Writers Group Therapy
Session #132 - Interview with Rising Star Writer/Producer Jason Goldberg

Session #132 - Interview with Rising Star Writer/Producer Jason Goldberg

April 5, 2021

Rising star writer/producer Jason Goldberg discusses his career development and writing process. His new film "Stay Out of the F***ing Attic" is streaming on Shudder and his name is on The Launch Pad Young & Hungry List and ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List.

Find Jason online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jscottgoldberg83
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2661125
Shudder: https://www.shudder.com

About Jason: Jason Goldberg is a member of the Producer's Guild of America with over 100 hours of original programming to his name. Horror is his genre of choice and has 15 completed feature screenplays and 3 television series that have placed in top writing competitions, including Nicholl, Final Draft's Big Break and Screencraft Horror. Jason landed on The Launch Pad's Young & Hungry List (2018), The Launch Pad's Hit List (2018), and ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List in 2019. He sold "Stay Out of the F*cking Attic" to Top Dead Center Films, which will be hitting Shudder in Q1 2021 and his Hit List script, "Flatwoods" will be going into production summer 2021, with Andy Palmer attached to direct. He's currently producing a cosmic horror film with a-list talent attached, while pushing his own material. 

Session #131 - COVID-19 vs. Hollywood 1-Year Anniversary

Session #131 - COVID-19 vs. Hollywood 1-Year Anniversary

March 15, 2021

Like the pandemic that won’t go away, here is our COVID-19 One Year Later in Hollywood episode. What’s changed? What hasn’t? Where do we go from here?

SHOW NOTES: 

Session #108 - Our first episode in lockdown

Session #130 - Is Hollywood Dead?

Session #130 - Is Hollywood Dead?

March 1, 2021

It’s hard to open YouTube without seeing a video on the “Exodus” from Los Angeles and the death of Hollywood. In this session, we debate the health status of Hollywood from the writers’ room to the movie theaters and everything in-between.

SHOW NOTES:

Session #129 - Writing movies for the streaming market with writer/producer/director Jeff Deverett.

Session #129 - Writing movies for the streaming market with writer/producer/director Jeff Deverett.

February 16, 2021

We speak with producer, director and writer Jeff Deverett about writing movies for the growing streaming market and how his experience, as a lawyer and distributor helped in producing seven movies and distributing three of them on Netflix.

SHOW NOTES:

Deverettmedia.com: https://www.deverettmedia.com

How To Get A Movie On Netflix - Jeff Deverett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNXGhUcJArw

Session #128 - Interview with “Antebellum” writers/directors Bush and Rentz

Session #128 - Interview with “Antebellum” writers/directors Bush and Rentz

February 1, 2021

The writing/directing team of Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz discuss the genesis of their collaboration and creative journey to “Antebellum” and their upcoming movie and TV projects.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Antebellum Website (Lionsgate): https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/antebellum
From Social Action Campaigns to 'Antebellum': Meet Hollywood's Power Directing Duo: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/from-social-action-campaigns-to-antebellum-meet-hollywoods-power-directing-duo

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BushRenz

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bushrenz

Website: http://www.bushrenz.com

Session #127 - Interview with Heather-Fitzgerald - YA Fantasy Author

Session #127 - Interview with Heather-Fitzgerald - YA Fantasy Author

January 18, 2021
Heather Fitzgerald is the author of the young-adult fantasy series The Tethered World. Heather discusses her path to becoming an author, the influences that inspired her and launching a franchise in the Christian book market. 
 
SHOW NOTES:
 
Audio Book Giveaway!
First ten (10) to email Heather via her website get a code for a free audio version of one of her books! Make sure to mention you heard her interview on WGTherapy! http://www.heatherllfitzgerald.com/contact/
Session #126 - Taxes for Creatives with Mike Miller, CPA

Session #126 - Taxes for Creatives with Mike Miller, CPA

January 4, 2021
Our guest is Mike Miller, CPA from Cleveland, Ohio, (disclaimer: Mike is Tom's accountant) to discuss what creatives should consider when preparing their tax returns. Including: What qualifies as a creative performer? Do you need an LLC? What's deductible and what's not? What about stimulus checks and more!
 
SHOW NOTES:
Contact Mike Miller at ‭(440) 461-4066‬ or mikeamcpa@aol.com
Tom and Rachanee are NOT certified public accounts and this interview is provided for general informational purposes only. Be sure to check with your own tax professional or irs.gov and your state/local tax offices for specific questions regarding your taxes.
Session #125 - Year End Wrap Up with Special Guest Steven Smith

Session #125 - Year End Wrap Up with Special Guest Steven Smith

December 21, 2020
Join us for a not-so-nostalgic look back at this year, a look forward at what's coming, and our special guest Stephen Smith and the Story Behind "A Christmas Carol" webinar.
 

SHOW NOTES:

Steven Smith: www.mediasteven.com
 
Session #124 - Interview with Kelley Carter - Entertainment Journalist and Executive Producer

Session #124 - Interview with Kelley Carter - Entertainment Journalist and Executive Producer

December 15, 2020
We interview Kelley Carter, the Sr. Entertainment Reporter for ESPN's "The Undefeated," about her career, starting from her days at Michigan State University, to the Detroit Free Press and USA Today and now creating a scripted drama for Showtime.
Session #123 - Interview with Miralee Ferrell - Publisher and Award-Winning Novelist

Session #123 - Interview with Miralee Ferrell - Publisher and Award-Winning Novelist

December 7, 2020
We interview award-winning author and publisher Miralee Ferrell this week. She has published 26 books three of which have been produce by the Hallmark Channel as movies. Her publishing company, Mountain Brook Ink, opened in 2014, is "a publisher of high-quality inspirational fiction,” whose tag line is “fiction you can believe in.” They work with new and established authors, including children’s authors. We discuss her journey as a writer and publisher and her advice for writers trying to get started. 
 
SHOW NOTES:
Author Website: www.miraleeferrell.com
Publishing Website: www.mountainbrookink.com
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