• #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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  • #94 On The Set Of “Night Rain” – Jean Marie Spicuzza

    I love being on the set of a film.  In this episode I went on location to the set of the feature film "Night Rain" to speak with Writer/Actor Jean Marie Spicuzza and her cast and crew.  I learned the function and tremendous value of everyone's work behind the scenes to create a compelling story on…
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  • #93 Character Driven Stories That Pull In the Networks – Caytha Jentis

    How do you find your way into the coveted pitch room?  In this episode, I speak with writer/producer of "The Other F Word", Caytha Jentis.  Caytha was a literary agent who turned her talents to writing and producing with the understanding of what the show buyers want and how to effectively reach them.  Today she…
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  • #92 Character, Scene, Story and Science Fiction – James Lee Nathan lll

    Winner of the contest "An Interview on Seated at the Writer's Table" Author James Lee Nathan lll joins me to discuss writing with a cultural context, SEO for Authors, Promoting at book shows, selling books on social media, creating the perfect scene for each character, beginning at the end of your story, developing characters, researching the locations…
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  • #91 Finding Your Inner Truth For Writers and Actors – Barry Papick

    A writer who finds their inner truth, can write their inner truth into every character, relationship and storyline.  In this episode, writer, actor and acting coach Barry Papick discusses his time working with Jamie Fox on "Ray", Sean Connery on "Finding Forrester", allowing an audience to participate in rather than observe your work, telling your…
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  • #90 Provocative, Poltical & Playful. From Stand-up to Screenwriting – Upasana Beharee

    Stand-up is a great training ground for Screenwriting.  My guest Screenwriter, Actor & Director of All In A Night's Work Upasana Beharee discusses being very specific and cutting out the waste in your writing, taking what makes you mad and turning it into something that makes you laugh, turning around stereotypes, political humor in your…
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