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Our Guest: Richard Walter is a celebrated storytelling guru, movie industry expert, and longtime chairman of UCLA’s 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.
Students from Richard’s screenwriting program at UCLA 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
Our guest is the founder of Writers Boot Camp, Jeffrey Gordon. Jeffrey Gordon. He'll share in depth information seldom heard on screenwriting. Jeff explains his unique screenwriting coursework, which includes more than 100 proprietary writing tools and exercises that represent a language for creative collaboration in the entertainment industry. Thirty Writers in the Boot Camp alumni have had movies made in the past 18 months alone.
To learn more about Jeffrey visit his website at http://writersbootcamp.com/creative_team.asp
To learn more about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions visit http://fromtheheartproductions.com/
This episode features an interview with Tom Lazarus, screenwriter, director and screenplay consultant as he answers questions from listeners about screenwriting and Hollywood.
Tom Lazarus is has more film and tv credits than any other script consultant. His credits include the original story for George Burns/Brooke Shields motion picture Just You And Me, Kid and the script for the Swedish made Revenge And Justice and the #1 film in America upon its release Stigmata. He has had nine feature films made from his original screenplays.
For more information, and to request a script consultation, visit www.tomlazarus.com
Kevin Du Toit, speaks out about his experience in front of the camera on Discovery Channel's newest reality series, Tethered. Listen in as Kevin discusses his experience in front of the camera, his success as an iconic realtor with beach-front properties along the California coast, and glamorous stories behind the scenes of some of Hollywood's biggest movies.
Learn more about Tethered: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/tethered.
A little more about Kevin Du Toit - Kevin’s film career began in the late 90’s for Roger Corman. In 1998, he Directed “Bug Night,” winning awards and placing him in the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS 2002. That year Kevin joined Steven Spielberg’s new Film Studio, DreamWorks SKG. Among many of the industry accomplishments, Kevin contributed to film as director/producer winning awards and bringing attention to many of his short films and indie productions. Kevin spent eight months in Editorial on director John Moore’s, “Flight of the Phoenix” (20th Century Fox) starring Dennis Quaid and Tyrese Gibson (Transformers).
*This episode was pre-recorded.
Jeff Gendelman, writer and producer, wrote and produced The Surface, an 18-year journey of perseverance from idea to production. The film stars Sean Astin, Chris Mulkey and Mimi Rogers and was directed by Gil Cates Jr. Jeff also produced and directed the award-winning short film, In Passing. He produced the Los Angeles world premiere of the play, The Letter Writer, and then developed it to be made into a film. He produced and directed two science documentaries, and a pilot for a syndicated TV series. As an actor, Jeff co-starred with Christopher Lambert in the feature film, Splitsville. He had a supporting role opposite Robert Forster and Donnie Wahlberg in the feature film, Diamond Men. His TV work includes guest-starring roles on NBC’s Law and Order and he was featured on Beverly Hills 90210. Jeff was also a series regular on the television dramas One Life to Live, Guiding Light and Loving (nominated for Outstanding Actor in a daytime TV series). He studied in film classes at the American Film Institute (Los Angeles), New YorkUniversity, USC, and at the BBC (London). Jeff has also been involved with the theater since age 10. After graduating from the University of Minnesota he went to train in the American Conservatory Theater Advanced Actor Program in San Francisco. He has acted and directed at theaters throughout the United States and Japan, including Old Globe Shakespeare Company (San Diego), Milwaukee Repertory, Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), and Riverside Shakespeare Company (New York City). Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.
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