By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:19
Rory Uphold

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Writer/director/singer/songwriter/actress/producer Rory Uphold stops in to talk to us about her career in music, pop culture's influence, story format, casting, and her web series Only in HelLA and This Is Why We're Single. Plus, we reminisce about crappy boyfriend who inspired us to do better. Our character spotlight is Cher from Clueless.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 1, 2016 - 08:51
LaToya Morgan

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Writer LaToya Morgan stops by to talk about violent scenes, working at the Disney Archive, her feature script Carried By Six, writing for shows like Shameless, Parenthood and Turn, being a hyphenate, and a ton of great advice that you need to hear about how to approach a career in TV writing. Plus, condoms. Our character spotlight is Dana Scully from The X Files.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:10
Liz Garcia

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Listen to writer/director Liz Garcia talk about her film The Lifeguard, working in TV, the importance of role models, juggling life stuff and creative stuff, and Sundance. Plus,we get passionate about unconscious gender bias and the way it's dismissed as a possibility. Our character spotlights are Sarah Linden from The Killing and Suzanne Stone from To Die For.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:47
David Anaxagoris

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TV writer David Anaxagoras drops by to chat about Gortimer Gibbons: Life on Normal Street, working with Amazon, how he almost threw in the towel, casting children, Star Trek/Star Wars, and competing for votes. Plus, we ponder Netflix cheat codes. Our character spotlight is Agent Carter.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 07:53
Craig Mazin

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Writer/ podcaster Craig Mazin stops by to give us the skinny on Scriptnotes, working in the parody film world, The Huntsman, writing musicals, his love for Lindsay Doran, and sheep agency. Plus, PINOs, and Craig "self-splains" his take on gender bias. Our character spotlight is Lucy from I Love Lucy.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 08:53
Tchaiko Omawale

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We chat with filmmaker Tchaiko Omawale about her film Solace and her refusal to let anything stop her from making it. We also talk about roles for black actors, mentorship, feminism from the black woman's perspective, and fairies. Plus, Lauren and Tchaiko go deep into Under the Skin and Maggie talks about her changing perspective on High Fidelity. Our character spotlight is Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 11:15
Karyn Kusama

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Director Karyn Kusama stops by to talk about her films The Invitation, Girlfight and Jennifer's Body, ageism in Hollywood, Sundance, studio filmmaking, the hatred directed at Megan Fox and Diablo Cody, and healing from failure. Our character spotlight is Angela Chase from My So-Called Life.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, December 7, 2015 - 09:01
Jennifer Robinson

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Writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson stops by to talk about the importance of the development process, working in PR, being gracious, great producers, and working with MTV on her pilot for Little Darlings. Plus, we get real about our feelings on grocery stores. Our character spotlight is Jessica Jones.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:50
Amy Aniobi

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Our first television comedy writer, Amy Aniobi, stops by to talk about classic comedy shows, what she learned in grad school, making her web series, working in a comedy room, Silicon Valley, the myth of the perfect staff writer, the importance of diversity, and handling self-doubt. Plus, writer and dude Brian Scully sits in for Emily. Our character spotlight is Rebecca Bunch from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 08:38
Josh Forbes

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Director Josh Forbes stops by to talk to us about his film Contracted Part II, directing music videos, Bible film school, working your way up one job at a time, working with children, and scary movies. Plus, we love actors. Our character spotlight is Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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