By Emily
Posted on: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 08:15
Brett Hedblom

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 in this business. Our character spotlight is Valerie Cherish from The Comeback.

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Brett's Twitter

Vega Baby

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 08:12
Anna Akana

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 a callback to Cersei.

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Anna's Twitter

Anna's Youtube channel

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 09:10
Amalia Levari

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 is Annie Hall.

 

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Amalia's Twitter

Back to Backspace

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 07:47
Mysteries

 

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 whiskey. But most importantly, Lauren finally reveals the identity of her favorite glass blower.

 

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Mystery Creative's Twitter

MysteryGrip's Twitter

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:52
Andrea Seigel

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 back the character spotlight with Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.

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Andrea's Twitter

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, December 8, 2014 - 08:03
Richard Hatem

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. Then, we all take a nap.

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Richard's Twitter

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, December 1, 2014 - 08:57
Rose McGowan

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.

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Rose's website

Rose's Twitter

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:01
Barbara Stepansky

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 a woman to direct Wonder Woman, we talk dreams and the development of Nightmare Before Christmas.

Our character spotlight is Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones.

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By Emily
Posted on: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 08:41
Keto Shimizu

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 love Being Human. Our character spotlight is Elsa from Frozen.

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Keto's Twitter

By Emily
Posted on: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:06
Brian Scully

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 Bennett from Pride and Prejudice.

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Brian's Twitter