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  • 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. 

     

  • 00:32

    HOLLYWOOD ON THE COUCH: AUTHOR & PSYCHOTHERAPIST DENNIS PALUMBO

    in Entertainment

    Dennis Palumbo, M.A., MFT is a writer and licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in creative issues. His newest crime novel, PHANTOM LIMB, is on sale now from Poisoned Pen Press. The book is the fourth in the series featuring psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi.


    The first Rinaldi mystery was MIRROR IMAGE, to be followed by FEVER DREAM and NIGHT TERRORS. Palumbo is also the author of WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT (John Wiley), as well as a collection of mystery short stories, FROM CRIME TO CRIME (Tallfellow Press).


    He also blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, and writes the popular “Hollywood on the Couch” column for the PSYCHOLOGY TODAY website.


    Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Palumbo’s credits include the feature film My Favorite Year, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Screenplay. He was also a staff writer for the ABC-TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, and has written numerous series episodes and pilots.


    His first novel, City Wars (Bantam Books) is currently in development as a feature film, and his short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand and elsewhere. He provides articles and reviews for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Lancet, and many others.


    His column, “The Writer’s Life,” appeared monthly for six years in Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America. He’s also done commentary for NPR’s “All Things Considered.”


    Dennis conducts workshops throughout the country.  His website is http://www.dennispalumbo.com/

  • 01:00

    WGA Strike: The Geek Angle

    in Blogcritics

    The Geeks will discuss the pending WGA strike with television writer/producer Rob Long. Rob has some interesting insights into the future financial models of the industry that are intimately related to the technology that surrounds and binds us.

    Rob Long is a contributing editor for the National Review and Newsweek International, he was a co-executive producer of "Cheers" while still in his 20s and is the co-creator of a string of (cancelled) sitcoms: "George & Leo," "Men, Women & Dogs," etc

  • 00:57

    The Maze Runner & Wild Reviews on the What is Success Show

    in Entertainment

    This is the What is Success Show with hosts Virginia S Grenier and Marsha Cook. This week the hosts will be discussing New York Times Best-selling books "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed and "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner; along with the movie adapations on both books. We invited you to post comments and questions in the chatroom.


    Host Marsha Casper Cook is the author of six published books and 11 feature-length screenplays, and a literary agent with 15 years of experience. Marsha founded the literary agency Marcus Bryan & Associates in 1996 and achieved signatory status from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) within two years. In that capacity, she has represented more than 100 screenwriters and authors, and has also optioned books to movie production companies. Marsha has spoken about her work and the craft of writing to a wide range of audiences including bookstores, schools, museums and local cable and will continue to speak to the media. Author Website: www.michiganavenuemedia.com


    Host Virginia S Grenier was voted one of the Top Ten Editors in the Preditors and Editors Reader Poll 2007 & 2008. Grenier is an award-winning children's author, an editor for Halo Publishing, Int., and also, the director of the St. George Book Festival. Grenier teaches at Dixie State University's Comminity Education and is speaker at various conferences and colleges. She loves writing books, articles, and short stories for children and teens, finding that it keeps her young. Author site http://vsgrenier.com


    The World of Ink Network brings you shows each week on topics such as books, writing, interviews, self-help, empowerment, families and much more. Follow us at http://worldofinknetwork.com

  • 01:42

    IronE Singleton (From THE WALKING DEAD and The Blind Side) on NFTS

    in Self Help

    LIVE ON NFTS - : IronE Singleton - Blindsided by the Walking Dead ... an inspirational biography about hope, triumph against the odds and inspired divine guidance along the way...


    IronE Singleton is best known to audiences as the menacing kingpin Alton in the Academy® Oscar Award-nominated film THE BLIND SIDE; the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all time. He is also known as the compassionate tough guy, T-Dog, in the Emmy, AFI & WGA Award winning, Golden Globe nominated tv show THE WALKING DEAD; one of basic cable's highest rated shows for viewership. IronE's unusual name depicts his life story, his ability to play strong, multidimensional characters and has made him a memorable actor in both film and television.On the streets of Atlanta, the fight to survive is a daily battle.  From the drug-infested corners of one of the city's worst housing projects, to alleyways filled with ravenous zombies-- Blindsided by the Walking Dead examines one man's battle to overcome the violence, drugs, and crime of the 'hood; starting with a young IronE Singleton determined to succeed despite an abusive mother, an absent father, and the temptations of instant gratification inherent with the thug life. Football and Faith in God become IronE's allies in his quest to escape and helped him reach for the lights of the University of Georgia's football field and theater stages. After years of struggle--failed businesses, small roles, and an ill-fated trip to Los Angeles--IronE snags his major breakthrough role, playing the kind of drug-dealing, gun-toting thug he would have become on the streets, in The Blind Side.


