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Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

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Rank #103 in TV & Film category

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Technology
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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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48 Ratings
Average Ratings
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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

48 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
6
0
0
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!
Cover image of Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #103 in TV & Film category

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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!

Rank #1: 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
36 mins
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Rank #2: 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
51 mins
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Rank #3: Write On with Screenwriting Partners Ronald Bronstein & Josh Safdie Talk "Good Time," Starring Robert Pattinson

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After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. 

 We recently sat down with Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie to learn more about their new crime-drama Good Time. The writing-duo also share why they stray from traditional story-structure norms and how they use their characters to unfold the story.

 You can see Good Time on VOD and in theaters, August 25th!

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Aug 24 2017
48 mins
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Rank #4: Write On: Women in Comics

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Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (‘Misfit City’ for BOOM! Studios), Shannon Watters (Senior Editor at BOOM! Studios and Co-writer of ‘Lumberjanes’) and Christina Weir (‘Bad Medicine’) discuss their respective writing careers, how they started writing graphic novels, and their advice for new creators looking to get their own work out there. 

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Sep 11 2018
50 mins
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Rank #5: 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
27 mins
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Rank #6: 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
39 mins
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Rank #7: Write On with Madhouse Entertainment Manager and Big Break Judge, Adam Kolbrenner: How He Can Tell if You're Serious About Screenwriting

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Madhouse Entertainment manager, Adam Kolbrenner, shares how he learned the art of representation in the industry, why continued education is so important for screenwriters and the very reason he volunteers his time as a judge for our Big Break Screenwriting Contest. 

Madhouse Entertainment is a management and production company that has a long track record of working with incredible writers and writer/directors in both TV and film.

The regular deadline is fast approaching! Enter Big Break by June 26th for a chance to be read by Kolbrenner and many more esteemed managers: https://goo.gl/zzKDzT

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Jun 21 2017
32 mins
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Rank #8: #BeTheChange - Write On with Screenwriter Teresa Huang

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Writer-Producer-Actress Teresa Huang discusses her early start in activism, the role she sees People of Color playing in the current WGA negotiations, The Breakthrough Reading Series she co-founded and much more.

The next Breakthrough Reading Series event is on Monday, July 29th. Learn about their events here!

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Jul 22 2019
47 mins
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Rank #9: 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
38 mins
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Rank #10: Write On: Live Horror Panel with Chris Olen Ray and Seth Sherwood

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Emmy-award winning producer/director Chris Olen Ray (The First Purge, Circus Kane) and writer/director/producer Seth Sherwood (Hell Fest Movie, Light As a Feather) discuss their collective careers and share their insight on the horror genre in front of a live audience at the New York Film Academy of Los Angeles. 

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Oct 16 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #11: Write On with "The Disaster Artist" Screenwriter, Scott Neustadter

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Scott Neustadter of The Disaster Artist at the Cat & Fiddle

Neustadter shared stories from his career, discussed how he and co-writer Michael Weber developed the screenplay for the film and answered questions from the audience.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter where we will announce our next panel in Spring of 2018! @finaldraftinc

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Dec 22 2017
34 mins
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Rank #12: Manager Marc Manus Talks Unearthing Gems and the Scripts that Catch His Eye

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Big Break judge and Zero Gravity literary manager, Marc Manus, discusses how he got his start, what types of scripts excite him, and how he “goes to the mat” for his screenwriters.

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May 05 2017
38 mins
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Rank #13: 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
26 mins
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Rank #14: 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
29 mins
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Rank #15: Write On with Writer/Director/Producer Aya Tanimura

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Aya Tanimura shares how she got her start as a storyteller, her first break directing music videos for Katy Perry, and how writing for the music business differs from writing for films. 

To give a better understanding of the steps directors take to pitch a music video concept, Tanimura has shared her treatment for Disney's Dream Big, Princess campaign - a re-imagining of the Disney Princess franchises. You can download the PDF here!

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Oct 09 2018
38 mins
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Rank #16: Write On with WME's Head of Story, Adam Novak

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Adam Novak is Head of Story at William Morris/Endeavor in addition to being a novelist. His latest book, Freaks of the Industry, explores the angels and demons of Hollywood. 

Novak chatted with us about his start as a Reader, becoming the Head of Story at WME and the incredible story of his novel going straight to print, without notes. 

You can find Freaks of the Industry at www.booksoup.com

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Feb 22 2018
41 mins
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Rank #17: Write On with "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" Writer/Director Taika Waititi Talks Keeping Your Audience Engaged

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Writer, actor, director Taika Waititi tells us about creating a new comedy scene in New Zealand and how to keep people feeling like they're a part of your story. He also let slip the inspirations for his What We Do in the Shadows character Viago: His mother combined with C-3PO. 

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Dec 23 2016
21 mins
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Rank #18: Write On with AFF Script Competition Director Steven DeBose

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Austin Film Festival’s Steven DeBose discusses his journey from festival employee to newly appointed script competition director, the culture that defines Austin Film Festival, and the VIP access afforded to all attendees who come prepared for the endless networking opportunities.

Submissions are currently open to the AFF script competition. Learn more about entering here!

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Mar 05 2019
26 mins
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Rank #19: 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
35 mins
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Rank #20: Write On with "Arrival" Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on NASA, Palindromes and Breaking the Rules of Writing

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Eric Heisserer brings the science world to our doorstep and tells us what it's like to break unspoken rules while writing. 

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Dec 22 2016
34 mins
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