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  • 00:26

    Screenwriter and Author Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes screenwriter and author Lorna Clark Osunsanmi to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her love of storyteller and what it's been like to share that with the world. The two will also discuss the formation of the portal www.writersalwayswrite.com and her decision to share the script for her new project MERCY ROAD.

  • 00:18

    Part 2 - Interview with Mack Williams, Author & Screenwriter

    in Books

    Mack Charles Williams is a writer, musician, and composer who resides in Rahway, N.J.

    His film, Rich From Within (an adaptation of his originally-written musical play), premiered at the Action On Film Festival in Long Beach, CA in July, 2007, where it was one of the nominees for Best Screenplay.  His second film, Your Roommate, won the Best Feature Film award at the PhilaFilm festival in 2013, the same year that his next film, For Old Times’ Sake, premiered at the inaugural Churches Making Movies film festival in Clark, N.J. He is the creator, screenwriter and composer for a new TV sitcom entitled Higher Ground, as well as screenwriter for several episodes of the web-based sitcom, Thug Kidz, produced and directed by Kenya Cagle & CaglevisionMultimedia Enterprises.   

    Mack is the editor of his mother's critically acclaimed memoir, "WWII Diary," as well as the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues." His blogs have been featured on various sites for years (currently The SEVEN at the7blog.wordpress.com), and became  the basis of his first two books:  "Voices From The Blue States" and "Sportin' Life: Essays On Sport and Life."  Additionally, he has combined his varied interests by producing political radio commercials and PSAs for progressive candidates and causes.

  • 00:03

    Screenwriter and Author Rob Ryder stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Books

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes screenwriter and author Rob Ryder to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his book VIOLET: Last Rites.

  • 01:00

    Guest:Louise B. Stratten/Screenwriter/She's Funny That Way

    in Movies

    Louise B. Stratten, was born in Vancouver B.C. Canada. Louise has worked within a producing capacity, with The Kennedy-Marshall Company, who produces films with Steven Spielberg. Her accomplishments also include producing news segments for the CBS morning news. Louise was married for over a decade to legendary film director, and film maker Peter Bogdanovich with whom she recently co-written and produced the screwball comedy screenplay She's Funny That Way and was shot in NY. She is currently writing a pilot for a T.V. series, and working on a personal memoir about her martyred sister Dorothy Stratten. Her exceptional dedication, and passion as a writer have been the inspiration of a project in development, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. “The Dorothy Stratten Foundation” She divides her time between NY and LA.  She's Funny That Way was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and with a cast that included Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Philip Johnston/Screenwriter/Wreck-It Ralph/Grimsby

    in Movies

    Philip Johnstonis a screenwriter and producer.  Wreck-It Ralph was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Animated Feature Film. His screenplay for Cedar Rapids was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. He did uncredited rewrite work on Alexander Payne’s Nebraska —also Academy Award nominated. He has numerous other films and television shows in development, which may or may not be nominated for awards in the future.  Among them, Johnston’s collaboration with Sacha Baron Cohen, Grimsby, will be released early in 2016. Other projects include: the long-awaited adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces (Paramount, producer Scott Rudin), Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Disney), Wise Men (Sony, producer Scott Rudin, director Adam McKay), an animated series for Fox called My Deer Wife and Harve Karbo, a television show written by Johnston and created alongside Joel & Ethan Coen.Johnston holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A. in film from Columbia University. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:59

    Guest:Matthew Robbins/Screenwriter/Pinocchio/Crimson Peak/Guillermo del Toro

    in Movies

    Matthew Robbins was born in New York City and went to the Johns Hopkins University, where he received a BA degree in Romance Languages. Shortly after getting his MFA at the USC School of Cinema, he began writing screenplays with partner Hal Barwood. Together, in a period of three years, they wrote and sold six scripts. The Sugarland Express was Steven Spielberg’s first feature film and starred Goldie Hawn. It won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. For Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Productions, he co-wrote and directed Batteries Not Included. He also directed the comedy Bingo, for Tri-Star. Collaborating with writer/director Guillermo del Toro, he wrote Mimic, starring Mira Sorvino and Jeremy Northam. They also wrote Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce.Other screenplays written with Guillermo del Toro include The Count of Montecristo for American Zoetrope, The Coffin for Lightstorm Entertainment/20th Century-Fox and Wind in the Willows for Sony. He wrote the screenplay for Pinocchio based on his collaboration of the story with Mr. Del Toro, their stop-motion puppet interpretation of the Collodi classic for the Henson Company.  They co-wrote H.P. Lovecraft fantasy classic, At the Mountains of Madness that was purchased by Universal Studios. Thescreenplay Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska, Charlie Hunnam and Directed by Mr. Del Toro is out in October 2015 by Universal Studios.  In affiliation with George Lucas’ company Industrial Light and Magic, Mr. Robbins has directed TV commercials for Coca-Cola, Chrysle, Eveready among many others.  He also directed Paul McCartney in the title track music video for the album Off the Ground. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:21

    Filmmaker/Screenwriter Elliot Diviney discusses new film on #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes filmmaker/screenwriter Elliot Diviney to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his love of bringing projects to life and what it's been like to see the buzz around his latest project AMERICAN RESCUE SQUAD.

  • 01:05

    Patrick Tobin: Screenwriter of CAKE - LIVE!

    in Movies

    Can you have your cake and eat it to?  You'll find out tonight with Hollywood Screenwriter, Patrick Tobin, joins Rated G Radio!

    Patrick will talk about his current movie CAKE which is generating all of the Award Season Buzz including Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama (Jennifer Aniston).

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask Patrick a question!

  • 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. 


  • 00:58

    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."

  • 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!