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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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Episode 280 This week on the podcast I talk with writer and director Michael K Feinstein about his career, from writing and directing short films, to his current comedy feature film, The Browsing Effect.
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It's not just a story you need to pitch. You're the marketing executive, CEO, CFO, CCO, and all of the other CO's you can think of when it comes to promoting you and your overall business. You're a business, and you should treat yourself that way. In this episode,...
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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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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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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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Episode 275 This week on the SYS Podcast, I talk with Screenwriter and Director James Dylan about his new his new thriller, Cargo. We talk through the writing of the screenplay as well as how he was able to get it into production.
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Episode 270 This week on the podcast, I talk with screenwriter and director Mark Steven Johnson. He just finished directing a crime feature, Finding Steve McQueen. We talk about that project as well as how he was able to break into the business with his spec for Grumpy Old Men.
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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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Ep 264 This week on the SYS Podcast, screenwriter Matthew Brown talks about writing the screenplay for his new indie drama, Maine, and how he got it produced.
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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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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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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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SYS Episode 257 Description: This week on the podcast I talk with screenwriter and director Paulina Lagudi about her career producing numerous short films and how that eventually lead her to her latest family friendly feature film, Mail Order Monster.
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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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