Sunday, October 17, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Execs at ISA, Max Timm and Scott Markus Talk Ghost Stories and Movies

Max Timm @iMaxTimm and Scott Markus @ScottMarkus brought the ghost stories to life, sharing insights into elevating the horror and keeping the audience engaged. Get reading and get your spook on! Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: AMA with @ScreenPit

@ScreenPit is a new experimental pitching event on Twitter. We never endorse anything, but are always cheering writers on. As always, before you put your work out there, we recommend you do your due diligence and decide what best fits your goals. Read on! @jeannevb 

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Kevin T. Morales Shares Tips on Being a Writer/Director

Kevin T. Morales @KevinTMorales shared fantastic advice about working with actors, editors, and directors. Lots of great insights, so dive in! @jeannevb

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Outlining & Research Tips

A robust chat tonight with our scriptchatters sharing tons of tips on their outlining (or pantser) processes. One thing is clear: There's no one way to break story. Enjoy the variety of advice! @jeannevb

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Setting Goals, Writing 1st Drafts, Staring at the Blank Page & More!

We pulled off another open topic night with tons of great advice from all. Don't miss the resource tips for organizing, too. Lots of stellar tools out there. Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Research, Networking, Challenges, Oh My!

Open topic tonight, which is always unpredictable fun. We talked about everything from rewriting to research (some great tips) to networking and more. Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Jon Steinhagen @JonSteinhagen - Crossing over into different mediums

John Steinhagen @JonSteinhagen (playwright, screenwriter, novelist, musician, actor ... multi-hyphenate) shared his experience writing in multiple mediums and the values of doing so. Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Michael Corcoran - TOPIC: Breaking in from Outside L.A.

Michael Corcoran @MCorcoran15, a long-time #scriptchat participant, shared how he parlayed a relationship with a past chat guest into an 8-year partnership, leading to his first produced screenplay, "Shelter." 

TOPIC: Breaking in from Outside L.A.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Screenwriting Contest POV with Script Pipeline

Amazing chat tonight with Script Pipeline @ScriptPipeline and two of their development execs (Spike Scarberry @SpikeScarberry and Michelle Domanowski @MDomano428), talking all things screenwriting contests. 

This is a must-read transcript for anyone wanting to learn how to get a reader's attention. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Learn more about Script Pipeline and their contests/finalists here.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Lucas McNelly @lmcnelly on Writing Something You Know You Can Make

Don't wait for Hollywood to anoint you. Grab your script and make a film yourself. Lucas McNelly @lmcnelly shares tips! Very empowering chat, so dive in! @jeannevb


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Sunday, July 18, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Kala Guess of Final Draft Talks Loglines

Kala Guess @kala_guess of Final Draft @finaldraftinc lights the chat on fire with her tips on the importance of loglines for contests ... and everything else.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Ken Aguado @kaguado Talks Pitching Tips

Ken Aguado @kaguado, co-author of The Hollywood Pitching Bible, shares advice about all things pitching. Plus, a discount on the new book that he wrote with Douglas Eboch @dougeboch

Code: HP62R for 30% off. Expires end of July. 

You don't want to miss this transcript. Tons of great pitching insights! 

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Marty Lang Talks All Things Web Series

Marty Lang @marty_lang was our guest tonight, talking all things web series, from production, hosting and selling. So many great nuggets. Enjoy! @jeannevb 

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Heather A. Taylor Talks About Being a Writer for Hire & Breaking into Screenwriting

Amazing chat with screenwriter Heather A. Taylor @heatherAtaylor about her experience breaking into screenwriting, working in a writers' room, and everything in between. This is a must-read transcript! Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Gary W. Goldstein Producer of "Pretty Woman"

Amazing night tonight with Gary W. Goldstein @garywgoldstein, producer of PRETTY WOMAN, talking about networking and screenwriting advice. 

And ... he's giving away his book, Conquering Hollywood ... for free (download link here)! 

If you missed tonight's chat (or even if you didn't), you can catch Gary on a free Zoom call on Wednesday, May 26th 3pm PT (register here). 

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Gary Goldstein, Producer of "Pretty Woman," on #Scriptchat Sunday May 22nd!

