Best film writing podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Monetizing Your Creativity explores how use your creative talents to pursue a career in film, television and related media (theatre, music, gaming, design, publishing). Industry veterans and mentors Marvin Polis and Fred Keating interview people who've been there and done that.Subscribe: search for Monetizing Your Creativity in your podcast app on your mobile device.Please leave comments and suggestions for fut ...
Conversations with TV and film writers about the craft of writing.
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
On The Page
ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.
Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriters and filmmakers alike about their creative process!
Conversations with TV and film writers about the craft of writing.
Tim Clague and Danny Stack talk about the UK scriptwriting scene - film, TV and new media.Get our book here -
The Cine-Files
Each week on The Cine-Files we enter the world of great film and explore its ideas, history, filmmakers and the influences it has on movies today
ArtHouse Radio
ArtHouse Radio is a weekly arts, comedy and culture podcast which features prominent artists, comedians, thinkers, filmmakers, friends and lovers (oh la la!). Hosted by composer and artist Troy Ramos. Follow us everywhere @arthouse 43! ©ArtHouse 43, LLC 2015
Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriters and filmmakers alike about their creative process!
Writer-director Ted Mills sits down for a chat with artists and other creative folks, including visual artists, musicians, writers, restauranteurs, filmmakers and more!
On The Tropes
Along with TV Tropes, we're a podcast about famous tropes in TV, movies, comics, literature and anything else!
Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast is the companion to Austin Film Festival's television show, On Story. Get an uncensored inside look at the creative process of filmmaking through the eyes of some of the entertainment industry's most prolific writers, directors and producers.
A podcast from Tony Southcotte and Al Berg covering movies, genre fiction, and all things weird and wonderful.
Ink & Echo
Josh Gaines (a writer with a day job) and Andy Othling (a full-time musician) explore creativity, understanding, humor and the flaws of being human through honest, insightful conversations with artists, entrepreneurs and people from all walks of life.
Welcome to the Curious About Screenwriting Network where you'll enjoy listening to fascinating film and writing industry guests who share insights from their careers and how you can take your screenwriting skills to the next level.
Screenwriting and the entertainment industry as it relates to filmmakers.
Sarah and Nathan talk about the things they have seen, read, written and played every week.
Bob McCullough & Suzanne Herrera McCullough, creators of, host this one-of-a-kind intimate behind-the-scenes podcast conversation about the best years Classic TV, movies and music. Their interviews with the stars of some of the most iconic TV shows ever made are a "living lesson" about breaking into Hollywood and surviving in the most exciting and challenging business in the world! Bob & Suzanne are showbiz industry veterans with more than 200 primetime television ...
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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Dream Tower Media's critically acclaimed monthly podcast featuring fascinating and fun conversations with authors and artists of fantasy, magic realism and science fiction, plus amusing skits, quips, and sound effects. In addition, approximately twice a year, fully produced audio adventures of fantastic stories are presented. Hosted by Robert Zoltan and his sidekick Edgar the Raven in the Dream Tower.
Digital Writes
Digital Writes is a podcast focusing on the prevalent but often ignored world of digital writing. Specific areas discussed on the show include: 1. Video game writing 2. Blog writing 3. Web and viral video writing 4. Books with digital media extensions (i.e., apps) Hosted by writer and university instructor Joshua Hillyer, Digital Writes sheds some light on the creators of this important content.
The Last Website on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
TV writer Richard Lowe talks with writers about how they write and what drives them to pull their hair out. New episodes air March 2018.
Fix A Flick
Amateur film lovers Peter and Connor discuss a new a new movie each episode with their special guest to see how they would make it the film that it could be. The films range from terrible to weird but always end up classics in their minds. Laughs abound as the guys and their guest brainstorm what makes a film bad, how films get made, and what they could be in a perfect world.
9th Story Podcast
On The 9th Story Podcast we discuss writing, stories, and storytelling with experts of all mediums, including books, movies, visual art, oral telling, TV, radio, audio drama, poetry, comics, and more. Created by Daniel Foytik, season 4 saw the addition of Jeanette Andromeda as co-host. Season five marked the addition of Immortal Alexander, who took over as Jeanette's co-host, with Daniel Foytik moving into an off air role as executive producer.
