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Today on the show we have the legendary Linda Segar. Linda was one of my first ever interviews back when I launched Indie Film Hustle and her episode is by far one of the most popular ever. Here’s some info on our lovely guest. In 1981, Linda Seger created and defined...
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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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It's one of the top shows on Netflix, and if you haven't watched it...and you happen to like murder mysteries with serious emotion and serious laughs, dive in. It's worth every second. In this episode of Wine Wednesday, Max and Felicity discuss what they love about the show and...
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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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Episode 278 This week on the podcast writer Jim Mercurio comes on to talk about how we can improve our scene writing. He has a number of concise examples to help us elevate our screenplay scenes. And we talk briefly about his latest...
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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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Episode 269 This week on the podcast, Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann comes back on the show to talk about his new film: Monster Party. We talk about the writing of the screenplay and how he was able to get the project funded and...
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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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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 the recent Table Read My Screenplay Contest - Park City 2019 presentation. We are pleased to...
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From launching and maintaining a YouTube channel - MysteryGuitarMan - that has garnered over three-million subscribers and over 400 million views in total, Joe Penna teamed up with his producing partner, Ryan Morrison, to start creating longer form content. With the...
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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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Bringing on the great Michael Hauge on the Curious About Screenwriting podcast is always a treat. Michael Hauge has been a screenwriting and story consultant for nearly 40 years, having worked one-on-one with writers at every level, from novice to A-List (Will Smith...
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“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” showcases the Coen Brothers’ wit and morality. Movie anthologies can be hit and miss, but “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” from Joel and Ethan Coen shoots bulls-eyes throughout. The six, western-themed stories in their...
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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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Sponsored by our lovely wine sponsor, Steele Wines, and the incomparable screenwriting and career coach, Lee Jessup, this episode dives into the importance of delivering character flaw and how it relates to creating emotion - not only within each individual scene and moment,...
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“Widows” goes deep into character to tell its unique heist tale Director Steve McQueen doesn’t seem interested in telling a typical heist film story. His new film “Widows” is gravely serious instead of a raucous romp like the “Ocean’s...
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SYS Episode 253: This week on the SYS Podcast I talk with Writer/Director Jermey Ungar. We talk through how he got his new thriller, Ride, produced. He originally wrote and directed a short film as a proof of concept, which helped him gain traction with the feature version,...
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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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SYS Episode 251 In this week's episode of the podcast I talk with Jeremy Wechter about his his new horror film, E-Demon. We talk about his background writing/directing/producing short films and how that lead to this new feature.
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