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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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Why do we do what we do? As writers, our primary objective is to instil 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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It's one of the top shows on Netflix, and if you haven't watched it...and you happen to like murder mysteries with serious emotion and serious laughs, dive in. It's worth every second. In this episode of Wine Wednesday, Max and Felicity discuss what they love about the show and...
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Whether you loved or hated the series finale of Game of Thrones (or you're somewhere in the middle like Max and Felicity), this episode of Wine Wednesday should be a fun one. Feel free to agree, disagree, argue, or praise - it's the whole point of a dissection of a TV show. Max...
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It's a question we all wonder; how can I get paid for what I do, and how much for what project and when and from whom? Yeah...it's a lot, and sadly it's all completely relative. Thankfully the WGA is there for writers to help...
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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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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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The future of moviegoing is at risk...at least that's what Mr. Spielberg thinks. He also thinks that Netflix shouldn't be considered for Academy Awards, and instead presented as possible primetime Emmy considerations...since the films are technically shown on...
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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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What makes a story memorable? What plucks the heartstrings in a romance, and what makes us cry from laughter in a comedy? It's usually the same thing - heart, story, and the correction of something relatable. In other words, the emotional flaw is essential to understand, and...
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How important is your logline? Max and Felicity propose that it might be one of the most important elements in your project's overall package. It's not just a presentational piece to help sell your project, but a developmental tool that helps you confirm whether or not your...
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In this first episode of 2019, Max and Felicity sit with the Nickelodeon Writing Program's Director of Talent Development & Outreach, Sherley Ibarra, to discuss all things fellowships, writing programs (especially the amazing Nick Writing Program, of course), and how to get...
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Creative Screenwriting Magazine and our wonderful wine sponsor, Steele Wines, help us ring in the 2018 holiday season. It's amazing that we're finished with another year, but we can't wait to see how the new year rolls along. Join Felicity and Max in sharing some holiday spirit...
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With our special sponsors, the Nickelodeon Writing Program and Max Timm's The Story Farm, our goofy-yet-knowledgeable hosts talk about what it takes to be good in a room, how to deliver a great pitch, and offer reminders that being you can help sell you.Remember, Felicity...
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Our first on-location broadcast of Wine Wednesday, and where better than Napa, CA? Felicity and Max made the trek up the coast and attended the ever-so fabulous Napa Valley Film Festival. If you haven't been, you need to go - it's one of our favorites, if not the favorite....
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On this spooky version of Wine Wednesday, we are honored to have our wine sponsor for this episode be the ever-so-tasty Steele Wines alongside Max Timm's consulting and coaching company, The Story Farm. Though you're listening to this episode, you might want to consider...
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As usual, our wine sponsor for this episode was the ever-so-tasty Steele Wines, and the helpful sponsor who gets the word out for and about us, Table Ready My Screenplay. The Table Ready My Screenplay - Park City contest is taking applications now, so hurry over to their...
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This episode was sponsored by our wonderful wine sponsor, Steele Wines, and our amazing friends at Cinequest - www.cinequest.org (which has a submission deadline in March that you should be preparing for!) What makes for a great true story or biopic about an amazing person?...
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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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