80 episodes

Bulletproof Screenwriting™ Podcast with Alex Ferrari takes your screenwriting to the next level by showing you how to make your screenplays bulletproof by interviewing the top screenwriters, story consultants & authors in the film industry. They discuss the craft and business of screenwriting. This is the screenwriting podcast for the rest of us. No fluff. No BS. Just straight talk that will help you on your screenwriting journey. Now get to writing!

Bulletproof Screenwriting™ Podcast with Alex Ferrari Alex Ferrari

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Bulletproof Screenwriting™ Podcast with Alex Ferrari takes your screenwriting to the next level by showing you how to make your screenplays bulletproof by interviewing the top screenwriters, story consultants & authors in the film industry. They discuss the craft and business of screenwriting. This is the screenwriting podcast for the rest of us. No fluff. No BS. Just straight talk that will help you on your screenwriting journey. Now get to writing!

    BPS 063: My Screenplay Can Beat Up Your Screenplay with Jeffrey Alan Schechter

    BPS 063: My Screenplay Can Beat Up Your Screenplay with Jeffrey Alan Schechter

    Today on the show we have million-dollar spec screenplay writer, director, showrunner, and author Jeffrey Alan Schechter. Jeff has been beating up stories for over twenty years. He is a WGA, WGC, Emmy, and BAFTA-nominated writer, a Gemini award-winning producer, director, and a million-dollar spec screenplay writer.

    In publishing, Jeff is a co-founder of the award-winning ebook publisher PadWorx Digital Media, and his book “My Story Can Beat Up Your Story!” was published by Michael Wiese Books. Jeff is hip-deep in several other screenplays, television series, book projects, and software ventures. In his spare time, he’s married and has 4 kids.

    Enjoy my conversation with Jeffrey Alan Schechter.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    BPS 062: The Philosophy of Screenwriting in Hollywood with Pen Densham

    BPS 062: The Philosophy of Screenwriting in Hollywood with Pen Densham

    Today on the show we Pen Densham. Pen is a successful award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director, with an extensive track record in film and television. He is responsible for writing and producing some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft, Blown Away along with some of its longest-running television series including The Outer Limits.

    Starting with his first job in show business, riding atop a live alligator for a theatrical short film made by his parents, Pen decided to leave his English school system at age 15 and has since spent his lifetime in the business of entertainment, selling films and television series, as well as hiring, mentoring and collaborating with A-list writers along the way. His latest film is Harriet, which he is the executive producer of.

    Pen's latest project, Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing and Not getting Eaten was written with one clear goal in mind: to write the kind of book he would have loved to have read when he was starting out as a writer-filmmaker. Pen is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts.

    I had a ball speaking to Pen about his time in Hollywood, what it was like to screenwriter/producer monster hits and his screenwriting philosophy on how to make it in Hollywood.

    Enjoy my eye-opening conversation with Pen Densham.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    SPECIAL EVENT: The Make Your Movie Bootcamp is BACK!

    SPECIAL EVENT: The Make Your Movie Bootcamp is BACK!

    I've been working on this for a long time guys and here it is. The Make Your Movie Bootcamp! I wanted to bring my 25+ years of experience to a live Bootcamp experience. This Two-Day Bootcamp will be held March 28-29, 2020 in Burbank, CA at the Hilton Garden Suites in Downtown Burbank.

    Who is the Make Your Movie Bootcamp for?

    A filmmaker wanting to make the leap to making their first feature film
    An established filmmaker who wants to learn the "Dark Arts" of micro-budget filmmaking
    Screenwriters who want to finally produce that screenplay that has been sitting on their desktop
    Any filmmaker who wants to learn how to generate revenue with their feature film or video content

    Here are some of the things you will learn at the Make Your Movie Bootcamp

    >> Ideas:

    Learn how to flesh out your ideas into a marketable film project.

    >> Screenwriting Process:

    We go over the basics of screenwriting and discuss alternative methods of writing like scriptments and improv.

    >> Finding Money:

    Alternate ways to raise money for your film.

    >> Directing Your Film:

    I breakdown methods and techniques that will jump-start your directing journey.

    >> Post Production Workflows:

    Where many indie films die. This won't happen to you. I'll teach you the proper way to set up your workflow and get you and your film to the finish line.

    >> Filmtrepreneur® Training:

    On day two I will breakdown the concepts and case studies presented in my book Rise of the Filmtrepreneur®. We will go over creating revenue streams from your indie film, thinking outside the box when it comes to how you prep for your film and much more.

