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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

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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.



Where the #@$% have we been?!
 

...Scouting out the new landscapes of business in Hollywood, among other things.


Direct download: SamandJimshow44.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm PST


Ageism?  Sexism?  Racism?


That's the big listener mail topic this time.  There's more mail, of course, and the inevitable career update (hint:  we're being flown to Seattle!  Woo-hoo!)

 
Direct download: SamandJimshow43.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm PST

That's a good time for things to happen in a screenplay.

In real life, though, it's a good time to do a podcast.  While we're waiting for, well, anything to happen, we do a quick career check-in and answer MORE listener mail. 
Direct download: SamandJimshow42.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04pm PST

That's what they call it when you're up for a staff job...

...but they haven't called your name yet.  A little career update and lots of listener Q&A, including our thoughts on videogame writing.


Direct download: SamandJimshow41.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36pm PST

Three years of podcasting, forty shows in the can...

and finally, we listen to our audience.  This episode:  listener mail, and some overview on what we've learned so far.


Direct download: SamandJimshow40.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm PST

At long last, the WGA strike is over. 

What does it mean for the future of Hollywood?  More importantly, what does it mean for us?


Direct download: SamandJimshow39.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm PST


TV is in BIG trouble.


We applied for a WGA program to train future showrunners -- and damned if they didn't accept us...


Direct download: SamandJimshow38.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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