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Episode 18: We’re gonna need a bigger script

This week it's all about the script. What kind of script? What's the story? What's the process? You can listen to it here: Or you can read the script for this episode: Hi, this is Joe Dzikiewicz, and welcome to the Storylanes Podcast, the podcast where I tell the...

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Welcome to season 2: Let’s make a movie!

Season 2 is going to be entirely different than Season 1. Season 1 was all about analyzing screenplays. In Season 2, we're going to take all that we learned and use it to make an independent feature. So come along for the ride! See the ups and downs of a first-time...

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Episode 16: Jennifer’s body

Episode 16: Jennifer’s body

This week we look at Jennifer's Body, the 2009 teen horror comedy. And alas, this will be our last time together for a while: life has gotten way too busy for me lately, and something had to give. I hope you got something out of our time together: I know I have....

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More Michael Clayton

More Michael Clayton

This week, we stay with Michael Clayton and do a deep-dive analysis into two scenes from that terrific movie. This will be something a little different. Links: The Storylanes analysisThe script to the filmListen to the episode here And here is the script of this...

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More Michael Clayton

Episode 14: Michael Clayton

A Storylanes deep-dive analysis of Michael Clayton, the legal thriller from the mid-aughts. This one is often held up by pro screenwriters as one of the great recent scripts, and I whole-heartedly agree. Here's the links: The scriptThe Storylanes analysisListen to it...

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The Storylanes Podcast gives a screenwriter’s point of view of the structure of the screenplay of movies and TV shows.  Each episode does a deep-dive analysis of one movie or show, examining how the story is structured and how al the elements come together to create the story.

Each episode also includes a chart of the scenes and other key elements of the script.  You’ll find those charts here, along with the scripts of the episodes themselves.