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This is the Official Page for the brand new, "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!"   We have new sponsors and have changed networks.  So expect a kickass new format, new network and a whole lotta REAL TALK! I am Hilliard Guess, an award-winning WGA writer-director-producer, as well as an instr…

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    422: Niceole Levy - THE WRITERS' ROOM SURVIVAL GUIDE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 152:40


    In this dope episode, Hilliard & Chris (along with Emerging Writers LaMonte Edwards and Jerry Jerome), have a super fun conversation with big sis, Executive Producer Niceole Levy, talking about her amazing new book: THE WRITERS' ROOM SURVIVAL GUIDE" - dropping October 4, 2022 on (AMAZON, BOOKSHOP). We go deep into some of our favorite chapters and passages including: Post Production, Knowing who's in your Room, Navigating Land Mines, Top Loading the Room, Room Lingo and Glossary, Pitching in the Room, Making Yourself Valuable, Story Areas & Outlines, Uncomfortable Silence and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Patreon! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Follow Niceole on Twitter Follow Jerry on Twitter Follow LaMonte on Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Theme Song by @ThinkDeP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    421: SHOWRUNNER - CHUCK ROSE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 54:19


    In this episode, Hilliard does a one on one with big bro, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Playwrite and Author Chuck Rose. We catch up with Chuck and talk about what he's been up to the past few years since his last appearance on the podcast including: developing series for studios and networks during Covid, pitching on zoom, producing international series - and Chuck's new website (ChuckRoseProductions.com) where he gives back to the community by helping writers to develop their pitches/decks/scripts for the market place! Check out Chuck's website www.ChuckRoseProductions.com Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Patreon! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Follow Chuck on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Theme Song by @ThinkDeP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    420: CHRISTOPHER J MOORE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 102:39


    Hilliard & Chris sit down with Christopher J. Moore, writer of the high octane thriller "End of The Road," currently the number one film on Netflix and starring Queen Latifah, Ludacris and Beau Bridges! There is a ton of game dropped in this one y'all. Chris' journey, growing up in the hard streets of LA, playing football in college, his pivot to film school, writing a novel that sold over 140,000 units while writing spec scripts, landing in the writers' room of Meet the Browns, writing for Tyler Perry's House of Pain and working in such a fast-paced environment, to creating House Out of Order and his long decade run to getting End of the Road to the screen with the great Tracey E. Edmonds. We later talk about the risks and rewards of going into WGAW Arbitration and how he persevered and became a better producer for himself so that he can look out for his future. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Patreon! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Follow Christopher on Twitter and Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Theme Song by @ThinkDeP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    419: ROSERO - POP STAR CHOREOGRAPHER

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 108:51


    In this episode, Hilliard does a one-on-one with with his old friend from the 80s club days in San Francisco - the man who can do it all - celebrity choreographer, dancer, producer, actor and creative director ROSERO. They talk about Rosero's amazing journey from Club Dancer to Video Star, to Choreographer and Creative Director on some of our favorite films, Tours and TV shows: Step Up, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Honey 2, Garfield, Rio, Family Reunion, The Neighborhood, The Upshaws, Legendary, Call Me Kat, The Soul Train Awards, Black Music Honors, Tony Braxton, Jody Watley, En Vogue and sooooo many more. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Patreon! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Follow Rosero on Twitter and Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Theme Song by @ThinkDeP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    418: WRITERS ON RISE

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 118:50


    In our latest episode, Hilliard sat down with some of his favorite black male writers on the rise: Amadou Diallo (Story Editor Billions), Saeed Crumbler (Sony Development Deal) and Rah Johnson (SyFy Series we can't reveal yet). Each of these super talented brotha's talk about the first times they staffed, following the rules, getting the bump to Story Editor, continuing to write your own projects, your super power in the room, building your tribe, dealing with egos, staying supportive and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Patreon! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Amadou Diallo on Twitter Saeed Crumbler on Twitter Rah Johnson on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    417: BATGIRL, CROWDFUNDING & LATINX REPRESENTATION

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 112:26


    In this episode, Hilliard, Chris, Lynelle and writer/producer Jorge Rivera go IN - ranting about a bunch of fun topics for writers and creatives: development, Bat Girl, Lynelle's new crowdfunding project "Hatchback", Latino projects, staffing tips, BIPOC execs and so much more! Lynelle's project: Supportourstory.com/hatchback Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Patreon! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Lynelle on Twitter Jorge Rivera on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Theme Song by: @ThinkDeP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    416: CHAS - GROWN-ISH

