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51 minutes | May 11, 2022
Ep 168 - Writer Selects: "Writing Groundhog Day" with Danny Rubin, Co-Writer of Groundhog Day
Originally released as Ep 123. Danny Rubin is a screenwriter and playwright. He co-wrote with Harold Ramis the screenplay for Groundhog Day, for which the two received a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. He received a B.A. in biology from Brown University and a M.A. in radio, television, and film from Northwestern University. Danny has taught screenwriting at numerous universities and lectured on the topic at academic conferences since 1995. He was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard University.
35 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Ep 167 - "Writing THE WITCHER S2" with Lauren S. Hissrich, Showrunner of Netflix's THE WITCHER
Recorded on March 10, 2022. Lauren S. Hissrich is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner of the Netflix original series The Witcher, based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher S1 and S2 are among the top 5 Netflix shows of all time. Previously, Lauren has written scripts for TV including The West Wing and Justice, as well as written and produced shows such as Parenthood, Do No Harm, Private Practice, Daredevil, The Defenders, and The Umbrella Academy. The Witcher S1 and S2 are out now on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/title/80189685 https://twitter.com/LHissrich
36 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Ep 166 - "Writing THE SPECTACULAR" with Zoe Whittall, Author, TV Writer, and Screenwriter
Zoe Whittall is the author of the Giller-shortlisted The Best Kind of People, the Lambda-winning Holding Still for As Long As Possible, and her debut, Bottle Rocket Hearts. She has published three collections of poetry: The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life, Precordial Thump, and The Emily Valentine Poems. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Cosmonauts Ave, The Believer, The Cut, The Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail and more. She is also a Canadian Screen Award-winning TV and film writer, with credits on The Baroness Von Sketch Show, Schitt's Creek, Degrassi and others. Zoe’s newest novel, THE SPECTACULAR, is in stores now! https://www.amazon.com/Spectacular-Novel-Zoe-Whittall/dp/1524799416 https://twitter.com/zoewhittall
54 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Ep 165 - Writer Selects: L.L. McKinney, Author, the Nightmare-Verse Series, A Blade So Black Trilogy
Originally released as Ep 82. L.L. McKinney is the author of the Nightmare-Verse books, an urban fantasy re-telling of Alice in Wonderland, starring a Black Alice, starting with the A BLADE SO BLACK trilogy (A Blade So Black, A Dream So Dark, A Crown so Cursed), and an upcoming graphic novel for DC Comics featuring Nubia, Wonder Woman’s twin sister. She's also an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing and the creator of the hashtag #WhatWoCWritersHear. https://us.macmillan.com/series/thenightmareverse/ https://twitter.com/ElleOnWords
42 minutes | Feb 20, 2022
Ep 164 - "Robert's Rules of Writing" with Robert Masello, Bestselling Author
Robert is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the bestselling author of many books, including supernatural and historical thrillers, The Night Crossing, The Romanov Cross, and The Einstein Prophecy (a #1 bestseller in the Amazon Kindle store). His latest book, the second and revised edition of "Robert's Rules of Writing: 111 Unconventional Lessons that Every Writer Needs to Know," released a few months ago, and his latest historical suspense novel, "The Haunting of HG Wells," was published last October. https://www.amazon.com/Roberts-Rules-Writing-Second-Unconventional/dp/1621537838/ref=asc_df_1621537838/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=533377895464&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7190103906615167768&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9073502&hvtargid=pla-1405510015858&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Haunting-H-G-Wells-Novel-ebook/dp/B08133NVPK https://twitter.com/robertmasello
33 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Ep 163 - "Literary Agents 101" with Sara Nestor, Motion Picture Literary Agent at Verve
Sara Nestor is a motion picture literary agent at Verve Talent and Literary Agency.
