John and Craig discuss the trend of hiring multiple writers to work concurrently on tentpole features. Can movies be written like television, and should they?
Then it’s a look at tax bills that LA-based writers may find themselves facing, and why you shouldn’t be afraid of a portly Hamlet.
Also this week, a strange French plagiarism case, and John considers writing a book in November.
Reminder that John is interviewing Drew Goddard for a special Writers Guild Foundation event on October 28th. Tickets available through the link below.
- Get tickets now for the WGAF’s October 28th Writers on Writing event with Drew Goddard, moderated by John
- Austin Film Festival 2015 panel schedule
- John Carpenter Wins Plagiarism Case Against Luc Besson Over ‘Lockout’
- Exorcist: The Beginning and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist on Wikipedia
- /Film and How Did This Get Made’s oral history of Theodore Rex
- November is the month for flu shots, Movember and NaNoWriMo
- Overcast now has chapter support
- THR on The Problems When Many Writers Work on ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Transformers’ and Other Film Franchises
- AB63 Tax Program FAQ, and on Reddit, LA Weekly and NBC 4
- Is Hamlet Fat? A Slate investigation
- Computer Show with Adam Lisagor
- Tesla Autopilot First Ride: Almost as Good as a New York Driver
- Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!)
UPDATE 10-22-15: The transcript of this episode can be found here.