Discussing screenplays in a book club format
6 days 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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13 days 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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18 days 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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23 days 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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a month 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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a month 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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a month 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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2 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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2 months ago

The Number 23 by Fernley Phillips | #62

This week, we talk about our dream jobs as kids, Hunter discovers the true meaning of a common road sign, and we start seeing this dang number everywhere while we discuss Fernley Phillips' script for The Number 23!

Things to Consider:

  1. A book within a movie
  2. Where it all began
  3. Paranoia as a curse

Matt's Thing: Hereditary (Just go see it...trust us)

Hunter's Thing: Like Stories of Old

Next week's screenplay: The Lion King by Irene Mecchi and Jonathan Roberts

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2 months ago

Child's Pose | SPBC Writers' Room #1

This is the first episode of our monthly movie-pitching bonus episodes! As a starter trial, the first episode is free to the public! But from now on, bonus episodes are available with our $3 tier on Patreon or a recurring Pinecast tip!

This month, we make a film about a space yogi. You don't want to miss out on this crazy storyline.

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2 months ago

Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan | #61

This week, we yell at some crows, Matt wants to incorporate airport rules to real life, and we take a deep dive into Kenneth Lonergan's screenplay for Manchester by the Sea.

Things to Consider:

  1. The in-betweeners
  2. The unlikeable protagonist
  3. Talking over one another

Matt's Thing: Wizard of Legend

Hunter's Thing: Knights of Pen and Paper

Next week's screenplay: The Number 23 by Fernley Phillips

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