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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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).
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.