Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Jen Grisanti @jengrisanti Talking 'Arc of the Wound' September 10, 2017

Great chat tonight with Jen Grisanti @jengrisanti tonight - TOPIC: How to Write the Arc of the Wound. Jen takes you deep into your character's psyche so you can write a stellar pilot! Enjoy! @jeannevb

You can read the chat below or on the Storify site.

For more information or to sign up for Jen's newsletter, visit her site and follow her on Twitter!

No chat next week due to the Emmy Awards.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Writing Your First TV Pilot Transcript 8-27-17

Great chat on writing a TV pilot with special guests Alex Freedman @TVCalling and Nick Watson @_njwatson

Lots of great nuggets on writing TV pilots here.

Jamie Dierks @authorjamie moderating

Sunday, August 13, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Jennifer Dornbush @JGDornbush (writer and forensic specialist) talks crime writing. August 13, 2017

We had a fun and informative chat with writer and forensic specialist Jennifer Dornbush @JGDornbush. Great insights and tips were shared during our discussion about crime writing.
Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.
Enjoy!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Gary King @grking Talks Horror July 30, 2017

Gary King @grking, writer/director of AMONG US, discusses the complexities of writing horror. Check out more details on his latest film here. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Gary King @grking Talks Horror on #Scriptchat Sunday, July 30th

If you're writing horror, don't miss #scriptchat Sunday with Gary King @grking.

Check out his website and trailer for AMONG US.

You can watch AMONG US on iTunes and Blu-Ray.

If you're in Maine, Gary will be at a screening of AMONG US with a Q&A after on Thursday, August 10th!

Join us on Sunday, July 30th at 5pm PT to talk with Gary about all things horror! 




Sunday, July 23, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Scotty Mullen @scottymullen (writer of SHARKNADO 5) talks writing for an existing property/franchise. July 23, 2017


We had a super fun chat with Scotty Mullen  (writer of SHARKNADO 5). Great insights about writing for an existing property/franchise and specific tips about the structure he uses for TV movies.

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.  

Enjoy!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Carole Kirschner @CaroleKirsch talks strategies to help break into the biz. June 25, 2017

We had a fun and informative chat with Carole Kirschner @CaroleKirsch (Entertainment Career Coach and Director of WGA Showrunner Training Program & CBS Writers Program). Great tips and insights about how to break into the biz. 
Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.
Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.  Enjoy! 


Sunday, June 11, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript with Bob Schultz @PitchfestBob & Signe Olynyk @Screenwriter12 of Great American Pitchfest

Pitching can be intimidating, but co-founders of Great American Pitchfest, Bob Schultz @PitchfestBob and Signe Olynyk @Screenwriter12, give tips on nailing a pitch and navigating a pitchfest. Enjoy!

If you're going to the next Great American Pitchfest June 23 to 25, 2017
use Coupon Code SCRIPTCHAT10 to save 10% 

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Transcript for 5-7-17 Short Films with Shoshana Rosenbaum

Transcript for 5-7-17 Short Films with Shoshana Rosenbaum


Thanks so much to our guest Shoshana Rosenbaum for a great chat.
moderated by @authorjamie @sarahalexis4 and jeannevb

Sunday, April 23, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Genre Films with writer/director Nicole Jones-Dion @novaris April 23, 2017

We had a fun chat with writer/director Nicole Jones-Dion @novaris (DRACULA: THE DARK PRINCE, TEKKEN, STASIS, DEBRIS, ELEVATOR GAME). Great tips and insights about writing and directing genre films. Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site. Enjoy! 


Sunday, April 9, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Breaking into TV - Deanna Shumaker @deannashumaster writer on BLINDSPOT

Tonight we talked with Deanna Shumaker @deannashumaster writer on BLINDSPOT about breaking into TV, fellowships, working in a writers' room, and more! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Note: No #scriptchat next Sunday, April 16th, because of Passover/Easter holidays!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript with Melissa London Hilfers @melissahilfers - Breaking In Outside of Hollywood March 26, 2017

Melissa London Hilfers @melissahilfers is a pro screenwriter (UNDONE, UNFIT), successfully navigating the industry from NYC, most recently signed on to adapt the popular thriller BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Melissa shares her experience breaking into Hollywood from outside of L.A., offering invaluable advice. Enjoy!

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: William C. Martell @wcmartell - Structuring Your Screenplay - March 19, 2017

We had a fun chat with William C. Martell @wcmartell (screenwriter and author of Screenwriting Blue Books). Helpful tips and insights about using the right structure for your story and structuring your screenplay to make the audience feel something.
Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site. Enjoy!



Sunday, February 19, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Lee Jessup (@LeeZJessup) talks breaking in February 19, 2017

We had a great chat with Lee Jessup @LeeZJessup (career coach for professional & emerging screenwriters). Great tips and insights about breaking in. Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript w/ @timschildberger of @LiveReadLA - Scene Description February 12, 2017

Tonight we talked with Tim Schildberger @timschildberger of LiveReadLA about writing effective scene descriptions and how to cut those one-line characters. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Don't forget to check out @LiveReadLA and get $5 off with promo code "scriptchat" - details here.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tim Schildberger of LiveReadLA to Guest on February 12th

One of the best ways to test your writing is to hear it read out loud. Tim Schildberger @timschildberger started LiveReadLA @LiveReadLA to give writers a chance to have their work read during the writing process, not after a polish. The instant, live feedback by actors, special guest industry insiders (the next insider is Malcolm Spellman @MalcolmSpellman - writer/producer of EMPIRE), and audience members, help the writer have a more efficient and successful rewrite.

Sunday, February 12th at 5PM PT, Tim will guest to discuss a couple of topics most often addressed in those live reads: 
1. Efficient writing of scene descriptions
2. What to do with characters who only speak one useless line

The best way to chat is at this site that autoadds the #scriptchat hashtag. Detailed chat instructions are here.

If you're curious about LiveReadLA but don't live in Los Angeles, they are now streaming the reads online! Peek in and check it out for yourself.

If you'd like to enter for a chance to be the next script read on March 6th with industry insider guest Malcolm Spellman @MalcolmSpellman (writer/producer of the hit show EMPIRE), enter here, and put in the promo code scriptchat to get $5 off any listed option. The next submission deadline is February 17th. 


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Jenna Avery @JennaAvery talks designing your writing life & setting goals for the year ahead. January 22, 2017

We had a great chat with screenwriter/writing coach Jenna Avery @JennaAvery. Helpful tips and insights into designing your writing life and setting goals! Enjoy! 

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Vincent Vittorio @2v Talks Documentary Filmmaking January 15, 2017

Curious about documentaries? We had a great chat with Vincent Vittorio @2v of Life Is My Movie Entertainment @lifeismymovie. Great tips and insights into making a doc! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.