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The comedy and tragedy of writing in Hollywood


What's it all about?

We're two writers trying to find our next break. Our show is about writing, Hollywood and our experiences on the way to...we wish we knew what.

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Sam & Jim

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Our West Wing script, the first TV drama we ever wrote (and it almost got us a Diney Fellowship). It dates from the start of Season Two. Enjoy.

The West Wing: I'm Just a Bill

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Favorite Podcasts

The Hollywood Podcast

KCRW's The Business

Behind the Scenes

Verge of the Fringe

the Screenwriter's Podcast

Favorite Websites

Alameda Writers Group

the Artful Writer

Screenwriter? WORDPLAY!

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The Big Thank Yous

Andre Fratto & Dustin Cook composed our theme music

Rob from My Silver Mount Zion shared site-building tricks that kept Jim from killing himself.


Hollywood is quite a ride...

...and there's no shortcut to the front of the line. Well, not for us mortals...

Our apologies for the long delay with this one.

Direct download: Samand_JimShow13.mp3
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Our TV pitch finds a buyer...

What more is there to say? A lot, actually...
Direct download: SamandJimShow12.mp3
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...and on the page

We've got some career updates first, and then we tackle a tricky question: what the hell is "voice" in a script?
Direct download: SamandJimShow11.mp3
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Bring on the body bags..

...'cause there's a war of ideas going on, and the casualties are piling up.
Direct download: SamandJimShow10.mp3
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You can count on 'em when you pitch

A good meeting is about more than picking the right mineral water.
Direct download: SamandJimShow9.mp3
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What makes a writer?

Writing, of course. And you'd better love the painful, frustrating act of creating for its own sake, 'cause that's what it's all about.
Direct download: SamandJimShow8.mp3
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It's crunch time

The networks start buying TV ideas in a couple weeks and we're feverishly pumping out more pitches. Which begs the question: what makes a show really work?
Direct download: SamandJimShow7.mp3
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There's always a ray of hope...

...but it's usually shining down through a sewer grate.
Direct download: SamandJimShow6.mp3
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So you think you've got a great idea for a movie?

So did we...
Direct download: SamandJimShow5.mp3
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Okay, we're all caught up on how we got here.

 

Now we're pitching our TV show idea to Showtime, FX, and HBO.
Direct download: SamandJimShow4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm PST

Thanks for listening!