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The Successful Screenwriter with Geoffrey D Calhoun: Screenwriting Podcast
50 minutes | 4 days ago
Ep22 - Getting Exposure with Script Revolution Featuring CJ Walley
Geoffrey interviews the founder of Script Revolution, a groundbreaking way to list your script online and have it read and rated for FREE at https://www.scriptrevolution.com/Want to learn more about CJ visit his site at https://cjwalley.com
29 minutes | 11 days ago
Ep21 - Writing the Script for Final Destination with Jeffrey Reddick
Geoffrey D. Calhoun sits interviews the screenwriter for Final Destination, Jeffrey Reddick. They discuss how to come up with an original concept that can be written into a franchise.Mentioned Links:Don't Look Back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCyEhvvGLrEThe Guide For Every Screenwriter - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733989633/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_iw.UFbBY1WF0J?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
26 minutes | 18 days ago
Ep20 - Taking Advantage of the ISA as a Screenwriter with Craig James and Molly Kasch
Geoffrey interviews Craig James (Founder) and Molly Kasch (Director of Operations) on how screenwriters can take advantage of the ISA Platform (International Screenwriters Association) to grow their network, get exposure to their screenplays, and even exclusive new pitching opportunities which are coming soon.Check out the ISA at https://www.networkisa.org
27 minutes | 25 days ago
Ep19 - Screenwriting and Directing Indie Film: The Shade Shepherd
Geoffrey interviews Actor/Screenwriter Jordon Hodges & Writer/Director Chris Faulisi about their new drama set in 1987 'The Shade Shepherd" They discuss what it takes to successfully collaborate on a period film and ways they were able to create a script around it. Check out the site here The Shade Shepherd is now available on Amazon.
29 minutes | a month ago
Ep18 - How to Take Advantage of Coverfly and Get On The Red List with Tom Dever
Geoffrey interviews Thomas Dever the Head of Development from Coverfly where they discuss how screenwriters can take advantage of the platform and leverage the Red List to promote themselves and their scripts. Check out CoverFly at https://www.coverfly.com
36 minutes | a month ago
Ep17 - An Actors Perspective with Vincent M. Ward
Vincent M. Ward (The Walking Dead, True Blood) discusses his acting career, storytelling, and how to continue finding work in the industry.
31 minutes | a month ago
Ep16 - Using Proper Format to Get Read by a Producer with Dave Trottier
Screenwriting Guru Dave Trottier discusses with Geoffrey how to get your script read by a producer. They examine ways to take a screenplay to the next level and impress a script reader, director, or producer. For more on Dave and his incredible book, The Screenwriters Bible check out his site at https://keepwriting.com
31 minutes | a month ago
Ep15 - How to Use InkTip to Option Your Screenplay with Chris Cookson
Geoffrey interviews Chris Cookson, the head writer from InkTip. She explains the best ways to capitalize on their platform to help producers discover your script. Check out InkTip at https://www.inktip.com
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep14 - Taking Advantage of a 48hr Film Fest as a Screenwriter
Geoffrey interviews Emmy award-winning producer Jennifer Gentner. She is the director of the 48-hour Film Fest in Detroit. We discuss the advantages, challenges, and networking opportunities that come from competing in a 48 as a screenwriter. To participate in the Detroit 48 visit https://www.48hourfilm.com/detroit/48hfpTo Find a 48 hour film fest in a city near you visit https://www.48hourfilm.com/home
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep13 - How to Give & Receive Story Notes with Kevin Hanna
Live from Script Summit 2020 staff writer from wefixyourscript.com, Kevin Hanna answers questions from the community on how to properly give and receive script notes.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep12 - How to Create a Strong Antagonist with Ryan LaPlante
Live at Script Summit 2020, Ryan answers questions from the community on how to write an antagonist. He talks about his 5 keys to writing villains and even touches on a few follow questions on interactive content.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep11 - Writing an Adaptation Screenplay with JoAnn Hess
Live from Script Summit JoAnn Hess answers questions from the community on how to adapt Intellectual Property into a screenplay.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep10 - Writing a Contained Screenplay with Kelly Schwarze
Emmy award winner, Kelly Schwarze sits down with Geoffrey and discusses what it takes to write a script for a limited location film on an Indie budget,You can find Kelly's incredible books What Film School Don't Tell You and A Filmmaking Mindset on our website https://www.thesuccessfulscreenwriter.com/books
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep9 - How to Attract Hollywood Talent with a Screenplay Feat. Kevin Sorbo
The legendary Kevin Sorbo, star of Hercules, Andromeda, God is Not Dead chats with Geoffrey about what aspects of a script draw in Actors.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep8 - How to Land an Agent with your Screenplay feat. Marc Pariser
Marc Pariser has spent over 25 years as an agent in LA working for the top agencies such as CAA and William Morris. Marc sits down with Geoffrey and discusses savvy ways on how you can land an agent as a screenwriter. You can visit Marc's site here http://marcpariser.com
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep7 - Screenwriting for Screenplay Contests and Film Festivals with Kristina Michelle
Geoffrey D. Calhoun, Director of the Script Summit Screenplay contest sits down with Kristina Michelle who is the Director of The Indie Gathering International Film Fest. Together they discuss what makes a script win contests vs. ones that don't even place. To learn more about the Indie Gathering Film Festival check out their site at http://theindiegathering.com
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep6 - Screenwriting for Mobile Gaming with Ryan LaPlante
Ryan LaPlante is an award-winning and produced screenwriter-director who worked as the head writer for interactive fiction stories on a mobile and gaming platform. He wrote and created 17 games in a variety of genres. Ryan discusses with Geoffrey the ins and outs of how to write successful interactive fiction and what separates it from traditional screenwriting. To listen to Ryan's hilarious podcasts go to https://www.dumbdice.com/dumb-dumbs-dragons
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep5 - Screenwriting from an Actors Perspective with Jess Paul
Jess Paul is an American actor, producer, & screenwriter known for Revry.TV's "Promenade", and an Official Sundance Film Festival Selection, "The Immaculate Reception." On the Showcase, Jess and Geoffrey discuss an actor's unique approach to screenwriting and what it takes to find success in the industry. To learn more about Jess visit her site at https://jesspaul.netVisit her youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRJsBuk0sWvvkzPAVtQDSaw
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep4 - Screenwriting for an Intellectual Property with Marlene Sharp
Marlene Sharp is a screenwriting multi-hyphenate who has worked with Sega and IP's such as Sonic Boom, Yo-Kai Watch, and several hit video game franchises. On the Showcase, she sits down and chats about the unique approach used to effectively write for an Intellectual Property.
34 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep3 - Screenwriting for Streaming & Production with Melissa Rundle
Melissa Rundle is a Canadian-American screenwriter of mixed heritage who is currently staffed on Quibi’s “Code 8”, and most recently sold her TV pilot to Zoic Studios. Before that, she has had her pilots optioned by A&E/Lifetime and Viacom/Awesomeness TV. She has written and produced over six romantic comedy and family features on Hulu, UpTV, and Netflix. Melissa shares her journey as a screenwriter and talks about the difference between writing for a streaming service and a production company.
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