Best Screenwriting podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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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
 
Indie Film Hustle® is dedicated to showing you how to hack the film business. Interviews with Acadamy Award® / Oscar Winner and industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside of moviemaking and independent film with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love. We discuss cinematography, RED Camera, Arri Alexa, Blackmagic camera, post production, color grading, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, film festivals, editing, film crew ...
 
Welcome to the Curious About Screenwriting Network where you'll enjoy listening to fascinating film and writing industry guests who share insights from their careers and how you can take your screenwriting skills to the next level.
 
Story Analysts Daniel Calvisi, William Robert Rich and Steve Lam discuss screenplays and movies with detailed breakdowns of structure, using the Story Maps method. For screenwriters and movie fans alike, you can learn how the pros structure their major movies.
 
Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, Final Draft interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry. Subscribe today to catch every episode!
 
Hans-Peter Zimmermann (http://www.hpz-usa.com), Swiss best-selling author, interviews Screenwriters and Screenwriting teachers. These interviews can also be watched as videos on http://www.youtube.com/hanspeterzimmermann
 
The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about making films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Often guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. ...
 
Welcome to the Backyard Space Opera Podcast, where we’re all about low budget science fiction, micro budget filmmaking, and independent science fiction and fantasy media creation. We live in a golden age where technology allows almost anyone to make and distribute high quality science fiction movies right in their own backyards. We’ll be discussing the trials and tribulations of micro budget filmmaking and how we can use classic techniques like stop animation and practical special effects in ...
 
Screenwriting Movies and TV is a show about resources for screenwriters. Join Steve each week as he (and the listeners) uncover tools, competitions, and anything that'll help screenwriters, write!
 
Indie Film Hustle® is dedicated to showing you how to hack the film business. Interviews with Acadamy Award® / Oscar Winner and industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside of moviemaking and independent film with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love. We discuss cinematography, RED Camera, Arri Alexa, Blackmagic camera, post production, color grading, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, film festivals, editing, film crew ...
 
Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, Final Draft interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry. Subscribe today to catch every episode!
 
Two writers podcast about movies, TV and music. Subscribe to be the first to catch the new mini-season of #stateofthesitcom coming soon.
 
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Emmy-award winning producer/director Chris Olen Ray (The First Purge, Circus Kane) and writer/director/producer Seth Sherwood (Hell Fest Movie, Light As a Feather) discuss their collective careers and share their insight on the horror genre in front of a live audience at the New York Film Academy of Los Angeles. Don’t forget to subscribe to the ...…
 
Emmy-award winning producer/director Chris Olen Ray (The First Purge, Circus Kane) and writer/director/producer Seth Sherwood (Hell Fest Movie, Light As a Feather) discuss their collective careers and share their insight on the horror genre in front of a live audience at the New York Film Academy of Los Angeles. Don’t forget to subscribe to the ...…
 
Episode 249: This week we talk with Actor/Writer/Director/Producer Bradley Stryker about how he shot his latest horror/thriller film, Land of Smiles on location in Thailand on a micro-budget.
 
Giles Alderson (World of Darkness) chats with screenwriter and producer Claire Harris about her debut feature film Zelos, They also discuss writing for a male character and the best ways to write a feature film. Women in film and how things are changing. How as a producer you have to be resourceful and regales us a great story about getting ext ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 248: Screenwriter Craig Walendziak Talks About How He Broke In While Living Far From Hollywood' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Screenwriter Craig Walendziak has had a number of recent screenwriting successes both with spec scripts and getting writing assignments, and seeing some of these films make it into pr ...…
 
The ISA is introducing a new series that involves a full-cast reading of winning short scripts from our various contests. This script was a Grand Prize winner of the shorts category of a recent Table Read My Screenplay Contest - Hollywood presentation. Thank you for tuning in to listen to the Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood Grand Prize Winni ...…
 
SYS episode 248: This week screenwriter Craig Walendziak talks about his recent writing successes and how he was able to launch his career all while living outside of Hollywood.
 
How does removing character and plot questions force your audience to engage with theme? Chas and Stu are joined, once again, by the inestimable Stephen Cleary. This episode is a spiritual sequel to our last episode with Stephen on sequence structure. That episode explored how sequences could be broken into plot, character, and plot/character s ...…
 
Changing the World with Your Documentary with Susan Kucera Today on the show we have documentarian, Susan Kucera. Here new film Living in the Future’s Past stars Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges. Check out the trailer. We discuss the power of documentaries, how she became the cinematographer and editor on all her films and how she… The post I ...…
 
Changing the World with Your Documentary with Susan Kucera Today on the show we have documentarian, Susan Kucera. Here new film Living in the Future’s Past stars Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges. Check out the trailer. We discuss the power of documentaries, how she became the cinematographer and editor on all her films and how she… The post I ...…
 
