By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 09:35
Chris and Jen

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This week we chat with writing team Jennifer Raite and Chris Cullari about their new YouTube Red holiday horror comedy series 12 Deadly Days, the water bottle tour, running a show, pitching, the post process, and ghostwriting. Plus, the thrilling world of data entry, and Chris defends the hell out of Halloween H20. Our character spotlight is Laurie Strode from Halloween.

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By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:12
Mai Tran-Lanza

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This week, WGA diversity coordinator Mai Tran-Lanza gives us a look inside the workings of the WGA and how the diversity branch works. We also chat about development, discovering your path, educating the industry, and why the writers' room diversity slot is necessary. Plus, we process our feelings about the election results. Our character spotlight is Annalise Keating from How To Get Away With Murder.

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By Emily
Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:27
Sarah and Erica

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This week, we chat with writing team Erica Carbiener and Sarah Rosbe about their work on Rick and Morty, pitching technique, writing programs, Dan Harmon, and getting staffed. Plus, it's super cold in Canada and there is a Grey's Anatomy video game we need to play. Our character spotlights are Veronica Sawyer from Heathers and Ruth Fisher from Six Feet Under.

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By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:17
Melanie Recker

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This week we chat with filmmaker Melanie Recker about her series Friendless Five (directed by one Maggie Levin), being adopted, financing projects, fashion, branding, and developing a hobby outside of filmmaking. Plus, we reveal our early plans for a live episode 100!

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Melanie's Twitter

The Friendless Five

By Emily
Posted on: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 07:47
Matt and Oren

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It's a crossover episode! This week we mix it up with Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan, hosts of the Just Shoot It podcast. We talk about work as therapy, the origin of our respective shows, early digital platforms, the importance of filmmaking vocabulary, trailers, Lifetime's Unreal, and blindless devotion to specific screenplay structures. Plus, a destruction of cats and rehoming tortoises. It's a lot of episode.

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By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 13:02
Shauna Cross

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Today we talk to screenwriter Shauna Cross about creating IP, having a versatile body of work, changing expectations for women, watching one's career evolve, writers groups, and her roller derby film Whip It. Plus, "performance STDs" and not being a dick.

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Shauna's book Derby Girl

 

By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 09:32
Mickey Fisher

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Today we chat with Mickey Fisher, creator of the TV series Extant, about learning to produce, dangerous Googling, Spielberg, the creator/showrunner relationship, developing visual acuity, and writing long hand. Plus, everybody pronounces their names for posterity. Our character spotlight is Little Orphan Annie.

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Mickey's Twitter

By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:21
America Young

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This week we get a visit from director/stunt performer/actor/producer America Young to talk about the nature of confidence, stunt work, product placement, directing Stan Lee, shooting in Fresno, and her first feature, The Confessionaires Must Die. Plus, Tomb Raider boobs and WTF is up with Neon Demon. Our character spotlight is Penelope from The Brothers Bloom.

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By Emily
Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:22
Anna James

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Today we chat with writer/director Anna Elizabeth James about inspiration, Blake Snyder, finding your confidence, writing to a G rating, and making her film Emma's Chance. Plus, we love Beyonce and Oprah so much. Our character spotlight is Kim Baker from Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

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Anna's Twitter

Emma's Chance Facebook page