Scriptcast: A Screenwriting Podcast

Script Doctor Eric and his sidekick Matt discuss screenwriting and TV writing each week. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS.

Welcome to Scriptcast!

Scriptcast is a screenwriting podcast where produced screenwriter Script Doctor Eric (About Eric)  and his talented co-host TV Wet Nurse Matt (Find Matt) chat about the ins and outs of screenwriting in a fun and humorous way…with various levels of success.

(The easiest way to listen to Scriptcast is to go to the iTunes store and search “Scriptcast”)

Past episodes from the podcast are posted below, with show notes, information, links, and the ability to stream it right off the page.

We’re still working to get ALL the episodes up, but most of the good ones are there!  :)

For now, feel free to explore the shows below.  It won’t hurt.

Eric is currently working on a long-term project, and Matt is busy with a full-time job and filming Channel 101′s Karate P.I., but the two plan to record more episodes of Scriptcast in the near future!

Seriously.

Thanks for your patience, and…

Onward!

-Eric

 

Scriptcast 56 – Update

Matt and Eric return for a 30 minute chat and discuss what they’ve been up to for the past two years.  Along the way, they discover one the secrets of life.  (Sort of.)

Music:

None.  (No, that’s not the name of a band, but there is probably a band out there named “None.”  If so, sorry, we didn’t play your stuf.)

Discussed:

What we’ve been up to for the past 2 years, getting your PhD in 7 easy years, parenting metaphors, explaining parenting to non-parents like Matt, Spain, Karate PI on Channel 101, technical difficulties…

Tweet us!

Matt: @tweetofmatthill

Eric: @scriptdreric

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Listen below!

Scriptcast 55 – Fade Out (For Now)

Matt and Eric record at the UCLA Radio studios for the final time, as they get jobs and finish grad school (respectively).

However, new Scriptcast episodes have been recorded outside the studio, and are coming soon!

Music:

“The Future Soon” - Jonathan Coulton

Discussed:

Listener questions, writing down movie ideas as they come, when to break screenwriting rules, technical screenwriting questions, character descriptions, referring to characters in screenplay, consistent formatting, Phillip Mottaz from our writer’s group, writing out dialog in the background, pdf screenplays from Emily Blake (Bamboo Killers), music’s influence on writing, using a robot to help you write – Cleverbot, our 12 best episodes, best podcasts besides Scriptcast, The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith, angel investors for scriptcast, Megan Ellison, finishing grad school, the next episodes…

Tweet us!

@scriptdreric

@tweetofmatthill

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Scriptcast 53: Marie Rose – Producing

Producer (and award-winning screenwriter) Marie Rose joins Matt and Eric in the studio to discuss It’s Not You, It’s Me, the new film she’s working on with past Scriptcast guest Nathan Ives!  (Yes, it all ties back to Scriptcast…)

Music:

“Me Me Me” – Pete Holland
“IKEA” – Jonathan Coulton

Discussed:

The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan, 1960s Robin says “No Cell Phones,” Marie Rose interview, script analyst, masters in theater, reading scripts for agencies, reading bad screenplays, winning the Disney Fellowship in screenwriting, development, directing at AFI, a writers group called Deadline Junkies, producing and development, pitching projects you believe in, writing to your resources, having friends, taking notes, rewriting and drafts, post-production and marketing, becoming a producer, LA Confidential, The Truman Show, It’s Not You, It’s Me, what a producer does, specialty skills, international publicist, international Script Doctor Eric, finding distribution, film festivals, Marie Rose on Twitter, twitter questions for Marie Rose, romantic comedies dead?, pitching loglines to a producer, bad loglines, producer game, True Grit, In Bruges, Marie wins the game on the last question, thanks Marie Rose for coming on the show, write something!

Links to the film:

It’s Not You, It’s Me – Facebook

It’s Not You, It’s Me – Website

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Scriptcast 47: Nathan Ives

Writer/director Nathan Ives joins Matt and Eric to chat about his new film It’s Not You, It’s Me on this fun and informative episode of Scriptcast!

Music:

“The Only One” – Frantic Taste

Discussed:

Nathan Ives interview, Nate, Mr. Ives, It’s Not You It’s Me, Vivica A. Fox, Joelle Carter, writing an indie feature, a writers group called Deadline Junkies, rewriting, 22-25 drafts, sending out a low budget script, getting a film financed, producer Marie Rose, value of casting directors, writing a business plan for a movie, raising money for a feature, pitching your dentist, Nathan Ives on Directing, casting is key, writing scripts with location and budget in mind, directing your first feature, upm stands for Unit Production Manager, romantic comedies vs relationship comedies, good food on set is key, quality control report for distributors, Woody Allen and Christopher Guest, hire people you trust, be flexible with your vision, write something!

It’s Not You, It’s Me – Facebook

It’s Not You, It’s Me – Website

Listen below, or…

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