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A strategy for submitting to screenplay contests with the founder of the International Screenwriters' Association, Craig James. If you plan on submitting to contests, learn from the best - the ISA! We cultivate a list of the best contests and provide access to them via our...
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“Tag” earns its laughs through character and story Often, summer comedies are over-the-top farces that strive to be little else than popcorn entertainment. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when one like “Tag” comes...
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Talking all things Directing on this 11th episode of the Film Inquiry Podcast
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Bobby Roe and Zack Andrews Talk About Their Horror Sequel, The Houses October Built 2
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Emily Wheeler takes over for Mike and joins Jay in this 10th episode of the Film Inquiry podcast, in which they talk the movies of the moment.We’re at the tenth episode of the Film Inquiry Podcast and it’s glorious.Summer has...
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Hola, people from all over the world!On this the eighth episode, Jay and myself (Mike) have the time of our lives. We being the podcast by talking about the best and worst of what we’ve seen recently.Then the controversial...
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Pixar is a studio synonymous with greatness. Or maybe not? On this the eighth episode, Jay and myself rank every single Pixar film from Toy Story all the way up to Finding Dory leading culminating with Jay’s thoughts on Cars 3.We have differing opinions on which feature...
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“Hereditary” has lots of mood and surprises but lacks cohesion. Is it enough for a horror movie to deliver the frights, even if the script doesn’t hold together? “Hereditary”, from filmmaker Ari Aster, is superb at setting...
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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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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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Hello all!Here we are at the fifth episode and,oh boy, do we have a good one for you.This week Jay and yours truly, Mike Daringer, talk about eastern cinema, recap the Legion finale, and discuss the newly released Ghost in the Shell. Mild spoilers are mentioned here or there,...
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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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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is well told, but is this trip really necessary? Ron Howard does a bang-up job helming “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, directing the stand-alone space opera with precision, energy, and engaging...
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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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“Deadpool 2” pushes the sentimentality but not the humor far enough. Who’d have thought that the sequel to the raunchy and satirical “Deadpool” movie would end up being so sentimental? You’d think given the 2016 box...
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HBO’s “Barry” takes aim at role-playing and the desire for fame. Can a hit man go straight and find happiness in Hollywood? That’s the question that the wickedly witty new HBO dramedy “Barry” asks. Created by Alec Berg...
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“Homeland” ends its seventh season as relevant and edgy as ever. Seven seasons in, Showtime’s “Homeland” series is still smart, unpredictable, and edge-of-your-seat television. How do they do it? They start with...
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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 do? Your goal is to have your audience say “yes,...
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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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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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