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Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

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Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, Final Draft, interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry. Subscribe today to catch every episode!

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Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, Final Draft, interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry. Subscribe today to catch every episode!

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Write On with WME's Head of Story, Adam Novak

By lordsofdawn - Feb 28 2018
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Fantastic interview. Funny and very helpful as a writer!

Amazing

By Nick mickle The One - Sep 16 2015
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Truly incredible, just wish there were more!

iTunes Ratings

69 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
9
4
2
1

Write On with WME's Head of Story, Adam Novak

By lordsofdawn - Feb 28 2018
Read more
Fantastic interview. Funny and very helpful as a writer!

Amazing

By Nick mickle The One - Sep 16 2015
Read more
Truly incredible, just wish there were more!
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Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

Latest release on Feb 11, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Write On with Screenwriting Career Coach Lee Jessup

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For the last 20 years, Lee Jessup has been coaching screenwriters on all elements of a successful career. Brand assessment and strategy, effective networking, crafting a memorable origin story that makes writers shine in a general meeting - Lee discusses all of this and more.  You can learn more about Lee Jessup's services here

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Apr 23 2019

39mins

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Rank #2: Write On with "The Shape of Water" Screenwriter, Vanessa Taylor

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Screenwriter, Vanessa Taylor recently chatted with us about her latest project, The Shape of Water, which she co-wrote with Guillermo del Toro. Taylor takes us inside the process of how the two collaborated on the acclaimed film.

Vanessa also discusses following in her mother's footsteps as a writer, the advice she wishes she had taken and her experience in writers rooms, such as Game of Thrones and Alias

Shape of Water is now playing in theaters, nationwide.

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Jan 04 2018

27mins

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Rank #3: Write On with Apple TV+'s 'Dickinson' Creator Alena Smith

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Alena Smith, Creator of Apple TV+'s Dickinson,  discusses how the show uses modern language and music to illuminate its themes, why this isn't just a traditional biopic and more. 

The show is an offbeat look into the life of Emily Dickinson, exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family in the 19th Century. Dicksnson is available for streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. 

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Nov 19 2019

30mins

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Rank #4: Write On with Two-Time Austin Film Fest Screenwriting Competition Winner Troy Anthony Miller

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Being the only writer to hold the coveted distinction of being a two-time Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition winner, Troy Anthony Miller attributes his affinity for screenwriting to the life-long lessons he picked up through traveling abroad, working in other careers and maintaining a determined and collaborative work ethic.

We speak with Troy about his feature scripts, The Hitch, a thriller focusing on a young Alfred Hitchcock, and the female centric sports comedy, The Olympian, and more from his career.

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Jul 25 2018

49mins

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Rank #5: Write On with Paul Schrader

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Legendary writer-director and Final Draft Hall of Famer Paul Schrader discusses his acclaimed film First Reformed and offers insights into his creative drive throughout his career. Starring Ethan Hawke, First Reformed tells the story of a Protestant minister facing spiritual and moral questions at his floundering historical church in upstate New York. 

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Jan 08 2019

51mins

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Rank #6: Write On with Josh Singer, Oscar-winning screenwriter of 'Spotlight'

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“Getting in there and trying to find what’s compelling about these stories and then communicate that and grab people and bring them into the theaters…That job I love.”

Josh Singer, Oscar-winning screenwriter of Spotlight, discusses his start in children’s entertainment, breaking into the industry through writing spec scripts and transitioning from working in TV to writing research-heavy features like First Man, now in theaters. 

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Dec 04 2018

45mins

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Rank #7: Write On with Career Coach Carole Kirschner

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Carole Kirschner is the creator of the CBS Diversity Writers Program, director of the WGA Showrunner training program, and a highly sought-after entertainment career coach. Carol discusses what it takes to get into the programs she is involved with, important advice for writers just starting out, and much more. 

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Sep 04 2019

33mins

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Rank #8: Write On with 2017 Big Break Feature-Drama Winner, Julia Mogerman

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2017 Big Break Grand Prize Winner in the feature-drama category, Julia Mogerman, talks about her writing process from outlining, constructing characters and finding sources of conflict to connecting with her new manager, Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue and gaining inspiration through travel.

The 2018 Big Break contest regular deadline is around the corner. Is this your year? Learn more about the contest that launches careers and our winners' continued success stories here!

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Apr 24 2018

26mins

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Rank #9: Write On with 'Ozark' Showrunner Chris Mundy

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Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy discusses his transition from Rolling Stone contributor to television writer, how Ozark came to be, and the dynamics of the show's writers room.  Ozark seasons one and two are available for streaming now on Netflix. 

