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Now displaying: 2019
Apr 29, 2019

Episode 276

This week on the podcast I talk with screenwriter Brian Ackley about his journey as a writer, initially writing and producing low budget short films and features and how that lead to larger projects, including his latest sci-fi feature with Dean Cain, 2050.

Apr 27, 2019

I'm back! It's been far too long since I released a solo podcast, but I'm excited to bring The Craft back. I ope you enjoy these episodes as much as I enjoy recording them. My plan is to release short, quick, and easy to listen to recordings on topics that I feel all writers should know, but also based on questions I get all the time.

This episode is a rundown of not only the difference between agents and manager, but whether or not you need one. It's a loaded question, but a good one to ask...so, with that, enjoy my latest episode of The Craft. If you have questions or wish to work with me one-on-one, you can email max@thestoryfarm.org and we can figure out what the best option is for you. Meanwhile, you can visit www.TheStoryFarm.org for more information.

Enjoy!

Apr 25, 2019

Episode 275

This week on the SYS Podcast, I talk with Screenwriter and Director James Dylan about his new his new thriller, Cargo. We talk through the writing of the screenplay as well as how he was able to get it into production.

Apr 25, 2019

Episode 274

This week on the SYS Podcast Ben Edlund talks about how he was able to get his comic book, The Tick, produced, and how that lead to several variations of it as an animated series and a live action show, which is currently airing on Amazon Prime.

Apr 11, 2019

Hello all. For our fourth episode Jay Ledbetter and myself discuss, or perhaps, more lament, the state of the superhero genre. As usual we start off by discussing the best and the worst of what we’ve seen recently and then we get into a back-and-forth about what we like in our superhero films and what we find lacking.

We talk about Logan, the last Hugh Jackman performance as Wolverine and what it means for the X-Men franchise and where they can go from next. There is a spoiler section so be on the lookout for that. The highlight of the show, though, is when we fawn over the FX TV show, Legion, which is about a mutant with incredible psychic powers. The show resembles nothing like an atypical superhero narrative, and we act like giddy school girls who just got asked to the prom by the football captain about it.

As usual, we really, seriously, like super duper mean it, when we say we thank you so much for all your support. Thanks for following us on Twitter and keeping Film Inquiry the best film magazine on the planet. Also, just a huge shout out to all the writers and contributors and their immense passion. You kids rule.

Apr 11, 2019

Episode 273

This week John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo) talks about how he got his spec script, The Highwaymen (Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson), eventually sold to and produced by Netflix.

Apr 11, 2019

Episode 272

In this episode of the podcast I talk with writer / director Mike Kravinsky about his latest feature film, Nothing do Do. Writing/directing is a second career for Mike after working in journalism for three decades, so we talk about how that lead him to his current position writing and directing indie films.

Apr 1, 2019

There is a lot to know about the film festival world, and who better to discuss the ins and outs than the festival director of HollyShorts, Daniel Sol? In this interview with the ISA's Max Timm, a deep look is given into how festivals work select their films, what it means to be Academy eligible, and how you should approach short films and festivals.

Enjoy, and stay tuned for more Curious About Screenwriting podcasts with Max and ISA-affiliated podcasts.

Mar 21, 2019

Episode 271

This week on the podcast I talk with screenwriters Tom Bhramayana and Stephen T. Hoover about making their new feature film, 'Tinker' all while living in Louisiana.

Mar 21, 2019

Episode 270

This week on the podcast, I talk with screenwriter and director Mark Steven Johnson. He just finished directing a crime feature, Finding Steve McQueen. We talk about that project as well as how he was able to break into the business with his spec for Grumpy Old Men.

Mar 21, 2019

The future of moviegoing is at risk...at least that's what Mr. Spielberg thinks. He also thinks that Netflix shouldn't be considered for Academy Awards, and instead presented as possible primetime Emmy considerations...since the films are technically shown on television. Felicity Wren and Max Timm agree to a point, however there are elements to this conversation that deserve a more thorough review. It isn't so simple, and the times they are a-changing, Mr. Spielberg. Tune in and join the conversation. A big thanks to our wine sponsor, Steele Wines, and a new sponsor, ShoreScripts.com. Check them both out!

Remember, Felicity Wren and Max Timm always have open Q&A during every Facebook Live broadcast, so you should tune in when they broadcast their next live chat. Even though most broadcasts focus on a particular subject, every writer is welcome to ask anything they like at any time. Felicity and Max will do their best to give you a straight and honest answer.

This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are no longer available. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more information regarding ISA events, contests, or consulting offers. Just reach out to info@networkisa.org and we will be happy to help.

You can reach out to Max regarding any type of query: max@networkisa.org If you have particular interest in working with him on a one-on-one coaching and development basis, email him at max@thestoryfarm.org. His Story Farm development and coaching service is quickly becoming the best in the business! Felicity can also be reached at Felicity@networkisa.org. She, too, can work with you one-on-one, so don't hesitate to inquire. We can't wait to support you.

Subjects and themes for the broadcasts change from week to week, so stay tuned on most Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm Los Angeles time. For a specific schedule and set of announcements, "Like" the ISA Facebook page and keep up to date.

Mar 20, 2019

Episode 269

This week on the podcast, Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann comes back on the show to talk about his new film: Monster Party. We talk about the writing of the screenplay and how he was able to get the project funded and produced. The film is currently available on VOD and DVD.

