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ISA\'s Wine Wednesdays

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Let's face it, some of the blockbuster movies just plain suck. What makes it worse is that we really don't want them to be bad, and for multiple reasons. More often than not movies that run into the 100+ million dollar range have so many other elements that need to be tended to...
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What does it take to get past that first draft mode? Too many of us spend far more time than necessary working on a first draft. We all know we need to get through it quickly, but Felicity and Max discuss in another round of Wine Wednesdays how the outlining process - if done...
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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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Join Felicity and Max with a glass of wine and let's consider just how important and essential a character is in each and every story. The audience will connect with your character a lot more than they will the plot or concept - so, it's all about character. Remember, Felicity...
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In this episode, Felicity and Max welcome one of their past Fast Track Fellowship recipients, Andy Byrne. Andy is a Scotsman living in Australia who has seen his writing career catapult ever since winning Fast Track. He has received multiple writing assignment, and one of his...
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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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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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What's the best way to write action lines, and should writers use camera angles, directions, and specific blocking? Can a writer get away with being "literary" and emotional in action lines within a script? So many more questions are...
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We bring on one of the industry's leading coaches - Lee Jessup. A wealth of knowledge about everything that is going on in the business today, Lee is one of a kind. We cover so much...
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A Valentine's Day special where Max Timm and Felicity Wren talk about their favorite romantic comedies and then some, along with a discussion about what makes for the best romantic films.Remember, Felicity and Max always have open...
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We're all sales people at the end of the day, and it's the salesman who make it in this town. We all need to treat our writing career like any other business - if no one knows you and your work exists, then you'll never gain any traction. For this episode of the ISA's Wine...
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Do you have a book or preexisting material that you have dreams of turning in to the next blockbuster? Maybe just a news article that you think could make a really interesting TV show? Adaptation is the way of the industry these days, so tune in to Felicity and Max as they...
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As opposed to a "year in REview", the ISA's Wine Wednesday duo of Max Timm and Felicity Wren present a "year in view" as they kick off 2018 with an all encompassing broadcast and script-talk, getting our writers ready for a productive year. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more...
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A holiday edition of Wine Wednesday, and we're talking about what everyone wants for a gift - how to figure out the outline and first draft process...! Join Felicity and Max for some holiday cheer, and get ready to take notes. There...
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Have a love for cartoons? Sit down with Felicity and Max in this pre-holiday broadcast of the ISA's Wine Wednesdays, and enjoy the laughs and insights into the animation world. Remember, Felicity and Max always have open Q&A during...
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What scares audiences and why? How do you create the most thrills, scares, and frights in your horror/thriller? Felicity Wren and Max Timm discuss all things spooky and suspenseful in this post-Halloween episode of Wine Wednesday...
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Creativity is both simple and confusing. It comes and goes, and usually when we least expect. As writers and creators, we rely on that inspiration to help churn those brain gears, and to keep us motivated. In this episode of Wine...
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A huge thank you to our Wine Wednesday sponsors, Steele Wines, Final Draft, and Tracking-Board.com. Do yourself a favor and check them out!In this installment of the ISA's Wine Wednesday Facebook Live broadcast, Max and Felicity...
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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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What makes you laugh and why? What can we do as writers to help translate comedy to the page? On this September 2017 episode of the ISA's Wine Wednesdays, our development executives talk all things comedy, including the business of...
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