14 episodes

Is this you? You know you want to make a film you’re proud of, but you don’t know how to get started. Or maybe you're tired of auditions for one-dimensional roles, or over seeing yet another badly written script from a mediocre white man and you want to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, you’re in the right place.
In this podcast we’ll cover:
Pioneering women in film from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today,
How you can write, produce and star in your own projects,
And what to do with your film once it’s done.
I’m Emily Grace and I empower women, especially actresses, to take their success into their own hands by learning how to write and produce their own work. I’m a Sundance award-winning actress, a writer, producer and founder of the Pickford West Society. I’ve helped hundreds of people write a short film that they love and can take on the film festival circuit.
If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

Film Broads, See‪?‬ Emily Grace

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 58 Ratings

Is this you? You know you want to make a film you’re proud of, but you don’t know how to get started. Or maybe you're tired of auditions for one-dimensional roles, or over seeing yet another badly written script from a mediocre white man and you want to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, you’re in the right place.
In this podcast we’ll cover:
Pioneering women in film from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today,
How you can write, produce and star in your own projects,
And what to do with your film once it’s done.
I’m Emily Grace and I empower women, especially actresses, to take their success into their own hands by learning how to write and produce their own work. I’m a Sundance award-winning actress, a writer, producer and founder of the Pickford West Society. I’ve helped hundreds of people write a short film that they love and can take on the film festival circuit.
If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

or connect with me here: https://www.tiktok.com/@pickfordwestshortfilmlab/

    Time to start SCRIPTING!

    Time to start SCRIPTING!

    It’s the LAST step of the screenwriting process: the actual spriting. You made it, baby! Thanks to all your prep work, this step should be a breeze. Actually, it will still be a challenge. That’s why I strongly recommend you get some skin in the game and get on the hook by working with me as your guide and coach.
    Let’s get your script to the finish line in the simplest, most efficient way possible (with the highest quality script possible!).
    This episode will also introduce you to trailblazing filmmaker, Ida Lupino.
    It’s the final episode of Season One. While I’m on hiatus I’ll be crowdfunding and producing my short film The Pigeon. Follow along with my journey here. 
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/

    • 49 min
    How to use 3 act structure in your outline

    How to use 3 act structure in your outline

    3 Act Structure is the key to turn your IDEA into a SCRIPT. In this episode you’ll learn the essential story elements that show up in three act structure, and how this tool incorporates the work you’ve done up until this point.
    This is where the pieces fit together!
    We’ll analyse the act structure of our favorite example: The Devil Wears Prada.
    And I’ve got a very special companion video to go with this podcast episode:
    BONUS VIDEO: 3 ACT STRUCTURE + OUTLINING
    I’m gifting you a video directly from my paid program so you can see me analyze the structure of a short film. The better you are at analyzing act structure, the better your writing will get.
    This video is my free gift to you as a podcast listener. Check it out right here.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/

    • 26 min
    The DO’S and DON’TS of getting script feedback

    The DO’S and DON’TS of getting script feedback

    Feedback is an essential part of your screenwriting process. But WHEN should you get it? WHO should you get it from? And HOW should you receive it?
    Find out in this episode. Plus you’ll learn about prolific old Hollywood screenwriter Anita Loos, who’s 4’11” height belies her commanding presence in a male dominated industry. Find out how Loos’ legacy recently made an appearance at the 2024 Oscar ceremony.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/

    • 27 min
    What is a mini outline and why should you care?

    What is a mini outline and why should you care?

    It’s time to start making some DECISIONS about your story, see? And the mini outline is the perfect tool to do it.
    Longer than a logline, shorter than a synopsis, the mini outline will help you lay a strong foundation for the journey of your protagonist.
    That way you won’t write yourself into a corner later. 
    What goes into a mini outline? Find out in this episode. Plus I’ll share some examples of good and delightfully BAD mini outlines from The Devil Wears Prada and Anatomy Of A Fall, and you’ll learn about the slapstick comedy queen who taught Charlie Chaplin everything he knew: Mabel Normand.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/

    • 32 min
    Will using AI help or hurt your screenplay?

    Will using AI help or hurt your screenplay?

    AI was such a huge sticking point in last year’s contract negotiations, and how AI will change the future of our industry, or what that means for you as a creative, is still a pretty gray area. 
    That’s why I’m excited to share this conversation with Tom Morkes with you. He’s the founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing, and co-host of the upcoming AI WRITERS SUMMIT.
    One thing I do know is that AI brings up a lot of fear. Fear that creatives will be replaced. That the entertainment industry will collapse. And when fear is present, it can lead you to avoid and resist the thing you don’t understand.
    So instead of digging my heels and resisting AI, I want to get curious and learn how it can actually enhance or supplement my creativity. That’s what this interview is all about!
    Speaking of technological advancement, this episode gives a shoutout to Hedy Lamar and her incredible inventions (hint, you're probably using one of them right now)!
    Want to take the AI conversation deeper? Grab your FREE ticket to the AI WRITERS SUMMIT.
    Or you can grab this BONUS freebie from the AI Writing Summit Team
    Check out Tom Morkes’ podcast IN THE TRENCHES.
    Join the GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER waitlist for my upcoming feature film + tv pilot workshop.

    • 47 min
    The Anatomy Of A Scene, see?

    The Anatomy Of A Scene, see?

    How do you write a powerful scene that keeps your audience hooked and moves the story forward? In this episode you’ll learn the 6 must-have qualities of a great scene.
    Now don’t get me wrong - we’re not jumping into scripting your entire film…yet! Today you’ll learn the anatomy of what makes a good scene and how to use this as a tool to deepen your character and let your imagination run wild.
    Plus you’ll learn about one of the most prolific screenwriters of the silent film era - Frances Marion, and how she used her power and influence to help her tight knit group of female friends in Hollywood.
    If you have a burning desire to create a project, and you want to stop waiting for permission from the industry to do what you love, learn how to get started at https://writeyourshort.com/

    or connect with me here: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Bluebabyice18 ,

Love the guidance!

I’m thrilled to have come across this podcast because I so needed guidance with writing a script and now I have it!! Thank you!!

Linda Sidhu ,

Captivating Insights and Storytelling Advice

Emily Grace's new podcast, Film Broads, See? is an absolute gem!

I recently listened to the episode 'Is my idea good enough?' and loved her view on Barbie's Oscar snubs, providing fascinating insights into the movie's incredible success, gender disparity, and Ken's nomination over Barbie (highlighting the plot of the film and how women get overlooked.)

However, what sets this episode apart is Emily's unique perspective on creativity.

She challenges the conventional idea assessment, encouraging you to focus on character development instead.

Emily's insights on determination and character flaws are delivered with engaging charm. Her use of The Devil Wears Prada as a case study adds relatability to complex concepts.

This podcast is a must-listen for creators seeking fresh perspectives on storytelling.

Keep up the fantastic work, Emily!

Isabella Tugman ,

Love it!

Emily really knows her stuff when it comes to developing characters and screenplays. I can’t wait to listen to more!

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