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The Young Screenwriters Podcast

By: Young Screenwriters
  • Summary

  • What makes a screenplay exceptional? How can you punch through the slush pile as an up-and-coming screenwriter? What does it take to become a successful writer in Hollywood? In the Young Screenwriters Podcast, Alexie Basil, Theo Luoma, and Adam Schaller share hard-won insights from their experience breaking into the film industry and establishing themselves as professional screenwriters and storytellers. Joined by NYU Film Professor John Warren and other special guests, they break down advanced-level storytelling techniques, practical strategies for navigating the film industry, and uplifting anecdotes to get you writing and networking. Whether you’re a brand-new screenwriter looking for mentorship or are a seasoned professional eager for a laugh (and the occasional screenwriting nugget!).
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Episodes
  • 043 - How to Write the First 10 Pages of Your Script
    Jun 12 2024

    The first ten pages of your screenplay can hook your readers in for the long haul. They're arguably the most important part of your script for capturing an audience.

    Professional screenwriters Alexie, Adam, and Theo talk about how to make your first ten pages un-put-down-able by focusing on:

    • A powerful story hook
    • Compelling, complex characters
    • A strong sense of voice

    Grab your coffee, pick up your pen, and listen to this amazing screenwriting conversation.

    Connect with Us

    • YS Website
    • YS Discord
    • Script Vault

    YS Courses

    • Writing the Short
    • Writing the Scene
    • Writing the Feature
    • Writing the Pilot
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    57 mins
  • 042 - The Best (and Worst) Lessons from THE SEVEN BASIC PLOTS by Christopher Booker
    Jun 5 2024

    People love to talk about how there are only a few basic stories, and all other work is a variation of them. THE SEVEN BASIC PLOTS is one of the most famous books sharing this theory!

    Haven't read THE SEVEN BASIC PLOTS by Christopher Booker? No problem!

    Professional screenwriters Alexie Basil and Adam Schaller share the best and worst takeaways from the famous storytelling classic.

    Connect with Us

    • YS Website
    • YS Discord
    • Script Vault

    YS Courses

    • Writing the Short
    • Writing the Scene
    • Writing the Feature
    • Writing the Pilot
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    55 mins
  • 041 - ACTION! EXPLOSIONS! SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER! | Live Story Generation
    May 29 2024

    Summer is coming! Which means that epic summer blockbusters are right around the corner. How do you write something awesome that also goes BOOM?! Join professional screenwriters Alexie Basil and Adam Schaller as they create an outline for an action-packed summer blockbuster film on the spot. They'll get into:

    • Building around exciting set pieces
    • Creating spectacles
    • The balance of objective and stakes vs. flaw and inner-need in action films

    Check out their outline

    Connect with Us

    • YS Website
    • YS Discord
    • Script Vault

    YS Courses

    • Writing the Short
    • Writing the Scene
    • Writing the Feature
    • Writing the Pilot
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    1 hr and 11 mins

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