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Today on the show we have studio veteran, story consultant, and best-selling author of The Script Selling Game- 2nd edition: A Hollywood Insider’s Look at Getting Your Script Sold and Produced  Kathie Fong Yoneda. The...
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Episode 347Topics include Blood Quantum (2019) a new Horror Movie Jeff Barnaby wrote and and directed. They also talk about pitching film projects at the Cannes Film Market.Blood Quantum is a high concept zombie movie with a cast that includes Devery Jacobs (American Gods) and...
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After many requests, I decided to finally tackle the dreaded query letter. I bring back to the show screenwriter, author, and IFH Academy instructor Geoffery Calhoun. Below Query Letter Checklist and a few areas, we discuss in the...
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We have on the show returning champion film finance expert Franco Sama. His first episode is one of the most downloaded episodes in the history of the show. Franco and I joke that his last episode turned him into a celebrity at film...
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SYS Episode 342This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Actor/Writer/Director Oliver Robins.They talk about his latest movie, a Thriller called Celebrity Crush (2019) which he wrote and directed.Oliver Robins got his start as being a child actor in the hit movie Poltergeist...
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Michelle Purple is a classic movie lover who also happens to own a production company with her close friend, Jessica Biel. They met on the set of STEALTH and  became fast friends, bonding over films in Jessica’s trailer.  When...
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SYS Episode 332 As an accomplished Writer/Director, Martha talks about her latest movie To The Stars (2019) and the experience of her work screening at Sundance and South By South West (SXSW) film festival.
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One of our favorite people jumped into the virtual Society studio and talked all things story, spooky, cool, and inspiring - DJ MacHale! A New York Times bestseller, author, screenwriter, producer, director - he's basically done it...
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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...
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Bulletproof Screenwriting Episode 49: 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...
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In this episode of “Just Click Submit,” the ISA’s Scott Markus speaks with Stephen Zimmer, the creator of Louisville’s Imaginarium Convention, a festival celebrating writers and all things pop culture. The Imaginarium...
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Episode 285 This week on the podcast I talk with producer Steve Longi about his process for finding, developing, and producing films. Specifically we talk about Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson) and how that project came together after many years.
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Episode 286 This week on the SYS Podcast episode I talk with Writer/Director Jérôme Cohen-Olivar about his early days growing up in Morocco and how that lead him to a career writing and directing, including his latest horror feature film, The 16th Episode.
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Why do we do what we do? As writers, our primary objective is to instill some kind of emotion in the audience regardless of the medium. If you're writing a short film, that short story needs to be packed with a message from start to finish. If you're writing a TV series, little...
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Bulletproof Screenwriting Episode 46: 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...
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On this episode, we have 17-year-old scriptwriter and filmmaker Jonathan Perry who directed a large budget short film titled SUBNIVEAN which will debut on Amazon Prime June 12, 2019, making Perry the youngest director on any streaming service. I know, it’s crazy. After...
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It's not just a story you need to pitch. You're the marketing executive, CEO, CFO, CCO, and all of the other CO's you can think of when it comes to promoting you and your overall business. You're a business, and you should treat yourself that way. In this episode,...
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It's part of the business, whether you like it or not; networking and self-promotion. In this podcast of the ISA's Facebook Live Wine Wednesday broadcast, Felicity and Max help us see not only the importance of self-promotion, but...
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As part of Max Timm's ongoing solo podcast, The Craft, this week's recording discusses how to approach submitting to screenplay contests, and what you should know before doing so.Here is a little snippet from the podcast:"So...
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Episode 269 This week on the podcast, Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann comes back on the show to talk about his new film: Monster Party. We talk about the writing of the screenplay and how he was able to get the project funded and...
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