John and Craig welcome Pamela Ribon (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Smurfs: The Lost Village), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Into the Spiderverse, The Lego Movie), Zoanne Clack (Grey’s Anatomy) and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy, The Orville) to discuss writing animated features, breaking into television, and how to disappoint your parents.
We also rescue another genre, the big-screen holiday comedy, by playing a game about movies of Christmas past. Then we answer audience questions about useful notes and being the only woman in the room.
Thank you to the Writers Guild Foundation and the LA Film School for hosting us!
- Thank you, Writers Guild Foundation for making this event happen!
- And thank you to our incredible guests: Pamela Ribon, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Zoanne Clack and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong!
- Featured movies in the Santa Claus Is Bumming Me Down game are Four Christmases, Jingle All The Way, Deck the Halls, Fred Claus, Jack Frost, Surviving Christmas and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.
- T-shirts are available here! We’ve got new designs, including Colored Revisions, Karateka, and Highland2.
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- Phil Lord on Twitter
- Chris Miller on Twitter
- Zoanne Clack on Twitter
- Cherry Chevapravatdumrong on Twitter
- John on Instagram
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- Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are also now available!
- Outro by Fred Tepper (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 2-22-23: The transcript of this episode can be found here.