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Inside the Screenwriter's Mind: A Screenwriting Podcast with Alex Ferrari
102 minutes | 19 days ago
ISM 014: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Randall Jahnson (The Doors) Part 1
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Randall Jahnson (The Doors, Mask of Zorro). Randall Jahnson is an American writer, director, and producer. His works include Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO TV series Tales from the Crypt. He also wrote Gun, a Western video game which was voted Best Story at the IGN Video Game Awards.
56 minutes | a month ago
ISM 013: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Erik Bork (HBO's Band of Brothers)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Erik Bork (HBO's Band of Brothers). Erik Bork is a screenwriter best known for his work on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, From the Earth to the Moon, for which he wrote multiple episodes, and won two Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards as part of the producing team.
80 minutes | 2 months ago
ISM 012: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Neil Landau (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Neil Landau (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead). Neil Landau serves as Assistant Dean of Dean’s Special Programs at UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. He's also a Professor and Associate Director of the MFA Writing for Television Program at UCLA TFT where he’s taught Screenwriting for more than 20 years.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
ISM 011: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Scott Meyers (K-9, Trojan War)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Scott Meyers (K-9, Trojan War). Scott Myers has been a professional Hollywood screenwriter for over 30 years. Since selling his spec script K-9 in 1987, Scott has written 30 projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His film writing credits include K-9 starring Jim Belushi, Alaska starring Vincent Kartheiser, and Trojan War starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.
84 minutes | 3 months ago
ISM 010: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Paul Castro (August Rush)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Paul Castro (August Rush). We’ve all read in Variety or The Hollywood Reporter of some no-name screenwriter selling his or her screenplay for a million bucks. Ever wonder how they did it? What structure did they use? What “tricks of the trade were” employed?May I introduce Paul Castro, the original writer of one of my favorite films August Rush. Paul Castro is a produced, award-winning screenwriter and world-renowned screenwriting professor. His project, August Rush was produced by Warner Brothers and starred the late great Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Freddie Highmore, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The film took Paul Castro into the belly of the Hollywood beast.
150 minutes | 3 months ago
ISM 009: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Rob Edwards (Disney's The Princess and The Frog)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Rob Edwards (Disney's The Princess and The Frog). Rob Edwards has written two classic animated films for Walt Disney Feature Animation, the Academy Award-nominated Treasure Planet, and the Academy Award® and Golden Globe-nominated The Princess and the Frog. He also consulted on Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph, and Frozen.
73 minutes | 4 months ago
ISM 008: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Doug Richardson (Die Hard 2, Bad Boys)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Doug Richardson (Die Hard 2, Bad Boys). Can you imagine having a front-row seat to the start of the filmmaking careers of Will Smith, Bruce Willis, and Michael Bay? Well, this week's guest Screenwriter Doug Richardson did just that. In 1989 20th Century Fox hired Doug to adapt Walter Wager’s novel 58 Minutes into the first sequel to the hit franchise Die Hard. In 1990, it was released as Die Hard 2, Die Harder.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
ISM 007: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen). When I had Kelly on the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast we discuss how she not only got her screenplay produced by the legendary James L. Brookes but also how she was able to direct her story as well. She got her shot to director her own screenplay on the 2016 critical darling The Edge of Seventeen (originally called BESTIES) starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, and Kyra Sedgwick.
