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Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast - Episode 45: I wish I had someone to tell me this early on my screenwriting journey. In this episode, I go over what happened to me when I was starting out, how my friends affected me and my ability to move forward in my career and what...
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It's one of the top shows on Netflix, and if you haven't watched it...and you happen to like murder mysteries with serious emotion and serious laughs, dive in. It's worth every second. In this episode of Wine Wednesday, Max and Felicity discuss what they love about the show and...
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Got advice? Need some? In this conversation with the ISA's Dir of Education, Story Farm Consultant, and writer/producer, Max Timm, we offer up so many juicy pieces of advice and wisdom, the interview is a can't miss. Randall Jahnson has delivered scripts for both...
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Whether you loved or hated the series finale of Game of Thrones (or you're somewhere in the middle like Max and Felicity), this episode of Wine Wednesday should be a fun one. Feel free to agree, disagree, argue, or praise - it's the whole point of a dissection of a TV show. Max...
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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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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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As part of Max Timm's ongoing solo podcast, The Craft, this week's recording is all about being the authority over your work, and that includes being knowledgeable about how much your script might cost, why, and how.Here is a little snippet from the podcast:"The best...
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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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I'm back! It's been far too long since I released a solo podcast, but I'm excited to bring The Craft back. I hope you enjoy these episodes as much as I enjoy recording them. My plan is to release short, quick, and easy to listen to recordings on topics that I feel all writers...
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Episode 274 This week on the SYS Podcast Ben Edlund talks about how he was able to get his comic book, The Tick, produced, and how that lead to several variations of it as an animated series and a live action show, which is currently airing on Amazon Prime.
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Hello all. For our fourth episode Jay Ledbetter and myself discuss, or perhaps, more lament, the state of the superhero genre. As usual we start off by discussing the best and the worst of what we’ve seen recently and then we get into a back-and-forth about what we like...
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There is a lot to know about the film festival world, and who better to discuss the ins and outs than the festival director of HollyShorts, Daniel Sol? In this interview with the ISA's Max Timm, a deep look is given into how festivals work select their films, what it means to...
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The future of moviegoing is at risk...at least that's what Mr. Spielberg thinks. He also thinks that Netflix shouldn't be considered for Academy Awards, and instead presented as possible primetime Emmy considerations...since the films are technically shown on...
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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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The ISA is introducing a new series that involves a full-cast reading of winning short scripts from our various contests. This script was a Grand Prize winner of the shorts category of the recent Table Read My Screenplay Contest - Park City 2019 presentation. We are pleased to...
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How important is your logline? Max and Felicity propose that it might be one of the most important elements in your project's overall package. It's not just a presentational piece to help sell your project, but a developmental tool that helps you confirm whether or not your...
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From launching and maintaining a YouTube channel - MysteryGuitarMan - that has garnered over three-million subscribers and over 400 million views in total, Joe Penna teamed up with his producing partner, Ryan Morrison, to start creating longer form content. With the...
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