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Welcome to Screenplay Book Club! Grab a script and read some movies with us!

Nov 30, 2017

This week, we discuss our Black Fridays, consider how the universe all comes together sometimes, and then head back to New Jersey as we discuss Garden State written by Zach Braff.

Things to Consider:

  1. Is Largeman a relatable protagonist? Why or why not?
  2. Conflict & tension?
  3. Directing on the page?

Matt's Thing to...

Nov 23, 2017

This week, we're joined again by special guest Lilli Bartlett to make mouth noises, and then really break into the pretty painful screenplay for Mall Cop: Blart 2 (or Paul Blart Mall Cop 2) by Nick Bakay & Kevin James.

Things to Consider:

  1. Why?
  2. Wait, what?
  3. ...Laaaadies?

Matt's Thing to Consider: Lego Digital...

Nov 16, 2017

This week, Matt and Hunter figure out the next gritty fairy tale movie, we talk about Hunter's burrito dream, and we try to figure out #WheresWardo while we discuss Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for The Social Network (based on the book by Ben Mezrich)!

Things to Consider:

  1. How does the split timelines help the script? Do...

Nov 9, 2017

This week on Screenplay Book Club, Matt and Hunter hatch the next million dollar idea and talk about the script for The 40-Year-Old Virgin, written by Judd Apatow and Steve Carrell.

Things to Consider:

  1. Does Andy earn his win by himself, or by the help of his coworkers?
  2. Does the pacing feel correct?
  3. Does Andy go through...

Nov 2, 2017

This week, we talk about Hunter's most recent dream, talk about Matt's dislike of horror, and then dive deep into The Babadook by Jennifer Kent!

Here's a draft of Hunter's dark comedy pilot, No Time to Kill!

Things to Consider:

  1. What is the Babadook a representation of?
  2. How does tension factor into the script?