Maggie Cohn Showrunner of HBOMax’s “The Staircase”

Session #153 – Interview with Maggie Cohn Showrunner of HBOMax’s “The Staircase”

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. SHOW NOTES:Official Trailer“The Staircase” on HBOMax“The Staircase” on IMDB

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Interview with Lauryn Kahn - “Fresh” Screenwriter

Session #147 – Interview with Lauryn Kahn – “Fresh” Screenwriter

In this session, we talk with Lauryn Kahn, the screenwriter of “Fresh,” the new indie thriller starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan that took Sundance by storm. The film, produced by Adam McKay (“The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers”) and Searchlight Pictures, was acquired by Hulu. SPOILER ALERT! This interview contains pretty much all the big spoilers. So go watch the movie first on Hulu. SHOW NOTES:“Fresh” is available to stream on HuluLauryn on IG: https://www.instagram.com/laurynkahn/Lauryn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/youdonknowme Fresh premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2022, and is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2022, on Hulu by Searchlight Pictures. Indiewire

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Paul Kalburgi - The Writer’s Toolkit

Session #146 – Interview with Paul Kalburgi – Writer and host of The Writer’s Toolkit book and podcast

Paul Kalburgi is a British screenwriter, playwright and TV producer, as well as author and podcast host of the book and podcast The Writer’s Toolkit. He discusses his journey as a writer, his process and the tools he uses in his craft. SHOW NOTES:Paul online:Website & The Writers Toolkit: https://www.paulkalburgi.com/thewriterstoolkitbookTW: https://twitter.com/PaulKalburgiIG: https://www.instagram.com/paulkalburgi/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxb9iS3qEkbTmFe4vKn0Qg Guest host Sam Gasch’s Ideal Remake podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ideal-remake/id1298864585Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamGasch

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Screenwriter James Vanderbilt

Session #144 – Interview with “Scream” screenwriter James Vanderbilt

This session, we’re excited to have with us James Vanderbilt, a screenwriter and producer with over 20 years of major feature film experience including blockbusters such as White House Down, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, and, one of Tom’s favorites, The Rundown. He is also the Chief Content Officer of Project X Entertainment. SHOW NOTES:James on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jamesthevanProject X Entertainment: https://www.projectxentertainment.comScream movie website: https://www.screammovie.com

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Session 141 - Year End Wrap Up

Session #141 – Old Year/New Year – End of Year Wrap Up

In this session, we look at the years behind and ahead and talk about how the industry has changed and where it’s going, our past goals, accomplishments, and future plans. SHOW NOTES:“Heir of Amber and Fire” is the first book in Rachanee’s Kingdom Legacy series.Available online at these e-bookstores: https://books2read.com/rachaneeOn Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736181114 Wordcursion: http://www.wordcursion.comTom on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/zumonchurocka

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Session #140 -Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Session #140 -Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Seasons Greetings! We hope all your holidays are happy and healthy. In this session, we chat about the holidays and what we, as writers, think would make great gifts for the writer in your life. SHOW NOTES: Purple Seat Cushion/Lumbar Support: https://share.purple.com/by/WGTherapy Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com Inktip: https://www.inktip.com ISAConnect: https://www.networkisa.org Filmfreeway: https://filmfreeway.com

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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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Tim Gabrielle, Horror Author and Screenwriter

Session #133 – Interview with Tim Gabrielle, Horror Author and Screenwriter

We talk with horror author and screenwriter Tim Gabrielle. He has two novels, “This Land of Monsters” and “The Eighteenth,” the latter he has adapted for screen which has placed in four screenwriting competitions. Tim discusses his creative process and screenwriting from his home in Ontario, Canada. He also is in the process of starting a podcast titled “Histories & Mysteries” that features mysteries and strange stories from across North America.  SHOW NOTES: Website: authortimgabrielle.comFacebook:Facebook.com/authortimgabrielleTwitter: @timgabrielleTim’s books on Amazon

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Horror Writer Jason Goldberg

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. SHOW NOTES: Find Jason online onFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jscottgoldberg83IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2661125Shudder: https://www.shudder.com About Jason: Jason Goldberg is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America with over 100 hours of original programming to his name. Horror is his genre of choice and has 15 completed feature screenplays and 3 television series that have placed in top writing competitions, including Nicholl, Final Draft’s Big Break and Screencraft Horror. Jason landed on The Launch Pad’s Young & Hungry List (2018), The Launch Pad’s Hit List (2018), and ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List in 2019. He sold “Stay Out of the F*cking Attic” to Top Dead Center Films, which will be hitting Shudder in Q1 2021 and his Hit List script, “Flatwoods” will be going into production summer 2021, with Andy Palmer attached to direct. He’s currently producing a cosmic horror film with a-list talent attached, while pushing his own material. 

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