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The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ...
 
A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.
 
The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast shows you how to make your screenplays bulletproof. Weekly interviews with Oscar® and Emmy® award winning screenwriters, story specialists, best-selling authors, Hollywood agents and managers, and industry insiders. We cover every aspect of the screenwriting process. This is the screenwriting podcast for the rest of us. No fluff. No BS. Just straight talk that will help you on your screenwriting journey. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning ...
 
Rather than looking at movies in terms of "two thumbs up" or "two thumbs down" Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at WriteYourScreenplay.com 831588
 
This is the Official Page for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw writer, director and in demand TV/Film producer and currently the Director of Development at Ben Watkins' Blue Monday Prods. Hilliard and his amazing team drop industry bombs in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that delivers nuthin’ but REAL TALK… from real working writers… while at the same time… puttin’ you on game! With co-host - director/writer/cinephile - Christopher B. ...
 
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It’s thirty years to the day since a grouchy weatherman named Phil Connors found himself reliving the same day over and over again in Groundhog Day – a comedy that’s timeless in more ways than one. On today’s episode, we're joined by the film’s writer, Danny Rubin, as we delve into his initial screenplay for the iconic time-loop farce, which became…
 
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Colin West. Our guest, Colin West is the Writer/Director of the Sci-Fi Comedy feature Linoleum (2022) starring Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn. They talk about that movie and how he went from making short films to features. The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android […]…
 
Today on the show we have writer, director and actress Carlson Young. Carlson is the creator of the new film The Blazing World. Ever since Margaret (Carlson Young) was six years old, she has been haunted by the memory of watching her sister drown during an explosive fight between her parents. As a young woman, she slides further into her twisted in…
 
We are finally going to meet Andrew Ryan in this episode... or are we? Atlas gives a lot of promises but... who really is Atlas anyways? And how did our plane crash at the beginning of the game? This and more in another exciting episode of the State of the Arc Podcast! Please leave a like and a comment if you feel so inclined. Thank you!…
 
John and Craig take a look at ‘writer fingerprints.’ They break down how idiosyncratic choices make up an individual’s style on-the-page and offer advice on how to mimic someone else’s voice. Follow up includes pet rock, a defense of script consultants, the preface page in Tár, and the anti-“actually” mindset. In our bonus segment for premium membe…
 
John and Craig take a look at ‘writer fingerprints.’ They break down how idiosyncratic choices make up an individual’s style on-the-page and offer advice on how to mimic someone else’s voice. Follow up includes pet rock, a defense of script consultants, the preface page in Tár, and the anti-“actually” mindset. In our bonus segment for premium membe…
 
DZ-96: Ensembles 1 - What do we mean by an ensemble? How can the same story feel different when you have more characters? In the first part of our series on ensembles, Chas, Stu and Mel start by laying the groundwork for our future episodes. And we begin by asking the seemingly innocuous question: ‘what do we mean by calling a story an ensemble?’ A…
 
2019 Caldecott Medal Honor-winner and New York Times best-selling children's author and illustrator Brian Lies joins Daniel Ford on the show to chat about his creative process. Stephanie and Averie Ford also stop by to perform a dramatic reading of Lies' Little Bat Up All Day. To learn more about about Brian Lies, visit his official website, like h…
 
Hilliard & Chris sit down with writer/producer Ron McCants, who writes dramas that explore the human experience. His stories are often fueled by dark secrets and deep shames at the intersection of crime and family because his family’s full of addicts, pimps, prostitutes, murderers, CIA operatives, business owners, professional athletes, detectives …
 
Tony Kushner is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Angels in America and the long-time writing partner of a certain Steven Spielberg. His latest collaboration with the director, co-written with the Close Encounters filmmaker, sees Steven pulling the curtain back on his fascinating childhood, delving back to a time in which his blossoming love fo…
 
Today we have the award-winning actress, director, producer, entrepreneur, and activist by the name of Eva Longoria. Eva Longoria has long established herself as one of Hollywood's most sought-after television directors. Named by Variety as one of their most anticipated directors of 2021, Longoria continues to hone her craft, seek new projects, and…
 
The BTS team discusses Fincher's take on the original Swedish novel and film, how it efficiently delivers story and character exposition, and when a perfectionist's touch can go too far... NOTE: Our Patreon episode on Little Miss Sunshine is still being edited as of the release of this episode, but it will be out by the end of the month! 🎬 Join our…
 
Author Ilyon Woo joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her book Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom. Caitlin Malcuit also discusses the excellent archives available through Digital Commonwealth, Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Collection, and some of the perils of relying on digital records. To…
 
In This episode, we play through Arcadia and learn a lot more about this Andrew Ryan fellow. I tell ya, the more I learn about him the less I like him. He seems to think he's freed himself from the shackles of god, religion and government but in reality, he has merely replicated those exact same things in a slightly different form right in his city…
 
Today on the show we have returning champion RB Botto. For many, the holy grail of television has become Netflix. It’s a titan in the industry, and with over 200 million subscribers worldwide, no one can put out content quite like them. Just look at the recent hit show BRIDGERTON, which has already been seen by a massive 80 million households (!!) …
 
This week Ashley Scott Meyers with Author William Indick. As a professor of Psychology, William Indick talks about how the study of scholars like Erikson, Jung and Freud can be applied by writers in terms of story and character. William Indick is the author of several books on the subject including “Psychology For Screenwriters.” Other […]…
 
