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This is the Official Page for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw award-winning writer, a director and a very busy producer. Hilliard and his amazing team drop industry knowledge in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that delivers nuthin’ but REAL TALK… from real working writers… while at the same time… puttin’ you on game! With co-hosts: award-winning scifi/horror “Fan Girl” writer & author, Lisa Bolekaja and director/writer/cinephile - Chris Derrick. Our motto: “Keep it street. Keep it opinionated and keep it what... 2020!"

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    • 5.0 • 111 Ratings

This is the Official Page for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw award-winning writer, a director and a very busy producer. Hilliard and his amazing team drop industry knowledge in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that delivers nuthin’ but REAL TALK… from real working writers… while at the same time… puttin’ you on game! With co-hosts: award-winning scifi/horror “Fan Girl” writer & author, Lisa Bolekaja and director/writer/cinephile - Chris Derrick. Our motto: “Keep it street. Keep it opinionated and keep it what... 2020!"

    358 - THE CLARK SISTERS: FIRST LADIES OF GOSPEL

    358 - THE CLARK SISTERS: FIRST LADIES OF GOSPEL

    Hilliard & Chris talk with writer/director/professor Camille Tucker about her amazing trajectory -- growing up in Compton near the Black Cowboys, selling her first script to Robert De Niro, developing other projects with major studios and even tells the story of co-writing Lifetime’s hit TV movie, "The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel," which debuted to 2.7MM viewers and has had over 13MM viewers to date!



    This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers succeed - visit https://finishlinescriptcomp.com for more information!

    If you want to check out Finish Line Script Competition’s other competition: The Tirota/Finish Line SOCIAL IMPACT competition. The year 2 competition celebrates film and television scripts that seek to raise awareness and inspire change regarding urgent issues with critical relevance across our society now, such as racial, gender or economic inequality; climate change; drug addiction; the broken foster care system; gun violence and more.

    Link: https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/tirota-finish-line-social-impact-script-competition/

    Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron!

    Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast.

    Connect with Us on Social Media:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Camille Tucker on Twitter

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter


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    • 1 hr 57 min
    357 - WRITER DEPRESSION

    357 - WRITER DEPRESSION

    Hilliard & Chris get together in person for the first time in over a year (after both being fully Vaccinated), and have an intense discussion about writing TV/Film in Hollywood and the affect and toll it takes on you, myths in the writers' room, working through depression, signs of it and so much more!


    This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers succeed - visit https://finishlinescriptcomp.com for more information!

    If you want to check out Finish Line Script Competition’s other competition: The Tirota/Finish Line SOCIAL IMPACT competition. The year 2 competition celebrates film and television scripts that seek to raise awareness and inspire change regarding urgent issues with critical relevance across our society now, such as racial, gender or economic inequality; climate change; drug addiction; the broken foster care system; gun violence and more.

    Link: https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/tirota-finish-line-social-impact-script-competition/

    Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron!

    Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast.



    Connect with Us on Social Media:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    356 - RAPPERS TURNED WRITERS

    356 - RAPPERS TURNED WRITERS

    Hilliard & Lisa chop it up with Rapper/Music Producer/Filmmaker Jack Spade and Rapper/Comedy Writer Saeed Crumpler about writing from afar, licensing their music and beats to Film/TV, working with artists, creating avenues for residual income and even The Nickelodeon Writing Program!


    This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers succeed - visit https://finishlinescriptcomp.com for more information!

    If you want to check out Finish Line Script Competition’s other competition: The Tirota/Finish Line SOCIAL IMPACT competition. The year 2 competition celebrates film and television scripts that seek to raise awareness and inspire change regarding urgent issues with critical relevance across our society now, such as racial, gender or economic inequality; climate change; drug addiction; the broken foster care system; gun violence and more.

    Link: https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/tirota-finish-line-social-impact-script-competition/

    Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron!



    Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast.

