DZ-34: Game of Choices – Decision Making and Character Implications

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-34.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow does the experience of a character’s decision impact our feelings towards that character? After a spectacular end to Season 6 of GAME OF THRONES, Chas and Stu were struck by the very different portrayals of Sansa in Episode 9 – Battle of the Bastards and Cersei in Episode 10 […]

DZ-27: Competing views on Screenplay Competitions

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-27.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadCan screenplay competitions be worth it? After being repeatedly asked by listeners for thoughts on screenplay competitions, Stu and Chas go full back matter for this special episode. They tackle the question – do comps just feeding the hope machine or are they a valid investment? – in their […]

DZ-07: On Rewriting – How much Bull is left in the Hustle?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat can be gleamed from the substantial rewrite of a famed spec? Stu and Chas look at AMERICAN BULLSHIT (the 2010 Black List spec script by Eric Warren Singer) and the film it became… AMERICAN HUSTLE (co-written and directed by David O’Russell), which garnered 10 Oscar nominations in 2014. With […]

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 […]