FORTY-FIVE: ALEXANDRA BOYLAN AND WORKING WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT

Download Link Filmmaker Alexandra Boylan swings by to talk about shifting focus from acting to creating films on a shoestring budget, facing rejection, the importance of a good poster, making a faith-based film with a positive female image – Catching Faith. Plus, we discuss the pitfalls of the term “web series” and Alexandra fangirls over Amy […]

FORTY-FOUR: MARILYN FU AND BUILDING THE SISTERHOOD

Download Link Screenwriter Marilyn Fu stops by to go through the process of making her film Sisterhood of Night, Hollywood etiquette, taking notes and working on a comic book, and the greatness that is Showgirls. Plus, Maggie talks about directing Friendless Five and we tell stories about celebrity run-ins. Our character spotlight is Claire Underwood from House of Cards. Links: […]

FORTY-THREE: BRIDGET PALARDY, DANIELLE KRUDY AND ART WIVES

Download Link Filmmaking team Bridget Palardy and Danielle Krudy stop by to talk about embracing your identity as a creative, respect on set, the value of working as a DP, R.I.P. Dora, and the frustration of how long it takes to get movies made. Plus, we address the theory that you have to be a […]

FORTY-TWO: JASON HELLERMAN AND THE GOOFY ASSISTANT MADE GOOD

Download Link Screenwriter Jason Hellerman joins us to chat about going from goofy assistant to screenwriter-in-demand, how to lie your way to leasing a car, working with a manager, weird Hollywood jobs, and of course, going into production on his first film, Shovel Buddies. Plus, Lauren reveals her glamorous role in The Canyons. Also, call your mom. […]

FORTY-ONE: LAUREN HYNEK, ELIZABETH MARTIN AND THE MAGIC REALIZATION ON PAGE 87

Download Link Screenwriters Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin stop by to talk about William Shakespeare, pitchfests and contests, statistics on women in film, their live-action Mulan adaptation, taking notes, their script for Adventures in Neverland, and their process. Plus, sexist baby clothes, Halt and Catch Fire, and Amy Schumer. Our character spotlight is the female cast of The […]

FORTY: J. HOLTHAM AND IRON MANNING YOUR WAY THROUGH IT

Download link This week, playwright/screenwriter J. Holtham stops by to sing us a little musical theater and talk about the life of a professional playwright, transitioning from plays to film, the great play Hand to God, and screenwriting software. Plus, Maggie talks about her production of Hair and Lauren exposes life as a theater actor in […]

THIRTY-NINE: JEFF WILLIS AND THE TWEET MANIFESTO

Download Link This week, studio executive/writer Jeff Willis stops by to talk about his magnificent collection of advice tweets, working in business affairs, writing for budget, working your contacts, crowd funding pros and cons, the movie theater-going experience, working at Weinstein, and faith in the future of the industry. Plus, Maggie loves laserdisks. Our character […]

THIRTY-EIGHT: KAI WU AND THE FUN OF THE FLASH

Download Link This week, TV writer Kai Wu stops by to talk about The Flash and its mostly-female writing staff, the girls’ bathroom at the CW, being a writer on set, ditching your sense of entitlement, and how to be good in a room. Plus, Lauren explains the “Beyonce voter”. Our character spotlight is Elphaba […]

EPISODE THIRTY-SEVEN: ME, ME AND ME PART 2

Download Link It’s our second hostful! Today, Maggie, Lauren and Emily fly guestless this week and talk all about Daredevil on Netflix, producing our own work, knowing your tone, professional jealousy, time management and dealing with insecurity in a business that values confidence. Plus, Maggie gives the skinny on her experience with the Twilight competition. […]

EPISODE THIRTY-SIX: DEREK KOLSTAD AND PEW PEW PEW

Download Link Screenwriter Derek Kolstad joins us this week to chat about John Wick and the awesome life of Keanu Reeves, movies that don’t hold up, accuracy in tactics, “The Kirkman Effect”, and Adrianne Palicki. Plus, Emily and Derek geek out about action films. Our character spotlight is Helena from Orphan Black.