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 122:05


    In this episode, Hilliard, Chris and emerging writer Nage Gibson-Thomson sit down with CHAS - Staffwriter on Freeform's hit series GROWN-ISH! We get deep into Chas' background -- growing up in the Bay Area, becoming a popular SLAM poet on the national touring circuit, being the only guy to have written on the staff of Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl, inside tips to how Chas got into the the ABC Disney Writing Fellowship and how he staffed on Grown-ish. There a lot of gems of knowledge in this one and toward the end we even rant about writers who tweet negatively about their unsuccessful road to staffing on SM and give them game on why they may not realize the affects this could possibly have on them getting hired! Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Follow Chas on Instagram and Twitter Follow Nage Gibson-Thomson on Twitter and Instagram Theme Song by: @ThinkDeP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    415: "SEND HELP" Writer's Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 113:10


    In this episode, Hilliard talks with first time Staff Writers, Tiffany Beacham, Josh Meyers and Jordan Dumbroff -- from the new AllBlk Network series SEND HELP --dropping on August 11, 2022 -- from the artistic minds of Co-Showrunners Mike Gauyo & Jean Elie (you can hear their journeys on ep 414). This podcast is full of game for all of you writers who desire to work in their first writers' rooms and also gives tons of tips and tricks to help to prepare you for the next gig! A special Shout Out to Minquell Ramone for sitting in with us and bringing #KrispyKreme donuts! Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Tiffany Beacham on Twitter and Instagram Josh Meyers on Twitter Jordan Dumbroff on Instagram Minquell Romone on Twitter Theme Song by: @ThinkDeP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    414: Co-SHOWRUNNERS - MIKE GAUYO & JEAN ELIE

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 103:52


    In this episode Hilliard and Chris have a super inspiring conversation with Mike Gauyo & Jean Elie, the co-showrunners on the new dramedy SEND HELP on the popular @watchallblk Network! We talk about (you can hear Mike's story on ep 369) Jean's journey, his rise to the top of the call sheet and how these two, strong, black Haitian writer/producer/actor/filmmakers came together to produce a series that is loosely based on the hilarious and dramatic stories that were inspired by Jean's life. Tune in for a fun episode that's full of industry game. And don't forget to also watch and tweet Send Help premiering August 11, 2022 on the Allblk Network! Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Mike Gauyo on Twitter Jean Elie on Twitter Natasha Hall on Twitter @NatashaWrite and Instagram @iamnatashamhall The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    413: Emerging Writer - NATASHA M. HALL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 75:24


    In this episode, Hilliard sat down with lil' sis, Emerging Writer Natasha M. Hall to talk about her amazing journey: growing up as a Caribbean girl in Brooklyn, being bullied by mean girls and fighting back with her smarts, dedicating herself to school and her multi-degrees, receiving a scholarship to Vancouver to study Film and Screenwriting, The Cosby Fellowship in LA, working in Post Production at HBO, The CBS WMP Program, being the 2020 AMC Austin FF Winner, finding her true voice after the 10 year struggle to land her first staff position on Season 4 of Virgin River and within the same year - the upcoming Saint X! Writers, there are so many great, inspiring stories in this one. Do not miss out y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Natasha Hall on Twitter @NatashaWrite and Instagram @iamnatashamhall The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    412: Writers' Room Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 96:02


    In this episode, Hilliard, Chris and Tracy talk a little about the Covid outbursts in California and then jump into the innerworkings of writers' room for a serialized series or stand alone. The three writers compare notes from different kinds of rooms they've been in over the years and give tricks of the trade for aspiring and pros to help add to their arsenal. In the end, they shift to must read (Audible) Will Smith book WILL (we're not at all condoning what happened at the Oscars), but having read/listened to the book, they feel they least have a better understanding of why this tragedy may have happened in the first place. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Tracy Grant on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    411: DeP - ARTIST- SONGWRITER - PRODUCER

