Ken Atchity - The Story Merchant

Session #145 – Interview with The Story Merchant Ken Atchity

This session, we have the multitalented Ken Atchity, a best-selling author, producer, literary manger, professor and editor who aptly goes by the moniker The Story Merchant. He got his B.A. at Georgetown, his Ph.D. at Yale. He was a tenured professor of comparative literature at Occidental College and a distinguished instructor at UCLA Writers program. He’s worked in publishing and filmmaking and is a member of the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Producer’s Guild. SHOW NOTES: Ken’s Blog: www.kenatchityblog.com “Writing Treatments that Sell”: https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Treatments-That-Sell-Industry/dp/0805072780 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoryMerchant/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storymerchanthttps://www.instagram.com/atchityproductionshttps://www.instagram.com/ken_atchity Twitter: https://twitter.com/storymerchanthttps://twitter.com/kennja

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Interview with Jeff Deverett

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. Jeff Deverett is a producer, director, writer, and actor known for Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020), ism (2019), The Samuel Project (2018), Kiss & Cry (2017), Full Out (2015), King of the Camp (2008) and My Brother’s Keeper (2004). Jeff’s successful film and TV career began with distribution with New World Entertainment, Astral Communications, Anchor Bay Entertainment and his own company, Deverett Media Group. SHOW NOTES:Deverettmedia.com: https://www.deverettmedia.comHow To Get A Movie On Netflix – Jeff Deverett

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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 #67 - Handling Rejection

Session #67 – Handling Rejection

We will undoubtedly receive a mountain of “no’s” and “passes” before, if ever, we get our first “YES!” How you handle rejection can make or break you in the business of screenwriting, or books, magazines, blocks, advertising, etc. 

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