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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....

Ncuti Gatwa in Doctor Who, Channing Tatum in Lost City +TV Brainstorming

This week we talk about the masks coming off on film/tv productions, A new Dr. Who, all about brainstorming and workshopping in TV. Then Max reveals his next Max Reacts video and a bizarre scene in Outer Banks while Shayna laughed silently to Channing Tatum in The Lost City. The Disruptors Fellowship is now open and our ISA Virtual Pitch Panel is c....

The Film That is Worth the Wait with Naveen Chathapuram!

This week Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker Naveen Chathapuram on the show to talk about making his directorial debut The Last Victim, which hits theaters on May 13th. We talk about the long journey to make the movie as well as a separate conversation on piracy. Enjoy! ....

Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy & the Freestyle Picture Company

This week we talk to some Indie Producing legends.  Kevin Chinoy was one of the minds that brought you the cult classic show Greg The Bunny.  Francesca and Kevin produced Starlet, Tangerine, The Florida Project and Lorelei.  There are a lot of cool things I learned about all of those films and lots of....

My Hero the Hitman Redeems the Man Who Attacked Nancy Kerrigan

What happened to Shane Stant, the hulking 22-year-old who attacked Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994? A moving new documentary, My Hero the Hitman, details his later life as a protector to his younger sister — and his work to put his worst mistake behind him. The film’s writer-director, ....

The Art of War Writing

Ahead of Memorial Day this month, we look at writing for war films with screenwriters David Broyles, Bill Broyles, Randall Wallace and Bruce C. McKenna. ....

POP ART: Episode 79, Jacob's Ladder/Stairway to Heaven

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE:  Join filmmaker Nicole Jones-Dion, one of the winners of the Fox Writers Incubator Program, as we discuss two films about people caught between life and death-the horror/thriller Jacob’s Ladder and the romantic fantasy A Matter of Life and Death, aka Stairway to Heaven. “Jake.....

Henry Winkler on Gene Cousineau’s Struggle to Find Redemption in ‘Barry’ S3

Episode 63: Plus, John Fithian, CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners, explains from CinemaCon why movies are back! This week on “TheWrap-Up,” host and TheWrap founder and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman and guest co-host Adam Chitwood, TheW....

Riding the Elevator with Riley Stearns!

This week Alrik and Liz welcome writer and director Riley Stearns on the show to talk about his latest feature Dual, starring Karen Gillan. Riley talks about how he wrote the movie on spec, how the film got financed and how his career has grown. After that we talk about Method Acting and how it shouldn....

Mike Roe, Author "The 30 Rock Book - Inside the Iconic Show..."

Mike Roe always wanted to be a storyteller. Currently, he’s a writer for LAist, where he covers arts and entertainment. In one viral article, “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah from 30 Rock: an Oral History” Mike was approached to write a book on 30 Rock. In The 30 Rock Book, Mike interviews over 50 of the original cast members, crew, and cri....

ISA Insider News - The End of Netflix? Twitter? +Lawful Screenwriting

Max & Shayna take a look at the big shake-ups impacting Netflix & Twitter. Top Story: The end of Netflix? Netflix changes other than password sharing Legal side of screenwriting Jerry West lawsuit over Winning Time Make Hollywood work for you wherever you live Elon Musk set to buy Twitter What Shayna's ....

Leading Film Festivals and Supporting Filmmakers with Melanie Addington!

This week, Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker and film festival director Melanie Addington to talk about getting into the film festival game, making the switch from the Oxford Film Festival to Tallgrass and to hear all about what an Executive Director of a film festival does! We also discuss an article about California, taxes and the streamers and rea....

POP ART: Episode 78, Bull Durham/This Sporting Life–It Takes Balls

POP ART, WHERE I FIND THE POP CULTURE IN ART AND THE ART IN POP CULTURE. Join me and podcaster, blogger and film enthusiast Richard Kirkham as we discuss Bull Durham and This Sporting Life, two films about athletes in existential crises. I know what you’re thinking. What happened to Episode 77. Well, ....

ISA Insider News - CinemaCon, Summer Movies & the Sin of Writing "Suddenly"

In this episode, Max and Shayna talk about CinemaCon and the summer box office, Nick Cage's new movie where he plays himself, the concept of converting your script to a novel, and what exactly "high concept" means. We discuss what are watching now, then dive i....

Nadine Crocker Made Continue Hoping to Help People ‘Live One More Day’

Nadine Crocker made her film Continue in the hopes that people considering suicide will instead live long enough to overcome their pain. She knows that day will come, because she’s lived to see it herself. Today she’s the writer, director, producer and star of a feature film that’s earning love ....