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Best Peter Schechter podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Peter Schechter podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Altamar is dedicated to curating an informative discussion on how global issues impact all of us. The show avoids the typical Washingtonian US bias and talks about accelerating changes from a global perspective by featuring diverse guests on a range of foreign policy topics. We aim to rise above the polarization that detracts from the public’s understanding of crucial global issues. Hosted by political analyst Peter Schechter and columnist Muni Jensen.
 
Bulletproof Screenwriting™ Podcast with Alex Ferrari takes your screenwriting to the next level by showing you how to make your screenplays bulletproof by interviewing the top screenwriters, story consultants & authors in the film industry. They discuss the craft and business of screenwriting. 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. Now get to writing!
 
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Since the coronavirus entered the global vocabulary, its international reach has been staggering. Tens of thousands are sick, hundreds have died, and dozens of countries report infected patients – prompting quarantines, travel restrictions and curfews worldwide. Supply chains and tourism are taking a hit, and China’s central bank has pumped $242.74…
 
Today on the show we have million-dollar spec screenplay writer, director, showrunner, and author Jeffrey Alan Schechter. Jeff has been beating up stories for over twenty years. He is a WGA, WGC, Emmy, and BAFTA-nominated writer, a Gemini award-winning producer, director, and a million-dollar spec screenplay writer. In publishing, Jeff is a co-foun…
 
Vladimir Putin has been in charge at the Kremlin, one way or another, for the last 20 years. As speculation grew over who would take over after his presidential term ends in 2024, Putin surprised Russians and the world by introducing a constitutional proposal that could lay the groundwork for staying in power for life. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dmi…
 
Today on the show we Pen Densham. Pen is a successful award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director, with an extensive track record in film and television. He is responsible for writing and producing some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft, Blown Away along with some of its longest-running tel…
 
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the Conservative Party’s sweeping victory last month with a campaign to officially leave the European Union (EU) by January 31, 2020. The Brexit story has been told and re-told countless times in political terms – but now comes the economic and social reality. In practical terms, Brexit’s ripples are just startin…
 
I've been working on this for a long time guys and here it is. The Make Your Movie Bootcamp! I wanted to bring my 25+ years of experience to a live Bootcamp experience. This Two-Day Bootcamp will be held March 28-29, 2020 in Burbank, CA at the Hilton Garden Suites in Downtown Burbank. Who is the Make Your Movie Bootcamp for? A filmmaker wanting to …
 
Today on the show we have returning champion Karl Iglesias. His last episode is one of the most popular shows ever in the history of the podcast. I wanted to bring him back to dig deeper into his thoughts on writing for emotional impact and breakdown the essential elements of every good story. Karl Iglesias has been a writer for over 20 years now w…
 
Climbing rates for gold have sparked a growing wave of illegal mining, leaving illicit activity and abuses in its wake. From the Amazon to Sub-Saharan Africa, drug trafficking and organized crime connected to gold prospecting is on the rise. Gold-producing regions too often suffer from weak governing bodies and scant oversight, which means lax prot…
 
I can't believe another year has gone by. 2019 was one for the record books. So many things happened to me and to the IFH Tribe this year. In this episode, I breakdown this past year IFH style and also give you a large dose of TOUGH LOVE to get you revved up for 2020. Don’t wake up Dec 31, 2020, and say "Damn I just lost another year." Don’t let an…
 
2019 has been a whirlwind of upheaval around the world: the rocky U.S.-China trade relationship, tiny Guyana’s oil bonanza, protests in Hong Kong, the return of Peronism to Argentina, growing cyberwarfare and worldwide attacks on press freedom. It begs the question – what does 2020 have in store? We identified the top five trends we believe will sh…
 
Today guest is author, publisher, and producer Ken Atchity. Ken recently produced the global blockbuster (Jason Statham) and is the founder of Story Merchant. Ken wrote the best-seller Sell Your Story to Hollywood: Writer's Pocket Guide to the Business of Show Business. I wanted Ken on the show to discuss the business side of screenwriting, a part …
 
I'm here to finally put to rest one of the greatest cinematic arguments of all time, is Die Hard a Christmas movie? I thought I'd tackle this epic question with my good friend Stephen Follows. In this Special Christmas Edition of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast Stephen and I use data to finally put this debate to rest. I believe without a shadow of a…
 
Twenty-five years after apartheid officially ended in South Africa, the country is in the news for all the wrong reasons: one of the highest unemployment rates in the world at 58%, junk status government bonds, slowing GDP growth, and violent crime. Can President Cyril Ramaphosa of the African National Congress turn things around as his administrat…
 
Today's guest is screenwriter and Hollywood script doctor Peter Douglas Russell. I wanted to go deep into the back alleys of what Hollywood script doctors actually do in the business. Peter's conversation was eye-opening, to say the least. Peter Russell sold two television pilots in 2017. He enjoys working on projects both as a ghostwriter and as a…
 
