By Emily
Posted on: Monday, April 6, 2015 - 08:39
Meera and Laura

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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 character spotlight is Cheryl from Wild.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:47
Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi

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 nice. Our character spotlights are Smurf from Animal Kingdom, Mabel Longhetti from Woman Under the Influence, and Jennifer and Needy from Jennifer's Body.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:38
Max Landis

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 the controversial Batgirl variant cover. Plus, so many crazy anecdotes we can't list them all.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:17
Julie Bush

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 Calamity Jane from Deadwood.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:50
Paloma Martinez

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 movie.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:30
Travis Beacham

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 female characters.

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Bill Martell on how producers only want stories with donkeys

 

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 09:08
Michael and Ava

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 character spotlights are Bond Girls and Cookie from Empire.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:06
Katherine Fugate

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.

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Saturday Night Live High School Theater Show

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, February 9, 2015 - 07:48
Pam Ribon

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 is Billie Jean from The Legend of Billie Jean.

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"Barbie Fucks It Up Again"

By Emily
Posted on: Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 19:43
Dylan Meyer

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.

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