We're Jen and Sam, and we're making an indie romantic comedy about a mixed couple. In this podcast we talk about everything from marketing our film, to screenwriting, to marriage in general. There are some lolz along the way.Get show notes and transcripts at: www.mysweetaffair.com/podcast
We're Jen and Sam, and we're making an indie romantic comedy about a mixed couple. In this podcast we talk about everything from marketing our film, to screenwriting, to marriage in general. There are some lolz along the way.Get show notes and transcripts at: www.mysweetaffair.com/podcast
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#32 Earning Your Stripes with Patrick Collison. On this episode of the Knowledge Project Podcast, I chat with Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of the leading online payment processing company, Stripe. If you’ve purchased anything online recently, there’s a good chance that Stripe facilitated the transaction. What is now an organization with over a thousand employees and handling tens of billions of dollars of online purchases every year, began as a small side experiment while Patrick and his brother John were going to college. During our conversation, Patrick shares the details of their unlikely journey and some of the hard-earned wisdom he picked up along the way. I hope you have something handy to write with because the nuggets per minute in this episode are off the charts. Patrick was so open and generous with his responses that I’m really excited for you to hear what he has to say. Here are just a few of the things we cover: The biggest (and most valuable) mistakes Patrick made in the early days of Stripe and how they helped him get better The characteristics that Patrick looks for in a new hire to fit and contribute to the Stripe company culture What compelled he and his brother to move forward with the early concept of Stripe, even though on paper it was doomed to fail from the start The gaps Patrick saw in the market that dozens of other processing companies were missing — and how he capitalized on them The lessons Patrick learned from scaling Stripe from two employees (he and his brother) to nearly 1,000 today How he evaluates the upsides and potential dangers of speculative positions within the company How his Irish upbringing influenced his ability to argue and disagree without taking offense (and how we can all be a little more “Irish”) The power of finding the right peer group in your social and professional circles and how impactful and influential it can be in determining where you end up. The 4 ways Patrick has modified his decision making process over the last 5 years and how it’s helped him develop as a person and as a business leader (this part alone is worth the listen) Patrick’s unique approach to books and how he chooses what he’s going to spend his time reading ...life in Silicon Valley, Baumol’s cost disease, and so, so much more. Patrick truly is one of the most warm, humble and down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure to speak with and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation together. I hope you will too! *** For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://www.fs.blog/podcast/ My free weekly Brain Food digest helps you upgrade your thinking. Don't miss out, sign up at https://www.fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on Twitter (https://twitter.com/farnamstreet)
Airbnb's Brian Chesky in Handcrafted. If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want. That's what Brian Chesky did. As CEO of Airbnb, Brian’s early work was more akin to a traveling salesman. He takes us back to his lean years – when he went door-to-door, meeting Airbnb hosts in person – and shares the imaginative route to crafting what he calls an "11-star experience.”
Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups. Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think). The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: Brad Johnson. In this episode we talk with Brad Johnson, who you may also know from his website and 52 Script Challenge ReadWatchWrite.com. We had a great talk about writing habit, the process, and critique. Brad is a pretty smart guy and he’s somehow figured out how to read and recall the entire internet. Enjoy the show!
Rank #2: James Ward Byrkit - Writer/Director of Coherence. On this episode we we’re honored to interview James Ward Byrkit, the Director of Coherence, one of Mike’s favorite indie films of late. It’s available for streaming on Amazon or downloand on iTunes.
Rank #1: Supporting Character Tips and Tricks. Adam tackles how to bring life to supporting characters using examples from GHOSTBUSTERS and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR followed by quick thoughts on James Franco’s INTERIOR LEATHER BAR. Plus, reaction to the HOW DID THIS GET MADE episode featuring COLOR OF NIGHT.
Rank #2: Big Action Screenwriting. This week, Adam talks about the best non-entertainment podcast for screenwriting ideas and takes a look at an action scene on the page that can easily be improved. Also, he provides a commentary and analysis of a scene from the classic action flick THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT.