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 113:11


    In this episode, Hilliard sits down with lil' bro, artist, songwriter, producer Donald DeP Paige to talk about his amazing journey: growing up Houston as the Pastor's son, finding his voice while singing and producing for church choirs, being kicked out his house as a teenager and becoming independent, setting his sites on being a Triple Threat, fatherhood at a young age, signing a record deal and moving to DC and NY to join a popular R&B group, performing on 106 & Park, being replaced in the group and starting over in LA, singing back up for Beyonce' and Kanye and so much more game y'all! Follow DeP on all social media platforms @ThinkDep and go to www.ThinkDep.com to show support and to buy his new book "Fall Back to Step up!" New album coming soon: "Edibles and Elevations" on all platforms where you buy music! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    Episode 410: Rant Room Chop It Up!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 97:18


    In this episode, Hilliard, Chris and Lynelle chop it up , ranting about many interests for writers and filmmakers: the writers' room, why old films and scripts matter for your growth, understanding when to put a script down and move on, making your own projects with tips on ways to gain production value and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Lynelle White on Twitter Mark Blutman on Twitter and InstagramThe Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    409: Showrunner - MARK BLUTMAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 63:35


    In this episode, Hilliard does a one-on-one with good friend and big bro, Showrunner Mark Blutman (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Ghostwriter, etc). The two chop it up - ranting about the current state of writers' rooms, reinventing yourself, working from outside of Hollywood, bullet proof writing tips, producing TV and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Mark Blutman on Twitter and Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    408: Executive Producer MICKEY FISHER

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 138:21


    In this episode Hilliard has a super fun, 2 hour conversation with executive producer Mickey Fisher (one of the nicest, most giving guys we know) who created/developed such shows as EXTANT, REVERIE and wrote/produced on the series JACK RYAN, MARS and THE STRAIN! We talk about Mickey's long 20 year journey to becoming one of those Hollywood overnight success stories we all hear about. Mickey goes deep into lessons learned on his way up, working and struggling in theater as an actor and playwright, how he pivoted to an indie filmmaker and later realized that those career choices helped him to be prepared for when Hollywood finally did open the door and gave him his first green light to series... ON HIS 40th BIRTHDAY! We also talk about his amazing tips on pitching, growing/learning fast in writers' rooms, producing episodes, being kind to everyone and so much more! Follow Mickey on Twitter @MickeyFisher73 and don't forget to subscribe to his Newsletter: extantstorytech.com Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Mickey Fisher on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    407: GAY PRIDE WRITERS RANT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 146:52


    In this episode, Hilliard and Emerging sci-fi/comedy writer Skyler Ezell sit down for a hilarious, two hour discussion about being black, gay writers in Hollywood and their own personal ways they have learned to adapt, progress, network, find cool places to write, get more involved in the LGBTQ+ community and later talk about the new climate of Showrunner's and so much more... At the end of the episode, Hilliard finally reveals his new gig as Director of Development with one of the top Showrunner's in town! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Skyler Ezell on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    406: KELLY EDWARDS - The Executive Chair

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 100:24


    In this episode, Hilliard, Lynelle and Tracy chop it up with writer and former TV executive, Kelly Edwards to talk about her rise from assistant to casting, to executive, to producer… and then, years later, how she reinvented herself as a screenwriter after hiding this secret for decades. A few months into 2020, Kelly sat down and wrote the amazing book THE EXECUTIVE CHAIR - A Writers Guide to TV Series Development and soon after, staffed on the Fox series Our Kind of People with Showrunner Karin Gist! Kelly's book is a must read or (Audible) book for aspiring writers and young execs trying to gain a foot in the industry. Her book is filled with inside baseball kinds of stories from an executive POV that are designed to help writers and filmmakers have a better understanding of how execs think, how to find value in your personal story, how to learn industry ropes, how to manage yourself in development, how to pitch with your personal story, how to better position yourself for success and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Kelly Edwards on Twitter Kelly's Website: www.KellyEdwards.com Tracy Grant on Twitter Lynelle White on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    405: KIMBERLY ALLEN - "JOURNEY TO STAFFING"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 84:04


    In this episode, Hilliard and Executive Producer Tracy Grant chop it up with lil' sis, writer/filmmaker Kimberly Allen about her amazing journey from Detroit to LA, working odd jobs that later came to play in her writing, building relationships at The Organization of Black Screenwriters, creating content, being your own boss and finally, staffing on the new, upcoming series "KOLD x WINDY" on the AllBlk Network! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Kimberly Allen on Twitter Tracy Grant on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    404: RASHIDI HENDRIX - LITERARY MANAGER

