"Addicted In Film" with Ted Perkins

Session #160 – “Addicted In Film” with Ted Perkins former studio exec, producer and screenwriter

For some us, our biggest addictions are caffeine and endlessly scrolling TikTok videos, so, how do we write characters with more serious addictions? We talk to Ted Perkins, a former Warner Brothers and Universal studio executive, producer, screenwriter and now author who tackles the topic in his new book Addicted In Film, for which Ted watched 100 movies in 100 days about addiction. SHOW NOTES: About the Book: www.addictedinfilm.com Buy Addicted In Film on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/addictedinfilm Ted Perkin’s Bio Ted Perkins is a former film executive at Warner Bros., and his most recent post as Head of International Co-Productions and Acquisitions at Universal Pictures where he pioneered co-production between U.S. Major studios, Spain, Latin America, China and India. He turned to screenwriting and has sold over a dozen scripts to various companies including Fox Searchlight and Lionsgate. He recently sold a TV series spec for low six figures, and has another one in development with a large production conglomerate in Europe.

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Session #155 - What Hollywood Did On Our Summer Vacation

Session #155 – What Hollywood Did On Our Summer Vacation

The doctors (not real doctors) are in, again. We’re back from our Summer break and kicking off our 6th year with a look at all the recent stories in the news that impact Hollywood and writers including Roe v. Wade, inflation and supply chain woes, YouTube TV, CA Tax incentives, and more. SHOW NOTES: THR: One Big Reason Hollywood Hasn’t Begun Boycotting States Over Abortion Access THR: California Readies $1.65B Film/TV Tax Credit to Draw Productions From Anti-Abortion States THR: Digital Creators Rethink Hollywood As Some Push to Work On Their Own Terms THR: Hollywood Aims to Trim Production Costs Amid Inflation Surge, Supply Chain Pain THR: YouTube Takes Live TV Market Share as Streaming War Escalates Gamespot: Video Game Spending is down 13% year of year a drop of $1.71 billion

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Session 141 - Year End Wrap Up

Session #141 – Old Year/New Year – End of Year Wrap Up

In this session, we look at the years behind and ahead and talk about how the industry has changed and where it’s going, our past goals, accomplishments, and future plans. SHOW NOTES:“Heir of Amber and Fire” is the first book in Rachanee’s Kingdom Legacy series.Available online at these e-bookstores: https://books2read.com/rachaneeOn Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736181114 Wordcursion: http://www.wordcursion.comTom on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/zumonchurocka

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Session #140 -Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Session #140 -Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Seasons Greetings! We hope all your holidays are happy and healthy. In this session, we chat about the holidays and what we, as writers, think would make great gifts for the writer in your life. SHOW NOTES: Purple Seat Cushion/Lumbar Support: https://share.purple.com/by/WGTherapy Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com Inktip: https://www.inktip.com ISAConnect: https://www.networkisa.org Filmfreeway: https://filmfreeway.com

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Year 4 - That's a Wrap!

Session #135 – Year 4 – That’s a Wrap! Wordcursion and Heir of Amber and Fire

Looking for some Summer reading or a new game to while away the hours? This session, we discuss our recent projects; Rachanee’s new YA fantasy novel “Heir of Amber and Fire” and Tom’s just launched head-to-head mobile word find game “Wordcursion.” Both are available at links below in the show notes. This session marks the end of our 4th year! We’ll be on Summer break for a the next couple months. Look for new sessions in August. Thanks for listening!

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Is Hollywood Dead?

Session #130 – Is Hollywood Dead?

It’s hard to open YouTube without seeing a video on the “Exodus” from Los Angeles and the death of Hollywood. In this session, we debate the health status of Hollywood from the writers’ room to the movie theaters and everything in-between.

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