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Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this bi-weekly podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business.

We pull the best interviews from the IFH Podcast Network archives and put a spotlight on them here. Get ready to go down the rabbit hole of story. Let’s travel inside the screenwriter’s mind with your guide Alex Ferrari.

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Inside the Screenwriter's Mind: A Screenwriting Podcast with Alex Ferrari IFH Podcast Network

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a screenwriter’s mind? In this bi-weekly podcast, we explore how successful screenwriters tackle structure, plot, character, dialog, and the film business.

We pull the best interviews from the IFH Podcast Network archives and put a spotlight on them here. Get ready to go down the rabbit hole of story. Let’s travel inside the screenwriter’s mind with your guide Alex Ferrari.

Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

    ISM 007: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)

    ISM 007: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)

    Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen). When I had Kelly on the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast we discuss how she not only got her screenplay produced by the legendary James L. Brookes but also how she was able to direct her story as well. She got her shot to director her own screenplay on the 2016 critical darling The Edge of Seventeen (originally called BESTIES) starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, and Kyra Sedgwick.

    • 44 min
    ISM 006: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club)

    ISM 006: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club)

    Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club). This is re-broadcast from the Dave Bullis Podcast. He is the master screenwriter behind David Fincher’s “Fight Club”, one of the greatest films in my generation, in my humble option.

    When Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club was making the rounds in Hollywood, it was a tough sell to be adapted for the screen. But then Brad Pitt got involved; add David Fincher and Ed Norton, throw Jim Uhls into the mix and you’ve got a modern classic.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    ISM 005: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, Black List)

    ISM 005: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, Black List)

    Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter and showrunner Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, Black List). This is re-broadcast from the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast.

    Daniel Knauf had a couple of small credits to his name—a TV movie here, a stint on Wolf Lake there—when he managed to sell the intricate Great Depression-era genre show Carnivale to HBO. The series, an intricate blend of meticulously researched period detail and secret-history fantasy, purported to tell the tale of what happened when the last two “Avatars”—superpowered beings of light and darkness—met in the United States on the eve of World War II.

    The series attracted a cult audience that remains devoted to this day, but a mass audience wasn’t sure what to make of the program, and HBO canceled it after two seasons, saying the show’s story was finished, in spite of Knauf’s plan for a six-season run.

    Enjoy your journey into the mind of Daniel Knauf.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    ISM 004: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Alex Dinelaris (Birdman)

    ISM 004: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Alex Dinelaris (Birdman)

    Today we go inside the mind of Oscar® Winning co-screenwriter Alex Dinelaris (Birdman). Jason Buff from the Indie Film Academy Podcast and Alex discussed his screenwriting and what it was like working with Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, and Armando Bo. They discuss Alex's process for putting together a story and do a deep analysis of various scenes of Birdman. 

    Alex was in a rare position to be on-set during the filming of Birdman, so of course, Jason took the opportunity to ask about what it was like to watch Alejandro and Chivo on set with Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis.

    Enjoy your journey into the mind of Alex Dinelaris.

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    ISM 003: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise)

    ISM 003: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise)

    Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Thunder Levin (Sharknado Franchise). This is a re-broadcast from the Indie Film Academy Podcast. Thunder wrote and created the legendary Sharknado franchise spawning a universe of rip-offs and copy cats.

    Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008) starring C. Thomas Howell was Thunder's feature film directorial debut. This led to him writing and/or directing several films for production company The Asylum, including American Warships (2012) and AE: Apocalypse Earth (2013), culminating in the pop culture phenomenon Sharknado (2013). While continuing to write and direct feature films, he is also developing episodic television projects.

    Enjoy your journey into the mind of Thunder Levin.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    ISM 002: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Larry Wilson (Beetlejuice, Addams Family)

    ISM 002: Inside the Mind of Screenwriter Larry Wilson (Beetlejuice, Addams Family)

    Today we go inside the mind of screenwriter Larry Wilson (Beetlejuice, Addams Family). This is re-broadcast from the Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast. Larry Wilson is the co-creator of the cult classic Beetlejuice (directed by Tim Burton), writer of Addams Family, and worked on the legendary television show Tales from the Crypt.

    Larry wasn’t always a screenwriter, he worked on the studio side of things as well as an executive. In this interview, he tells the story of how he championed a young and pre-Terminator James Cameron to be the writer/director of Aliens. Great story!

    Enjoy your journey into the mind of Larry Wilson.

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    • 1 hr 15 min

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