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 71:47


    In this episode, Hilliard, Chris, and writer Saeed Crumpler sat down with Literary Manager/Producer Rashidi Hendrix of Metallic Entertainment (my personal manager btw) to discuss his journey climbing the ladder in the music industry, to TV executive, to management/producer where he now represents an amazing list of hot, diverse, writers, producers, directors and actors y'all. Later in the interview, we gave Saeed the opportunity to ask some dying questions to Rashidi from an emerging writer's POV who was recently staffed... Rashidi gives him game on ways to keep a job and to better land and build relationships with your reps... and so much more! A don't miss episode y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Rashidi Hendrix on Twitter Saeed Crumpler on Twitter and Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    403: RASHEED NEWSON - BEL AIR

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 111:58


    In this episode, Hilliard, birthday boy Chris, along with emerging writer Saeed Crumpler, chop game with Rasheed Newson - Executive Producer/Showrunner of Peacocks new, hit series BEL AIR! This is another super dope interview y'all. Rasheed really gives the inside baseball of the industry from the perspective of a showrunner who was thrust into this position after years of working with writing/producing partner T.J. Brady, excelling in the number two positions on some of the most popular shows out there! A don't miss episode for all of you writers dying to staff -- with lessons/game to help you keep your job in the room and ways to shine while producing your episodes! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Rasheed Newson on Twitter and Instagram Saeed Crumpler on Twitter and Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    402: Brian Austin - ScriptHop

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 51:44


    In this episode, Hilliard does a one-on-one with Brian Austin, CEO and Founder of ScriptHop, the popular screenwriting technology for writers! We also talk about growing up with depression, figuring out who you are as a person, challenges developing a software company and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Brian Austin on Twitter ScriptHop on Twitter and their website ScriptHop.com The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    401: TRIBE WRITERS Talent Incubator

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 115:03


    In this episode, Hilliard talks with some dope, black, female Emerging Writers from Executive Producer (INSECURE) Amy Aniobi's new, inaugural TRIBE WRITERS Talent Incubator: writer/filmmaker Jasmine Ogunjimi who was also a professional basketball player, Sherean Jones, a writer/filmmaker who is a sought after 1st AD, currently in film school at USC and Colette Prosper, a comedy writer, journalist and podcaster of The Yummi CoCo Show has written articles for Elle, New York and many more. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Colette Prosper on Twitter and Instagram Tracy Grant on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter Sherean Jones on Instagram Jasmine Ogunijimi on Twitter and Instagram Check out Rebel Africa at their website www.rebelafrica.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    400th EPISODE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 89:53


    Hilliard, Chris, Lynelle White and Tracy Grant chop it up, celebrating, ranting and droppin' game on our 400th podcast episode y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Lynelle White on Twitter Tracy Grant on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    399: Assignment Writer Brian Gary

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 104:48


    In this episode, Hilliard does a one-on-one with Brian Gary, a busy assignment writer and executive producer of the popular '3rd & Fairfax' WGAW Podcast. We talk about this journey from The Actors Studio and studying acting and playwriting, landing work in Dramaturgy, starting over in LA, creating work for himself, landing assignments, tips for pitches that sale, how you can help companies turn signatory to the WGA and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Brian Gary on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    398: CARL SEATON - IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 92:32


    In this episode, Hilliard & Chris talk with the homie, writer/director Carl Seaton about: strategies with crews, gauging the temperature on the set, prep through production, pre-tone and tone meetings, answering questions, using athletes and coaches to help understand adversity and leadership, lending your expertise, building a thematic thread, pivotal scenes, looming issues, getting out of your way, feeding your dreams and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Follow Carl @MrCarlSeaton on all Social Media, including Twitter and Instagram! The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    397: HOLLYWOOD STUNTMAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 67:45


    In this episode, Hilliard sits down with childhood friend, Richie Parker a super cool Hollywood Stuntman/Choreographer/Coordinator who's worked on some of your favorite TV and Film projects from the past decade like -- Black Panther, BumbleBee, Dolemite is my Name, Snowfall, P-Valley and Animal Kingdom to list a few... You will hear all about Richie's journey from The Bay to LA, his trajectory into becoming a stuntman, tools you will need to succeed behind the camera, being a specialist, taking care of your body and mind, a day in the life on the set for stunt performers and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Check out the STUNT POC website! The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    396: FILMMAKER PHONONZELL WILLIAMS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 120:20


