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.
We speak with Jen Grisanti, top screenwriting consultant, about her new offering, Story Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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/