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Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
 
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On The Page
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ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.
 
Two emerging screenwriters – Chas Fisher and Stuart Willis – try to work out what makes great screenplays work. Discovering what it takes by analysing what successful writers put on the page.
 
Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriters and filmmakers alike about their creative process!
 
“Lessons from the Screenplay” creator Michael Tucker and the LFTS team do deeper dives into the storytelling of individual movies and chat with the creatives behind those films.
 
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Save the Cat!®
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The Last Website on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
 
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 400 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 ...
 
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UK Scriptwriters
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Tim Clague and Danny Stack talk about the UK scriptwriting scene - film, TV and new media.Get our book here - http://www.tinyurl.com/UKscripthandbook
 
Practical tips and advice to help you sell your screenplay.
 
C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com
 
Welcome to the Curious about Screenwriting Podcast where you'll enjoy listening to fascinating film industry guests who share their insights on how you can take your screenwriting career to the next level.
 
This is the Official Page for the brand new, "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" We have new sponsors and have changed networks. So expect a kickass new format, new network and a whole lotta REAL TALK! I am Hilliard Guess, an award-winning WGA writer-director-producer, as well as an instructor for The Organization of Black Screenwriters. I love to go IN on screenwriting RANTS, so trust me, you'll get hella GAME in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that always delivers! At my ...
 
Our podcast breaks down the techniques of great storytelling across our favorite games, movies, literature, and music. I also occasionally upload music I've arranged or composed!
 
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Story Babble
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Solid Advice About Storytelling (mingled with nonsense)
 
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David and Cargill discuss how to encourage young writers and how to consume media about a genre you’re writing in. Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. ind more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealongpod. Follow Cargill on Twitter @massawyrm. Follow David on Twitter @dave ...…
 
I have a treat for the tribe today. In this episode, I speak to prolific film producer/writer/director Mike Feifer. Mike has directed over 70 films and produced over 100 feature films. His approach to filmmaking is true indie film hustle. He write/produces and directs 7-10 feature films a year for multple production companies. Michael Feifer gr ...…
 
Pilar offers “Five Easy Rewrites” and writers on social media add over 40 more! Take notes on this one.By Pilar Alessandra.
 
The LFTS team discusses how the evolution of technology influences filmmaking, whether or not an "every-person" still exists in film language, and why Sarah Connor's transformation is important. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS video on Aliens vs. Terminator 2: https://youtu.b ...…
 
In this second installment of The Fantastic Story Society, we welcome a new member to the group - Mike Huberty. Long-time ghost tour guide and veteran (he owns and operates tours throughout the Midwest, including one in Max Timm's hometown of Lake Geneva, WI), Mike joins co-hosts Max Timm and Scott Markus as they dive deep into some of the fant ...…
 
John and Craig tackle the issue of assistant pay in Hollywood. Last week they called for assistants to share how much they were getting paid and the impact of those wages. They received a record number of responses highlighting the inequities in the industry. Using these emails, they take a look at the biggest issues with current pay and the ch ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 300: Writer/Director Nathan Ives On Making A Living As An Artist Without Being A Superstar' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director Nathan Ives comes on the show again to talk about his new documentary, Somewhere In The Middle. The film is about artists who are making their living doing their art but a ...…
 
The Joker has been lauded and lambasted, but you won’t know whether we’re lauders or lambasters until you’ve listened to this episode. When you’re done, you’ll also know how the Joker begins and ends - and a lot of stuff in between. You’ve been warned. We also proudly announce our new Sponsor, Steve Young’s Forever Young Foundation. It’s wonder ...…
 
Lynelle is back and we give Ad Astra the side-eye. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic Con panel, the 2-hour live recording of the Rant Room! How does it come to pass? Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that ...…
 
Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews actors Crispin Glover & Luke Bracey, producer Gala Avary & writer/director Roger Avary about Lucky Day. Download my podcast here Copyright © Unlikely Films, Inc. 2019. All rights reserved.By Jeff Goldsmith.
 
Writer Anne Kruse shares five concepts that build writer perseverance.By Pilar Alessandra.
 
