Mar 10, 2023
Melissa Birks, a past Fast Track Fellow for the ISA is fascinated by history and isn't afraid of macabre history as she's frequently featured serial killers in her writing. Hear how she's used contests to advance her career.
Mar 6, 2023
Carlos Gutierrez & Michael Goldenberg are all about taking chances. They aren't afraid to take a big swing or try something edgy in their screenwriting. Carlos & Michael let ya know there's nothing wrong with the occasional 'stunt script.'
Feb 23, 2023
Comedy director Jason Woliner has worked on some of our favorite comedies, from What We Do in the Shadows & Last Man on Earth to New Girl & the Borat sequel. He's back with the infinitely fascinating crime mystery Paul T Goldman, now streaming on Peacock.
Feb 19, 2023
One time Fast Track fellow and ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch, Peres Owino, has come a long way bother in her career and literally as the LA-based, African-born writer is celebrating the release of a show on Netflix, "African Queens."
Feb 14, 2023
Performed in Park City, UT during Sundance. An ambitious painter vaults to fame when Marie Antoinette selects her as a portraitist, but the impending French Revolution threatens her career, her family, & her friendship with the hated Queen
Feb 6, 2023
We sit down with Emerging Screenwriter Lindsey Galloway during the Sundance Film Festival as her screenplay was about to make its 'premiere' during a staged live reading as the Grand Prize Winner of Table Read My Screenplay.
Jan 26, 2023
Rachel K. Caulker loves telling genre stories with her unique West African background, having shunned 'traditional' employment for the entertainment industry. She's made contests work for her while pursuing deeper education & making contacts.
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.
Jan 14, 2023
Jason Goldberg has already produced "Glorious" for Shudder & served as writer/producer of "Stay Out of the F*ing Attic." He's got a large & growing resume as a producer who loves finding new talent while developing his own writing career.
Jan 12, 2023
Max & Shayna look back at the Golden Globes while taking a deep dive into writing spec scripts and what your expectation should be when writing them. Finally, they discuss some current series and the Weinermobile.
Jan 6, 2023
Successful and further emerging screenwriter, Lisa Garvey, made the shift into novel writing as part of her screenwriting journey.
Jan 5, 2023
Max & Shayna kick off the new year with a look ahead to the movies that should make waves in 2023 and unfortunate news about diversity among film directors. Plus, diving into some basic screenwriting issues with "Glass Onion."
Jan 4, 2023
Sci-Fi & horror writer-director Christopher Hatton joins us to discuss a variety of topics including Edgar Allan Poe, Singapore spiritual beliefs, Area 51, his own terrifying ghost story & his newest movie: Shudder's paranormal mystery "Raven's Hollow."
Dec 28, 2022
With countless productions under his belt as an assistant director, Ted Campbell has always wanted to tell his own stories. Now, he's directing his own screenplays. He was also once an ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch.
Dec 17, 2022
We sit down with producer and former studio executive Navid McIlhargey to discuss the state of the industry and the current challenges and opportunities for feature filmmakers and writers.
Dec 14, 2022
Shayna & Max take on one of the most controversial Christmas movie topics, react to the Golden Globe nominations and discuss their favorite holiday films.
Dec 13, 2022
Table Read of the award-winning pilot script, The Work, by Adelita Lopez and Amanda Lopez, directed by Princess Monique Filmz w Q&A after. View program here: https://tinyurl.com/ISA-TRMS
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.
Dec 9, 2022
Sight & Sound recently released their once-a-decade list of top films of all-time with a surprise at number 1. What's your all-time top 10?
Nov 27, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss a number of entertainment news including the return of Bob Iger to Disney, She Said's opening weekend struggle & the importance of having a growth mindset.
Nov 21, 2022
We will be hearing pitches from our newly named Fast Track Fellows: Emma Barrow and co-writers Kate Holland and Marlowe Mitchell and the three winners of this round of the ISA TV Pilot Pitch Challenge: Barbara Blomquist, Caden Douglas and David Green.
Nov 18, 2022
Meg Swertlow knows how to just go for it! From getting Alyssa Milano for a short she directed to shadowing Ryan Murphy, Meg has found ways to pursue her storytelling passions.
Nov 16, 2022
Max & Shayna talk about the pilot ratings from new fall broadcast TV season and other news including the big box office weekend from Black Panther. Creatively, they dive into the elements needed to make a scene really work & how they first got into screenwriting.
Nov 15, 2022
Steve Feld is a multiple Emmy winner as a producer and has made major progress in his screenwriting career, winning Shoot Your Sizzle and being named an ISA Top Screenwriter to Watch. He has also turned heads in the festival circuit with his short films. Hear his advice for writers and his next goals in this chat with Shayna Weber!
Nov 11, 2022
Rob "R.B." Ripley put a music, then theatre career behind him to focus on screenwriting, keeping emotion at the core of every aspect of his screenplay, which lead him to the Warner Media Access Writing Program.