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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...
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This week we’re going to be talking about BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott.When I first went out to see BlacKkKlansman, my hope was that I was going to be able to do a podcast about how to write a movie for a political...
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SYS Episode 250: In this week's episode I talk with Filmmaker James Morosini about making his new micro-budget feature, Threesomething. We talk through the nuts and bolts of putting this film together, and the emotional ups and downs that went along with it.
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Sponsored by Nickelodeon Writing Program and Creative Screenwriting Magazine, in this episode Felicity Wren and Max Timm talk about how rarely writers focus on educating themselves and why it's so important. We know it is, but why don't we focus on it more often where our...
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You know what time it is - back to school time! get your notebooks and trapper keepers ready. It's time to get organized and focused on being productive. Felicity and Max can help you do so, but only you can put the work in. This episode was sponsored by MovieMaker Magazine...
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Sponsored by the Nickelodeon Writing Program and Max Timm's The Story Farm, this episode is all about how to approach your projects in a unique way and as often as possible. No story is completely original, so how do you arrange your...
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“Maniac” makes for a complex and challenging miniseries on Netflix. Netflix is truly redefining entertainment platforms as well as pushing the envelope artistically with its content. Their big-budget miniseries “Maniac” starring Emma Stone and Jonah...
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Episode 249: This week we talk with Actor/Writer/Director/Producer Bradley Stryker about how he shot his latest horror/thriller film, Land of Smiles on location in Thailand on a micro-budget.
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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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