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This is the Official Page for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw writer, director and in demand TV/Film 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... 2022!" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

Hilliard Guess' Screenwriter's Rant Room Hilliard Guess

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    • 5.0 • 119 Ratings

This is the Official Page for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw writer, director and in demand TV/Film 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... 2022!" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    409: Showrunner - MARK BLUTMAN

    409: Showrunner - MARK BLUTMAN

    In this episode, Hilliard does a one-on-one with good friend and big bro, Showrunner Mark Blutman (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Ghostwriter, etc). The two chop it up - ranting about the current state of writers' rooms, reinventing yourself, working from outside of Hollywood, bullet proof writing tips, producing TV and so much more!



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    408: Executive Producer MICKEY FISHER

    408: Executive Producer MICKEY FISHER

    In this episode Hilliard has a super fun, 2 hour conversation with executive producer Mickey Fisher (one of the nicest, most giving guys we know) who created/developed such shows as EXTANT, REVERIE and wrote/produced on the series JACK RYAN, MARS and THE STRAIN!

    We talk about Mickey's long 20 year journey to becoming one of those Hollywood overnight success stories we all hear about. Mickey goes deep into lessons learned on his way up, working and struggling in theater as an actor and playwright, how he pivoted to an indie filmmaker and later realized that those career choices helped him to be prepared for when Hollywood finally did open the door and gave him his first green light to series... ON HIS 40th BIRTHDAY!

    We also talk about his amazing tips on pitching, growing/learning fast in writers' rooms, producing episodes, being kind to everyone and so much more!

    Follow Mickey on Twitter @MickeyFisher73 and don't forget to subscribe to his Newsletter: extantstorytech.com



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    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Mickey Fisher on Twitter

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    • 2 hr 18 min
    407: GAY PRIDE WRITERS RANT

    407: GAY PRIDE WRITERS RANT

    In this episode, Hilliard and Emerging sci-fi/comedy writer Skyler Ezell sit down for a hilarious, two hour discussion about being black, gay writers in Hollywood and their own personal ways they have learned to adapt, progress, network, find cool places to write, get more involved in the LGBTQ+ community and later talk about the new climate of Showrunner's and so much more... At the end of the episode, Hilliard finally reveals his new gig as Director of Development with one of the top Showrunner's in town!



    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.

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    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Skyler Ezell on Twitter

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    • 2 hr 26 min
    406: KELLY EDWARDS - The Executive Chair

    406: KELLY EDWARDS - The Executive Chair

    In this episode, Hilliard, Lynelle and Tracy chop it up with writer and former TV executive, Kelly Edwards to talk about her rise from assistant to casting, to executive, to producer… and then, years later, how she reinvented herself as a screenwriter after hiding this secret for decades. A few months into 2020, Kelly sat down and wrote the amazing book THE EXECUTIVE CHAIR - A Writers Guide to TV Series Development and soon after, staffed on the Fox series Our Kind of People with Showrunner Karin Gist!

    Kelly’s book is a must read or (Audible) book for aspiring writers and young execs trying to gain a foot in the industry. Her book is filled with inside baseball kinds of stories from an executive POV that are designed to help writers and filmmakers have a better understanding of how execs think, how to find value in your personal story, how to learn industry ropes, how to manage yourself in development, how to pitch with your personal story, how to better position yourself for success and so much more!


    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:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Kelly Edwards on Twitter

    Kelly's Website: www.KellyEdwards.com

    Tracy Grant on Twitter

    Lynelle White on Twitter

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    405: KIMBERLY ALLEN - "JOURNEY TO STAFFING"

    405: KIMBERLY ALLEN - "JOURNEY TO STAFFING"

    In this episode, Hilliard and Executive Producer Tracy Grant chop it up with lil' sis, writer/filmmaker Kimberly Allen about her amazing journey from Detroit to LA, working odd jobs that later came to play in her writing, building relationships at The Organization of Black Screenwriters, creating content, being your own boss and finally, staffing on the new, upcoming series "KOLD x WINDY" on the AllBlk Network!


    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:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

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    Kimberly Allen on Twitter

    Tracy Grant on Twitter

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    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter



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    • 1 hr 24 min
    404: RASHIDI HENDRIX - LITERARY MANAGER

    404: RASHIDI HENDRIX - LITERARY MANAGER

    In this episode, Hilliard, Chris, and writer Saeed Crumpler sat down with Literary Manager/Producer Rashidi Hendrix of Metallic Entertainment (my personal manager btw) to discuss his journey climbing the ladder in the music industry, to TV executive, to management/producer where he now represents an amazing list of hot, diverse, writers, producers, directors and actors y'all.

    Later in the interview, we gave Saeed the opportunity to ask some dying questions to Rashidi from an emerging writer's POV who was recently staffed... Rashidi gives him game on ways to keep a job and to better land and build relationships with your reps... and so much more!

    A don't miss episode y'all!



    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:

    Chris Derrick on Twitter

    Hilliard Guess on Twitter

    Rashidi Hendrix on Twitter

    Saeed Crumpler on Twitter and Instagram

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter


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    • 1 hr 11 min

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