Top 25 Must Listen to Screenwriting Podcasts (Oscar® Winners)

Finding a great Screenwriting Podcast is a treasure trove of knowledge for the aspiring or professional screenwriter. We have put together the Top twenty five must listen to screenwriting podcasts from the archives of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast and the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast. The list below is definitely has  podcasts for screenwriters with a who’s…

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Screenwriting Books You Need to Read – Top Ten List

1) Screenplay by Syd Field The first book I ever read about screenwriting. Syd Field is the forefather of the how-to for screenwriting. He cracked the code of the three-act structure and paved the way for all other screenwriting gurus that would follow. As far as I know, he created the terms like “turning points,” and…

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Top Ten Best Screenplays Ever Written

If you want to be a screenwriter you have to read screenplays. There’s no better place to start than reading the masters of the craft. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) published this list of the top ten best screenplays ever written and I would have to agree. My personal favorites on this list are Casablanca, Chinatown, and…

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Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Masterclass

Who is Aaron Sorkin? One of the most acclaimed, both hated and loved and a prominent screenwriter of modern times who has made a name for himself in the industry is Aaron Sorkin. Claim to fame The West Wing, Sorkin’s signature style can be recognized and is matchless. His screenplay is unmistakable with witty and…

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FREE Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List

Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List What you are about to listen to is probably the equivalent of taking at least five years of screenwriting courses or classes at a top tier film school. BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has an amazing collection of FREE screenwriting lectures from some of the…

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IFH 120: What the HECK is a Scriptment?

Right-click here to download the MP3 So what is a Scriptment? I found it to be a liberating form of prepping a story to be filmed? When I was in pre-production on my first feature film This is Meg, I wanted to get into production as fast as I could without waiting to develop a full screenplay.…

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IFH 071: Save the Cat – Screenwriting Story Structure Made Easy

Right-click here to download the MP3 Why would you want to ‘Save the Cat’? If you are a screenwriter or aspiring one you should have heard by now of Blake Snyder’s game-changing screenwriting book. In his 20-year career as a film producer and screenwriter, Blake Snyder sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a…

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IFH 061: Chris Vogler – Screenwriting & The Writer’s Journey Blueprint

Right-click here to download the MP3 If you have seen Star Wars then you know Joseph Campbell‘s work. If you ever have seen The Lion King then you have seen one of Campbell’s best students, Chris Vogler, work. Related: Michael Hauge: Writing a Screenplay That Sells Chris Vogler wrote the game-changing book  The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers. I read this book over…

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IFH 039: How to Write the Million Dollar Screenplay

Right-click here to download the MP3 We’ve all read in Variety or The Hollywood Reporter of some no-name screenwriter selling his or her screenplay for a million bucks. Ever wonder how they did it? What structure did they use? What “tricks of the trade” were employed? May I introduce Paul Castro, the original writer of one of my favorite films August Rush. Paul Castro…

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IFH 008: Karl Iglesias – How to Create an Emotional Impact

Right-click here to download the MP3 This week we were lucky enough to have as our guest screenwriting guru Karl Iglesias. He has written award-winning books including The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, Writing for Emotional Impact, and Cut to the Chase. (FREE AUDIOBOOK VERSIONS HERE) I discovered Karl Iglesias’ work reading Writing for Emotional Impact. It really transformed the…

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