The guys talk the history of the Writer’s Guild of America’s strike from 2007-08, Movies most people love that we do not, and YouTube’s effect on Film.
Then we have a GIVEAWAY! Alex gives away something to one lucky listener who follows the instructions at the end of the show. The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on May 10th!
Intro (Starts at 00:00)
Alex– Films Most People Like That We Don’t (2:10)
Jamie– The Writer’s Strike [including update] (13:30)
Tim- YouTube’s effect on Film (33:47)
#52PickUp– Lake Placid (44:01)
Tim’s Communal Film– (52:34)
Plugs and Close (54:44)
WGA Strike Update:
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This week’s Railroad Square Cinema viewing was a film that I had requested to be shown there (not that my lone voice had much of an impact on the owners’ decision), but a #ConTENder for the best film of the year is the 2016 comedy/drama:
Don’t Think Twice is a film about an improv group known as The Commune, who perform in New York City, and not-so-secretly wish they could be cast in the thinly-veiled allegory to Saturday Night Live called Weekend Live. Jack Mercer (played brilliantly by Keegan-Michael Key), lands the role and it causes a dynamic fissure amongst the entire team. But in reality, the film is about failure. Writer/ Director Mike Birbiglia said as much when interviewed on the Scriptnotes podcast: Continue reading
How many fantasy book series can you count on your fingers? I bet you’d need a hand, literally, perhaps even two or three or more hands to account for myriad of prolific sagas of swords, sorcery, and science fiction.
From modern hits like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, to the classic series’ such as The Lord of the Rings enjoying rejuvenated life, fantasy is bigger than ever.
But what’s better than all of these celebrated works of fiction is the excitement of what’s to come via the new generation of writers. In my new off-shoot of the series The Writer’s Mind, I’ve decided it would be best to ask other writer’s how their thought processes play out, what they daydream of, and what their hopes and aspirations are. Continue reading
The past few days have been hard ones: I’ve been doubting my profession.
But first, let me walk this back a bit.