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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!"

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!"

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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!"

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English


Episodes

340 - Akilah Green

1/11/2021
Hilliard, Lisa & Chris chopped it up with comedy writer Akilah Green. Akilah currently writes for Black Monday on Showtime and has a pilot in development at ABC. She has previously written for a number of shows including both seasons of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show, which has received three Emmy nominations, NBC's Perfect Harmony, and specials like The 72nd Primetime Emmys hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Yearly Departed on Amazon, and NBC's A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy! This...

Duration:01:33:39

339 - End of Year Goals and Plans

12/21/2020
Hilliard, Lisa, Chris and Emerging Writer Amber Brown talk about their upcoming goals/plans for 2021 that will help give writers a fresh start or new way of progressing into the New Year... 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! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! Check out the Screen Writers Rant Room website HERE! Support the show via the...

Duration:01:32:48

338 - 2020 FINISH LINE SCRIPT WINNER

12/14/2020
Hilliard, Lisa and Chris chat it up with Stepane Dunn, the 2020 Finish Line/Tirota Social Impact Screenwriting Competition and Jenny Frankfurt, former Lit-manager and owner of Finish Line Script Competition (also our new sponsor)! The conversation was jam packed full of game including, historical projects, writing while living in Atlanta, Morehouse College and so much more! This episode is brought to you by The Finish Line Script Competition! They are here to help writers succeed -...

Duration:01:44:00

337 - Rant Room vs. COVID

12/7/2020
In this episode, Hilliard, Lisa & Chris are joined by writer/prods Geoffrey Thorne and Lynelle White in a deep conversation about the state of Covid-19 and of course, we rant about writing Television and much more! Chris Derrick on Twitter Lisa Bolekaja on Twitter Hilliard Guess on Twitter Lynelle White on Twitter Geoffrey Thorne on Twitter The Screenwriters Rant Room on Facebook The Screenwriters Rant Room on Twitter --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:01:14:48

336 - Bottle Episode #8

11/30/2020
Chris is solo for another Bottle episode to talk about Oscar season, the differences between television and cinema writing, how things translate from the page to the screen, and drops tons of fascinating insights! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! Check out the Screen Writers Rant Room website HERE! 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...

Duration:00:24:53

335 - Producer/ Lit Manager John Zaozirny

11/23/2020
Hilliard and Chris have an amazing industry conversation with John Zaozirny, head of the popular Bellevue Literary Management! We talk shop about the current climate during Covid-19, writing assignments, Query Letters, The BlackList and so much more! Tune in to this Don't Miss episode y'all! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! Check out the Screen Writers Rant Room website HERE! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver...

Duration:01:48:56

334 - The Good Lord Bird

11/16/2020
In this episode, Hilliard, Lisa & Chris talk GENRE Writer Lauren Signorino - who recent worked on the Showtime limited series, THE GOOD LORD BIRD, starring Ethan Hawke... Previously on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, where she was twice-nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Writers Guild Award, for her work on the critically-acclaimed short-form series FTWD: Flight 462 and FTWD: Passage, the latter for which she won the Writers Guild Award! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! Check out the Screen...

Duration:01:56:02

333 - The Mandalorian with Lynelle White

11/9/2020
Special guest host Lynelle White does a deep dive into the first 4 episodes of The Mandalorian! Check back soon for Part 2, and follow her on Twitter @LynelleWhite! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! Check out the Screen Writers Rant Room website HERE! 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:01:10:05

332 - Emerging Trans and Non-Binary Writers!

11/2/2020
Hilliard & Lisa have an amazing conversation with Kase Peña, JC Zepeda and Shomari Kirkwood, 3 Trans and Non-Binary POC Writers, to talk about do's and don't's when writing screenplays with these character and storylines; as well, we talk about each of their journeys and how they all survive the ups and downs of the entertainment business, while living in a Cisgender world! Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! Check out the Screen Writers Rant Room website HERE! Support the show via the...

