EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE: BRETT HEDBLOM AND THE SKINNY ON PRODUCING

Download Link Producer Brett Hedblom stops by to chat about his work putting together such movies as Gambit and the new Salma Hayak action film Everly, how distribution works and the different types of producers, general meetings, and the greatness of Friends. Plus, we get the inside scoop on Salma Hayek and discuss what it means to be lazy […]

EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR: ANNA AKANA AND BEING A LADY BOSS

Download Link This week we chat with actress/writer/producer/director Anna Akana about developing a career on YouTube, stand-up comedy vs improv, writer insecurity, and maintaining creative control in the face of financial necessities.  Plus, where we all stand on beets, and Maggie talks about the state of her short film, Lovesick. Our  spotlight is Harley Quinn, with […]

EPISODE TWENTY-THREE: AMALIA LEVARI AND LIFE, ANIMATED

Download Link We chat with animation writer Amalia Levari about working at Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, the evolution of women in animation, Dan Harmon’s good advice, and the nature of celebrity and violence against women. Plus, Emily’s husband gets animated, and Maggie tells us all about having a Nerf war with furries. Our character spotlight […]

EPISODE TWENTY-TWO – THE MYSTERIES

Download link In a very special episode, Twitter’s own Mystery Grip and Mystery Creative join forces to discuss stupid Q&A; questions, using Twitter to say what needs to be said, and the sad state of the film industry. Plus, haunted Hollywood bathrooms, the lost art of the mixed tape, and we drink a lot of […]

EPISODE TWENTY-ONE – ANDREA SEIGEL AND CHUTZPAH

Download Link Novelist/screenwriter Andrea Seigel stops by to pet the dogs and chat about her film Laggies, the struggles of getting a movie made, firing your agent, violence against women in Grand Theft Auto V, and the awesomeness of Sam Rockwell. Plus, how to be Jewish, useful Yiddish phrases, and Maggie’s weird computer school. We bring […]

EPISODE TWENTY – RICHARD HATEM AND THE GREAT STEPHEN J. CANNELL STORY

Download Link In this extended episode, writer/teacher Richard Hatem stops by to regale us with the greatest story we have ever heard. Plus, we talk Witches of East End, Supernatural, J. Michael Strazinsky, Under Siege 2, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Too Many Cooks, Serial podcast, TV piracy, and what to tell people who keep reminding you of all the reasons you won’t succeed. […]

EPISODE NINETEEN – ROSE MCGOWAN AND FIERCE INDEPENDENCE

Download Link Actor/Director Rose McGowan stops by to talk about her award-winning short film, Dawn, classic film, the ups and downs of her long career, working on Scream, and how she carved out an identity for herself in the face of everyone else’s expectations. Plus, Rose drops knowledge for screenwriters everywhere. Links: Rose’s website Rose’s Twitter

EPISODE EIGHTEEN – BARBARA STEPANSKY AND WRITERS AS MAGICAL CREATURES

Download Link Writer/Director/Nicholl Fellow Barbara Stepansky stops by to chat with us about her Nicholl script, Sugar in my Veins, dated technology in movies, the villain as hero of his own story, studying at AFI, war narratives, extra challenges faced by female directors, and being driven to create. Plus, Emily rants about the argument against hiring […]

EPISODE SEVENTEEN – KETO SHIMIZU AND PURSUING THE GENRE TV DREAM

Download Link Television writer Keto Shimizu stops by to talk about life in genre TV rooms like Arrow and The Cape, Batman, the Emerson Mafia, the NBC Diversity Initiative for Writers, and how she worked her way through Hollywood with a clear goal in mind. Plus, we talk Halloween, and Maggie and Emily gush over how much we […]

EPISODE SIXTEEN – BRIAN SCULLY AND THE B-TOWN PARTY

Download link Screenwriter Brian Scully stops by to chat about his post-apocalyptic screenplay Merciful, writing without a plan, pitching to Star Trek at 15 years old, dealing with representation, and navigating the industry as an introvert with no car. Plus, Holocaust jokes, sweat, and our love/hate relationship with F. Scott Frazier. Our character profile is Elizabeth […]