By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:22
Yulin

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Director/writer/producer Yulin Kuang drops by to talk about the fan fiction, diverse representation, the ethics of spec scripts, #WhiteWashedOut, her YouTube channel, branding, and breaking through the glass ceiling. Our character spotlight is Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones.

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By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:49
Umansky and Hyatt

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Writers Zach Hyatt and Jonny Umansky stop by to drop some knowledge about pitching TV shows, attracting producers to your material, nervous breakdowns on the 405, Elf Rumspringas, their pilot for The Greys, and finding allies who believe in you. Plus, we throw some love to helpful moms and friend of the show Michael Botti. Our character spotlights are CJ Craig from The West Wing and Tammy Taylor from Friday Night Lights.

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 08:12
Pressman

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Actor/musician/host/producer Stephanie Pressman joins us this week to talk about "geek culture", the draw of acting, Harry Potter improv, the nomad lifestyle, and her web series Stalking Levar. Plus, we sort ourselves into Hogwarts houses. Our character spotlight is Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, April 18, 2016 - 14:22
April Wolfe

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Film critic April Wolfe stops by to talk about the nature of criticism, superhero movies, rape on film, underestimating your audience, horror films, and when to let logic overrule creativity. Plus, we lament one of the negative effects The Hero With a Thousand Faces had on screenwriting. Our character spotlight is Carrie White from the film Carrie.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2016 - 08:28
Amanda Sharp

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Writer/Director Amanda Sharp stops by to talk about her web series Haute and Bothered, getting paid for unmade projects, updating Shop Around the Corner, breaking up with a writing partner, Ray Liotta, and her film Sticky Notes. Plus, we talk about our favorite director commentaries and wax nostalgic about TV shows from our youth. Our character spotlight is Amanda Worley from True Romance.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:21
Iram Parveen Bilal

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This week, we chat with writer/director/producer Iram Parveen Bilal about growing up in Pakistan and returning to make both film and social change. We also talk about her films Josh and The Forbidden Staps, leaving science for art, forming an Oscar committee, and self-distribution. Plus, Emily nerds out on The Expanse. Our character spotlight is the Pakistani animated character, The Burka Avenger.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, March 7, 2016 - 07:50
Hostful 3

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It's our third hostful! Today the three of us give updates on what we've been doing (a lot). Plus, writing stories that are personal to you, TV series we love, hiring diverse cast and crew, writing personal stories that might upset people in your life, working in the digital world, and advice for new writers.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:19
Jessica Bendinger

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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.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 07:41
Matt Altman

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Writer Matt Altman stops by to talk about writing all the time, being the only guy in the women's studies program, Neil Gaiman, movie theaters, writing in coffee shops, Pretty Woman, and his scripts for Sam and Liz and Must Love Guns. Plus, Maggie talks about meeting Jim Rash. Our character spotlight is Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:43
Denise Hewitt

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Today the founder of Script'd, Denise Hewett, stops by to give us the ins and outs of the site and how it helps young writers. We also get into social media, entrepreneurship, streaming TV, producing live events, and dating in New York. Plus, our thoughts on Grease Live. Our character spotlight is Tammy Taylor from Friday Night Lights.

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