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Michael Hauge is a long-time story and script consultant, having consulted and worked with writers and filmmakers in Hollywood for over 30 years. But he's also one of my favorite people. So intelligent, and so articulate, he's the consummate coach, and if writers ask me who I...
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Just before the Christmas break, I had Pilar Alessandra on, and while I always aim to educate my listeners and make sure you walk away with solid and practical info, this interview was so full of tips and writing tools, that we could probably call this a class in and of itself....
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It’s no easy feat being a screenwriter. We all know that. But telling a story and writing a script the reader can “see” is only part of the challenge. We also need to ensure the script grabs the reader and keeps them hooked through 100 plus...
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In this interview, I welcomed one of my favorite people. It was a blast talking with DJ, and he spent more time with me than my usual guests do. It's just a testament to his attitude and willingness to inspire. D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and...
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Over the past 15 years that I've worked in the screenwriting world, I've interviewed and have been interviewed by countless consultants, writers, students, teachers, industry pro's, and during the last few months of hosting my Curious About Screenwriting podcast,...
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This week, we're going to be talking about Swiss Army Man by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. This is an extraordinary script, and one of the great examples of just how far outside of the rule box you can actually go as a screenwriter or director. It's also a prime...
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A good pitch can get you through the door, but what makes the sale is a script with a great story. It turns out that very specific story techniques are found in the Blockbuster scripts Hollywood is desperate to buy. John Truby, considered "the best script doctor in the...
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DISCOUNT OFFER: SAVE $50 on WRITING A TV PILOT THAT SELLS- Jen's Masters Series Workshop - GO TO: www.NetworkISA.org/MasterClass- ENTER CODE: ISAMJG You hear it time and time again. You're good enough. You can do it. Believe in yourself. Put in the...
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Today we welcome writer/producer, Ted Sullivan, to Curious About Screenwriting. Ted has created a successful TV writing and producing career, having worked on Law and Order, Revenge and now the CBS hit show, Supergirl. Are you watching Supergirl? It's a perfect throwback to...
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I'm back with the Craft podcast, everyone! I must admit that I didn't hold true to a promise that I made a couple episodes ago. I told you all that I was getting back into the regular, weekly release schedule for my podcast and yet, here I am, about three weeks later...
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With this four-part interview series, Max Timm – the Director of Community Outreach – interviews four experts on the logline writing and pitching process. In this interview we have Amy Baer, CEO of Gidden Media. Amy Baer has developed some of...
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We are going to use an obvious pun in our introduction here, but at least we're warning you all first. It was an absolute JOY to have the lovely Virginia Madsen on our podcast series, and the bits of advice she offers can be considered not only creative...
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Here's the perfect way to summarize the mid-point of any story. "Shit just got real". And really, I could just stop the episode there because if you break down the meaning of "shit just got real" and apply it to the moment in your story where it does,...
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We are presenting this podcast as an introduction to our upcoming TV Weekend, May 5 through May 7 in Chicago. If you don't yet know about TV Weekend, you absolutely must check it out - a two-day event with Lee Jessup, Jen Grisanti and Corey Mandel, giving specific...
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 Having worked her way through Hollywood as an actor for many years (with guest starring roles on various sit-coms as well as an initial soap opera offer that drew her out to Los Angeles), Jamie Anderson has since switched gears and focused her time on...
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We are presenting this podcast as an introduction to our upcoming TV Weekend in Chicago, May 5 through May 7. If you don't yet know about TV Weekend, you absolutely must check it out - a two-day event with Lee Jessup, Jen Grisanti and Corey Mandel, giving specific insight...
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Ever wonder what your pets do while you're away? Brian Lynch and Illumination Entertainment did, so they wrote a movie about what might (or might not, as far as you now) happen when you leave your pets at home alone. Brian is the...
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Hailing from across the pond, Steve Prowse is a UK-based writer with well over 100 contest wins and placements under his belt. After sifting through multiple projects and searching for a way in to this ever-evolving writing world, Steve’s continued Success Stories...
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It's important to utilize consultants and their expertise as often as you're able. There are experts in this field of screenwriting and their knowledge of how a script breaks down and what creates an entertaining piece of media is priceless. It's necessary to test...
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Suicide Squad continues DC's difficulty with adapting their titles for the big screen. If you thought Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice had story problems and seemed like it was made by people who didn't know the properties they were adapting, wait till you...
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