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Why do we do what we do? As writers, our primary objective is to instil some kind of emotion in the audience regardless of the medium. If you're writing a short film, that short story needs to be packed with a message from start to finish. If you're writing a TV series, little...
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Bulletproof Screenwriting Episode 46: Today on the show we have million dollar screenwriter Diane Drake. Her produced original scripts include ONLY YOU, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Marisa Tomei, and WHAT WOMEN WANT, starring Mel Gibson.  Her original script for...
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On this episode, we have 17-year-old scriptwriter and filmmaker Jonathan Perry who directed a large budget short film titled SUBNIVEAN which will debut on Amazon Prime June 12, 2019, making Perry the youngest director on any streaming service. I know, it’s crazy. After...
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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 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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Ep 263 This week on the podcast I talk with filmmakers Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes about their latest indy feature, For Now. We talk through the entire process of how they were able to get this film finished.
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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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SYS Episode 254: This week on the SYS Podcast I talk with South African writer Sean Drummond about his writing journey. He and several partners started out by creating a production company and slowly working their way up from commercials and videos, to short films and now...
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Sponsored by the Nickelodeon Writing Program and Max Timm's The Story Farm, this episode is all about how to approach your projects in a unique way and as often as possible. No story is completely original, so how do you arrange your...
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SYS episode 248: This week screenwriter Craig Walendziak talks about his recent writing successes and how he was able to launch his career all while living outside of Hollywood.
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Do you need a manager? What about an agent? Do they matter and why? Are you ready for representation? What does it mean once you do land a rep of some kind, and what do they do? So many questions. But tune in to this Wine Wednesday episode and get the answers to those nagging...
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The ISA's Founder, Craig James, discusses the ups and down, ins and outs, and reasons why shooting a sizzle of your project can be an excellent idea for a writer.  
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In this episode, Felicity Wren and Max Timm open up the Facebook lines and answer any and all questions the live viewers have, plus fun commentary on notes and comments. Remember,...
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Episode 205 with Michael Hauge:You walk onto an elevator and just before the door closes Steven Spielberg gets on. You have 60 secs to pitch him your latest screenplay. What do you...
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Max Timm and the Curious About Screenwriting Network has interviewed many professional writers over the years, but none of Max's prior interviews have delved into the details of one of the writers' projects as thoroughly as this one. Because A Quiet Place is so unique on...
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Should you make a short film? Should you create a sizzle of your project? What's the difference between the two? The industry continues to change at a rapid rate, and industry professionals like producers, managers, and agents, have...
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We recently had our very first special guest on with Felicity and Max. Karen Kirkland is a Creative Strategist and long-time VP of Talent Development at Nickelodeon. In this episode we talk about what makes a TV show so re-watchable...
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Get your pitching skills sharpened with Max Timm and Felicity Wren on this fun Wine Wednesdays Facebook Live broadcast.This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some...
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