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Feb 6, 2023
We sit down with Emerging Screenwriter Lindsey Galloway during the Sundance Film Festival as her screenplay was about to make its 'premiere' during a staged live reading as the Grand Prize Winner of Table Read My Screenplay.
Jan 26, 2023
Rachel K. Caulker loves telling genre stories with her unique West African background, having shunned 'traditional' employment for the entertainment industry. She's made contests work for her while pursuing deeper education & making contacts.
Jan 18, 2023

Shayna and Max spend the bulk of the episode discussing audience response to films, both in terms of box office hits and misses and why critics and audiences often have drastically different viewpoints of films. They take a deep dive into Damien Chazelle's Babylon.

Jan 14, 2023

Jason Goldberg has already produced "Glorious" for Shudder & served as writer/producer of "Stay Out of the F*ing Attic." He's got a large & growing resume as a producer who loves finding new talent while developing his own writing career.

Jan 12, 2023
Max & Shayna look back at the Golden Globes while taking a deep dive into writing spec scripts and what your expectation should be when writing them. Finally, they discuss some current series and the Weinermobile.
Jan 6, 2023
Successful and further emerging screenwriter, Lisa Garvey, made the shift into novel writing as part of her screenwriting journey.
Jan 5, 2023
Max & Shayna kick off the new year with a look ahead to the movies that should make waves in 2023 and unfortunate news about diversity among film directors. Plus, diving into some basic screenwriting issues with "Glass Onion."
Jan 4, 2023
Sci-Fi & horror writer-director Christopher Hatton joins us to discuss a variety of topics including Edgar Allan Poe, Singapore spiritual beliefs, Area 51, his own terrifying ghost story & his newest movie: Shudder's paranormal mystery "Raven's Hollow."
Dec 28, 2022

With countless productions under his belt as an assistant director, Ted Campbell has always wanted to tell his own stories. Now, he's directing his own screenplays. He was also once an ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch.

Dec 17, 2022
We sit down with producer and former studio executive Navid McIlhargey to discuss the state of the industry and the current challenges and opportunities for feature filmmakers and writers.
Dec 14, 2022
Shayna & Max take on one of the most controversial Christmas movie topics, react to the Golden Globe nominations and discuss their favorite holiday films.
Dec 13, 2022
Table Read of the award-winning pilot script, The Work, by Adelita Lopez and Amanda Lopez, directed by Princess Monique Filmz w Q&A after. View program here: https://tinyurl.com/ISA-TRMS
Dec 9, 2022
Jasmine Leyva embraces life to the fullest, which then influences her writing. She's not afraid to take the plunge, whether that's fostering a child or becoming a mermaid, all of which has lead to a unique, celebrated writing voice.
Dec 9, 2022
Sight & Sound recently released their once-a-decade list of top films of all-time with a surprise at number 1. What's your all-time top 10?
Nov 27, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss a number of entertainment news including the return of Bob Iger to Disney, She Said's opening weekend struggle & the importance of having a growth mindset.
Nov 21, 2022
We will be hearing pitches from our newly named Fast Track Fellows: Emma Barrow and co-writers Kate Holland and Marlowe Mitchell and the three winners of this round of the ISA TV Pilot Pitch Challenge: Barbara Blomquist, Caden Douglas and David Green.
Nov 18, 2022
Meg Swertlow knows how to just go for it! From getting Alyssa Milano for a short she directed to shadowing Ryan Murphy, Meg has found ways to pursue her storytelling passions.
Nov 16, 2022

Max & Shayna talk about the pilot ratings from new fall broadcast TV season and other news including the big box office weekend from Black Panther. Creatively, they dive into the elements needed to make a scene really work & how they first got into screenwriting.

Nov 15, 2022

Steve Feld is a multiple Emmy winner as a producer and has made major progress in his screenwriting career, winning Shoot Your Sizzle and being named an ISA Top Screenwriter to Watch. He has also turned heads in the festival circuit with his short films. Hear his advice for writers and his next goals in this chat with Shayna Weber!

Nov 11, 2022
Rob "R.B." Ripley put a music, then theatre career behind him to focus on screenwriting, keeping emotion at the core of every aspect of his screenplay, which lead him to the Warner Media Access Writing Program.
Nov 9, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss the top comedy creators of the year, utter chaos at Twitter, being on the hunt for new ideas (and actually remembering them), plus finding positive gifts for the holidays.
Nov 7, 2022
Feature and television writer Katie Crone writes stories are female-driven comedies with hard truths at the core. Get to know this Midwestern writer who came to LA after learning the music scene in Nashville.
Nov 6, 2022
See how Rachel McClard's journey went from the least glamorous aspects of looking after a writer/director's pet to working on Wilford Brimley's diabetes commercials to now being a top screenwriter to watch!
Nov 2, 2022
Max & Shayna celebrate the return of AFM while also tackling some common questions about page counts (assist to Lee Jessup) & determining when a new scene starts. Also, did you hear they found Santa?
Oct 30, 2022
Screenwriters Jim Hart may be known for some modern classics like Bram Stoker's Dracula, Hook, Contact and may others, but it's also a witness to multiple strange events in the sky and stayed in an absurdly haunted house while in college.
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