Steven Smith is back for another interview!

Session #109 – Living and Working in Hollywood in Covid 19 times with Steven Smith

In this session, one of our favorite guests is back, screenwriter, producer, documentarian and author Steven Smith, to discuss working in Hollywood in Covid 19 lockdown times. Steven is a 4-Time Emmy nominee; producer and writer of over 200 documentaries for television, home video and other media. He has authored two books, his newest coming out in May, is the biography “Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer.” Writers Group Therapy – Session 109 – WGT Live – Author/Documentarian/Producer Steven Smith – Living and Working in Hollywood in Covid-19 times SHOW NOTES: This was recorded live via Zoom meeting and streamed on our Facebook page so the audio may be inconsistent. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we edited as best we could for your listening pleasure.

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Expat - A comedy Podcast by Rachanee Lumayno

Session 107 – “Ex Pat” Comedy Podcast, WGA, Covid-19 vs Hollywood, Pilot Season & More

On this session, Tom interviews Rachanee about her new comedy podcast “Ex Pat.” Also, we discuss how Covid-19 is impacting Hollywood and how you can prepare for it, WGA and NBCUniversal, more Pilot Season news, Streamers and Basic Cable channel alliances. Writers Group Therapy – Session 107 – Expat Comedy Podcast – WGA – Covid 19 vs Hollywood – More Pilot Season SHOW NOTES: Covid 19: In the week between recording this episode and publishing it, massive changes swept Hollywood as concerns about the Covid 19 virus have spread. The number of cancellations expanded exponentially since then. So to simplify these notes, this link provides Indiewire’s comprehensive list of cancellations in Hollywood and entertainment.Ex Pat Podcast (with links to the podcast on all platforms, or search for “Ex Pat The Show”): https://www.expattheshow.comBasic Cable buying more reality shows, less scripted, as scripted goes to streamersPeacock Inks Massive Licensing Deal With A+E NetworksWGA East Files Labor Complaint Against NBC Over Shuttered Nonfiction Unit

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Sam Gash, host of the “Ideal Remake” podcast

Session #106 – Sam Gasch from the Ideal Remake podcast, Mini-Slug lines and lots of news

In this mega-session of Writers Group Therapy, we interview Sam Gash, host of the “Ideal Remake” podcast, as well as discuss the Oscars, the Mini-Slug line, WGA’s upcoming contract negotiations and studios stockpiling scripts, Mulan, Representation, NBC’s Peacock streamer and more!  Writers Group Therapy – Session 106 – Sam Gasch from _Ideal Remake_ podcast – Oscars – Mini-Slug line – WGA and Studios and more SHOW NOTES: Sam Gasch on TwitterIdeal Remake Podcast Ideal Remake on Instagram Writing Tip: Mini-SlugsWGA Priorities Mulan CriticismStar Wars/LGBTQ Representation Studios Stockpiling for Potential Writers Strike NBC Peacock Streamer

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Session 103 - Interview with Aron Eli Coleite

Session #103 – Interview with Daybreak Writer/Executive Producer Aron Eli Coleite – More Streamers – Festival Fiascos – WGA vs Studios – Fellowship Deadlines – Masterclass Update

In this session, we interview Aron Coleite, the Executive Producer and writer of Netflix’s new apocalyptic show “Daybreak.” We also discuss how streamers are taking films from theaters and how that impacts writers, Tom’s latest Masterclass update, film festival fiascos and how to avoid them, and fellowship deadline changes of which you should be aware. Writers Group Therapy – Session 103 – Daybreak Writer EP Aron Eli Coleite – More Streamers – Festival Fiascos – WGA vs Studios – Fellowship Deadlines – Masterclass Show Notes: Aron Eli Coleite:https://twitter.com/AronColeitehttps://www.instagram.com/aronelicoleiteDaybreak streams on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80197462 Daybreak Social: https://twitter.com/daybreak https://www.instagram.com/daybreakhttps://www.facebook.com/DaybreakNetflixSeriesDaybreak Writers: https://twitter.com/daybreakwr The Only Podcast Left – On Spotify (You can also listen to Writers Group Therapy on Spotify BTW! https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZHn83CLXcDJ7ubQgKKRPZ?si=gXfZALkrQ6SeotUdsBvTNA) CAPE – Coalition of Asian Pacifics in EntertainmentFilm Festival Strategies – Session #56Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com

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In today's session, we interview Mike Blum, Chief Creative Officer at Pipsqueak Animation. Mike is a writer, director and producer who started making annimated films while at Disney Feature Animation. SHOW NOTES: Pipsqueak Animation: http://www.pipsqueakfilms.com

Session #92 – Interview with Mike Blum, Chief Creative Office at Pipsqueak Animation

In today’s session, we interview Mike Blum, Chief Creative Officer at Pipsqueak Animation. Mike is a writer, director and producer who started making animated films while at Disney Feature Animation. Writers Group Therapy – Session 92 – Interview with Mike Blum, Chief Creative Officer at Pipsqueak Animation SHOW NOTES:Pipsqueak Animation: http://www.pipsqueakfilms.com

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Interview with Gustavo Sampaio, Founder and Director of the NoHo Cinefest

Session #76 – Interview NoHo Cinefest Founder Gustavo Sampaio

This week’s session is an interview with Gustavo Sampaio, the Founder and Director of the NoHo Cinefest in North Hollywood, now in its sixth year. He is also a writer, producer, director and editor. We discuss the upcoming festival and his film “GAIA.” Writers Group Therapy – Session 76 – Interview with Gustavo Sampaio, Founder and Director of the NoHo Cinefest SHOW NOTES: NoHo CinefestGustavo on IMDbGustavo on Twitter

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