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Scriptcake is dedicated to the art and craft of screenwriting. With over 20 years of experience teaching screenwriting, I've seen novice screenwriters struggle with the same issues over and over again. I’ve created this podcast for those of you who struggle with these very same script issues. This podcast will help you overcome the most common mistakes screenwriters make and will help you develop your idea into a multi-dimensional story. If you want help formatting your screenplay, google it. I want to focus on issues that aren’t quite as google-able.

Scriptcake is dedicated to the art and craft of screenwriting. With over 20 years of experience teaching screenwriting, I've seen novice screenwriters struggle with the same issues over and over again. I’ve created this podcast for those of you who struggle with these very same script issues. This podcast will help you overcome the most common mistakes screenwriters make and will help you develop your idea into a multi-dimensional story. If you want help formatting your screenplay, google it. I want to focus on issues that aren’t quite as google-able.

Location:

United States

Description:

Scriptcake is dedicated to the art and craft of screenwriting. With over 20 years of experience teaching screenwriting, I've seen novice screenwriters struggle with the same issues over and over again. I’ve created this podcast for those of you who struggle with these very same script issues. This podcast will help you overcome the most common mistakes screenwriters make and will help you develop your idea into a multi-dimensional story. If you want help formatting your screenplay, google it. I want to focus on issues that aren’t quite as google-able.

Twitter:

@Scriptcake1

Language:

English


Episodes

Scenic Polarity

7/10/2022
Learn how to apply the chemical and electrical concept of polarity to your screenplay.

Duration:00:06:25

Interview with Dale Pollock - Producer, Author, Professor, Film School Dean and more.

7/3/2022
Dale M. Pollock is a film professor, writer and filmmaker with a 22-year career in Los Angeles as an award-winning newspaper reporter and feature film producer, with 13 movies to his credit. Dale is also the author of Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas, the best-selling authoritative biography of George Lucas. For seven years, Dale was the Dean of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and co-founded the Producing Program at the American...

Duration:01:01:29

Story vs. Concept

6/26/2022
I think this is the biggest mistake novice screenwriters make before they write their screenplays.

Duration:00:06:33

Interview with Jim Mercurio - Author of "The Craft of Scene Writing"

6/19/2022
Jim Mercurio is a filmmaker, writer and author whose screenwriting instruction has inspired tens of thousands of writers around the world. Creative Screenwriting ranked him as one of the country’s top story analysts: “The best example of how an analyst can give concrete help without veering off the track of your story... (Jim) is not just telling you how to rewrite a particular script... but how to apply it to future work as well.” Jim works with Oscar-nominated and A-List writers as well...

Duration:00:36:31

Interview with Jen Grisanti - Story/Career Consultant, Author of StoryLine: Finding Gold in your Life Story

6/5/2022
International speaker Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., 13-year Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, and a former 12-year studio executive. Her last studio job was VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount. Jen is the author of three books, Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story, TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells, Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path To Your Success. Grisanti started her...

Duration:00:54:19

Unnecessary Supporting Characters

5/29/2022
Too often I read screenplay with unnecessary supporting characters. Well, how do you know if they are necessary or not? Take a listen.

Duration:00:03:55

Interview with Joey Tuccio, Founder/CEO of Roadmap Writers

5/22/2022
Roadmap Writers is a screenwriting education and training platform for Career Writers looking for a guided path to success. Their programs are hosted by working industry executives and are designed to empower writers with actionable tools and insights to elevate their craft and cultivate relationships with industry professionals. They have helped more than 250 writers sign to representation and countless others get staffed, optioned, or sell their script. They believe that it doesn’t matter...

Duration:00:58:10

Audience Manipulation

5/15/2022
Many screenwriters don't think about how their story will impact an audience on a scene-by-scene basis. Listen to this podcast to understand how to bring your scenes to life.

Duration:00:05:03

Want vs Need

5/15/2022
One of the first major decisions I make when starting a new project is figuring out the difference between a protagonist's want and their need. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

Duration:00:06:13

Interview with Christine Conradt - Screenwriter, Producer, Director with over 70 produced screenplays

5/8/2022
With more than 70 screenwriting credits, Christine Conradt has been writing for television for almost two decades. Her TV movies have aired on Showtime, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Hallmark, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Fox, and UPtv. For a complete list of titles, see her IMDB page. Christine has directed seven feature-length films. The Bride He Bought Online (aka Flirting with Madness), which she also penned, Killer Mom, and Rooming with Danger all premiered on Lifetime Network. She...

