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Our Cultural Infancy

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In response to A.O. Scott’s gorgeously organized, well thought out treatise on how maturity is and is not displayed in TV and film, we’d like to offer a free-wheeling conversation filled with half-formed ideas. How are we displaying adulthood in our art, and is it an accurate reflection of our lives and escapist desires?

We’ll also check in Kate Erbland to hear about the best movies of TIFF that you’ll be able to see soon, and Jack Giroux interviews Jeremy Renner about his new biopic of Iran-Contra whistleblower Gary Webb, Kill the Messenger.

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How To Write a Screenplay in Six Weeks

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There’s only one, iron-clad, sure-fire, can’t-miss, hyphen-toting method to finishing a screenplay in only six weeks. Fortunately, we know the secret and are willing to share it with you (for less than $600). The trick is, in order for it to work, you have to follow the 1,008-step process exactly or it doesn’t work. If you think you’re up for the challenge, listen to the episode. We’ll also need all of your credit card information, your blood type and what you’d do for a Klondike Bar.

Beyond sharing the trick to writing a script in a month and a half, we’ll answer a few screenwriting questions about the nature of negotiating a script fee and laugh about the supposed ban on jokes that Warners has set up for its superhero movies.

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Greater Than All The Magic

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We wanted to discuss magic, laughter and the difficult stuff that lies in between on this week’s show because Robin Williams was so much more than a comedian. One of the very best, to be sure, but he was like a Guinness World Record holder who somehow found time for a dozen other hobbies. Which he then mastered.

So what was supposed to be a normal-length segment ballooned into a winding conversation about  a tireless artist’s power to find a human connection in everything he did. We talk funny stuff, dark stuff, and Geoff explains how Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire made him understand his own dad.

Plus, we speak with To Be Takei director Jennifer M. Kroot about chronicling Sulu in his natural habitat (and a little on how to hide in plain sight with a massive camera on your shoulder).

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The Random Acts

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Who have you randomly bought pizza for this week? Today on the show, we’ll speak with comedian and TV writer Ricky Smith about his Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere movement, his documentary Follow Me and his Twitter-based rise into the entertainment world.

Plus, Geoff will answer screenwriting questions about the phantom of writer’s block and montages.

More importantly, we want to invite you to check out Geoff’s Six Week Spec Writing project where 10 aspiring writers will be chosen to produce a spec script in a month and a half while chronicling their trials and tribulations. At the end of the road, they’ll have free hosting at The Black List and four professional script readers providing feedback on their screenplay.

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The Return of the Return of the

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In what universe could Minnie Mouse fight crime with The Hulk? In our own. This week on the show, Geoff and I will toss around a few ideas for movie universes to collide — legally based on which global conglomerate owns which intellectual properties. Get ready to see Donald, Darkwing and Howard the Duck team up for an adventure with a terrible title.

Plus, since we’re retuning from break, we wanted to talk about the phenomenon of and meaning behind adding “The Return of" to your hero’s sequelized journey. What kinds of movies boldly ask us to return and why?

Double plus, we’ll speak with Landon Palmer about The Blair Witch Project and how we’ve been judging it unfairly all these years.

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The Thrilling Freedom of Making a Movie with No Money

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Let’s say you desperately want to make a feature film, but you don’t have any money to do it. Can you scrape together a few thousand? Good, because writer/director Joshua Caldwell and producer Travis Oberlander join us this week to explain how they made Layover for only $6,000.

Beyond making a movie for a few months’ rent, Geoff and I will answer your screenwriting questions and continue our star-spangled conversation from last week by exploring the concepts of Freedom and Revolution as they apply (for better and worse) to filmmaking.

You should follow Caldwell (@joshua_caldwell), Travis Oberlander (@tobewan), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis.

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The Most Star Spangled Movie in America

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For our extra special Independence Day Eagle-Blasted, Star-Spangled, Overly-Adjectived Extravaganza, Geoff and I ponder the very nature of the United States of America. We try to hone in on its complexities and paradoxes by contemplating what movies best capture Columbia’s essence. In other words, the most American movies ever made. Is there a particular genre that echoes its spirit? Is it more about pure patriotism or can the story display our darker side? Where does the heart of American cinema lie?

Listen and contemplate while you grill meat stuffed into another meat, or as you slide down the tarp you poured dish soap onto.

Plus, to celebrate our victory over the British, we invite the absolutely delightful Maisie Williams onto the show to discuss her new movie Heatstroke, explain why she’s not Justin Bieber and share her love for Twitter.

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2,670-Second Screenwriting Lessons

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In less than 300 days, writer/producer/director Brian Koppelman has delivered 300 screenwriting lessons, 6 seconds at a time. That’s a half hour of Vines that act as miniature cattle prods for anyone looking to have the creative section of their brain lit up.

To celebrate the achievement, Brian joins me to explain what a beloved cookie has to do with the writing process, to describe the methods he uses to get unstuck, and to challenge a conventional way of thinking about “breaking into the business.”

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Nothing But Positive Things

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This week on the show, 13 Sins director Daniel Stamm reveals what he’d sell his soul for, discusses The Hero’s Journey as addiction and describes how he’s using his knowledge of movie marketing (and misleading trailers) to subvert the system. They should really let German directors make more rom-coms.

Plus, Geoff and I will break down movie scenes that make us break down in order to figure out how they make us cry. Fair warning: the first ten minutes of Up will be discussed. Come prepared.

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For What You Love

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This post is in partnership with Cadillac 

Cadillac and the Producers Guild of America recently launched Make Your Mark, a short film competition that challenges producers to create compelling content with limited resources. Contestants will make a short film over a single weekend in late June, and the 30-second Cadillac spot featuring the grand prize winner’s film will air during the 2015 Academy Awards.

As such we’ll be speaking with last year’s winner Jason Shulz, who offers his experience and some helpful lessons for those filmmakers who want to hoist the trophy for themselves this year.

Plus, in a segment that tears us apart, Geoff and I will chat about the pure, accidental brilliance of The Room and what it’s like to watch an unintentionally terrible movie while sitting next to its director.

Last, but definitely not least, we’ll talk to Enlisted creator Kevin Biegel about why he’s fighting so hard to promote a show that’s already been cancelled. He’ll also offer some keen advice about breaking into TV writing that you won’t want to miss.

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