A Battlestar Galactica podcast by a tragic & novice with backgrounds in film, writing, politics and psychology. For all the newbies, this is a spoiler-free zone!If you would like to sponsor a round of beers for an episode, you can do so here: Find us on pocketcast: podcast app on iPhone:
You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the ...
Pop Culture Palate
Pop Culture Palate is a show about all things Pop Culture and interviews with people in all facets of the entertainment industry. Hosted by Comic Book Artist Steve Scott, Musician/Illustrator Jason Robbins, Writer/Comedian Wally Phelps, & Gamer/Crafter Stephanie Lombardo.
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The Writers Panel
The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
The Debriefer
The Debriefer is a real-life legal drama focusing on issues in the news and - particularly - on issues that affect writers. Covering topics such as copyright, libel and censorship, but also piracy, contracts and plagiarism. The Debriefer covers them all, and then some. Presented by award-winning lawyer Donna Ballman and leading literary agent Peter Cox.
The Frame
Hosted by longtime LA film writer John Horn, The Frame talks to the people at the center of the creative universe in the world of film, TV, art and music. You'll hear long-form interviews with Oscar winners, cutting-edge showrunners, bands on tour and artists who break the mold. Get more at
Smart Podcasts About The Stories You Love
We write halloween music & produce the podcast Sideshow Sound Radio, reviewing film soundtracks, TV scores, video game, media & Disney music we love!
Screenwriter Ryan Jackson sits down with other writers and talks craft, the writing process, movies, pop culture, failed relationships, politics, death, drugs, and whatever else he wants to because it's his damn podcast. And he uses profanity. A lot.
Adam Buxton is a British comedian, actor and director who has appeared in films such as ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Stardust’ and ‘Son Of Rambow’ as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted ‘BUG’, a bi monthly live show that combines music videos and comedy that became a TV series on Sky Atlantic in 2012. Along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish he also is one half of award winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995.He lives with his wife and 3 c ...
The Frame
Hosted by longtime LA film writer John Horn, The Frame talks to the people at the center of the creative universe in the world of film, TV, art and music. You'll hear long-form interviews with Oscar winners, cutting-edge showrunners, bands on tour and artists who break the mold. Get more at
A podcast about writing and writers
Spoken Dreams
A storytelling podcast from KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. Each week, Aspiring actors, musicians, models, filmmakers and more share their stories and experiences of working to fulfill their dreams in L.A.'s entertainment industry.
A podcast companion to a different kind of film magazine. Artists & writers reflecting on movies & life.
Ink to Film
Ink to Film is a show for readers and film aficionados alike. We read and discuss a novel in a granular way, then move to the film adaptation and talk about all the ways it relates to the book, and how it stands on its own. Hosts Luke and James have studied writing and film respectively, and bring an insider's insight into the show. Whether merely curious about the source material or an avid fan, Ink to Film should appeal to you!
Talkhouse Podcast
Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.
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.
The New American Storytellers is a weekly podcast from storytellers & filmmakers, for storytellers & filmmakers.
VFS Variety Hour
Two students in Vancouver Film School's writing program discuss their "craft." Airs weekly on Saturdays. Starring Evan Tognotti and Ross Jenkins, with weekly special guests.
MyFriendLu (biologist) and Owen Bloom (songwriter) chat about music, sex, relationships, taboos and comedy in this weekly podcast.
