• #107 DIY – Creating “DIWA” An Award Winning Film – Aina Dumlao & Bru Muller.mp3

    Meet Aina Dumlao and Bru Muller.  Two very talented filmmakers who came on Seated at the Writer's table to discuss the making of their award winning short film "DIWA".  In this episode Aina and Bru discuss the process of co-writing a script, adapting a short film from a feature,  re-writes, how to take a note on…
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  • #106 Making a Feature Film From Writing to Release – Bailey and Molly Donovan

    Writing with a universal theme in mind gives a story wide appeal and the ability to connect across generations.  In this episode sibling creators Bailey and Molly Donovan discuss the process of making a feature from writing to release.  There is a wealth of experiences to learn from.  You will hear things like: Writing to…
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  • #105 Writing on the Hulu Original The Path Season 3 – Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi

    Getting into the writer's room is not easy.  It takes persistence, networking, hard work, talent and the ability to work well in a group of  others with similar skills and ambition.  In this episode writer Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi discusses her climb from PA to writer's assistant and finally to staff writer on the Hulu Original…
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  • #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 Of 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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