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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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After working as an actor, David Rambo caught the writing bug and wrote and produced plays, making a rather successful career out of playwriting. When one of his plays was recognized by the staffers at CSI, David’s career was suddenly changed forever. He...
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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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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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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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Happy Fall, everyone! It's October, the air has a little chill to it, even if you're in Los Angeles, the baseball playoffs are under way and my Cubs just won the first game of the National League Division Series and I'm happy. For those of you who don't care...
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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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Welcome back to The Craft, everyone! My name's Max and folks, we're on episode 20 of this podcast! I'll be honest - I never expected to go much further than 12 episodes since my initial inkling when I considered hosting a solo podcast was to just cover the process...
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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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Sequence 2, the Set-Up Event. The Set-Up is kind of like the first impression on a date. It all hinges on how you present yourself right out of the gates. If I were to start babbling on about witchcraft and black magic on a first date, I would assume the girl would...
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I recently had the pleasure of talking to producer, Blye Faust - it was a great way to kick off the new year with not only an informative and inspiring interview, but to focus on a producer who found a story about writers and felt the need to tell it. Because at the heart of...
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With her script Mouth, Kimi won the Grand Prize at the prestigious 2015 Blue Cat Screenplay Competition. MOUTH explores the notion that in a sense, all relationships are somewhat transactional. The title is derived from Sam Shepard and Patti Smith’s...
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I'm pretty sure we have all had days where we've said out loud to ourselves, "I just can't win." Whether we mean it or if we're just venting, the daily struggle of things simply not going as planned is just part of life. What's that quote I've...
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Hi everyone, and welcome back to another episode of The Craft. It's an interesting episode since I'm technically going beyond my initial plan for this podcast. When I first launched this thing, I had the idea to talk about the 12 sequences in a screenplay, but it's...
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Veteran TV writer and producer, John McNamara joined the ISA and its Curious About Screenwriting Network, and there is so much insight, TV history, lessons to be learned, and advice to be taken, it might be one of our favorite interviews to date. John has worked as a...
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The ISA’s recent Fast Track Fellowship picked two winners to join us in Los Angeles and take meeting with nine mentors – executives and experts within the entertainment industry. Chris DeWan's TV pilot, Wunderland, has garnered him interest over the...
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Our new Page to Screen podcast series is kicked off in James Bond style. In this series of interviews, the ISA will jump on the line with some of our Development Program writers to review newly released films and TV shows with Jeff York. Jeff is a long time development program...
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Welcome back, everyone! I want to share a little behind the curtain moment with you all. It was about six months ago when I chatted with Craig James, the ISA's founder, and we discussed my intent to launch a solo podcast alongside all of the other interviews I was doing for...
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Interview with renowned writing consultant Jen Grisanti:  A Mexican-Norwegian-American from Milwaukee, Gina Lucita Monreal spent five years writing, acting, directing, and producing in the Chicago theater community.  Her...
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The TV market and industry has changed so much in such a short period of time - we all know that - but I wanted to get an in-depth analysis of the other side of the TV world, so I brought on two veteran ad agency executives, Andy Bryant and Charlie Mawer. Their London-based Red...
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