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IFH 323: Creating Emotional Storytelling in the Edit with Sven PapeCreating Emotional Storytelling in the Edit with Sven Pape Today on the show we Sven Pape. Sven is an A.C.E. Award-nominated editor who cut for James Cameron, Mark...
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BPS 047: What Makes a Great Screenplay with Stephen FollowsWhat Makes a Great Screenplay with Stephen FollowsWhat if someone could read over 12,000 scripts that were read by professional script readers, who gave the scripts an overall score as well as scores for specific...
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Bulletproof Screenwriting Episode 46: Today on the show we have million dollar screenwriter Diane Drake. Her produced original scripts include ONLY YOU, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Marisa Tomei, and WHAT WOMEN WANT, starring Mel Gibson.  Her original script for...
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Need they say more than the title? The fine folks at Film Inquiry bring another episode of their podcast, all about one of the best directors of our time, Darren Aronofsky.
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SYS Episode 282 This week on the SYS Podcast I talk with Irish writer/director Liam O Mochain. Liam has written/directed/produced numerous short films and he shot his latest feature like a short film, shooting several small stories and then weaving them together in...
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SYS Episode 283 In this episode of the podcast I talk with writers Justin Kelly and Savannah Knoop about how they took Knoop's autobiographical book and turned it into a feature film, and then how they got that screenplay produced.
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Got advice? Need some? In this conversation with the ISA's Dir of Education, Story Farm Consultant, and writer/producer, Max Timm, we offer up so many juicy pieces of advice and wisdom, the interview is a can't miss. Randall Jahnson has delivered scripts for both...
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Whether you loved or hated the series finale of Game of Thrones (or you're somewhere in the middle like Max and Felicity), this episode of Wine Wednesday should be a fun one. Feel free to agree, disagree, argue, or praise - it's the whole point of a dissection of a TV show. Max...
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As part of Max Timm's ongoing solo podcast, The Craft, this week's recording is all about being the authority over your work, and that includes being knowledgeable about how much your script might cost, why, and how.Here is a little snippet from the podcast:"The best...
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Episode 277 In this episode of the podcast I talk with Writer/Director Allan Plenderleith about how he broke into interactive media, and how he got his interactive film, The Bunker, produced.
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Episode 274 This week on the SYS Podcast Ben Edlund talks about how he was able to get his comic book, The Tick, produced, and how that lead to several variations of it as an animated series and a live action show, which is currently airing on Amazon Prime.
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Episode 273 This week John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo) talks about how he got his spec script, The Highwaymen (Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson), eventually sold to and produced by Netflix.
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Hello all. For our fourth episode Jay Ledbetter and myself discuss, or perhaps, more lament, the state of the superhero genre. As usual we start off by discussing the best and the worst of what we’ve seen recently and then we get into a back-and-forth about what we like...
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What makes a story memorable? What plucks the heartstrings in a romance, and what makes us cry from laughter in a comedy? It's usually the same thing - heart, story, and the correction of something relatable. In other words, the emotional flaw is essential to understand, and...
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Ep 259 Description: In this week's episode of the podcast I talk with writer (and director) Meredith Danluck about her early days working in the media arts, how that lead to documentary filmmaking, and how she transitioned that into a career writing and directing narrative...
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Creative Screenwriting Magazine and our wonderful wine sponsor, Steele Wines, help us ring in the 2018 holiday season. It's amazing that we're finished with another year, but we can't wait to see how the new year rolls along. Join Felicity and Max in sharing some holiday spirit...
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“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” needs to realize its lead character isn’t James Bond. Lisbeth Salander, AKA “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” is many things: computer hacker, Goth girl, and righteous advocate of abused women. But one thing...
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This episode was sponsored by our wonderful wine sponsor, Steele Wines, and our amazing friends at Cinequest - www.cinequest.org (which has a submission deadline in March that you should be preparing for!) What makes for a great true story or biopic about an amazing person?...
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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...
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“The Haunting of Hill House” is an eerie and moving mystery of a mini-series. Again, Netflix creates a watercooler show, one that dominated most of the Halloween conversation in 2018. This adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s titular 1959 gothic horror novel is...
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