The day is finally here. My new book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur®: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business is finally out. I'm so excited to share this with you, the IFH Tribe. I've been working for months to make this happen. I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the book so in this episode, I'll be releasing the first two chapters o…
 
In 2015, Exxon Mobil discovered in Guyana one of the largest oil and gas reserves in decades. It is slated to begin production in early 2020. While this bonanza promises countless opportunities for the tiny South American country, it remains to be seen whether Guyana has the infrastructure in place to manage the massive influx of new petroleum reve…
 
Today's guest is screenwriter Paul Gulino. Paul is the author of Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach and The Science of Screenwriting: The Neuroscience Behind Storytelling Strategies. Paul believes in Hitchcock's adage that "films are made on paper." Although students may obsess about a film's look, all of the visual elements, he says, function to…
 
On December 10, Argentina will inaugurate Alberto Fernandez as President amid a medley of economic woes: recession, inflation, poverty, foreign debt and currency devaluation. But how the longtime previously-behind-the-scenes political operative for the Peronist party plans to tackle the crisis remains a mystery. Fernandez was vague and elusive abou…
 
Ukraine is popping up everywhere these days, from President Trump’s impeachment process to Russia’s hidden-in-plain-sight occupation of the former Soviet state’s Crimean region. Why does it seem like one of Europe’s poorest countries is punching above its weight in global headlines? Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer joins Altamar to help…
 
Today's guest is screenwriter Geoffrey D. Calhoun. Geoffery is the author of the #1 best-selling screenwriting book The Guide For Every Screenwriter: From Synopsis to Subplots: The Secrets of Screenwriting Revealed. Screenwriting made simple. The Guide for Every Screenwriter is one of the most efficient instruction manuals on the craft. This book c…
 
Understanding President Erdogan’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria requires a breakdown of Turkey’s politics, internal strife and shifting identity. Ece Temelkuran, renowned Turkish journalist and author of How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, joined Altamar just before the momentous developm…
 
Today's guest is screenwriter Allen Johnson. Allen has taken a unique path to become​ a working screenwriter. He has been able not only to sell ten screenplays but has been able to do it without an agent and living outside of Hollywood. Allen lives in South Carolina, not exactly a mecca for screenwriting. In this episode,​​ we dive into how he was …
 
Every other week I'll be posting new Motivation episodes to help the #IFHTribe along their screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy business so I hope these videos help in a small way. If you like this please share it with your friends and inner circle. Keep on hustling and nev…
 
To celebrate the 350th episode of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast I'm launching the first-ever MAKE YOUR MOVIE BOOTCAMP. The Bootcamp is a LIVE two-day intensive designed to show you how to make, market and sell a feature film. I've been working on this for months and I finally get to release it to the world. I wanted to create a workshop that could …
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP Hindu nationalist party won a landslide reelection in May 2019 – but political and economic unrest are shortening the honeymoon. After years of sharp economic upturn and high growth, India has been underperforming since late 2018. Nisha Biswal, President of the U.S. India Business Council at the U.S. Chamber…
 
Today's guest is screenwriter Brian Herskowitz. He wrote the book called Process to Process to Product: From Concept to Script: A Practical Guide for the Screenwriter. Like millions before him, Brian Herskowitz moved out to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He soon learned that there was a dearth of roles for shorter leading men and began sea…
 
Cyber crises are everywhere you turn now – from Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections to company-wide data breaches. But as technology and bad actors keep shifting, governments around the world are struggling to keep up. Dr. Mark Kuhr, former advisor to the National Security Agency and co-founder of Synack, an industry-leadi…
 
Today on the show we have author Jennifer Dornbush who has written the book Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas. We sit down and discuss all thing forensics. We even discuss the im[pact of the OJ Simpson case on the world of forensics. Here's a bit about her amazing book. Crime stories have always intrigued viewers and storytellers.…
 
President Donald Trump’s attempt to buy Greenland from Denmark was met with amusement and derision. But as climate change opens new frontiers, the Arctic region is becoming the world’s hottest real estate. The icy tundra is now a geopolitical playing field where global powers are, with varying success, trying to stake a claim. Former Vice Commandan…
 
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 the …
 
The politics of Venezuela are intoxicating. Mass corruption, Russian troops, international sanctions, and tweetstorms from Senator Marco Rubio, John Bolton and so many others make for vivid headlines. But amidst the scandal and intrigue, the plight of Venezuelans forced to flee Nicolas Maduro’s regime has failed to attract the same attention. David…
 
I've been trying to get today's guest on the show for months. Pilar Alessandra is an author, podcaster, and script consultant. She is the director of the popular writing program “On The Page” and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” A sought-after teacher and lecturer, she’s traveled the world teaching screenwriting, pitching and story analys…
 