    FIND OUT MORE:  http://www.newsforthesoul.com

  • 00:30

    Author2Author with Ann Lewis Hamilton

    in Writing

    Bill welcomes award-winning screenwriter Ann Lewis Hamilton to the show to discuss her debut novel Expecting. Ann's credits include "Haven," "The Dead Zone," "Grey's Anatomy," "Saved," "Providence," "Party of Five," and "thirtysomething." She was twice nominated for an Emmy award, and was the winner of the WGA Award and the Humanitas Prize. Don't miss it!


    This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Network LLC.This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Network LLC.


     

  • 00:59

    Countdown To Walker Stalker Con & Future of the US Debate

    in Current Events

    IronE Singleton is best known to audiences as the menacing kingpin Alton in the Academy® Oscar Award-nominated film THE BLIND SIDE; the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all time. He is also known as the compassionate tough guy, T-Dog, in the Emmy, AFI & WGA Award winning, Golden Globe nominated tv show THE WALKING DEAD; one of basic cable's highest rated shows for viewership. IronE's unusual name depicts his life story, his ability to play strong, multidimensional characters and has made him a memorable actor in both film and television.


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    DEBATE


    Christopher Duane (http://dont-tread-on.me/ ) is a Financial & Investing Expert and Founder of the Sons of Liberty Academy. Chris is also a US Marine & venture capitalist and became a self-made millionaire by age 30. Chris Duane’s YouTube Channel “The Greatest Truth Never Told” has over 5.5 million views since it’s debut a year ago.


    He is author of the new book “Thrivalist” which is about how to be successful after the US economy collapses.


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    Ivan Eland
    is the author of several books including “The Failure
    of Counterinsurgency: Why Hearts and Minds Are Seldom
    Won.” He’s a senior fellow and director of the Center
    on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute, a
    non-profit, non-partisan, research and educational
    organization.

  • 00:54

    The Walking Dead's IronE Singleton & Debate Night!

    in Current Events

    IronE Singleton is best known to audiences as the menacing kingpin Alton in the Academy® Oscar Award-nominated film THE BLIND SIDE; the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all time. He is also known as the compassionate tough guy, T-Dog, in the Emmy, AFI & WGA Award winning, Golden Globe nominated tv show THE WALKING DEAD; one of basic cable's highest rated shows for viewership. IronE's unusual name depicts his life story, his ability to play strong, multidimensional characters and has made him a memorable actor in both film and television.


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    DEBATE NIGHT!


    TJ Walker - DEMOCRAT


    TJ Walker is the host of the #1 rated YouTube Channel devoted to Daily Public Speaking and Media Training Improvement. http://www.youtube.com/tjwalker (3 million Views) TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting media training workshops and seminars since 1984. A frequent network news communications analyst, Walker has made more than 1000 network TV and radio appearances on CBS, ABC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera, NBC, CCTV, Fox Business, Russia Today, HLN, TrueTV, Comedy Central, Sirius and NPR.


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    Mary Anna Mancuso - REPUBLICAN


    Former Deputy Communications Director for Congressman Connie Mack’s U.S. Senate race in 2012.


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    Nicholas Sarwark - LIBERTARIAN 


    is the chair of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), the executive body of the Libertarian Party (LP) of the United States. Prior to his election to that position in 2014,[1] he served on several of the LP's national committees, as well as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland, and as vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado.[2]


     

  • 00:23

    How to Avoid Overwriting: With Dennis Palumbo

    in Self Help

    This episode features the return of psychotherapist and award winning mystery novelist Dennis Palumbo as he discusses how to avoid overwriting and how writers and other creative people can trust in their own voice. 


    About Dennis: 


    Dennis Palumbo, M.A., MFT is a writer and licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in creative issues. His latest book, Phantom Limb is the most recent in his Daniel Rinaldi mystery series. 


    The first Rinaldi mystery, Mirror Image, was published in 2010. Palumbo is also the author of Writing From the Inside Out(John Wiley), as well as a collection of mystery short stories,From Crime to Crime 


    Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Palumbo’s credits include the feature film My Favorite Year, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Screenplay. He was also a staff writer for the ABC-TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, and has written numerous series episodes and pilots.


    To learn more, visit www.dennispalumbo.com 

  • 01:00

    TV Junkie - A tentative agreement between WGA and AMPTP!

    in Television

    At long last, our great national nightmare may be over. We'll get the lowdown on all the haps at the WGA membership meeting and get the skinny on the deal. Then, we'll try reading the tea leaves as to what the future holds...

  • 01:00

    The WGA Strike

    in Television

    **One hour later this week (and don't forget the time change)** The strike has been called to start Monday at 12:01 AM. Apparently there's a last ditch effort to negotiate a contract on Sunday. What does it mean for you, a film and tv viewer? Also, talk about the fall season so far, the shows that are surviving, those on life support, and those that are waiting to be put in the ground.

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