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While Felicity and Max don't suggest you write toward a trend, they do suggest that you consider what works and doesn't work where marketability is concerned. What makes a script marketable? Does a particular genre play better than others? Not always - story is always at the...
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Controversy and classic status mark the 40th of “National Lampoon’s Animal House”. In 1978, “National Lampoon’s Animal House” established itself as a landmark comedy, not to mention a lightning rod for controversy. 40 years later, it’s...
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Among one of the elite writers and television producers in town, Bill Prady brings to this interview not only his extensive experience, but a highly educational approach to giving his best advice to screenwriters with the ISA's Max...
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“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” may be the franchise’s best one yet. Six movies in, the “Mission: Impossible” film franchise just keeps getting better and better. “Mission:...
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What's the best way to write action lines, and should writers use camera angles, directions, and specific blocking? Can a writer get away with being "literary" and emotional in action lines within a script? So many more questions are...
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In this episode, Felicity Wren and Max Timm open up the Facebook lines and answer any and all questions the live viewers have, plus fun commentary on notes and comments. Remember,...
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The sophomore season of “GLOW” on Netflix betters its freshman year. Netflix’s dramedy GLOW, about women’s wrestling in the 80’s, had an auspicious first season in 2017. It helped rack up Netflix subscriptions, became a...
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A Valentine's Day special where Max Timm and Felicity Wren talk about their favorite romantic comedies and then some, along with a discussion about what makes for the best romantic films.Remember, Felicity and Max always have open...
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We bring on one of the industry's leading coaches - Lee Jessup. A wealth of knowledge about everything that is going on in the business today, Lee is one of a kind. We cover so much...
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Episode 233 Screenwriter, director, and producer Asif Akbar talks about the early days of his career and how it lead him to his latest feature film, Astro.  
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Episode 195 Spanish filmmaker, Mateo Gil, talks about his latest film, a sci-fi drama called Realive. He talks about the early days of his career in Spain as a screenwriter working with director Alejandro Amenabar, and how he’s...
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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” succeeds by staying small and in its lane. There are many reasons the Ant-Man franchise is so successful. The premise of a miniscule superhero is hilarious. The actors cast are all deft comedic players....
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Plot struggles mar the tense action in “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is a sequel shot, acted and directed with the same care as its 2015 predecessor...
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As opposed to a "year in REview", the ISA's Wine Wednesday duo of Max Timm and Felicity Wren present a "year in view" as they kick off 2018 with an all encompassing broadcast and script-talk, getting our writers ready for a productive year. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more...
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Do you have a book or preexisting material that you have dreams of turning in to the next blockbuster? Maybe just a news article that you think could make a really interesting TV show? Adaptation is the way of the industry these days, so tune in to Felicity and Max as they...
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We're all sales people at the end of the day, and it's the salesman who make it in this town. We all need to treat our writing career like any other business - if no one knows you and your work exists, then you'll never gain any traction. For this episode of the ISA's Wine...
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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has action and fun, but could use some new DNA If you’re going to do a fifth film in a franchise, you could do a lot worse than “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” It’s well directed by...
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A strategy for submitting to screenplay contests with the founder of the International Screenwriters' Association, Craig James. If you plan on submitting to contests, learn from the best - the ISA! We cultivate a list of the best contests and provide access to them via our...
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“Tag” earns its laughs through character and story Often, summer comedies are over-the-top farces that strive to be little else than popcorn entertainment. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when one like “Tag” comes...
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Talking all things Directing on this 11th episode of the Film Inquiry Podcast
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