World Building

Session #58 – World Building

Where in the world…? In this week’s session, we talk about world building. How different is creating for science fiction vs. fantasy? We look at some recent films and how their worlds were built, for good or bad.

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Session #57 - The Rise of Subscription Movies & TV

Session #57 – The Rise of Subscription Movies & TV

First it was Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Then the TV and cable netowrks – HBO Now, Starz and CBS All Access. Then came MoviePass (R.I.P.), Sinemia and AMC’s A-List. DC Universe just launched and soon Apple and Disney will be OTT subscription services themselves. It seems EVERYONE is going to a subscription model. We discuss how the evolving film and TV markets effect writers in today’s session.

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Film Festival Strategies

Session #56 – Film Festival Strategies

You’ve done it! You’ve produced your short film – now what? In today’s session, learn from Tom and Rachanee’s experience on the film festival circuit. The how, where, when and why of submitting your film, and keeping your sanity and shirt in the process.

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Moving to LA and Living the Dream

Session #51 – Moving to LA and Living the Dream

We’ve already talked about WHY you might want to move to Los Angeles to pursue your dream of screenwriting for the next Emmy or Oscar winner (See Session #38), but what happens when you actually decide to make the move? In today’s session we talk about tips for making the move to Los Angeles and surviving when you get here.  Writers Group Therapy – Session 51 – Moving to LA and Living the Dream SHOW NOTES: Session #38 – Do you need to be in LA? The Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Los Angeles

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We Have Bad Taste

Session #50 – We Have Bad Taste

Sometimes you just can’t help but like a show or movie that everyone else thinks are completely unfit for human consumption. In this week’s session we discuss the things we loved that others hated. **Spoiler alert! – We discuss key plot points to movies and TV shows, most listed below, but may have missed a few.** Writers Group Therapy – Session 50 – We Have Bad Taste SHOW NOTES: (Click title to view IMDB page)Lady in the WaterDinotopiaCovington CrossJoan of ArcadiaRobin Hood (BBC Version)FireflyGodzilla (1984)Space Above & BeyondThe DollhousePlanet of the Apes

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