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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/

Sep 8, 2021

Episode 391

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Michael P. Blevins and Actor Ford Austin.

They talk about their latest movie, a Horror/Thriller called Digging To Death (2021).  Michael P. Blevins is the Writer/Director and Ford Austin is the lead actor of Digging To Death.

Topics include, how they started working together and the dreaded Co-Director scam.

Aug 18, 2021

Episode 390

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with a very animated guest, Tim Long.

With decades of experience, Tim Long is a writer and producer of Comedy such as The Simpsons, Late Show With David Letterman and Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher.

The Simpsons is the longest running American Sitcom. They talk about working on these great television shows and the movie he wrote called The Exchange (2021).

Aug 9, 2021

Episode 389

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Craig Moss.

He is the writer/director of movies such as Bad Ass (2012) starring Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman and Let Us In (2021) with Tobin Bell and Sadie Stanley.

They talk about that Thriller Let Us In and what you should do after you land your big break in the film industry.

Aug 9, 2021

Episode 388

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Del Weston.

Besides writing movies such as Trick (2021) and Split (2007), Del Weston is the creator of The Action On Film Festival which has been running for over 17 years now.

They talk about AOF Festival which is held annually in Las Vegas, and Del points out what some Film Festivals do wrong.

Aug 2, 2021

Stand Up Comic & comedy actor Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) Wrote a Zombie Mafia Comedy feature. We discuss the behind the scenes of his first feature.

Jul 14, 2021

Episode 387

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Producer Richard Finney.

Today's guest, Richard Finney has produced movies such as 100 Girls and a screenplay he wrote inspired Alien Zoo, a Virtual Reality experience produced by Steven Spielberg and Walter Parkes.

They talk about when he pitched to Steven Spielberg at Dreamworks and how Richard was able to find his first agent.

Jul 12, 2021

Episode 386

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Marcelo Grion.

They talk about The Prototype (2021), a Sci-Fi Thriller with a cast including Victoria De Mare and Theresa Tilly.

Topics also include how he went from being a dish washer to a filmmaker and working with movie Producer Roger Corman.

Jul 6, 2021

Episode 385

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Author Erik Bork.

Returning guest, Erik Bork talks about his Non-Fiction writing guide book The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction.

Topics also include how they feel about writing courses and contests. Do up and coming screenwriters need these resources? Erik Bork is an Emmy Award winning Producer of the Band Of Brothers (TV Series).

Jul 1, 2021

There are performers that impact your life without you even knowing it and today’s guest fits that bill. We have comedic genius, multi-award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, and television host, Billy Crystal.

Jun 30, 2021

Episode 384

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Greg A. Sager.

Greg A. Sager is the Writer/Director of the Mystery-Horror Movie Open Your Eyes (2021).

They talk about making Open Your Eyes and how to write a screenplay to be made on a low budget. Sager's other credits include Gray Matter and Kingdom Come.

Jun 30, 2021

Episode 383

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Director Ted Campbell.

He talks about how he got his start as an Assistant Director for many movies, which led to Directing features such as Killer Profile (AKA Friend Request) for Mar Vista Entertainment.

They mention how Ted Campbell connected with the writer of Killer Profile, Richard Pierce through the Six Figure Screenplay Contest 2020.

Jun 24, 2021

Stand-Up Comic, Jessica Watkins created a must-watch, innovative, documentary/stand-up special titled "SPECIALish" about her journey to walk across America while performing comedy.

Jun 21, 2021

Episode 382

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with prominent screenwriter Simon Barrett.

In our frank interview, Simon Barrett talks about Seance (2021), a Horror movie he wrote and directed and about his experience working with agents.

Simon Barrett is the writer of many films, such as You're Next, Blair Witch (2016), VHS and The Guest.

Jun 17, 2021

Episode 381

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Nathaniel Nuon.

Our guest, Nathaniel Nuon is the Director/Co-Writer of a Horror-Thriller The Voices (2020) starring Jordan Ladd.

They talk about that feature and if you need to move to L.A. to have a filmmaking career.

Jun 16, 2021

Over a 50+ years career, he’s well-known for writing or producing films like Forrest Gump, A Star is Born, Mank, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Munich, Ali, and the list goes on.

Jun 16, 2021

Episode 380

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Kerry Mondragon.

Topics include being the Writer/Director of the Adventure/Thriller Tyger Tyger (2021) and while writing a screenplay, the importance of Location, Location, Location.

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