    Connect with Us on Social Media:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Jack Spade on Twitter 

    Saeed Crumpler on Twitter

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    355 - PIPELINE ARTISTS

    355 - PIPELINE ARTISTS

    Hilliard, Lisa & Chris talk with Jeanne Veillettte Bowerman (Executive Pipeline Media Group, Editor-in-Chief Pipeline Artists) and Matt Joseph Misetich (Senior Executive / Partner, Pipeline Media Group) about all of the amazing things they have going on for screenwriters, novelist, and artists on their newly launched PipelineArtists.com site!



    This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers succeed - visit https://finishlinescriptcomp.com for more information!

    If you want to check out Finish Line Script Competition’s other competition: The Tirota/Finish Line SOCIAL IMPACT competition. The year 2 competition celebrates film and television scripts that seek to raise awareness and inspire change regarding urgent issues with critical relevance across our society now, such as racial, gender or economic inequality; climate change; drug addiction; the broken foster care system; gun violence and more.

    Link: https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/tirota-finish-line-social-impact-script-competition/

    Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron!

    Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast.

    Connect with Us on Social Media:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Jeanne Bowerman on Twitter 

    Script Pipeline on Twitter

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter


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    • 1 hr 53 min
    354 - Looking back on MENACE II SOCIETY

    354 - Looking back on MENACE II SOCIETY

    In this episode Hilliard and Lisa look back with actor Dwayne Barnes and the controversial role he played as a crack head in the hit film Menace II Society. Sparked by a  conversation that went viral on Deadline between Jay Baker agent at CAA and black Literary Manager Jewerl Keats Ross — disgustingly ties in Dwayne’s scenes in Menace — which Jay used against Jewerl with racial and homophobic undertones.



    The first Deadline article is from the Jewerl Ross: https://deadline.com/2021/03/caa-lit-agent-jay-baker-abrupt-exit-jewerl-keats-ross-menace-2-society-barry-jenkins-1234722958/

    Dwayne’s Personal Letter to Deadline - his response to the whole controversy!

    https://deadline.com/2021/03/dwayne-barnes-menace-2-society-crack-addict-actor-guest-column-hollywood-controversy-1234724535/?fbclid=IwAR2UVd4XjT6AGPVaU5tuCCqO87NwmKw45Cp8qRUc-EUftbqIdjP2iOZAKHs



    This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers succeed - visit https://finishlinescriptcomp.com for more information!

    If you want to check out Finish Line Script Competition’s other competition: The Tirota/Finish Line SOCIAL IMPACT competition. The year 2 competition celebrates film and television scripts that seek to raise awareness and inspire change regarding urgent issues with critical relevance across our society now, such as racial, gender or economic inequality; climate change; drug addiction; the broken foster care system; gun violence and more.

    Link: https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/tirota-finish-line-social-impact-script-competition/

    Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron!

    Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast.

    Connect with Us on Social Media:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Dwayne Barnes on Instagram

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter


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    • 2 hr
    353 - Exec and the Filmmaker

    353 - Exec and the Filmmaker

    In this episode, Hilliard & Lisa chop it up with TV/Film Executive Donna-Marie Reid and Filmmaker/Creator of the Digital Series "QT" Tamieka Briscoe, about their amazing journeys, working in Hollywood as black, female content creators, utilizing ClubHouse to the fullest, building allies and so much more!



    This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers succeed - visit https://finishlinescriptcomp.com for more information!

    If you want to check out Finish Line Script Competition’s other competition: The Tirota/Finish Line SOCIAL IMPACT competition. The year 2 competition celebrates film and television scripts that seek to raise awareness and inspire change regarding urgent issues with critical relevance across our society now, such as racial, gender or economic inequality; climate change; drug addiction; the broken foster care system; gun violence and more.

    Link: https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/tirota-finish-line-social-impact-script-competition/

    Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron!

    Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable content that goes into this podcast.

    Connect with Us on Social Media:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Donna-Marie Reid on Twitter 

    Tamieka Briscoe on Twitter 

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter


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    • 2 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

dji7 ,

Love

Gives me everything I need.

Lase mcbride ,

Rant room

Been listening for years. My personal favorite podcast on screenwriting. #IWriteFilms

Sable19995 ,

Could be so helpful

If Lisa would let someone else talk. She dominates the conversation in ways that are not helpful for people who want to listen to writers talk about tv writing.

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