Episode 158 – Michael K Snyder (Pitching Projects and Script Development)
Michael K Snyder is a graduate of Full Sail University’s Film & Entertainment Business programs, holding both Bachelors and Masters degrees. Founder of Crash Films INC, an independent production company specializing in short films and music videos including both Lust and Infatuation which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival ’13 & ’14 respectively.
Mike is currently writing & producing both short and feature length films in Los Angeles, California.
Pre Show Notes
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— Full Sail University – Full Sail University is a for-profit university in unincorporated Orange County, in the U.S. state of Florida, near Winter Park.
— Walt Disney – was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.
— ScriptShadow – A (somewhat divisive) screenwriting resource run by Carson Reeves.
— Seaworld – is a United States chain of marine mammal parks, oceanariums, animal theme parks, and rehabilitation centers owned by SeaWorld Entertainment (one park will be owned and operated by Miral under a license).
— John Hargrove – is a former Senior killer-whale trainer for SeaWorld and supervisor of Killer Whale Training for Marineland in the South of France, who appeared in the 2013 documentary Blackfish and has since gone on to support legislation in California and New York to end the practice of keeping killer whales in captivity. He is the author of a memoir, Beneath the Surface, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.
— The Goonies – a gang of misfit kids and their families are about to be evicted from their neighborhood, because it’s slated to be turned into a golf course — unless enough money can be raised to stop the development. When the leader of the gang, Mikey, stumbles across an old map leading to the hidden fortune of a pirate named One-Eyed Willy, the Goonies head out on one last adventure to find the treasure and save the day. Gather the kids together and get ready to enjoy one of the most hilarious family movies of all time.
— Save The Cat! – Screenwriting book by Blake Snyder