11 episodes

This podcast is a backstage pass to the process of filmmaking from one of the most difficult, little-known, and historically female department head positions on a film crew. Working alongside the director all day, script supervisors have a unique and enlightening view of what it’s really like behind the scenes and on the front line of all the action on set. Each episode features a short interview as well as a topic like Why You should Stop Calling Us “Scripty,” or What really happened with that Game of Thrones coffee cup? Compiled from conversations with over a dozen opinionated masters of the craft of script supervising with experience from low-budget independent films and commercials all the way to and including multiple Academy and Emmy-Award winning films and television shows. This script supervisor podcast is for anyone who loves catching continuity errors, is fascinated by the process of filmmaking, or works in - or aspires to work in - the entertainment industry. Hosted by Caryn Ruby, a professional Script Supervisor, as well as award-winning dark comedy writer and comedian.

Script Supervisors: Unsung Heroes of Film & TV Caryn Ruby

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

This podcast is a backstage pass to the process of filmmaking from one of the most difficult, little-known, and historically female department head positions on a film crew. Working alongside the director all day, script supervisors have a unique and enlightening view of what it’s really like behind the scenes and on the front line of all the action on set. Each episode features a short interview as well as a topic like Why You should Stop Calling Us “Scripty,” or What really happened with that Game of Thrones coffee cup? Compiled from conversations with over a dozen opinionated masters of the craft of script supervising with experience from low-budget independent films and commercials all the way to and including multiple Academy and Emmy-Award winning films and television shows. This script supervisor podcast is for anyone who loves catching continuity errors, is fascinated by the process of filmmaking, or works in - or aspires to work in - the entertainment industry. Hosted by Caryn Ruby, a professional Script Supervisor, as well as award-winning dark comedy writer and comedian.

    What really happened with that GOT coffee cup??

    What really happened with that GOT coffee cup??

    In the final episode of this series, we discuss all the ways the coffee cup could have ended up on screen, why it most definitely is NOT the fault of the script supervisor, and then learn what really happened.
    But first, we talk to  SHARON WATT.  In addition to being one of the Administrators of NYSSN - the New York Script Supervisors Network, Sharon has worked on many Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning films and TV shows such as Boardwalk Empire, The Night Of, Mr. Robot and The Time Traveler’s Wife. Fun fact, Sharon also created our podcast logo!
      
    Hosted, Created & Produced by Caryn Ruby
    Produced and Edited by Eden Woolworth
    Sound Mixer Adam Carl
    Original Music by Edith Mudge
    Logo design by Sharon Watt
    Episode artwork by Tia Marissa

    • 25 min
    A bit of history and a look to the future

    A bit of history and a look to the future

    This episode we hear some fun and fascinating anecdotes about the history of our craft and some ideas about how we can make the future better for the next generation of script supervisors.
    But first, we talk to HANNAH DRISCOLL in another in-person interview from before the pandemic. Hannah has been a full time Los Angeles based Script Supervisor since 2015 and has worked on everything from the Emmy-Award Nominated series Pen 15 and Adam Ruins Everything to big-budget commercials for well-known national brands. She has an online course, Script Supervising 101, for beginning script supervisors, and for fun she hosts a podcast called John Wick Deep Dives where she overanalyzes John Wick scenes with film industry professionals.

    • 26 min
    Why You should stop calling us Scripty

    Why You should stop calling us Scripty

    At our best, script supervisors are filmmakers and key members of the crew – yet the belittling nickname “scripty” remains incredibly pervasive. We discuss where it came from, and why we all should stop using it. 
    But first, we talk to Robert Goodwin. He is an incredibly supportive and super helpful member of our community as well as one of the Administrators of LASSN (Los Angeles Script Supervisor’s Network). His credits include the Emmy Award-winning Dark/Web, Disney’s Earth to Ned, and Love Is Not Love which won awards at more than 100 film festivals. We have an enlightening conversation about continuity mismatches on screen and gender roles as related to film crew positions.

