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Our Host: Svetlana Kim www.svetlanakim.com.
Our Guest: Richard Walter is a celebrated storytelling guru, movie industry expert, and longtime co-chair of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television legendary graduate program in screenwriting. A screenwriter and published novelist, his latest book, Essentials of Screenwriting, is available in stores now. His previous published works include the novels Escape from Film School and Barry and the Persuasions and screenwriting books The Whole Picture: Strategies for Screenwriting Success in the New Hollywood and Screenwriting: The Art, Craft and Business of Film and Television Writing.
Former students from Richard’s screenwriting program have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus dozens of other Hollywood blockbusters and prestigious indie productions, including three recent Oscar winners for best screenplay: The Descendants, Milk and Sideways. www.richardwalter.com.
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.
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Screenplay will be shopped to directors / producers / agents for one year.
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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Viki Winterton interviews Demitri and Diana Makeig!
Demitri Makeig is a filmmaker and screenwriter. A graduate of Interlochen Center for the Arts, he was a YoungArts winner and participated in the YoungArts Miami regional program, where he studied with master writers. He also received a Silver Medal and multiple honorable mention awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, for his screenwriting and photography. Demitri's 6-minute senior thesis film was chosen for screening at the Traverse City Film Festival. His film was also chosen for the Interlochen Review and was the film department’s pick to screen at the May 2015 Honors Convocation.
In the fall, he will be attending the Relativity School in Los Angeles in pursuit of a B.F.A. in Film and Digital Content with a concentration in Writing for Film and Television.
Diana Kendros Makeig is a communications strategist and her current business venture is Identify Connected Communication, which teaches communication and inner dialogue techniques that enable her clients to take full responsibility for their thoughts, words and actions.
Using her Identify Communication Method, Diana teaches clients how to uncover beliefs and intentions, remove unspoken negative impressions, survey their pre-conceived conclusions and step into a space of exploration, whether in workplace or personal situations.
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.
ALONG CAME A WRITER Radio Show, formerly the Gate Beautiful Radio Show, airs on the third Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm--2:00 pm Central, featuring four hosts, and four fascinating guests, which include both traditionally and indie-published authors, speakers and publishing industry professionals. Our hosts are: Linda Kozar, Jeane Wynn, Lena Nelson Dooley, and Carla Hoch.
Please join Marsha Cook and Virginia Grenier on June 18 at 8PM CST 9PM EST 7PM MT 6PM PST for a very special show on Screenwriting. Their special guest will be Marc Moss. His newest projects were the very successful 2013 HOMEFRONT (feature, Millennium Films) uncredited production writer 2012 ALEX CROSS (feature, Summit Entertainment), writer.
Marc has developed and written stories for feature films and television for numerous Academy Award nominated producers (David Brown, Mark Johnson, Arnold Kopelson, Douglas Wick), and have worked on multiple projects for Morgan Freeman (three novel adaptations) and Dustin Hoffman (rewriting scenes during filming of RUNAWAY JURY, and adapting for him Scott Turow’s novel PERSONAL INJURIES).
Nick often imagined what his own “perfect horror movie” would look like. Inspired by the fun and imaginative 80’s fright-flicks he grew up watching over and over, he would go on to write UNDEATH, his first screenplay.
Shortly thereafter, UNDEATH would be named a ShriekFest finalist, as well as a R.I.P. Horror FilmFest finalist. Nick is thoroughly committed to seeing his dream realized on screen and is currently adapting UNDEATH into a TV series.
Nick is a loving husband, father of two and owner of an extensive collection of horror memorabilia that has been almost entirely relegated to the darkest corner of the basement.
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