    In this episode, Hilliard and Chris talk with lil' bro filmmaker Phononzell "Phonz" Williams about his journey from Detroit to LA, being an assistant, landing in the Disney Fellowship, writing on TV shows like Detroit 1-8-7 and BET's Games People Play, the ongoing ups and downs of development, recreating your own path as a filmmaker and tons more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Follow Phonozell on Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    395: Showrunner Ben Watkins - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 59:12


    In this episode, Hilliard & Chris chop it up with big bro, Showrunner Ben Watkins, picking up with their conversation on subjects like: who is your nemesis, manufacturing Chip Monsters, putting envy in the freezer, when's the last time you were elated, small and big victories, a bullet proof sample, the showrunner interview, writers' room dynamics, writing and selling Hand of God, Blue Monday Productions and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Ben Watkins on Twitter and Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    394: Showrunner Ben Watkins - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 82:39


    Hilliard & Chris sit down the big bro, Showrunner Ben Watkins to talk about his amazing journey to Showrunner and Executive Producer: acting in The Bay Area and NY, working on Soap Operas, auditioning do's and don'ts, growing up poor, mixed raced and struggling, managing actors anxiety, key moments in life that are pivotal, who is your nemesis and manufacturing Chip Monsters! Also, on this special episode, Chris Derrick finally announces the show he's been writing on for the past 60 weeks —The Paramount + hit series STAR TREK: PICARD — PREMIERING THIS WEEK! Check back next week for Part 2! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Ben Watkins on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    393: Bottle Episode #11

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 23:38


    This week Chris drops another bottle episode to talk about the Oscars, the current social climate, the Kanye doc, and tolerance. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    392: VETERAN ACTORS - HANSFORD PRINCE & JOSEF CANNON

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 131:12


    In this super fun episode, Hilliard & Chris chop it up with close friends, veteran actors Hansford Prince & Josef Cannon! We talk about many tricks of the trade and working/surviving in Hollywood in Film/TV and Theater in the new climate of Covid. We also go deep into how their journey's weren't always easy for either of these two thespians and how their long roads have led them to pivoting to writing/producing and being in charge of their own destiny! This is a don't miss episode for any creative who's determined to put in the work it takes to grow and make a living at a craft they love! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Hansford Prince on Instagram Josef Cannon on Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    391: 2021 FINISHLINE SCRIPT WINNER

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 91:51


    In this episode Hilliard & Chris chat with Jenny Frankfurt and Mukilan "Muki" Thangamani, the latest winner of her Finishline Script Contest -- with his pilot FLOWERFIELD, set in the aftermath of a devastating 9/11-style attack... Muki considers himself a bona fide "third culture kid." He was born in India, grew up in Botswana and New Zealand, and now lives in Australia. He's a writer/director with a particular passion for screenwriting, and loves playing in the thriller/action space. He's worked with the New Zealand Film Commission developing multiple projects, won various other writing contests, and recently completed a proof-of-concept short film for another award-winning script of his titled BURNER. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Follow Finish Line Script on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    390: WRITER/PRODUCER ALVARO RODRIGUEZ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 84:04


    In this episode Hilliard and Chris sit down with the co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix adult-animated series SEIS MANOS (2019). He was a writer on the TV series FROM DUSK TILL DAWN for El Rey Network and Netflix International and story editor on CHICAGO FIRE. He is a producer on Showtime's drama series AMERICAN RUST (2021), starring Jeff Daniels, and producer on the recently announced FLORIDA MAN (2022) for Netflix, starring Edgar Ramirez. Previously he was the co-screenwriter of Robert Rodriguez's MACHETE (2010) and SHORTS (2009), and the writer and co-producer of LAST RAMPAGE (2017). His short fiction has appeared in the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology AFTER DEATH, among others! It's another don't miss episode y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Alvaro Rodriguez on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    389: LANETT TACHEL - "DON'T WAIT, CREATE"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 98:58


    In this episode, Hilliard chops it up with lil' sis, actor, writer, filmmaker Lanett Tachell, covering her super amazing career that brought from D.C. to Hollywood, acting in some super dope projects and how she decided NOT to wait for a break in Hollywood anymore and built a solid team with the same goals to help create her own lane in TV/Film. Now, producers are searching her out as a creative force, partnering and bringing her projects to an even bigger audience! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Lanett Tachell on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    388: FAN GIRL WRITER Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 119:56


