Discussing screenplays in a book club format
3 months ago

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna [SPBC Pilot Season 2018] | #72

Welcome to our final episode. Thank you all for taking the time to listen to us for a year and a half.

We talk about mail shenanigans, lunch dates, and of course we talk about our final script, Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna's pilot episode for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Things to Consider:

  1. Searching for happiness
  2. Songs!
  3. What's in a name?

Matt's Thing: Loving yourself

Hunter's Thing: Adornment by Grayscale

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4 months ago

Scrubs by Bill Lawrence [SPBC Pilot Season 2018] | #71

This week, we think about a weird Christmas song, discuss a potential new fighting game, and break into the hectic hospital world by reading the pilot episode for Scrubs by Bill Lawrence!

Things to Consider:

  1. Living in fantasy
  2. Everyone has sex
  3. I'm no Superman

Matt's Thing: Nearer My God by Foxing

Hunter's Thing: Trial & Error on NBC

Next week's screenplay (and our final screenplay): Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna

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4 months ago

Good Girls by Jenna Bans [SPBC Pilot Season 2018] | #70

This week, we talk about velcro shoes and we discuss the fun pilot episode for the show Good Girls written by Jenna Bans.

We also take this time to let you know at the end of August, Screenplay Book Club is closing up shop. It's been a wonderful ride since last April and we love doing it, but we need to focus on moving our careers forwards. Thank you to everyone that's listened and shared the show!

Things to Consider:

  1. Three weeks earlier...
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. Moving Forward

Matt's Thing: Ante Mono (Continuous Mix) by CAZZETTE

Hunter's Thing: Sharp Objects on HBO

Next week's screenplay: Scrubs by Bill Lawrence

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4 months ago

Untitled Tina Fey Project (30 Rock) by Tina Fey [SPBC Pilot Season 2018] | #69

This week, we have a new business hack, we reminisce on commercial jingles, and we dive into the very surreal, but very funny pilot episode of the Untitled Tina Fey Project, better known as 30 Rock!

Things to Consider:

  1. Is this real life?
  2. Introducing an ensemble
  3. Wrapping things up

Matt's Thing: Going to bed at a reasonable time

Hunter's Thing: Everything is Alive

Next week's screenplay: Good Girls by Jenna Bans

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4 months ago

Hannibal by Bryan Fuller [SPBC Pilot Season 2018] | #68

This week, we talk about shortened URL shortcuts, avocados in a different perspective, and hey, it's August again so we're back reading TV pilots! We chose to read the pilot script for Hannibal titled "Aperitif" by Bryan Fuller!

Things to Consider:

  1. Dueling realities
  2. Act breaks
  3. Opposing forces

Matt's Thing: Screen Ninja

Hunter's Thing: Fat Lip - Sum 41 (Bossa Nova) cover by Scott and Gilbert

Next week's screenplay: "Untitled Tina Fey Project" (30 Rock) by Tina Fey

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5 months ago

A Boy's Life (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial) by Melissa Mathison | #67

Sorry that we're late!

This week, we talk about a pirate word we should commonly use, Twitter and Elon Musk, and we discuss all of the shenanigans that happen in Melissa Mathison's script for A Boy's Life, more commonly known as E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial!

Things to Consider:

  1. A Boy's Life
  2. Family dynamics
  3. Aliens!

Matt's Thing: Desert Golfing

Hunter's Thing: Flinthook

Next week's screenplay: Hannibal "Aperitif" by Bryan Fuller

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5 months ago

Sharkjumpers 2 | SPBC Writers' Room #2

This Shark Week, we come back to the original shark-based IP Sharkjumpers that we pitched last year, and ride in for a brand new sequel that will leave you stunned. You don't want to miss this.

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5 months ago

Jaws by Peter Benchley | #66

This week, we make some changes to a beloved cartoon mascot, both of us try to stall, and we dive into the water and talk about the fantastic script for the hit 1975 film, Jaws by Peter Benchley!

Things to Consider:

  1. Crafting antagonists
  2. Building suspense
  3. Realizing a town

Matt's Thing: Burnt Drive by Loudar

Hunter's Thing: New York Times Spelling Bee

Next week's screenplay: A Boy's Life (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial) by Melissa Mathison

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5 months ago

Avatar by James Cameron | #65

This week, we have a sudden realization about slushies, talk about our recent food innovations, and we break into one of the highest grossing movies ever as we discuss James Cameron's Avatar!

Things to Consider:

  1. Peace vs. power
  2. Building a world
  3. How to write a love story

Matt's Thing: Won't You Be My Neighbor

Hunter's Thing: Sea of Rust by C. Robert Gargill

Next week's screenplay: Jaws by Peter Benchley

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5 months ago

Prime Directive (Transformers) by John Rogers | #64

This week, Matt and Hunter come up with a new chicken wing, we discuss ideas for a top ten podcast, and we start our summer blockbuster month by reading John Rogers' script for Prime Directive, more familiarly known as 2007's Transformers!

Things to Consider:

  1. A cast of characters
  2. Converging on a point
  3. Sitting down to write a movie

Matt's Thing: Love

Hunter's Thing: Jurassic World: Evolution

Next week's screenplay: Avatar by James Cameron

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6 months ago

The Lion King by Irene Mecchi & Jonathan Roberts | #63

This week, we pose a new idea for Jurassic Park, we embrace our millennial culture talking about awards, and then we do our best not to sing along to any songs found in Irene Mecchi & Jonathan Roberts' script for The Lion King!

Things to Consider:

  1. Writing for children
  2. Any, and then he grew up
  3. Sequences
  4. Songs!

Matt's Thing: Caliphate

Hunter's Thing: Bookshelf by jizue

Next week's screenplay: Prime Directive (Transformers) by John Rogers

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