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Today I spoke with Claire Elizabeth Terry, who founded the Rocaberti Writers Retreat, which operates a sort of educational getaway in exotic locations: Medieval castles across Europe!  Writers meet daily with the mentor of their choice, who include Academy award-winning...
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SYS Episode 316 Filmmaker Martin Gooch is back on Selling Your Screenplay Podcast for a third time! In this episode he talks about his latest Sci-Fi action movie Atomic Apocalypse. Other topics include, making movies in the United Kingdom and the struggles of getting...
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The title of this episode of Wine Wednesday says it all. It's one thing to make a plan, but what good is it if you don't stick to that plan? And we've found that most writers tend to have a plan of "Sell my screenplay this year". But what does that mean, really? Do we really...
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There is a wealth of information out there for burgeoning screenwriters, but how do you filter through it all? What actually is at your fingertips for you to utilize, not only for educational purposes, but informational resources to help move your career forward? Max and...
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That time of year when love reigns supreme and we're reminded that our loved ones are all that matters...other than great movie and TV moments, of course! Max and Felicity dive in to their favorite romantic movie moments, ranking their top faves (and surely leaving out...
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Even if you don't know who Pen Densham is, you probably do know some of his films. A veteran producer and near-life-long entertainment professional, Pen joined the Los Angeles ISA Third Thursdays event in November as ISA's Director of Education, Max Timm,...
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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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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...
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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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Why do we have favorite characters from movies and TV? What makes them our favorite? What makes them memorable? On this episode of Wine Wednesday, sponsored by John Truby and Steele Wines, Felicity and Max share their favorite characters and what makes them...favorite. Join in....
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IFH Episode 325: What Negative Filmmaking Story Are You Telling Yourself?We all tell ourselves negative stories. I’m not good enough. I can’t write that. I can’t direct a feature film. These stories are killing us day in and day out. It took me 20+ years...
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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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Today on the show we have the legendary Linda Segar. Linda was one of my first ever interviews back when I launched Indie Film Hustle and her episode is by far one of the most popular ever. Here’s some info on our lovely guest. In 1981, Linda Seger created and defined...
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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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Captain Marvel made a huge splash not only at the box office, but in the hearts and minds of audiences - and continues to do so. In this episode of Wine Wednesday, sponsored by Stowe Story Labs and Steele Wines, Felicity and Max talk about the effect of film criticism, and the...
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I'm back! It's been far too long since I released a solo podcast, but I'm excited to bring The Craft back. I hope you enjoy these episodes as much as I enjoy recording them. My plan is to release short, quick, and easy to listen to recordings on topics that I feel all writers...
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We bring back one of our favorite special guests, Lee Jessup, who shares her extensive knowledge about the business of screenwriting and Hollywood in yet another educational and insightful Wine Wednesday broadcast. Our gracious sponsors are of course Lee Jessup and her...
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SYS Episode 256: In this episode of the SYS Podcast producer Mark Stolaroff talks about his latest low budget production, DriverX. He also talks about his background in production and how that prepared him for a career as a low budget producer. He also offers tips to...
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Two weeks in a row with a special guest! This time around, Max brought on producer and consultant, Wendy Kram, to talk about the business of screenwriting and how to navigate this crazy town. This episode was sponsored once again by our fabulous wine sponsor, Steele Wines, as...
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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...
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