SEVENTY-FOUR: LATOYA MORGAN AND FOLLOWING MOM’S ADVICE

Download Link Writer LaToya Morgan stops by to talk about violent scenes, working at the Disney Archive, her feature script Carried By Six, writing for shows like Shameless, Parenthood and Turn, being a hyphenate, and a ton of great advice that you need to hear about how to approach a career in TV writing. Plus, condoms. Our character spotlight is […]

SEVENTY-EIGHT: JESSICA BENDINGER AND THE TRUTH MACHINE

Download Link Writer/Director/Producer Jessica Bendinger stops by to unload a world of truth about studio executives, the male gaze, data analysis, cheerleading, and of course her films Stick It and Bring It On. Plus, we get into the importance of influencers and other buzzwords. Our character spotlight is Amanda Whurlitzer from The Bad News Bears. Links: Jessica’s Twitter

SEVENTY-THREE: LIZ GARCIA AND THE HOLLYWOOD BRO CULTURE

Download Link Listen to writer/director Liz Garcia talk about her film The Lifeguard, working in TV, the importance of role models, juggling life stuff and creative stuff, and Sundance. Plus,we get passionate about unconscious gender bias and the way it’s dismissed as a possibility. Our character spotlights are Sarah Linden from The Killing and Suzanne Stone from To Die […]

SEVENTY-TWO: DAVID ANAXAGORAS AND ONE GOOD DAY

Download Link TV writer David Anaxagoras drops by to chat about Gortimer Gibbons: Life on Normal Street, working with Amazon, how he almost threw in the towel, casting children, Star Trek/Star Wars, and competing for votes. Plus, we ponder Netflix cheat codes. Our character spotlight is Agent Carter. Links: David’s Twitter David’s website Gortimer Gibbons on Amazon

SEVENTY-ONE: CRAIG MAZIN AND THE MONSTER

Download Link Writer/ podcaster Craig Mazin stops by to give us the skinny on Scriptnotes, working in the parody film world, The Huntsman, writing musicals, his love for Lindsay Doran, and sheep agency. Plus, PINOs, and Craig “self-splains” his take on gender bias. Our character spotlight is Lucy from I Love Lucy. Links: Craig’s Twitter Scriptnotes

SEVENTY: TCHAIKO OMAWALE AND JUST MAKE FILMS

Download Link We chat with filmmaker Tchaiko Omawale about her film Solace and her refusal to let anything stop her from making it. We also talk about roles for black actors, mentorship, feminism from the black woman’s perspective, and fairies. Plus, Lauren and Tchaiko go deep into Under the Skin and Maggie talks about her changing perspective on High Fidelity. […]

SIXTY-NINE: KARYN KUSAMA AND THE 29-YEAR-OLD GENIUS

Download Link Director Karyn Kusama stops by to talk about her films The Invitation, Girlfight and Jennifer’s Body, ageism in Hollywood, Sundance, studio filmmaking, the hatred directed at Megan Fox and Diablo Cody, and healing from failure. Our character spotlight is Angela Chase from My So-Called Life. Links: The Invitation’s Facebook page CSW ep 34: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi

SIXTY-EIGHT: JENNIFER KAYTIN ROBINSON AND THE STARS ALIGNING

Download Link Writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson stops by to talk about the importance of the development process, working in PR, being gracious, great producers, and working with MTV on her pilot for Little Darlings. Plus, we get real about our feelings on grocery stores. Our character spotlight is Jessica Jones. Links: Jennifer’s Twitter After the Hype: […]

SIXTY-SEVEN: AMY ANIOBI AND THE JOKE MACHINE

Download Link Our first television comedy writer, Amy Aniobi, stops by to talk about classic comedy shows, what she learned in grad school, making her web series, working in a comedy room, Silicon Valley, the myth of the perfect staff writer, the importance of diversity, and handling self-doubt. Plus, writer and dude Brian Scully sits in […]

SIXTY-SIX: JOSH FORBES AND GETTING TO THE NEXT PLACE

Download Link Director Josh Forbes stops by to talk to us about his film Contracted Part II, directing music videos, Bible film school, working your way up one job at a time, working with children, and scary movies. Plus, we love actors. Our character spotlight is Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Links: Josh’s […]