Scripts & Scribes
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Director Mark AC Brown and actor David Whitney talk about how they made their new quite brilliant indie film Guardians. How Mark made a film for his degree but it was a great experiment and not to be seen again. How he wrote a feature script for Nu Image but the ‘Expendables’ ruined it and how it is best to write something to make yourself for ...…
The actress and author Molly Ringwald writes about revisiting the movies she made with the late director John Hughes, including “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink,” in the age of #MeToo. The Breakfast Club recor ...…
The short film Passaic is a flashback to gritty times in northern New Jersey. It’s centerpiece, two murders that resulted in what would be the longest murder trial in state history at the time. There's still unanswered questions. The case remains unsolved. “To this day people that are involved in the case know that the truth never came out,” sa ...…
Hey there, remember us? Yeah, we know. We thought we were done with the hiccups in the schedule, but this thing called February happened. Things didn’t get better in March. And April was not shaping up to be any kind of improvement. Sure, we had content in the hopper, we had stuff we wanted to talk about, and we wanted to talk to you all. Probl ...…
Spoiler Alert: Amy might give an important plot point away from the film Annihilation. She has no idea though because she hasn't seen it. We’re sorry. Mr. Edwards deeply desires to form a strong bond with his eldest adoptive son, John Jr. John, Jr. wishes for the same thing; however, Mr. Edwards likes hunting and John cannot BEAR to shoot anoth ...…
ILM Exec Says a Female Star Wars Director is InevitableIn an interview with, General Manager of Lucasfilm and president of ILM, Lynwen Brennan, made a statement about the controversy regarding Lucasfilm’s reluctance to hire a female director. Brennan said, “I think it’s certainly something we’re keen on and there are some fantas ...…
All evil is the same in the eyes of the lord. I don't think the bible said that but it should. I never understood that more than when I do now and I'm not even religious. Basically what this means is that while there are varying degrees of evil, for example killing someone vs. just punching them, they are essentially both are you not doing what ...…
What the hell is “Pig-Headed Horror”? In Episode 144 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, your horror hosts go hog wild as we explore this phrase coined by Jay of the Dead, who defines it as a bizarre horror sub-subgenre (or at the very least, an odd trend), in which a human wears a pig mask—or even pig head—and leaves their victims boared to death! We sho ...…
Steven C. Barber is an American documentary filmmaker/motion picture combat photographer with three films on the Oscar shortlist in 2010, 2012 and 2016. The writer, author and conversationalist is the great nephew of Edith Wharton (Age of Innocence), the first female writer to win the Pulitzer Prize in the 1880s, in affluent New York. Barber ha ...…
On this bonus episode, Marco and Paul are joined by 1/3 of the creative team behind Savageland (2017), Phil Guidry. We talk about his relationship with horror, his film history, and what it was like to co-write and co-direct his first feature length film with 2 friends. We also dive deep into the social commentary that is a backdrop to this mov ...…
Emergency room nurse and Vitamin B12 activist Sally Pacholok is our guest today in Episode 1378 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” Sally Pacholok is a registered nurse who suffered from Vitamin B12 deficiency. Once she got to the bottom of her own diagnosis, she decided to help others, because B12 deficiency is often not diagnosed or misdia ...…
mmy Award winning P. Frank Williams is a TV/Film producer, writer, journalist, author and commentator. Over the past two decades, he's worked in newspapers, magazines, TV, film and even wrote and co-produced the big budget video game 25 To Life, produced by Eidos and the new Heatwave Interactive we based game Platinum Life. He is a producer for ...…
Allen believes the church is for cultivating story. So let’s talk about that. And in this episode, the hosts answer “Ask Me Anything” questions submitted by listeners, including science and miracles, spiritual formation for children, and revisiting pacifism. Cultivating Story Conversation (00:55) AMA Segment (31:02) RELEVANT LINKS From Our Cult ...…
It's episode 123 and this time we are chatting with writer Scott King. He is the author of the non-fiction books Outline Your Novel, Finish The Script, Story Pitch, and The 5 Day Novel. Yes, he wrote a book in five days and tells us about it. He has also written fiction books like Ameriguns and the fantasy novel Wrath of Dragons. He shares lots ...…
In Episode 15, we return to the galaxy far, far away and take a look at how the musical landscape of Star Wars changed in the almost 40 years between A New Hope and The Force Awakens. In the first of a two-part episode we look at Rey’s Theme, Kylo Ren’s motifs, and The March (or is that the fugue?) of the Resistance. Recorded last year in eager ...…
In this episode, I interview a working actor and entrepreneur in Los Angeles who has created over 170 side Vlogs involving absurd skits filmed in locations throughout California. He is also one of the top Cyclists in Los Angeles and we get into a little bit about how that plays a meditational role in his life. We talk about acting in the film i ...…
So the script is written, what do I do next? how about feedback? synopsis? welcome to my journey of writing, filming and the dilemma that comes with it all.
