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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 24, 2021

John and I discuss the raw truth of the film business, what he is looking for in a client, how screenwriters should approach a manager and he does some Hollywood myth-busting as well.

Feb 22, 2021

Episode 369

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Author and Screenwriter Susie Moloney.

She is the Author of many novels including The Thirteen and A Dry Spell.  They talk about Bright Hill Road (2020), a Horror movie she is the screenwriter of which stars Siobhan Williams.

Another topic includes how she went from a Novelist to Screenwriter.

Feb 18, 2021

So many times we hear those mythical stories of a filmmaker who makes a short & uploads it to YouTube in hopes a big producer sees it & a deal to turn it into a feature. Today’s guest, David F. Sandberg, had that happen & then some.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 368

Here is the ep, info and image for SYS 368 with TV writer Bob McCullough.

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with the prolific Writer-Producer of TV and movies, Bob McCullough.

Just some of Bob McCullough's credits include, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Falcon Crest and Soldier Of Fortune, Inc.

They talk about some of those television credits, how he broke in with an entry level job at Paramount and how you have to take many failures before you can expect success.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 367

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Eli Daughdrill.

Eli Daughdrill is the Writer/Director of the Drama feature Faith (2019). That movie stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) and Iddo Goldberg (Snowpiercer - TV, Westworld - TV).

They talk about the movie Faith and the difference between writers being personally invested in their screenplays or not.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 366

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Paula Sheridan.

She is an Author of books including the novel The Grotto's Secret and is one of the founders of The Page Turner Awards.

They talk about that contest for Authors and she gives great advice on how to promote your books and earn new readers.

Other topics include adapting your screenplay into a novel.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 365

This week is a big guest on SYS 365, Bob Tzudiker has written several Disney movies.  The info, image and episode is all here:

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter Bob Tzudiker. His high level credits include writing Disney classics such as Tarzan (1999), Anastasia (1997) and Newsies (1992). Bob Tzudiker's scripts have generated billions at the box office. He talks about all this and how he started as an actor.

Bob Tzudiker is also a Professor at USC's School Of Cinematic Arts. He is also the founder of zoodiker.com - a site that lets writers get page by page feedback on how readers are responding to their scripts.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 364

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker John Suits. He is back for his third appearance on the podcast.

John Suits talks about directing his latest Action/Sci-Fi movie Breach (2020).

Other topics include how Directing Breach, which stars Bruce Willis and Rachel Nichols led to him making a Die Hard themed battery commercial featuring Bruce Willis.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 363

In this clip Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Liam O'Donnell.

They talk about many topics including his Sci-Fi/Thriller Trilogy Skyline.

Liam O'Donnell wrote Skyline (2010) and is the Writer/Director of Beyond Skyline (2017) and Skylines (2020) which stars Lindsey Morgan and Rhona Mitra.

Other topics include the decision to make a trilogy and how to make your movie unique.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 362

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Thomas Dever, who is Head Of Writer Success at Coverfly.

Coverfly is a script listing service and database which connects Screenwriters to many industry opportunities like contests and fellowships.

Thomas Dever goes into detail about how writers can best market themselves to producers, agents and other decision makers.

He also talks about writer development at Coverfly and what you could expect from placing or winning a screenwriting contest.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 361

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Shawn Linden.

They talk about Hunter Hunter (2020), the Horror/Thriller movie Shawn Linden wrote and directed which stars Devon Sawa and Camille Sullivan.

Topics also include his prior feature Nobody (2007) and how he got an agent. 

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 360

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker and Producer Tara Johnson-Medinger.

They talk about her debut feature as a writer/director, the Drama My Summer As A Goth (2018).

Tara Johnson-Medinger Co-wrote this script along with Brandon Lee Roberts.

Other topics include how Tara got her start working for a TV station and how her experience living the Goth lifestyle led to My Summer As A Goth.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 359

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Zeina Durra.  She is the principled Writer/Director of Luxor (2020), a Drama/Romance which stars Andrea Riseborough, known from Mandy (2018) and Birdman (2014) and Michael Landes.

Zeina Durra also talks about staying true to yourself as a writer/artist and comparing looking to get an indie film produced in the United States as apposed to Europe.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 357

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Irish born filmmaker David Freyne.

They talk about his new LGBTQ Comedy Dating Amber (2020) and how he produced work through the Ireland film grant.

David Freyne is also the Writer/Director of the Horror movie The Cured (2017), which stars Ellen Page and Sam Keeley. He talks about making the jump from Horror to Comedy.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 356

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Tyler Taormina.

Topics include Ham On Rye (2019), a movie he Directed and Co wrote and advice for young filmmakers starting out right out of college.

John Hughes being an inspiration in his life and career is also discussed.

Feb 4, 2021

100th episode special with one of the most influential & iconic writer/directors in the history of cinema, three-time Oscar® winner Oliver Stone. His films have been nominated for forty two Oscars® and have won twelve.

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