Richard Walter is a celebrated storytelling guru, movie industry expert, and longtime chairman of UCLA’s legendary graduate program in screenwriting. He has written numerous feature assignments for the major studios and has sold material to all three networks.Students from Richard’s screenwriting program at UCLA have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus dozens of other Hollywood blockbusters including three Oscar winners for best screenplay: The DescendantsMilkand SidewaysA screenwriter and published novelist, his latest book, Essentials of Screenwriting, is available in stores now. Richard is also teaching a summer screenwriting seminar at UCLA which is only open to non UCLA students once a year. 

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Episode 57 - Richard Walter (Part I)

June 16, 2015
Richard Walter is a celebrated storytelling guru, movie industry expert, and longtime chairman of UCLA’s legendary graduate program in screenwriting. He has written numerous feature assignments for the major studios and has sold material to all three networks.Students from Richard’s screenwriting program at UCLA have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus dozens of other Hollywood blockbusters including three Oscar winners for best screenplay: The DescendantsMilkand SidewaysA screenwriter and published novelist, his latest book, Essentials of Screenwriting, is available in stores now. Richard is also teaching a summer screenwriting seminar at UCLA which is only open to non UCLA students once a year. 

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Episode 56 - Guy Patton

June 8, 2015
Guy Patton is a Philly native now living in NJ. Guy and his wife, Dana recently made the film, 'Pearl', for $15,000. Pearl has been picked up by Indican Pictures for an international release and on demand. 
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- The short film, Plot Device. (This is the short film I couldn't think of the name of during the show). 
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Episode 55 - Lee Jessup

June 1, 2015
Lee Jessup is a screenwriting consultant and coach. During her time with ScriptShark, Lee introduced hundreds of screenplays to entertainment industry professionals, helped writers secure representation and garner attention for their material, and spearheaded a national Business of Screenwriting seminar series launched in partnership with Final Draft and sponsored by The New York Times Company.  Lee also authored the book, Getting It Write: An Insider’s Guide To A Screenwriting Career.
 
 
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Episode 54 - David Greenberg

May 25, 2015
David J. Greenberg has been writing screenplays professionally since the early 90's. "Incorporated" was a semi-finalist for the prestigious Sundance Screenwriters Lab. His film "The True Meaning of Cool" won an award from the American Film Institute. His feature "Stomping Ground" was shot in 24 hours and is currently in post-production. A documentary, "Bonnie & Clyde: Lovers on the Run" is scheduled for 2015 release.

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- Scott McMahon's new book,'How to Make and Sell Your Film Online"
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Episode 53 - Bill Plympton

May 18, 2015

Bill Plympton is considered the "King of Indie Animation" and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film (over 40,000 drawings). Bill Plympton moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as The New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy, and Screw. In 1987 he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar nomination, this time for his short film Guard Dog. Bill is now raising funds on Kickstarter for his eighth animated feature film, Revengeance. The campaign ends on Thursday, May 21.

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- Bill's Kickstarter project, 'REVENGANCE'. Funding til Thursday May 21st, 2015 at 9PM EST. 
- Bill Plympton documentary,'Adventures in Plymptoons'
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Dave Bullis

Episode 52 - Jon Reiss

May 11, 2015
Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety. Jon authored the book, 'Thinking Outside the Box Office', and co wrote the book, 'Selling Your Film without Selling Your Soul'. His latest film Bomb It 2, an  exploration of graffiti and street art to the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia is available on iTunes and Amazon

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Episode 51 - Wonder Russell & Lisa Coronado

May 4, 2015
Wonder Russell is a actress/writer/producer. Her latest project 'See You on the Other Side' is currently crowdfunding on Seed and Spark.  

Lisa Coronado is an actress and producer who currently stars in the Sci Fi channel tv series, Z Nation, as Dr. Merch.

We chat about their new project, 'See You on the Other Side', crowdfunding, and how to set yourself apart from the crowd. 

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Episode 50 - Andy Weir

April 28, 2015
Andy Weir is a best selling writer whose first novel, The Martian', is currently being adapted into a
film directed by Ridley Scott and staring Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wigg. The Martian follows a stranded astronaut on Mars as he must improvise to stay alive. The film is due for release Nov 25th, 2015.  

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Episode 49 - Calvin Starnes

April 20, 2015
Calvin Starnes was until recently an AD & grip in the film industry. Today he's a screenwriter who last year made his first sale. 
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Please visit our new affiliate, Jason Brubaker. Looking for ways to sell your movie? Visit HowToSellYourMovie.com
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