52 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Ep 162 - Writer Selects: "How to Write a Comic Book 101" with Ed Brisson, Marvel Exclusive Writer
Originally released as Ep 10. Ed Brisson is a Marvel exclusive writer for Iron Fist, Old Man Logan, and Extermination. https://www.twitter.com/edbrisson
33 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
Ep 161 - "How to Write Novelettes and Novellas 101" with Dean Koontz, 80 Time NYT Bestselling Author
Dean Koontz is the author of eighty NewYork times bestsellers, fourteen of which were #1. His books have sold over five hundred million copies worldwide, a figure that increases by more than seventeen million copies per year, his work is published in thirty-eight languages, and The Times (of London) has called him a “literary juggler.” He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and lives in California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna. Dean’s newest collection, NAMELESS: SEASON TWO, released on Amazon Original Stories on June 10, 2021. It’s available to read and listen free to Prime members as well as Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Readers can download each story individually to their Kindle or Kindle app, or get the whole collection with just one click. Stories are also available for non-members for $1.99, with the option to add digital audio for free. Dean's newest novel, QUICKSILVER, is releasing on January 25, 2022! https://www.amazon.com/Nameless-Season-2/dp/B0942VGDTN https://www.amazon.com/Quicksilver-Dean-Koontz/dp/1542019907/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1640379922&sr=8-1 https://twitter.com/deankoontz
42 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Ep 160 - "Writing Image Comics' HOME" with Julio Anta, Comic Book Writer
Julio Anta is a writer based in New York City. Raised in Miami, in a Cuban and Colombian family, Julio strives to tell narratively rich stories about diverse and empowered Latinx characters for Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade readers. His debut comic book series, HOME, is out now, courtesy of Image Comics. Julio’s forthcoming work includes FRONTERA, a YA graphic novel from HarperAlley, and SI SE PUEDE, a non-fiction graphic novel from Ten Speed Press, releasing in Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 respectively. https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/home-tp https://twitter.com/julioanta
30 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Ep 159 - "Writing a Novel 101" with Murr from Impractical Jokers and Darren Wearmouth, Co-Writers
Murr is a writer, executive producer, and actor, best known as "Murr" on the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV. Originally from Staten Island, he now lives in Princeton NJ with his wife and puppy. Darren Wearmouth is a bestselling author and co-author of many novels, including Critical Strike and Fast Forward. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Group and the British Science Fiction Association, and currently lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and daughter. Together, they are the co-authors of the international bestselling Awakened trilogy, the thriller Don’t Move, and their brand new book, THE STOWAWAY, just released and is in stores now! https://www.amazon.com/Stowaway-Novel-James-Murray/dp/1250263654 https://twitter.com/jamessmurray https://twitter.com/darrenwearmouth
49 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Ep 158 - Writer Selects: Rodney Barnes, Screenwriter, Producer, The Boondocks, Marvel's Runaways
Originally released as Ep 39. Rodney Barnes is a Screenwriter and Producer who has written and produced The Boondocks, My Wife and Kids, Everybody Hates Chris, Those Who Can't, Marvel's Runaways, Starz' American Gods, Co-Executive Producer of Hulu's Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and Comic Book Writer of Lion Forge's Quincredible.
47 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Ep 157 - "Management 101" with David Jimenez-Katsman and Katrina Escudero, Managers, Sugar23
David Jimenez-Katsman and Katrina Escudero are managers and producers at Sugar23, a newly formed management group founded in 2017 by Academy Award®-winning manager-producer Michael Sugar.
61 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Ep 156 - "A Producer's Life" with Howard Kazanjian, Producer, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Howard Kazanjian is a film producer whose career spans 50 years. He has collaborated with Hollywood legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, and worked on such classics as The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Howard was also Vice President of Lucasfilm, Ltd., and is a published non-fiction author. He is known for producing some of the most commercially and critically successful films of all time and for coming up with central ideas on those films. The new memoir about Howard’s life, HOWARD KAZANJIAN: A PRODUCER'S LIFE, written by J.W Rinzler, was just released on September 21st, and is in stores now! https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Kazanjian-Producers-J-Rinzler/dp/1951836189#:~:text=Howard%20Kazanjian%3A%20A%20Producer's%20Life%20Hardcover%20%E2%80%93%20September%2014%2C%202021
32 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Ep 155 - "Co-Writing Netflix's NIGHTBOOKS" with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis
Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iconis are screenwriting partners and the co-writers of Five Feet Apart, The Curse of La Llorona, and the new Netflix film, NIGHTBOOKS, a live action feature film based on the book of the same name. The movie version of All This Time is currently in development and Mikki and Tobias have many more projects that are in the works. Mikki and Tobias have been on the show together before, and Mikki had also been on the show with Rachael Lippincott, who worked with Mikki on writing the novels for Five Feet Apart and All This Time. Mikki and Tobias' new film, NIGHTBOOKS, premiered on September 15th on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/title/81002270 https://twitter.com/mikkidaughtry https://twitter.com/tobiasiaconis
56 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Ep 154 - Writer Selects: "Writing THE WITCHER S1" with Lauren S. Hissrich, Showrunner, THE WITCHER
Originally released as Ep 85. Lauren S. Hissrich is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner of the Netflix original series The Witcher, based on the book series Andrzej Sapkowski, which was recently reported as being the most in-demand TV show in the world. Previously, Lauren has written scripts for TV including The West Wing and Justice, as well as written and produced shows such as Parenthood, Do No Harm, Private Practice, Daredevil, The Defenders, and The Umbrella Academy. The Witcher S1 is out now on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/title/80189685 https://twitter.com/LHissrich
40 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Ep 153 - "27 Essential Principles of Story" with Daniel Joshua Rubin, Writer, Founder, Story 27
Daniel Joshua Rubin is a multimedia writer and founder of Story 27 in Evanston, Illinois, a writing studio that provides consulting and education to storytellers in all media. He has written for television (NBC, the WB); new media (The Motley Fool, National Lampoon); and theater (with plays produced at Steppenwolf in Chicago, off-Broadway in NYC, and on the West End of London). He has taught dramatic writing at Loyola University in Chicago, and at the University of California, San Diego. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, where he graduated with honors and a BS in Drama Studies from the State University of New York at Purchase. 27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park is in stores now! https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Principles-Story-Storytelling-Shakespeare/dp/1523507160 https://twitter.com/DanJoshuaRubin
50 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Ep 152 - "How Stories Can Change the World" with Fin Kennedy, Playwright, Teacher, University Tutor
Fin Kennedy is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and university tutor whose plays are regularly produced in the UK and abroad. He specializes in writing for youth and marginalized communities and also teaches, blogs, campaigns, fundraises and dramaturgs other writers, with a particular focus on young people’s projects in London’s East End. His plays include Protection, the hip-hop musical Locked In, and How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found (Sheffield Crucible, 2007), which won the Arts Council’s John Whiting Award, the first time in forty years that an unproduced script had won the award. In 2013, Fin joined Tamasha Theatre Company as co-Artistic Director. As well as writing plays, Fin also has many years of experience teaching playwriting. Whilst associate artist at Tamasha, he founded Schoolwrights, the UK’s first playwrights-in-schools training scheme. As artistic director, he has launched Tamasha Playwrights, a new agency of playwrights-for-hire, offering diverse role models for young people’s projects in inner-city schools. He writes as an occasional contributor to The Stage and The Guardian. Fin recently cofounded a new podcast “Out of the Woods: New Plays from the Balkans” which you can download wherever you find your podcasts. https://tamasha.org.uk/projects/out-of-the-woods-new-plays-from-the-balkans-podcast https://twitter.com/finkennedy
41 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Ep 151 - "BECAUSE HE'S JEFF GOLDBLUM" with Travis M. Andrews, Author, Staff Writer, Washington Post
Travis M. Andrews is an author and staff writer for the Washington Post's style section, where he covers internet, pop culture, and the ways we live now. Previously, he was an associate travel and culture editor for Southern Living and a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and The Week. He has also written for Time, Esquire, GQ, and the Atlantic, among others. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he acquiesces to the every wish of his puppy Stevie Nix and misses his native New Orleans. His new book, BECAUSE HE’S JEFF GOLDBLUM: THE MOVIES, MEMES, AND MEANING OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST ENIGMATIC ACTOR released in May, 2021, and is in stores now! https://www.amazon.com/Because-Hes-Jeff-Goldblum-Hollywoods/dp/1524746037 https://twitter.com/travismandrews
45 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Ep 150 - "Secrets of Writing 6" from 24 Professionals for Star Wars, HBO, Netflix, etc.
For our 150th episode, we compiled the best advice from episodes 126-149 into one "Secrets of Writing" episode, with insights from industry professionals for Star Wars, HBO, Netflix, etc.
35 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Ep 149 - "Filmmaking 101" with Vincent Lin, Filmmaker and Founder, Valiant Pictures
Vincent Lin is a filmmaker and founder of Valiant Pictures, a production company based in New York City. He recently placed as a top 50 semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and he’s a judge for the NYU Purple List. Valiant Pictures is actively developing content from short films to feature films to episodic to commercial advertising.
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