Rank #1: SMaT - 6/22/2012 Welcome Back!.
Rank #1: Nocturne. This is a podcast about music. A podcast about Nocturne. A podcast of a Nocturne inspired by the BBC’s nightly Shipping Forecast. Produced and presented by composer, Arthur Keegan-Bole A K-B: Oh dear, I crashed the pips. In the world of radio, crashing the pips – that is, talking over the six sine tone beeps that mark the hour on BBC radio – is a serious faux pas. So, please, let me start again. Hello you are listening to Nocturne, a podcast about music, its relationship with the night. My name is Arthur Keegan-Bole and I’m a composer. The music you’re hearing is a piece I finished at the start of this year. It is called Nocturne and Nocturne is what this podcast is about. In it you will hear about the music’s materials and meaning, especially the role of radio extracts in the sound-world of the music which includes the BBC pips and, everyone’s favourite sedative, the Shipping Forecast. The piece was written and premiered in America so we will also discover how a non-U.K. audience without knowledge of these niche British sounds might understand this music. Let’s start by thinking about what a nocturne is. This is musicologist David Fay… David Fay: As you can probably tell from the words relationship with the English adjective ‘nocturnal’ a nocturne is a piece of music suggestive of the night. Although the Italian form of the word ‘notturno’ had been used frequently in the 18th Century as a name for pieces that were designed to be performed at night, it was Irishman John Field who first coined the French word ‘nocturne’ to describe a particular musical genre in a set of piano pieces published in 1815. Thereafter the Nocturne became a popular genre of composition for romantic pianist-composers most famously Frederick Chopin whose twenty-one Nocturnes remain the pinnacle of the genre. Field’s Nocturnes and many of those composed by others subsequently are lyrical in nature, with the pianist’s right hand playing a graceful, singing melody over broken chords in the left. The relationship with the night in these piano Nocturnes is usually in their evocation of a tranquil atmosphere which can be associated with the nocturnal ambience of a calm, still night… presumably in the countryside. However, despite the quietly lyrical, pianistic connotations of the word ‘Nocturne’ it has been used as a title for pieces written for other instruments and ensembles particularly from the Twentieth Century onwards. Some of these explore other aspects of the nocturnal environment – whether the natural sounds we hear at night or the world of dreams, or, perhaps, nightmares to which we succumb nightly. A K-B I hope my piece simply has the sound of a nocturne – unspecifically yet unequivocally conjuring night-time. However, we all like a story to guide us, and a narrative of some kind helps the composing process a great deal. So, let me ask you… have you ever fallen asleep to the sound of the Shipping Forecast? Between 12:40 and 1:00am a magical series of sounds are broadcast on BBC Radio 4. This is Closedown. A tune called Sailing By kicks it off, this is what is known in the trade as an ‘identifier’ so those trying to tune in can easily find the station, it is also a ‘buffer’ filling time so that the Shipping Forecast (which follows) starts exactly the scheduled time. I’ve always wondered why they use Ronald Binge’s light orchestral tune. Would it not be clearer to continually repeat the name of the station? Perhaps, but that is certainly not good radio. So, to an extent at least it’s an aesthetic choice. For a long time I struggled to sleep, from time-to-time I still do but I can always count on this bit of radio to help me drift. It is about drifting between one state and another all sorts of strange, ‘in-between’ landscapes and seascapes. This is the narrative behind the first half of this music. It is a strange lullaby, drifting between the real and the unconscious, lingering in a penumbral state. Folk singer Lisa Knapp has recently produced a brilliant radio documentary about artistic responses to the Shipping Forecast so I need not explore that aspect of this music any further. What has less attention than the Shipping Forecast is the poor old pips (those six beeps that mark the hour). A perfunctory acoustic signal… I love the pips. Have a listen… They are great aren’t they? ! I’ve always heard a latent activity sitting between the pips, a restlessness as they try to break out of their crucial, chronological confines. Can you hear it? No? What about now? A-ha! There you go… now you are getting it! Many of the British listeners to both the piece and this podcast will, hopefully, share a familiarity with the sounds I draw on in the tape part of