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Mission Log 005: The Naked Time | Star Trek TOS

Breaking a sweat leads to multiple breakdowns on the Enterprise. Singing! Swordplay! Kirk is torn between two lovers! This week, we’re putting “The Naked Time” in the Mission Log! ....

Mission Log 007: Mudd’s Women | TOS

Chicanery. Bureaucracy. Misogyny. It’s just another day on the 23rd Century frontier. This week, the Mission Log tracks the adventures of “Mudd’s Women.” ....

"Lorelei" Dir. Sabrina Doyle on Finding Child Actors for Blue-Collar Fable

When Sabrina Doyle was casting her film Lorelei — a working-class fable about a biker, a mermaid, and three shades of blue — she had Emmy nominee Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) and Golden Globe nominee Jena Malone (The Hunger Games). What sh....

"The Ride" by Kimberly Truong, Table Read My Screenplay Winner

We are proud to present the 2020 Austin Table Read My Screenplay Genre Grand Prize winning short script, "The Ride" by Kimberly Truong. The role of Catherine will be pl....

10 Cloverfield Lane: Everything Possible Must Happen

Oftentimes, when we're developing the story of a film, developing the plot of the film, we're afraid that we're going to run out of story, that we're going to run out of the right story. We worry that we don't have enough story, or a good enough story, that our idea doesn't work, that we don't have the right ending, that....

15 Checkpoints To Make Your Screenplay More Saleable

In this insightful teleconference, Dr. Melody Jackson, founder and Chief Smart Girl at Smart Girls Productions, will break down a variety of distinctions in screenwriting that have always been thought to be subjective. She turns them into a list of measurable checkpoints for evaluating your script's "saleability". In this in....

16 Things To Do After You Finish Your Screenplay w/ David Silverman

Don't send your script out right after you finish it. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Don't blow it. --Get feedback before submitting--How to get your script read--What readers look for when reading What every writer needs to do after finishing their script; get feedback from friends who write screenplays, too,....

303: Quitting Your First Feature and Making Your Second Come True w/Anthony

This week Liz and Alrik chat with writer/director Anthony Scott Burns to talk about making his second feature, Come True, which was released by IFC Midnight on March 12th! Anthony talks about how/why he fought to shoot the film in sixty days, what inspired him to make the film and how he had to quit his ....

304: Selling Indie Films with 1091’s Sana Soni!

This week Alrik and Liz sit down with 1091 Senior Sales Manager Sana Soni who talks to us about the task of selling movies to Advertising-Based Video on Demand or AVOD companies and how the changing market has been....

305: Sustaining a Feat Directing Career w/ Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish

This week Liz and Alrik sit down with writer, director, producer, author, Slamdance film festival co-founder and all around indie film expert, Dan Mirvish, to talk about how he has managed to direct six features over his career. Dan also talks about his process of raising funds, how he reverse engineers ....

306 Creating Killer Roles, Produce Your Own Films w/ the Barbara Crampton

This week Liz and Alrik welcome horror legend Barbara Crampton to the show to talk about her recent jump from acting to producing/acting and to hear about how she got her latest film made Jakob’s Wife, which is in select theaters, on demand and digital April 16th. Barbara talks about how she was insp....

5 Key Elements That Create A Sellable Script with Rhonda Bloom

It's important to zoom out now and then, and see your project from a bird's eye view. We writers tend to get caught up in the minutiae of the script when at times we need to understand what it is about the project that will draw potential buyers. So with this podcast interview, we bring in long time manager and development executive, Rhonda....

90 Pages/90 Seconds - How to Maximize Your Pitch Meeting

A five-minute pitch meeting is plenty of time to impress an executive as long as you don't pitch for the full five minutes. In 90 Pages/90 Seconds, the founding team behind the Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest will discuss how to maximize your time to deliver an effective and efficient....

90's Blockbusters: Braveheart & The Fugitive

This week, Oscar®-nominated writer Randall Wallace reflects on his  iconic and Academy Award®-winning film, Braveheart followed by screenwriter, Jeb Stuart who dissects the screenplay for his classic thriller The Fugitive, and fills us in on the story's journey from script to screen. Randall Wallac....

A Discussion About 'The Underground Railroad'

This week on “TheWrap-Up,” hosts Sharon Waxman and Daniel Goldblatt discussed the renewed controversy surrounding Martin Bashir’s 1995 interview with Princess Diana, Chris Cuomo advising his brother during Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal and a preview of TheWrap’s upcoming series, Con....

A Ghost Hunter Watches: An American Haunting

Episode 4 – An American HauntingAfter visiting the Tennessee location where the Bell Witch Haunting took place, ghost hunters Scott Markus, and Wendy Lynn Staats analyze how screenwriters Brent Monahan and Courtney Solomon struggled to bring this historical haunting to the screen. ....

A Ghost Hunter Watches: Mothman Prophecies

After visiting the real life locations in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, ghost hunter Scott Markus (What's Your Ghost Story), and paranormal podcast host, Wendy Lynn Staats (See You on the Other Side) analyze how screenwriter Richard Hatem and director Mark Pellington adapted the incredible story of the....

A Ghost Hunter Watches: The Conjuring 2

On the heels of the breakout success of "The Conjuring," James Wan tells the story of the Enfield Poltergeist case as framed by real life paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren (despite them only actually being on the case for a day or two).  Do the storytellers report right? More than you may expect. This episode is hosted by Scott....

A Ghost Hunter Watches: The X–Files - Jose Chung’s From Outer Space

Taking a break from horror movies, Scott sits down with English Professor, Dr. Patrick Gonder to discuss the many layers of the classic X-Files episode “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space."  Do you have a ghost story of your own?  Share it at WhatsYourGhostStory.com....