Pilot Season 2022

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. SHOW NOTES: Tom was wrong, “The X-Files” was not a mid-season replacement show. The first season was a full 24 episodes running from September 1993-May 1994. It was a Friday night show, which were shows that weren’t expected to do that well, hence the slot was often called the “Friday night death slot.” Deadline Pilot Panic Disney Trims $1B in content spending Pilot Season Hits New Low as Broadcast Shifts Towards Streaming Model Broadcast TV Scorecard 2022

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Interview with “Eternals” Screenwriting Team Kaz & Ryan Firpo

Session #139 – Interview with “Eternals” Screenwriting Team Kaz & Ryan Firpo

This session, we chat with cousins Kaz and Ryan Firpo who teamed up as screenwriters and filmmakers and discuss their separate journeys, writing Marvel’s “Eternals” and their other upcoming projects. Show Notes: Ryan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan.firpo/ Kaz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kazfirpo/ Eternals: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9032400

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Session 138 - A Moving Interview with Tom

Session #138 – A Moving Interview with Tom

The end of an era. Tom is leaving Los Angeles and heading back to Cleveland, Ohio. We discuss his nine years in Hollywood, what he accomplished, learned, and what he’s taking with him to continue screenwriting outside of Tinsel Town. SHOW NOTES:Literary Cleveland: https://www.litcleveland.orgCleveland Film Commission: https://www.clevelandfilm.comCleveland Indie Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clevelandindieclub

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Is Hollywood Dead?

Session #130 – Is Hollywood Dead?

It’s hard to open YouTube without seeing a video on the “Exodus” from Los Angeles and the death of Hollywood. In this session, we debate the health status of Hollywood from the writers’ room to the movie theaters and everything in-between. SHOW NOTES:Hollywood’s Obitutary, the Sequel. Now Streaming – The New York TimesMovies aren’t dead but Hollywood is strugglingIs ‘Everyone’ Leaving Los Angeles in a ‘Mass Exodus’?

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Session 83 - What's Happening In Hollywood

Session #83 – What’s Happening In Hollywood?

The past few months in Hollywood have been CRAZY! In today’s session, we discuss what’s going on between the WGA (Writers Guild of America) and the ATA (Association of Talents Agents), the college admissions scandal and the stars caught up in the sting, the dumping on Netflix by the Academy, actors and directors, and Disney’s takeover of 20th Century Fox.

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