Nocturne. A familiarity gained through experiencing the pips and the Shipping Forecast frequently over the airwaves of BBC radio. But what about those who haven’t had this pleasure? What about those who, through indifference, inaccessibility or pure radio phobia have no knowledge of the sonic signals that sculpt the dreamy narrative of Nocturne? The residents of Rochester, New York state for example, where this piece was written and received its premiere? What did the pips and the ships mean to them? Here’s David Fay again whose research into semiotics tackles the tricky tangle that is musical meaning. D.F. Meanings are generated in peoples minds as they perceive and interpret signs whilst experiencing music. Which trigger related thoughts and feelings drawn from the listener’s memory. The resulting mental web of what I call meaning-relations – the signs, thoughts and feelings that are brought into contact with one-another whilst listening – draws on the listener’s relevant previous experiences. These are integrated with the signs that are being experienced in the musical situation and a mental concept of the piece’s meaning is built up in the listener’s mind. Meanings stem from the combination of a wealth of different signs from many different media, whether music, words, sights or smells. A K-B So, whilst an American audience wouldn’t have previous experience of the Shipping Forecast upon which to draw in their construction of meaning, they would be reminded of radio in general, by the specific grain of sound and the nature of the extracts of spoken material. D.F. Moreover [oh, he’s back!] in this particular case, ideas of Britishness would be integrated into their webs of meaning as they recognise the presenter’s BBC accents. And, even though they lack the knowledge of the specific nocturnal signifiers that insomniac British listeners might bring to their understanding of the piece, the title at least would direct American listeners toward a nocturnal interpretation of the piece. A K-B Clearly, the meaning of the piece will differ between those who have previous experience of the material referenced in the tape part and those who don’t. D.F. However, a core of meanings would probably be shared between listeners either side of the pond given their shared experience of the English language, the medium of radio and also, of course, a common cultural understanding of the Western harmonic tradition that Nocturne exploits to generate it’s hazy, happy sense of tucked up tranquility. A K-B Okay. We are winding down now, sleep should soon be upon us. We’ve thought long and hard about it so let’s take a moment to just listen… for a short while at least. This is the end of this nocturne about Nocturne and Nocturnes. To hear the music in full go to arthurkeeganbole.com. My thanks goes to Tom Torrisi, the guitarist you have been hearing, David Fay, Pod Academy and to you, for listening. Good night. This is the first of a series on podcasts of New Music by Arthur Keegan-Bole, to be broadcast on Pod Academy in the New Year. Picture: Sunset off Portland by Deck Accessory. Portland is one of the places mentioned in the Shipping Forecast. If you are an insomniac or a night person, you might also like our podcast Night Walking.
Rank #2: The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos. ‘Water wars’ used to seem like the stuff of science fiction. But water poverty is creating major geopolitical upheaval right now in the real world. It contributed to the Arab Spring in Egypt, and to the growth of ISIS in Syria argues Dr Karen Piper, who teaches post colonial studies and English and is adjunct professor of geography at the University of Missouri. In this conversation with Pod Academy’s Craig Barfoot, about her extensively researched book, The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos Dr Piper paints a disturbing picture of the world’s journey towards the ‘coming chaos’ – including dams that dessicate neighbouring countries and an International Monetary Fund that insists on developing countries handing over their water to multinational corporations who make a profit from drought. The UN has declared access to clean drinking water to be a human right, but can do little to enforce that right. Karen Piper says that is was scary in conducting her research, to talk to climate scientists, and to see the droughts and coastal erosion and species moving. But, she says, she met dedicated activists, and her hope is that people can make the change. Picture of water droplets by Matt Newman
Rank #1: The Screenwriting Podcast #3: Moneyball. Hosts Claude, Lena, and Jay discuss the "ins and outs" of "Moneyball" directed by Bennett Miller and written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin.
