by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with Alex D’Lerma, the writer, director, and producer of the indie dramedy, Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia. P.S. My feature film, The Pinch, is now available exclusively for sale through SellingYourScreenplay.com. You can find it here: Buy The Pinch.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Academy Award winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s new documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, examines the life and work of Fred Rogers, and the film seems unusually important and timely for our culture. The qualities that Rogers most valued, seemingly-forgotten principles such as kindness and respect, still occasionally
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week I talk with Detroit writer/producer/director Devin Cameron about his latest art house indie film, Kid Brother, and how he’s been able to build a career in the movie business while living closer to Detroit than Hollywood. P.S. My feature film, The Pinch, is now
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Loglines suck. Even for optioned writers, writing a compelling logline can be a daunting challenge. I know this because I’ve personally given written feedback on over 1,400 loglines, and in that group, I came across maybe ten that were flawlessly written. Of course, “flawless” is a
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Anna Deavere Smith is an actress, writer, and activist. In 2012, President Obama awarded her the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal. Her work has been nominated for Tony awards and as runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Anna is often seen on ABC, co-starring on For the People from
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with writer/director Piotr Szkopiak about how he broke into the business, directed his first feature film, and how he was able to bring his second feature film, The Last Witness, to production. You can listen to the audio
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Oscar® and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong has developed a cult-like following over the past decade writing for some of television’s strongest shows, including Black Mirror, Peep Show, and Veep. His feature script, In the Loop, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2009. His latest creation, Succession, is set in
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with filmmaker Dylan Reynolds about how he was able to get his new horror comedy, 4/20 Massacre, into production. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here.
Time for more Lessons from the Screenplay, the wonderfully informative YouTube series by Michael Tucker. This episode compares Whiplash and Black Swan side-by-side, showing how similar these two films actually are in their investigation of the obsessed artist. Get out your notebook, and be sure to subscribe to Lessons from
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Inspired by a real bank robbery that took place in Los Angeles in 1997, 211 reimagines one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history. Officer Mike Chandler (Nicolas Cage) and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the