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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Fantastic Four (Live)

September 4, 2016

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THE SCRIPT Podcast: Fantastic Four (Live)


“Please don't blow up, please don't blow up...” -- Reed Richards -- This week on THE SCRIPT, there was nothing Mr. Fantastic could do to salvage the biggest box office self detonation of the summer: FANTASTIC FOUR. What are the 5 elements every Superhero Tentpole should be judged by? How ‘invisible’ did the blockbuster’s only female character turn out to be? What is our expert screenwriters theory on the “1 Year Later” business? Also we address the Josh Trank controversy and discuss The Thing’s... ya know… ‘thing.’ This superhero sized episode of THE SCRIPT was recorded Live in front of an audience in New York City and includes a Q&A with our audience and users on the live stream.  #NYCSC #Marvel #FantasticFour @joshuatrank


UPDATE: Well it looks like our Fantastic 4 Panel is gonna be a bloodbath! We love a hollywood blockbuster gone wrong because it’s the best way to discuss the fundamentals of screenwriting, what’s wrong with the hollywood script development process, and how we can fix it.


Helmed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), scribed by action writer Simon Kinberg (X-MEN:DoFP, Sherlock Holmes, Jumper), with a cast of highly acclaimed young actors (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell). Can this comic book franchise measure up to Avengers and X-Men? Can it pack a box office punch like Jurassic World?  Interact with our panel of script analysts in a Q&A after our analysis.  SCRIPT ANALYSTS: David Negrin, Jordan Brian Rosengarten, Kristina Leath-Malin, and Jeremy Engdahl-Johnson.


LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Fantastic Four (Live)" here on iTUNES



PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

September 4, 2016

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“Just as I suspected, toxic waste.” This week on THE SCRIPT, we analyze the new Netflix Series, reboot, reimagination, fever dream Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. What a screenwriting mindfuck. What a screenwriting challenge. What story components did creators Michael Showalter and David Wain smartly bring forward from the film to the series and what did they unfortunately leave behind? What is the slight difference in comedic tone that made Wet Hot a comedy cult classic and The State a comedy experiment? How does a director manage the intersection of improv comedy and scripted comedy? Despite our recurring criticism of Streaming Studio Pilots feeling incomplete in terms of writing a spec, we loved this series— independent vision with broad distribution. Oh that cast and Oh those cameos!  #NYCSC #WHAS #Netflix @mshowalter @michaelianblack


Watch the Wet Hot American Summer (The Film) on NETFLIX and then...

Watch the Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Pilot + 2 Episodes) on NETFLIX and then...


LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" here on iTUNES


SCREENWRITERS Kristina Leath-Malin, Melissa Pagnotta, David Negrin



PRODUCERS, The Script

Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective

www.ScreenwritersCollective.org

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Tracking Board Preview: July 2015

September 4, 2016
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July 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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Trainwreck

September 4, 2016

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"Have you fucked before? Where is she buried?" This week on THE SCRIPTour all woman panel returns to analyze the Amy Schumer feature film comedy vehicleTrainwreckWhats the difference between writing a high concept feature film comedy and edgy television sketch comedy? Is there variation in the comedic voices of Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow? Do they blend well in Trainwreck? What is the holy grail for today's cutting edge comedy writers and performers? Is it Late Night or is it niche TV Series? And exactly did Amy Schumer take over the comedy world in 2015? Girl you don't need makeup, you're perfect when you wakeup!


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PRODUCERS, The Script
Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective
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Ant-Man

September 4, 2016

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"Baskin-Robbins always find out." This week on THE SCRIPT, we analyze the Marvel action comedyAnt-Man. Where does Ant-Man stand in the new hall of Action/Comedy tentpoles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Kick-Ass, and Hot Fuzz? We address the Edgar Wright controversy and comment on his special comedic voice as a screenwriter. What is the re-writing trick known as "Act Shifting” (Note: it's shifting each act forward when the conflict of your screenplay isn't escalating fast enough.) Honey I Shrunk the Marvel movie expectations! We talk anthropomorphized sidekicks and get accent advice from a professional dialog coach who can do 60 accents!

LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Ant-Man" here on iTUNES 


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PRODUCERS, The Script
Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective
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Tracking Board Preview: June 2015

September 4, 2016
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June 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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Another Period

September 4, 2016
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Blanche you idiot! You got egg upon my snood! He was gonna wear that today, now he has to select another snood! This week on THE SCRIPT, our all woman panel Kara, Kristina, and Melissa assign David a period joke safeword and launch into a no-holds barred analysis of the new Comedy Central series “Another Period." Yes this is an explicit podcast. Yes it is entirely composed of powerful female comedy writers ‘going there', yes David cowers in the corner trying to hold his own. Is there such a thing as ‘women’s issues comedy’? What are the challenges and opportunities when writing an ensemble show vs. a traditional five person core cast comedy? How many comedic premises are too many for a comedy series engine? Does character development make jokes funnier or is an extreme personality enough? (Hint: Ask Helen Keller). EASTER EGG— be sure to stick around for a bonus green room discussion after the podcast on "The Top 5 Tampon Replacement Items” #NotJoking

The new episode of "Another Period" airs tonight on Comedy Central @ 10:30p — but first...
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PRODUCERS, The Script
Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective
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Mr. Robot

September 4, 2016

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"Your internet connection. It's good. So good it scratched that part of my mind, the part that doesn’t allow good to exist without condition. That’s when I decided to hack you." This week on THE SCRIPT, we analyze the new cyberpunk drama series on USA: “MR. ROBOT” What is the definition of the Cyberpunk anyway? One convention of cyberpunk is homage to other cyberpunk works-- can you count all of Mr. Robot's (Blade Runner, Neuromancer, The Matrix)? How do you write in a niche genre and keep a broad audience entertained when they have little genre precognition? #PhilipKDickReference What is a greater feat in screenwriting: making every scene end different from how the audience expects OR showing internal conflict in a visual medium through character choices under pressure? (HINT: Creator Sam Esmail knows how to do both). And find out where we thinking Mr. Robot ranks in the hall of fame for "Obligatory Computer Screen POV Hacking Shots"  ps -ef | grep -i os12

Episode 3 of “Mr. Robot" airs tonight on USA @ 10:30p. If you need to catch up, stream episodes 1 & 2 of Mr. Robot here: http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/videos and then...

LISTEN to THE SCRIPT Podcast: “Mr. Robot" here on iTUNES



PRODUCERS, The Script
Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective
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True Detective II: Pilot

September 4, 2016
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"I used to want to be an astronaut. But astronauts don’t even go to the moon anymore.” This week on The Script, our screenwriters analyze Episode 1 of True Detective: Season II. The noir detective anthology kicks off with a new cast, a new case, and a new flavor of desperation. This is a rare chance for screenwriters to examine a second Pilot Episode from the same tv series and writer. How does the Season 2 Pilot stack up next to the Season 1 Pilot? How does showrunner Nic Pizzolatto violate and innovate the film noir detective genre? What are the opportunities and challenges of writing an anthology series? How do you calibrate prestige writing like True Detective with an American TV audience that expects a dynamite teaser and  Matthew McConaughey to walk in the door? What are we looking forward to in episode 2? Some more Da Vinci Code puzzles, some more mythology, more brass knuckles, more boot knives, and yesthe bike, sir. The highway because it suits me.”



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PRODUCERS, The Script
Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective

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Jurassic World

September 4, 2016

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"Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We're just used to being the cat. RUUUN!”  This week on a T-Rex sized episode of The Script, our screenwriters analyze Jurassic World-- the reboot / remake / sequel to the original Jeff Goldblum chaos theory and open shirt vehicle: Jurassic Park (1993). Does Jurassic World pay enough homage to PARK in terms of, not just easter eggs, but dramatic themes? What's the key to escalating set pieces and renewing awe in a monster movie? (HINT: mo' dino-antagonists, mo' problems) How does Jurassic World stack up in the comedy department next to the new generation of Action/Comedy tentpoles like Guardians & Avengers? Do you remember the Steven Spielberg "Rule of Monster Reveal"? JW did.  And four white males respond to the Bryce Dallas Howard high-heel controversy. WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE WORLD! 




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PRODUCERS, The Script
Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective
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Sense8

September 4, 2016
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"I take everything I am feeling, everything that matters to me, I push all of it into my fist, and I fight for it." This week on THE SCRIPT, we analyze the pilot of the new science fiction drama series created by The Wachowskis and now streaming on Netflix: Sense8Are there structural differences between a pilot written for cable and a pilot written for binge-watching on a streaming network? What exactly is the lineage between Sense8 and "Cloud Atlas", the Wachowskis previous ensemble drama about interconnectedness? What are the pitfalls in a multi-plot, ensemble drama, transitioning between globe hopping plots with differing dramatic tones and varying levels of stakes How well do the creators of Sense8 navigate writing their transgender characters to avoid television’s favorite new stereotype (HINT: the series does a better job than the pilot)? But we think any drama that can reference Conan the Barbarian and Jean Claude Van Damme, combine Bollywood dance numbers and Mexican Telenovelas, then cap it all off with a visceral icelandic Sigur Rós set piece is worth tuning in for 12 episodes. 

sensate  adj. ˈsen-ˌsāt - preoccupied with things that can be experienced only through a sense modality.

Watch the Sense8 Pilot on NETFLIX and then...



PRODUCERS, The Script
Jordan Rosengarten, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective
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