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Episode 21 - Sci-Fi Writing and What The Town Wants

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In this installment of the ISA's Wine Wednesday Facebook Live broadcast, Max and Felicity talk about how delicate the Sci-Fi market is in film and television. And by delicate, they mean the difference between epic sci-fi and grounded science fiction. Epic sci-fi projects like Star Wars or Star Trek, even Battlestar Galactica, only come along once in a generation. It's extremely difficult for original material like these projects to ever get made simply because of how expensive the projects become. A grounded science fiction project allows for original material to focus more on the unique approach to sci-fi - films such as "Ex Machina" or "Her" have much more human elements and do not rely on other words, planets, giant star ships or alien cultures and languages to drive the story. There is a much more intimate approach to the storytelling and, yes, it's a heck of a lot less expensive to make such films. Same goes with television. If a science fiction story doesn't have a giant built-in fan base or following, it's extremely difficult to get a pure/original sci-fi project on the air. It's just the truth, but Felicity and Max discuss in this episode ways to approach your sci-fi projects to give them more of a chance of finding a home.

Remember, Felicity and Max always have open Q&A during every Facebook Live broadcast, so you should tune in when they broadcast their next live chat. Even though most broadcasts focus on a particular subject, every writer is welcome to ask anything they like at any time. Felicity and Max will do their best to give you a straight and honest answer.

This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are no longer available. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more information regarding ISA events, contests, or consulting offers. Just reach out to and we will be happy to help.

You can reach out to Max regarding any type of query: If you have particular interest in working with him on a one-on-one coaching and development basis, email him at His Story Farm development and coaching service is quickly becoming the best in the business! Felicity can also be reached at She, too, can work with you one-on-one, so don't hesitate to inquire. We can't wait to support you.

Subjects and themes for the broadcasts change from week to week, so stay tuned on most Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm Los Angeles time. For a specific schedule and set of announcements, "Like" the ISA Facebook page and keep up to date.
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