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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriters Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly.
They are the screenwriting team behind Golden Arm (2020), a female buddy Comedy about two competitors in the Ladies' Arm Wrestling Championship.
Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly co-wrote Golden Arm, which has a cast including Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro and Ron Funches (Trolls).
They talk about the arm wrestling world and what their process is for writing Comedy.
We are joined by indie film icon and Oscar nominated writer/director Richard Linklater. Richard was one of the filmmakers who helped to launch the independent film movement that we know today with his classic 1991 indie film Slacker.
Ever wondered what it is like screenwriting inside the Marvel and Studio machine? Wonder no further, today we have screenwriter and director Joe Cornish.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer Richard Pierce.
They talk about how Richard Pierce was the winner of the 2020 Six-Figure Screenplay Contest.
From that, his script Killer Profile (AKA - Friend Request) was produced by Marvista Entertainment.
Other topics include writing specifically for the made-for-TV market.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Shaked Berenson.
They talk about Dolphin Island (2021), a Family/Drama movie Shaked is the Writer and Producer of.
Shaked Berenson has produced many movies, including Turbo Kid and Slaxx. Other topics include what his writing process is.
This Week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with G.O. Parsons.
They talk about Willy's Wonderland (2021), a Horror/Action movie G.O. Parsons wrote and it stars Nicolas Cage.
Other topics include how he got started after moving to Los Angeles.
We have Taylor Morden, director, and producer of the nostalgia documentary, The Last Blockbuster (2020).
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with returning guests Jamison M. LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio.
As a filmmaking team, Jamison M. LoCascio is the Director/Co-Writer and Adam Ambrosio is the Co-Writer of features such as Sunset (2018) and Know Fear (2021).
They talk about the Horror movie Know Fear starring Amy Carlson and how they generate ideas for their work.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Ben Hozie.
His latest movie is PVT Chat, a Drama which stars Julia Fox (Uncut Gems) and Peter Vack. Ben Hozie is the Writer-Director of PVT Chat.
They talk about that feature and how he also works as a musician in the band Bodega.
Pamela Douglas is a member of the Board of Directors of the WGA & a USC School of Cinematics Arts tenure professor for screenwriting. She's credited for her writing on shows such as Star Trek: TNG & The Ghostwriter (1992) to name a few.
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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Jacob Johnston.
They talk about Dreamcatcher (2021), A Horror movie that Jacob Johnston is the Writer/Director of.
Topics also include how Jacob Johnston worked in the art department on some of the biggest Marvel movies, he is a Visual Development Producer of Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy and the Captain America films.
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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Hicham Hajji.
They talk about Redemption Day (2021), an Action Thriller Hicham Hajji is the Writer/Director/Producer of. The movie stars Andy Garcia and Serinda Swan.
Other topics include the need to start with a great script and how they were able to cast Andy Garcia.
Curses & superstitions are as much a part of baseball as balls & strikes. Folklore & baseball are intertwined as is the human behavior of seeking reason in chaos. Now, baseball's a melting pot of cultures w/ new ghost stories & beliefs.
We have 90’s independent film icon, Scott Mosier. Scott is an indie film producer, editor, writer, director, actor, and podcaster of Smodcast, which he co-hosts with his long-term filmmaking partner, Kevin Smith.
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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker John Swab.
They talk about Body Brokers (2021), the Crime Drama which John Swab is the Writer/Director of and stars Frank Grillo.
Other topics include how they got the money to produce the movie and how writers should find their own opportunities to make things happen.
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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Canadian Filmmaker Steven Kostanski.
He is the Writer/Director of movies such as the Horror feature Psycho Goreman (2020) and The Void (2016).
They talk about Psycho Goreman and also how he got his start working in Special Effects makeup. His note worthy credits in practical effects include Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and Suicide Squad (2016).
Paul Chitlik has worked on 80s show classics like the Twilight Zone, Small Wonder, Who’s the Boss, and Perfect Strangers, among others. He's a clinical asst prof teaching screenwriting.
Writer, producer, director Edward Zwick made his big shift from childhood passion of theater to filmmaking after working as a PA for Woody Allen in France.
Hawaiian storyteller Lopaka Kapanui served as cultural & paranormal consultant on the popular Netflix action/adventure film "Finding 'Ohana." Hear his story as a storyteller and a truly terrifying case.
John and I discuss the raw truth of the film business, what he is looking for in a client, how screenwriters should approach a manager and he does some Hollywood myth-busting as well.