Gary W. Goldstein @garywgoldstein has navigated Hollywood for decades. Learn from the Oscar-nominated producer of movies like Pretty Woman and The Mothman Prophecies, about how to get ahead in the film industry. 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Failure vs. Success with Sadie Dean of Scriptmag

As writers, we often beat ourselves up over anything we perceive as "failure." Sadie Dean @SadieKDean, Editor of Script magazine, joined the #scriptchat gang and everyone shared insights into what success and failure means to them. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Sadie and Jeanne co-host a Pipeline Artists original podcast, Reckless Creatives. The premiere episode discussed all aspects of failure and how to navigate the negative feelings and turn them into a positive course of action. Follow @recklesscr8tive on Twitter.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Screenwriter Brian T. Arnold

We blew off the Oscars tonight to talk with Brian T. Arnold @briantarnold—who won two categories in Script Pipeline's First Look Project last season—and we have no regrets. Brian generously shared advice on writing, career, and even the value of improv. Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript with Jamil Akim O'Quinn, MDiv. @joquinn06 on Going Deeper with Your Writing

Jamil Akim O'Quinn, MDiv. @joquinn06 shared a wealth of information, ranging from raw & real advice for writers on how to go deeper with your stories to his thoughts on making the most of film school. Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Open Topic - IP, Sluglines, Writing Partners & More!

We talked about writing partnerships, why you shouldn't write stories based on IP you don't own, how to best create sub sluglines and more! Dive in! @jeannevb

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Finish Line Script Competition - TOPIC: Historical/Social Justice Filmmaking

We chatted with Finish Line Script Competition @FinishLineScrip - about the rising popularity in historical/social justice filmmaking.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript with Brad Wyman @bradwyman, Talking Great Screenplays

Brad Wyman @bradwyman - Motion Picture Producer; Monster, Freeway, The Dark Backeard, Trees Lounge, etc., joined us tonight to talk about great screenplays! Tons of links to scripts & thoughts on what makes them so compelling. Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: AMA with 2020 Black List Screenwriter Angela Bourassa

Angela Bourassa @angelabourassa1 rocked the chat, answering tons of questions on every topic imaginable! Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Sheryl Anderson Showrunner of Sweet Magnolias

What a fun night with Sheryl Anderson @sheryljanderson, showrunner of Netflix's Sweet Magnolias! Tons of great advice and insights from a legend. Enjoy! @jeannevb 

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Rosanne Welch Shares Advice on Working in Writer's Room & Value of MFA Program

Great chat tonight with Rosanne Welch @RosanneWelch - screenwriter, TV writer, novelist and Exec Director, Stephens College MFA In TV and Screenwriting @stephenscollege - TOPIC: Working in/behavior in a writers room, being female inside a writers room, and the benefits of having an MFA!  

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: Emily Steele @TheEmilySteele Talks Character Development and Dialogue

Emily Steele @TheEmilySteele joined the chat tonight to talk about character development and dialogue. She also shared some great tips on meditative writing, subtext, and more! Enjoy! @jeannevb

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jay and Chris Thornton @ThemThorntons - Writers of CACTUS JACK @cactusjackfilm Discuss Indie Filmmaking & Parallel Development

Jay and Chris Thornton @ThemThorntons - Writers of CACTUS JACK @cactusjackfilm dove into indie filmmaking, parallel development, novel writing, and the challenges of writing something potentially offensive -- how far to push your art -- which they did in making CACTUS JACK. You can watch their new film for free, by the way. Get on that! But first, here's the transcript of tonight's chat. Enjoy! @jeannevb 

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Audrey Knox @audreyknox - TOPIC: How to Get a Manager

Audrey Knox @audreyknox dished advice about getting management for your writing and career. Lots of great insights so dive in! @jeannevb

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

#Scriptchat Transcript: New Year = New Goals - Tips for setting goals and actually accomplishing them!

Happy New Year! With the calendar flipping to 2021, it's time to set writing goals and find ways to hold yourself accountable. The #scriptchat crew shared their goals and strategies for making them happen. Enjoy! @jeannevb

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