Posted by Taylor C. Baker

Happy Saturday Stage 32!

I hope you all had a beautiful and creative week. I was catching up on the trades this week (following the very sage wisdom of our founder and CEO Richard "RB" Botto: Always read the trades and know what is going on in the business of entertainment!) and I came across an article from Deadline Hollywood about the Emmy-Nominated Comedy PEN15.

In another installment of the Deadline series "It Starts on the Page", this article shares the script for episode 203 (Season 2, Episode 3) of PEN15. When it comes to reading television scripts, people often focus on reading TV pilots when preparing to write themselves. However, it is equally (if not more) important to also read scripts from episodes later into the evolution of a show. Today, I invite you to go beyond the pilot and sink your teeth into a tasty bite of season two comedy gold. 

No matter what hat you wear in the industry, reading scripts is a great way to flex your creative filmmaking muscles. So grab your libation of choice and snuggle up with this delightful weekend read.


Click Here to Read Episode 203 of PEN15

Script to Screen Read an Episode from the EmmyNominated Comedy PEN15


Let's discuss, shall we? Comment below with your thoughts about the script! What did you love? How does the structure and tempo of the screenplay compare to other comedy scripts you have read?


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