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May 18, 2022

Shayna & Max discuss the ongoing Cannes Film Festival & some great articles for screenwriters written by leaders within the industry, Michael Huge & Pen Densham.

May 15, 2022
Was the right person arrested for killing 3 women in Illinois in 1960? Documentary filmmaker Adam Ridley sheds some light on this mysterious case as co-executive producer of HBO's Murders at Starved Rock true crime limited series.
May 11, 2022
This week we talk about the masks coming off on film/tv productions, A new Dr. Who, all about brainstorming and workshopping in TV.
Apr 27, 2022
Max & Shayna take a look at the big shakeups impacting Netflix & Twitter.
Apr 21, 2022
CinemaCon and the summer box office, Nick Cage's new movie where he plays himself,  the concept of converting your script to a novel, and what exactly "high concept" means.
Apr 13, 2022
Animation Appreciation, Have Loglines Changed? Deaf Actor & ASL on "The Simpsons"
Apr 5, 2022
We take a look at the career-launching program for aspiring television screenwriters, the Nick Writing Program. It's run by Nickelodeon, but it's for all aspects of television writing, not just children's animation.
Mar 20, 2022
Mugs Cahill's new supernatural pilot "Nantucket" recently won the Grand Prize for Table Read My Screenplay contest & was a finalist at the Big Apple Film Festival & Vancouver Women’s Int'l Film Festival. We talk to her about her research and Irish lore.
Mar 5, 2022
A chat with a winner and the founder of the HollyShorts Film & Screenplay Festival.
Jan 31, 2022
Joe Posnanski has made a career by being inspired by curiosity and following his own passions. That's lead to him writing numerous books, winning awards and most importantly, surrounding himself with people that fascinate him. #HarryHoudini #Baseball
Jan 14, 2022

We take a moment to re-celebrate the guests we've had last year, from Jonathan Katz to David Farrier. We also take a look ahead to personal and show paranormal goals in 2022.

Jan 4, 2022

We speak with documentarian & journalist David Farrier, the host of Netflix's "Dark Tourist" and current co-host of "Armchaired & Dangerous."

Dec 27, 2021

We speak with Jen Grisanti, top screenwriting consultant, about her new offering, Story Therapy.

Dec 7, 2021

Episode 404

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Matt Patterson, a Writer/Director/Producer. Topics include how he found the script of Apartment 413 through the Inktip website, then produced and directed that movie.

That indie Thriller stars Brea Grant (Dexter, Heroes - TV Series), a former guest of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast.

Dec 7, 2021

Episode 403

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Content Creator Logan Burdick.

They talk about the new Rom-Com he wrote, It Takes Three (2021).  That movie stars Mikey Madison and Jared Gilman.

Logan Burdick also talks about how he became a digital content creator for Maker Studios which was bought by Disney.

Dec 7, 2021

Episode 402

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer and Producer Joel Soisson.

Our guest Joel Soisson has produced well known movies such as Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dracula 2000, Feast (2005) and Piranha 3DD (2012).

Topics include the new movie he wrote, My Best Worst Adventure (2021) and if a writer should always get paid for writing.

Dec 7, 2021

Episode 401

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Janek Ambros. They talk about the long journey it took for him to write and direct Mondo Hollywoodland (2019).

Janek is also the Writer/Director of Money, Fascism and Some Sort of Acid. He talks about how he used stock footage from famous historical figures such as Edward R. Murrow and Joseph Stalin for that project.

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 400

In this, very special 400th episode of The Selling Your Screenplay Podcast Ashley Scott Meyers and Richard Finney analyze storytelling techniques.

Some of the popular movies and television shows they study as examples include Back To The Future, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Dexter and Breaking Bad.

A main connection they talk about with these great works is the spin in the story.

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 399

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Iranian Filmmaker Ramin Niami.

He is the Writer/Director of the Horror/Thriller Eye Without A Face (2021).

They talk about that movie and what it is like starting as a filmmaker in a country like Iran.

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 398

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Brendan Steere.

He is the Writer/Director of The VelociPastor (2018), a wild Action Comedy which started out as a short film that went viral.

Brendan Steere also talks about making Animosity (2013) and why he's looking forward to re-releasing this movie.

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 397

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with fellow podcaster Geoffrey D. Calhoun.

He is the author of the book, The Guide For Every Screenwriter and has writing credits on movies such as S.O.S. and Sirens Of Chrome.

Geoffrey D. Calhoun talks about these writing credits and how Dyslexia is a super power for writers.

He is also the host of The Successful Screenwriter Podcast.

Nov 15, 2021

SYS Episode 396

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with A-list Screenwriter Eric Pearson.

They talk about his latest movie, Black Widow (2021) starring Scarlett Johansson. His other major studio writing credits include Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017).

Eric Pearson also talks about how he got his start writing for Marvel.

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 395

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Actor and Musician Courtney Gains. His acting credits include Children Of The Corn (1984) and Back To The Future (1985).

He talks about being a child actor, about his music and his new movies such as Queen Bees (2021).

Nov 14, 2021

There's more than one way to tell a story & sometimes you need a good dice roll before you can write, "the end." We speak with prolific game designer Rob Daviau. His resume is our game shelf, including Betrayal at the House on the Hill & Risk Legacy.

Oct 31, 2021

ISA's Scott Markus & Max Timm (of the Fantastic Story Society) reunite for a Halloween special event with DJ MacHale, creator of Are You Afraid of the Dark to discuss horror movies & ghost stories.

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