Rank #2: The Screenwriting Podcast #2: Drive. Hosts Claude, Lena, and Jay discuss the high octane thriller "Drive," written by Hossein Amini and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
Rank #1: The Hit | Clint Horvath. Clint Horvath talks shop about his short script, 'The Hit' - Logline: "In the midst of his hired kill, a Hitman is visited by his drug abused Uncle and learns the essence of life from his six-year-old cousin." Learn more at ScriptShopShow.com/98
Rank #2: Nasty | Sean Patrick Leonard. Sean Patrick Leonard talks shop about his short screenplay, 'Nasty'. - Logline: "On the night of their monthly book club, 6 friends are reeling from the effects of the new administration and the Women's March that followed soon after. On this particular night these women decide to take things into their own hands."
Rank #1: Episode 48 - Character Flaw and Story Emotion. Sponsored by our lovely wine sponsor, Steele Wines, and the incomparable screenwriting and career coach, Lee Jessup, this episode dives into the importance of delivering character flaw and how it relates to creating emotion - not only within each individual scene and moment, but how the emotion evolves and changes throughout your structured story. Whether you're writing a feature of a TV series, you'll get a lot out of this episode that Max hosts alongside one of his Story Farm coaches, Cameron Graham. Cameron has been in the screenwriting education game for nearly two decades, and loves working one-on-one with writers. If you're curious about The Story Farm, check out www.TheStoryFarm.org or email Max directly at email@example.com or find out more. Remember, Felicity Wren and Max Timm always have open Q&A during every Facebook Live broadcast, so you should tune in when they broadcast their next live chat. Even though most broadcasts focus on a particular subject, every writer is welcome to ask anything they like at any time. Felicity and Max will do their best to give you a straight and honest answer. This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are no longer available. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more information regarding ISA events, contests, or consulting offers. Just reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help. You can reach out to Max regarding any type of query: email@example.com If you have particular interest in working with him on a one-on-one coaching and development basis, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. His Story Farm development and coaching service is quickly becoming the best in the business! Felicity can also be reached at Felicity@networkisa.org. She, too, can work with you one-on-one, so don't hesitate to inquire. We can't wait to support you. Subjects and themes for the broadcasts change from week to week, so stay tuned on most Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm Los Angeles time. For a specific schedule and set of announcements, "Like" the ISA Facebook page and keep up to date.
Rank #2: It's All About Desire, with Story Master, Michael Hauge, and Max Timm. Bringing on the great Michael Hauge on the Curious About Screenwriting podcast is always a treat. Michael Hauge has been a screenwriting and story consultant for nearly 40 years, having worked one-on-one with writers at every level, from novice to A-List (Will Smith swears by him). He's one of the best, and it never fails that any time we have Michael on, something new and seemingly priceless is learned. In this interview, the ISA's Max Timm and Michael talk about the importance of desire within a character, the differences between plot goals and character goals, and how they all live and breathe together within a very specific structure. Michael is also offering up his 6-Stage Structure Chart through the link below for you all to be able to get a sense of how the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Acts work within a feature film. So take a listen and soak in all of the knowledge! Michael's 6-Stage Structure Chart: https://www.storymastery.com/isachart
Rank #1: Inception. Story Analysts Daniel Calvisi and Rob Rich discuss Christopher Nolan's Inception.
Rank #2: Memento. Christopher Nolan's film noir masterpiece Memento is analyzed beat by beat by Story Analysts Daniel Calvisi and William Robert Rich with special guest, screenwriter Christine Conradt.
Rank #1: Ep 161: How Film Distribution Deals Work. In this episode, we talk about about how film distribution deals work.
Rank #2: Ep 196: Media Distribution [Scott Kirkpatrick - Part 1]. In this episode, motion picture executive Scott Kirkpatrick talks about media distribution how to level up your career to work on bigger projects.
