Ninety-five: Emily Carmichael and Life as a Mythological Creature

Download Link This week we go onto the magical mind of writer/director Emily Carmichael to talk about her films Eon and Powerhouse, artistic discovery, the value of film school, filming in NY, the importance of permits and crew, and finding the humor in fantasy and sci-fi. Plus, don’t freak out if success doesn’t happen right […]

Ninety-four: Chris Cullari, Jennifer Raite and Monkey Jobs

Download Link This week we chat with writing team Jennifer Raite and Chris Cullari about their new YouTube Red holiday horror comedy series 12 Deadly Days, the water bottle tour, running a show, pitching, the post process, and ghostwriting. Plus, the thrilling world of data entry, and Chris defends the hell out of Halloween H20. Our character […]

Ninety-three: Mai Tran-Lanza and Everything Diversity

Download Link This week, WGA diversity coordinator Mai Tran-Lanza gives us a look inside the workings of the WGA and how the diversity branch works. We also chat about development, discovering your path, educating the industry, and why the writers’ room diversity slot is necessary. Plus, we process our feelings about the election results. Our […]

Ninety-two: Sarah Carbiener, Erica Rosbe and the Sparklepanthers

Download Link This week, we chat with writing team Erica Carbiener and Sarah Rosbe about their work on Rick and Morty, pitching technique, writing programs, Dan Harmon, and getting staffed. Plus, it’s super cold in Canada and there is a Grey’s Anatomy video game we need to play. Our character spotlights are Veronica Sawyer from Heathers and Ruth […]

NINETY-ONE: MELANIE RECKER AND THE SEEKER REBEL

Download Link This week we chat with filmmaker Melanie Recker about her series Friendless Five (directed by one Maggie Levin), being adopted, financing projects, fashion, branding, and developing a hobby outside of filmmaking. Plus, we reveal our early plans for a live episode 100! Links: Melanie’s Twitter The Friendless Five Melanie’s Cluebelle shop on Etsy

NINETY: MATT ENLOW, OREN KAPLAN AND KILLING THE DOG

Download It’s a crossover episode! This week we mix it up with Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan, hosts of the Just Shoot It podcast. We talk about work as therapy, the origin of our respective shows, early digital platforms, the importance of filmmaking vocabulary, trailers, Lifetime’s Unreal, and blindless devotion to specific screenplay structures. Plus, […]

EIGHTY-NINE: SHAUNA CROSS AND BEING HUNGRY

Download link Today we talk to screenwriter Shauna Cross about creating IP, having a versatile body of work, changing expectations for women, watching one’s career evolve, writers groups, and her roller derby film Whip It. Plus, “performance STDs” and not being a dick. Links: Shauna’s book Derby Girl

EIGHTY-EIGHT: MICKEY FISHER AND LEARNING ON THE JOB

Download link Today we chat with Mickey Fisher, creator of the TV series Extant, about learning to produce, dangerous Googling, Spielberg, the creator/showrunner relationship, developing visual acuity, and writing long hand. Plus, everybody pronounces their names for posterity. Our character spotlight is Little Orphan Annie. Links: Mickey’s Twitter

EIGHTY-FIVE: YULIN KUANG AND THE DICK THAT WAS PROMISED

Download Link Director/writer/producer Yulin Kuang drops by to talk about the fan fiction, diverse representation, the ethics of spec scripts, #WhiteWashedOut, her YouTube channel, branding, and breaking through the glass ceiling. Our character spotlight is Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones. Links: Yulin’s Twitter Yulin’s YouTube channel

EIGHTY-SEVEN: AMERICA YOUNG AND FACING YOUR FEARS

Download Link This week we get a visit from director/stunt performer/actor/producer America Young to talk about the nature of confidence, stunt work, product placement, directing Stan Lee, shooting in Fresno, and her first feature, The Confessionaires Must Die. Plus, Tomb Raider boobs and WTF is up with Neon Demon. Our character spotlight is Penelope from The Brothers Bloom. […]

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