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Episode 285 This week on the podcast I talk with producer Steve Longi about his process for finding, developing, and producing films. Specifically we talk about Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson) and how that project came together after many years.
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Episode 286 This week on the SYS Podcast episode I talk with Writer/Director Jérôme Cohen-Olivar about his early days growing up in Morocco and how that lead him to a career writing and directing, including his latest horror feature film, The 16th Episode.
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Episode 287 This week on the podcast I talk with writer/director/actor Christopher Bradley about his new indie drama, The Trigger, which he shot in Arizona. We talk through his process making this film as well as his career and what brought him to this point.
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Why do we have favorite characters from movies and TV? What makes them our favorite? What makes them memorable? On this episode of Wine Wednesday, sponsored by John Truby and Steele Wines, Felicity and Max share their favorite characters and what makes them...favorite. Join in....
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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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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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