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John and Craig look at how writing feature films is fundamentally different than writing television, and how that difference begins at the point of story inception. It’s not just that movies are longer; they’re also built to be unique events, with characters embarking on once-in-a-lifetime journeys. We discuss how to decide whether an idea is better suited for features or series, and lessons learned from properties that have existed in both worlds.
Then it’s another Three Page Challenge, with entries taking us from dark cellars to the edge of the galaxy.
- Scriptnotes Premium Bonus episode, with Black Mass screenwriter Mark Mallouk
- Austin Film Festival 2015 panel schedule
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- Emma Coats’s Pixar Story Rules
- Submit your Three Pages
- Three Pages by Dan Maurer
- Three Pages by Kate Jeffrey
- Three Pages by Sehaj Sethi
- A24, and Slate on The Distributor as Auteur
- Hamilton, the Original Broadway Cast Recording on iTunes and on Amazon
- Outro by Rajesh Naroth (send us yours!)
UPDATE 10-8-15: The transcript of this episode can be found here.