• #104 Collaborating Between Writer & Director To Ground Comedy In Reality – Nicole Feenstra & Scott Rodgers

    They say that great comedy is grounded in reality.  In this episode the Creator/Writer and Director of the series "Broken Hearts Division" Nicole Feenstra and Scott Rodgers talk about their collaboration and the origin of the idea.  In addition we discussed: Constructing a pilot Editing the script for a short film Locations, costumes & blocking Writing comedy vs. drama Crowd-funding Working within…
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  • #103 The Reality if Writing A TV Pilot – Kellie Crawford & Alex Kitay

    Co-Creators Kellie Crawford and Alex Kitay discuss the world of BDSM, Dungeons and the attraction of the Dominatrix profession in their new series Domina X.  I had many questions, particularly on how to interest someone in the show, that is not interested in the topic.  Their answers were compelling.  In addition we discussed: Deciding what needs to be in…
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  • #102 From “Quantum Leap” to “The Vision Quest” Series – Deborah M Pratt

    Deborah M Pratt Co-Produced the hit TV show "Quantum Leap" garnering acclaim and fans in multiple generations.  Her 5 book series "The Vision Quest" is a masterpiece of Science Fiction.  The intricate storylines, rich characters and cleverly woven ethical questions create a world that pulls you in deep and keeps you riveted.  I'm a big fan.  In this…
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  • #101 Writing Rock Legend Fiction From A Rock Journalist’s Perspective – Robert Yehling

    Robert Yehling has had a long and successful career as a Rock Journalist and Author.  Beginning as a teenager, Robert wrote 1000 word articles for a local paper, interviewing, among others, rock legends.  Since then he's ghostwritten many well known books and penned many of his own.  Robert also had a 5 year run as…
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  • #100 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Nia Vardalos

    I have been waiting to bring you my interview with Actress/Screenwriter Nia Vardalos from Scriptfest.   During our conversation we discussed her impressive career beginning with turning her one woman show into the blockbuster "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to the recent release of the sequel "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" and everything in between. …
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  • #99 The Making of “After Pluto” A 30 Minute Web Series – Lane Allison & Devin Cutter

    Creating, Self-Funding & Producing a 30 min Web Series can be costly in time and resources if you're not prepared and surrounded by the right team.  In this episode Writer/Producer Lane Allison and DP Devin Cutter of "After Pluto" discuss:  Self-funding, finding the right title for your project, discovering your own characters, collaborating to find…
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  • Casting Diector for “American History X”, Writes and Directs “Dirty Bomb” – Valerie McCaffrey

    Casting Director for over 30 years with credits such as American X, Valerie McCaffrey, has a unique understanding of what works on screen as she writes and directs her short film "Dirty Bomb".  In this episode we discuss the changes in the industry, giving 30 years of notes on scripts, writing a period piece and…
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  • #97 Sharpening His Craft While Writing On Breaking Bad – Jay Roberts

    "Breaking Bad" TV and Film writer Jay Roberts discusses the many lessons he learned while working on the ground breaking show and how he applies those lessons to his writing today. To reach Jay go to: Bhavanientertainment.com For past shows and to learn more about the Seated At the Writer's Table community and join the mailing…
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  • #96 The 11 Fundamental Questions To Ask When Writing A Script – Aaron Mendelsohn

    Asking questions about your characters and plot can reveal where your script will go.  In this episode screenwriter and author of the book "11 Fundamental Questions"  Aaron Mendelsohn, discusses the vomit draft, fundamental story mistakes, character development, fatal flaws, unconscious desires of your characters, building a strong 2nd Act, bending the rules and much more...…
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  • #95 How To Write For Both Screen and Stage – Gary Goldstein

    Story is story, but there are some important differences between writing for film, TV and the theatre.  In this episode writer for stage and screen Gary Goldstein discusses writing his new play "April, May and June" at theatre40 3/16-4/16/17, using actors to help you identify voice, developing story for all formats, good characters that create good…
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