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  • 01:00

    Guest:Philip Johnston/Screenwriter/Wreck-It Ralph/Grimsby

    in Movies

    Philip Johnstonis a screenwriter and producer.  Wreck-It Ralph was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Animated Feature Film. His screenplay for Cedar Rapids was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. He did uncredited rewrite work on Alexander Payne’s Nebraska —also Academy Award nominated. He has numerous other films and television shows in development, which may or may not be nominated for awards in the future.  Among them, Johnston’s collaboration with Sacha Baron Cohen, Grimsby, will be released early in 2016. Other projects include: the long-awaited adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (Paramount, producer Scott Rudin), Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Disney), Wise Men (Sony, producer Scott Rudin, director Adam McKay), an animated series for Fox called My Deer Wife and Harve Karbo, a television show written by Johnston and created alongside Joel & Ethan Coen.Johnston holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A. in film from Columbia University. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:21

    Filmmaker/Screenwriter Elliot Diviney discusses new film on #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes filmmaker/screenwriter Elliot Diviney to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his love of bringing projects to life and what it's been like to see the buzz around his latest project AMERICAN RESCUE SQUAD.

  • 01:05

    Patrick Tobin: Screenwriter of CAKE - LIVE!

    in Movies

    Can you have your cake and eat it to?  You'll find out tonight with Hollywood Screenwriter, Patrick Tobin, joins Rated G Radio!

    Patrick will talk about his current movie CAKE which is generating all of the Award Season Buzz including Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama (Jennifer Aniston).

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask Patrick a question!

  • 00:34

    Author Michael Brent Collings Novelist, Screenwriter, and Writing Instructor

    in Lifestyle

    Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, a #1 bestseller in the U.S., and has been one of Amazon's top selling horror writers for years. He is one of the most successful indie horror writers in the United States, as well as a produced screenwriter and member of the WGA, HWA, and several other writing groups with cool-sounding letters. He's also a martial artist, and cooks awesome waffles ('cause he's macho like that).

    He published his first "paying" work - a short story for a local paper - at the age of 15. He won numerous awards and scholarships for creative writing while at college, and subsequently became the person who had more screenplays advance to quarterfinals and semifinals in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition in a single year than anyone else in the history of the competition. 

    His first produced script, Barricade, was made into a movie starring Eric McCormack of TV's Will & Grace and Perception, and was released in 2012. Michaelbrent also wrote the screenplay for Darkroom (2013), starring Kaylee DeFer (Gossip Girl, Red State) and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle, Law & Order, Heroes). 

    As a novelist, Michaelbrent has written enough bestsellers that listing them seems weird, especially since they're already listed elsewhere on the website. In addition, he has also written dozens of non-fiction articles which have appeared in periodicals on several continents. 

    Michaelbrent is also a member of the WGA (Writers Guild of America) and the HWA (Horror Writers of America). In addition to selling, optioning, and doing rewrites on screenplays for major Hollywood production companies, he is currently developing several movies and television shows. 

     

  • 00:29

    Author and Screenwriter Jim Vines Drops by

    in Books

    Author and Screenwriter, Jim Vines talks about his new book, LUIGI'S CHINESE DELICATESSEN


    About: LUIGI'S CHINESE DELICATESSEN: Armed with the fantasy of becoming the next hotshot Hollywood screenwriter, young Trent Nordhoff packs his bags and flees his home town of Wilkesburgh, Pennsylvania. Driving hell-bent for three days and nights, he ultimately touches down in the proverbial land of milk and honey—Los Angeles, baby!—where he settles into a dreary Hollywood apartment and an even drearier day job selling solar energy products by phone. What follows is a nine year odyssey as the budding scribe becomes caught up in the maelstrom that is Tinseltown: the ubiquitous shysters, gold-diggers, dealmakers, misfits, backstabbers, and an unending cavalcade of lustful women. Trent’s journey is a perilous fence-walk between sanity and insanity en route to distinction and prosperity—and Luigi’s Chinese Delicatessen vividly captures every sublime step and gut-wrenching stumble along the way.


