Sep 6, 2018
John and Craig discuss their choices for WGA Board Elections and misinformation about proposed revisions to the Screen Credits Manual.
Sep 4, 2018
John and Craig cover endings, both for craft and for business. First they articulate the importance of the denouement and the social contract it fulfills with the audience. Then they discuss what happens to a writer’s work after their death.
We also follow up on pitching, and introduce a new segment: Change Craig’s...
Aug 28, 2018
John and Craig are back at it with another installment of How Would This Be a Movie? They consider the story of a competitive mass Tinder date, a retirement home for ventriloquist dummies and the McDonald’s Monopoly heist.
We also revisit John’s WGA Corner for updates, follow up on the conflict within IATSE, and get...
Aug 21, 2018
John welcomes Kate Hagen to talk about missing movies and the role that video stores play in archiving film history, preserving access to all movies and creating a sense of community. They discuss some of the barriers to films getting digital distribution, from limited music licenses to struggles with chain-of-title...
Aug 14, 2018
John and Craig pack this business-centric episode with big picture conversations about guild negotiations, changes to the Oscars, the Disney/Fox merger, the Paramount Consent Decree, and the tragedy that is being unable to stream The Flamingo Kid.