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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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Ep 262 Filmmaker Vladimir de Fontenay talks about taking his short film, Mobile Homes, and how he used that as a marketing tool to get the feature version produced.
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SYS Episode 256: In this episode of the SYS Podcast producer Mark Stolaroff talks about his latest low budget production, DriverX. He also talks about his background in production and how that prepared him for a career as a low budget producer. He also offers tips to...
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While Felicity and Max don't suggest you write toward a trend, they do suggest that you consider what works and doesn't work where marketability is concerned. What makes a script marketable? Does a particular genre play better than others? Not always - story is always at the...
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IFH Episode 198: The AFM Wrap Up (Indie Film Hustle Edition)I had the pleasure of attending this year's AFM (The American Film Market). This was my first time actually walking the entire market. I met a ton of people, made great connections and really got the inside look...
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Episode 192: How to Sell Your Indie Film at the American Film Market with Johnathan WolfHave you ever wondered how films are sold internationally or domestically for that matter? Today on the show we have Jonathan Wolf, the managing director of the American Film Market or AFM...
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EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW:"...Don’t write for anyone but yourself.  At the end of the day, write the movie that you know you would be super excited to sit down and watch. Don’t think...
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“Annabelle: Creation” fails to conjure a great story or enough scares.Ostensibly the fourth installment in “The Conjuring” horror franchise, “Annabelle: Creation” tells the origins story of the scary doll from ghost hunters Ed & Lorraine...
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Writer / Director Mark HanleyHe talks about his new short film: Dark Afternoon
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Gary Goldstein is an award winning writer for film, TV and the stage. He has written numerous films for Hallmark Channel and its sister network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the comedies The Wish List, Hitched for the Holidays, This Magic Moment and My...
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SYS Episode 161 Screenwriter Jack SekowskiJack talks about his recent writing assignment for The Hallmark Channel. 
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The Bye Bye Man misses its opportunity to create a truly frightening monster. What makes a great movie monster? The Bye Bye Man thinks it's a villain that combines the ghoulish look of Lord Voldemort, the haunting presence of "Candy Man", and the ability to...
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Mark is an author and director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations for Kobo. Mark Lefebvre was hired by Kobo in 2011 to develop an easy way for indie authors and small publishers to publish their work to Kobo's global catalog in 190 countries. Using his more than two...
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Don't Breathe breathes new life into the tropes of horror. It's hard to find new ways to spin tales of terror, but this one surely does. Written by Fred Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, and directed by Alvarez, Don't Breathe is a deceptively simple tale of a...
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Laura with Dave Chesson, author and founder of Kindlepreneur about using key words to market your book and even choose to write on a topic for which there is a market. There are generally two ways to make money as an author. One is to have a large platform and the other is to...
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Laura Powers interviews author Alesa Teague about her book the Long Road Home as well as common pitfalls that writers often make when approaching the marketing and selling of their book. For more information on Write Hot Podcast, go to http://powershour.biz/listen.html
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Episode 96  Producer / Screenwriter Scott Morgan  Producer / Screenwriter Scott Morgan Talks About Writing For The Chinese Film Market
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Mark Robertson trained as an actor at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University, after which he appeared in numerous stage plays and London West End musicals. Since turning to writing full time, Mark has become a prolific writer on various UK television...
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Engaging the Feminine Heroic focuses on helping writers gain greater access to their own internal creative vision in order to write stronger and more compelling narratives. While most writers are familiar with the pattern of the Hero's Journey, its...
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