55 episodes

C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com

Write Along with David and Cargill David Chen

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C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com

    Ep. 55 – Cargill’s Four Favorite Films of 2019

    Ep. 55 – Cargill’s Four Favorite Films of 2019

    Cargill and David discuss Cargill’s four favorite films of 2019. Listen to David’s top 10 films of 2019  Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. Find more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealongpod. Follow Cargill on Twitter @massawyrm. Follow David on Twitter @davechensky. Listen … Continue reading Ep. 55 – Cargill’s Four Favorite Films of 2019

    Ep. 54 – Bangin’ on the door waiting for someone to let you in

    Ep. 54 – Bangin’ on the door waiting for someone to let you in

    Cargill and David discuss what the literary equivalent is of “make your own movie” and the pleasures and pains of the vanity press. Listen to our previous episode about this topic here. Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. Find more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us … Continue reading Ep. 54 – Bangin’ on the door waiting for someone to let you in

    Ep. 53 – You’d think there’d be a better communication system

    Ep. 53 – You’d think there’d be a better communication system

    Cargill and David discuss what happens when you work on a project that ends up getting made by someone else. Cargill’s tweet about Netflix’s Locke and Key Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. Find more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealongpod. Follow Cargill on Twitter @massawyrm. Follow David on … Continue reading Ep. 53 – You’d think there’d be a better communication system

    Ep 52 – It’s struggling and it’s pain and it’s failure

    Ep 52 – It’s struggling and it’s pain and it’s failure

    Cargill and David discuss Christopher McQuarrie’s recent advice on whether or not you should try to “win the lottery” by submitting your script to a studio. McQuarrie has since taken down the Twitter thread but many reproductions exist online, including this one. Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. Find more episodes of this show … Continue reading Ep 52 – It’s struggling and it’s pain and it’s failure

    Ep. 51 – A brief history of The Black List (GUEST: Franklin Leonard)

    Ep. 51 – A brief history of The Black List (GUEST: Franklin Leonard)

    Franklin Leonard joins the Write Along podcast to discuss the history of The Black List and share tips for screenwriters looking to host their screenplays on The Black List website. Follow Franklin Leonard on Twitter Learn more about The Black List at its official website Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. Find more episodes … Continue reading Ep. 51 – A brief history of The Black List (GUEST: Franklin Leonard)

    Ep. 50 – One and a half cubes (GUEST: Vincenzo Natali)

    Ep. 50 – One and a half cubes (GUEST: Vincenzo Natali)

    David is joined by writer/director Vincenzo Natali (director of Cube, Splice, Westworld, Hannibal) to discuss tips for making a low-budget high-concept film. Be sure to check out Vincenzo’s newest film, In the Tall Grass, on Netflix. Cargill will be back for a regular episode next week. Listen to a feature-length commentary of Vincenzo’s latest film, In the Tall Grass, … Continue reading Ep. 50 – One and a half cubes (GUEST: Vincenzo Natali)

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Worth the Listen

These 15-20 min episodes tackle a range of story related issues- bite sized chunks that give you just enough to think about. I was just recommended by a friend and after listening to a few, am already plan on going back to listen to all I’ve missed. Check it out!

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Stumbled across Cargill on twitter and it’s been one of the best things to happen to me as a writer. His advice on twitter and this podcast is encouraging, meaningful, and sparks the confidence I need to keep on writing. Working on a book now and I know that with this advice I will one day get it finished.

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