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Episode 166 – Steven Bernstein (Cinematic Storytelling)

Steven Bernstein is a screenwriter, director, and cinematographer.  He’s lensed such films as Monster (Directed by Patty Jenkins), Kicking and Screaming (directed by Noah Baumbach) and Like Water for Chocolate. Interestingly he also shot comedies like The Waterboy, Scary Movie 2, and White Chicks and blockbuster action films like S.W.A.T. He also wrote a best selling text book, Film Production.

His latest films, Decoding Annie Parker, and Dominion Steven wrote and directed. The films include actors  Aaron Paul, John Malkovich, Helen Hunt, Rhys Ifans, Zosia Mamet, Bradley Whitford, and Rashida Jones.

 

Currently Steven is teaching his own film seminars on & offline which I highly encourage you check out HERE.

Steven has had an unusual career and it’s led him to very different views about filmmaking. Steven has lectured on film, particularly new approaches to screenwriting based on an understanding of the visual nature of film, as well as radical approaches to lighting and understanding cinematography for the non-cinematographer. He also has lectured about new approaches for putting together the independent film.

We chat working with Patty Jenkins on Monster, making your own projects, working with A level talent like Charlize Theron and John Malkovich, and so much more.

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Steven Bernstein Film Seminars – Finally, seminars from a real feature filmmaker, who is a successful writer, director, cinematographer and producer.

Eurythmics – were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.

Tony Kaye – is a British director of films, music videos, advertisements, and documentaries.

Patty Jenkins – a writer/director best known for her debut feature Monster, based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, directing the pilot episode of AMC’s hit show The Killing , and as the director of the film Wonder Woman for Warner Brothers.

Wonder Woman – Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Monster – Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Charlize Theron – is a South African-American actress and film producer.

Decoding Annie Parker – Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.

Dominion – The last days of the poet Dylan Thomas as he dreams and drinks.

Resources

Steven Bernstein Reel

 

Making the Independent Film Seminar

The Film Set for Actors Seminar

The Film Set for Screenwriters

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Episode 165 – Guy Goldstein (Writing Your Story)

Guy Goldstein is a screenwriter, software developer, and the creator of WriterDuet screenwriting software.

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Sophocles ScreenWriting Software – was a Windows-based screenwriting software application used for writing feature film and television screenplays. The program first became available on the Internet in 1999. Its distinguishing features included a two window screen setup, showing the script and screenplay outline simultaneously.

WriterDuet – is a screenwriting software that focuses on real-time collaboration and industry-standard formatting for writing screenplays created by Guy Goldstein

Downward Dog – The series follows the adventures of Martin, a philosophizing dog, who has to live with his owner, Nan, a millenial who has no more time for him because of her work at Clark and Bow Outfitters.

Spider Man: Homecoming – Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

Screenwriters Who Can Actually Write – Best screenwriting group on the web.

 

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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.

 

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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 Movie! – The 2005 screenwriting book that’s taken over Hollywood—and made every movie feel the same

Save The Cat! – Screenwriting book by Blake Snyder

 

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Episode 147 – Michael E Bierman (45x Award Winning Screenwriter)

Michael E Bierman is an attorney turned 45x award winning screenwriter, and the founder of the popular Facebook group, Screenwriters Who Can Actually Write. His book on screenwriting is due out later this year.

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The Three Screenwriting Books Mike recommends:

The Screenwriters Bible by David Trottier

21st Century Screenplay – Linda Aronson

Your Cut To is Showing by T.J. Alex

 Best Picture Nominees

Hell or High Water

Fences

Arrival

Screenwriting Resources

Screenwriting U – Named “#1 Choice for Screenwriting Classes” by InkTip.com, and listed #1 in “Top 9 Screenwriting Courses” on the Net by Script Magazine.

Scott Myers – Screenwriter (K-9, Alaska, Trojan War); Assistant Professor DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts; GoIntoTheStory, screenwriting blog of the Black List.

Screenwriting Master Class – Screenwriting Classes from Scott Myers and Tom Benedek

Go Into The Story – Premier online learning resource with Tom Benedek and Scott Myers

 

Misc

Gadsby – A novel written without using the letter “E”

 

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Episode 132 – Whitney Davis

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Whitney Davis is a literary manager and script consultant, and she runs her own consultancy agency, Whitney Davis Literary. 

 

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