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Katie Torpey THE HERO WRITES ITSELF: INTERVIEW WITH KATIE TORPEY

The Hero Writes Itself: Interview with Katie Torpey

Jake: I am here today with Katie Torpey, our newest teacher. She is teaching our TV Drama Classes, Write Your Screenplay I, Write Your Screenplay II, Write Your Screenplay III, and The Writing Lab. Welcome, nice to have you.  Katie: Thanks for having me, I am very excited. Jake: I would love to start off by talking a little bit about

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a quiet place podcast dialogue action & the theme of your screenplay

A QUIET PLACE Part 2: Dialogue, Action & The Theme of Your Screenplay

In the first installment of this podcast, we looked at A Quiet Place in relation to writing action and discussed how all of screenplay formatting really exists for one purpose: to isolate visual moments of action. By isolating visual moments of action we can hypnotize the reader into seeing, hearing, and feeling the story in their mind’s eye, rather than

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THE SECRETS OF SCREENPLAY FORMAT

The Secrets Of Screenplay Format: Part 1

Want to see an early draft of A Quiet Place? We found a copy of the A Quiet Place Screenplay for you. This week we are going to be looking at A Quiet Place by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, and John Krasinski. Everyone who knows anything about A Quiet Place has commented on the way it uses the visual medium

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Isle Of Dogs Vs. Roseanne – Writing For Political Change

Isle Of Dogs Vs. Roseanne – Writing For Political Change

Please note, this podcast was recorded prior to the recent scandals surrounding Roseanne Barr. We have chosen to leave the podcast on our site because we feel it may have information that is valuable to writers. But the analysis was based upon what the show appeared to be after the airing of the pilot. As recent events have shown, rather

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BoJack Horseman: Breaking The Rules Of Structure

BoJack Horseman: Breaking The Rules Of Structure

This week we are going to be talking about BoJack Horseman, but we aren’t just going to be talking about the series, we are going to be talking about one very particular episode, and doing a really deep breakdown: Season 4, Episode 9 which is entitled Ruthie. A lot of the times when we talk about television, we talk about

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The Florida Project: Structure Without Structure

The Florida Project: Structure Without Structure

This week we are going to be talking about The Florida Project, by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch. I am so excited to be talking about this film, especially a week after the Oscars, because this is a film that probably should have been competing for Best Picture. Bria Vinaite probably should have been competing for Best Actress, and Sean

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Find The Emotional Core Of Your Screenplay

Find The Emotional Core Of Your Screenplay

*Please note this interview was from 2018.   Jake: This week, I am so excited to be doing something we’ve actually never done before on the podcast: we have two different writers, Doug Jung and Emily Dell. Emily tends to come at things from more of the independent film side, and Doug has been involved in some very famous blockbusters and

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An Interview With Sebastian Stan From I, Tonya

An Interview With Sebastian Stan From I, Tonya

Jake: This week I am with Sebastian Stan. Many of you have probably seen I, Tonya and Sebastian’s performance in that piece. We are going to have an interesting conversation with Sebastian, looking at I, Tonya from the perspective of an actor and also from the perspective of a writer. And we’re going to be discussing something that is important

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Top 10 Revision Tips Podcast: Part 2

Top 10 Revision Tips Podcast: Part 2

If you listened to the previous episode of this podcast, you have probably developed a pretty valuable approach for how to revise your screenplay. And you know that approach focuses on these 5 simple tips for revision: #1 – Never Rewrite Without a Goal #2 – Follow Your North Star #3 – Concentrate on What’s Working #4 – Stay Away

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