Episode 48 – How to Be a Strategic Screenwriter with Producer/Director/Writer Jason Scott Goldberg


We speak with Producer/Writer/Director Jason Scott Goldberg about his newest film, Glorious, now on Shudder, and strategies we can all use as screenwriters to get leg up in the industry.

 

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Episode 47 – Navigating a Path to Representation Success with Kelsey Bollig


We’re all searching for that magical pot of representation gold at the end of the rainbow.  In this episode, SCREAMwriter and Director Kelsey Bollig shines some light on her career path to literary representation success and best practices for ways that up-and-coming screenwriters can land their own.

 

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Episode 46 – Horror Author Richard Chizmar on Adapting Novels for the Screen and his Partnership with Stephen King


We’re joined by horror author Richard Chizmar for an in-depth discussion about how he adapts novels for the screen, ways to approach both mediums and his long standing, storied partnership with Stephen King.

 

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Episode 45 – Jeepers Creepers! Upholding the Legacy of a Franchise with Sean-Michael Argo


Patrick and Catie kick off Season Three with SCREAMwriter of the latest installation to the Jeepers Creepers Franchise, Sean-Michael Argo, who discusses Jeepers Creepers: Reborn and his road to success in the industry.

 

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Ep. 44 – ENVY Live Table Read Season Finale


We’re joined by a full cast of characters for a live table read of Tara C. Hall’s short screenplay, ENVY.

Cast Credits:
Kimberly Dilts – Narrator
Kristen Paul – Fanny
Frankie G – Jack
Krista Amigone – Doctor
Sam Alford – Josh/Jerry
Patrick Mediate – Gabriel 
Catie Moyer – Patricia

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Ep. 43 – Best Development Practices and the Payoff of “the Grind” with Aaron B. Koontz

In our second-to-last episode of season 2, we’re joined by Producer/Director/Writer Aaron B. Koontz who discusses the grind of producing his own screenplays and has a mini development session with Patrick on one of his past screenplays.

If you like to learn more about Aaron, follow him on Twitter @AaronBKoontz!

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Ep. 42 – The Interconnectivity of Screenplays with Horror Novels, Podcasts, Games and More!

We’re joined by the one and only Bonnie Burton who dishes out advice from the perspective of having written for it all…literally!  There isn’t a format Bonnie hasn’t dabbled in at least once, and guess what?  Everything is somehow miraculously connected.

If you like to learn more about Bonnie, follow her on Twitter @bonniegrrl!

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Ep. 41 – Is there a Problem with Today’s Online Screenplay Marketing Outlets?

We explore the controversies and pain points within all the ways currently available for up-and-coming screenwriters to market their work and some potential solutions with Produced screenwriter and a man who has suffered so you don’t have to, CJ Walley.

If you’d like to learn more about CJ, follow him on Twitter @CJ_Walley!

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Ep. 40 – The Verdict on Film School and Investing in Your Success as a Screenwriter with Trysta Bissett

Screenwriter and Producer Trysta Bissett joins us to chat about just how much film school does or doesn’t help in your career as a screenwriter and some key ways that you can invest in yourself as a writer.

If you’d like to learn more about Trysta, follow her on Twitter @TryxorTreat!

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Ep. 39 – In Collaboration with Aaron McLane

Patrick is joined by his writing partner and VFX supervisor for AMC’s The Walking Dead, Aaron McLane, to discuss their partnership and newest horror screenplay Daughters of the Moon (First Phase).

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Ep. 38 – Trash Zines and Reddit Horror with Magdalene Burger

We’re joined by screen and trash zine writer Magdalene Burger who discusses the emergence of rogue online horror writing outlets and their rise in popularity among audiences and Hollywood.

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Ep. 37 – A Conversation with Eugenio Mira on his Legacy with Guillermo Del Toro

Screenwriter Eugenio Mira discusses his relationship with Guillermo Del Toro, reverse character arcs, and his illustrious career thus far.

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Ep. 36 – A Merry Horror Holiday Conversation with Zack Kahn

Grab your eggnog and cozy up by the fire!  It’s a horror holiday extravaganza with Zack Kahn, the screenwriter behind Better Watch Out.  