Duration:01:55:55

331 - Emerging Female Writers' Rant

10/26/2020
Hilliard & Lisa have a virtual sit-down with Amber Brown, Italome Ohikhuare, Krys K and Regina Hoyles - a group of talented TV/Film writers and hyphenates that are out here doing big thangs y'all! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! Check out the Screen Writers Rant Room website HERE! Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest...

Duration:02:03:53

330 - Emerging Writers Rant

10/19/2020
Hilliard, Lisa and Chris chop it up with Richard Scott, Saeed Crumpler and Jamil Akim O'Quinn - three, black male Emerging Writers to talk about their career struggles, successes in this two hour, game changing episode of Q&A's and how-to tips of the trade for writers in TV/Film! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con...

Duration:02:32:13

329 - A Road to Staffing

10/12/2020
Hilliard & Chris talk about Chris' long road/journey: the rewrites, showrunner & Exec meetings, closed doors and the ups and downs that finally led him to his new Staff Job on huge series we will announce at a later date. You don't wanna miss all of the game dropped in this episode 'cuz it just might help you get that much closer to sitting at the table in you first, major TV writers' room! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant...

Duration:01:27:46

328 - Filmmaker Bottle Episode

10/5/2020
Chris is back with another bottle episode to talk about everything on his mind! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the 2-hour live recording of the Rant Room! How does it come to pass? Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours per week to deliver the actionable...

Duration:00:42:32

327 - Stacey Evans Morgan

9/28/2020
Hilliard, Lisa and Richard sit down with Comedy/Animation writer-producer STACEY EVANS MORGAN and talk about her struggles and hustle game that got her to the top as a strong black woman in the industry! So much GAME dropped y'all! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the 2-hour live recording of the Rant Room!...

Duration:01:24:23

326 - TV Writer Q&A!

9/21/2020
Hilliard, Lisa, Chris and Richard answer listener questions from Twitter and Email in this nearly two hour long episode that's full of industry GAME for #PreWGA and Emerging Writers! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the 2-hour live recording of the Rant Room! How does it come to pass? Support the show via...

Duration:01:47:03

325 - Group Rant!

9/14/2020
Hilliard, Lisa, Chris with EP's Geoff Thorne and Paul Guyot go in on the new rules of The Oscars and so much more! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the 2-hour live recording of the Rant Room! How does it come to pass? Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest countless hours...

Duration:01:31:32

324 - LOVE CRAFT COUNTRY

9/8/2020
In this episode, Hilliard, Lisa and Chris talk about the pilot for the new HBO series and its importance in our current culture in America and Hollywood! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the 2-hour live recording of the Rant Room! How does it come to pass? Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember...

Duration:00:43:38

323 - Remembering Chadwick Boseman

8/31/2020
Hilliard, Lisa and Chris talk about the life and death of one of the greatest actors of our time... super star Chadwick Boseman! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for 5% off your next order. Get the Rant Room T-shirt HERE!!! We keep flogging the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the 2-hour live recording of the Rant Room! How does it come to pass? Support the show via the Patreon link. Remember support is love! We invest...

Duration:01:10:22

322 - Bottle Episode #6

8/24/2020
In this latest bottle episode, Chris talks about sexual blackmail to get your movie made? The Charlotte Kirk Sexual Blackmail Scandal https://nypost.com/2020/08/22/inside-charlotte-kirks-aggressive-tactics-with-hollywood-men/ The Los Angeles Times reported that Meyer paid Kirk at least $500,000 as part of a promised $2 million settlement in...

Duration:00:27:01

321 - ScriptHop

8/19/2020
Hilliard and Lisa sit down with Brian and Scott, the founders of this new software for writers, a new tool that sets a new standard for how to send scripts in Hollywood. This intelligent "Packet" helps you secure a single source of messaging for your projects via a game changing, interactive experience that can be emailed or texted via a link. Check it out at https://www.scripthop.com! This episode is brought to you by http://www.avgearguy.com/. Mention the Screen Writers' Rant Room for...

Duration:01:17:13