Kelley Carter

Session #124 – Interview with Kelley Carter – Entertainment Journalist and Executive Producer

We interview Kelley Carter, the Sr. Entertainment Reporter for ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” about her career, starting from her days at Michigan State University, to the Detroit Free Press and USA Today and now creating a scripted drama for Showtime. SHOW NOTES:ESPN “The Undefeated”Kelley on…Twitter: https://twitter.com/KelleyLCarterInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/KelleyLCarterFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelleylcarter

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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.” 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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In Other News

Session #59 – In Other News

Catch up with your writing therapists Rachanee and Tom as they discuss the latest news in the industry of which writers should be aware as well as from their own adventures in Hollywood. SHOW NOTES: Stream Writers Group Therapy on Spotify Reddit’s Screenwriting Sub-reddit (r/Screenwriting) KAPOW Intergalactic Film Fest LA Grip Wolves and Warriors National Hispanic Media Coalition Writers Showcase THR – Critic’s Notebook: Ranking the Streaming Services in Times of Confusion  Session #4 – Streaming Session #57 – The Rise of Subscription Movies & TV THR – TV Reboots May Be Losing Their Luster With Viewers (Exclusive Poll)  Session #46 – Remaking Nostalgia TV THR – As Talent Agencies Push to Own Content, Some Creators Cry Foul 

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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. SHOW NOTES:DC UniverseDisney Play – Everything We Know So FarApple’s Original TV ShowsSinemiaAMC Theaters

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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. SHOW NOTES: Comic-Con: www.comic-con.org

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