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Jan 18, 2023

Shayna and Max spend the bulk of the episode discussing audience response to films, both in terms of box office hits and misses and why critics and audiences often have drastically different viewpoints of films. They take a deep dive into Damien Chazelle's Babylon.

Dec 9, 2022
Jasmine Leyva embraces life to the fullest, which then influences her writing. She's not afraid to take the plunge, whether that's fostering a child or becoming a mermaid, all of which has lead to a unique, celebrated writing voice.
Oct 5, 2022
Max & Shayna love the new controversial (fictionalized) bio pic "Blonde," and discuss why it's so debated, while going over how to identify the production budget of your script. They also geek out over the new Hocus Pocus sequel and Rings of Power.
Sep 15, 2022
ISA founder Craig James talks about the importance of self-training and how to best use the ISA site to your advantage.
Aug 22, 2022
Craig answers a common question: How do I get on the ISA Top 25 Writers to Watch list?
Aug 15, 2022
It's always important to get outside opinions on your work. ISA founder Craig James touches on the topic of getting quality script notes.
Aug 8, 2022
There are many ways to get connected with an agent or manager. ISA founder Craig James discusses one way you can get a reps attention on the ISA site.
Aug 1, 2022
ISA founder Craig James answers some questions about writing gigs that are listed on the International Screenwriters' Association website.
Jul 25, 2022
It might makes sense in a practical way to see what movies are succeeding and to try to come up with something that mirrors that. However, that's not a path to actual success.
Jul 21, 2022
Finding your voice as a screenwriter is what makes your story YOURS.
Jul 18, 2022
Stand-Up comic Dobie Maxwell has lived through it all in his comedy career, from meaningful chats w/ Rodney Dangerfield & George Carlin to driving the getaway car after a bank heist (without knowing it), but he's still looking for his first UFO encounter.
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).

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/

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