I co-created and produce award-nominated Script Apart - a podcast about the first-draft secrets of great movies.
Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie.
We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen.
Since launching in June 2020, we've had everyone from Barry Jenkins to Aaron Sorkin on the show, revisiting early iterations of their beloved films and discussing what changed, what didn't and why en route to the big screen.
The writer-director spills secrets about his first draft of his cult-acclaimed 2011 sci-fi comedy.
The Office co-creator talks writing rituals, wrestling and The Rock’s love of Grand Designs.
The dark, cult-adored superhero movie was almost very different, according to screenwriter David Hayter.
Bonus episode! The breakout star/writer behind this year’s most affecting indie-drama reveals the film’s abandoned kidnapping subplot.
Barry Jenkins explains how his incredible Best Picture winner was written in a whiskey-soaked blur in a Belgian bar.
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods take us on a journey through their first draft of their terrifying 2018 sensory horror.
The writers behind 2018’s Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner spill secrets from the thriller’s intriguing first draft.
The Thick of It creator reminisces on bringing Malcolm Tucker to the big screen in this Oscar-nominated hit comedy.
The inside story of how The Simpsons writing team crafted one of the most highly anticipated animated movies of all time.
How Star Wars, Ronin and Keanu Reeves’ drinks cabinet helped inspire one of the biggest action franchises today.
The screenwriter of 1993’s ghoulish holiday musical takes us inside its troubled but ultimately rewarding creation.
A chat about the writing of one of the definitive ‘90s romcoms? You want it, you need it, oh baby, oh baby.
The writer of David Fincher’s tense cult classic thriller unpacks how he fought for years to tell the story of the infamous Zodiac serial killer.
We celebrate the 30th anniversary of Thompson’s Frankensteinian fable about an enigmatic outsider with metallic hands, whose loveable spirit overcomes hate.
Step inside the screenwriter’s 20-year fight to tell this moving tale of forbidden love, set against a beautifully snowy 1950s backdrop.
A very special festive deep-dive into the writing of an all-time classic Christmas movie, full of action, suspense and amazing one-liners.
The co-writer of Pixar’s emotional new existentialist adventure uncovers early iterations of the film in a special bonus mini episode.
An inside look at the masterful Inside Out, Pixar’s emotional adventure through the mind of an adolescent girl.
We say hasta la vista to season one of Script Apart with a guided trip through the creation of one of the biggest action blockbusters of all time.
Our awards season mini-series begins with a glimpse inside Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s beautiful but heartbreaking August Wilson adaptation.
Next up in our awards season mini-series – the writer of one of the most enchanting animations in recent memory tells us how his first draft flirted with heartbreaking darkness.
Our awards season mini-series continues with an exclusive chat with a giant of modern American storytelling, who tells us about the screenwriting habits he swears by.
The co-writer/director of one of the year’s most moving character study dramas reveals his screenwriting inspirations in our latest awards season mini-series special.
Our first video game episode! The director and co-writer of one of the greatest video games of all-time tell us about crafting its densely layered story and characters.
The acclaimed writer-director explains how this DC misfit adventure “saved my life” – and why the movie’s real villain isn’t who you think it is.
Buckle up for a 50mph ride through the creation of an adrenaline-packed masterclass, with the movie’s writer Graham Yost at the wheel.
Screenwriter Eric Pearson gives us a glimpse inside the Marvel machine in this spoiler-filled chat about Natasha Romanoff’s MCU solo swan-song.
James Hart has written screenplays for Coppola, Spielberg and everyone in between – but nothing compares to the experience of penning this sci-fi classic, he tells Script Apart.
Don’t go into the attic. The writer of a modern horror cult classic peels back its terrifying layers in our latest episode.
The co-writer of Sam Mendes’ impossibly tense First World War thriller explains how the film came to be – and why one of its central characters simply had to die.
The acclaimed British polymath reflects on the cultural barrier-breaking of his scintillating debut feature as a screenwriter.
Diana Ossana recounts how she and the late Larry McMurtry crafted one of the most devastating romantic dramas in movie history.
We delve into the first draft of the year’s most riotous animated comedy, which originally involved a kung fu-kicking President of the United States.
The Hot Fuzz director and 1917 co-writer pick apart the dark nostalgia and real-life inspirations behind their new supernatural thriller.
Grab your surfboard for a 30th anniversary celebration of an action classic with the movie’s writer, W. Peter Iliff.
The Oscar winning screenwriting unpicks an early draft of one of the best-loved dramas of 'the ‘90s.
One of the most influential voices in modern screenwriting revisits the first draft of his 2005 festive film noir classic.