This session, we have with us Maggie Cohn, one of the show runners and writers of The Staircase, the new HBOMax true crime series. Maggie won a Golden Globe for writing and producing American Crime Story: Versace and previously co-executive produced Narcos.Listen Now
Session #152 – WGT’s Annual Pilot Season Analysis – It’s a Wild, Wild Pilot Season
Are the broadcast networks just going through the motions this pilot season? With each having its own streamer, are we seeing the last days of the traditional pilot season? What does this mean for writers? And Tom remembers the days of Saturday morning cartoon pilot season.Listen Now
Session #148 – Amazon closes MGM deal. What it means for screenwriters
Amazon has closed its deal to by MGM that it announced in May 2021. How will the purchase of the 98 year old studio impact Amazon Prime, Hollywood, consumers and, of course, writers.Listen Now
Session #143 – Does Script Length Matter?
Streaming services have broken the mold on episode length. In this session, we discuss how they’ve changed the measuring stick on script length and where, when and if it still matters. SHOW NOTES: None this episodeListen Now
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 ShowListen Now
Session #132 – Jason Goldberg – Rising Star Horror Writer and Producer
Rising star writer/producer Jason Goldberg discusses his career development and writing process. His new film “Stay Out of the F***ing Attic” is streaming on Shudder and his name is on The Launch Pad Young & Hungry List and ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List.Listen Now
Session #129 – Writing movies for the streaming market with writer/producer/director Jeff Deverett.
We speak with writer, producer and director Jeff Deverett about writing movies for the growing streaming market and how his experience, as a lawyer and distributor helped in producing seven movies and distributing three of them on Netflix.Listen Now