I hope you are all finished Brave by Rose McGowan, but if you didn’t, don't worry. We have a lot of things to talk about regarding her book, her career and her current activism. If you didn’t finish, I encourage you to read on and hopefully find some inspiration in her fight and maybe some motivation to help with her cause…in whatever capacity ...…
The dudes nerd out about video games and share their experiences with them growing up, which leads them to talking about Trump's recent statement about violent video games. Then Watson writes an empowering letter to Jordan Peele to congradulate him on his recent Oscar win. Then the dudes pitch some more flicks and try to come up with their own ...…
Seven years after the unsatisfying absence of Michael Myers, John Carpenter and Debra Hill were coming back to write and produce a new Halloween film with a surprising spin (listen to the episode to find out what it is!)...except Moustapha Akkad didn't like it. With Carpenter and Hill exiting the franchise (seemingly for good...until 30 years l ...…
We finish our Halloween series with the holy trinity of scares:1. Halloween - 19682. Friday the 13th - 1973 3. Nightmare on Elm Street - 2015 Three Friends, three films, and one survivor. We discuss and rank three films every week and we call it "Reel Friends"! The Reel Friends are made up of T-Bob Hebert, Rivers Hughey, and Nathan Velasquez.We ...…
Adrian Romero of the Mexican indie-rock band Ave shares his experience writing songs and deconstructing faith. Adrian is also in the process of finishing a score for a film due out this year. You do not want to miss this episode.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn't until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music. ...…
Inspired by his father to become a filmmaker, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais got his start as an actor and writer, before he got into editing and directing. By wearing many hats, he got to learn every angle of the process. His new film, ‘Birthmarked,’ stars Matthew Goode and Toni Collette. In the movie, two scientists try to raise three children contra ...…
Scott and Elyse wrap up their Women's History Month coverage with a couple of the most badass ladies to ever grace the small screen. Elyse selects J.J. Abrams' Alias and Scott grabs his favorite TV show ever: Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Next week is a blindspot potpourri episode! DISCUSSION QUESTION: What’s your biggest film blind s ...…
FXF: GEORGE ROY HILL: Craig McKay, Steve Rotter, Tom Fleischman, Lee Dichter, Bruce Winant, Michael Jacobi Best known for the films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting and Slaughterhouse Five, theater, television and film director, George Roy Hill was one of the most successful filmmakers of his generation. The collaborators of George ...…
To immediately get your free copy of Michael Hauge’s 6-Stage Structure Chart, just go to video features close to an hour and a half of Michael Hauge on screenwriting plot structure. Michael covers in-depth topics such as what is a stage versus a turning point in a script, 6 stage plot structure, a hero's ...…
Through out the pop culture community, a phenomenon that has often driven the interests and the intellectual properties selected by major distributors has been Fan Fiction. Fans write, produce and direct a variety of fan created stories from a wide range of existing Sci-Fi and Fantasy properties. From the early days, when film producer Dan Pool ...…
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: A Walk Through the FireAuthor: Marcia MullerNarrator: Joyce BeanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 7 hrs and 8 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 09-29-08Publisher: Brilliance AudioRatings: 4 of 5 out of 24 votesGenres: Mysteries & Thrillers, Modern DetectiveP ...…
American novelist Alysia Helming is the best-selling author of the Protogenesis Book Series, the President of Protogenesis Media & Executive Producer of the short film series Footsteps in Athens which bring to life a selection of the book’s most intriguing scenes showcasing the real-life experience of Greece. When she isn’t writing, Alysia is c ...…
Join us for this excellent and engaging conversation with Bettina Swigger about entrepreneurshits, fulcrum shifting and the importance of writing and sharing our stories. Bettina Swigger is an arts administrator and writer. She serves as Executive Director of Festival Mozaic and is co-host of KCBX In Concert. She developed a love of music when ...…
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Elevate Audio ▸ Avery Berman ▸ In this rapid-fire interview with Avery Berman of Elevate Audio, we explore how he and his co-founder business partner Will Manning have achieved incredible success reaching MILLIONS through TV, Advertising & Film Music. Avery and I originally crossed paths o ...…
