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Now displaying: 2021
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.

Oct 31, 2021

We chat with Madison, WI ghost tour guide Lisa Van Buskirk on location at a haunted site, followed by an investigation of the building.

Oct 30, 2021

Get an inside look at the behind the scenes podcast, "Making Movies Is Hard" with filmmakers Alrik Bursell & Liz Manashil.

Sep 28, 2021

Episode 394

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Actor Brea Grant. 

She is known as an actor with credits such as Dexter and Heroes (TV Series). 

They talk about that and her experience as a Writer/Director. Brea Grant is the Writer/Actor of the Horror/Thriller movie Lucky (2020), and wrote and Directed 12 Hour Shift (2020).

Sep 28, 2021

Episode 393

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Gary W. Goldstein.

Today's guest is a movie producer of well known films such as Pretty Woman (1990) and Under Siege (1992).

Topics include how Gary W. Goldstein quit his career and moved to LA. He also gives great tips about networking that can be applied to any industry.

Sep 8, 2021

Episode 392

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis. She is the host and producer of the series Suzanne's Saturday Night Scares.

They talk about production and what the future of Hulu and Netflix can mean for writers.

Suzanne is a relative of movie producer Dino DeLaurentiis.

In the intro, Ashley Scott Meyers announced his new podcast The Rightcast. It is a series of actor focused interviews. You can listen to The Rightcast Podcast here: http://www.therightcast.com/

Sep 8, 2021

Episode 391

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Michael P. Blevins and Actor Ford Austin.

They talk about their latest movie, a Horror/Thriller called Digging To Death (2021).  Michael P. Blevins is the Writer/Director and Ford Austin is the lead actor of Digging To Death.

Topics include, how they started working together and the dreaded Co-Director scam.

Sep 1, 2021

A limited number of projects will be invited to participate. The purpose of the lab is to provide direct access for filmmakers & writers seeking representation to discuss, ask questions, pitch their material & receive feedback.

Aug 18, 2021

Episode 390

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with a very animated guest, Tim Long.

With decades of experience, Tim Long is a writer and producer of Comedy such as The Simpsons, Late Show With David Letterman and Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher.

The Simpsons is the longest running American Sitcom. They talk about working on these great television shows and the movie he wrote called The Exchange (2021).

Aug 9, 2021

Episode 389

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Craig Moss.

He is the writer/director of movies such as Bad Ass (2012) starring Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman and Let Us In (2021) with Tobin Bell and Sadie Stanley.

They talk about that Thriller Let Us In and what you should do after you land your big break in the film industry.

Aug 9, 2021

Episode 388

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Del Weston.

Besides writing movies such as Trick (2021) and Split (2007), Del Weston is the creator of The Action On Film Festival which has been running for over 17 years now.

They talk about AOF Festival which is held annually in Las Vegas, and Del points out what some Film Festivals do wrong.

Aug 5, 2021

I wanted to take a deep dive into the marketing side of screenwriting today because it is in fact, a necessity in the industry today. Guest, Felicity Wren started off in this business as an actor and now is a producer and VP of Development at the ISA.

Aug 2, 2021

Stand Up Comic & comedy actor Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) Wrote a Zombie Mafia Comedy feature. We discuss the behind the scenes of his first feature.

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