John and Craig discuss the hot new trend of firing jerks from successful TV shows. Why is it happening now like never before? Is there an important distinction between being “difficult” and being a jerk? We also follow up on listener suggestions for outlining tools, and answer questions about the landscape of feature comedy, the […]
John and Craig discuss the digital tools of the trade. From outline to first draft to production rewrites, screenwriters find themselves facing different challenges. We talk about what works for each of us. We also speculate on what impact Highland 2’s gender analysis tool will have. Then we answer listener questions about following the “rules” […]
John and Craig step up to the whiteboard to look at the story logic in our scripts, then examine how tricks and gimmicks can help keep scenes interesting.
In 2011, I wrote a post detailing my writing setup. Over the past five years several things have changed, so I thought I’d give it update.
Many listeners have asked how Craig and I record our weekly podcast, so here’s a quick rundown of our standard operating procedure.
John and Craig discuss the polarizing potentate of Deadline Hollywood Daily, then segue into what a healthy entertainment journalism ecosystem might look like.
Several folks on Twitter have asked me whether the iPad mini is good for reading screenplays.
It is. It’s really good.
Stu Maschwitz explains how blogging led him to fall out of love with as-you-type formatting and embrace plain text.
Nothing is overkill if it helps. The only danger I see is that you can spend so much time getting the wiki just right that you never actually write the movie.
The three major manufactures of motion picture cameras have stopped making new film cameras.
Khoi Vinh argues the Blu-ray format is demonstrably worse than what came before it.
We pushed a minor update (1.0.8) to Less IMDb, which makes three requested changes.