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FSS 34: Rick Alan Ross, How Cults Work & Deprogramming Former Members

We sit down with one of the premiere experts in how cults operate and how to help someone escape a cult, if they are so willing.  You can currently catch him on “The Vow” on HBO discussing his work with escaping NXIVM members & right here as he recounts his work with members and the FBI during the W....

ISA Insider News - Happy B-Day Hollywood Sign! Horror & True Story Writing

Max & Shayna celebrate the 100th birthday of the Hollywood sign, discuss writing horror films with meaning, telling true stories that are also entertaining before thinking about their next vacations.  Time Stamps0:00 - Intro - astrology & space stuff 2:15 - Top Story: Hollywood Sign turns 100 6:45 - In....

How to Be a Prolific and Sustainable Filmmaker with Jason Horton!

This week, Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker Jason Horton on the show to talk about how he has created a sustainable life for himself as an artist, as well as his prolific career of making 40+, documentary feature films in the last three years or so. After that, we play another round of The Game. Enjoy! ....

POP ART: Episode 83, Knives Out/Gosford Park

WHO DOOD IT: Join me and founder and editor in chief at For Reel, Thomas Stoneham-Judge, as we talk Knives Out/Gosford Park, two locked door, closed circle of suspects murder mysteries. “We have the nanny cam footage.” It’s a remote mansion. Someone has been murdered. It has to be someone who is staying there. What do you do?&hel....

Insider News: Contests, Screenwriting Positivity on Twitter & M*A*S*H

Max & Shayna talk about the many screenplay contest opportunities that are currently open, the importance of creating an engaging antagonist & how you can use Twitter to positively impact your screenwriting networking. Topics: - Top Story: Screenplay Contest Season  - Screenplay Contest Advice  - Insider: Where to Start....

Lili Reinhart and Alison Brie on the Joys of Producing

On some films, “producer” may be a vanity title added next to an actor’s name during the credits to boost their ego, rather than a hard-earned badge of honor.  But more and more actors – like Lili Reinhart and Alison Brie – are working to change that, earning that credit by taking a step behin....

Take 10 with Craig: Self-Training & Using the Site to Your Advantage

ISA founder Craig James talks about the importance of self-training and how to best use the ISA site to your advantage. ....

ISA Insider News - TIFF, D23, Awkward Subtext & Good News at the Box Office

Max & Shayna take a look a two big industry events: D23, Disney's announcement extravaganza, and the importance of the Toronto International Film Festival. They also discuss articles on the ISA web site, including the importance of subtext in writing & behind ....

FSS 33: Jay Bachochin, Hiking Kettle Moraine & Looking for Bigfoot

...or Fairies or the Beast Bray Road. Documentarian Jay Bachochin enjoys hiking a vast wilderness in Wisconsin, but a number of unexplainable experiences there have opened his eyes to the nature of reality and what's possible in our known and unknown universe. ....

Zemeckis, O. Russell and Being a Director in His Own Right with Jeff Baena!

SPIN ME ROUND is available On Demand and streaming on AMC+! This week, Alrik and Liz welcome writer/director Jeff Baena, the filmmaker behind Life after Beth, Joshy, The Little Hours and Horse Girl to talk about his latest film Spin Me Round starring Allison Brie. Jeff also talks about interning for Robe....