    In this episode Hilliard & Chris chop it up with one of the biggest fans of the podcast -- Emerging Comedy Writer Keshia Kola --answering some her most burning industry questions to help her prepare for an upcoming interview with one of the most prestigious programs in town, as well, we also rant about staffing and writing tips all writers who are trying to break in can utilize. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Keshia Kola on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    387: BURNOUT AND OUTLINES

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 90:45


    In our very first episode of 2022, Hilliard and Chris chop it up, ranting ways to better your mind and writing when you've experienced Burnout and Fatigue... We also talk about some of the techniques we use to write TV Outlines that help keep them visually compelling, whether you're in the Writers' room or writing deadlines for yourself! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    386: Movies and End of the Year Shit

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 78:55


    Hilliard, Chris, Lynelle and Tracy go in deep on some of the top movies of the 2021 (example: West Side Story, King Richard, The Harder They Fall) and later, spend some time talking about their 2022 Plans & Goals that may help writers start off the New Year with a bang! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Lynelle on Twitter Tracy on Twitter Sheila Wilson on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    386: PRODUCER - ADHRUCIA APANA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 119:39


    Hilliard, Chris and EP Tracy Grant chopped it up with Adhrucia Apana, a Filmmaker/Producer and Co-Founder of the new production company Curiosity Entertainment and is also GP of Curiosity Media Finance. Curiosity Entertainment is currently in development and pre-production of their inaugural slate including 5 films and 6 premium tv shows. Tune in y'all, her journey is full of game. Not only is Adhrucia a super busy producer, she's also made herself an Intstagram icon; on her page she talks industry, fashion, the inner workings of international productions, elevating Asian and South Asian voices in the Entertainment Industry and beyond, and she has also served or been an advocate and volunteer for Los Angeles based non-profits Young Storytellers and Project Paper Bag. We have to add that she is a founding member of the Producers Guild of America's Social Impact in Entertainment (SIE) board. Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Adhrucia on Twitter and Instagram Sheila Wilson on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    384: Sheila Wilson - THE BLACK BOOK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 106:43


    In this episode Hilliard and Chris sat down with writer/producer Sheila Wilson to hear about her amazing journey, from writing features and studying at AFI under writer/producer/professor Michelle Amor, to becoming a TV writer and working her way up on shows like WARRIOR NUN and Hulu's HELSTROM! We also go into the back story on how she created the WGAW "THE BLACK BOOK" a spreadsheet/grid with well over 150 black guild writers, featuring their interest, credits, pronouns, skills and availability for TV/Film Staffing & Writing Assignments! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Sheila Wilson on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    383 - The Mandalorian Season 2 with Lynelle White

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 101:21


    Special Guest Host Lynelle White returns to recap and dive deep into Season 2 of The Mandalorian! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Lynelle White on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    382 - SHOWRUNNER - ANTHONY Q. FARRELL

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 83:16


    Hilliard sat down with Showrunner Anthony Q. Farrell to chop it up about his amazing journey and fining a lane in this industry that's full of ups and downs... Anthony has served as showrunner for THE PARKER ANDERSONS, AMELIA PARKER, and the BAFTA-winning CBBC series SECRET LIFE OF BOYS, which he also created. Currently Anthony is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of the sci-fi primetime comedy OVERLORD & THE UNDERWOODS... He has also written for NBC's THE OFFICE, Canada's international hit LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE, and Nickelodeon's THE THUNDERMANS to list a few! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Anthony Q. Farrell on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    381: MARC ANTHONY SAMUEL

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 102:57


    In this one on one episode, Hilliard talks with old friend, actor Marc Anthony Samuel about his rise in theater and commercials, techniques he learned while becoming a soap star on General Hospital, making a living as a voice over actor and his journey to leading man! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Mark Anthony Samuel on Twitter and Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    380: DIRECTOR ON THE RISE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 69:49


    In this episode, Hilliard does another of his kick ass one-on-one's with the talented director, producer, creative -- CANDICE VERNON -- She talks about her amazing, unorthodox journey from casting to the directors chair. Tune in y'all, she drops a ton of game in this one! Check out her website at TheCandiceVernonShow.com Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Candice Vernon on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    379: EPs of LACE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 97:25


