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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. 


    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

  • Rick Vaicius Flyway Film Festival Director Joins Rex Sikes' Movie Beat

    in Film

    Join Rick Vaicisu,The Flyway Film Festival Director and Rex Sikes discussing what's new at the upcoming 8th Fest in Pepin, Wisconsin. October 21-25, 2015. Flyway showcases top-notch emerging filmmakers from across the globe. Flyway has won accolades from industry pros, filmmakers, and audiences.Opening night film is The Driftless Area, starring John Hawkes, Zooey Deschanel, and Anton Yelchin. World premieres at the festival are Pictures of Lily, by British director Mark Banks; Remittance, by Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman, and Second Honeymoon, by Dutch filmmaker Kristjan Knigge. There are workshops and mentor sessions with industry experts Seed&Spark's Erica Anderson, King is a Fink's Julie Keck and Jessica King, location manager Charlotte Ariss, and filmmakers Emily Ting (It's AlreadyTomorrow in Hong Kong) and Norah Shapiro (Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile). Ted Hope and Brian Newman, will be around to chat with attendees. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about our industry.


  • 00:34

    The DJ Gatsby Show with Authors Nigeria Lockley, Khalil Hakim & Athena Dent

    in Entertainment

    Join me and  my guests 2015 Phylis Wheatley Award Winning Author Nigeria Lockley, Khalil Hakim & Athena Dent

    Nigeria Lockley possesses two Master's degrees, one in English Secondary Education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second Master's degree is in Creative Writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria's first published novel. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. 

    Khalil Hakim was born on 05-12-1965 in Trenton, New Jersey to Leroy and Comedia Smith. He graduated from Trenton Central High School in 1983. He served in the USAF for 11yrs and traveled extensively living in Europe for 5 years and the Far East for 3 .In 1995  he was discharged from the USAF with an Honorable Discharged .In 1998 he received his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from DeVry University. He then moved to Dallas, TX, where Khalil worked for a variety of Fortune 500 companies in Dallas. 

    From a young age, Athena Dent knew her purpose in life and that was to be a humanitarian.   Besides being a former Social Worker (12 years), caring and nurturing infants/children (30 years), Educator, Mentor and Volunteer, she has always had one passion……….writing.   She began writing poetry at the age of 14 and while working in various professions, her writing evolved.   She decided to do screenwriting and after having her work was reviewed; it was recommended that she write novels.   

  • Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews screenwriter Robin Todd!

    in Paranormal

     "Robin Todd is a game producer, screenwriter, and alt model. She's written for games such as Deus Ex and Freelancer, helped launch the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, and is now the Senior Story Producer for Destiny at Bungie, Inc. Her historical zombie screenplay Dead Crows won the Shriekfest Best Feature Screenplay award in 2010 while her horror script The Night Parade is in pre-production at Candleridge Entertainment. Currently she's developing spec scripts for a sci-fi thriller and a heist movie when not distracted by obscure foreign action films and/or margaritas."

  • 00:31

    ANYTHING GOES Mark David Gerson

    in Pop Culture

    Writer/critic Bennet Pomerantz discusses subjects with authors and artists on The Betty Award winning ANYTHING GOES


    The award-winning author of 12 books whose readers span the globe, Mark David Gerson electrifies groups and individuals around the world with his inspiring stories and motivational talks, seminars and workshops. 

    Mark David's books include five critically acclaimed titles for writers, including Birthing Your Book, The Voice of the Muse and Organic Screenwriting; award-winning fiction, including Sara's Year and the Q'ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels; and such compelling memoirs as Acts of Surrender and Dialogues with the Divine. His screenplay adaptations of the Q'ntana books are on their way to theaters as a trio of epic feature films.

    Known as The Birthing Your Book Guru, Mark David works with an international roster of clients to help them get their stories onto the page and into the world with ease. Having overcome his own writing challenges, he is uniquely qualified to fire up novices and seasoned professionals in any genre to unleash the power of their creative potential and get their writing project done. 

    Passionate, inspiring, insightful and intuitive, Mark David Gerson is a highly sought-after speaker, coach, editorial consultant and media guest.



    ( images of Mark David to KM Photographic.)

  • Episode 21 w/ Vivek Tiwary - Graphic Novelist and Screenwriter [The 5th Beatle]

    in Jobs

    So you're a writer, huh? Or you want write a book? Or a stage play? Or a screenplay? This week I talk to Vivek Tiwary - #1 New York Times bestselling author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter of The 5th Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles-from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Vivek will talk to us about how he got started as a writer, what the process is like, and what goes in to writing books and films. You definitely won't want to miss it, so check it out!

  • 01:03

    Mark David Gerson: Breaking Through

    in Spirituality

    Award-winning author and breakthrough experience guide Mark David Gerson returns to the show to announce the release of his new novel Sara's Year, a deeply moving, inspirational tale of pursuing dreams beyond all odds, set in Jewish Montreal on the eve of World War II. 

    With readers spanning the globe, Mark David is the author of 12 books, including the critically acclaimed The Q'ntana Trilogy and The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, as well as multiple popular books assisting writers, and much, much more. Mark David has created screenplay adaptations of The Q'ntana Trilogy, on their way to becoming a trio of epic motion pictures. Mark David's You are a Writer meditation continues to inspire many thousands on YouTube, and he has also produced a The Voice of the Muse meditation set for writers.

    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. Mark David assists groups and individuals worldwide with breakthrough experiences, taking dreams to an entirely new level, so that they can finally translate to reality, often well beyond the dreams themselves.

    Mark David's web site:  MarkDavidGerson.com

    Program music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer (LarrySeyer.com), included in this podcast with his permission. Visit FrontierBeyondFear.com to learn about the inspirational outreach of this program, now in its 5th year.

  • 01:01

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews filmmaker/writer David Siudzinski!

    in Paranormal

    David Siudzinski is a filmmaker who has written fourteen feature-length screenplays, which have garnered awards from Shriekfest, Indie Gathering, Beverly Hills, Fresh Voices, and Austin Film Festival. 

    He has created numerous short films and an online news series. 

    He is currently producing a documentary on the chess coach of Former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer. His documentary, originally capturing the life and times of Reverend International Grandmaster William J. Lombardy, has morphed into a tale about how Reverend Lombardy’s landlord has been trying to unlawfully evict him (and other disabled seniors) from their places of residence for decades so as to kick out rent-stabizated tenants, in violation of New York State Laws.

    In the process of helping Reverend Lombardy from being evicted, my Director of Photography and I have discovered that the state courts and state agencies are favoring professional landlords in violation of the United States Constitution. 

    The documentary will show how the Federal District Court will rule on a pending motion for a preliminary injunction and restraining order against New York City Housing Court, and what will ultimately happen to a legendary Grandmaster.