Suicide Squad

September 4, 2016

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“You know what they say about the crazy ones...” Our LIVE STORY ANALYSIS PANEL of Suicide Squad. Our interactive studio audience in NYC and script doctors David Negrin and Alec Pollak analyze the newest dysfunctional superhero family brought to the screen starring Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis. Will the squad be well differentiated in the narrative or will it be Harley Quinn and the Seven Dwarves? Will Jared Leto's Joker become as classic as Ceasar, Jack, Mark and Heath's? Will any of the Squad die along the way? Will other Justice League heroes make appearances? (The Flash?) How do you coordinate a multiple protagonist redemption plot in the middle of a wild and crazy action flick? Harley Quinn / Joker for president! [SPOILER WARNING]

 
SHOW NOTES:

WHEN: Tuesday, August 9th, 7p-8:30p  

WHERE: Adorama 42 W 18th St (bet 5th & 6th Ave) New York, NY 10011


Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.

 

PRODUCERS, The Script

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Ghostbusters (2016)

September 4, 2016

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“Get out of my friend ghost!” Don’t miss our LIVE STORY ANALYSIS PANEL of Ghostbusters (2016). Be a part of our interactive studio audience while our script doctors David Negrin, Kristina Leath-Malin, and Alka Khushalani analyze the reboot of the comedy classic starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Are we picking up where we left off in Ghostbusters 2 (1989), Ghostbusters 1 (1984) or some time new? Will these four Queens of Comedy re-invent the roles of Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddmore? Or will they create a whole new dynamic? Will the ghostly nemeses like Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man make an appearance? There is internet buzz about cameos. All I know is this movie better feature New York City and green slime! [SPOILER WARNING]

WHEN: Tuesday, July 19th, 7p-8:30p  

WHERE: Adorama 42 W 18th St (bet 5th & 6th Ave) New York, NY 10011

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.

PRODUCERS, The Script

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: June 2016

September 4, 2016
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June 2016 Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Finding Dory

September 4, 2016

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“P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!” Don’t miss our LIVE STORY ANALYSIS PANEL of Finding Dory. Be a part of our interactive studio audience while our script doctors analyze the sequel to the beloved, Pixar classic Finding Nemo. What are the famous Pixar “22 Rules of Storytelling”? And how well does Finding Dory follow them? Is there a relationship to the Pixar script development process and the TV Showrunner script development process? What exactly is the nature of the relationship between Marlin and Dory? Will Nemo get a love interest? What’s happened in the entire underwater world of Nemo in the last thirteen years? And how’s his fin?! [SPOILER WARNING]


Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.

YouTube: WATCH The Script Podcast LIVE: "Finding Dory" HERE

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iTunes: Listen to THE SCRIPT Podcast: "Finding Dory" HERE

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.

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PRODUCERS, The Script

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NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Tracking Board Preview: May 2016

September 4, 2016
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May 2016 Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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X-Men: Apocolypse

September 4, 2016

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“You can fire your arrows from the Tower of Babel !”  Our LIVE STORY ANALYSIS PANEL of X-Men Apocalypse. Our interactive studio audience and script doctors analyze the newest sequel in the “rewind” of the X-Men films. How will Apocalypse measure up to Civil War and Batman v. Superman? What’s on our Superhero Tentpole Story Checklist? This is Bryan Singer’s 4th X-Men film, is he shepherding the franchise well? Will he do another X-Men? And what do we think of James McAvoy baldy? [SPOILER WARNING]

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.



PRODUCERS, The Script

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: April 2016

September 4, 2016
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April 2016 Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Tracking Board Preview: March 2016

September 4, 2016
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March 2016 Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

September 4, 2016

"It's okay, I'm a friend of your son's. --I figured. The cape." --Batman & Martha Kent This week on THE SCRIPT David Negrin and Alec Pollak analyze the sequel to Man of Steel, the prequel to Justice League: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. How is the "Two Marthas" backstory written as ingenious character development? Is there an inherent plot weakness in the beef between Batman and Superman? While Wonder Woman's 7 minutes on screen is pretty kick-ass, does it pass the Bechdel Test? And our comic book expert Alec BLOWS my mind by decoding the relevance of the "Dark Knight Returns" & "Superman Injustice" graphic novel references. [SPOILER WARNING]

iTunes: Listen to THE SCRIPT Podcast: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" HERE

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.

  • Please like our Facebook page at NYC Screenwriters for all updates on podcasts, workshops, events.

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PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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10 Cloverfield Lane

September 4, 2016
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"One chance to answer with some dignity. Or I swear you're going into this barrel while you're still alive to feel the pain."

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.



PRODUCERS, The Script

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: February 2016

September 4, 2016
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February 2016 
Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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The Witch

September 4, 2016
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"Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?" 

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.


PRODUCERS, The Script

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: January 2016

September 4, 2016
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January 2016 
Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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The Hateful Eight

September 4, 2016

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"Say adios to your huevos!Happy 2016! This week on THE SCRIPT on our LIVE STORY ANALYSIS PANEL we analyze the 8th film from Quentin Tarantino: The Hateful Eight. Live from Adorama in New York City. Is it a Western, is it a Mystery, is it a Horror? Does it deliver what Tarantino scripts are known for: dialogue, tension, non-linear storytelling? Will Tarantino retire after his 10th film as he claims? What's the story behind Tarantino's writing process for Hateful 8 and it's link to Jango Unchained? And what pray tell is an Overture anyway?! [SPOILER WARNING] [[EXPLICIT]]

YouTube: WATCH The Script Podcast: "The Hateful Eight" HERE

or

iTunes: Listen to THE SCRIPT Podcast: "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" HERE

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.

PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens

September 4, 2016

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THE SCRIPT Podcast LIVE EVENT: “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens”

Happy New Year... we had a great LIVE STORY ANALYSIS PANEL opening weekend!  We analyzed the long awaited, next chapter of the Star Wars saga... Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Live from Adorama in New York City. Who are Rey's parents? Is the Empire gone? Where’s Luke Skywalker? What’s the controversy between the Michael Arndt draft of the new trilogy and the Lawrence Kasdan draft? How do you approach writing the largest transmedia property in history when it’s just three 2 hour screenplays in the end?! Will JJ do us proud? Han, Luke, Leia, the Force, Light Sabers, The Millennium Falcon! Cosplay encouraged.[SPOILER WARNING]

YouTube: WATCH The Script Podcast: "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" HERE

or

iTunes: Listen to THE SCRIPT Podcast: "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" HERE

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.

PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: November 2015

September 4, 2016
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November 2015 
Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Tracking Board Preview: October 2015

September 4, 2016
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October 2015 
Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension + FRANCHISE REVIEW

September 4, 2016
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"I've heard of spirit photography before; I've just never seen it in person." David Negrin, Kristina Leath-Malin, Jon Crefeld analyze Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and review the Paranormal FRANCHISE.

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.



PRODUCERS, The Script

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Crimson Peak

September 4, 2016

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"It's not sad, Edith. It's nature. It's a world of everything dying and eating each other right beneath our feet."  This week on THE SCRIPT we continue our Halloween Horror Series with Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romance,"Crimson Peak." Is the titular Peak bleeding literally or metaphorically? What does the genre of Gothic Romance entail? What does Crimson Peak have in common with Matthew Robin's previous screenplay for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark? At what point in a film does the audience make a contract with the storyteller? And what does that contract entail from both parties? Should the producers have just entitled this film Guillermo Del Toro's Jane Eyre? Mia wasikowska does deserve two paychecks however two great performances of the same role.  #Halloween #horror #bloodydisgusting 

SCRIPT ANALYSTSKristina Leath-MalinAlka KhushalaniJared Goodman, and David Negrin

LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Crimson Peak" here on iTUNES

PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Everest

September 4, 2016
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"Human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747... Sit down man, acclimatize."

SHOW NOTES

Every week on THE SCRIPT Podcast we analyze the latest popular or controversial scripts, films, and original TV series from a screenwriter’s perspective. THE SCRIPT features working screenwriters analyzing story at the highest level anywhere on the internet.



PRODUCERS, The Script

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: September 2015

September 4, 2016
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September 2015 
Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Goodnight Mommy

September 4, 2016

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"She won't be able to tell us apart."  This week on THE SCRIPT we continue our Halloween Horror Series with the twisted and creepy Austrian horror film "Goodnight Mommy." Could this be the first horror film that thematically addresses the plight of the working mother? How do you handle ambiguity without confusion, how do you keep a script complex without it getting complicated? We deconstruct the duality mind game of this intricately woven and horrible tale and remind you what Checkov said: if you bring a jar of Madagascar hissing cockroaches on to the stage, then someone has to eat one. #reconstructivesurgery #Madagascar hissing cockroaches  #Halloween #horror #bloodydisgusting 


SCRIPT ANALYSTSKristina Leath-MalinAlka Khushalani, and David Negrin

LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Goodnight Mommy" here on iTUNES


PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Contracted & Contracted: Phase II

September 4, 2016

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"Does that feel okay? It kind of tingles. It's tingling?" - This week on THE SCRIPT we start our Halloween Horror series with the IFC Midnight franchise Contracted & Contracted: Phase II. What are the opportunities and obligations when sequelizing a successful horror concept? What defines "body horror" as a sub-genre? How does the Contracted franchise fair against its Sexually Transmitted cousin "It Follows" (Previously reviewed HERE on The Script). The Script Halloween Horror Series is for all you bloody disgusting freaks. P.S. We're starting a new band called "Debbie and The Rash."  #KYMggots #Halloween #horror #bloodydisgusting


SCRIPT ANALYSTSKristina Leath-MalinAlka KhushalaniMarc Masciandaro, and David Negrin

LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Contracted & Contracted: Phase II" here on iTUNES


PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: August 2015

September 4, 2016
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August 2015 
Script Sales, Hot Spec Screenplays, Hollywood Gossip.

Tracking Board Czar Mike De Luca is back with his monthly Tracking Board Preview! This is no advert. Once again Mike has mined the tracking boards so we don't have to and bringing us industry insider updates on big script sales and the spec screenplays hitting the town. Letting us know the script concepts, genres, and budgets that Hollywood is buying right now. 

PRODUCERS, The Script
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Straight Outta Compton

September 4, 2016

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"Yo Dre. What up? I got something to say." -- Ice Cube - This week on THE SCRIPT we analyze Straight Outta Compton, the F. Gary Gray biopic of legendary gangster rap group N.W.A. Did the filmmakers design Straight Outta Compton to speak to the issues of the Black Lives Matter movement? Or is a story about animosity between police and young black men that took place 30 years ago inherently relevant because the struggle continues today? What are the structural considerations when writing a biopic (Two words: Scope & Triumph)? How does the film manage poetic license vs. historical fact in terms of these artist’s legacies, the role of women in their story, and Eazy-E as the film’s emotional center of gravity? We discuss the multi-dimensional painting of Jerry Heller’s character as an allegorical stand-in for ‘the white savior’ and ‘the white devil.’ ALSO-- “Bye Felicia.” .  #NYCSC #NWA #BlackLivesMatter @FGaryGray

SCRIPT ANALYSTS: Kristina Leath-Malin, Keith Miller, Alka Khushalani, and David Negrin

LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Straight Outta Compton" here on iTUNES


PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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