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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 and currently the Director of Development at Ben Watkins' Blue Monday Prods. Hilliard and his amazing team drop industry bombs 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-host - director/writer/cinephile - Christopher B. Derrick (Star Trek: Picard, The Equalizer) . Our motto: “Keep it real and we keep it opinionated!" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

Screenwriter's Rant Room Hilliard Guess

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 126 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 and currently the Director of Development at Ben Watkins' Blue Monday Prods. Hilliard and his amazing team drop industry bombs 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-host - director/writer/cinephile - Christopher B. Derrick (Star Trek: Picard, The Equalizer) . Our motto: “Keep it real and we keep it opinionated!" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

    430: BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTS – UMAR AND KOBIE

    430: BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTS – UMAR AND KOBIE

    In this episode, Hilliard chopped it up with Blue Monday Productions – Breakthrough Artist Award Alumni -- Umar White and Kobie Kiambu. These two writer/filmmakers hail from D.C and Maryland and are following their dreams on their journey to become showrunners. We go deep into their intense media backgrounds, meeting at college, making films, Umar becoming an editor -- Kobie working his way up in post, and their desire to relocate to Hollywood and follow their passion.

    We go into how Umar moved to LA, quickly met showrunner Ben Watkins when he was on a panel and through some persistence, was encouraged to enter Ben’s Blue Monday Productions Breakthrough Artist Program. The program gives artists unfiltered access to the company for three months. Over those three months artists develop their talent while engrossing themselves in whatever part of the industry interests them… The partnership extends beyond the three months and continues to mentor and foster the artists by doing everything in their ability to accelerate their careers…

    Soon after, Kobie also got into the program (while still living in Maryland), and as they say, the rest is history.

    Tune in for this don’t miss episode y’all. So much inspiring game dropped throughout that you won’t want to miss!


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    429: CRAIG T. WILLIAMS - Writer/Producer

    429: CRAIG T. WILLIAMS - Writer/Producer

    In this episode, Hilliard sat down with indie writer/producer Craig T. Williams while he's on his short trip to LA from NY -- they chopped it up about his journey, growing up in the Bronx New York, traveling the world, landing roles in indie films, producing over a hundred projects, using unorthodox methods of fundraising, hitting the festival circuit, realizing that sometimes you can make too many short films, selling yourself in showrunner meetings, building relationships on Clubhouse and so much more!



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    • 1 hr 37 min
    428 - KEITH POWELL - Actor/Writer/Director

    428 - KEITH POWELL - Actor/Writer/Director

    In this episode, Hilliard and Chris & Alex Derrick sat down with actor-writer-director Keith Powell (TOOFER on 30 Rock) to talk about his crazy journey growing up in Philly with a house filled with women, to acting/directing in theater in NY, to landing his career job on hit series 30 Rock for 7 years, to directing at least one short film a year and his amazing pivot to directing episodic television (Interview With a Vampire, Dickinson, A Holiday in Harlem etc) while continuing to land acting roles in major shows and films. We also talk a lot about Keith's directing for television, shadowing on set, expectations of the TV director, working on different kinds of shows, the director’s shooting schedule and so much more!


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    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

    Keith Powell on Instagram

    Alex Derrick on Instagram

    The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    427: Gary Goldstein

    427: Gary Goldstein

    In this ep Hilliard sat down with big bro, writer-producer-author Gary Goldstein to talk about the making of his new book "The Mother I Never Had" which is currently at #4 on Kindle and #6 on Paperback Amazon.com!

    We also talk about tips on writing MOW's (Hallmark and Lifetime) sustaining a long, successful career writing popular Holiday Films and Romantic Comedies that play on networks where writers can earn a nice living! We talk about adapting his plays playwright and ways to pivot later in your career and so much more!

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    Gary Goldstein on Twitter and Instagram @garygoldsteinla

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    426: The Mosses Writing Team

    426: The Mosses Writing Team

    In this episode, Hilliard sat down with writing team and married couple -- Dijorn Moss & Trinea Moss! We talked about their journey thus far, living in the Bay Area, their hilarious "movie meet", locating to LA and becoming a writing team, submitting to programs, writing specs and pilots, writing genre, studying with the some of the greats, their writers’ group “Scribes 4 Fries”, mentorship with super dope EP Niceole Levi and so much more!


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    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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    The Mosses on Twitter and Instagram

    Trinea Moss on Instagram

    Dijorn Moss on Instagram

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    425: Filmmakers Alex Derrick and Clarlin “M.A.C.A” Clark

    425: Filmmakers Alex Derrick and Clarlin “M.A.C.A” Clark

    In this episode, Hilliard & Chris sit down with Alex Derrick and Clarlin “M.A.C.A” Clark. Yes, that’s right! Chris’ younger brother, a filmmaker and cinematographer in his own right! Alex and M.A.C.A. discuss their most recent collaboration - TWO TO TANGO, a horror short, that you can see on YouTube!

    This episode is full of insights on how to have a successful collaboration with producing low-budget projects to extend your brand and developing content outside of the Hollywood system as a means to get into the system.

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    TWO TO TANGO on YouTube

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    Pixelator.biz

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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

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Mondays are for the Rant Room

I’ve been a long time listener to the podcast and it’s become a weekly ritual to tune in on Mondays. Hilliard does a great job curating conversations that cut through the fluff and get to the real.

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From fan to guest

I have been listening to Hilliard and company’s podcast for a while, was lucky to be asked to be a guest recently. I love the free flowing, open, honest nature of the discussions. After eight years officially in the business I’m still learning all the time and this is a great resource.

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One of my faves!

My go-to pod for screenwriting words of wisdom

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