Aya Tanimura shares how she got her start as a storyteller, her first break directing music videos for Katy Perry, and how writing for the music business differs from writing for films. To give a better understanding of the steps directors take to pitch a music video concept, Tanimura has shared her treatment for Disney's Dream Big, Princess ca ...…
 
Aya Tanimura shares how she got her start as a storyteller, her first break directing music videos for Katy Perry, and how writing for the music business differs from writing for films. To give a better understanding of the steps directors take to pitch a music video concept, Tanimura has shared her treatment for Disney's Dream Big, Princess ca ...…
 
“Venom” misses the opportunity to dig deeper into its themes of duality. With the worldwide popularity of superhero movies, it’s inevitable that their nemeses would soon start fronting their own origin stories too. Spider-Man bad guy Venom is one of the first out of the gate, and it’s an uneasy mix of body transformation horror and buddy comedy ...…
 
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, actor and debut feature film maker Mark Gillis joins us in the booth to chat making his new indie drama Sink which is released in cinema and DVD on Friday Oct 12 2018. We also talk about screenwriting and the different processes we all use, having rehearsals before you shoot, first time directing, raising finan ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 247: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Actor Josh Folan Talks About His Numerous Recent Projects' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Actor Josh Folan talks about how he’s been able to push numerous productions across the finish line recently. Josh has written and produced several pro ...…
 
We recently chatted with writer/producer/director Jenni Gold about her love of storytelling, when she first realized people with disabilities were not fairly represented and how she hopes her latest film CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion will inspire screenwriters to write those roles in their scripts. CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion is an ...…
 
We recently chatted with writer/producer/director Jenni Gold about her love of storytelling, when she first realized people with disabilities were not fairly represented and how she hopes her latest film CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion will inspire screenwriters to write those roles in their scripts. CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion is an ...…
 
IFHTV – The World’s 1st Streaming Service for Filmmakers & Screenwriters The wait is over! This is what I’ve been working on for months. May I introduce you to IFHTV (Indie Film Hustle TV), the world’s first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters, creatives and content creators. I wanted to create a place where film creatives… ...…
 
IFHTV – The World’s 1st Streaming Service for Filmmakers & Screenwriters The wait is over! This is what I’ve been working on for months. May I introduce you to IFHTV (Indie Film Hustle TV), the world’s first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters, creatives and content creators. I wanted to create a place where film creatives… ...…
 
Episode 247: This week I talk with multi-hyphenate Josh Folan about his numerous projects and how he was able to bring them to fruition.
 
The main character in “The Land of Steady Habits” make a habit of being unlikable. In most of Nicole Holofcener’s films, the protagonists are flawed but likable females. For her latest, “The Land of Steady Habits”, her central character is a man and he’s very unlikable. Anders Harris (Ben Mendelsohn) is a former finance whiz whose midlife crisi ...…
 
Award winning Director Justin McConnell and award winning Producer Avi Federgreen sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Christian James (Fanged Up) at Frightfest HQ to talk making movies, the best way to get into a festival, get picked up for distribution, dealing with bad reviews and how they made their latest film the Shape Shifting Bod ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 246: Producer Jeffrey Giles Talks About Writing For The Independent Film Market' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Producer Jeffrey Giles talks about his career as an independent producer, sales agent, and distributor, and how screenwriters can successfully write for this market. Jeffrey was the producer who hir ...…
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
It's an excellent question, and you can tune in to see what Max and Felicity think is the answer to the title question (hint: the answer is "yes"). This episode was sponsored by Steele Wine and Cinequest. Remember, Felicity Wren and Max Timm always have open Q&A during every Facebook Live broadcast, so you should tune in when they broadcast the ...…
 
Find out what readers see - specifically Felicity and Max (who both reads upward to 10-15 scripts per week) - when a script is read, considered, and/or evaluated. It can help you, the writer, when reading your own script regardless of the draft. This episode was sponsored by Steele Wines and Movie Maker Magazine. Remember, Felicity Wren and Max ...…
 
Episode 246 Indy Producer Jeffrey Giles gives advice for screenwriters who want to break into the independent film market.
 
Episode 245 Writer / Producer Erik Bork talks about his new screenwriting books and many of the lessons within them.
 
Reality might not always play a huge part in the movies & TV we watch but sometimes the outcome of real life changes the course of fiction more than we know. Following the sad, untimely passing of Carrie Fisher in 2016 the fact that JJ Abrams had previously intended Episode IX to centre around Leia Organa throws up more than just pain at the lo ...…
 
Leaving the Money to Chase that Filmmaking Dream with Drew Waters Have you ever been in a job you hate? Would you leave a stable job to follow your dream? Meet producer, director and actor Drew Waters. He did just that. Drew became an entrepreneur with three retail businesses and a commercial/residential construction company with… The post IFH ...…
 
Leaving the Money to Chase that Filmmaking Dream with Drew Waters Have you ever been in a job you hate? Would you leave a stable job to follow your dream? Meet producer, director and actor Drew Waters. He did just that. Drew became an entrepreneur with three retail businesses and a commercial/residential construction company with… The post IFH ...…
 