     


    About JIM VINES: An accomplished screenwriter and novelist, Jim is known for his work on the films HOUSE AT THE END OF THE DRIVE, THE PERFECT TENANT and MY ROOMMATE SAM as well as the novel LUIGI'S CHINESE DELICATESSEN and non-fiction book Q&A: THE WORKING SCREENWRITER: AN IN THE TRENCHES PERSPECTIVE OF WRITING MOVIES IN TODAY’S FILM INDUSTRY.

  • 01:02

    Twana Lawler, Author, Playwright, Poet and Screenwriter

    in Spirituality

     


    My Life


    My Life is a true life account of Twana Lawler's life.  The book touches on the events over the course of her journey. Which have been the defining point in her life. My Life is a heartfelt story that touches on sensitive issues about relationships, family drama and a quest for deliverance. My Life will shock most of its readers because of the harshness of  the reality plaguing the core of the family in the black community.

  • 00:23

    Screenwriter Pamala Hall of LionHawk Productions on #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes screenwriter Pamala Hall of LionHawk Productions to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss what it's been like to help brings projects to life in theatre and film---and what's in the works.

  • 01:11

    Christopher Hicks (Screenwriter) & Rho Cronebach (Makeup & F/X artist)

    in Film

     


    Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes Christopher Hicks (Screenwriter) & Rho Cronebach (Makeup & F/X artist) to the Show. 



    www.facebook.com/blurshort
    www.rhodacronebach.com
    www.facebook.com/FullyFunctionalFilm


    Screenwriter Christopher Hicks will be discussing his new project the Drama film BLUR and and Makeup & F/X Artist Rho Cronebach will be discussing being the makeup artist for the short film FULLY FUNCTIONAL and rise and revolution of Independent Film.


    for media inquiries: 
    Lana Read
    Garnet Films
    www.garnetfilms.com

  • 01:00

    Guest:Evan Spiliotopoulos/Screenwriter/Hercules/The Huntsman/Charlize Theron

    in Movies

    Born in Greece, Evan Spiliotopoulos moved to the United States after high school. Shortly after graduating American University in Washington DC, Evan began pursuing his career as a writer.  Since the late 90's, Evan has been a non-stop working Hollywood screenwriter. While employed at Disney for years, Evan wrote on numerous animated movies including: The Lion King 1 1/2, Jungle Book 2, Tarzan 2, and Cinderella III.  After his stint in the animated world, Evan made the transition into the live action world.  His past assignments have benn WANTED 2, MOBY DICK, AGNES QUILL and THE LAST CALL.  Evan wrote the SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN drafts that got the project green lit at the studio and attached Chris Hemsworth.  He also co-wrote HERCULES which is currently in theaters.  Evan is currently writing a live-action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for Disney.  Bill Condon is directing.  He also wrote YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES for Paramount and producers Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus.He is currently hard at work on The Huntsman starring Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworh. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.Follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:58

    SPECIAL GUEST - SCREENWRITER & ACTOR - DAVID HAYTER

    in Entertainment

    Celebrated screenwriter & actor: David Hayter 's new film and his return to acting - in "Devil's Mile", which is released on DVD this August.
    Hayter, also known for his voice work on the Metal Gear Solid video games, is best known  as the screenwriter behind such hits as X-MEN, X-MEN 2, WATCHMEN and THE SCORPION KING. He has also written a script based on Marvel superheroine BLACK WIDOW.
    DEVIL'S MILE : Official Synopsis : A gang of psychotic convicts take a dangerous and ill-advised detour after brutally kidnapping two young girls. As the captors speed away, events quickly turn out to be much more dangerous and gruesome than they had planned for. While driving down a long and dark stretch of deserted highway, the car becomes surrounded by mysterious sinister spirits, forcing the captors and young girls to work together in hopes of surviving the deadly evil force.


    DAVID JOINS TAKE 2 RADIO ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH AT 8PM EASTERN TIME!

  • 00:45

    Upbeat with Tom Hayes & screenwriter/actor/playwright/comedian George MacDonald

    in Comedy

    Author of the play "Wating For Whitey", comedian, actor, screenwriter, George MacDonald joins Tom in an up-to-date conversation on the production of "Waiting for Whitey" as well as his recent article in the 'Somerville Times' about his actual meeting with Whitey Bulger. George will give us the behind the scenes inspiration for his work and the trials and tribulations and success of putting up the production. So, listen, call and join in on the fun.  

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