Duration:00:59:53

Interview with Chris Riley - Co-Author of "The Defining Moment - How Writers and Actors Build Characters"

4/28/2022
Christopher Riley is a professional screenwriter who co-wrote the award-winning German language courtroom thriller "After the Truth" with his wife, Kathy Riley . The Rileys have written scripts for Disney’s Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Television Pictures, the late Sean Connery’s Fountainbridge Films and Robert Cort Productions. The Riley’s latest book is "The Defining Moment: How Writers and Actors Build Characters." Buy Chris and Kathy's book here ==>> "The Defining...

Duration:00:47:27

Interview with Aadip Desai Part II - TV Writer, Disney Fellowship Winner, BAFTA Breakthrough Artist, Sundance Institute Educator

3/16/2022
This is the second part of a great conversation with Aadip Desai where he goes into detail about his experience as a Disney/ABC Writing Fellow as well as his experience being the recipient of the BAFTA Breakthrough Artist Award. Aadip Desai is a 2020-2021 BAFTA Breakthrough Artist, Advisor/Educator at The Sundance Institute, runs the LA TV Writers Facebook Group, is an Alum of the 2019 Disney/ABC TV Writing Program/Fellowship, and AFI drop-out. Aadip was a staff writer on S7 of THE...

Duration:00:49:57

Emotion Pushes Action

1/19/2022
Developing your story from an emotional point-of-view instead of an action first ideology can really help you tell layered, nuanced stories. Listen and find out how Emotion Pushes Action instead of the other way around.

Duration:00:04:10

Avoid a Weak Protagonist

1/19/2022
Lately, I've seen a lot of screenplay ideas get pitched with weak protagonists. As a result, the odds are that the screenplay is not going to be very good because of that. Don't kill your chances at a great screenplay before you even start writing it. Listen and find out how to avoid writing a weak protagonist.

Duration:00:05:30

Emotional Symptoms

8/24/2021
Emotional Symptoms are the secret to writing layered scenes. It's easy to decide where to shoot a scene and where you want the characters to be within it. Once you understand what emotional symptoms are, you will be able to write those same scenes with purpose, with subtext and with emotion.

Duration:00:05:25

Interview with Tim Albaugh - Screenwriter, Mentor, Teacher and Producer

8/23/2021
Tim Albaugh is a writer/producer and a graduate of the UCLA MFA screenwriting program. Tim has taught screenwriting at UCLA, UC Irvine, Hollins University, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Feature Animation. Tim has been a featured presenter at the Richmond International and Sunscreen Film Festivals; Oklahoma Arts Institute; Emerson College Screenwriting Program; Scottsdale Community College and for numerous private screenwriting groups. He also moderates numerous panels every year...

Duration:01:03:49

Interview with Aadip Desai Part I - TV Writer, Disney Fellowship Winner, BAFTA Breakthrough Artist, Sundance Institute Educator

7/15/2021
Aadip Desai is a 2020-2021 BAFTA Breakthrough Artist, Advisor/Educator at The Sundance Institute, runs the LA TV Writers Facebook Group, is an Alum of the 2019 Disney/ABC TV Writing Program/Fellowship, and AFI drop-out. Aadip was a staff writer on S7 of THE GOLDBERGS, wrote on MIRA ROYAL DETECTIVE, and a couple of Netflix animated shows that haven’t come out yet. It's a fascinating discussion with so many wonderful details on how he has excelled in his career. There was so much...

Duration:01:01:55

Cinematic Subtext

6/24/2021
Subtext is an important part of storytelling. Most writers to a great job writing subtext in their dialogue but few writers write Cinematic Subtext. Listen to this podcast to hear about a great example of Cinematic Subtext and learn how to incorporate this important tool into your writing process.

Duration:00:05:02

Interview with Bob Saenz - Screenwriter, Author, Mentor - Part 1

4/17/2021
An amazing interview with screenwriter, author and mentor, Bob Saenz. Bob has over 16 feature film credits and is the author of 'That's Not the Way it Works: A No-Nonsense Guide to the Craft and Business of Screenwriting". Purchase Bob's book here ==>> 'That's not the Way it Works: A No-Nonsense Guide to the Craft and Business of Screenwriting.' Bob talks about his journey from actor to screenwriter and enlightens us with his stories from his book. Bob is a strong inspirational voice for...

Duration:01:04:58

Designing Scenes

3/26/2021
How do you design scenes? What do you think about before you begin writing? Here's a quick look at how I approach writing a scene.

Duration:00:07:31