Jan 19, 2016
Craig and John play “How Would This Be a Movie?” looking at
three articles in the news.
A band of pensioners pull off an audacious jewel heist – but is
it a Working Title comedy, or something darker? Where does the
story begin and end? What’s the MacGuffin?
A researcher investigates sleep paralysis and visions of an
Italian witch. Is the movie a straightforward horror thriller, and
if so, how do you make the audience care about your hero?
A revenge porn king is confronted by his victims. But would the
movie version be an investigation (like Spotlight), or a tale of
personal justice (like Taken)?
We also need your suggestions for finding a non-coffeeshop place
to write when sharing a studio apartment.
Cloverfield Lane trailer
- Rachel Bloom at the
Golden Globes, and on Scriptnotes,
- Kvell at
- Andrea Berloff on Scriptnotes,
144 and the Bonus
Straight Outta Compton episode, and the Bonus Drew
Tickets are now available to see John talk to Andrea, Drew and
more at the Writers Guild Foundation Beyond Words panel on February
- Get your tickets
now for Scriptnotes, Live on January 25 with Jason Bateman and
Kasdan, a benefit for Hollywood HEART
- On February 13, John will receive
the WGA’s 2016 Valentine Davies Award
Spark: Aline Brosh McKenna
7 British Men Guilty Of Massive Easter Gem Heist on NPR
- Eddie the
Imposter on Wikipedia
- The Demon
Vanquisher by Theresa Fisher, on sleep paralysis
Warriors by Dokken
- Patrick on
At Home with a Revenge Porn Mogul, from Fusion
- Do I Sound Gay?
- Priceonomics on
How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain
submitted by Martine Charnow (send us yours!)
You can download the episode here: AAC