Sunday, August 18, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: TV writer/producer Mike Alber @malber2000 discusses writing and showrunning a live-action TV series for a young audience - August 18th, 2019


We had an incredibly fun and informative chat with Mike Alber @malber2000 ((KIRBY BUCKETS, GABBY DURAN & THE UNSITTABLES). Great insights on pitching, writing the pilot, developing characters, what he looked for when staffing, working with his cast and being on set, the challenges and thrills of writing for a young audience, and more!

Click here to check out the trailer for GABBY DURAN & THE UNSITTABLES, which premieres October 11th on the Disney Channel! 

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

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


Sunday, August 11, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Arash Amel @arashamel Discussing Adapating True Stories for the Screen

Emmy-nominated screenwriter, Arash Amel @arashamel, shared incredible insights into adapting true stories, from research tips to crafting an emotional screenplay. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript below or on the Wakelet site.


Sunday, August 4, 2019

#scriptchat transcript 8-4-19 Script to Novel

Moderator @authorjamie

Sunday, July 21, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Writer/director Nicole Jones-Dion @novaris discusses her short IN THE DEATHROOM based on a "Dollar Baby" short story by Stephen King July 21st, 2019

Writer/director Nicole Jones-Dion @novaris shared about her experience writing and directing her short film IN THE DEATHROOM based on a Stephen King short story. Nicole provided helpful info about King's Dollar Baby program and lots of great insights about indie filmmaking during this fun chat! 

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

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



Sunday, June 30, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Steven DeBose @Steven_DeBose, Director of Script Competitions at Austin Film Festival @austinfilmfest

We had a blast tonight talking screenwriting contests and navigating AFF with Steven DeBose @Steven_DeBose, Director of Script Competitions at Austin Film Festival @austinfilmfest!

Read below or on the Wakelet site.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

#Scritpchat Guest: Steven DeBose, Director of Script Competitions at Austin Film Festival


Join us Sunday at 5pm PT at this siteto discuss 
screenwriting contests, and the Austin Film Festival, too! 


We are fans of screenwriting contests and excited to have Steven DeBose @Steven_DeBose, Director of Script Competitions at Austin Film Festival @austinfilmfest as our guest on #scriptchat Sunday, June 30th!

Did you know AFF has new contests? They're extending the deadline to July 5th so our #scriptchat writers can participate!

Check them out:

Fiction Podcast Script Competition:

"We’re thrilled for the return of the Fiction Podcast Script Competition, which leverages our legacy of championing storytelling to launch writers into the emerging world of podcasts. We look forward to connecting audiences with incredible new stories, as well as connecting writers with a medium that offers incredible access to audiences and limitless opportunities to launch new stories."


Digital Series Competition:

"The climate of storytelling is changing. Scripts are no longer bound to the confines of a feature length movie or 42 minute television episode. With the emergence of online content platforms, digital series, webisodes, and everything else you can find on the world wide web, barriers have been broken and the doors are wide open for new media and innovative formats. And with more opportunity comes more talent and more stories ready to be celebrated."

Submit to the contests here!
FINAL DEADLINE JULY 5th!