DZ-30: Oscars revisited – Spotlight and Carol

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-30.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadWhat makes a script so compelling that it ends up with an Oscar nod? This week, Stu and Chas return to their first ever episode by tackling two Oscar-nominated screenplays. But this time – instead of exploring the rigid structures laid down by gurus – they use it as […]

DZ-24: Forging story rules in TV pilots

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-24.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadAre your story rules in your pilot strong enough to play out over the life of your show? Stu and Chas move away from the world of features and dive into the Pilot Episodes of some (New) Golden Age Television: THE SHIELD, THE WIRE, BREAKING BAD, and MAD MEN. […]

DZ-06: Key Scenes and Unlocking the Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-06__Key_Scenes_and_Unlocking_the_Story.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINT. EPISODE 6 – NIGHT Can one scene be the key to unlocking the whole story? Stu and Chas are joined once again by the inestimable Stephen Cleary to explore his idea of ‘key scenes’. Scenes like the diner scene in HEAT. Or the boardroom showdown in MARGIN CALL. These scenes are […]

DZ-04: Catharsis and the Post-Coital Cigarette

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINT. EPISODE 4 – AFTERNOON How does the end of certain films make your soul shudder? Stu and Chas are joined by their first guest – illustrious script developer and producer Stephen Cleary – to explore how certain films can trigger an outpouring of emotion from the audience. Turns […]