Ep. 20 – The Freedom of Wearing Many Creative Hats with Josh Ruben

More and more writers are deciding to spread their creativity into different roles on a project. Whether it be to retain creative vision or just get their story told quicker without jumping through the hoops of the Hollywood gatekeepers. Ariel and Patrick welcome one such jack of all trades, SCARE ME’S Director, Writer, Actor, AND Producer—Josh Ruben to the show.

If you want to learn more about Josh, connect with him on Twitter at @JoshRuben!

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Ep. 19 – Screenplay Festivals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugl‪y‬

It’s the start of screenplay festival season once more! GenreBlast Film Festival Founder and Director Nathan Ludwig and Women in Horror Film Festival Founder & Director Vanessa Wright join Patrick and Ariel for a conversation about (almost) everything you need to know about submitting your screenplay for competition.

If you want to learn more about Vanessa, connect with her on Twitter at @kreepygrrl!

If you want to learn more about Nathan, connect with him on Twitter at @loogenhausen!

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Ep. 18 – Building Relationships in the Industry with Producer Thomas Pettinell‪i‬

Patrick and Ariel discuss their experiences with producers and are joined by Branded Pictures Entertainment’s very own Thomas Pettinelli, who discusses what it’s like to work with screenwriters, producers, and how to go about building relationships in the industry.

If you want to learn more about Thomas, connect with him on Twitter at @TAPettinelli!

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Ep. 17 – Handbooks and Screenwriting Tips with Thomas Fenton

On this episode, Patrick and Ariel discuss the screenwriting handbooks they use to help keep their screenplays up to par. They’re joined by Thomas Fenton (SAW IV, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2) who shares a few of his favorite tips, lessons, and even a few laughs. 

If you want to learn more about Thomas, connect with him on Twitter at @ThomasFenton!

Interested in signing up for Thomas’s Intensive Screenwriting Course? Visit www.workingscreenwriter.com and use the code SW75 for $75 OFF the course!

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Ep. 16 – A Retreat From Your Writer’s Block with Screenwriter Damien LeVeck

Patrick has a case of the old “writer’s block rut” and calls on Ariel and the SCREAMwriting community for help before being joined by Damien LeVeck, Writer and Director of “The Cleansing Hour.” 

If you want to learn more about Damien, connect with him on Twitter at @DamienLeVeck!

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Ep. 15 – Creepy Children and Career Tales with “Esther” Screenwriter David Coggeshall

On this episode, Patrick and Ariel read your horror loglines submitted on Twitter, discuss their favorite creepy children in horror, and welcome David Coggeshall, who shares exciting stories from his career and details about the highly anticipated Orphan prequel ESTHER (aka Orphan: First Kill).

If you want to learn more about David, connect with him on Twitter at @DavidCoggeshall!

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Ep. 14 – Dissecting the Attributes of Asian Horror with Regina Kim

There’s just something about Asian horror films that make them pure nightmare fuel!  Patrick and Ariel try to get to the bottom of their appeal and welcome screenwriter Regina Kim, who joins in on the conversation and shares a terrifying true-life horror story of her own! 

If you want to learn more about Regina, connect with her on Twitter at @ReginaKimWrites!

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Ep. 13 – Horror Streaming Platforms and Creating Anthologies with Ryan Spindell

Ariel and Patrick discuss streaming services and their trend toward celebrating and accepting horror creators then welcome one such creator, Ryan Spindell, who has been killing it on Shudder with his new horror anthology film “The Mortuary Collection.”

If you want to learn more about Ryan, connect with him on Twitter at @RyanSpindell!

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Ep. 12 – Unearthing the Secrets to an Iconic Horror Franchise with Tom McLoughlin

Patrick and Ariel weigh-in on the horror franchises they would most want to contribute to, and then share some shocking conversation with Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives writer Tom McLoughlin who lets us in on more than a few mind-blowing realizations about his past, current, and future horror literary contributions.

If you want to learn more about Tom, connect with him on Twitter at @cinemime!

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Ep. 11 – Kicking off the New Year with Blumhouse’s Helena Hawkes

Patrick and Ariel kickoff 2021 in SCREAMwriter style by professing their own screenwriting resolutions for the New Year and throw a socially distanced party with Blumhouse’s Helena Hawkes.

If you want to learn more about Helena, connect with her on Twitter at @HelenaHawkes!