    Hilliard and Chris chop it up with the EP's of the new, upcoming series LACE on ALLBLK & WE tv! KemyTime Productions is a well oiled machine. The team is led by Katrina Y. Nelson, Michelle Ebony Hardy, Tracy Grant -- and Adam Starks (who was on location during this recording).. We talk about the long journey from writing the script to selling the pitch in the room, from series order to the writers' room and from production to post. So much industry game dropped that TV writers don't wanna miss! The series LACE drops on Thursday November 4, 2021 on ALLBLK network, WE tv and Amazon Prime! Website: AllBlk.TV Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Tracey on Twitter Katrina on TWitter Michelle on Instagram Adam Starks on Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    378: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - TERRI KOPP

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 75:57


    In this episode, Hilliard & Chris sit down with Executive Producer Terri Kopp to talk about her amazing career highs, lows and back up to the ceiling y'all! Terri has worked on such shows as Black Mafia Family, For Life, The Chi, Proven Innocent, In Contempt, Rebel, Law & Order and many others. Tune is to this dynamic woman who transitioned from Supreme Court Defense Attorney to an Executive Producer with a knack for writing strong, diverse edgy characters audiences fall in love with! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Terri Kopp on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    377: WRITER'S ROOM SUPPORT STAFF

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 84:47


    Disclaimer: this episode was recorded just days before the news: Hollywood Strike Averted As IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract Hilliard talks with TV writer Corrine Van Vliet about the ins and outs of support staff -- working your way up from Writers PA, to Writers Assistant to Script Coordinator. We also talk about the IATSE strike, support staffs wants/needs/difficulties, etc and incase you didn't know -- Corrine is a member of both the WGAW & IATSE! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Corrine Van Vliet on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    376 - SHAWN CARTER PETERSON

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 106:11


    Hilliard does another one-on-one with actor/dir/musician Shawn Carter Peterson. In this episode with talk about Shawn's journey from classic musician to the ups and downs of moving to LA, working in theater and starring some of the biggest commercials and tv shows out there! His life is a journey of pivoting to the next challenge. So much game in this one y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Shawn Carter Peterson on Twitter @ShawnTheMaestro & Instagram @Shawnthemaestro The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    375 - TOMMAR WILSON, HAMILTON THE MUSICAL

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 64:24


    In the episode, Hilliard does another one-on-one with actor/dancer/writer TOMMAR WILSON. We talk about his journey to Broadway & Chicago/LA Tours, what it's like and how it works to Swing at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater for the mega hit HAMILTON, the ins and outs and ups and downs of surviving in a show during Covid-19 and picking up where you left off, but this time, what you're looking at, isn't just a room full of people applauding and singing but this time it's an audience wearing masks as far as the eye can see! Another dope episode y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Tommar Wilson on Twitter @Tommarwilson & Instagram @tommarw The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    374 - AARON RAHSAAN THOMAS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 122:06


    In this episode, Hilliard & Chris chop game with the homie, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Co-creator/Showrunner of the hit CBS series S.W.A.T. We talk about his journey from higher education, to working as a PA and moving out to LA to go after his dreams. It was a long road, grinding his way up on shows like Soul Food, Friday Night Lights, Numb3rs, CSI: NY, Southland, Sleepy Hollow, The Get Down and others... Another super dope episode full of industry game y'all! King of New York on Criterion Channel https://www.criterionchannel.com/king-of-new-york Aaron Rahsaan Thomas - Is TV Realistic About Cops? https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/06/tv-and-cops Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Aaron Rashaan Thomas on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    373 - INVESTING IN YOURSELF

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 67:33


    In this one-on-one episode, Hilliard sat down with indie writer/director/filmmaker FIA PERERA -- we talk about her amazing journey from NY to LA as an actor and activist, to touring as a stand up comic and pivoting to a writer/director. Along the way, we go into some of the ups and downs of this tumultuous industry and lessons learned while trying to make a super dope feature film called MERMAID in this climate. Lots of game dropped, y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Fia Perera on Instagram The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    372 - DAILYN RODRIQUEZ: QUEEN OF THE SOUTH

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 117:56


    In this episode, Hilliard & Chris sit down with Showrunner Dailyn Rodriquez to talk about her amazing journey: working against crazy obstacles in her way, the Disney Fellowship, her first staffing job, repeating positions others wouldn't have to, rising to Number Two in a room, running the hit series QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, If-Come Deals/Pitching and her fight in the run to the WGAW Board of Directors! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast. Connect with Us on Social Media: Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Dailyn Rodriquez on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

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