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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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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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“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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“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 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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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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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 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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