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Ep. 10 – Reanimating a Killer Career in Horror with Brian Yuzna

On this very special Christmas episode, Patrick and Ariel have unwrapped a surprise guest…legendary horror Writer, Producer, and Director—Brian Yuzna.

Brian shares wisdom from his storied lifelong career in the world of horror and some very important takeaways for aspiring SCREAMwriters.

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Ep. 09 – Raising the Bar with Vincenzo Natali

How are you surviving holiday stress as a screenwriter?

Ariel and Patrick hold their own year-end screenwriting intervention and then welcome to the show one of their favorite SCREAMwriters, Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, In the Tall Grass), who gives the advice of a lifetime.

If you want to learn more about Vincenzo, connect with him on Twitter at @Vincenzo_Natali!

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Ep. 08 – Writing Horror Musicals with Alan McDonald

On this episode, Ariel and Patrick chat about their favorite horror musicals onstage and on the big screen. Alan McDonald joins the conversation to talk about Anna and the Apocalypse, the heart behind it, and what exciting projects he has right around the corner.

If you want to learn more about Alan, connect with him on Twitter at @AlanHMcDonald!

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Ep. 07 – Comic Book Storytelling for Horrifying Page to Screen Adaptations with David Schrader and Clay Adams

Some of the most successful horror franchises of all time have been adapted from the pages of graphic novels. On this episode, we delve into why this popular literary form is so conducive to cinematic structure with veteran SCREAMwriters and creators of the brand new 250+ page horror anthology comic “Nightmare Theater,” Clay Adams and David Schrader. 

If you want to learn more about David, connect with him on Twitter at @Schraderopolis!

If you want to learn more about Clay, connect with him on Twitter at @ClaysEvilTwin!

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Ep. 06 – Kicking Off the Horror Holiday Season with Producer, Writer, and Director P.J. Starks

Tis’ the season…for one horse open SLAYS. Warm a cup of hot cocoa, break out your most horrifying holiday sweater and join Ariel and Patrick as they kick off the horror holiday season with producer, writer and director of the upcoming horror Christmas anthology film “13 Slays Till X-Mas.” It’s sure to be filled with plenty of Yuletide FEAR.

If you want to learn more about P.J., connect with him on Facebook!

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Ep. 05 – Writing Teleplays with Horror-Comedy Writer Jessica Kane

Ariel and Patrick share their favorite horror TV shows before being joined by the insanely talented Jessica Kane. Hilarity ensues as the three discuss the inspiration for Jessica’s Horror-Comedy pilot, split pea soup, what dating would be like as an exorcist, and, naturally, Aaron Sorkin showering.

If you want to learn more about Jess, follow her on Twitter @JessKane31!

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Ep. 04 – The Writing Process and Early Career Success Secrets from Stephen Tronicek

What’s your screenwriting process?  Ariel and Patrick discuss their own approaches to writing screamplays and welcome guest Stephen Tronicek to the show; a recent college graduate with resounding early career wins. He shares his secret recipe for success and a refreshing perspective on manifesting one’s writing dreams…or shall we say nightmares.

If you want to learn more about Stephen, follow him on Twitter @STronicek!

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Ep. 03 – The Paranormal and Lisa Jay on Writing Inspiration

Ariel and Patrick dig up the subject of the paranormal and discover why Ariel is afraid of, well…everything. Then we are joined by Screamwriter Lisa Jay whose own life experiences with the paranormal have inspired her scary successful screenplays.

If you want to learn more about Lisa, follow her on Twitter   @JLisaJay!

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Ep. 02 – Thuc Nguyen on Diversity and Developing Industry Relationships

Patrick and Ariel discuss taking a stab at quarantine screamplays and are joined by #TheBitchList creator, founder of #StartWith8Hollywood, and trailblazing horror screamwriter Thuc Nguyen, who shares her experiences piloting industry diversity in horror, her thoughts on where horror is headed and gives priceless advice for developing meaningful relationships within the screenwriting community.

If you want to learn more about Thuc, follow her on Twitter  @BiatchPack!

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Ep. 01 – Introductions, Guy Crawford and the Fifelot

Get to know your hosts, Patrick and Ariel, then get under the skin of up-and-coming horror SCREAMwriter Guy Crawford as he discusses his new screenplay “The Fifelot” inspired by the lore and legends of New Orleans, his writing process, the right way to get noticed by industry decision-makers, and confesses the most difficult script notes he ever received.

If you want to learn more about Guy, follow him on Twitter @BogeyGuyC!

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