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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
Shane Weisfeld is the screenwriter of the 2014 hit movie ¨Freezer¨ starring Dylan McDermott. It took more than 15 years to achieve this success. Rejection followed him everywhere. From his early beginnings in the rap music business to the big and small screens. But where others gave up, Shane persevered. He shares his keys to staying focused, living your passion, and finding fulfillment. If you've ever experienced creative and professional blocks, this is the program for you!
Matthew Solomon, named “Best Emerging Filmmaker” by the RIP Horror Film Festival 2015, was born and raised on the mean streets of West Hollywood, California, where he attended Fairfax High School and majored in “Sneaking Off To Canter’s For Lunch.” His journey began in the music business; attending USC’s School of Music on a scholarship and playing in several local LA bands. He eventually crossed over into acting while performing in music videos for: Alanis Morissette and The Crystal Method and later, landed roles on: Las Vegas, The Shield and several episodes of NBC’s American Dreams. Matthew stepped into filmmaking in 2009 with his award-winning short-film Kung Fu Man, which he wrote and starred in. He is a contributor for Geek Speak TV, directed the award-winning web-series “Booked It!" and is the writer and director of his ground-breaking, first feature film, “Chatter”, winner of Best Experimental Feature at the LA Thriller Film Festival and nominated for Best Thriller at Shriekfest 2015. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0813394/
Join us at the global campfire for this informative interview with Host Lady Selah SuJuris and Guest Michael Phillip Cash who won a Screen Writing Award for Pokergeist
"I heard the original interview on XRQK in LA on Tuesday. This is a great exchange between Lady Selah and Michael, it's two professionals having an engaging conversation about screenwriting and Michael playfully lends his expert advise and opinions as he strolls through the inquisitive questions lead by Lady Selah....very enjoyable interview and Michael has some great writing tips." Shawn Potaff
Sponsored by: International Radio Tours
Screenwriter: Michael Phillip Cash
Tours Managedand Directed by: Storytellers Campfire Radio
Iqbal graduated from Stanford University with degrees in biology and creative writing. He completed his MFA degree in film production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He recently completed his directorial feature debut, THE ANSWER, a sci-fi/thriller that premiered at the IMAGINE film festival in Amsterdam and won awards at the Rhode Island International Film Festival (Best Sci-Fi Feature) and Shriekfest (Best Sci-Fi Feature). Iqbal co-produced the theatrically-released feature film, SPLINTER and has developed feature projects with Sam Raimi's company, Ghosthouse Pictures, as well as Monsterfoot Films, Fox, and Sony. He is currently raising financing for his next film, STEM.
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Jeanne Marie Spicuzza is a writer, actress, filmmaker, painter and herbalist. She is the founder and CEO of Seasons & a Muse, Inc., a seven-division arts and entertainment corporation. Nominee and winner of various awards, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, the Golden Headset Award, the National Organization for Women “Woman of the Year,” and the Shepherd Express Best Performance Artist of the Year, Jeanne Marie has toured internationally and is published in A Gathering of Tribes, Blue Fifth Review, The Nervous Breakdown and others. Her premiere feature thriller, "The Scarapist," is in theatres. A mother and grandmother, Jeanne Marie lives with her husband, Violent Femmes and BoDeans drummer and composer Guy Hoffman, in Los Angeles. The family travels whenever they can.
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.
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