Writers Group Therapy is a podcast by writers for writers. Follow on Twitter and Instagram @wgtherapy and visit the website at http://www.writersgrouptherapy.com.We cover topics familiar to all writers. We don’t claim to be experts, but we want to share our experiences and hope you’ll share yours so we can all learn from each other.Rachanee Lumayno and Tom Loveman, the hosts of Writers Group Therapy, also co-lead The Writers Block, a writers group in North Hollywood, CA.Rachanee is an actress, writer, and producer who specializes in comedy. Her two comedic shorts, Game Night and Spouse Switch, have appeared in several Los Angeles film festivals. The horror short "Synesthesia," which she produced, has been selected by 35 film festivals worldwide. Rachanee is also the founder and co-leader of the Writers Block, a writers’ support community. (Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rachaneelumayno).Tom had been producing award-winning shorts since 2003. Tom writes TV pilots, feature films and shorts. His award-winning short films "Synesthesia," a horror short, and his sci-fi web series pilot, "Reclamation" have played around the world, including SDCC and are now streaming on Amazon Prime. (Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tom_loveman)
Session 122 - Interview with Wendy Wilkins - Award-winning screenwriter and Comedian
We welcome screenwriter/comedian Wendy Wilkins to the podcast this week. Wendy has been a Warner Brothers Writers' Workshop Participant, an ABC/Disney Writing Program Finalist, a Final Draft's Big Break Contest Top-10 Finalist, a Women In Film: NY/Meryl Streep Writers Lab Finalist and a 2018 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder along with 50 other competition placements and awards. We discuss her experience in the fellowships and contests, about her path as a writer and her prolific work in stand-up comedy in Los Angeles and around the country.
Wendy on IG: https://www.instagram.com/wendyjean/
Wendy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wendyloveschewy
Wendy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wendyjeanwilkins
Wendy on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0929324
Session 121 - Weird American Film & TV Tropes
American movies and TV shows are watched around the world, but to others, we do some weird stuff. For this lighter session, we analyze the depiction of Americans in entertainment based on the Buzzfeed list “37 Things Americans Do In Movies/TV Shows That Truly Confuse Non-American.”
Buzzfeed article “37 Things Americans Do In Movies/TV Shows That Truly Confuse Non-American”: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/questions-about-americans-in-movies
Session 120 - Interview with Libby Ward - Award-Winning Comedy Writer & Author of “Luchadoremice"
In today's session, we interview Libby Ward, the author of the bilingual children's book "Luchadoremice," which she also illustrated, and discuss her work writing for TV ("Be Cool, Scooby Doo!", "Sex Sent Me to the ER," and "Q Wunder"), and her other many talents!
Sneaky Varmint (Libby's Website): http://www.sneakyvarmint.com
Libby on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sneakyvarmint
Libby on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sneakyvarmint
Session 119 - Interview with Julia Irzyk, Head Agent & Owner - The Library Agency
The Library Agency Owner & Head Agent Julia Irzyk is our guest in today’s session. Julia talks about how the landscape is changing for her business and clients with Covid, the WGA/agency battle, and too many zoom meetings, and how to survive it all.
The Library Agency: https://www.thelibraryagency.com
Session 118 - Interview with Robin Who of the Frantastic Stories podcast - Practical podcasting advice
We go meta in this session why you might, or might not, want to start one and giving you some practical how-to advice on producing your podcast. In the interview, we welcome Robin Who, writer and host of the Frantastic Stories podcast with “stories of every shade of life.”
Where to find Robin Who online:
Website is http://www.frantasticstories.com/
Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/frantastic-stories/id1516492380
Session 117 - Interview with Actor/Writer/Producer Susan Gallagher
Susan Gallagher is an actor/writer/producer who can be seen on the former YouTube, now Netflix show “Cobra Kai,” as Homeless Lynn, as well as the upcoming Sam Medina film “22 - The Unforgotten Soldier.” We discuss building your own career and how she’s doing it outside of Hollywood.
Cobra Kai on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81002370
A Portrait of a Woman at Dawn: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B087J9882T
Susan Gallagher online:
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I Love this show but I have to quickly fast forward to avoid the worst podcast intro ever!
A fun show with knowledgeable hosts!
As an aspiring writer I love listening to more established writers who know what they’re talking about! Thanks Tom and Rachanee!