    Hosted, Created & Produced by Caryn Ruby
    Produced and Edited by Eden Woolworth
    Sound Mixer Adam Carl
    Original Music by Edith Mudge
     Logo design by Sharon Watt
    Episode artwork by Ana Ziegler Loes
     

    • 27 min
    The Union: To Join or Not To Join? (and how to do it)

    The Union: To Join or Not To Join? (and how to do it)

    This episode addresses some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings around joining and the benefits of being in the union. In addition to our usual group of script supervisors sharing their thoughts and experience, this episode features a special guest from Contract Services who lays out exactly what it takes to get qualified for the union roster.
    But first, we talk to Shadia Sepehrnia in another in-person pre-pandemic interview. In addition to her experience as Script Supervisor on Tribeca award-winning short series Girls Room written by Lena Waithe and many films, Shadia counts Producing, Directing and Writing among her many talents.
     
    Hosted, Created & Produced by Caryn Ruby
    Produced and Edited by Eden Woolworth
    Sound Mixer Adam Carl
    Original Music by Edith Mudge
    Logo design by Sharon Watt
    Episode artwork by Ana Ziegler Loes

    • 26 min
    TV vs Film vs Commercials…how are they different?

    TV vs Film vs Commercials…how are they different?

    Sure, you can find script supervisors on all kinds of productions, but what do we do differently depends on the media! Plus - what can producers expect from our department?
    But first, we talk to Nick Robinson. With experience in over a dozen departments, filmmaker Nick Robinson’s script supervising credits include commercials starring A-list talent, the SXSW Documentary “For Madmen Only”, and top-tier festival features Bad Turn Worse which went to TIFF, Body at Brighton Rock to SXSW, and Sundance award nominee, Spree.
    Hosted, Created & Produced by Caryn Ruby
    Produced and Edited by Eden Woolworth
    Sound Mixer Adam Carl
    Original Music by Edith Mudge
    Logo design by Sharon Watt
    Episode artwork by Ana Ziegler Loes

    • 28 min
    How to get the job and negotiate pay (hint: know your worth)

    How to get the job and negotiate pay (hint: know your worth)

    In this episode we take a deep dive into negotiating and advocating for yourself. What are the best practices to make sure you’re not getting less than someone else who is just as experienced and skilled? 
    But first, an interview with multi-talented Roe Moore that was recorded IN PERSON before the pandemic. Roe scripted on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion Show, Emmy-award winning RuPaul Drag Race, Sundance Film Festival winner Entertainment and multiple commercials and branded content.She’s a member of the DGA, Local 871, the Television Academy, and the Producer’s guild, Roe also directs film and theater and teaches “Script Supervising Made Easy” online. 
    www.roemoore.com, www.scriptsupervisingmadeeasy.com
    Hosted, Created & Produced by Caryn Ruby
    Produced and Edited by Eden Woolworth
    Sound Mixer Adam Carl
    Original Music by Edith Mudge
     
    Logo design by Sharon Watt
    Episode artwork by Ana Ziegler Loes

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Miss Tallulah ,

This was great!

I hope there will be a season 2!

Evenstar263 ,

Illuminating

Absolutely love listening to this podcast. Script supervisors are the backbone of any production and this podcast is proof. I love that they are finally given the opportunity to shine, give advice, and share their experiences with the world. This podcast is a must listen.

kkcoates7 ,

BEYOND Illuminating

I listened the moment the first episode dropped and INSTANTLY wanted to binge the whole series, but unfortunately I’ve had to wait every single week for each new episode haha. Definitely keeps me coming back.

Honestly though, I had no idea how much went into being a script supervisor until I started listening to this podcast. That alone gave me so much more respect for the position/department, but then I was asked to helped out on an indie film set as their script supervisor and my GOD was that intense. I did so much research and prep work trying to prepare myself for success, but holy moly, I don’t understand how this is a department of one. Kudos to all script supervisors out there. I truly value you on set and as a department head.

Thank you, Caryn for creating this and spreading more awareness about everything that script supervisors really do! Can’t wait for the rest of the episodes. What a cool niche you’ve found in the podcast world too! Truly one of a kind. I’ve been telling everyone about it!

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