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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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You've heard us say it before, but it's because it's all the rage - TV is where the work is! The irony is that even though there are more options for writers in the television space, the competition has become that much more fierce....
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One of the primary reasons the ISA was founded was for the sole purpose to inspire and motivate writers; to inform, educate, and allow access to every opportunity in the marketplace and around the industry. Day in and day out, the entire ISA team is devoted to helping...
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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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Most of the writing we do as screenwriters takes place well before we even start using a screenwriting software program. All that program does for you, really, is properly formats the script. Sadly, it doesn't write the script for you! Still, and even though the outlining...
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Becoming aware of how other successful writers have "done it" can help you devise a plan for you and your own writing. It is, of course, important to remember though that there isn't one way to make it in this industry. You have to pave your own way, while learning from the...
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Join the ISA's Felicity Wren and Max Timm as they open up their broadcast (and a bottle of wine) to questions from their faithful viewers. Thanks to Facebook Live and good 'ol technology, they're able to chat with any and all...
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In a special Facebook Live broadcast of the ISA's Wine Wednesdays, Felicity Wren and Max Timm join forces with a Wisconsin company named Geneva Supply who hosts a free career planning and mentoring program for high school students called, Biz Tank. The program is designed...
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Join the ISA's Felicity Wren and Max Timm as they sit fireside and celebrate the holiday spirit by discussing great Christmas movies, themes, and list their favorite timeless classics. Christmas movies tend to follow a particular type of theme and a relatable approach...
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Rewriting is the crux of every writer's existence, but it's a necessity. So join Max and Felicity as they talk about rewriting and why it's so important to have someone helping you through your rewrite. Doing it alone will only take you longer, especially if you're relatively...
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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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