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May 21, 2024

Screenwriter Thuc Doan Nguyen went from Vietnamese refugee to writing for The Lost City with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum & Brad Pitt. Hear her story here.

May 14, 2024
Adam Karlson signed a shopping agreement with CS Productions and is now managed by Gravity Squared Entertainment due to introductions made by the ISA.
Apr 2, 2024

Each year the ISA lists 25 talented writers. Our first interview is with multi-talented screenwriter & novel writer Kim Hornsby. I spoke with Kim about her journey, projects, and recommendations for other screenwriters! Check out more at FilmInquiry.com

Mar 15, 2024
Scott (and his wife Wendy) fill Max in on their adventure across the Emerald Isle, discussing the haunted hot spots and legendary tales they discovered along the way... also the adventures of driving on the other side of the road.
Feb 28, 2024
Chaseedaw Giles moved to LA as everything shut down for the pandemic. However, she used that time to work on her craft. She's taken an approach of being proactive and using darker story topics to find positivity.
Feb 20, 2024

Big thanks to the horror blog WonderfullyWeirdAndHorrifying.com for making this conversation happen. What did you think of "Hereditary?"

Feb 6, 2024
An ISA Top 25 Writers To Watch in 2019, Diane has taken her work behind the camera, screening her directing work at the DGA and garnering awards and laurels. Creating and collaborating through film are her driving force.
Feb 1, 2024
Kiefer Lloyd's a writer who uses genre to explore queer narrative and masculinity. He is a Lambda Literary fellow, an alumnus of the Tin House Fiction Workshop & holds an MFA in fiction from Vermont College.
Jan 23, 2024
Writer-director Brittany Kelly's utterly fascinating life and outlook has certainly influenced her voice as a storyteller. Though she's experienced a recent personal strategy, she's returning to writing and we are so excited for her future.
Dec 19, 2023
Join us for an international travel episode as co-Host Scott Markus & his wife headed to Portugal and visit the most famously haunted location in Portugal & visit a city that has a long mystical connection to folklore and witchcraft.
Nov 29, 2023
Screenwriting SISTERS, Lita and Amanda Lopez, created an amazing drama pilot for a series titled "The Work" that won the Table Read My Screenplay competition in 2022 based on Amanda's social work career.
Nov 22, 2023
You will quickly see how Caitlin and Brittany are writing partners as they practically finish each other’s sentences. These two are high energy, fiercely hard working and driven writers who are part of our ISA Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2023.
Nov 1, 2023

Haunted history tour guide, Rita Mae Moore, grew up with a ghost hunting mom before working in the police force and having some paranormal experiences there. Today, she's a tour guide & two-time author of a fantasy book series.

Oct 30, 2023
Tray Epps just has a really great, infectious charm. He's multi-faceted, having worked in many different areas of production. He came on our radar during our Diversity Initiative and then landed on Top 25 Screenwriters to watch in 2023.
Oct 18, 2023
Writer/researcher Lindsay Blake has made a career out of a passion - finding where her favorite shows were filmed (starting with "Scream"). Geek out with us as we talk about unique locations across LA including hidden gems & strange LA crimes.
Oct 16, 2023
Screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup knows that's going on in the entertainment industry better than just about anyone. Chatting with Max Timm, she dives into the details of the strike-ending agreement & what it means to writers and the future.
Oct 11, 2023

Todd Foley & Dan Healey met on Twitter during the pandemic, swapping scripts which led to them write a horror feature together while living in different states.

Sep 26, 2023
Andrea Berting made the most of her time during the pandemic to dive into screenwriting for the first time. Andrea comes from a place of body positivity, but how do you reconcile reality when your body is what's trying to kill you?
Sep 25, 2023

The ISA's Max Timm & Scott Markus take a road trip across America to join the picket lines in Hollywood. On the way they stop at some unique locations associated with unique histories and stories.

Sep 25, 2023
Seth Michael Donsky has a lot of projects right on the verge. He writes stories about people outside of the mainstream. We are fortunate that he's willing to share so much of his trial and error knowledge of the industry with us.
Aug 19, 2023

Do you have a short script that's ready to go into production? Whether you're looking for the production budget (including camera rentals) or finishing funds, check out the Short Film Fund from Shore Scripts.

Aug 15, 2023
Colin Dickey is a wonderful writer and spectacular researcher. His work reveals hidden or lost truths behind famous stories we've all heard. His latest book is Under the Eye of Power: How Fear of Secret Societies Shapes American Democracy.
Aug 11, 2023
Steve Vitolo is the Emmy Award winning founder of Scriptation. He has written for the acclaimed series Black-ish, as well as Hot in Cleveland and Crowded.
Aug 5, 2023
We sit down with recent Fast Track Fellow Katie Crone to discuss her award-winning screenplay, her writing process & her experience going to meetings as part of her Fast Track experience
Aug 1, 2023

As we call into session this meeting of the Fantastic Story Society, we are thrilled to induct a new member. Her life as a writer and performer has evolved on stage in front of an audience, from Leprechauno to pregnant party girl to mamacita, the diaper diva. She’s a staple of Chicago radio, having hosted shows on the city’s biggest stations. You can currently drive home with here everyday at WCPT 820-AM. You also might catch her on the random episode of the series Chicago Fire. Oh & she even ran for public office recently and is an advocate for individuals with disabilities. She also started With Kind Words, an organization that provides consultation for healthcare providers. She’s kind of done it all. She’s fearless. She’s the newest member of the Fantastic Story Society. Welcome, Patti Vasquez!

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