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A fully realized screenplay reveals itself primarily through images. This is what Bill Boyle refers to as the Visual Mindscape. Bill discusses the Visual Mindscape method of screenwriting and explore various forms of visual storytelling, with examples from well-known screenplays. Topics will include creating a narrative in the here and now, visual discovery, visual withholding, the metaphoric mindscape, establishing atmosphere with the Visual Mindscape, and clearly-drawn character descriptions.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2015 Hosted By: Max Timm Guest: Amy Baer

With this four-part interview series, Max Timm – the Director of Community Outreach – interviews four experts on the logline writing and pitching process. In this interview we have Amy Baer, CEO of Gidden Media.


Amy Baer has developed some of the most successful and critically acclaimed movies as the first CBS Films president and former senior production executive at Sony. She has supervised development and production of films that have grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide box office including such beloved fare as Something’s Gotta Give, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Adaptation, The Mask of Zorro, S.W.A.T., The Pursuit of Happyness and Moneyball. Amy gives us an executive’s view and opinion on what a writer should focus on when preparing their pitch and loglines. An invaluable inside look at what an executive expects from a writer.


In this short series of interviews, Max interview experts on the craft – people who have taken and given thousands of pitches. We expect that you’ll get a lot out of these interviews, so enjoy the conversation, thanks for being a member and fan of the ISA and our Curious About Screenwriting podcasts. Keep writing.

Posted: Oct 1, 2015 Hosted By: Max Timm Guest: Michael Hauge

With this four-part interview series, Max Timm – the Director of Community Outreach – interviews four experts on the logline writing and pitching process. In this interview we have Michael Hauge, veteran and expert story consultant.


Michael Hauge has coached screenwriters, producers, stars and directors on projects for every major studio and network, most recently I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK and THE KARATE KID for Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment; MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE for Columbia Pictures; BAKUGAN for Universal Pictures, and LOVE, ROSIE for SONY Pictures and Constantin Film. In this podcast interview, Michael discusses the importance of the primary elements that make up any story, and how to include them in your pitch and/or logline.  We highly recommend Michael and his services, and you can find more about him at www.storymastery.com


In this short series of interviews, Max interview experts on the craft – people who have taken and given thousands of pitches. We expect that you’ll get a lot out of these interviews, so enjoy the conversation, thanks for being a member and fan of the ISA and our Curious About Screenwriting podcasts. Keep writing.


On the Page Podcast w/ Pilar Alessandra Welcome to On the Page®, the podcast that answers all your questions about the craft and business of screenwriting.We cover feature writing, tv writing, pitching, webisode writing, video game writing, writer branding, agents and managers, procedural writing, writing for reality, personal networking and more. Our guests are successful writers, producers and instructors from all corners of the industry. Hosted by Pilar Alessandra, instructor at On the Page, Inc.® Emergence of IndieGogo as Industry Player

Slava Rubin, the founder of the crowdfunding site, IndieGogo, discusses the site's successes, nuances that have propelled IndieGogo to the top of the Hollywood crowdfunding game, as well as future plans for expanding the crowdfunding bohemoth.


IndieGogo has garnered massive acclaim within the entertainment industry, especially for filmmakers who already have a large following (see Alan Tudyk's recent web show, "Con Man").


Raising money to finance your project is becoming easier and easier, and Mr. Rubin discusses the pro's and con's, the positives and negatives, as well as tips on how to run the best campaign possible.

Howard Fine Acting Studio We are an actor training studio, offering classes for adults - from beginner through working professional. We're located in the heart of Hollywood, and have an outstanding faculty, head New England Underground Film Festival Featuring provacative shorts and feature films, this celebration of the best of underground cinema is now accepting entries for its fourth annual happening, to be held October 11, 2014. MAISON DES SCÉNARISTES Our goal is to restore the script to the heart of the artistic process and the financing of all films. In May of 2012, we opened the first “International Pavilion of Scriptwriters” at t Knight Quest Entertainment Bringing quality films to a theatre near you! Interested in biopics and unique, interesting topics. Producing Films, Packaging, Screenwriting, Editing & Rewrites! Documentary Films and the Art of Storytelling

Documentary films have soared in popularity since Michael Moore's Roger & Me released in 1989. In a way, it almost seems simple; pick up a camera and start shooing something interesting. But as a documentary filmmaker, one has distinct responsibilities as a storyteller. The filmmaker must make decisions about style, what to leave in and take out, the voice (or lack thereof) of the filmmaker and thousands of other choices that will take place up until the time that the film is complete. In Morgan Spurlock's Supersize Me (2004), he set out to explore the topic of the healthiness of McDonald's food, especially if eaten three times a day for 30 days. In this case, Spurlock made himself the center of the story by subjecting himself to the diet and documenting the results.

In this podcast, filmmaker and professor (Tribeca Flashpoint CollegeBill Baykan talks about his documentary film, Public School Wars which is in the process of raising finishing funds on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. His film will explore the ideas and arguments around charter schools, Common Core, and what this all means for public education in the U.S. At the time of our conversation Bill is still developing his film and weighing different approaches based on the hundreds of hours of film he has already captured and considering what other elements he might need to produce a film that adds something insightful, new, and valuable to the conversation about education in this country.

Prior to our discussion about his film we cover a range of topics from "cutting the cord", filmmaking as a career in the digital age, UCLA, and his time at Harpo Studios as a Supervising Editor.
Bill's passion about his work, teaching, and this film is evident throughout the podcast. It is getting the chance to meet and talk at length with people like Bill that continues to inspire me to pursue my own projects and consider my place in the world as a storyteller. I hope this episode does the same for you.

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