Rank #1: Ep 48 HOW TO MAKE A MICRO BUDGET INDIE FILM, WIN AWARDS & GET A CINEMA RELEASE with the team behind ‘Guardians’. Director Mark AC Brown and actor David Whitney talk about how they made their new quite brilliant indie film Guardians. How Mark made a film for his degree but it was a great experiment and not to be seen again. How he wrote a feature script for Nu Image but the ‘Expendables’ ruined it and how it is best to write something to make yourself for free or on a micro budget. What do have available to you ? How when making an indie film, continuity is not as important as the story. How the establishing scene of a character is so important. But don’t waste time on drone shots. Then get the most amount of permissions you can get. And if not shoot anyway Suzanne Smith – their DoP was a runner on a Brainehound (their production company) short and worked her way up. Made short film Beard with David and Mark and proved herself as a brilliant DoP and How having great all rounders like Fred Fournier and Joe Starrs as editor and 1st AD respectively is vital as is keeping your ‘team’ from your shorts/music videos and bringing them with you. With low budget you have to juggle and Workaround people schedules and how ‘Withnails’ – Richard E Grant’s marvelous book was an inspiration (and The Wah Wah Diaries) When you are supposed to be doing he scene in 4 shots but end up doing it in one but it’s one of the best moments in the film so don’t have to stick to your shot lists. Tried to plan it but played the moment when it came to it. Why post can take so long when you are asking for favours on a micro budget film How they learned from other filmmakers and how they distributed their films – Ben Cookson, Fizz and Ginger’s Two Down and James Rumsey’s Drunk on love. Mark wanted to have a cinema run so choose Our Screen to have a theatrical release. Then the release got extended as it sold out for the second night. And how they opened a festival in a double bill with recent horror film IT. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jsku5m/Mark_AC_Brown_David_Whitney_-_Guardians.mp3 Links The Film: http://www.guardiansfilm.co.uk/ Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq25LXWmsps&t=10s Twitter https://twitter.com/guardiansbhf Facebook https://www.facebook.com/guardiansfilm/ Mark AC Brown http://www.markacbrown.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Brainehowndfilm David Whitney http://www.davidwhitney.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWhitney Follow us www.TheFilmmakersPodcast.com T: @filmmakerspod Giles Alderson www.directedbygiles T: @gilesalderson
Rank #2: Ep 56 HOW TO SPEAK TO FILM INVESTORS, SEIS/EIS and FILM FINANCE with EXEC PRODUCER PETER DUNPHY. The wonderful and delightfully film investment savvy Peter Dunphy from Gizmo Film joins us to discuss film finance, how important your investors are not just at the beginning and How the feature film Funny Cow starring Maxine Peake, which is out now came to be. How being an Exec Producer can have it’s perks but also it’s downfalls like having to sack actors but gives us the best way to do it. We discuss his latest TV show Mad to be Normal starring David Tennant and Elizabeth Moss which is coming out soon How he worked for business man James Caan and became an expert on tax which proved to be invaluable. “Every film you are involved in you make big mistake and say I’m not going to doing that again. “ Mistakes are not seeing the route to market. You should be thinking about distribution and sales “If you can’t get sales agent or distributor at the early stages. Get a new project” We discuss the best way to move forward with a project when you just have a script. We go into detail on SEIS, EIS and film tax relief *note SEIS – 50% tax rebate for investors. Limit is 150k. Plus loss relief on top of that. So 75% is risk free. EIS. Investors can raise up to 10mil per investor And by getting advanced assurance. Allows you to give comfort to your investor. Now the government want you to make a slate of films. Rather than one. Film tax relief. If making a film in the UK you qualify up to 25% of film tax relief. “Spend the money as if it was your own” Surviving Christmas. Good cast, EIS advance assurance and UK tax credit in place. “The moment you get the the film wrapped you now have an asset, which the investors have a stake in. We also discuss how to keep investors at bay or entertained. https://thefilmmakerspodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/firwpp/Peter_Dunphy.mp3 LINKS Trailer ‘Funny Cow’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qDFb7qUV30 Film INFO www.funnycowfilm.co.uk www.gizmofilms.com Twitter @Gizmo Films @PeterDunphy1 Follow us www.thefilmmakerspodcast.com @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @cjamedirect
