To Script or Not to Script (That Is the Question)


Should I use a script? It’s one of the most common questions The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jonny Nastor get from aspiring first-time Showrunners.

In this week’s episode, they analyze when it’s right to use a script … and when it’s not.

But they start with a fun question that was posed in their Showrunner Course forum … based on a dream someone had: if your house was being flooded, and you could only save what you could carry, what items would you grab?

Jerod and Jonny share what happened in the dream and what their answers are. And they’d love to know yours. Tweet them to: @ShowrunnerFM, @JerodMorris, @JonNastor.

Then they hop into script talk and discuss the following:

  • Which formats work with scripts, and which ones do not
  • The long-term drawbacks to using scripts
  • Why it’s perfectly fine to use scripts when you’re first starting out (Jerod and Jonny did!) … but why your goal should be weaning yourself off needing scripts before too long
  • What they mean when they say “use scripts as a tool, not a crutch”
  • How Jerod and Jonny still make use of scripts to this day
  • Why writing is an important preparation tool before you record, even if you’re not scripting exactly what you’re going to say

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