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139 | Where To Begin As A Screenwriter
So you want to be a screenwriter. Now what? Today we discuss some of these important questions to ask before you jump into a draft - questions that are JUST as valuable for emerging writers as they are for professionals.
ANNOUNCEMENT: TOMORROW (New Date) Join TSL On The Picket Line
TSL-ers are going to be meeting at Disney tomorrow. That's Wednesday, May 24th at 1:00 PM Pacific. Again, Wednesday, May 24th at 1:00 PM Pacific at the Disney lot in Burbank. We're hoping for a big turnout. And in that interest, there's a couple things you can do to help when you show up.
First of all, if you're able to, it would be amazing if you could bring some snacks and water to share with folks.
You can bring those to check in at the front gate. Meg, Lorien and I will be in the grassy area nearby with TSL stickers to hand out. But we won't be there long because the Guild wants us to keep moving. Start walking, and you'll find us. We're gonna walk the entire block around the lot going counterclockwise toward the hospital.
So if you want to find us, you can walk the other way toward the bus stop. And you'll cross paths with us on the way. Say hi, get a sticker and meet other TSLs. Remember, you should definitely wear sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses because it could be hot. And again, if you wanna bring your own water and snacks, that would be incredibly helpful.
As a reminder, you don't need to be in the WGA to picket. We appreciate solidarity in all forms. So whether or not you're in the guild, we'd love to see you there. And in the meantime, keep writing.
138 | Your WGA Strike Questions Answered By Negotiating Committee Members Michele Mulroney and David A. Goodman
It's a scary and unprecedented time for our industry, but we're immensely proud of our guild's fight for the basic dignities of its members: writers. As negotiating committee members, our guests Michele Mulroney and David A. Goodman have been on the front lines of this historic strike and are here to help us understand exactly what writers are fighting for, why the stakes are higher than ever, and what you can do, wherever you are, to help support the cause.
137 | Stranger Things Writer/Producer Curtis Gwinn on Navigating The Writers Room
Curits Gwinn has worked on some of the most acclaimed shows of the 2010s including The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, and Stranger Things, but he's the first to admit that each room has been a valuable learning experience, even for a writer as seasoned as he is. In this candid conversation, Curtis opens up about the lessons he learned across multiple writers rooms, how to stay spiritually grounded in such a rocky business, and why a 1984 Halloween Costume helped secure his spot on Stranger Things.
136 | Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) On Satire In Our Writing
When Charlie got to post-production of his feature writer/director debut, he was crushed to discover that the film simply didn't work. At that point, he was faced with two choices: ditch the movie and move on, or dig in, dive into his lava, and head back to set for reshoots. He chose the latter, and his new film FOOL'S PARADISE, drops in theaters next week! On today's show we also talk about the genesis of Always Sunny, Charlie's comic voice, "pushing" your tone on the page, and how to write "unlikeable" characters.
About The Screenwriting Life with Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna
Welcome to The Screenwriting Life, a podcast where Oscar-nominated writer Meg LeFauve and Emmy-nominated writer Lorien McKenna discuss not only the craft and business of Screenwriting, but also the emotional life: the ups and downs of being a creative, to remind you that you are not alone and to keep writing.
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