hodson, Nicole Perlman, and Jason Fuchs to discuss their paths to becoming a professional screenwriter. They track the progression from glass bead day jobs to navigating general meetings to planning inconsistent finances to actually calling oneself a writer and even getting paid. We also answer audience ques ...…
 
Recorded December,18th, 2018As we end 2018 we look back at all the shows we did this year and look forward to the year that is coming around the corner. We also experience Rob getting drunker and drunker as he celebrates a little too hard.Happy New Year from Conspirinormal and we'll see everyone on the flipside in 2019!!www.conspirinormal.comht ...…
 
James Wan's Aquaman is not only the sixth film in the DCEU (we counted), but quite possibly the most movie ever made, with enough incident and spectacle to fill a dozen movies crammed into its meagre running time of two hours and 23 minutes. And in our latest spoiler special podcast, Chris Hewitt, Helen O'Hara, and Ben Travis get together to ch ...…
 
So, 2018. That was the year that was. And in this very special episode of the Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt is joined by James Dyer, Helen O'Hara and, on a shared microphone because there are no airs and graces round these parts, Empire's Editor-In-Chief, Terri White, to chew the fat about the cinematic year. From cameos of the year to scenes of ...…
 
We tackle a lightning round - this time, random selections from our big internal list of episode ideas that we haven't touched.By podcasts@rocketjump.com (Maximum Fun).
 
John sits down with Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens to discuss their new film Mortal Engines, and their approach to writing as a team, worldbuilding, and rewriting through production, because one does not simply walk into Mordor. We also answer audience questions about the difference between ideas for television and movies, and wo ...…
 
Recorded December 18th, 2018For our next to last show this year we welcome Dr. Future back to the show to impart some end of the year wisdom to the Conspirinomral audience. The subject is an essay he has been working on for his blog about the Conservative Fox News Gospel as opposed to what Jesus and the Bible actually say. Find Dr. Future at:ht ...…
 
How People Around You Can Hurt Your Filmmaking Dreams Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone in the IFH Tribe and beyond. I wanted to do an episode on this subject for a long time. “You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.” – Jim Rohn I wish… The post IFH 286: How People Around You Can Hurt Your Filmmakin ...…
 
Anyone who's listened to the Empire Podcast on an even semi-casual basis would know that Helen O'Hara and Chris Hewitt are big fans of Hamilton (particularly Helen). So, when the chance arose to have the creator/star of that already-legendary Broadway musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on the pod in his new guise as star of the delightful Mary Poppin ...…
 
Caitlin Malcuit finishes off 2018 for the Writer's Bone crew with a terrific Friday Morning Coffee episode featuring Winter Loon author Susan Bernhard live from the PRX Podcast Garage. To learn more about Susan Bernhard, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read Daniel Ford’s review o ...…
 
We're joined by podcast editor Cameron Covell to break Poopsie Surprise - this holiday season's hottest scatalogical children's toy!By podcasts@rocketjump.com (Maximum Fun).
 
In this holiday-themed episode, Ken explains how one of the most successful TV specials in history almost didn’t get on the air, the fascinating backstory of a Christmas classic, and you’ll hear a one act Christmas play that Ken wrote. Ho ho ho.
 
Our good literary friend James Rollins closes out our 2018 regular episode run! He talks to Sean Tuohy about his new Sigma Force novel Crucible (out from William Morrow on Jan. 22, 2019). To learn more about James Rollins, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to Sean’s last int ...…
 
Community Indie Filmmaking with Josh Doke If you ever wanted to learn how to get your local town, group or community behind your indie film this is the show for you. Today’s guest did just that, writer/director Josh Doke got his entire town of Goodland, Kansas to support his film through crowdfunding, production resources and finally distributi ...…
 
Spider-Pod, Spider-Pod, does whatever a spider... ought. Yes, our latest spoiler special podcast is dedicated to the year-end delight that is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, a film that may just usher in a new era for big-screen animation and the superhero movie itself. Not bad. It starts with Chris Hewitt chatting to the movie's producers, ...…
 
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