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

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Ep. 35 – A Path to Screenwriting Success with Lee Ann Kurr

SCREAMwriter of the upcoming young adult horror film, STUDENT BODY, joins us for a discussion about her path to success and provides some tools that up-and-coming writers can use to help with pitching their finished screenplay.

If you want to learn more about Lee Ann Kurr, connect with her on Instagram at @lannwho!

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Ep. 34 – Building Unforgettable Characters with Tara C. Hall

We’re joined by screamwriter Tara C. Hall in a discussion about what goes into creating unforgettable characters in a screenplay as well as her experiences as an indie horror screenwriter and creator.

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

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Ep. 33 – Behind the Scenes of the HorrOrigins Film and Screenplay Festival

Get an in-depth look at what goes on behind the scenes of one of the fastest-growing horror film festivals out there, HorrOrigins, in a frightfully illuminating discussion with Founder Brandon Waites and Guest Host Erman Baradi.

If you want to learn more about Brandon and Erman, connect with them on Twitter at @HorrOrigins and @ermanbaradi!

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Ep. 32 – The Exploration of the Subliminal Diversity in Horror Screenplays with Sepi Mashiahof

We’re joined by Sepi Mashiahof for a discussion about the monumental challenges she’s had to overcome as an up-and-coming Trans horror screenwriter and the ways that writing in the horror genre lends itself to the exploration of diverse characters and themes.

If you want to learn more about Sepi, connect with her on Instagram at @mothsprotectme!

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Ep. 31 – Mick Garris on His Life and Career as a Horror Icon

Mick Garris joins us for an in-depth conversation about his incredible history as a horror writer and creator.  A little bit of luck, a whole lot of talent, and some incredible stories make this one of the most fascinating career tales in the horror genre. 

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

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Ep. 30 – The Musicality of Screenplays with Andy Mitton

Writing a screenplay has so much structurally in common with writing a piece of music.  On this episode, we’re joined by horror composer and screenwriter Andy Mitton who discusses his approach to writing scenes and then scoring them and the similarities between both disciplines.

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

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Ep. 29 – Dangerous Screenplay Ideas with William Malone

What SCREAMwriter ever had fun playing it safe? We speak with William Malone about his many success as a veteran horror screenwriter and how having dangerous screenplay ideas can elevate your work and further your career.

If you want to learn more about William, connect with him on Instagram at @williammalonedirector!

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Ep. 28 – Kickstarter Campaigns with Lil’ Baker Films’ Nath Milburn and Luke Baker

We’re baaaaaaack!  Season 2 starts off with a bang with special guest host Catie Moyer and an interview with Lil’ Baker Films’ Nath Milburn and Luke Baker.  We chat about using Kickstarter campaigns as a screenplay distribution strategy and how being a “Jack of all Trades” can be the best asset yet to further your screenwriting career.

If you want to learn more about Nath and Luke, connect with them on Twitter at @lilbakerfilms & @lukerbaker!

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Ep. 27 – Scary Story Season Finale

In the season one finale, Patrick and Ariel are joined around the campfire by writer Sabina Graves and alumni guest Jessica Kane.  They each take turns telling scary stories and end up scaring themselves in the process.

If you want to learn more about Jessica, connect with her on Twitter at @JessKane31!

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

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Ep. 26 – Horror Publications with Former Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria Magazine Ken W. Hanley

With only two episodes left in the first season, Ariel and Patrick get sentimental, chat about horror magazines from their youth and speak with Ken W. Hanley, former editor-in-chief of Fangoria magazine.

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

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Ep. 25 – Spec Scripts and Valuable Advice from Screenwriter Adam Gaines

Ariel and Patrick discuss their experiences with The Black List before they’re joined by NEW YEAR, NEW YOU (Blumhouse’s Into the Dark) and NEGATIVE screenwriter, Adam Gaines, who tells us about his journey, gives valuable advice, as well as his latest screenplay, REWIRED.

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

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Ep. 24 – Unconventional Screenplay Submission Tactics

Ariel and Patrick discuss some of the wild and unconventional things that screenwriters have done in order to get their work read by industry gatekeepers and are joined by Zack Ford who defied all boundaries to get his screenplay into Production. Don’t try ANY of what you hear at home.

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

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