Today on the show we have returning champion Heather Hale. Heather Hale’s new book Story Selling: How to Develop, Market, and Pitch Your Film & TV Projects helps you get your stories out of your head and onto the worldwide stage. From the inspiration and conception of all kinds of creative writing, through the development and refinement of all ...…
 
I’ve been trying to get today’s guest on the show for months. Pilar Alessandra is an author, podcaster, and script consultant. She’s the director of the popular writing program “On The Page,” author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter” and host of the “On the Page Podcast.” Pilar started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG. In 20 ...…
 
John and Craig follow up on things they’ve discussed in the previous 420 episodes, so you might want to listen to those first. We check in on getting an agent, copyright law, the future of the industry, post-2016 election reflections, assistant pay, and much more. Links: Scriptnotes, Ep 5, Copyright and Work for Hire Real-Life ‘Terminator’: Maj ...…
 
The LFTS team discusses space marines, the differences between horror movies and action movies, and why Ripley's backstory matters. LFTS video on Aliens vs. Terminator 2: https://youtu.be/4x9mplwN3Lo Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Bey ...…
 
Recorded at San Diego Comic Con, July 19, 2019: Writing the Rules of Magic panel w/ Deric Hughes (Arrow; The Flash), Jose Molina (Magic: The Gathering; The Tick), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad; The Strain), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked & the Divine; DIE), Julie Benson & Shawna Benson (Wu Assassins; The 100), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Chris ...…
 
Even if your idea may not be immediately "hook-y" like a Happy Death Day or 40 Year-Old Virgin, your idea can still be simplified so the industry understands what the middle of your story is at its core. It's all about marketing, folks. Yes, you need to develop and execute an entertaining screenplay, but if no one understands your pitch, it's a ...…
 
The always amazing and informative Lee Jessup, screenwriting career coach and mentor, joins the Wine Wednesday team again...and the level of education is off the charts. Get your learning caps on as Lee, Max, and Felicity discuss the current events and trends of the Hollywood business and how screenwriters can gain an edge. A huge thanks to our ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 299: Writer/Director Anderson Cowan On Making His Low Budget Dramedy, Groupers' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Independent Writer/Director (and producer) Anderson Cowan talks about his latest feature film, the socially conscious dramedy, Groupers. We talk through this film as well as his background and how he ...…
 
Brittni Miner comes out of early retirement and returns to storybabble. (aka she took a two hour break from feeding and changing twins.) She dishes on the rules and practices of good writing all on just a few hours of sleep. Impressive. She seemed to enjoy the break even tough she still had two manage a couple of children.…
 
Hilliard, Lisa, Chris and special friend of the podcast Lynelle White, returns to talk about her time in Atlanta producing her episode of BLACK LIGHTNING in the upcoming third season, which debuts Monday, October 7, 2019! The legendary Oz Scott directed her episode. Google Oz, y'all! A true master veteran of the TV directing game. Here's the tr ...…
 
In our first official episode of The Fantastic Story Society, Max Timm and Scott Markus break out the big guns with their own personal weird, wild, and of course fantastic stories AND they bring on their friend and long-time paranormal researcher, Jeff Belanger. For more than 20 years, Jeff has been exploring ghosts, monsters, history, and lege ...…
 
Welcome to The Fantastic Story Society. Within the walls of this super-yet-not-so-secret club, you will find stories of the supernatural, paranormal, and just plain weird. In this pilot episode, co-hosts Max Timm and Scott Markus, each with their special backgrounds in storytelling and paranormal research, you'll be introduced to these two mast ...…
 
Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews actor Luke Hemsworth and debut writer/director Paul Salamoff about encounter. Download my podcast here Copyright © Unlikely Films, Inc. 2019. All rights reserved.By Jeff Goldsmith.
 
David Wright, writer/producer on Star Trek: Lower Decks, discusses the storytelling legacy of Star Trek.By Pilar Alessandra.
 
David and Cargill share more tips on when best to begin and end scenes. Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. ind more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealongpod. Follow Cargill on Twitter @massawyrm. Follow David on Twitter @davechensky. Listen to Cargill’s other podcast ...…
 
John and Craig welcome writer/actor/producer/director Seth Rogen (Superbad, Knocked Up, Good Boys) to the podcast. They discuss Seth’s writing process, evolving with a creative partner, and the cinematic origins of 420. Seth then joins them for another edition of How Would This Be a Movie? looking at stories ranging from corruption, cattle muti ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 298: Writer/Director Joseph Mbah On Making An Action Film Far From Hollywood' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director Joseph Mbah talks about how he launched his career in Arizona and is now writing and directing feature films, still living far from Hollywood. We also talk specifically about his new ac ...…
 
An over-flowing double episode, with Hilliard, Lisa, Chris, Paul Guyot, and Geoff Thorne! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! So y'all heard Lisa's grand plan for ComicCon 2020. How does it come to pass? Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes ...…
 
David and Cargill discuss what happens when you set unrealistic goals and the value of not giving up. Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. ind more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealongpod. Follow Cargill on Twitter @massawyrm. Follow David on Twitter @davechensky. List ...…
 
Acting coach Crystal Carson reveals the ways she helps actors analyze story, discover characters and interpret meaning from feature and TV scripts.By Pilar Alessandra.
 
