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Jun 25, 2024
This is the replay of a live event Max & Scott did along with the International Screenwriters' Association. They welcomed screenwriting aficionado Jen Grisanti, who has a long history of working with screenwriters as an executive and consultant.
May 21, 2024

Screenwriter Thuc Doan Nguyen went from Vietnamese refugee to writing for The Lost City with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum & Brad Pitt. Hear her story here.

May 14, 2024
Adam Karlson signed a shopping agreement with CS Productions and is now managed by Gravity Squared Entertainment due to introductions made by the ISA.
Feb 28, 2024
Chaseedaw Giles moved to LA as everything shut down for the pandemic. However, she used that time to work on her craft. She's taken an approach of being proactive and using darker story topics to find positivity.
Feb 20, 2024

Big thanks to the horror blog WonderfullyWeirdAndHorrifying.com for making this conversation happen. What did you think of "Hereditary?"

Feb 6, 2024
An ISA Top 25 Writers To Watch in 2019, Diane has taken her work behind the camera, screening her directing work at the DGA and garnering awards and laurels. Creating and collaborating through film are her driving force.
Feb 1, 2024
Kiefer Lloyd's a writer who uses genre to explore queer narrative and masculinity. He is a Lambda Literary fellow, an alumnus of the Tin House Fiction Workshop & holds an MFA in fiction from Vermont College.
Jan 23, 2024
Writer-director Brittany Kelly's utterly fascinating life and outlook has certainly influenced her voice as a storyteller. Though she's experienced a recent personal strategy, she's returning to writing and we are so excited for her future.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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