Rank #1: SYS Podcast Episode 207: Breaking Into Television With Screenwriting Career Coach Carole Kirschner. Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 207: Breaking Into Television With Screenwriting Career Coach Carole Kirschner' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Screenwriting career coach and founder of the CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, Carole Kirschner, talks about getting an agent and breaking into the television business as a screenwriter. The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android […]
Rank #2: SYS Podcast Episode 240: Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen Talks About His Writing Process And His Career As A Writer/Director. Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 240: Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen Talks About His Writing Process And His Career As A Writer/Director' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, The Stuff, Maniac Cop, Guilty As Sin, Phone Booth) talks about his long career as a TV writer, a feature film writer, and an iconic […]
Rank #1: DZ-44: Marvel - First Acts and Establishing Characters. How can your first act effectively establish your character journey? First Acts are hard. They have to set so much in motion, especially setting up characters. To help them understand how to write effective first acts better, Stu and Chas turn their analytical gaze to a franchise that has been refining and reiterating its first act "schema" for over a decade... THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE. The MCU has made (to date) six separate origin films, each tasked with establishing their titular characters. So you'd think they'd have found some patterns that works for them. In this episode, we take a look at three of these: IRON MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and DOCTOR STRANGE. Stu also makes numerous comparisons to THOR, and we enthuse about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol 2. As we breakdown where these first acts succeed (and, er, not-succeed), our discussion moves through sequence structure, macguffins, supporting characters, exposition... and -- most importantly -- Character Wounds and Character Flaws. Even if you don't care for MCU films, there is plenty to learn from how they approach their first acts. SPOILERS ABOUND!! ... and stick around after the end credits, for an important announcement re: our launching of a Patreon. Audio quotations used for educational purposes only. Timestamps indicated below. Chapter markers included in the mp3. EPISODE LINKS DRAFT ZERO - Related Episodes DZ-09: Characterising Introductions DZ-11: Clash of the MacGuffins! DZ-15: World Building Rules, Okay? IRON MAN w: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway [@ 7m 42s] YouTube: Full Intro Scene - AC/DC YouTube: Tony wins an award Find it on JustWatch GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY w: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman [@ 39m 08s] YouTube: A Bunch of "A" Holes YouTube: Bunch of Jackass's Standing In a Circle Find it on JustWatch DOCTOR STRANGE w: Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill [@ 1hr 18m 13s] YouTube: Ultimate Operation Scene YouTube: Heal the Body Find it on JustWatch WRAP UP [@ 1hr 47m 28s] DZ-43: Driving Sequences – Character and Plot Intensity WHAA? PATREON? [@1hr 57m 08s] /r/screenwriting Support us on Patreon Please send feedback to ask at draft-zero.com, via our web form or twitter @draft_zero We are @chasffisher and @stuwillis on twitter. Please considering rating or subscribing to us on Apple Podcast! or sharing us on the Social Medias! We like finding new listeners. Thanks to Khrob and Nick for being patrons. They're good people.
Rank #2: DZ-31: Tools for Better Dialogue. How does dialogue serve to reveal character? Chas & Stu are joined once again by the renowned script developer and producer, Stephen Cleary. In the first part of our series on writing better dialogue (there will be more!), we take a close look at how dialogue serves character: individuating characters, revealing characterisation, shifting status, and much more. Together, they (well, mostly Stephen) break down scenes from ANALYSE THIS, NOTTING HILL, REMAINS OF THE DAY and THE AVENGERS. In a first for Draft Zero, we include audio excerpts to make everything even clearer / stop Chas & Stu (mostly Stu) from butchering lines. That, and not everything is on YouTube. And, in back matter, we continue the discussion into more academic areas of the difference between theatrical, cinematic and television dialogue. EPISODE LINKS Stephen Cleary's Website: http://www.stephenclearyfilm.com Inglorious Bastards - "Strudel" ANALYSE THIS screenplay by Peter Tolan and Harold Ramis and Kenneth Lonergan YouTube: Analyze This - "Anxiety Disorder" YouTube: Remains of the Day - "Book" NOTTING HILL by Richard Curtis YouTube: Notting Hill - "Just A Girl" THE AVENGERS by Joss Whedon YouTube: The Avengers - "We're a Timebomb" Goodreads: Directing Actors by Judith Weston iView: Please Like Me Please send feedback to ask at draft-zero.com, via our web form or twitter @draft_zero We are @chasffisher and @stuwillis on twitter. Please considering rating or subscribing to us on iTunes! or sharing us on the Social Medias! We like listeners.
