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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

Our Scripts

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!

Useful Links

Podcast directory

L.A. Podcasters.com

Podmining.com

Syndication

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.


The WGA strike is all about the Internet... 

Why?  Because it's the future -- for all of us.  An inside take on what's going on and our thoughts about where Hollywood is heading.  Get ready:  everything you know is about to change.
Direct download: SamandJimshow37.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm PDT

Still walking and waiting...

An update from the picket lines, some thoughts on the latest contract offer, Sam's mom is finally impressed, and a shout out for help on our new projects.
Direct download: SamandJimshow36.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:26pm PDT

The second installment of our strike series.

The deadline passed.  Now we're on the picket lines.  The latest updates, and why you shouldn't even think about scab work.


Direct download: SamandJimShow35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:11pm PDT

The Stephen King pilot is turned in...

...just in time for a strike.  What it all looks like through the smoke as California burns...


Direct download: SamandJimShow34.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm PDT

...You might get another podcast

Or, in our case, find yourself pondering more career options than you ever expected.  Each with complications you never anticipated, too.

PS:  in big bold letters, let us say here and now, WE'RE SORRY it took so freakin' long to get this episode made.  As we'll explain, we've been, well, kinda busy.
Direct download: SamandJimShow33.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm PDT

A nice place to visit...

...which is good, cause we sorta live there.  Further reflections on this whole "being on staff" experience as we write our first episode of The Dead Zone and prepare to send it into production.
Direct download: SamandJimShow32.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT

Finally!

Reflections on finally getting to the place we set out to reach so long ago:  the writers' room.
Direct download: SamandJimShow31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm PDT

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