Austin Trunick is a Connecticut-based film historian and author of The Cannon Film Guide, a series of books about the beloved (and infamous) '80s b-movie studio, Cannon Films. He also serves as an editor for the nationally-distributed music and entertainment magazine. Under the Radar. He has written about movies and pop culture for Mental Floss and…
 
Taffy Brodesser-Akner joins us to discuss her journey adapting her bestselling novel “Fleishman Is in Trouble” into an acclaimed limited series. We chat about drawing inspiration from the familiar, learning how manage others, and presenting multiple sides to a story. We also answer listener questions about naming characters, decorative dialogue, an…
 
Taffy Brodesser-Akner joins us to discuss her journey adapting her bestselling novel “Fleishman Is in Trouble” into an acclaimed limited series. We chat about drawing inspiration from the familiar, learning how manage others, and presenting multiple sides to a story. We also answer listener questions about naming characters, decorative dialogue, an…
 
Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez (creators, Koala Man, Ultra-Violet and Black Scorpion), Steve Loter (Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Kim Possible), and Felicia Pride (Grey's Anatomy; Queen Sugar) discuss juggling multiple projects, conveying passion for material, training people how to treat you, and knowing your worth. LISTEN TO THE WRITERS P…
 
Author Leah Konen joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her latest novel You Should Have Told Me. To learn more about Leah Konen, visit her official website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also listen to Konen's appearance on Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Kimberly Potts' #Authoring series. Writer's Bone is proudly sponsored by Libro.fm…
 
In this episode, writer/producers Hilliard, Chris, Saeed Crumpler and Rah Johnson pick up where they left off in last weeks teaser episode, continuing their conversation on "Elements of Pitching", performance/voice, creative ways to get the biggest bang and hopefully - a sale, and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwrit…
 
Written by screenwriter Dana Stevens, The Woman King is a historical epic about an all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to the 19th centuries. The film is set in the 1820s and stars Viola Davis who is tasked with training the next generation of young warriors. Stevens chatted with Final Draft ab…
 
You are in for a treat today. We have legendary 80's action director Sam Firstenberg. At a young age Sam began to "create" movies to entertain his friends. Horrifying his mother, he would cut up books, stringing together the pictures and rolling them up. He would then put the roll into a box with a cut out window, shine a flashlight from behind, an…
 
Today's guest is writer and showrunner, Daniel Knauf. Daniel Knauf had a couple of small credits to his name—a TV movie here, a stint on Wolf Lake there—when he managed to sell the intricate Great Depression-era genre show Carnivàle to HBO. The series, an intricate blend of meticulously researched period detail and secret-history fantasy, purported…
 
Triangle of Sadness is a satirical black comedy from writer/director Ruben Ostlund. The film, staring Woody Harrelson, takes the world of luxury boating to the next level with its wry comedy that exposes many upstairs/downstairs differences among the characters. Ostlund discusses the importance of pitching his project before he starts writing. “If …
 
Shayna and Max spend the bulk of the episode discussing audience response to films, both in terms of box office hits and misses and why critics and audiences often have drastically different viewpoints of films. They take a deep dive into Damien Chazelle's Babylon.By Max Timm & Shayna Weber
 
At age five, Bruce Rubin had a spiritual experience playing in a sandbox in the middle of the afternoon. The sun disappeared, and a dense night sky appeared in its place. Infinite galaxies were swirling in the vastness of his own head, and he sensed the entire universe was contained within him. He knew instantly he was one with all there was. In th…
 
Buckle up, listeners – we’re heading to Pandora. Avatar: The Way of Water is the long-awaited sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time, and our guests today are two of its talented co-writers. You might know Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver as the screenwriters behind the brilliant Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy and 2015’s Jurassic World. If …
 
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with director Roxanne Benjamin. She is a Writer/Director/Producer who got her start with Horror anthologies VHS, XX and Southbound. Roxanne Benjamin talks about that and her latest project as a Director, the feature There’s Something Wrong With The Children. Topics also include how before working directly in the …
 
John and Craig invite writer/director Sarah Polley to discuss her critically acclaimed feature “Women Talking.” They cover twice-removed adaptations, the world’s best eye-roll, and the power of narration. We also look at “Run Towards the Danger” — the title of Sarah’s book as well as her personal philosophy. In our bonus segment, we talk about chil…
 
John and Craig invite writer/director Sarah Polley to discuss her critically acclaimed feature “Women Talking.” They cover twice-removed adaptations, the world’s best eye-roll, and the power of narration. We also look at “Run Towards the Danger” — the title of Sarah’s book as well as her personal philosophy. In our bonus segment, we talk about chil…
 
In this ep Hilliard, Chris and writers Saeed Crumpler and Rah Johnson talk about what it's like out there in the current climate to pitch tv and film, pitch decks, elements of a pitch that pop and lots of great gems dropped in this one y'all. You don't want to miss this one. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for inform…
 
Today on the show we have director, producer, screenwriter, actor and YouTube sensation Darious Britt I had the pleasure of meeting Darious at the Mammoth Film Festival. At the festival, we were snowed in and pretty much stuck in our hotel. We sat down and talked for hours about indie film, his journey, my journey, the state of indie film, fear, se…
 
Today, we have with us the extraordinary Charlotte Wells – writer-director of one of the most affecting feature debuts in recent memory. Aftersun is a meditative drama about a father and daughter on a resort holiday in Turkey, told through the eyes and camcorder footage of 11-year-old Sophie, played by Frankie Corio. She shares a sweet relationship…
 
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