10 Excellent Screenwriting Podcast Episodes

By April 7, 2020Blog, Featured

What are some excellent screenwriting podcast episodes to enjoy?

Screenwriting podcasts are a great way to learn from industry insiders as they discuss various screenwriting topics, as well as their own perspectives and experiences throughout their careers.

Here we share ten podcast episodes that offer outstanding knowledge and information that you can apply to your screenwriting journeys! The following episodes were proudly sponsored by ScreenCraft:

1. Get Out Q&A — Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Peele discusses his personal experiences and connection to the material, as well as his process and the genesis of the screenplay.

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2. 2001: A Space Odyssey 

The iconic film’s stars Keir Dullea (Dr. Dave Bowman) and Gary Lockwood (Dr. Frank Poole), reveal how they came to the project, entertain with anecdotes from their time behind the scenes with the legendary Stanley Kubrick, and share little-known details about this iconic film.

The interview is well worth a listen, for fans of the movie and cinema history, and for aspiring filmmakers everywhere.

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3. Inglorious Basterds Q&A – Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino

The wide-ranging discussion — recorded in 2009 — offers a peek at the creative process of the onetime video-store clerk turned two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter.

CLICK HERE to Read ScreenCraft’s Recap of the Episode!

4. Toy Story 4 Q&A — Screenwriters Andrew Stanton and Stephanie Folsom

Stanton and Folsom share details of developing Toy Story 4 from script to screen.

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5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Q&A — Co-Writer Rodney Rothman

Rothman discusses not just the ins and outs of the Spider-Verse, but what it’s like to script animation, as well as creativity and writing habits.

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6. Arrival Q&A — Screenwriter Eric Heisserer

Heisserer discusses how he built his career in Hollywood and each of the projects that have brought him to this point — with two movies released in one year (Arrival and surprise box-office hit Lights Out). Packed full of firsthand, hard-won Hollywood lessons, this insightful interview is one not to miss.

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7. Q&A with 2017 Oscar-Nominated Screenwriters

The lineup features nine writers who were nominated for Academy Awards in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay categories:

Mike Mills, 20th Century Women (Best Original Screenplay)
Eric Heisserer, Arrival (Best Adapted Screenplay)
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water (Best Original Screenplay)
Allison Schroeder, Hidden Figures (Best Adapted Screenplay)
Damien Chazelle, La La Land (Best Original Screenplay)
Luke Davies, Lion (Best Adapted Screenplay)
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (Best Original Screenplay)
Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McRaney, Moonlight (Best Adapted Screenplay)

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8. Q&A with 2018 Oscar-Nominated Screenwriters

The panel includes Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (nominated for Best Original Screenplay for The Big Sick), Michael Green (nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Logan), Aaron Sorkin (nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Molly’s Game), Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mudbound), and Vanessa Taylor (nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Shape of Water). It’s worth noting that Aaron Sorkin was the only one that’s won an Oscar so far, and for everyone else, this represented their first Oscar nomination for writing.

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9. Q&A with 2019 Oscar-Nominated Screenwriters

Features 7 of the 10 screenwriters nominated for the 2020 Academy Awards: Krysty Wilson-Cairns, co-writer of 1917; Taika Waititi, writer/director of Jojo Rabbit; Scott Silver, co-writer of Joker; Rian Johnson, writer/director for Knives Out; Greta Gerwig writer/director for Little Women; Noah Baumbach, writer/director for Marriage Story; and Anthony McCarten writer of The Two Popes.

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10. Die Hard Q&A — Screenwriters Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza

Stuart and de Souza came together live on stage for the first time to share their experiences and to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary.

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Ken Miyamoto has worked in the film industry for nearly two decades, most notably as a studio liaison for Sony Studios and then as a script reader and story analyst for Sony Pictures.  He has many studio meetings under his belt as a produced screenwriter, meeting with the likes of Sony, Dreamworks, Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers, as well as many production and management companies. He has had a previous development deal with Lionsgate, as well as multiple writing assignments, including the produced miniseries Blackout, starring Anne Heche, Sean Patrick Flanery, Billy Zane, James Brolin, Haylie Duff, Brian Bloom, Eric La Salle, and Bruce Boxleitner. Follow Ken on Twitter @KenMovies


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