Show Notes for Michael Gabriele Interview – pt 1Today I have the distinct pleasure to introduce to you the author of a newly published book, “in the Flesh” – Michael Gabriele. Michael is a graduate of Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. He has received first place honors at the Hollywood Film Festival for fiction writing and has been a pr ...…
We cover Dorje's recent move after 10 years from St Johns Road Glebe, and the fate of Tony Parker the house cat. This week's "In The News" segment features Harvey Weinstein, including the latest update on his rehab and his proposed documentary. In our review of the week Jono looks at "Ghandi", one of the most successful brownface films of all t ...…
This episode explores the connection between a high score on Rotten Tomatoes, nominations and recognition for great writing, and a complete Dramatica storyform. More than correlation, a solid storyform guarantees favorable critical response. In addition, I relate my experience of being to predict the specific structural items of Three Billboard ...…
Professional Speaker. Experimentalist. PhD Researcher. Community Leader. TEDx Speaker. Sustainability Expert. Boundary Pusher. Twin. Scientist. Biohacker. Mars One Candidate. Once habitation pods are built, four settlers of two men and two women, will land on the planet in 2031 to act as construction crew. Two years later, another group of four ...…
The hosts of The A to Z Movie Show discuss Disturbia, a movie they believe to be severely underrated by audiences and critics alike.Listen to our whole episode for a scene-by-scene analysis of Disturbia and an overall review at the end. If you like Disturbia too, share this episode with your friends and family so we can convince them that this ...…
Carbon Arc is an independent film series in Halifax, screening a variety of indie and international features and documentaries. Film writer and journalist Carsten Knox speaks to Cinema Director Siloën Daley about Carbon Arc's past and future. Theme music by Mindseye.
In Chapter 3 of Order of the Phoenix, when Harry is being rescued by the Advance Guard, Rowling writes: ‘How’re we getting – wherever we’re going?’ Harry asked. ‘Brooms,’ said Lupin. ‘Only way. You’re too young to Apparate, they’ll be watching the Floo Network and it’s more than our life’s worth to set up an unauthorised Portkey.’ ‘Remus says y ...…
In Chapter 3 of Order of the Phoenix, when Harry is being rescued by the Advance Guard, Rowling writes: ‘How’re we getting – wherever we’re going?’ Harry asked. ‘Brooms,’ said Lupin. ‘Only way. You’re too young to Apparate, they’ll be watching the Floo Network and it’s more than our life’s worth to set up an unauthorised Portkey.’ ‘Remus says y ...…
On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're talking about The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, Jupiter Ascending, and "Dangerous if Unbound" by Astolat -- what do these have in common? Fealty relationships! Other things we mentioned: Disney princesses Noblebright & the hieros gamos (again) A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland The Goblin ...…
Python Bytes 71 Sponsored by DigitalOcean: Special guest: Trey Hunner (@treyhunner) Trey #1: The Conservative Python 3 Porting Guide by various Red Hat folks mostly Python 2 is coming to the end of its life on January 1, 2020. Are you ready? This is one of the best guides I’ve found to porting your code from Python 2 to Python 3 On ...…
In Retro Movie Geek Episode 114, we’re joined by special guest and author, Blake Best, who is writing a behind-the-scenes book about the making of A Nightmare On Elm Street with FX Artist and Production designer Mick Strawn. Retro Movie Geek, is a weekly show where we talk about movies that are 20 years old, or older. Of course, we also travel ...…
An intense travel schedule and even more intense exhaustion bring the guys of Relationsh!t back for another Wednesday full of laughter and relationship insight. Marko and Tony chit chat about their upcoming plans and whether or not Marko should visit his doctor for the chronic fatigue. Either way, there is A NEW EPISODE OF RELATIONSH!T, and tha ...…
This week we watch the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo with Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo. There was a lot of pressure for Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo to out perform Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo because this was the first sequel produced by Happy Madison. Adam Sandler really loved the idea of Deuce Big ...…
For the 40 days of Lent, believers around the world unite in recognizing Christ’s sacrifice by replicating His 40 days in the wilderness. This year, prepare your heart to celebrate and remember Christ’s completed work on the cross by turning to one of the most prolific writers of the New Testament, Paul the Apostle. Though written 2,000 years a ...…
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