25 episodes

A screenwriting podcast discussing writing, working, and how emerging writers climb the Hollywood ladder.

Scripted From The Bottom Leah Poulliot and Bry Larrea

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

A screenwriting podcast discussing writing, working, and how emerging writers climb the Hollywood ladder.

    Assistants in the Writers' Room - with Writers' Assistant Kelly Larson

    Assistants in the Writers' Room - with Writers' Assistant Kelly Larson

    This week Bry and I will be joined by special guest Kelly Larson for our second installment in the mini series- exploring the world of assistants in the writers room.
    Kelly's Bio reads below:

    Kelly Larson is a Writers Assistant on Batwoman who has written an episode of the show while also writing and selling other projects on her own.  Some companies she’s worked with are DC, Nickelodeon, and Curation Entertainment.  She’s been in rooms for the last 8 and a half years, and has worked for Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, and Caroline Dries.  

    This is the second episode in the mini-series deep dive of assistant roles in the writers' room.

    • 44 min
    Assistants in the Writers' Room - with Showrunner Assistant Megan Bacharach

    Assistants in the Writers' Room - with Showrunner Assistant Megan Bacharach

    Hey all this is Leah - Bry is busy this week but have no fear, we will be joined by a special guest for the first installment in our new mini series- exploring the world of assistants in the writers room.
    That special guest in none other than Showrunners Assistant Megan Bacharach
    Megan's bio reads:
    Megan Bacharach grew up in the frozen tundra of Minnesota with two Ph.D. carrying professors as parents, so naturally, that led to her wanting to be an Olympic athlete. Years of hard work and frozen toes put her in the top 600 alpine ski racers in the world, but after waking up frozen to the bed in a Chilean hotel room, she decided a life of eternally chasing winter wasn't right for her. She landed at Montana State University where she competed as a D1 athlete and graduated with degrees in Film/TV Production and Business Management. Since then, Megan has applied the passion and drive that led to success in ski racing to the pursuit of TV writing. Her scripts have done well in various writing competitions, but more importantly, she's co-written two episodes of TV. An episode of NCIS: New Orleans that aired in May 2021 and the upcoming NCIS: Hawai‘i/NCIS crossover episode.  Outside of work you can find Megan doing home renovations projects, diamond puzzles, or pole dancing. She's also continuing to write new drama and dramedy scripts centered on female anti-heroes trying to forge their own paths. Oh and of course telling her parents that grad school is not the answer to every “no” she gets from Hollywood.


    This is the first episode in the mini-series deep dive of assistant roles in the writers' room. 

    • 55 min
    END OF ACT ONE: Year in Review

    END OF ACT ONE: Year in Review

    We look back at 2021 - the good, the bad, and the uneventful. In our journey through memory lane we admire the "roses and thorns" of the previous year and talk goals for 2022 to further grow our garden of scripts. 

    No year in review is complete without a deep dive into our favorite movies and shows either. We list off why we specifically picked these and how we think they nailed our craft in exemplary ways. 
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    We would love to hear from you! If you have questions, corrections, or personal feedback, please shoot us an email. Every review and subscription matters - so make sure to subscribe! We really appreciate it!


    Find us on the socials:
    •Podcast twitter: @ScriptedPod
    •Leah: @leah_lame
    •Bry: @Bry_larrea

    • 41 min
    Writers Groups 101

    Writers Groups 101

    On the finale of season 1,  Bry and Leah discuss all things writers groups: the different types, how to join one, how to create one, how to run one.

    One of the most beneficial things emerging writers can do is to join a group of like-minded creators. If you're thinking about writers groups, this episode is for you!

    Some housekeeping: 
    1. We're moving to 2 episodes per month 2. Please follow us on Twitter! @scriptedpod 
    What we're watching:
    ETERNALS in theaters Midnight Mass Spencer in theaters Succession on HBOFind us on the socials:
    Podcast twitter: @ScriptedPod Leah: @leah_lame  Bry: @Bry_larreaEmail us at: team@scriptedfromthebottom.comOther Mentions: 
    Deadline Junkies Writers Group Safehouse Writers Group LA TV Writers Facebook Group 

    • 42 min
    It’s Your Rewrite and You Can Cry if You Want To...

    It’s Your Rewrite and You Can Cry if You Want To...

    This week, Leah and Bry talk REWRITING. When is a script a page one rewrite? Where should you start? What are good things to look for and improve upon when rewriting?   All that and more this week...

    We would love to hear from you! If you have questions, corrections, or personal feedback, please shoot us an email. Every review and subscription matters - so make sure to subscribe! We really appreciate it!

    Find us on the socials:
    •Podcast twitter: @ScriptedPod
    •Leah: @leah_lame
    •Bry: @Bry_larrea
    What we're watching:
    •The Last Duel in Theaters is currently in theaters
    Scripted From The Bottom is produced by James Bradshaw at Next Day Podcast

    • 40 min
    And SCENE - The Structure, Analysis, and Purpose of Scenes

    And SCENE - The Structure, Analysis, and Purpose of Scenes

    This week, Leah and Bry talk CRAFT (AGAIN!) by discussing scene work. What should a scene have and what shouldn't it have. What's the structure of a scene and what purpose does it serve in the entire piece? What are some tips to crafting the perfect scene?  All that and more this week...
    We would love to hear from you! If you have questions, corrections, or personal feedback, please shoot us an email. Every review and subscription matters - so make sure to subscribe! We really appreciate it!


    Please check out our Twitter for referenced graphs and materials.
    Find us on the socials:
    •Podcast twitter: @ScriptedPod
    •Leah: @leah_lame
    •Bry: @Bry_larrea
    What we're watching:
    •DUNE in Theaters and HBOMax
    Scripted From The Bottom is produced by James Bradshaw at Next Day Podcast

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Nate-isms ,

Excellent!

Question: Do we really need yet another podcast about screenwriting?
Answer: YES! As long as it’s hosted by the instantly likable Bry and Leah!

Copeland59 ,

Excellent

Bry I am proud of you, excellent pod cast

mrsharrop ,

So insightful for new writers!

Fun, inspiring, and insightful by two writers who are doing the work. Can’t wait for more!

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