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The ISA is introducing a new series that involves a full-cast reading of winning short scripts from our various contests. This script was a Grand Prize winner of the shorts category of a recent Table Read My Screenplay Contest - Hollywood presentation. Thank you for tuning in...
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SYS episode 248: This week screenwriter Craig Walendziak talks about his recent writing successes and how he was able to launch his career all while living outside of Hollywood.
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“Venom” misses the opportunity to dig deeper into its themes of duality. With the worldwide popularity of superhero movies, it’s inevitable that their nemeses would soon start fronting their own origin stories too. Spider-Man bad guy Venom is one of the first...
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The main character in “The Land of Steady Habits” make a habit of being unlikable. In most of Nicole Holofcener’s films, the protagonists are flawed but likable females. For her latest, “The Land of Steady Habits”, her central character is a man...
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Episode 247:This week I talk with multi-hyphenate Josh Folan about his numerous projects and how he was able to bring them to fruition. 
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Find out what readers see - specifically Felicity and Max (who both reads upward to 10-15 scripts per week) - when a script is read, considered, and/or evaluated. It can help you, the writer, when reading your own script regardless of the draft. This episode was sponsored by...
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It's an excellent question, and you can tune in to see what Max and Felicity think is the answer to the title question (hint: the answer is "yes"). This episode was sponsored by Steele Wine and Cinequest. Remember, Felicity Wren and Max Timm always have open Q&A during...
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Episode 245Writer / Producer Erik Bork talks about his new screenwriting books and many of the lessons within them.
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Episode 246Indy Producer Jeffrey Giles gives advice for screenwriters who want to break into the independent film market.
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“The Nun” is a more silly than serious sequel to “The Conjuring”. “The Nun” may be the fifth movie in “The Conjuring” series, but it doesn’t subscribe to most of what that franchise has established. For starters, it barely...
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Episode 244 Description: Screenwriter and director Boaz Yakin talks about his latest horror film, Boarding School.
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Let's face it, some of the blockbuster movies just plain suck. What makes it worse is that we really don't want them to be bad, and for multiple reasons. More often than not movies that run into the 100+ million dollar range have so many other elements that need to be tended to...
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This week we’ll be talking about Hereditary written and directed by Ari Aster. I want to start by talking about the first image of this film. So, if you’re worried about spoilers, we will get to some spoilers later, but you can listen to the beginning of this...
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Thank you for tuning into a very special episode of The Write Your Screenplay Podcast. This is our 100th episode. I’m so incredibly excited, proud and grateful to all of the listeners that have made this possible for 100 episodes.So, I was thinking, “What am I going...
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Episode 243 This week I talk with Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock) about how he broke into the biz as a television writer and then how he latest dark comedy feature, Arizona (Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson), came together.
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What does it take to get past that first draft mode? Too many of us spend far more time than necessary working on a first draft. We all know we need to get through it quickly, but Felicity and Max discuss in another round of Wine Wednesdays how the outlining process - if done...
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HBO’s “Sharp Objects” brought its drama to life with painstaking care. The HBO limited series “Sharp Objects” played like a novel come to life on the small screen. Working from Gillian Flynn’s moody 2006 bestseller, Director Jean-Marc Vallee...
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This week we are going to be looking at A Quiet Place by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, and John Krasinski.Everyone who knows anything about A Quiet Place has commented on the way it uses the visual medium directorially to tell a story with hardly any dialogue at all.But what very...
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In the first installment of this podcast, we looked at A Quiet Place in relation to writing action and discussed how all of screenplay formatting really exists for one purpose: to isolate visual moments of action.By isolating visual...
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This week, we are going to be looking at Deadpool 2 by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and a new addition to the writing team, Ryan Reynolds.If you missed my podcast on the original Deadpool, you might want to check that out as well, because one of the things that is exciting...
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