The First 15 »


D-girl extraordinaire Carter Swan and journeyman scribe Philip Eisner deconstruct the first 15 pages of your screenplay and tell you why it sucks. Also: racial epithets, meandering rants, non-sequiturs, the inside scoop on how movies really get made, and occasional nudity.


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Disaffection – The First 15 Ep. 23

Disaffection – The First 15 Ep. 23

Admin 07.27.12 0

When the U.K turns into a battleground for nationwide rioting and social collapse, a lowly office worker must get back home and rescue his disabled ...

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End Of Time – The First 15 Ep. 22

End Of Time – The First 15 Ep. 22

Admin 07.13.12 0

END OF TIME is an action-fueled high fantasy set in a world where magic exists and soldiers fight with swords and arrows instead of guns. ...

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Julie 2.0 – The First 15 Ep. 21

Julie 2.0 – The First 15 Ep. 21

Admin 06.29.12 1

A secret agent’s memory is erased as she is decommissioned after a failed mission, but when her evil nemesis (and sister) returns after many years, ...

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Broken – The First 15 Ep. 20

Broken – The First 15 Ep. 20

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Broken by Will Hare Logline: A young man’s fragile life is shattered when an ultimatum forces him to care for the brother that abused him ...

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A Debt to Society – The First 15 Ep. 19

A Debt to Society – The First 15 Ep. 19

Admin 05.17.12 1

A Debt to Society Screenplay by Brian Murphy and Doug Johnson Logline: In a prisonless privatized future, a lethal bounty hunter sets out to collect ...

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DOPPELGANGERS – The First 15 Ep. 18

DOPPELGANGERS – The First 15 Ep. 18

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Doppelgangers Story by Spencer Eldridge & Joanne Hudson Screenplay by Joanne Hudson WATCH or LISTEN to this episode on iTunes. Logline: Jeff Bridges has gotten ...

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Boss Of Me – The First 15 Ep. 17

Boss Of Me – The First 15 Ep. 17

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BOSS OF ME by Russell Corey Logline: Desperate out of work guys create a phony company, just so they can say on their resumes that ...

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Farmwood – The First 15 Ep. 16

Farmwood – The First 15 Ep. 16

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Pitch advice and writing for alternate universes. Carter and Phil have Cory Newman on the show to discuss his Trigger Street Labs screenplay “Farmwood” – ...

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The Way Forward – The First 15 Ep. 15

The Way Forward – The First 15 Ep. 15

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In 2015 the world hits a state of famine. 15 years later society is divided into health obsessed, law abiding, rationed state against a rebellious ...

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Submission – The First 15 Ep. 14

Submission – The First 15 Ep. 14

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When his mother dies, a talented college wrestler moves in with his estranged father and pursues a mixed martial arts career against his wishes. Today’s ...

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Mind of the Beholder – The First 15 Ep. 13

Mind of the Beholder – The First 15 Ep. 13

Admin 01.26.12 0

Each episode of The First 15 brings screenwriting members of Trigger Street Labs to a live workshop of their screenplay’s first 15 pages. Today’s screenplay ...

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Famous Frank – The First 15 Ep. 12

Famous Frank – The First 15 Ep. 12

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Today’s Script is FAMOUS FRANK by Richard Fordyce. Synopsis: After a career teaching Latin and Greek to schoolchildren, Frank is widowed and sliding happily into ...

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