70 minutes | 5 months ago
ISM 006: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club). This is re-broadcast from the Dave Bullis Podcast. He is the master screenwriter behind David Fincher’s “Fight Club”, one of the greatest films in my generation, in my humble option.When Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club was making the rounds in Hollywood, it was a tough sell to be adapted for the screen. But then Brad Pitt got involved; add David Fincher and Ed Norton, throw Jim Uhls into the mix and you’ve got a modern classic.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)
79 minutes | 5 months ago
ISM 005: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, Black List)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter and showrunner Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, Black List). This is re-broadcast from the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast.Daniel Knauf had a couple of small credits to his name—a TV movie here, a stint on Wolf Lake there—when he managed to sell the intricate Great Depression-era genre show Carnivale to HBO. The series, an intricate blend of meticulously researched period detail and secret-history fantasy, purported to tell the tale of what happened when the last two “Avatars”—superpowered beings of light and darkness—met in the United States on the eve of World War II.The series attracted a cult audience that remains devoted to this day, but a mass audience wasn’t sure what to make of the program, and HBO canceled it after two seasons, saying the show’s story was finished, in spite of Knauf’s plan for a six-season run.Enjoy your journey into the mind of Daniel Knauf.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)
88 minutes | 6 months ago
ISM 004: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Alex Dinelaris (Birdman)
Today we go inside the mind of Oscar® Winning co-screenwriter Alex Dinelaris (Birdman). Jason Buff from the Indie Film Academy Podcast and Alex discussed his screenwriting and what it was like working with Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, and Armando Bo. They discuss Alex's process for putting together a story and do a deep analysis of various scenes of Birdman. Alex was in a rare position to be on-set during the filming of Birdman, so of course, Jason took the opportunity to ask about what it was like to watch Alejandro and Chivo on set with Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis.Enjoy your journey into the mind of Alex Dinelaris.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)
79 minutes | 6 months ago
ISM 003: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise). This is a re-broadcast from the Indie Film Academy Podcast. Thunder wrote and created the legendary Sharknado franchise spawning a universe of rip-offs and copy cats.Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008) starring C. Thomas Howell was Thunder's feature film directorial debut. This led to him writing and/or directing several films for production company The Asylum, including American Warships (2012) and AE: Apocalypse Earth (2013), culminating in the pop culture phenomenon Sharknado (2013). While continuing to write and direct feature films, he is also developing episodic television projects.Enjoy your journey into the mind of Thunder Levin.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)
75 minutes | 6 months ago
ISM 002: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Larry Wilson (Beetlejuice, Addams Family)
Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Larry Wilson (Beetlejuice, Addams Family). This is re-broadcast from the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast. Larry Wilson is the co-creator of the cult classic Beetlejuice (directed by Tim Burton), writer of Addams Family, and worked on the legendary television show Tales from the Crypt.Larry wasn’t always a screenwriter, he worked on the studio side of things as well as an executive. In this interview, he tells the story of how he championed a young and pre-Terminator James Cameron to be the writer/director of Aliens. Great story!Enjoy your journey into the mind of Larry Wilson.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)
51 minutes | 6 months ago
ISM 001: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Brendan McCarthy (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Today we go inside the mind of Oscar® Winning co-screenwriter Brendan McCarthy (Mad Max: Fury Road). This is a re-broadcast from the Indie Film Academy Podcast. Brendan is a legend in the world of comics and now the world of Mad Max. His series Freakwave was inspired by Mad Max 2, The Road Warrior. In this episode, we talk with McCarthy about his relationship with Mad Max and how he went from being a fan of The Road Warrior to actually co-writing Mad Max: Fury Road with writer/director George Miller.Enjoy your journey into the mind of Brendan McCarthy.Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)
5 minutes | 6 months ago
ISM 000: Go Inside the Screenwriter's Mind with Alex Ferrari - An Introduction
Welcome to the newest member of the IFH Podcast Network. May I introduce you to Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Archive with Alex Ferrari.Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this podcast we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog and the film business. Get ready to go down the rabbit hole of story. Let’s travel inside the screenwriter’s mind with your guide Alex Ferrari.I wanted to create a new bi-weekly podcast that could not only highlight the in-depth conversations I have done with some of the world's greatest screenwriters in Hollywood but I also wanted to shine a light on other amazing interviews from the IFH Podcast Network.In this podcast, I will be your guide down the rabbit-hole of story as I bring you interviews from the following podcasts:Indie Film Academy PodcastDave Bullis PodcastBulletproof Screenwriting PodcastFilm Trooper Podcastand others from the IFH Podcast NetworkAs the network continues to grow I will hunt for the best screenwriter interviews and bring them to you on the Inside the Screenwriter's MInd: A Screenwriting Podcast. If you like the podcast please share with your friends, subscribe, and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. This really helps the show out a lot since we are a new show and I want these amazing interviews to reach as many screenwriters and filmmakers as possible.Thank you for listening and I hope this podcast truly helps you on your screenwriting path. Write. Rewrite. Sell. Repeat. Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)
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