The 7.4 million citizens of Hong Kong are living their most serious political event since the 1997 handover to mainland China. The spark of a protest over an extradition bill has morphed into a broader search for democratic rule in Hong Kong – with major geopolitical implications for China and the United States. Scott Kennedy, Freeman Chair in Chin…
 
We made it to 50 EPISODES! So grateful the show has taken off. Thanks for all the support! Today on the show we have storytelling guru John Bucher, who is a renowned strategist, communicator, and cultural mythologist based out of Hollywood, California. Disruptor named him one of the top 25 influencers in Virtual Reality in 2018. “John Bucher is an …
 
Angela Merkel will step down as German Chancellor by 2021 – if not sooner amid growing health concerns. With no clear successor, her firm control over Germany’s economy, commitment to centrist democracy, and stabilizing influence in Europe’s foreign policy are all at risk. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, International Correspondent for NPR in Berlin, joins…
 
Today's guest is Filmtrepreneur Luke Neumann. Luke has taken a very interesting filmmaking path. He runs a very popular YouTube channel with over 140,000 subscribers. On his channel, you'll see DIY film tutorials, filmmaking tips and tricks, aerial drone videos, short films and vlogs presented in 4K/UHD, 4K/60fps and 8K. What makes him a Filmtrepre…
 
After months of preparation, it's finally here, The Filmtrepreneur Podcast! After the success of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast and the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast, I felt there was another area of the filmmaking process that I could help filmmakers with, how to actually make money with their films. Filmtrepreneur was born.…
 
Today on the show we have Hollywood screenwriter, director, producer, podcaster and novelist John August. He is known for writing the hit Hollywood films Go, Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Big Fish, Charlie, ​and the Chocolate Factory and Frankenweenie, the Disney live-action adaptation of Aladdin and the novel Arlo Finch in the…
 
Russia is a major world power under the nationalistic and personality-driven leadership of Vladimir Putin. The former KGB agent hasn’t hesitated to form alliances with the world’s least desirable regimes to expand the nation’s influence and reach. How far will Putin go to see Russia the top of the international food chain? Angela Stent, Director of…
 
Every other week I'll be posting new Motivation episodes to help the #IFHTribe along their screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy business so I hope these videos help in a small way. If you like this please share it with your friends and inner circle. Keep on hustling and nev…
 
Today on the show we have screenwriters David and Diamond and David Weissman. Their credits include studios movies like Family Man, Evolution, Old Dogs and When in Rome. We discuss their adventures in the screenwriting trade, working with studios and their new book Bulletproof: Writing Scripts that Don't Get Shot Down. The team of Diamond and Weiss…
 
Six months into office, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro faces diminishing political capital, a tense relationship with Congress, tumbling markets, and an increasingly radicalized group of supporters – not to mention scorn from the international community. What do Bolsonaro’s woes mean for a nation in desperate need of reform? Patricia Campos Mell…
 
Every other week I'll be posting new Motivation episodes to help the #IFHTribe along their screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy business so I hope these videos help in a small way. If you like this please share it with your friends and inner circle. Keep on hustling and nev…
 
Can You Help Me with IFH's Dream Guest List? So I'm conducting an experiment. Can the IFH Tribe and I get some of the most amazing filmmakers in history on the IFH Podcast? Well, let's see if we can make that dream come true. There is a list of filmmakers and screenwriters I would love to have as guests on the show. This list is pretty ambitious bu…
 
What if someone could read over 12,000 scripts that were read by professional script readers, who gave the scripts an overall score as well as scores for specific factors including plot, dialogue, characterization, theme, and voice. Then looked for connections and correlations to discover what professional script readers think a good screenplay loo…
 
Japan’s story is a geopolitical roller coaster. Entering the 21st century, the land of the rising sun found itself in deep political and economic malaise, and China was positioned to displace it. But the country has embarked on a major comeback, thanks in large part to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s “Abenomics.” Matthew Goodman, senior vice president …
 
Every week I'll be posting new videos as part of my Bi-Weekly Motivation Series to help the #IFHTribe along with their filmmaking and/or screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy business so I hope these videos help in a small way. If you like this please share it with your frie…
 
Today on the show we have million dollar screenwriter Diane Drake. Her produced original scripts include ONLY YOU, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Marisa Tomei, and WHAT WOMEN WANT, starring Mel Gibson. Her original script for ONLY YOU sold for $1 million, and WHAT WOMEN WANT is the second highest grossing romantic comedy of all time. In addition, …
 
Nearly half of the world’s voters cast ballots in April and May of 2019, from Spain and South Africa to India and Indonesia. But in a world that is putting strongmen in office and where governments are weaponizing social media – are elections still the best thermometer of democracy’s health around the globe? Ian Bremmer, political scientist and pre…
 
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