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seated at the writers table podcast

“Seated At The Writer’s Table” is meant for anybody who geeks out over writing. If you find yourself over-analyzing a plot-line or discussing the details of a character’s dialogue than this show is for you. If you debate over who’s a better rock lyricist, Neil Peart or Pete Townshend, than this show is for you. If you’ve read and debated the finer points of the Lord of the Rings more than once, than this show is for you. Host Phil Giangrande interviews writers of all genres, as well as industry professionals such as literary agents, publishers and script doctors. For those who are interested in professional content writing for businesses, Phil will be speaking with experts in that field as well to uncover powerful marketing techniques that writers can use to immediately increase sales. Take Your Seat at the Writer's Table.
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Mar 28, 2016

Horror films have a loyal audience whom remain ardent fans for a lifetime.  In this episode Writer/Director/Producer/Actress Justina Walford introduces her newest film "The Ladies of the House" and discusses flushing out a story idea, the difference between theatre and film, channeling a unique voice, using table reads as a tool for writing, Page one re-writes, writing for a budget, working with actors to develop new characteristics.

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Mar 14, 2016

Screenwriter/Director Bo Brinkman and Actor Steve Wilder of the geriatric action adventure film “Last Man Club” discuss finding inspiration for your script, writing story first, crossing character arcs, finding unique voices for your characters, the ripple effect of a script change,  the long journey to getting a script made, handling problems on the set, giving actionable direction to your actors, budget as a decision maker, getting what you need in the editing room, marketing to baby boomers and much more.

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Mar 3, 2016

Episode 3 of my ongoing educational series with the Director of LA Femme Film Festival Leslie LaPage proves to be the best so far.  In this show Leslie discusses Publicists and how to get past the Gatekeepers.  Don't forget we have a Networkin' Hollywood event on Tues March 8th at the Hill Bar & Grill from 7-9PM on Wilshire Blvd.  Come join us and meet Directors, Producers, Actors and industry professionals.  See you there!

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Feb 22, 2016

Why did my guest chose to write "Here Comes the Dreamer" as a Novella rather than a novel.  In this episode Novelist Carole Giangrande discusses her brand new Novella as well as writing in multiple voices,  when to write a backstory, letting the characters lead you, the structure of a Novella, constructing beautiful language, nature vs nurture and family dynamics, deciding what you want to explore as a writer, breaking structural rules, using time periods and geography to affect the storytelling, using fear and tension as a backdrop, Point of View and understanding how your characters relate to events, editing until you get the lies out, using symbolism and themes.

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Feb 11, 2016

The best stories move the reader along by building tension, suspense and conflict to a resolution.  How do you accomplish this when you're interweaving multiple stories from multiple historic time periods?  My guest author of Oubliette, A Forgotten Little Place Vanta M Black comes on to discuss writing based on historical characters, writing with structure, busting through writer's block, pulling from other writer's classic structure, writing in first person, how locations and timelines affect the writing, the power of experiencing your locations, trying a different point of view, theme and using foreshadowing to connect and tell your stories and the different layers of editing and pacing.

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Feb 5, 2016

Hollywood functions in very specific ways and once you can understand them, you can advance your career quicker and in a more powerful way.  In this episode my guest President and Festival Director of LA Femme Film Festival Leslie LaPage gives the inside scoop on Entertainment Lawyers and Business Managers.  We discuss how the good and bad ones function and what you should expect.

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Feb 3, 2016

Jean Marie Spicuzza re-defines the Independent Screenwriter for herself as someone who oversees every aspect of a movie being made .  In this episode we talk about The challenge of acting in your own movie that forces you to produce, Co-Directing a film and working through a cohesive vision,  Post-production Editing as a writer,  Writing characters based on real life, Distancing yourself from your own script,  The process of developing a film and putting together a strong team, what makes a good working relationship,  How to pitch for funding, writing with the audience in mind, Grounding your characters.

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Jan 18, 2016

Knowing how agents and managers truly function in Hollywood is incredibly useful for writers, directors and producers.  In this episode the founder of LAFemme Film Festival Leslie LaPage discusses the role of agents & managers, the percentages agents can accept vs managers, regulations to which agents must adhere, what you should do to get the most from your agent & manager, your agent & manager's true motivation, taking control of your career and how to get past the gatekeeper.  

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Jan 11, 2016

How do you get Hollywood to take you seriously?  My guest Michael Marc Friedman says create your own content.  In this show we discuss writing for comedy, creating characters, making your career by making your content available, editing for short form to move the scene forward, process of settling into writing, channeling characters from people you know.

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Jan 4, 2016

Is there a system in today’s book market to guarantee success? My guest, author of “The Boss Always Sits In the Back” Jon D’Amore has cracked the code.  In this episode Jon talks about Self-Publishing tips and tricks, launching a book successfully, selling a novel vs. selling a memoir, finding your target audience, speaking to your audience in an engaging way, Personal appearances designed to get readers to buy your book, Launching an e-book, Creating an audiobook, getting press to write about your book.

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