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. 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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Session #46 – Remaking Nostalgia Television

Everything old is new again…on TV! In the past year, and into the Fall season, reboots of “Magnum PI,” “Charmed,” “Murphy Brown,” “Lost in Space” and many others will hit flat screens everywhere. In this week’s session, we take a writer’s perspective on remaking nostalgic TV classics. SHOW NOTES:Deadline.com’s Fall 2018-19 Broadcast TV Schedule GridTVByTheNumbers Fall TV 2018 Every New Series…

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Session #26 – Sci-Fi in the Mainstream

In this week’s session, we talk about how Science Fiction has gone mainstream, with films like “The Shape of Water” and “Get Out” winning Oscars, and with Marvel and Star Wars dominating box offices worldwide, sci-fi isn’t just for nerds any longer. SHOW NOTES:All Time Wordwide Box Office Gross: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/15 Sci-Fi Movies You Didn’t Know Won Oscars: https://screenrant.com/sci-fi-movies-oscar-winners-surprising/

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Diversity in Animation

Session #19 – Animation and Diversity

Is it easier to push a political or social agenda writing for animated films and TV shows than in writing for live action? We discuss Jem & the Holograms, Gummy Bears, Smurfs, A Bug’s Life and everything Pixar and more. SHOW NOTES: No notes for this episode.

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Keeping an Idea File

Session #17 – Keeping an Idea File

You have the ideas. Now what do you do with them? We discuss how and why to keep an idea file. SHOW NOTES:Google Keep: keep.google.com – I (Tom) just discovered this free note keeping app from Google.Evernote: www.evernote.com – Evernote syncs all your notes between all your devices and computer.  Free basic or premium upgrades available.Writer’s Journals – Planners and journals to keep your ideas in the old fashioned way

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Happy Hanukkah

Session #14 – Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! Keep those creative juices flowing with these fun writing prompts for the holiday (8 prompts for the 8 days of Hanukkah). Post your ideas below!  Show Notes: None Photo by Adiel Io

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Session #7 – Writing with Production in Mind

If you want to be a great writer, you have to be a great… producer? If you want to sell your script, you do! Learn what producers are looking for so you can write a script that stands out. SHOW NOTES:Current SAG Rates – Go to www.sagaftra.org for current TV, commercial, music video, etc. rates

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Session #1 – Ideas

Where do you get your story ideas? How do you come up with something original and unique? We discuss Ideas in this week’s session of Writers Group Therapy! Show Notes:Writer Emergency Pack by John August

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