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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!" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

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!" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

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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!" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/screenwriters-rant-room/support

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English


Episodes

374 - AARON RAHSAAN THOMAS

9/27/2021
In this episode, Hilliard & Chris chop game with the homie, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Co-creator/Showrunner of the hit CBS series S.W.A.T. We talk about his journey from higher education, to working as a PA and moving out to LA to go after his dreams. It was a long road, grinding his way up on shows like Soul Food, Friday Night Lights, Numb3rs, CSI: NY, Southland, Sleepy Hollow, The Get Down and others... Another super dope episode full of industry game y'all! King of New York on Criterion...

Duration:02:02:06

373 - INVESTING IN YOURSELF

9/20/2021
In this one-on-one episode, Hilliard sat down with indie writer/director/filmmaker FIA PERERA -- we talk about her amazing journey from NY to LA as an actor and activist, to touring as a stand up comic and pivoting to a writer/director. Along the way, we go into some of the ups and downs of this tumultuous industry and lessons learned while trying to make a super dope feature film called MERMAID in this climate. Lots of game dropped, y'all! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at...

Duration:01:07:33

372 - DAILYN RODRIQUEZ: QUEEN OF THE SOUTH

9/13/2021
In this episode, Hilliard & Chris sit down with Showrunner Dailyn Rodriquez to talk about her amazing journey: working against crazy obstacles in her way, the Disney Fellowship, her first staffing job, repeating positions others wouldn't have to, rising to Number Two in a room, running the hit series QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, If-Come Deals/Pitching and her fight in the run to the WGAW Board of Directors! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or...

Duration:01:57:56

371 - WRITERS ROOM CULTURE

9/6/2021
In this episode, Hilliard and Chris talk about writers' room culture and dynamics, staffing, managing expectations, do's and don'ts, career pivoting and so much more in this jam-packed episode with nothing but industry game! The Moment with Brian Koppleman - Paris Barclay Episode The Moment with Brian Koppleman - Malcolm Spellman Episode Selwyn Hinds Viral Tweetstorm Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the...

Duration:01:39:04

370 - FROM INTERN TO PRODUCER

8/23/2021
In this episode, Hilliard does one of his signature one-one-one interviews with Nasir Kenneth Ferebee, an NAACP Image Award and three time Telly Award winning producer, storyteller and filmmaker. They talk about his amazing journey, from NY to LA and rising from intern to producer in both reality and scripted -- on some of your favorite and popular shows! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the...

Duration:01:43:37

369 - ON THE ROAD TO SHOWRUNNER

8/16/2021
Hilliard and guest co-host Tracy Grant (EP on the upcoming series LACE on AllBlk.TV) sit down with the amazing MIKE GAUYO, who tells his story of going from assistant in Reality TV to how Issa Rae presented him with an opportunity to write on her scripted Podcast series, FRUIT, where he was staffed for two seasons. Mike is currently Executive Story Editor on Netflix’s record- breaking hit GINNY & GIORGIA and was previously Story Editor on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, INSECURE. Check...

Duration:01:02:56

368 - KAREEM GRIMES

8/10/2021
Hilliard does a one-on-one with old friend, actor/humanitarian/fitness/co-founder of FacePop App, KAREEM GRIMES. We talk about his long journey in the industry -- all the way from Boy's in the Hood, to The Shield, to S.W.A.T, acting in movies and Voice Overs and his current breakout role of Preach on The CW's hit series, All American! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember...

Duration:01:42:29

367 - BOTTLE EPISODE #10

8/2/2021
This week Chris drops a solo Bottle Episode that you won't want to miss! Death of the Artist by William Deresiewicz Atomic Habits by James Clear 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...

Duration:00:37:36

366 - EMERGING WRITER HUSTLE

7/26/2021
Hilliard sat down with (former guest) 'Emerging Writer' Amadou Diallo, in a super fun discussion about investing in yourself, writing in LA vs living out of state, getting into the new Mentorship Matters Fellowship, what type of writer are you and sooooo 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...

Duration:01:31:21

365 - CHARLES MURRAY (PART 2!)

7/19/2021
Hilliard, Chris and lil’ big brother filmmaker Geno Brooks, sit down with the OG TV/FILM Executive Producer/Writer/Director CHARLES MURRAY and in Part Two, we talk about being a Cinephile, going down research rabbit holes, knowing your CRAFT, writing your way into directing, staying in the lanes chosen for you or creating your own path — and so much more! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the...

Duration:00:50:52

364 - CHARLES MURRAY (PART 1!)

7/12/2021
In Part 1 of this episode, Hilliard, Chris and lil' brother filmmaker Geno Brooks, sit down with the OG TV/FILM Executive Producer/Writer/Director CHARLES MURRAY and in Part One we talk about Mentorship, it's true meaning and how writers can find better usage of their time to maintain or build a screenwriting career! Check back in for PART 2 next week! Check out the ScreenWriterRR website at www.screenwritersrr.com for information, merch, or our Pateron! Support the show via the Patreon...

Duration:01:38:32

363 - COMEDY OUTSIDE THE BOX

6/28/2021
Hilliard sat down with comedy writer/indie filmmaker/actor Amir Mo -- in a fun discussion about writing and producing comedy from outside the box, finding your voice and POV and being a BIPOC writer in Hollywood today. 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...

Duration:00:49:04

362 - IN THE HEIGHTS

6/14/2021
Hilliard and Chris sit down with writer/prod Evette Vargas (co-chair of the WGAW Latinx Committee) & writer/prod Jorge River (Vice-chair of the WGAW Latinx Committee) in an amazing discussion and praise of Latinx joy for Lin Minuel-Miranda and John Chu's latest hit film: "IN THE HEIGHTS" GO SEE THIS FILM! 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...

Duration:01:33:07

361 - TY GRANDERSON JONES

6/7/2021
Hilliard had another dope one-on-one with Veteran Actor of Stage and Screen -- over 80 plays including working with the late August Wilson opposite the late Roscoe Lee Browne in the Los Angeles Premiere of Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone". Co-starred in the classic films, the hip hop comedy classic CB4 as the iconic 40 Dog opposite the late Charlie Murphy with Chris Rock, the classic action film "Con Air" opposite John Malkovich. Recurring on the Emmy award winning ER on NBC....and on...

Duration:02:18:49

360 - MUSIC, FELLOWSHIPS & OUTLINES

5/31/2021
In this episode, Hilliard has a one-on-one with comedy writer Aadip Desai (The Goldbergs, Sundance Advisor and more), and the two go IN on some of their favorite topics: SKA Music, Fellowships & Outlines. 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...

Duration:01:56:26

359 - Veteran Producer - P. FRANK WILLIAMS

5/24/2021
In this super dope episode, Hilliard, Chris and Tracy Grant chop it up with big bro, Veteran Executive Producer P. Frank Williams. The Emmy and 8-time NAACP Image Award Winner, the man behind such shows as AMERICAN GANGSTER, UNSUNG, UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD, WU: THE STORY OF WU-TANG CLAN, WHO SHOT BIGGIE AND TUPAC, CELEBRITY CRIME FILES and so much more -- found out at www.PFrankWilliams.com This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers...

Duration:01:16:09

358 - THE CLARK SISTERS: FIRST LADIES OF GOSPEL

5/17/2021
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...

Duration:01:57:38

357 - WRITER DEPRESSION

5/10/2021
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...

Duration:01:35:37

356 - RAPPERS TURNED WRITERS

5/3/2021
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...

Duration:01:35:54

355 - PIPELINE ARTISTS

4/26/2021
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...

Duration:01:53:24