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How you get from one scene to the next can be just as important as the scenes themselves. Craig and John talk techniques and tactics for making those cuts count.
But first there’s the issue of the $23 million lawsuit filed by two of the GI Joe writers, claiming that much of the storyline in the 2013 sequel came from their earlier work. Is this the case John and Craig have long predicted, in which unpaid pre-writing comes back to haunt the studios?
We also look at a bunch of shots we no longer need to see in movies.
Plus Craig and John have actual news, with a date for the long-promised live 100th episode in Los Angeles, and a bonus live podcast in June.
- Turning the Page: Storytelling in the Digital Age at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
- The Inebriati from That Mitchell and Webb Look
- Paramount & MGM Sued By ‘G.I. Joe’ Writers and the complaint from Deadline
- Twenty Shots to Be Henceforth Retired from Film Vocabulary on Reverse Shot
- The Los Angeles Times on Studios donating film set materials to Habitat for Humanity
- Joe Nienalt and Daniel Vang’s will-read-your-script fundraiser for the American Heart Association
- Listen to Scandal Revealed episode 221 featuring Matt Byrne
- Chad & Dara Creasey are on Mistresses on ABC
- The Hollywood Reporter Comedy Class of 2013’s writeup on Dana Fox (and John Hamburg)
- Rawson Thurber’s We’re the Millers on Wikipedia
- New dad Sean Smith on IMDb
- Email us or Tweet John and Craig your questions on anything
- OUTRO: Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun covered by Busby Marou
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UPDATE 5-16-13: The transcript of this episode can be found here.