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The Screenwriters Network Podcast: A Screenwriting Podcast for Emerging Writers!

Interviews with members of the Screenwriters Network Discord server. Guests include professional screenwriters with produced film and television credits. Emerging writers who have optioned screenplays and made The Black List, Blood List, and Hit List. Get insight on how to finish at the top of contests from Austin Film Festival winners and Nicholl Fellowship Finalists. Each episode we discuss the writing process, screenwriting contests, fellowships, dealing with rejection, optioning scripts, and navigating Hollywood from around the world. Join the server: http://thescreenwritersnetwork.com

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Interview with Black List Screenwriter Logan Martin aka The Meat Guy (@KingDefault)

This month our host Smish meets Screenwriter Logan Martin -- @KingDefault -- the writer of the polarizing script MEAT. Logan talks about getting the coveted impressive rating on review blog site Scriptshadow and how it led to him getting signed by Good Fear and having his script optioned by Assemble Media. He has been featured on the Black List, The Blood List, and his first feature finished in the top 20% of the Nicholl fellowship. Logan gives great insight on how to block out the haters and to be fearless when sharing your writing! MEAT was a polarizing script, and Logan goes deep into the story and the opportunities it created for him. Then we get his views on breaking the rules of screenwriting and utilizing structure! Smish and Logan discuss: The Scriptshadow Review (1:37) Dealing with Negative Feedback (7:14) MEAT (17:48) Breaking Rules in Screenwriting (28:55) Approach to Structure (34:50) Sponsored by ScriptUp ScriptUp provides in depth coverage to help screenwriters improve their work! Head to https://scriptupstudio.com and enter discount code TSN10 for 10% off today! Join the Discord Server Interact with over 5000 screenwriters around the world, including Logan! http://thescreenwritersnetwork.com Get Exclusive Extras VIP members get a bonus 15 minutes of premium content where Smish and Logan get into the good stuff. Logan answers questions from our VIP members and even lets us know his favorite kind of meat! Best of all, Smish finds a typo on page 39. To become a VIP on Patreon and get ad-free episodes 2 weeks before everyone else plus exclusive bonus audio content: http://www.patreon.com/screenwritersnetwork More about Logan: Logan doesn’t have a website or twitter, but his username is @KingDefault in the Discord server. We have him all to ourselves! Did you enjoy the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screenwriters-network-podcast-screenwriting-podcast/id1488865880

40mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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How to Write a Killer Short Screenplay featuring Fred Pelzer (@National2080)

A brand spanking new special episode has arrived! In this episode Smish discusses the selection process for the first annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition with Fred Pelzer (aka @National2080), a moderator of the Screenwriters Network discord server and a reader for the contest. They go into great detail about the judgment process for selecting the 100 Quarter-Finalists and let a lot of great screenwriting advice slip along the way. If you want to know what separates a great horror short screenplay from a good one, this episode is for you! Smish and Fred discuss: What Separated Certain Scripts (8:54) Putting in a Twist (12:32) Location, Location, Location (18:18) Script Length (21:40) Great Dialogue (30:55) Different Styles of Horror (35:09) Loglines (43:32) I’ve Never Seen That Before (49:15) Many thanks to our sponsors, Shudder, Final Draft, WeScreenplay, Script Butcher, Virtual Pitchfest, Screencraft, Oregon Scream Week, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, Coverfly and FilmFreeway. Join the Discord Server Interact with over 5000 screenwriters around the world, including Alison and Fred! http://thescreenwritersnetwork.com Get Exclusive Extras Did you know that all VIP members Silver and up got one free entry to the Killer Shorts contest? To become a VIP on Patreon and get ad-free monthly episodes 2 weeks before everyone else plus exclusive bonus audio content: http://www.patreon.com/screenwritersnetwork Did you enjoy the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screenwriters-network-podcast-screenwriting-podcast/id1488865880

1hr 4mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Interview with Comedian, Actress and Screenwriter Andy Erikson (@Gigawatt)

In this episode, smish meets with Andy Erikson  -- @Gigawatt -- a real jack of all trades. Andy is known for her recurring role as Marguerite Honeywell on Scream Queens, as well as placing third on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Andy is also a prolific screenwriter who recently placed as finalist in the Walt Disney television writing program. Her screenplays have made it to the second round at the Austin Film Festival and the Sundance episodic lab. Get Hype! Andy gives the inside scoop about how she got started writing and how she approaches starting a new idea. Andy reveals all about the Walt Disney writing program and how she made it as a finalist. Then she talks about getting heckled as a screenwriter (it’s possible after all) and her own writing projects! We also get a very special treat, an original song about screenwriting: Cold Openings (26:15). Smish and Andy discuss: Stand Up Comedy versus Screenwriting (1:47) Character Introductions and Descriptions (9:49) Walt Disney Writing Program (12:26) Writer’s Rooms (23:11) #OneMinuteGo (32:03) Sundance Episodic Lab (34:56) Networking (39:56) Sponsored by ScriptUp ScriptUp provides in depth coverage to help screenwriters improve their work! Head to https://scriptupstudio.com and enter discount code TSN10 for 10% off today! Join the Discord Server Interact with over 5000 screenwriters around the world, including Andy! http://thescreenwritersnetwork.com Get Exclusive Extras Gold Level VIP Members get a bonus 20 minutes of Andy and the origin story of her username, Gigawatt. We find out who would win in a fight between screenwriters and comedians, and then we get Andy’s take on the fight that really matters: unicorns versus squirrels! And finally, Andy answers questions from our members! And of course unicorns get brought up again! Check out her site where she literally rates pictures of unicorns: https://unicornratings.tumblr.com/ More about Andy: Andy is a moderator on our Discord Server. You know her as @Gigawatt ! Twitter: @andyerikson  Websites: http://www.andyeriksonwriter.com and http://www.andyerikson.com/ WATCH Andy's comedy special UNICORN STYLE: https://www.vidangel.com/movie/andy-erikson-unicorn-style Also check out The Stand Up Comedy Journal here: https://thestandupcomedyjournal.com/product/the-stand-up-comedy-journal/ Did you enjoy the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screenwriters-network-podcast-screenwriting-podcast/id1488865880 Follow us on Twitter @SCRNWritersNTWK !

53mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Interview with Viral NoSleep Screenwriter Chris Hicks (writechriswrite)

This month Smish meets screenwriter Chris Hicks - - @WriteChrisWrite -- who coined the phrase “you can’t polish a turd until you shit it out”. Words to live by! Chris talks about everything from optioning over a dozen short scripts to going viral on the nosleep subreddit. He is an Austin Film Festival semi-finalist and is featured on the 2018 SMISH LIST. Smish and Chris discuss: Titlepalooza - (4:02) Optioning Shorts - (6:45) Nosleep subreddit (11:47) Austin Film Festival (27:57) AFF server meetup (36:27) Picking a Genre (41:37) Join the Discord Server Interact with over 5000 screenwriters around the world, including Chris! http://thescreenwritersnetwork.com Get Exclusive Extras VIP members get a bonus 20 minutes of premium content where Smish and Chris discuss cute puppies, Chris’s favorite movies, dad jokes, and Chris even lets on his secret to making a million dollars screenwriting in just three easy steps (just kidding?) This extra stuff really slaps! You heard? It slaps! To become a VIP on Patreon and get ad-free episodes 2 weeks before everyone else plus exclusive bonus audio content: http://www.patreon.com/screenwritersnetwork Want Titlepalooza? Check out Smish’s very own book here . More about Chris: Website: http://writechriswrite.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteChrisWrite Ask Smish! Smish answers your questions! Ask her about anything-- screenwriting advice, life advice, the server, the podcast, even questions about smish! Just go to https://anchor.fm/screenwritersnetwork and hit “Send Voice Message”. Make it short (30 seconds or less) and be sure to say your Discord username! You might just get featured on an upcoming episode of the show! Did you enjoy the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screenwriters-network-podcast-screenwriting-podcast/id1488865880 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

47mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Screenwriters Network Professionals Roundtable - Concept Selection & Exploration

It’s a super special Bonus Episode! The Screenwriters Network hosts its first ever Professional Roundtable and we are bringing you the entire thing for an exclusive podcast episode. The roundtable focuses on concept selection & exploration! Our very own Moderator and Hit List Screenwriter Mark Mazur (@nqm) hosts a powerhouse of professional writers who share priceless information with our server members and now you our podcast listeners! The Lineup (Real name followed by Discord username): Alex D. Reid (@Alex (Drenched Goat)) - A screenwriter from Northern Ireland, he won the 2019 Austin Film Festival horror category for his screenplay Delirium and was a previous guest on the Screenwriters Network Podcast. Susan E. Connolly (@Dr. Dr. Subeco MVB PhD) - A screenwriter from Ireland, she has five pilots under option. She is currently working on two adaptations of young adult novels. At one point she was the highest ranked competitive debater in Ireland. Greg Björkman (@stupidlittlekids) - A screenwriter and director in Los Angeles. He co-wrote “Press Play” with writing partner James Bachelor, which was produced by CJ Entertainment (Parasite’s Producer). Scott Barkan (@Barky) - A screenwriter based in Philadelphia, who has written two produced features with his writing partner, Gregg Zehentner. The pair has sold and optioned a number of original screenplays, including “I’m Just F*cking With You”, which was produced by Blumhouse and Hulu. This amazing group of writers discusses concept generation and exploration from initial idea to hashing out the characters and world that best fit around a concept. They go in depth to their own ideas, popular movies, and answer questions from our members with the emerging writers tag! Sponsored by ScriptUp ScriptUp provides in depth coverage to help screenwriters improve their work! Head to scriptupstudio.com and enter discount code TSN10 for 10% off today! Join the Discord Server Interact with over 5000 screenwriters around the world, including our featured guests from our professionals roundtable! thescreenwritersnetwork.com Get Exclusive Extras To become a VIP on Patreon and get ad-free episodes 2 weeks before everyone else plus exclusive bonus audio content: http://www.patreon.com/screenwritersnetwork Did you enjoy the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screenwriters-network-podcast-screenwriting-podcast/id1488865880

1hr 16mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #5