Is filler episode dead?

Session #142 – Quantity vs quality. Is filler episode dead?

With shorter and shorter seasons, accelerated by streamers with big budget, high-quality event shows, has the era of 24 episode season containing the inevitable filler episode come to an end? And how would this change impact writers? SHOW NOTES:  NY Times: Streaming TV’s Boom Is a Mixed Blessing for Some Hollywood Writers Vulture.com: The Business of Too Much TV 9 Best Clip Show Episodes On TV, Ranked According To IMDb Wikipedia: The Clip Show

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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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Interview with “Eternals” Screenwriting Team Kaz & Ryan Firpo

Session #139 – Interview with “Eternals” Screenwriting Team Kaz & Ryan Firpo

This session, we chat with cousins Kaz and Ryan Firpo who teamed up as screenwriters and filmmakers and discuss their separate journeys, writing Marvel’s “Eternals” and their other upcoming projects. Show Notes: Ryan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan.firpo/ Kaz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kazfirpo/ Eternals: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9032400

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Session 138 - A Moving Interview with Tom

Session #138 – A Moving Interview with Tom

The end of an era. Tom is leaving Los Angeles and heading back to Cleveland, Ohio. We discuss his nine years in Hollywood, what he accomplished, learned, and what he’s taking with him to continue screenwriting outside of Tinsel Town. SHOW NOTES:Literary Cleveland: https://www.litcleveland.orgCleveland Film Commission: https://www.clevelandfilm.comCleveland Indie Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clevelandindieclub

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Interview with Zimran Jacob

Session #137 – Zimran Jacob, Screenwriter & “Punisher” Showrunner’s Assistant

In this session, we talk with Zimran Jacob, writer and showrunner’s assistant on shows including “Narcos,” “The Punisher,” and “Hannibal.” He delves into his path to becoming a writer and what it takes to be an effective showrunner’s assistant. SHOW NOTES:Zimran on:Twitter: https://twitter.com/zimranjacobInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/zimmydreamsofmoviesIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5900463/ UCLA Extension Writing ProgramScript AnatomyRoadmap WritersWAN Writers Workshop

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We're Back! Season 5

Session #136: We’re back! Or “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Rachanee and Tom are back from their pandemic Summer breaks with updates on what they and the industry have been up to and what’s coming next. SHOW NOTES:Listen to Rachanee on “Two Book Bitches” Listen to Tom talk James Cameron’s “The Abyss” with Sam Gasch on the Ideal Remake podcast “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 Tom’s word game for Android and iOS – Wordcursion: http://www.wordcursion.comTom plays games on TwitchTom’s Twitch avatar artist: CandyHidra PNGTuber Artist

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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! SHOW NOTES:Wordcursion on Google PlayWordcursion WebsiteFollow @Wordcursion on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for iOS launch news and updates About “Heir of Amber and Fire”Jennica is a princess on the run. On the run from an arranged marriage. On the run from a king whose mysterious plans could completely destroy her beloved home, the magical kingdom of Calia. And, she hopes, she’s running toward the truth of her heritage. To uncover the mysteries of her past, Princess Jennica will have to rely on a dragon seeker and his team to lead her to the creature who once kidnapped her mother. But how can she fully trust her allies, when she knows she must betray them? “Heir of Amber and Fire” is

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