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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!

Jun 14, 2023
AJ Bermudez has utilized screenplay contests to forward her screenwriting career, including Shoot Your Sizzle, where she shot a concept of her thriller pilot, Nightingale.
Jun 5, 2023
Wendy Jean Wilkins might have a long history as a writer, storyteller and production crew member. However, it was more recently that she's found her voice as a writer and now her career is reaching new heights.
Jun 1, 2023
Minda Wei’s just your typical comedy writer-slash-former supercomputer builder. Her writing explores themes of freedom, love, and the choices we make when anything is possible.
May 22, 2023

Joey Day Hargrove is a comedy writer, focusing on quirky stories about finding belonging. She’s utilized screenplay contests to build her career. She believes in using laughter to shape culture.

May 15, 2023

French writer Ariane Hahusseau, an AFI alum, writes empowering screenplays with passionate protagonists. She loves period dramas & dark humor. She’s recently optioned an original script & was hired to write a thriller drama feature.

May 8, 2023
Emily Wahlund was raised on television (in a good way), initially gravitated towards acting before realizing how important writing was to her personal creative pull. She's currently a mom who writes features, pilots and for video games.
May 6, 2023

Ryan Shrime has gone through just about any high-end acting training you can name. He's taken that knowledge of acting and character to successfully applied it to his screenwriting career.

May 5, 2023
Cassie Carpenter regularly leads tours of Haunted Los Angeles and Hollywood. After attending a haunted University in Southern California to major in theatre, it's only fitting! In this episode, we discuss a number of her favorite haunted LA locations.
Apr 25, 2023
A later-in-life writer, Marcus writes comedies and dramas across different genres, primarily focuses on exploring the oddities of complex relationships between people in every day walks of life.
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