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The Importance of Life Experience for a Writer with Leyla Kader Dahm!

This week, Alrik and Liz chat with writer and manager Leyla Kader Dahm about how she found her way into management and what she does in her day-to-day. After that, we discuss an article about making festival films more immediately available to the public, read an iTunes review and discuss how we build ou....

ISA Insider News: Changing Network Upfronts & Do You Need a Pitch Deck for

Network Upfronts for Ad Buying is changing & do you need a pitch deck for your screenplay? Plus, watching 1883, Yellowstone, Angelyne & Chip n' Dale. Topics:Top Story: Network Up-fronts Are Changing News & Sports Dominate Television Streamers Compete for Ad Buys Insider: 3 Questions About YOUR Pilot You....

Aaron Sorkin, Master Class on Screenwriting

Aaron Sorkin tells us about his mentor William Goldman, why the first 15 pages of the script and the last 15 minutes of a movie are vital, and the importance of failure. He also gives specific examples from his scripts for The Social Network, Steve Jobs, and The West Wing. Finally, he talks his official ....

POP ART: Episode 77, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY/SOLARIS

SPACED: I know what you are going to say. Episode 77, shouldn’t this be episode 81? Good eye. Benish and I tried to record this episode twice and Skype let us down. But three’s the charm and Skype came through, but I decided to keep the original episode number because…let’s just say HAL made me ....

Mission Log 34: The Apple | TOS

How are things for the people of Vaal? Well they seem good, but not good enough for Captain Kirk. Hitting up another side of “This Side of Paradise,” we’re putting “The Apple” in the Mission Log. ....

Therapeutic Films with Richard Ledes!

This week, Alrik and Liz chat with seven-time feature filmmaker Richard Ledes about his latest feature, Adieu Lacan. Richard talks about how he was able to shoot the film in ten days and his minimalist approach to indie filmmaking which makes it possible. After that we discuss an article about the Rotterdam film festival firing its programming team....

Men in Black with Ed Solomon

This week on On Story, Bill and Ted and Men in Black writer Ed Solomon delves into the beginning of the writing process. Watch as he discusses when to pursue an idea, when to leave one behind, and finding the right state of mind for creativity. ....

Insider News: Cannes, Screenwriters Guide, Michael Hauge, The Essex Serpent

Shayna & Max discuss the ongoing Cannes Film Festival & some great articles for screenwriters written by leaders within the industry, Michael Huge & Pen Densham.   Time Stamps:0:00 - Top Story: Cannes Film Festival 5:10 - Insider: Pen Densham's Writer's Guide to Success 8:20 - Insider: Avatatar's Structure by Michael Hauge 11:50 ....

POP ART: Episode 80, The Jerk/O Lucky Man!

PRETTY AS A PICARESQUE: New Pop Art episode. Join me and filmmaker Steve Herold (Death of an Umbrella Salesman, Walmea) while we talk two films inspired by Voltaire’s Candide, The Jerk and O Lucky Man! “I was born a poor black child”: It’s a tale as old as the Spanish Golden Age and made perhaps....

FSS 28: Filmmaker Adam Ridley & HBO's Murders at Starved Rock

Was the right person arrested for killing 3 women in a cave at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois in 1960? Documentary filmmaker Adam Ridley sheds some light on this mysterious case as co-executive producer of HBO's Murders at Starved Rock true crime limited series. This chat, surprisingly, discusses a lot of comedy as Adam is the son of a comic c....