Craig is sick and John is in the middle of tech rehearsals, but nothing will stop them from discussing another batch of Three Page Challenges.
This week we look at four entries, including one that Craig likes so much he can't wait to read the whole script. It's an episode chock full of sex, prayers, early-morning beers and Aztecs.
UPDATE 3-29-13: The transcript of this episode can be found here.
Craig and John discuss the big Veronica Mars/Kickstarter news in one of the more contentious podcasts to date. If you like umbrage, this is the show for you.
Next up, Highland has finally shipped. The plaintext screenplay editor (and PDF melter) raises questions about the assumption of security-through-laboriousness and the monoculture around Final Draft.
Finally, we discuss three of the points in Emma Coats's Pixar Story Rules that are easy to forget but too important to ignore.
UPDATE 3-24-13: The transcript of this episode can be found here.
John and Craig talk homesickness and daddy issues before diving into a discussion on what Rhythm and Hues's bankruptcy means for the film industry
and similar scenarios screenwriters might face down the road.
Opening the listener mailbag, we answer questions about shop-around agreements, naming minor characters, filmmaker bios, and "being brilliant."
There's a special Scriptnotes discount code (SCRIPT) for the first few performances of Big Fish in Chicago. In the podcast, I say that you use the code at checkout, but that's wrong: use it in the very first screen at Ticketmaster to unlock the balcony seats at a special $26 rate. (Regularly $70+.)
UPDATE 3-15-13: The transcript of this episode can be found here.
Craig and John take a look at an old post that found new life this week when it got picked up on Twitter and Reddit. We go beyond the bullet points to look at the process of writing a scene, from asking the basic questions to getting the words on the page.
Through this lens, we look at three new entries in the Three Page Challenge.
UPDATE 3-8-13: The transcript of this episode can be found here.