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May 29 2019

29mins

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Rank #10: Write On with Big Break Grand Prize Winners Jeff Cassidy and Myles Reid

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Since winning the 2018 Big Break Screenwriting Contest, writers Jeff Cassidy and Myles Reid have been busy taking industry meetings with managers, agents, and producers. In this episode of Write On, Cassidy and Reid discuss their Big Break experience and what's next in their careers. Listen now!

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Feb 12 2019

35mins

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Rank #11: Write On with Motherless Brooklyn Writer-Director Edward Norton

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Edward Norton, writer-director, producer and star of the new film Motherless Brooklyn discusses the long journey to get the film made, what makes a great adaptation and more. Set against the backdrop of 1950’s New York, Warner Brothers' Motherless Brooklyn follows a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette syndrome as he tries to solve the murder of his mentor and only true friend.

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Oct 31 2019

35mins

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Rank #12: Write On with Literary Manager & Big Break Judge Markus Goerg of Heroes and Villains

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We chatted with Literary Manager Markus Goerg of Heroes and Villains, who recently signed two 2017 Big Break Finalists to his roster: Nicola Pinzon (Feature, Diversity) and JJ Bailey (Hour-Long, TV). Goerg shares what it takes to be a story-focused content and management company, how to get his attention with your material, and the importance of knowing your brand.

Founded in 2007, Heroes and Villains Entertainment is a leader in content creation and talent management. Specializing in film, TV, video games, and more, Heroes and Villains boasts a vast slate of content and creators that continues to grow.

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May 01 2018

29mins

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Rank #13: Write On with 'Murder Mystery' Writer James Vanderbilt

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James Vanderbilt discusses Murder Mystery's record-breaking weekend on Netflix, his influences when writing the script, his writing process and much more. 

Murder Mystery is an action-comedy about a New York cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Anniston) who go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.

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Jun 25 2019

47mins

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Rank #14: Write On with Emmy®-Nominated Veep Showrunner David Mandel

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Emmy-nominated showrunner David Mandel discusses crafting the final season of Veep, his experiences working on other shows including Curb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeld, and Saturday Night Live, and much more. 

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Aug 27 2019

50mins

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Rank #15: Write On with Oscar-Winning 'BlacKkKlansman' writer David Rabinowitz

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David Rabinowitz discusses how he and his writing partner Charlie Wachtel got the rights to adapt BlacKkKlansman, getting Jordan Peele and Spike Lee on board, and their Oscar win!

The bio-crime-drama is about Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, who successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader.

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May 06 2019

38mins

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Rank #16: Write On with "Altered Carbon" writer Nevin Densham, live from New York Film Academy

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Writer and producer Nevin Densham recently shared stories from his career, discussed how he broke into the industry, and answered questions from the live audience.

Altered Carbon, from Netflix, is a futuristic drama about a prisoner who returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

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May 15 2018

55mins

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Rank #17: Write On with 'The Nightingale' Writer-Director Jennifer Kent

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Writer-director Jennifer Kent discusses why she wanted to tell this story, subverting audience expectations, her research process and more.  The Nightingale is set in 1825 and follows an Irish convict woman along with her Aboriginal tracker as they journey through the Tasmanian wilderness in pursuit of the British officer who wronged her.  

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Aug 06 2019

36mins

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Rank #18: Write On with Writer-Director Sebastián Silva

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"I've seen what you witness in Tyrel many times and it's definitely not comfortable and it carries a lot of hidden tension and hypocrisy."

Award-winning Chilean writer-director Sebastián Silva talks about his love of Sundance, his filmmaking process, and his films, including Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The Maid (2009) and his latest release, Tyrel (2018).

Information on Tyrel can be found HERE!

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Dec 11 2018

23mins

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Rank #19: Write On with 'Fighting with My Family' writer-director Stephen Merchant

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Fighting with My Family writer-director Stephen Merchant talks with us about his career in both film and television, how he determines what is vital to a story during the editing process, and the creative ways he moved the story along through commentators in the film. 

The dramedy (based on a true story) about a former wrestler and his family who make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment is in theaters now! 

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Feb 25 2019

28mins

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Rank #20: Write On with "Wonder" Director and Writer, Stephen Chbosky

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Stephen Chbosky is the writer/director of Wonder, based on the New York Times best-selling novel about a 10-year-old boy with facial deformities who has to confront the challenges of attending a mainstream school, starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.   

 Chbosky shares the fatherly advice that inspired him to write for film, how taking eight months off to focus on family elevated his script for Beauty and the Beast, and four steps to uncover your best ideas (The Chbosky Method). 

Wonder is playing in theaters nationwide!

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Jan 11 2018

43mins

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