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  • 00:09

    Screenwriting Contest for Cash Prizes

    in Writing

    Are you a screenwriter and know you have a great script? You want to see your work go to the big screen or maybe a made for TV movie. 


    Prizes:

    Grand Prize: 
    Cash (percentage of entries)
    Screenplay will be shopped to directors / producers / agents for one year.

    First Place:
    Cash (percentage of entries)

    Second Place:
    Cash (percentage of entries)


    he early bird deadline is Dec. 15, 2013 and runs through March 15, 2014.


    Entry fees are nominal. For more information, go to http://www.gloriasworld.net/screenwriting-contest.html


    Good luck!

  • 00:50

    FilmCraft: Screenwriting

    in Movies

    The Movie Geeks welcome film critic and author Tim Grierson back to the show to dsicuss his latest book FilmCraft: Screenwriting, a collection of in-depth interviews with many of our top screenwriters.
     
    To purchase this insightful and gorgeously produced book, click here.

  • 01:05

    Organic Screenwriting: Mark David Gerson

    in Film

    How do you write for film naturally? Mark David Gerson can show you the way. An award-winning author and inspirational coach, Mark David just released the new book Organic Screenwriting, Writing for Film, Naturally. He is the creator of the popular Q'ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels, with his screenplay adaptations of the three books on their way to the big screen as a trio of epic motion pictures. 


    Mark David has written multiple critically acclaimed books on writing, including From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life, Writer's Block Unblocked: 7 Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing & Creative Flow and The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, as well as a companion meditation CD set.  His You are a Writer meditation continues to inspire many thousands on YouTube.


    Mark David is also an accomplished artist/photographer and a sought-after speaker on topics related to personal growth, spirituality and creativity. As a coach, mentor and seminar leader for more than two decades, Mark David has guided writers and non-writers alike to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease. 


    His honest, heartfelt memoir is Acts of Surrender, and he is currently adapting the Q’ntana stories for the musical stage.


    Mark David's web site: MarkDavidGerson.com


     


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.

  • 00:30

    Screenwriting Secrets: With Tom Lazarus

    in Writing


    This episode features the return of screenwriter and director Tom Lazarus, as Tom discusses the most frequent mistakes he sees in reading screenplays, and what it takes to make it in Hollywood.


    Tom has written for television and film, and his writing credits include the feature film "Stigmata" which was the #1 movie in America upon its release. He has more tv and film credits than any other script consultant, and is the author of several books about screenwriting.


    To learn more and to work with Tom, visit www.tomlazarus.com

  • 00:33

    Screenwriting - Breaking In with Short Films

    in Writing

    Screenplayground Podcast kicks off with President/Head Reader Thomas Cunningham and Director Patrick Guera discussing getting experience working with short films, getting a feel for working with directors, actors and learning how your script translates to screen.

  • 00:56

    The Story Blender with special guest Zena Dell Lowe

    in Books

    The Story Blender is a new show brought to you by Suspense Radio and hosted by Author Steven James and Jose Castillo. Fans, readers and of course authors should all be listening to this show. 


    Steven James is a critically acclaimed novelist and author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction. He has a Master’s Degree in Storytelling, serves as a contributing editor for Writer’s Digest Magazine, and has taught writing and creative storytelling around the world. Publishers Weekly calls him "[A] master storyteller at the peak of his game.” His thriller, The Bishop, was Suspense Magazine’s Book of the Year.


    When he’s not traveling and speaking he likes watching science fiction movies, trail running, and eating chicken fajitas—although not necessarily all at the same time.


    Jose Castillo is a creativity consultant, blogger, radio personality, author, entrepreneur, web guru, conference speaker, dad, and salsa maker extraordinaire.


    Show #8 - Zena Dell Lowe - Actress, Director, Screenwriter


    Having worked on both sides of the camera, Zena offers insights on story craft that applies to screenwriters and novelists. Her examples from popular films will open your eyes to storytelling truths that have been sitting there right in front of you the whole time.


    Visit www.suspenseradionetwork.com

  • 00:30

    Monique Cooper -Actress

    in Radio

    Perhaps the most refreshing thing about Monique is her attitude. In this era of entitlement, where fame seemed to accompany homemade sex tapes or drunken party behavior or multiple driving under the influence convictions, Monique has proven herself to be a woman of integrity and honesty that is not often found.


    With numerous movies, TV and theater roles under her belt, Monique has ventured out from in front of the camera to behind it to direct and produce her first short film, 9pm. Studying broadcast journalism and acting in the theater from a young age, Monique has gathered a great working knowledge of acting and brings a culpable stage presence with her to whatever she does.


     


    She’s an American actress and is best known for her witty and charming roles in popular TV sitcom and daytime soaps. With her appearances in feature films including, Bad News Bears starring Billy Bob Thornton, Starsky and Hutch and Candy Stripers, she has also made her way onto the small screen in shows like According to Jim and Still Standing.


     


    Most recently, Monique has set her sights on directing feature films and has finished her directorial debut with the short film, 9pm. She is currently developing a web series and busy promoting her latest projects including photography and screenwriting.

  • 00:53

    The Story Blender with special guest Susan May Warren

    in Books

    The Story Blender is a new show brought to you by Suspense Radio and hosted by Author Steven James and Jose Castillo. Fans, readers and of course authors should all be listening to this show. 


    Steven James is a critically acclaimed novelist and author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction. He has a Master’s Degree in Storytelling, serves as a contributing editor for Writer’s Digest Magazine, and has taught writing and creative storytelling around the world. Publishers Weekly calls him "[A] master storyteller at the peak of his game.” His thriller, The Bishop, was Suspense Magazine’s Book of the Year.


    When he’s not traveling and speaking he likes watching science fiction movies, trail running, and eating chicken fajitas—although not necessarily all at the same time.


    Jose Castillo is a creativity consultant, blogger, radio personality, author, entrepreneur, web guru, conference speaker, dad, and salsa maker extraordinaire.


    Show #7 - Susan May Warren - Award-winning Novelist and Writing Coach


    Have your notebook ready because when Susie starts talking the craft of writing, you’re going to want to take notes. Climb into the mind of a leading fiction coach and find out what you need to do to take your storytelling to the next level.


    Visit www.suspenseradionetwork.com

  • 00:01

    Episode 23

    in Movies

    More Chris, more advice, more indistry insights, more of everything you've come to love us for...and all for the budget-friendly price of FREE!  

  • 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. 

     

  • 00:59

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews screenwriter Edward Santiago!

    in Paranormal

    I was born in New Jersey and raised in Puerto Rico. I was the writer of the local comic book titled Changuy, working alongside David Alvarez (artist) and Reynaldo Leon (animator). Relocated to Texas and have been residing here for the last 15 years within the Houston and Austin area. I have an MFA in Creative Writing at Full Sail University, and my thesis script, The Devil Himself, was a finalist at Shriekfest 2014. I’m currently working on my new fantasy/horror screenplay, Knights of the Valiant Heart.


    Work experiences includes Blizzard Entertainment, Customer Service Department during the releases of Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria.