Shelley Pack is an actress, writer, and producer. Shelley has performed with the The Groundlings, Second City Alumni, Drew Carey and the cast of "Whose Line is it Anyway?,"  Ryan Stiles and Kristen Wiig.

Josh Sutherland is a director and SFX editor known for his work Looper (2012), The Avengers (2012), and Escape Plan (2013). 

Chasing Molly - "Molly (Shelley Pack) a paranormal con artist who cleans people of their valuables instead of their demons, accidentally rips off a Drug Kinpin (Kurt Angle). She now has to save her kidnapped partner (Jim Cashman) and herself while battling through the under belly of Los Angeles."  Also starring Jim Cashman & Felicia Day

 

Chasing Molly is out now! 

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SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 - Podcast Starts & Intros
  • 10:41 - Deciding to make a movie they could make themselves
  • 13:21 - Casting the film with Jim Cashman, Felicia Day and Kurt Angle
  • 17:37 - Setting yourself up to win
  • 18:14 - Pitching Kurt Angle
  • 20:40 - Meticulous and Resourceful
  • 23:08 - Getting Indie Movies Made
  • 24:46 - Securing Locations
  • 27:53 - Scheduling
  • 31:36 - Star Waggons
  • 33:14 - When the Stars Align aka Getting a Model of Kurt Angle's Head
  • 35:39 - Soundtrack
  • 37:22 - Making it Happen
  • 39:42 - Grapefruit Technique 
  • 58:04 - Chasing Molly
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    - iTunes
    - Vimeo
  •  58:36 - Parting Thoughts

 

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Episode 231 - Jim Uhls (Fight Club)

May 11, 2019

Jim Uhls is a screenwriter and producer. Jim’s sceenwriting credits include, "Fight Club”, the feature-film "Jumper", the NBC television film "Semper Fi", and the SyFy miniseries "Spin". 

Jim's current online class on screenwriting is available at Creative Live

 

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- 2:39 - How did Jim get his first (credited) writing gig as Fight Club?

- 4:19 - Chuck Palahniuk - is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into a popular film of the same name.

- 10:36 - The Meeting

- 14:03 - The Narrator

- 18:50 - Screenwriting Rules

- 31:14 - Jim's Screenwriting Advice

- 38:58 - The Scent of Blood

- 50:13 - Jim, if he'll ever direct 

- 52:57 - David Fincher Directing Style - David Fincher is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Social Network (2010). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction.
He is also known for having directed Alien 3 in his directorial debut, and most known for films in the thriller genre, including Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Netflix series House of Cards (2013–2018) and Mindhunter (2017–present).
His films Zodiac and The Social Network are ranked in BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century.

- 1:05:17 - My Fight Club house story

 

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Episode 230 - Ron Bonk (House Shark)

March 13, 2019

Ron Bonk is a filmmaker and the founder and head of the distributor SRS Cinema. His latest new film, House Shark, is on Amazon Prime now.

 

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-- Episode 169 – Matthew T Burns (aka ‘Sick’ Nick Mondo) – From Pro Wrestler to Filmmaker

-- King Kong Bundy passes away at 61

 

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-- 03:24 - Show Start & Background

-- 10:30 - Shooting without permits

-- 11:02 - Getting Locations

-- 17:14 - Strategies for Films

-- 19:50 - Mistakes in Crowdfunding & Funding

-- 31:56 - Empire State of the Dead - The recently deceased rise, feasting upon the living as a zombie outbreak spreads across the globe. In Central New York, a small Marine patrol, led by Seargent Ritter, tries to keep order. But while battling the living dead they are also faced with roving gangs going unchecked and entire military units defecting. Amid the chaos, a drug lord named Ray sees an opportunity to rule the new world rising, and he is sabotaging rescue centers and military bases to help further break down the Government's attempts to restore order.

--43:25 - House Shark

HOUSE SHARK: When Frank (Trey Harrison) finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, he's enlists the aid of the world's only "House Shark" Expert, Zachary (Michael Merchant), and a grizzled former real estate agent, Abraham (Wes Reid), to embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast and claim back his life. It's Jaws in a house!

 

 

 

-- 56:45 -- Parting Advice, AFM, and Killer One Sheets

 

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Episode 229 - Alex Ferrari (Shooting for the Mob)

February 3, 2019

Alex Ferrari is the founder of Indie Film Hustle blog, and the ultra popular podcast of the same name. Alex's feature film debut was the award winning This is Meg. The film stars comic actress Jill-Michele Meleán (Reno 911, MadTV), along with Krista Allen, Joseph Reitman, Debra Wilson, Carlos Alazraqui, & Jenica Bergere. Alex wore many hats on this indie film including directing, producing, cinematographer, cameraman, editor, and colorist. The film is currently playing on Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon. Alex's follow up project was the feature film, 'On the Corner of Ego and Desire,' a satirical look at the indie film world, shot entirely at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Alex's new book, Shooting for the Mob, will be released on February 22, 2019

 

Show Notes

-- [00:04:50.44] - Episode Starts
-- [00:08:48.25] - Alex's daily routine
-- [00:19:14.00] - Controlling emails
-- [00:25:02.28] - Audiobooks and podcasts
-- [00:27:43.06] - IFH TV
-- [00:32:53.57] - Birdbox challenge

'Bird Box Challenge' crash: Teen was driving with eyes covered, police say

-- [00:33:58.41] - Motivational Speeches

Arnold Schwarzenegger 2018 - The speech that broke the internet - Most Inspiring ever

Eric Thomas - Change the Way You See Yourself

 

[00:34:41.83] - Grant Cardone's 10x
[00:38:17.42] - Overnight Successes
[00:49:18.24] - Shooting for the Mob - A bipolar gangster, a naive young film director, and Batman--what could go wrong? Alex Ferrari is a first-time film director who just got hired to direct a $20 million feature film. The only problem is that the film is about Jimmy, an egomaniacal gangster who wants the film to be about his life in the mob. From the backwater towns of Louisiana to the Hollywood Hills, Alex is taken on a crazy misadventure through the world of the mafia and Hollywood. Huge movie stars, billion-dollar producers, studio heads, and, of course, a few gangsters populate this unbelievable journey down the rabbit hole of chasing one's dream. Would you sell your soul to the devil to make your dream come true? By the way, did I mention that this story is based on true events? No, seriously it is.
[01:03:42.39] - Fate and Karma
[01:05:27.70] - How Alex Checked His Ego
[01:13:12.35] - Alex wants to give you $30,000 to make a Web Series
[01:16:19.61] - Closing Thoughts

 

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Episode 228 - Steve Kaplan (The Comic Hero’s Journey)

January 19, 2019

Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, Steve created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He has consulted and taught workshops at companies such as HBO, DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, Sony Pictures Network India, Globo Brazil, and others. Steve's first book, The Hidden Tools of Comedy, is a international best seller.

Steve's new book, The Comic Hero's Journey is on sale now.

 

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Show Notes

-- Show Start [00:02:45]

-- Steve Kaplan's interviews with Film Courage [00:05:16]

 

-- Character Development [00:09:36.]

-- The best comedies nowadays [00:13:58]

-- Creating a comedy which is telling the truth [00:16:50]

-- Groundhog's Day - Theme and Character [00:18:31]

-- Judd Apatow Comedies [00:21:59]

-- Dumb and Dumber [00:27:35]

-- Empathy vs Sympathy [00:29:45]

"Somebody once said. That all fiction is autobiography. Every piece of fiction is that it's actually telling you more about the person who's writing it than about the characters who are in it. And I think that's true"

-- The Comic Hero's Journey [00:41:31]

"A comic hero or heroine also goes on a journey, but for the comic hero, it’s often quite, quite different. The hero decides to go on the adventure; the comic hero often has no choice. The hero has a wise old man; the comic hero often meets an idiot who inadvertently says something that can teach him a thing or two. Steve Kaplan will show you the diverse paths that comedy takes in The Comic Hero’s Journey."

 

 

-- The Hero's Journey [00:43:13]

In narratology and comparative mythology, the monomyth, or the hero's journey, is the common template of a broad category of tales that involve a hero who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or transformed.

The study of hero myth narratives started in 1871 with anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor's observations of common patterns in plots of heroes' journeys. Later on, others introduced various theories on hero myth narratives such as Otto Rank and his Freudian psychoanalytic approach to myth, Lord Raglan's unification of myth and rituals, and eventually hero myth pattern studies were popularized by Joseph Campbell, who was influenced by Carl Jung's view of myth. In his 1949 work The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell described the basic narrative pattern as follows:

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.
Campbell and other scholars, such as Erich Neumann, describe narratives of Gautama Buddha, Moses, and Christ in terms of the monomyth. While others, such as Otto Rank and Lord Raglan, describe hero narrative patterns in terms of Freudian psychoanalysis and ritualistic senses. Critics argue that the concept is too broad or general to be of much usefulness in comparative mythology. Others say that the hero's journey is only a part of the monomyth; the other part is a sort of different form, or color, of the hero's journey.

 

 

"There's a comedy story everywhere. That's that's the whole point. Our lives are comedies and we just have to be brave enough to tell them."

-- Parting Thoughts [00:51:30]

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Episode 227 - Ashley Scott Meyers (Indie Film Masterclass)

December 8, 2018

Ashley Scott Meyers is a screenwriter and host of the Selling Your Screenplay podcast.

After graduating from college Ashley moved from his childhood home in Annapolis, Maryland, to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as a screenwriter. During his first three years in Los Angeles, Meyers wrote or co-wrote eight feature length screenplays, earned his first few dollars as a screenwriter, and saw two of his original screenplays get produced.
Meyers sold Dish Dogs to 7.23 Productions. Dish Dogs was co-written with long time friend and writing partner, Nathan Ives. It's a semi-fictitious account of their travels across the country working as dish washers ("dish dogs") in various restaurants. Dish Dogs stars Sean Astin, Mattew Lillard, Brian Dennehy, Shannon Elizabeth, Maitland Ward, and Richard Moll.
Independent producer / director Douglas DeMarco produced Meyers' screenplay Reunion which eventually found distribution in some art house theaters around the world.

During his initial years in Los Angeles, Meyers returned to school and earned a Masters degree in Mass Communications, with a screenwriting emphasis, at Cal State, Northridge (CSUN). Over the next few years Meyers continued to option and sell many screenplays. Some of the highlights include Rushlight, a film noir script Meyers wrote while at CSUN was produced and stars Josh Henderson, Beau Bridges, Aidan Quinn, and Haley Webb. Meyers was hired to write a martial arts action screenplay by Big Boss Creative entitled, Ninja Apocalypse. It stars Ernie Reyes Jr, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Christian Oliver. Man Overboard, also co-written with Nathan Ives, was sold to and produced by Treasure Entertainment. It's a broad comedy anchored in the world of boat sales. It won the Los Angeles Film & Script Festival. Meyers co-wrote a feature comedy script, Turkey Day, with Mark Brown (Barbershop) that was optioned to Evergreen Pictures, LLC (based at Universal).

His directorial debut, The Pinch, is out now.

When a low level mobster is nearly rubbed out by the boss, he decides to take the bonus he was promised by force, so he kidnaps the boss and demands a hefty ransom.

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Show Notes

-- [00:03:03] - Show starts

-- [00:04:29] - Writing the Script

-- [00:07:46] - Finding Locations

-- [00:12:22] - Finding time to write

-- [00:15:29] - Project Management Triangle

-- [00:18:23] - What do Producers Look For?

-- [00:28:56] - Experience putting the Pinch on The Black List

-- [00:31:34] - Experience putting the Pinch on Inktip

-- [00:35:07] - What if my screenplay doesn't do well in a competition?

-- [00:38:18] - Scripts that make better movies than scripts

-- [00:42:08] - Crowdfunding

-- [00:59:48] - Filming the Pinch

-- [01:06:28] - Biggest Challenge

-- [01:08:34] - Distribution

-- [01:11:03] - Buying The Pinch online and a free 3 hour making of webinar

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Episode 226 - Madman Pondo (Memoirs of a Madman)

October 22, 2018

Madman Pondo aka Kevin Canady, is an American professional wrestler, TV personality, and author.  Best known for his hardcore wrestling style, Canady has wrestled for various wrestling promotions, including Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Combat Zone Wrestling, Big Japan Pro Wrestling, and Juggalo Championship Wrestling. 

He's book, Memoirs of A Madman, beyond 'just a pro wrestling' book which covers his entire 30 year career is out now.

In this episode we'll chat starting out, the price to follow your dreams, driving Friday the 13th a horror inspired car in a demolition derby, starting his own X rated public access show that ignites a war between two TV evangelists, becoming an agent for the Jerry Springer show, and TONS more! 

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Show Notes

[00:02:34] - Show Begins

[00:04:24] - Pondo Growing Up

[00:09:12] - What are some good pro wrestling schools? 

[00:14:17] - Following Your Dreams

[00:18:53] - Feeling of Accomplishing A Dream

[00:19:56] - Demolition Derby

[00:22:53] - Starting Skull Talk - a X rated public access show where Pondo would introduce wrestling clips 

[00:36:15] - BadNumbers - is a free reverse telephone database of phone numbers reported to be from telemarketers, scammers, and bill collectors. To date over 968,639 complaints have been reported.

[00:37:29] - Jerry Springer Show - is an American syndicated tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer.

[00:42:22] - The Brawl For All - was a shootfighting tournament held in the World Wrestling Federation that lasted from June 29, 1998 to August 24, 1998. The creation of then-WWF writer Vince Russo, Brawl for All resulted in a number of legit injuries for WWF performers and was received negatively by some industry figures. The winner, Bart Gunn, later fought pro boxer/toughman contest winner, Butterbean. Gunn was knocked out 35 seconds into the bout and was fired by the WWF afterward.

-- Butterbean - is an American former professional boxer, kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler who competed in the heavyweight division. He is also a television personality, having appeared in several programs and been referenced by many others. Esch transitioned to professional boxing in 1994 following a successful stint on the Toughman Contest scene and went on to capture the World Athletic Association (WAA) heavyweight and IBA super heavyweight championships. Beginning in 2003, he began fighting regularly as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist, most notably in K-1 and the Pride Fighting Championships. Butterbean's combined fight record stands at 97–24–5 with 66 knockouts and 10 submissions.

-- [00:45:50] - Memoirs of a Madman - “He’s just a bleeder,” they said. “He can’t wrestle. All he can do is bleed!” Mad Man Pondo never argued when people called him “just a bleeder.” He knows who he is, and he’s embraced it. He knows that his high tolerance for pain, his fearless nature, and his talent for bleeding are the reason he’s wrestled all around the world, starred in three video games, appeared in a horror film with one of his great heroes, befriended celebrities from the A-list to the D-list, and become a legend to deathmatch wrestling fans everywhere. Now, Mad Man Pondo is telling his story his way. He takes you from his early days as a wrestling fan in Flora, Illinois who accidentally got his butt kicked by Jos LeDuc to his glory days as a headliner for Big Japan. You’ll read about in-ring encounters with Junkyard Dog, Terry Funk, and Kevin Sullivan; real life run-ins with David Blaine and Benny Hinn; and unexpected confrontations outside the ring with crazed fans and the Yakuza. You’ll learn how his small cable access show Skull Talk led him to become a casting agent for Jerry Springer and how a deathmatch legend gets to rub shoulders with the likes of MC Hammer, Jonny Fairplay, Mick Foley, Eli Roth, and Robert Englund. Pondo shares stories about his most legendary deathmatch encounters and the inspirational story behind his all-women’s promotion, Girl Fight. And you’ll read his unforgettable speech from the Juggalo March on Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial where Forrest Gump once cried out, “Jenny!!!” With a foreword by Vanilla Ice (yes, THE Vanilla Ice!), dozens of must-see photos, and countless stories from friends, fans, and fellow grapplers, Memoirs of a Mad Man is an all-out extreme autobiography as graphic and over the top as a Four Corners of Pain Deathmatch.

-- [00:50:11] - What's Pondo's Favorite story from the book?

-- [00:52:12] - Parting Thoughts

-- Girl Fight Wrestling

 

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Episode 225 - Jim Toscano & Danny Gianino (Being the World’s #1 Rocky Super Fan)

October 10, 2018

Jim Toscano & Danny Gianino are documentary filmmakers from Detroit.

The Pretender movie is a documentary that follow follows, Mike Kunda, the world's #1 Rocky fan. Mike has spent the last 40 years of his life focusing on every aspect of the Rocky films and on his fictional hero Rocky Balboa. This film documents Mike's life as he struggles to find meaning in his Rocky obsession and become the person he really wants to be.

The Pretender will be showing at the upcoming FirstGlance Film Festival Philadelphia 21 -  October 12-14th, 2018 at the Painted Bride. Tickets are available here

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Show Notes

-- [00:04:54] - Film Tax Credits

-- [00:08:33] - Going into their own work from corporate doc's

-- [00:12:19] - When clients tell you their kid could this

-- [00:16:56] - Rocky Balboa - Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

-- [00:21:20] - First Glance Film Festival - FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia 21 -  October 12-14th, 2018 at the Painted Bride. Tickets are available here

FirstGlance Film festivals began in 1996 in the basement of a small theater in Center City Philadelphia. It started as a small theatre company in Philadelphia that wanted to help fellow filmmakers get their projects shown in a public venue for others to enjoy. Its mission was a one time weekend to show projects that might otherwise not be seen by moviegoers in the Philadelphia area. With a rented video projector and a bunch of large screen TVs, they had a successful weekend showing about 20 projects to about 150 people…The FirstGlance Film Festival was born.

FirstGlance decided to move forward with film festivals and make its event annual. With filmmaker interest, their sister festival opened in Burbank California in 2000 to a similar audience in a 35 seat screening room and has also become a growing annual event.

To date, FirstGlance has produced thirty two film festivals, shown over 2000 award winning films to over 150,000 attendees and over 300,000 online viewers of the Short Online Contest in its 14th incarnation in 2015.

FirstGlance Film Fests have grown to 250 seat venues with state of the art digital projection capabilities, including 3D film with Dolby Surround sound or better!

In addition to producing their award winning bi-coastal film festivals, FirstGlance has year round activities that include On-line Short Film Competitions, Show Us Ur Shorts Screenings, Web Series Playoffs, Short Film Productions, and Online Distribution.

-- [00:22:00] - The Pretender - Making a Documentary

Mike Kunda is the world's #1 Rocky fan, he has spent the last 40 years of his life focusing on every aspect of the Rocky films and on his fictional hero Rocky Balboa. This film documents Mike's life as he struggles to find meaning in his Rocky obsession and become the person he really wants to be.

-- [00:26:06] - Kim Ray- Producer for Lady Gag doc, Gaga Five Foot Two - I had Kim on the podcast - EP 189 - Producing Real Life

-- [00:27:15] - What where the biggest obstacles in filming the doc

-- [00:30:35]  - Larry Holmes  is an American retired professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 2002. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which gave birth to his boxing nickname of "The Easton Assassin".

Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, held the WBC heavyweight title from 1978 to 1983, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles from 1980 to 1985, and the inaugural IBF heavyweight title from 1983 to 1985. He made 20 successful title defenses, placing him third all time, behind only Joe Louis at 25 and Wladimir Klitschko at 22. He also holds the record for the longest individual heavyweight title streak in the modern boxing history. Holmes is one of only five boxers—along with Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Leon Spinks and Trevor Berbick—to defeat Muhammad Ali; he is the only one to have stopped Ali.

-- [00:33:40] - Searching for Sugar man - is a 2012 Swedish–British–Finnish documentary film, about a South African cultural phenomenon, directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul which details the efforts in the late 1990s of two Cape Town fans, Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out whether the rumoured death of American musician Rodriguez was true, and if not, to discover what had become of him. Rodriguez's music, which had never achieved success in the United States, had become very popular in South Africa although little was known about him in that country. On 10 February 2013, the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary at the 66th British Academy Film Awards in London, and two weeks later it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

 

 

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Episode 224 – Gough (Building Your Own Netflix)

September 20, 2018

Gough was born on the 16th of December 1981 in Sydney Australia. He grew up on the Gold Coast where a love of writing and film was established early on in life. Working as an audio producer and comedy writer for a number of radio stations in both Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, a successful stint as a stand-up comedian followed, travelling through the UK, Canada and the USA, headlining some of the biggest comedy clubs in the world. Gough then moved back to the Gold Coast where he decided it was time to start producing some of his written work, through his newly formed company Beernuts Productions. Not allowing his disability to be a hindrance, instead Gough embraces the challenge with great success as his work clearly demonstrates.

Beernuts Productions is Australia’s most exciting and innovative production company. Founded by Gough in 2006, Beernuts Productions has set out to prove itself as a prolific producer of contemporary, cutting edge and award winning cinema, television, downloads and books with a wide range of topics and projects to be undertaken. Gough’s latest project, ‘A Day in the life of a personal trainer’ is out now via his website.

SHOW NOTES: http://www.davebullis.com/episode-224-gough-building-your-own-netflix/

 

Episode 223 - Scott Myers (Zero Draft Thirty)

September 2, 2018

Scott Myers has written 30 projects for every major Hollywood studio and broadcast network. His film writing credits include K-9 starring Jim Belushi, Alaska starring Vincent Kartheisher, and Trojan War starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. From 2002–2010, Scott was an executive producer at Trailblazer Studios, a television production company. In 2002, he began teaching screenwriting in his spare time. He won the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Outstanding Instructor Award in 2005 and for eight years taught in the Writing for Screen and Stage program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Currently Scott is an Assistant Professor at the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts. He is co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class, a unique online resource for writers. Scott is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America West, and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale University Divinity School. He has hosted Go Into The Story since its launch May 16, 2008 and is partnered with the Black List as its official screenwriting blog.

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A new found footage horror movie written and directed by Marcus Harben, Produced by Steve and Tracy Jarvis and Giles Alderson and exec produced by Allan Niblo. Now in production. LIKE their Facebook page below; 

— Want to help me make a short trailer project?

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I’m aiming for a September/October 2018 shoot date for a fun, fake trailer project here in the Philly area. I’ll be looking for actors, a location manager, and a few other key crew roles.

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Show Notes

-- [00:02:09] - Scott's current role

--  [00:11:05] - Spec script market

  • Crazy Rich Asians

-- [00:15:55] - Advice to students

-- [00:20:21] - How story structure changed?

-- [00:23:26] - Character equals plot

-- [00:24:59] - Plot Points

-- [00:25:33] - A Quiet Place

-- [00:28:54] - Screenwriting Templates - Are they still relevant? 

-- [00:30:13] - Brainstorming Exercises

-- [00:36:15] - Protagonist and Nemesis

-- [00:40:22] - London Screenwriting Festival

-- [00:41:52] - Zero Draft Thirty 

There are two Zero Draft Thirty Challenges per year - usually March & September which means 30 days of continual writing. 1 script. Movie script. TV script. First draft. Rewrite. Whatever. On the first Friday of every month, beginning at Midnight Eastern (U.S.) Friday and continuing through Midnight Saturday, 24 ZD30 volunteer group members host an hour, this is our 24 Hour Writing Scamper-A-Thon.

-- Zero Draft Thirty calendar

-- [00:50:18] - Parting Thoughts

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