Raamla Mohamed shares details about her early career as a USC film student, becoming a Disney/ABC TV Writing program fellow, and how that opened the doors for her at Shondaland. Raamla recently secured an overall deal with ABC and is working on a new pilot with Issa Rae at HBO. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes!…
 
Raamla Mohamed shares details about her early career as a USC film student, becoming a Disney/ABC TV Writing program fellow, and how that opened the doors for her at Shondaland. Raamla recently secured an overall deal with ABC and is working on a new pilot with Issa Rae at HBO. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Write On Podcast on iTunes!…
 
Director, screenwriter, producer and all round great guy, Marc V Price joins director Giles Alderson (The Dare) and cinematographer Andrew Rodger (World of Darkness) to chat indie film, the differences between genre filmmaking, screenwriting, raising finance and shooting with very limited budgets. We talk about how he made his debut feature fil ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 245: Screenwriter Erik Bork Talks About His New Screenwriting Book And The Lessons He Teaches In It' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Screenwriter and producer Erik Bork (Band of Brothers) talks about the new screenwriting book he’s written: ‘The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or F ...…
 
The RAW TRUTH – Self Distribution vs Traditional Distribution LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE, self-distribution vs traditional distribution!!! I wanted to finally create an HONEST resource for indie filmmakers to learn the TRUTH about both forms of distributing their films. I get into the weeds on this one and talk about my experience self-distribut ...…
 
The RAW TRUTH – Self Distribution vs Traditional Distribution LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE, self-distribution vs traditional distribution!!! I wanted to finally create an HONEST resource for indie filmmakers to learn the TRUTH about both forms of distributing their films. I get into the weeds on this one and talk about my experience self-distribut ...…
 
Directors and Producers Matthew and MJ McMahon sit down with director Giles Alderson (World of Darkness) at Raindance HQ and chat making their indie doc about James Lavelle, DJ Shadow and how Mo Wax Record Label and UNKLE the band were created and disbanded and back again called The Man From Mo Wax. How it came to be and the trials and tribulat ...…
 
Read 'SYS Podcast Episode 244: Writer/Director Boaz Yakin Talks About His New Horror Film, Boarding School' at http://www.SellingYourScreenplay.com. Writer/Director Boaz Yakin (Now You See Me, From Dusk Till Dawn 2, Safe) talks about how his latest horror film came together. We also dig into his career as a studio screenwriter and why he still ...…
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
After 10 years, 20 movies, and becoming the benchmark for blockbuster movies in the 21st Century, the MCU has become so much more than just a franchise. After a raft of the franchise's best movies with Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and the beginning of the end in Avengers: Infinity War 1, there is a lot resting on the back of screenwriters Chr ...…
 
Screenwriting Confidential – Inside the Dark World of the Script Reader with Deepthroat Have you ever really wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes at Hollywood’s major production companies and studios? How do new screenplays get read, approved and pass on by the script reader? What are the politics behind the scenes that… The post BPS 0 ...…
 
Screenwriting Confidential – Inside the Dark World of the Script Reader with Deepthroat Have you ever really wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes at Hollywood’s major production companies and studios? How do new screenplays get read, approved and pass on by the script reader? What are the politics behind the scenes that… The post BPS 0 ...…
 
“The Nun” is a more silly than serious sequel to “The Conjuring”. “The Nun” may be the fifth movie in “The Conjuring” series, but it doesn’t subscribe to most of what that franchise has established. For starters, it barely includes paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, the titular leads in the franchise. Even more egregious, the film ...…
 
Indie Film Producing – The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking with Suzanne Lyons Today on the show we have returning champion producer Suzanne Lyons. Suzanne was one of my first guests (IFH 015) on the podcast. Her episodes are some of my most downloaded episodes so I had to have her back on to talk shop.… The post IFH 265: Indie Film Producing – T ...…
 
Indie Film Producing – The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking with Suzanne Lyons Today on the show we have returning champion producer Suzanne Lyons. Suzanne was one of my first guests (IFH 015) on the podcast. Her episodes are some of my most downloaded episodes so I had to have her back on to talk shop.… The post IFH 265: Indie Film Producing – T ...…
 
Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (‘Misfit City’ for BOOM! Studios), Shannon Watters (Senior Editor at BOOM! Studios and Co-writer of ‘Lumberjanes’) and Christina Weir (‘Bad Medicine’) discuss their respective writing careers, how they started writing graphic novels, and their advice for new creators looking to get their own work out there. Don’t forget to ...…
 
Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (‘Misfit City’ for BOOM! Studios), Shannon Watters (Senior Editor at BOOM! Studios and Co-writer of ‘Lumberjanes’) and Christina Weir (‘Bad Medicine’) discuss their respective writing careers, how they started writing graphic novels, and their advice for new creators looking to get their own work out there. Don’t forget to ...…
 
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