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Episode 284 This week on the podcast I talk with Director Elle Callahan about her background working in the sound department and how that helped her get into a position to direct her first feature film, Head Count.
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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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It's a question we all wonder; how can I get paid for what I do, and how much for what project and when and from whom? Yeah...it's a lot, and sadly it's all completely relative. Thankfully the WGA is there for writers to help...
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It's part of the business, whether you like it or not; networking and self-promotion. In this podcast of the ISA's Facebook Live Wine Wednesday broadcast, Felicity and Max help us see not only the importance of self-promotion, but...
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As part of Max Timm's ongoing solo podcast, The Craft, this week's recording discusses how to approach submitting to screenplay contests, and what you should know before doing so.Here is a little snippet from the podcast:"So...
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Captain Marvel made a huge splash not only at the box office, but in the hearts and minds of audiences - and continues to do so. In this episode of Wine Wednesday, sponsored by Stowe Story Labs and Steele Wines, Felicity and Max talk about the effect of film criticism, and the...
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Episode 276 This week on the podcast I talk with screenwriter Brian Ackley about his journey as a writer, initially writing and producing low budget short films and features and how that lead to larger projects, including his latest sci-fi feature with Dean Cain, 2050.
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I'm back! It's been far too long since I released a solo podcast, but I'm excited to bring The Craft back. I hope you enjoy these episodes as much as I enjoy recording them. My plan is to release short, quick, and easy to listen to recordings on topics that I feel all writers...
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Episode 268 This week on the podcast, I talk with Stephen Follows about his new report, Judging Screenplays By Their Coverage. The report covers their findings from analyzing over 12K screenplays and the coverage those screenplays received. In the interview we talk about some...
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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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We bring back one of our favorite special guests, Lee Jessup, who shares her extensive knowledge about the business of screenwriting and Hollywood in yet another educational and insightful Wine Wednesday broadcast. Our gracious sponsors are of course Lee Jessup and her...
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How important is your logline? Max and Felicity propose that it might be one of the most important elements in your project's overall package. It's not just a presentational piece to help sell your project, but a developmental tool that helps you confirm whether or not your...
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In this first episode of 2019, Max and Felicity sit with the Nickelodeon Writing Program's Director of Talent Development & Outreach, Sherley Ibarra, to discuss all things fellowships, writing programs (especially the amazing Nick Writing Program, of course), and how to get...
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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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With our special sponsors, the Nickelodeon Writing Program and Max Timm's The Story Farm, our goofy-yet-knowledgeable hosts talk about what it takes to be good in a room, how to deliver a great pitch, and offer reminders that being you can help sell you.Remember, Felicity...
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On this spooky version of Wine Wednesday, we are honored to have our wine sponsor for this episode be the ever-so-tasty Steele Wines alongside Max Timm's consulting and coaching company, The Story Farm. Though you're listening to this episode, you might want to consider...
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Our first on-location broadcast of Wine Wednesday, and where better than Napa, CA? Felicity and Max made the trek up the coast and attended the ever-so fabulous Napa Valley Film Festival. If you haven't been, you need to go - it's one of our favorites, if not the favorite....
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To put it lightly, it was a pleasure having Liz Hannah on the ISA's Curious About Screenwriting podcast. Her story of success is nothing short of miraculous, but the podcast host, Max Timm, discussed with Liz the importance of setting oneself up for such a miracle and...
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The Director, Producer and Showrunner of the upcoming Comedy Central show, South Side (as well as past credits including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), sits with the ISA's Max Timm to discuss all things creative, career, and developing your position within the...
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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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