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Writers Group - A Podcast for Screenwriters, Filmmakers, Authors and Storytellers
34 minutes | Feb 19, 2017
24 - Jaime Goes To Austin
The first new episode of Writers Group in a while is a good one. Jaime finished as a second rounder in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and decided to fly out for the festival and conference. She sat down with Writers Group alumni David Aslan and Elizabeth Armancas - both finalists in the Austin competition - and talked shop. Follow Us on Twitter at @WritersGroupPod and look for us on facebook.
55 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
23 - The Last Treasure Hunt
Dane Reade sits down for an inspiring conversation with Casey Nelson, the co-writer/co-star of the feature film THE LAST TREASURE HUNT to discuss the film from concept to distribution. This is a must listen to any screenwriters trying to get their own project made. The Last Treasure Hunt is available for purchase and rental on all VOD platforms along with iTunes and Amazon.
65 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
22 - FEEDBACK - after a table read it's time to get notes
Hear what it sounds like to get your first draft of a script taken to task by a group of thoughtful writers who are hoping to help improve the future drafts by providing feedback.
100 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
21 - UNDONE a feature length table read
For the first time, Writers Group releases audio of a feature length script table read. A table read is where actors come in to read the entire script, including scene description, for the writer, director and producers. Here, a very dark indie style revenge film in its very early stages is read. This is an extremely rough draft of the script with feedback coming in the next episode.
61 minutes | May 31, 2016
BONUS EPISODE - Your Friend Shawna talks about Louie Anderson changing her life
On this special bonus episode of Writers Group, we share episode three of a new podcast called YOUR FRIEND.
48 minutes | May 24, 2016
20 - It's like JJ Abrams but...
Dane shares pages from a one hour dramatic pilot he is working on. The group reads the pages table read style then offers thoughtful feedback. Dane also shares an excerpt from a new podcast called YOUR FRIEND (yourfriendpodcast.com) which we'd really appreciate you'd subscribing to and rating in iTunes.
68 minutes | Mar 30, 2016
19 - Angry Screenwriters and Why You Should Enter The Austin FF Competition
Matt Dy from The Austin Film Festival joins group to answer questions about the AFF Screenwriting Competition.
40 minutes | Feb 12, 2016
18 - Waking Up On The Beach In Thailand / A Novel Idea
Blaine shares pages from his upcoming novel and Travis asks the group for input on his next feature length screenplay project.
38 minutes | Feb 11, 2016
17 - Your Oscar Nomination Could Be Closer Than You Think
Jaime comes back from a panel featuring most of this year's Academy Award nominated writers, many of which are nominated for their first produced script. Dane and Jaime discuss a lot of the topics that came up during the panel.
34 minutes | Feb 4, 2016
16 - What is my movie? (or making of Bell Canyon)
Lys asks the group to help her with some story and character problems she is having with a script she plans to shoot this summer.
61 minutes | Jan 31, 2016
15 - Who's in Writers Group? - SPECIAL EPISODE - Meet Jaime
Dane sits down one on one with group member Jaime to talk about how her journey toward acting, screenwriting, producing and the creative life.
64 minutes | Jan 17, 2016
14 - Foul Mouthed Unicorns redux & Is she dead?
Blaine revises some pages from his animated project and it doesn't go as well as the first time around. Zan shares an interesting start to a project that creates a lot of questions.
30 minutes | Jan 4, 2016
13 - The Zone of Blame and Doubt - or THE WHY
David, Chris and Dane discuss that pesky act two moment when you realize you might be in trouble.
39 minutes | Dec 28, 2015
12 - The evolution of Writers Group and bye bye Meagan
Meagan says her goodbyes before relocating to Paris and sits down with Dane, Chris and Lindsay to find out more about the history of group and share her thoughts on what it has been like to be a part of the group for the past couple of months.
66 minutes | Dec 20, 2015
11 - The Force Awakens, Creed and A Year of Awesome Things
Dane and Baldric share some of their favorite tv shows, movies and podcasts from 2015 that screenwriters and storytellers should know about.
69 minutes | Dec 13, 2015
10 - "Likes", "Shares" and Group's "Rules" For Writing
Each group member shares their "rules" for writing. Social Media expert Meagan presents the group with important information about how to best use social media to brand yourself better.
46 minutes | Dec 7, 2015
09 - Rules for writing?
Group discusses Zadie Smith's ten rules for writing. Lindsay shares pages from her feature film project
36 minutes | Nov 30, 2015
08 -You already know how to tell a story
Writers Group does an experiment to prove how we all can tell a story and how repeating the story only enhances it and it doesn't take that long. Lys shares pages from her upcoming feature film Bell Canyon
44 minutes | Nov 23, 2015
07 - The Break Up Monologue and Modern Family
We watch the first 4 minutes of the pilot episode of Modern Family and discuss how brilliant it is and all the stuff they accomplish in such a short amount of time. Dane shares a scene he wrote about a break up. A writers group guest shares pages from a short story he is adapting.
68 minutes | Nov 16, 2015
06 - Big Magic and Diversity
Elizabeth Gilbert has a new book out called BIG MAGIC which we read an excerpt from and discuss. SLATE released a video about diversity in TV writers rooms. We watched their video and had an interesting discussion. Pages from Anna Rose which we read and offer feedback on.
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