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68 minutes | 3 days ago
FSS 14: Jonathan Katz, Being Seriously Funny Alongside the likes of David Mamet, Johnny Carson & Garry Shandling
Jonathan Katz is perhaps best known in animated form in "Dr Katz: Professional Therapist." He's had a long career before and since as a standup comic & screenwriter. He talks about his upcoming "Dr Katz: Live" performance & finding his way in comedy.
20 minutes | 7 days ago
JCS Ep 7 Jennifer Zhang & Save the Cat's Cracking the Beat Sheet
In the Cracking Your Beat Sheet workshop, you'll start with an idea for a novel or film and leave with the 15 key beats that will become the backbone of your story.
87 minutes | 9 days ago
BPS 094: Deconstructing the Emotional Pulse of Your Screenplay w/ James V. Hart
Today we have legendary screenwriter James V. Hart. James is the screenwriter behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters like HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg, based on an idea by Hart’s then 6-year-old son & BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.
71 minutes | 12 days ago
IFH 417: How to Make Indie Films That Make REAL Money w/ J. Horton
J Horton figured out a formula that would allow him to make a living doing what he loves to do. He produces low budget feature films and uploads them to Amazon Prime. He collects TVOD and SVOD revenue. His key is volume. In 2020 he produced 14 films.
66 minutes | 19 days ago
BPS 93: The Art of Creating Memorable Characters w/ John Winston Rainey
We have screenwriter & script doctor, John Winston Rainey. John is the co-author, along w/ legendary consultant Linda Seger, of the book You Talkin’ to Me?: How to Write Great Dialogue. John has written 25 screenplays of which 3 have been produced.
83 minutes | 21 days ago
IFH 414: How Indie Films Can Use The Mandalorian Virtual Production Tech w/ Rene Amador
What if indie filmmakers could access the same virtual production systems used on the hit Disney+ show The Mandalorian? What if you could use that same technology at home for your productions? What if it cost less than most RED Camera packages?
86 minutes | 25 days ago
BPS 91: How to Use the Monomyth in Your Screenplays w/ Chris Vogler
We welcome legendary story analyst and best-selling author Chris Vogler. Chris wrote the game-changing book "The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers." I read this book over 25 years ago and it changed the way I look at story.
87 minutes | a month ago
Fantastic Story Society Ep 13 Tea Krulos: Richard McCaslin's American Madness, the Dark Side of Conspiracy Theory
Tea Krulos has written some wild true-life stories. American Madness is a deep look at the life of an eccentric "real life super hero" who was radicalized by Alex Jones & David Icke. Conspiracy Theories, Bohemian Grove & Krampus highlight this episode.
79 minutes | a month ago
IFH 411: Art of Film Directing w/ Legendary Director John Badham
John has directed some of the most iconic films in history. From the decade-defining Saturday Night Fever to 80’s hits like War Games, Short Circuit, & Stakeout to 90’s action classics like Bird on a Wire, Point of No Return, Nick of Time, and Drop Zone.
56 minutes | a month ago
BPS 86: How to Create a Story Map Beat Sheet for TV/Streaming w/ Daniel Calvisi
Welcome back author and Story Maps guru Daniel Calvisi. I wanted to bring him back to discuss how to use his story mapping technique on a TV/streaming script. This is based on his book STORY MAPS: TV Drama: The Structure of the One-Hour Pilot.
83 minutes | a month ago
Wine Wednesday Ep 80: Lee Jessup on Post-COVID Hollywood in 2021
Welcome back recurring guest, screenwriter career coach, Lee Jessup. Lee is a whiz when it comes to everything that's going on in the industry, and since it's ever changing and evolving, Max and Felicity will get the update on how things are looking now.
92 minutes | 2 months ago
IFH 408: How to Attach a Bankable Movie Star to Your Indie Film w/ Steven Luke
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Interview w/ Writer-Director, Miska Kajanus, and Working Through The Ranks
Episode 355 This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Miska Kajanus. Starting as an Actor in Finland, Miska Kajanus moved to Los Angeles and is the Writer/Director of the Finnish language feature, Insanity (2020). They talk about that movie and how working as an extra is a good way to get started in the film industry.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Interview with Writing/Directing Team, Ruckus and Lane Skye
SYS Episode 354 This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with the Writing/Directing team Ruckus Skye and Lane Skye. They wrote the Horror movie Becky (2020). The directors of Becky were interviewed in episode 337 of the podcast. Ruckus Skye and Lane Skye also wrote and directed the Thriller The Devil To Pay (2019). Topics featured here are making The Devil To Pay and how their script Rattle The Cage (2015) was discovered and produced through a script listing service.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Interview with Sci-Fi VFX Director and Filmmaker, Seth Larney
SYS Episode 353 This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Seth Larney. He started with Visual Effects and as a Digital Assets Technician for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Topics include how Seth Larney transitioned into filmmaking. They talk about his new Sci-Fi movie 2067 (2020) which stars Kodi Smit-McPhee.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Interview with Horror Director, Will Wernick
SYS Episode 352 This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Will Wernick. Will Wernick is the Writer/Director of the Horror movie No Escape (2020) which stars Holland Roden. He also Directed Escape Room (2017). They talk about No Escape and his DIY approach to filmmaking which has served him well.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Interview with Jessie McCormack, Webseries Piss Off, I Love You
Episode 351 This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director/Actor Jessie McCormack. They talk about her new TV/Web Series Piss Off, I Love You. Jessie McCormack is the Writer/Director/Actor of that Comedy series and is the Writer/Director of the feature Expecting (2013). Other topics discussed includes making movies or shorts with an I-Phone and how networking at film festivals helped launch her career.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
BPS 85: From Legendary Flop to a Moneymaking Machine w/ Waterworld’s Peter Rader
I wanted to bring Peter on the show to discuss what it was like to be a part of one of the biggest budget films in Hollywood history at the time.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Interview with Horror Filmmaker, Darren Lynn Bousman
Episode 350 For the big Episode 350 we have a big guest! This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Horror Filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman. They talk about his new feature Death Of Me (2020) starring Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth. Darren Lynn Bousman has a long career as a Writer/Director, his credits include Saw II, Saw III and the upcoming Spiral (2021). Other topics they discuss includes the differences of producing a movie in Japan instead of the United States. This is a returning guest, you can hear the prior ep of the podcast with Darren Lynn Bousman SYS 154
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Interview with Sam Macaroni, Writing and Directing For a Big Cast
Episode 349 This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Sam Macaroni. They talk about his new Comedy Guest House (2020). This movie features Pauly Shore, Aimee Teegarden and Billy Zane. Sam Macaroni Directed Guest House and wrote it with Sean Bishop and Troy Duffy (The Boondock Saints - 1999). They also talk about how he worked with Robert De Niro on the movie Heat (1995) and pitching the script for Guest House and where this idea came from.
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