Mar 20, 2019

Episode 268

This week on the podcast, I talk with Stephen Follows about his new report, Judging Screenplays By Their Coverage. The report covers their findings from analyzing over 12K screenplays and the coverage those screenplays received. In the interview we talk about some of his findings.

Mar 20, 2019

Episode 267

This week on the SYS Podcast filmmaker Melissa Miller Costanzo comes on to talk about her career working on set in the art department and how that lead her to writing and directing her own scripts, including her latest indie feature drama, All These Small Moments, which stars Molly Ringwald.

Mar 18, 2019

We bring back one of our favorite special guests, Lee Jessup, who shares her extensive knowledge about the business of screenwriting and Hollywood in yet another educational and insightful Wine Wednesday broadcast. Our gracious sponsors are of course Lee Jessup and her www.LeeJessup.com consulting services, and our Writer's Block wine sponsor, Steele Wines.

Remember, Felicity Wren and Max Timm always have open Q&A during every Facebook Live broadcast, so you should tune in when they broadcast their next live chat. Even though most broadcasts focus on a particular subject, every writer is welcome to ask anything they like at any time. Felicity and Max will do their best to give you a straight and honest answer.

This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are no longer available. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more information regarding ISA events, contests, or consulting offers. Just reach out to info@networkisa.org and we will be happy to help.

You can reach out to Max regarding any type of query: max@networkisa.org If you have particular interest in working with him on a one-on-one coaching and development basis, email him at max@thestoryfarm.org. His Story Farm development and coaching service is quickly becoming the best in the business! Felicity can also be reached at Felicity@networkisa.org. She, too, can work with you one-on-one, so don't hesitate to inquire. We can't wait to support you.

Subjects and themes for the broadcasts change from week to week, so stay tuned on most Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm Los Angeles time. For a specific schedule and set of announcements, "Like" the ISA Facebook page and keep up to date.

Mar 12, 2019

The ISA is introducing a new series that involves a full-cast reading of winning short scripts from our various contests. This script was a Grand Prize winner of the shorts category of the recent Table Read My Screenplay Contest - Park City 2019 presentation.

We are pleased to present this podcast recording of the Table Read My Screenplay Grand Prize Short Winner.


Anaesthesia by John Harden

Read by:

Jonathan Salisbury as Michael - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4250862/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Nika Khitrova as Mother - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4594997/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

With 

Narration by Felicity Wren - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3147267/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Mar 6, 2019

How important is your logline? Max and Felicity propose that it might be one of the most important elements in your project's overall package. It's not just a presentational piece to help sell your project, but a developmental tool that helps you confirm whether or not your concept has legs. With the help from our sponsors, The Story Farm and Table Read My Screenplay, the ISA brings you another episode of Wine Wednesday, and creative advice on how to further your screenwriting career. 

Remember, Felicity Wren and Max Timm always have open Q&A during every Facebook Live broadcast, so you should tune in when they broadcast their next live chat. Even though most broadcasts focus on a particular subject, every writer is welcome to ask anything they like at any time. Felicity and Max will do their best to give you a straight and honest answer.

This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are no longer available. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more information regarding ISA events, contests, or consulting offers. Just reach out to info@networkisa.org and we will be happy to help.

You can reach out to Max regarding any type of query: max@networkisa.org If you have particular interest in working with him on a one-on-one coaching and development basis, email him at max@thestoryfarm.org. His Story Farm development and coaching service is quickly becoming the best in the business! Felicity can also be reached at Felicity@networkisa.org. She, too, can work with you one-on-one, so don't hesitate to inquire. We can't wait to support you.

Subjects and themes for the broadcasts change from week to week, so stay tuned on most Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm Los Angeles time. For a specific schedule and set of announcements, "Like" the ISA Facebook page and keep up to date.

Feb 28, 2019

Ep 266

This week on the podcast, Alex Ferrari joins me again to talk about his new new book which is about one of his craziest adventures in Hollywood as a young director, his new film, On The Corner of Ego and Desire, and his new streaming platform, which aims to educate and showcase indie filmmakers and films.

Feb 28, 2019

Ep 265

Kentucky filmmaker Archie Borders talks about his career while living far from Hollywood and how he was able to put his latest film together, Under the Eiffel Tower.

Feb 18, 2019

Ep 264

This week on the SYS Podcast, screenwriter Matthew Brown talks about writing the screenplay for his new indie drama, Maine, and how he got it produced.

Feb 18, 2019

Ep 263

This week on the podcast I talk with filmmakers Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes about their latest indy feature, For Now. We talk through the entire process of how they were able to get this film finished.

Feb 18, 2019

Ep 262

Filmmaker Vladimir de Fontenay talks about taking his short film, Mobile Homes, and how he used that as a marketing tool to get the feature version produced.

Feb 18, 2019

Ep 261

This week, Joseph Culp comes on the podcast to talk about his long career as an actor and how that got him ready for his new role as a writer/director on his latest feature film, Welcome To The Men's Club.

Feb 18, 2019

Ep 260

In this episode of the podcast I talk to screenwriter Laura Eason about how she was able to use her successful playwriting career as a spring board to writing for 'House of Cards' and how that lead her to her latest feature film, 'Here and Now' starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

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