EPISODE THIRTY-FIVE: LAURA GOODE, MEERA MENON AND THE WORLD OF MICROBUDGET

Download Link This week, filmmakers Meera Menon and Laura Goode stop by to talk about their film Farah Goes Bang, working in the world of microbudget, running a successful crowdfunding campaign, character diversity, and the depressing world of Disney. Plus, Lauren invents a word and Maggie updates us on the fate of her Twilight competition. Our […]

EPISODE THIRTY-FOUR: PHIL HAY, MATT MANFREDI AND THE SUNNY DISPOSITION

Download Link Screenwriting powerhouse team Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi drop in to talk about their films, including Crazy Beautiful, Clash of the Titans, Ride Along, and their new film The Invitation. They also get into lessons learned from Aeon Flux, aiming for “art that inspires,” “Release the kraken,” and how to approach a rewrite job. Plus, they’re just super […]

EPISODE THIRTY-THREE: MAX LANDIS AND THE WEIRDNESS OF BEING MAX

Download Link This week, writer/producer/director/dynamic personality Max Landis joins us to talk about pitching a TV show, his films including Me Him Her, writing female characters, the myth of nepotism, the catch 22 of starting your career, his process, and THAT article. Then Max and Emily geek out about Wonder Woman and discuss their feelings about […]

EPISODE THIRTY-TWO: JULIE BUSH AND EARNING CREATIVE FREEDOM

Download Link This week, TV and film writer Julie Bush stops by to chat about writing for Sons of Anarchy and The Dish, living as an artist, knowing your own worth, Toni Morrison, and dealing with heartbreak over her script for Wikileaks. Plus, TV shows that rape their strongest female character. Our character spotlight is […]

EPISODE THIRTY-ONE: PALOMA MARTINEZ AND STANDING UP

Download Link Writer/Director/Producer Paloma Martinez stops by this week to talk about collaborating with Diego Luna, shooting in Mexico, raising funds, “smart shaming,” and being underestimated as a woman and a minority. Plus, we all talk about our moms, and Lauren and Maggie break down their feelings about Fifty Shades of Grey now that they’ve seen the […]

EPISODE THIRTY – TRAVIS BEACHAM AND BUILDING WORLDS

Download Link Screenwriter and burgeoning director Travis Beacham stops by to chat about Pacific Rim and working with Guillermo del Toro, A Killing on Carnival Row, “tastemaking,” writing for passion instead of money, his plans to direct, and of course, building worlds from scratch. Plus, we get into the tendency studios have to dull down […]

EPISODE TWENTY-NINE: AVA JAMSHIDI, MICHAEL BOTTI AND SHEPHERDING WRITERS

Download Link Industry Entertainment managers Ava Jamshidi and Michael Botti stop by together to chat with us about what to do one you’ve landed a rep, ramifications of the Writer’s Strike, when to walk away from your rep/client relationship, and terrible query letters. Plus, our combined thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey before seeing the film. Our […]

EPISODE TWENTY-EIGHT: KATHERINE FUGATE AND LEADING THE CHARGE

Download Link Screenwriter Katherine Fugate and her lovely daughter stop by to talk to us about identifying as a “female screenwriter”, inspiring people through your stories, test screenings, working with Gary Marshall, Army Wives, and happy endings. Plus, Lauren talks Sundance, we nominate our most perfect movies of the year, and we get deep into Whiplash. Links: […]

EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN: PAM RIBON AND THE BIG PERSONALITY

Download Link This week, screenwriter Pam Ribon drops by to laugh with us about booze, Internet cats, preventing your online personality from getting in the way of your career, learning skills for spite, female friendships, and inappropriate massages. Oh, and she also talks about the massive script project she’s writing for Disney. Our character spotlight […]

EPISODE TWENTY-SIX: DYLAN MEYER AND THE PUNK ROCK GIRL

Download link Screenwriter Dylan Meyer stops by to talk with us about growing up in the filmmaker culture, giving up versus persevering, horse training, and The Big Lebowski. Plus, the secret “example” search on Netflix and Lauren’s plan to #KickstartDiversity. Our character spotlight is Pippi Longstocking. Links: Dylan’s Twitter The Science and Entertainment Exchange