EPISODE FIFTEEN – SHILPI ROY AND THE MAGICAL WORLD OF HIPSTERS

Download Link Writer/director Shilpi Roy stops by to chat about her web series Hipsterhood, great TV shows, writing diverse characters, and Youtube personalities. Plus, we get to the bottom of this “hipster” persona. Our character profile is Dottie Hinson from A League of Their Own. Links: Hipsterhood the series Shilpi’s Twitter Sony Diverse Directors Program

EPISODE FOURTEEN – JOSHUA CALDWELL AND MAKING IT WORK

Download link Writer/Director/Producer Joshua Caldwell stops by to chat about his extra-low-budget feature, Layover, why he became a filmmaker, the importance of cinematography, self-distribution, and engaging the audience. Plus, spirit fingers and movie awards. We had so much fun, we ran out of time, so no character spotlight this week, but we do give a […]

EPISODE THIRTEEN – NICOLE PERLMAN AND THE SEVEN-YEAR OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

Download Link Screenwriter Nicole Perman stops by to talk about her journey so far, keeping your expectations low but your attitude positive, casting, Cirque du Soleil, the Science and Entertainment exchange, and of course, Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, Maggie teases her production of Rocky Horror. Our character spotlight is Laine Hanson from The Contender. Links: Nicole’s […]

EPISODE TWELVE – ME, ME AND ME

Download Link In our very first “hostful” podcast, Maggie, Lauren and Emily establish our street cred by talking about where we are in our writing and our short films, our writing process, and lots of other stuff that’s on our minds. Our character spotlight is Marla from Fight Club. Links: Diablo Cody on cake-flavored Oreos Dear […]

EPISODE ELEVEN – JEN MCGOWAN AND THE ANGEL JOURNEY

Download link Director Jen McGowan stops by to chat about putting together her first feature film, Kelly and Cal. She also talks about preparation, casting, the process of taking a script to screen, meetings, and handling criticism. Plus, creating work that sets you up for the future you want and indie films with commercial appeal. […]

EPISODE TEN – AKELA COOPER AND WORKING ONE’S BUTT OFF

Download Link Television writer Akela Cooper manages to find time in her packed schedule to talk to us about writing for genre television, diversity programs, how a writer’s room works, and what helps you get a job on staff, and working two successful shows at once. Plus, ordering things from Amazon and why The 100 is so […]

EPISODE NINE – FRANKLIN LEONARD AND THE SACRED RESPONSIBILITY OF ARTISTS

Download Link Franklin Leonard stops by to discuss the ins and outs of the Black List and the importance of supporting great writing. He shows how to handle criticism like a pro. Plus, Ms. Marvel, advice for baby writers, and encouraging a diverse artist community. Our character spotlight is the Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil from Dangerous […]

EPISODE EIGHT – NICOLE RIEGEL AND FINDING YOURSELF IN THE STORY

Download Link Screenwriter Nicole Riegel stops by to talk about her script Dogfight, spending a week at the Sundance Labs, using one sentence to drive your theme, and personalizing your story. Plus, being the “female version” of a male writer, using index cards for research and planning, and Beyonce.  For our character spotlight, we discuss Adele […]

EPISODE SEVEN: SARAH MOSHMAN AND THE F WORD

Download Link Producer/Director Sarah Moshman stops by to talk about her documentary film The Empowerment Project and her unconventional distribution plan. We also discuss this week in feminism, Maggie’s trip to Burning Man, Jessica Williams, and Finding Kind. Plus, Maggie tells a riddle poorly. Links: Sarah’s Twitter The Empowerment Project Finding Kind Verizon “Inspire Her […]

EPISODE SIX – LEXI ALEXANDER AND THE POWER OF DETERMINATION

Download Link Lexi Alexander stops by to talk about her journey from stunt woman to award-winning feature director, auteur theory, screenplay gurus, and the challenge of reading screenplays. Plus, Judd Apatow’s broken promise to a 15-year-old Maggie, Lisa Joy Nolan’s Reminiscence and “writing like Shane Black.” Our character profile is Lucy, the title character from the new […]