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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.

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United States

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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.

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@Scriptcake1

Language:

English


Episodes
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91. Alan Watt - Screenwriter | Author | Teacher

7/10/2024
Amazingly insightful Talk with Alan Watt who is an L.A. Times best-selling author and screenwriter as well as consultant to some of Hollywood's top writers and producers. He has won a number of awards for his writing including France's 2004 Prix Printemps (best foreign novel) for Diamond Dogs. He is also the writer/director of the award-winning feature film Interior Night He founded L.A. Writers' Lab in 2002 as a place for writers to deepen their craft by learning to marry the wildness of their imaginations to the rigor of story structure. He has taught everyone from award-winning authors and A-list screenwriters, to journalists, poets, actors, professional athletes, war veterans, housewives, doctors, lawyers, television showrunners, and anyone else with a story to tell. Learn more about Alan and his work here ==>> https://lawriterslab.com Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:01:19:23

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90. Who, What, When, Where & Why

7/2/2024
The five W's are standard questions that every writer uses but when writing screenplays two of them are more important than the others. Listen and learn which ones and why! To learn more about my new screenplay outlining course, click the link below: www.scriptcake.com Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:08:43

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89. Tom Schulman - Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Director, WGA Negotiator

6/26/2024
This is an amazing conversation with Tom Schulman encapsulating the following: - His screenwriting process - Writing "Dead Poets Society", "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids", "Medicine Man" and more - Being a part of the 2023 WGA negotiations team Watch Tom's latest movie "Double Down South" here: https://geni.us/DoubleDownSouth Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:01:08:21

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88. Structure and Creativity

6/16/2024
There is often a tug-of-war going on between structure and creativity. Which one of them is more important? Which one of them should you focus on? Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:07:20

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87. The Conceptual Metaphor

6/9/2024
How do you write a layered story before you even start? You have to have your concept connected to your story. Well, how do you do that? That's what this podcast will tell you how to do. Check it out! Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:11:25

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86. Scott Kirkpatrick - Film Distributor, Producer, Author

6/2/2024
A fascinating conversation from the business end of the film industry with Scott Kirkpatrick. Learn about: - The six genres of movies that most distributors look for - What kinds of movies sell faster - What types of screenplays are distributors looking for - How are payments structured for screenwriters/filmmakers - and so much more... Check out Scott's books here ==>> Scott Kirkpatrick books Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:01:11:08

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85. Assembly Required

5/29/2024
Like a great chef, make sure that you prepare all the ingredients to your screenplay before you start writing! Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:07:18

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84. Linda Seger - Legendary Script Consultant/ Author

5/6/2024
From consulting with Peter Jackson to Roland Emerich and writing 10 books on screenwriting - Linda Seger is a legend. I bought her book 'Making a Good Screenplay Great' when I was in film school and it was such an honor to speak to her on this podcast. She gives her insights on structure, character and some of the most common issues she has had to deal with as a script consultant. Get a copy of her books here ==>> Linda Seger Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:01:00:21

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83. The False Mask

4/14/2024
This a great way to externalize the internal issues that a protagonist is dealing with. It helps me write more visually. Maybe it'll help you too! Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:06:36

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82. The First Impression

4/7/2024
How can you best introduce your protagonist to the audience? That's a question that a lot of screenwriters struggle with. Listen to this podcast to better understand that in order to start your screenplay effectively, you first need to know how it's going to end. Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:05:43

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81. Gary Wheeler - Writer/Produce/Director of 40+ Films and Series

3/31/2024
Gary's recent work includes the television series Blue Ridge (2024), and the feature films Far Haven (2023) and Christmas on the Range (2019). He has produced, written or directed 40+ films and series in his career Listen to this podcast to learn from a filmmaker that makes multiple films and tv series on a yearly basis. The TV series 'Blue Ridge' premieres on the Cowboy Way Channel on April 7, 2024. Learn more about it here ==>> The Cowboy Way Channel Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:01:24:51

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80. The First Question I ask a Struggling Screenwriter

3/24/2024
It's so simple yet so many people skip this vital part of the screenwriting process. Listen and find out how you might be able to find some clarity on a screenplay that is frustrating you. Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:10:50

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79. Feedback

3/17/2024
Feedback can be tough to take. Listen to this podcast to learn how I handled feedback on my first screenplay and how it devastated me and how I handle feedback now. Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:03:07

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78. Jill Chamberlain - Author of "The Nutshell Technique"

3/10/2024
Great talk with Jill Chamberlain, author of the book "The Nutshell Technique" which takes a unique look at screenwriting. Following an early career as an independent film writer/director, Jill Chamberlain is now a script consultant and script doctor. She has fixed and fine tuned scripts for major Hollywood studios, A-list writers, television showrunners, award-winning independent filmmakers and many spec script writers. Learn more at ==>> www.jillchamberlain.com Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:59:37

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77. You Can Do This.

3/3/2024
This is my story about the first time I realized that I could do this, that I could have a chance in this industry. Hopefully, it'll inspire some of you who are wondering the same thing. Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:08:20

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76. The 1st Draft vs. the 2nd Draft

2/25/2024
Discover what you should you focus on when writing the first draft vs. what you should focus on when writing the second draft! Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:07:58

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75. Steve Kaplan - Comedy Legend!

2/8/2024
Steve Kaplan has been one of the entertainment industry’s leading experts on comedy. He has taught his Comedy Intensive Workshop to thousands of students around the world. His credits include: Co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line TheatreCreator of the HBO WorkspaceCreator of the HBO New Writers ProgramConsultant and script doctor to Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Paramount, Touchstone and others.Highly sought-after instructor at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities.Director in regional theaters and Off-BroadwaySteve has worked with hundreds of writers, producers and performers to hone their comedic talents. And, he’s influenced thousands more with his books, The Hidden Tools of Comedy and The Comic Hero’s Journey. Learn more at >> www.kaplancomedy.com Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:01:24:58

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74. Eve Hayes - Screenwriter and Founder of Screenwriters Safari

2/6/2024
Listen to learn everything you'd want to know about Screenwriter's Safari including: - What the big 5 animals you will see on Safari - Who the big 4 Mentors are - What is included in your trip - What your daily itinerary will be - Where you can find more information - How to sign up - How many spots are left Learn more at www.screenwritersafari.com Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:55:11

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73. Major Outlining Mistake to Avoid!

1/28/2024
This is one of the top mistakes screenwriters make when they outline their screenplays - make sure you don't do it! Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:00:06:00

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72. Brian Price - Screenwriter, Author, Mentor

1/21/2024
A deep and profound discussion with Brian Price, the author of "Classic Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting" which takes Aristotles "Poetics" and applies it to screenwriting. What a fascinating look at modern screenwriting through the glass of classical storytelling. Order the book here ==>> Classic Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting by Brian Price. Support the Show. For more information on Lovinder Gill's best-selling book "Scriptcake Secrets" or his public speaking schedule, please check out www.lovinder.com.

Duration:01:08:08