27. Merrily We Roll Along (The Rollers Diaries Vol. 18)

Zay and Jon rehash Thanksgiving. There's also a mega Rollers update sprinkled with some self-reflection (obvi).

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26. Is Anyone Having Any Fun?! (The Rollers Diaries Vol. 17)

Google it :)

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25. No One Gives a Crap About Hollywood. Also Jon Sings Weezer. (Feat. Bryce McGuire)

Very special guest Bryce McGuire joins us to tell the story of how he went from dead-broke screenwriter turned kindergarten teacher to setting up a couple of projects with major studios and Stevie Spielberg.

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24. Bryce McGuire is a Successful Writer/Director… And he’s Broke

Very special guest Bryce McGuire joins us to tell the story of how he went from dead-broke screenwriter turned kindergarten teacher to setting up a couple of projects with major studios and Stevie Spielberg.

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23. Scary Movies, Stoner Ghosts and Serial Killers (The Rollers Diaries Vol. 16)

Halloween may be over but we're not done with it yet. This week we're talking scary movies and Zay has a couple of proposals for Jon. One of them requires Jon to escape his creepy basement by eviscerate himself.

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22. Zay Gets a Big Fat Stiff Arm, but he's Building the Perfect Soundtrack // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 15

Every rose has its thorn and rejection is a big huge nasty thorn hiding in the fancy little rose bush we call Hollywood. But Rollers is on to bigger and better things the perfect soundtrack.

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21. Zay's Crushing on an Actor and Needs a Gift for an Agent // The Roller Diaries Vol. 14

It's your favorite morning show and this week Zay is crushing hard on a new actor (he can't say who it is, but he's apparently a Tony Award Winner). We also talk about current box office smashes and settling the remote west. It's a real bonanza.

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20. VR Won't Replace Traditional Movies and Long Takes are Overrated

Jon and Zay continue their conversation about whether trying to make Rollers at a much larger budget is crazy... or so crazy it just might work.

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19. Is Rollers Dead? (Pt. 3 of 3) // The Rollers Diaries Vol 13

Jon and Zay continue their conversation about whether trying to make Rollers at a much larger budget is crazy... or so crazy it just might work.

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18. Is Rollers Dead? (Pt. 2 of 3) // The Rollers Diaries Vol 12

Jon and Zay continue their conversation about whether trying to make Rollers at a much larger budget is crazy... or so crazy it just might work.

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17. Is Rollers Dead? (Pt. 1 of 3) // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 11

The Feb. 4 start is just around the corner and Zay is wondering if he has the resources he needs to make the version of Rollers that he sees in his head. Should he scrap everything and go for a bigger budget? Or dig deep and make it with what he has?

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16. Should We "Save the Cat" or Let It Die? A Discussion About Script Structure

Do all great movies rely on the same "formula" for their plots? No. But do most of them end up hitting a lot of the same beats in very similar ways? Yup. This week we talk about all of this, including the highly controversial author and screenwriter, Blake Snyder (Save the Cat). We also touch on lots of examples of how this plays out in movies from classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Princess Bride.

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15. A Deep Dive on Scripts & Zay Breaks Down His Script "The Sidekick"

This week is a take no prisoners exploration of scripts and how they work on the page. No tangent trigger warning necessary, because this one is pretty much all business. Next week we're going to dive into the highly controversial topic of structure and formula. Also, our release day is changing to Fridays.

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14. Rollers has an official start date, hopefully LA doesn't fall into the ocean first // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 10

Nerd alert. We're talking anamorphic lenses, Super 16mm film stock and traveling back to ancient Rome, where we can't wait to create an empire-wide addiction to Flappy Bird. We also get into some movie and podcast recommendations and analyze a life done about 85% right.

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13. Writing Scripts, Getting Big Dogged & The Calabasas Clambake // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 9

It's been a great week for Rollers and Zay is literally shouting about it from the mountain tops (the same mountain in fact that has the Hollywood sign stapled onto it). We also talk about scripts, how they're sold, and whether or not Jon should read Rollers. It's a real Hollywood Bonanza out here, guys.

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12. Tax Credits, Penny Stocks and Peter Dinklage's Dingaling // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 8

The conversation about locations continues. Should Zay shoot in a Masonic Temple Lodge? How much would it cost to shut down Times Square? And why are they making so many movies in Atlanta?! We also introduce the inaugural episode of "Jon talks about money and stuff and explains how it works," in which Jon explains penny stocks and the future profits of the show are committed to SOUPQ, the publicly traded company founded by "The Soup Nazi."

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11. Locations, Locations, Locations Pt. 1 // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 7

Zay is looking for the perfect concert venue to set Rollers, but without a ton of money to throw at the problem, scheduling can be tricky. But isn't everything shot in front of a green screen these days anyway? Part 2 continues this Friday.

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10. T-Shirt Giveaway and Halfassed History // Bonus Episode

It's time for the long awaited (and overly promoted) T-shirt giveaway. We also talk about... well lots of other totally unrelated things.

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9. Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 6

Spoiler Warning: We don't actually talk about locations this week... But we do check in on Zay's search for actors and talk about major influences on Rollers, including the Anderson Brothers (Paul Thomas and Wes). We also give a little time to the limitations of "relevant" or “disposable” art. Keep an eye out for a bonus episode later this week (for the long awaited T-shirt giveaway)!

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8. What's the Point of Making a Movie? Is it Worth the Risk? // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 5

It's time for a little existential crisis check-in. How do you know when it's time to move on from a project? How do you plan for the future without losing sight of the present? And what does it feel like to invite judgment? Jon and Zay get pretty deep in this one, but don't worry! It's still fun.

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