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May 26, 2021

Episode 378

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.

May 17, 2021

Episode 377

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.

May 17, 2021

Episode 376

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.

May 11, 2021

We have Taylor Morden, director, and producer of the nostalgia documentary, The Last Blockbuster (2020).

May 5, 2021

Episode 375

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.

May 4, 2021

Episode 374

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.

Apr 29, 2021

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.

Apr 19, 2021

SYS Episode 373

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.

Apr 13, 2021

SYS Episode 372

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.

Apr 11, 2021

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.

Apr 8, 2021

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.

Apr 7, 2021

SYS Episode 371

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.

Apr 6, 2021

SYS Episode 370

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).

Mar 26, 2021

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.

Mar 17, 2021

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.

Mar 3, 2021

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.

Feb 24, 2021

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.

Feb 22, 2021

Episode 369

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Author and Screenwriter Susie Moloney.

She is the Author of many novels including The Thirteen and A Dry Spell.  They talk about Bright Hill Road (2020), a Horror movie she is the screenwriter of which stars Siobhan Williams.

Another topic includes how she went from a Novelist to Screenwriter.

Feb 18, 2021

So many times we hear those mythical stories of a filmmaker who makes a short & uploads it to YouTube in hopes a big producer sees it & a deal to turn it into a feature. Today’s guest, David F. Sandberg, had that happen & then some.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 368

Here is the ep, info and image for SYS 368 with TV writer Bob McCullough.

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with the prolific Writer-Producer of TV and movies, Bob McCullough.

Just some of Bob McCullough's credits include, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Falcon Crest and Soldier Of Fortune, Inc.

They talk about some of those television credits, how he broke in with an entry level job at Paramount and how you have to take many failures before you can expect success.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 367

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Eli Daughdrill.

Eli Daughdrill is the Writer/Director of the Drama feature Faith (2019). That movie stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) and Iddo Goldberg (Snowpiercer - TV, Westworld - TV).

They talk about the movie Faith and the difference between writers being personally invested in their screenplays or not.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 366

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Paula Sheridan.

She is an Author of books including the novel The Grotto's Secret and is one of the founders of The Page Turner Awards.

They talk about that contest for Authors and she gives great advice on how to promote your books and earn new readers.

Other topics include adapting your screenplay into a novel.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 365

This week is a big guest on SYS 365, Bob Tzudiker has written several Disney movies.  The info, image and episode is all here:

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter Bob Tzudiker. His high level credits include writing Disney classics such as Tarzan (1999), Anastasia (1997) and Newsies (1992). Bob Tzudiker's scripts have generated billions at the box office. He talks about all this and how he started as an actor.

Bob Tzudiker is also a Professor at USC's School Of Cinematic Arts. He is also the founder of zoodiker.com - a site that lets writers get page by page feedback on how readers are responding to their scripts.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 364

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker John Suits. He is back for his third appearance on the podcast.

John Suits talks about directing his latest Action/Sci-Fi movie Breach (2020).

Other topics include how Directing Breach, which stars Bruce Willis and Rachel Nichols led to him making a Die Hard themed battery commercial featuring Bruce Willis.

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 363

In this clip Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Liam O'Donnell.

They talk about many topics including his Sci-Fi/Thriller Trilogy Skyline.

Liam O'Donnell wrote Skyline (2010) and is the Writer/Director of Beyond Skyline (2017) and Skylines (2020) which stars Lindsey Morgan and Rhona Mitra.

Other topics include the decision to make a trilogy and how to make your movie unique.

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