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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.
Sep 14, 2022

Max & Shayna take a look a two big industry events: D23, Disney's announcement extravaganza, and the importance of the Toronto International Film Festival. They also discuss articles on the ISA web site, including the importance of subtext in writing & behind the scenes of the career of a lit manager.

Sep 14, 2022
Documentarian Jay Bachochin enjoys hiking a vast wilderness in Wisconsin, but a number of unexplainable experiences there have opened his eyes to the nature of reality and what's possible in our known and unknown universe.
Sep 7, 2022
Max & Shayna respond to all of your comments & go over the big difference between festival films & popcorn flicks (Venice Film Festival Vs. Top Gun Maverick). The two fantasy nerds also discuss the Amazon Prime Lord of the Rings Series, The Rings of Power
Aug 31, 2022
Max & Shayna talk about the continued fallout of the Warner Discovery budget cuts, they provide some tips regarding the upcoming ISA Pitch Challenge and subject lines for query emails while also gearing up for National Cinema Day!
Aug 25, 2022

Max & Shayna love fantasy storytelling... and this may be a golden age of fantasy television with The Sandman, House of Dragons & The Rings of Power all debuting in 2022.

Aug 22, 2022
Craig answers a common question: How do I get on the ISA Top 25 Writers to Watch list?
Aug 18, 2022
Author, radio host and co-founder of the Michigan Paranormal Conference, Tim Ellis, discusses his origins in ghost hunting, which eventually lead him to start one of the largest "ParaCons" in the country.
Aug 17, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss the current state of Hollywood's decision-making, your hero characters' wounds, problems with story formulas, how to address writers block & where 'A League of their Own' falls short.
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 10, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss the shakeup happening at Warner Discovery, the new less-is-more mandate at Netflix, confront rewriting fears, celebrate The Sandman & feel thankful they're not on the It's a Small World ride.
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 3, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss a variety of topics ranging from the implications of the sale of the Golden Globes award ceremony to how and why you should prep for a general meeting. Plus, they share some shameful secrets and talk about a creepy moth.
Aug 2, 2022
We take a look at what's going on over at the Bigfoot Script Challenge while also checking in with a past winner in the original feature category.
Aug 1, 2022
ISA founder Craig James answers some questions about writing gigs that are listed on the International Screenwriters' Association website.
Jul 27, 2022

Shayna & Max take a look at which streaming companies are adding the most new subscribers in 2022. Shayna gushes over the new Jordan Peele movie, "Nope," but they have very different feelings about "The Gray Man."

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 21, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss the marketability of horror comedies and the deeper meanings of Jordan Peele films. Lee Jessup reminds writers that their personal stories are important - be prepared to tell your story too!
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.
Jul 14, 2022
Shayna & Max tough it out through COVID to bring this one to you, discussing the importance of constantly generating new screenplay Ideas & the just-announced Emmy Nominations.
Jul 5, 2022
You got the meeting… now what? Join Nickelodeon Executives and Nick Writing Program Alumni for a conversation about how to make the most out of a general meeting.
Jun 24, 2022
Max & Shayna talk entertainment news & dive into concepts of screenwriter voice & tone including an exercise on how to define your own voice.
Jun 21, 2022

Star Trek has continued to evolve and stay relevant in pop culture as one of the most storied titles in television history. "Mission Log" podcast co-host John Champion joins to talk Trek, skepticism & an upcoming event that's free & open to the public.

Jun 16, 2022
Max & Shayna discuss the first billion dollar box office month since 2019 while also talking about writing for Ted Lasso & more insight on getting/working with agents and managers.
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