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Craig and John look at the results of the WGA screenwriter survey, which found widespread reports of bake-offs, prewriting and other shenanigans.
If there’s any solace to be found, it’s that it’s not just you. Things are frustrating for the vast majority of screenwriters.
After some follow-up discussion about the low percentage of women screenwriters, we get to the meat of this week’s podcast: round two of the Three Page Challenge, in which we look at the first three pages of listener-submitted samples. If you have a chance, read the PDFs ahead of time. You can find them in the links.
Big thanks to Sarah Nerboso, Jesse Grce and Austin Reynolds for inviting us to talk about their work on-air.
Also discussed this week: groin injuries, Japanese documentaries, earworms, and John’s feel-free-to-use motto: “Ikea: For Now, It’s Fine.”
- What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting, by Marc Norman
- WGA’s Summary of 2011 Survey Results, from the LA Times
- Three pages by Sarah Nerboso
- Three pages by Austin Reynolds
- Three pages by Jesse Grce
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi
- PRI’s The World in Words podcast
- INTRO: Hallmark cards, 1981
- OUTRO: Part of Your World by Darren Criss
You can download the episode here: AAC.
UPDATE 8-2-12: The transcript of this episode can be found here.