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!



Sunday, June 23, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Anna & Mark Casadei @annaliterally @markliterally June 23rd, 2019

Award-winning writing/filmmaking duo Anna & Mark Casadei @annaliterally @markliterally chatted with us about getting work noticed/getting meetings, being good in the room, pitching, building industry relationships, etc. It was a fun chat jam-packed with helpful answers to our questions and tips based on their experiences.

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Homage versus plagiarism -- what is the difference -- June 2, 2019

Tonight we discussed the differences between paying homage to another film/piece of work and what it means to downright steal from existing material. Moderated by @mszoeyrose

Sunday, May 19, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript with TV and Feature Writer Jeff Lowell @JeffLowell

Tonight's guest was Jeff Lowell @JeffLowell, Screenwriter/Producer John Tucker Must Die, Hotel For Dogs, Sports Night, Spin City, Two & A Half Men, The Ranch, George Carlin Show, Cybill, Just Shoot Me, Drew Carey Show, etc.

A must-read transcript, full of tips on story concepts, pitching, character arcs and so much more!

Read the transcript below or on the Wakelet site.

Enjoy! @jeannevb

Sunday, April 28, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Melissa Hilfers @melissahilfers discusses writing/directing her short film BLASPHEMY - April 28th, 2019

We had a fun chat with awesome returning guest Melissa Hilfers @melissahilfers ((UNDONE, UNFIT, FUSION BOY, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, JAGGED EDGE) chatting about her experience writing and directing her short film BLASPHEMY. Lots of great answers and insights about short film. BLASPHEMY premieres on Film Shortage on April 30th!

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

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


Sunday, April 14, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: WGA vs Agencies

Tonight, we discussed the dispute between the WGA and agencies as well as how writers can support each other until an agreement can be reached.


Read the transcript below or on the Wakelet site.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: David Rabinowitz @d_rabinowitz Oscar-winning screenwriter of BlacKkKlansman

Amazing chat with David Rabinowitz @d_rabinowitz Oscar-winning screenwriter of BlacKkKlansman! Learn how he broke into screenwriting and more! Moderator: Sarah Newman @SarahAlexis4

Read below or on the Wakelet site.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen @LisaCullen ‏TV Writer Talks Pitching and Selling Drama Pilots

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen @LisaCullen joined the chat tonight and gave some incredible step-by-step advice on pitching your TV shows! This one is a killer transcript, so get on it! @jeannevb

Read the chat on Wakelet site or below.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Liz Hannah @itslizhannah Screenwriter - THE POST

Liz Hannah @itslizhannah rocked the chat, answering questions about adaptation, writing routine, character creation and more. This one is a must-read transcript! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript embedded below or on the Wakelet site here.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Jeff Lieber @JeffLieber Screenwriter and Showrunner

Our guest tonight, screenwriter and showrunner Jeff Lieber @JeffLieber (LOST, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SALVATION, THE ORIGINALS, and more) rocked the chat tonight answering every question from getting representation to breaking into TV. This is a must read for any writer. @MsZoeyRose moderating.

Read the transcript below or on the Wakelet site.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript for February 10th: Where to Pitch Your Script

Tonight @Vivi_Tawny moderated an informative discussion on all the way to pitch a script. Lots of pitching tips, too. A must-read!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Mark Sanderson @scriptcat discusses surviving as a writer - the ups, downs, and disciplines to help you succeed January 27, 2019

Mark Sanderson @scriptcat shared great insights/tips to help us survive and stay on course on our writing journey.

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

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




Sunday, January 20, 2019

#Scriptchat Transcript: Greta Heinemann @GretaHeinemann Shares Tips on Organizing, Setting Goals and Being Productive

Writers often experience self-doubt, self-sabotage and procrastination issues, but Greta Heinemann @GretaHeinemann shares tips that helped her achieve her dreams of moving from Germany to L.A. to become a successful TV writer! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Don't forget to check out Greta's @WritersWright #WritersWright journal here. It's amazing and will absolutely help you set attainable goals and stay focused so you, too, can succeed!

Read the transcript on the Wakelet site or below.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Anna Klassen @AnnaJKlassen - Writer 2017 Black List When Lightning Strikes, a biopic about J.K. Rowling. TOPIC: Biopics

Tonight we talked biopics with Anna Klassen @AnnaJKlassen, writer of the Black List script, When Lightning Strikes. Anna shared invaluable tips for biopics and writing. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript below or on the Wakelet site here.