Weird American Film & TV Tropes

Session #121 – Weird American Film & TV Tropes

American movies and TV shows are watched around the world, but to others, we do some weird stuff. For this lighter session, we analyze the depiction of Americans in entertainment based on the Buzzfeed list “37 Things Americans Do In Movies/TV Shows That Truly Confuse Non-American.” Writers Group Therapy – Session 121 – Weird American Film & TV Tropes Show Notes:Buzzfeed article 37 Things Americans Do In Movies/TV Shows That Truly Confuse Non-American

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Session 103 - Interview with Aron Eli Coleite

Session #103 – Interview with Daybreak Writer/Executive Producer Aron Eli Coleite & More

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.

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Jump The Shark

Session #87 – Jump the Shark

It’s not everyday that a TV show makes it to four seasons, let alone seven, or 10, or even, as record holder The Simpsons currently stands, 30. In this session, we discuss what makes a show go the distance. Why doesn’t it “jump the shark”?

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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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SDCC Wrap-up

Session #47 – San Diego Comic-Con Wrap-up

Did you get your nerd on for Comic-Con? We just spent a few days in San Diego at the Comic-Con watching great short films at the film festival and going to panels and in general just enjoying all the geek culture we could. We’ll tell you what we saw and learned in this week’s session.

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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.

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