In politics, a lot of time and money is spent on crafting the right story for a candidate or a movement. But Tyler Montague was recently awarded “Best Unpaid Political Consultant” by the New Times. Indeed, he’s a master at knowing which story deserves telling. Let everyone else make big bucks, Tyler’s in it for the cause and the love of the fig ...…
 
On this week's episode of the SYS Podcast I talk with writer/director Richard Bates Jr. about his new horror feature, Tone-Deaf, starring Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew. We also talk about the early days of his career and how he turned his short film into his first feature.
 
In this episode of the podcast I talk with director Nick Hamm about his latest film, Driven. Driven is a true story based on the events that surrounded John DeLorean and the drug smuggling scandal he was involved in. DRIVEN is in theaters and on digital/demand as of August 16, 2019.
 
How can unfilmables help you create those cinematic moments of awe? In this second part of our series on unfilmables, Chas and Stu continue their deep dive into how writing the “unfilmable” can enhance your script. Rather than looking at micro moments, they turn their gaze to "moments of awe" — those often breathtaking cinematic moments that fe ...…
 
John and Craig discuss Craig’s experience winning two Emmys this week.
 
John and Craig discuss topics ranging from the Emmys to elections, professionalism to patronage, along with the state of #MeToo. We also answer listener questions on credits and ask for your thoughts on potential changes to our premium subscriptions. Links: The Emmy Award Winners Congrats Craig! WGA Election Results She Said: Breaking the Sexua ...…
 
The writers and showrunner of Shudder's new CREEPSHOW series...Greg Nicotero (showrunner; co-wrote the story “Lydia Layne’s Better Half”), Rob Schrab (wrote the story “Bad Wolf Down”), Byron Willinger & Philip De Blasi (adapted the Stephen King story “Gray Matter”), and Brian Witten (executive producer). THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MACK WELDON ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 297: Writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) Talk About Their New Horror Feature, Haunt' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. A Quiet Place screenwriters, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods talk about their careers, how they got started, how they sold A Quiet Place, and how their new horror feature, Haunt, got p ...…
 
An over-flowing double episode, with Hilliard, Lisa, Chris, Paul Guyot, and Geoff Thorne! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! So y'all heard Lisa's grand plan for ComicCon 2020. How does it come to pass? Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes ...…
 
Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews writer/director James Gray about We Own the Night. Download my podcast here Copyright © Unlikely Films, Inc. 2019. All rights reserved.By Jeff Goldsmith.
 
David and Cargill discuss if/when to get permission for copyrighted content in your work. (Note: we aren’t legal experts and you should always speak to a lawyer if you have any questions) Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. ind more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealon ...…
 
Writer/Producer Christy Stratton shares her love of act structure and enthusiasm for the new FOX animated show “Bless the Harts.”By Pilar Alessandra.
 
The LFTS team discusses the importance of perspective when revealing information, what constitutes "lying to the audience," and how Ocean's 11 is just so freaking cool.Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplayLFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lftsFind us on TwitterBeyond the Screenplay: https://twitter ...…
 
Today, a bonus episode. Meet Keira George, the youngest contestant in this year’s international whistling competition! She’s 10. Enjoy. Masters of Musical WhistlingBy Mark Arnett and Brian Nissen.
 
Today we give our thoughts on getting older, and how it changes our thoughts on seeking for exciting experiences in life vs. creating them for a younger generation.TIME CODES:1. Responses To Last Week’s Podcast (2:37)2. FF7 Remake Trailer Thoughts (1:01:08)3. How Getting Older Changes Your Perception (1:32:38)4. Community Stories (1:59:26)LINKS ...…
 
John and Craig welcome legendary screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Death Becomes Her, Carlito’s Way, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man and Panic Room) to talk about adaptations, embargoes, books and the modern blockbuster, which David has had an outsized role in shaping. We also cover exposition in science fiction and how action writing ha ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 296: Screenwriter Mark Leidner Talks About Living Far From Hollywood And His Latest Sci-Fi / Thriller, Empathy, Inc.' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Atlanta based screenwriter, Mark Leidner, talks about his career living outside of Hollywood and how he’s been able to get some of his screenplays produced. Spec ...…
 
Hilliard and Chris sit down with the awesome Leonard Chang - Executive Producer on F/X's SNOWFALL! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Support the show via the Patreon link. http://bit.ly/SWRRPatreon Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! http://bit.ly/SWRR-TShirts Remember support is lov ...…
 
As part of our ongoing, ISA series podcast that involves a full-cast reading of winning short scripts from our various contests, we are proud to present The Table Read My Screenplay 2019 Hollywood Grand Prize winning short script, A LADY OF VASSAR by Anthony Cortez Fernandez. Logline: Amid the cold and harsh woodlands of the northeast, a pious ...…
 
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