Rank #1: Write On with "The Disaster Artist" Screenwriter, Scott Neustadter. 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 Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes!
Rank #2: John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions Talks Selling Scripts. John Zaozirny, principal at Bellevue Productions, takes time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about selling scripts, scripts that top the Black List and what it means when a script is "set up." Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes!
Rank #1: Episode 83 - A Self-Distribution Success Story with Griffin Hammond. Griffin Hammond made a 33-minute documentary about Sriracha that he self-distributed and made money. That's right. Real money. We follow his journey to success from Facebook and Kickstarter all the way to Amazon Prime.
Rank #2: Episode 131 - How We Write Stories. This week Timothy talks a bit about restructuring his approach to his script, which leads to a deep conversation about how he and Alrik come up with the stories they write, plus some big news from Alrik about The Alternate.
Rank #1: BPS 002: How to Write a Screenplay with Fight Club Screenwriter Jim Uhls. First Rule of Jim Uhls, YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT Jim Uhls!We I have a MAJOR treat for the tribe this week. I have no other than Jim Uhls, the master screenwriter behind David Fincher's "Fight Club", one of the greatest films in my generation, in my humble option.When Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club was making the rounds in Hollywood, it was a tough sale to be adapted for the screen. But then Brad Pitt got involved; add David Fincher and Ed Norton, throw Jim Uhls into the mix and you've got a modern classic.Jim’s screenwriting credits include of course the modern classic “Fight Club” the feature-film "Jumper" the NBC television film "Semper Fi" and the SyFy miniseries "Spin".In this remarkable discussion, Jim Uhls breaks the first rule of Fight Club: He talks about it, working with David Fincher, why he hates outlines and why you should interview your characters. Step inside the mind of the man who figured out how to conquer Hollywood as he lays down knowledge bomb after knowledge bomb in this eye-opening interview.Towards the end of the interview, Jim gives easily the GREATEST ADVICE ON HOW TO BECOME A WORKING SCREENWRITER I EVER HEARD! This podcast is not to be missed.Enjoy my conversation with Jim Uhls.
Rank #2: BPS 048: Bulletproof: Writing Scripts that Don't Get Shot Down. Today on the show we have screenwriters David and Diamond and David Weissman. Their credits include studios movies like Family Man, Evolution, Old Dogs and When in Rome. We discuss their adventures in the screenwriting trade, working with studios and their new book Bulletproof: Writing Scripts that Don't Get Shot Down.The team of Diamond and Weissman have been writing movies and mentoring filmmakers for decades. In this practical guide, they take the aspiring writer by the hand and guide them through the logistics and tools of writing an attention-grabbing, audience-pleasing screenplay. Readers will learn the interests and needs of managers, agents, producers, executives, financiers, directors, and actors. Diamond and Weissman attribute their phenomenal success to a career-long focus on the motives and priorities of film sponsors and benefactors.Whether it’s a theatrical release or a streaming movie, a major, big-budget tent pole or an intimate, character-driven indie drama, Diamond and Weissman apply their time-tested approach. This fresh way of thinking will resonate with writers, industry professionals, and cinephiles excited to peek under the hood at what makes their favorite films tick.Bulletproof: Writing Scripts that Don't Get Shot Down is the rare screenwriting instructional penned by authors with both massive credits and decades of business experience.Enjoy my conversation with David and Diamond and David Weissman.