    >> Marketing and Building an Audience:

    Once you have your film done you need to get it out into the world. I will go over proven techniques that will help you build and target an audience.

    >> Submitting to Film Festivals:

    Tricks and techniques on what to do and definitely what not to do when taking your film on the festival circuit. This one section that will save you thousands of dollars and years of your life.

    >> Self Distribution Models:

    I'll teach you how to run a successful self-distribution campaign by using multiple case studies on how it is done correctly.

    >> Avoid Predatory Film Distributors:

    It is shark-infested waters out there. We go over what to look out for when dealing with traditional and predatory film distributors.

    >> Revenue Streams:

    I do a deep dive into how to create multiple revenue streams from your indie film.

    >> Breaking Through Your Fear:

    I show you techniques to break through your own creative fears and finally make the feature film you have always wanted to.

    >> PLUS:

    Surprise film industry heavy hitters will come in to Guest Speak and answer questions. I've made it easy for you to choose your adventure.

    DAY 1: I will be breaking down my micro-budget filmmaking method and help you jump start your feature film. 

    DAY 2: I will be training you in the Filmtrepreneur® Method. Showing you how to generate revenue with your feature film.  

    You can purchase a ticket to just day 1 or day 2 or purchase a weekend pass and unlock all the BONUSES like a FREE year membership to Indie Film Hustle TV and much more.

    Spaces are limited so it will first come, first serve. If you are interested act now. Go to www.mymbootcamp.com to sign up!

    Make 2020 the year you make it happen for yourself! I hope to see you all there!

    • 7 min
    BPS 061: What are the Essential Elements in ALL Successful Stories with Karl Iglesias

    BPS 061: What are the Essential Elements in ALL Successful Stories with Karl Iglesias

    Today on the show we have returning champion Karl Iglesias. His last episode is one of the most popular shows ever in the history of the podcast. I wanted to bring him back to dig deeper into his thoughts on writing for emotional impact and breakdown the essential elements of every good story.

    Karl Iglesias has been a writer for over 20 years now with varying degrees of success — an option here, a couple of contest finalists and winners there, an indie development deal, many writing and script-doctoring assignments, a TV spot for a Coca-Cola campaign — and of course, his first published book, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, which ignited my unplanned teaching and consulting career, and my second book, Writing for Emotional Impact. Since then, he has contributed to two other books on the craft, Now Write! Screenwriting and Cut to the Chase.

    In between teaching and consulting, Karl keeps busy script doctoring for other writers, directors, and producers when the work comes his way, while developing his own scripts, having about ten projects in various stages of development.

    Enjoy my conversation with Karl Iglesias.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    BPS 060: How to Write Your Screenplay in 2020 – Happy New Year!

    BPS 060: How to Write Your Screenplay in 2020 – Happy New Year!

    I can't believe another year has gone by. 2019 was one for the record books. So many things happened to me and to the IFH Tribe this year. In this episode, I breakdown this past year IFH style and also give you a large dose of TOUGH LOVE to get you revved up for 2020.

    Don’t wake up Dec 31, 2020, and say

    "Damn I just lost another year."

    Don’t let anything stop you from making your dream come true. Don’t let people tell you you can’t do it. People told me I was crazy for jumping into this business. Be smart, educate yourself as much as humanly possible and go for it. 

    Don’t be that angry and bitter filmmaker. Don’t wake up when you are 70 and wished you would’ve taken a shot and your dream. Why haven’t you taken the steps needed to make your dream come true? Let 2020 be the YEAR OF THE FILMTREPRENEUR. Take the power back. Take control of your own destiny and make it happen for yourself.

    I also go over what to expect from all the companies from IFH Industries. IFH, IFHTV, Bulletproof Screenwriting, and Filmtrepreneur. If you thought I did a lot in 2019 you ain't seen nothing yet. Strap in for the episode you need to listen to get your 2020 off to a great start.

    Happy New Year to the entire BPS Tribe.

    • 29 min
    BPS 059: The Business of Selling Story with Ken Atchity

    BPS 059: The Business of Selling Story with Ken Atchity

    Today guest is author, publisher, and producer Ken Atchity. Ken recently produced the global blockbuster  (Jason Statham) and is the founder of Story Merchant. Ken wrote the best-seller Sell Your Story to Hollywood: Writer's Pocket Guide to the Business of Show Business. I wanted Ken on the show to discuss the business side of screenwriting, a part of the industry that isn't spoken about enough. We also discuss the "story market."

    Enjoy my conversation with Ken Atchity.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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