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Episode 272 In this episode of the podcast I talk with writer / director Mike Kravinsky about his latest feature film, Nothing do Do. Writing/directing is a second career for Mike after working in journalism for three decades, so we talk about how that lead him to his current...
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Episode 273 This week John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo) talks about how he got his spec script, The Highwaymen (Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson), eventually sold to and produced by Netflix.
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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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Episode 270 This week on the podcast, I talk with screenwriter and director Mark Steven Johnson. He just finished directing a crime feature, Finding Steve McQueen. We talk about that project as well as how he was able to break into the business with his spec for Grumpy Old Men.
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Episode 271 This week on the podcast I talk with screenwriters Tom Bhramayana and Stephen T. Hoover about making their new feature film, 'Tinker' all while living in Louisiana.
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Episode 267 This week on the SYS Podcast filmmaker Melissa Miller Costanzo comes on to talk about her career working on set in the art department and how that lead her to writing and directing her own scripts, including her latest indie feature drama, All These Small Moments,...
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Episode 268 This week on the podcast, I talk with Stephen Follows about his new report, Judging Screenplays By Their Coverage. The report covers their findings from analyzing over 12K screenplays and the coverage those screenplays received. In the interview we talk about some...
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Episode 269 This week on the podcast, Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann comes back on the show to talk about his new film: Monster Party. We talk about the writing of the screenplay and how he was able to get the project funded and...
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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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Ep 265 Kentucky filmmaker Archie Borders talks about his career while living far from Hollywood and how he was able to put his latest film together, Under the Eiffel Tower.
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Ep 266 This week on the podcast, Alex Ferrari joins me again to talk about his new new book which is about one of his craziest adventures in Hollywood as a young director, his new film, On The Corner of Ego and Desire, and his new streaming platform, which aims to educate and...
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Ep 260In this episode of the podcast I talk to screenwriter Laura Eason about how she was able to use her successful playwriting career as a spring board to writing for 'House of Cards' and how that lead her to her latest feature film, 'Here and Now' starring Sarah Jessica...
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Ep 261This week, Joseph Culp comes on the podcast to talk about his long career as an actor and how that got him ready for his new role as a writer/director on his latest feature film, Welcome To The Men's Club.
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Ep 262 Filmmaker Vladimir de Fontenay talks about taking his short film, Mobile Homes, and how he used that as a marketing tool to get the feature version produced.
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Ep 263 This week on the podcast I talk with filmmakers Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes about their latest indy feature, For Now. We talk through the entire process of how they were able to get this film finished.
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