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This is the Official Page for the brand new, "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Â We have changed networks. Â So expect a kickass new format, an all new network, with all new episodes! I am Hilliard Guess, an award-winning WGA writer-director-producer-instructor. I'll here to give' you hella GAME in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that always keeps it 100! Remember, if the show doesn't say Hilliard Guess' in front of it... you're listening to the OLD show... on the OLD network!

This is the Official Page for the brand new, "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Â We have changed networks. Â So expect a kickass new format, an all new network, with all new episodes! I am Hilliard Guess, an award-winning WGA writer-director-producer-instructor. I'll here to give' you hella GAME in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that always keeps it 100! Remember, if the show doesn't say Hilliard Guess' in front of it... you're listening to the OLD show... on the OLD network!
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This is the Official Page for the brand new, "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITER'S RANT ROOM!" Â We have changed networks. Â So expect a kickass new format, an all new network, with all new episodes! I am Hilliard Guess, an award-winning WGA writer-director-producer-instructor. I'll here to give' you hella GAME in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that always keeps it 100! Remember, if the show doesn't say Hilliard Guess' in front of it... you're listening to the OLD show... on the OLD network!

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Episodes

230 - “AMERICAN vs BRIT ACTORS”

11/12/2018
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This week Hilliard, Chris, and Lisa are joined by Geoffrey Thorne to discuss British vs. American actors - we weigh in on the unending debate about who can or can't portray Black life on screen! Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-230 Samuel L. Jackson takes umbrage when Black Brits play Black American roles. The UK's seminal acting school, RADA - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Black British actors John Boyega, Letitia Wright and Damson Idris show support for the London-based...

Duration:01:35:57

229 - CO-EP DERIC A. HUGHES “FLASH & ARROW"

11/5/2018
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Hilliard and Chris sit down with Deric A. Hughes to talk about his crazy journey from the Writers On The Verge Program to Co Executive Producer on two of the hottest genre series: FLASH & ARROW! www.bit.ly/SWRR-229 Warren Ellis' Planetary Stephen King's ON WRITING John Cassidy (Comic Artist) Robert Hewitt Wolfe Gene Roddenberry's ANDROMEDA DEEP SPACE NINE NBC's Writers On The Verge Warehouse 13 Rescue Me Greg Bertlanti Writing Rule: Heart, Humor,...

Duration:01:28:01

228 - TALKING HORROR!

10/29/2018
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Hilliard, Chris and screenwriter/director Todd Nunes chop it up about EVERYTHING we love about the Horror genre! HIGHLIGHTS: HALLOWEEN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE WARRIORS (yes, it has elements of horror), SLASHERS vs PARANORMAL FILMS and so much more! Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-228 Fans of the show, your support is always welcome, and as we mentioned on the show, here's the link to this game-giving podcast's Patreon link:...

Duration:01:07:49

227 - REWRITING IS WRITING

10/22/2018
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Hilliard, Chris and Jesani Drew chop it up in a fun conversation about Rewriting and so much more! Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-227 Show Notes Sexy Beast - Trailer The Rookie on ABC The Goop Cop on Netflix MR INBETWEEN on F/X Beverly Hills Cop (screenplay) Breaking Bad (pilot) Castle (pilot) David Mamet's The Art of Theater Paris Review interview. PODCAST SHOUTOUTS: The Micheaux Mission Podcast Nick and Alex's Paper Team Pilar Alessandra's...

Duration:01:23:19

226 - ANSWERING THE YOUNG WRITER'S QUESTIONS

10/14/2018
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We sat down with CBS Program finalist Antonio "Sinsation The Writer" to answer his questions about navigating this crazy business. Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-226 David Mamet Memo To Writers of THE UNIT Javier Grillo-Marxuach 11 Laws of Showrunning Scripts You Better Have Read BIG (the script) KRAMER vs KRAMER (the script) TOY STORY (the script) Our Favorite Writing Coaches Carole Kirchner - Hollywood Game Plan Pilar Alessanro - On The Page Lee Jessup DMA - Planet...

Duration:01:42:04

225 - INCORPORATING AS A WRITER

10/7/2018
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Bianca Sams is back! To talk about incorporating (should you? If so, when?) Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-225 Questions to Ask Yourself S Corp C Corp LLC Compare Business Structures Differences Between S Corp and C Corp California Secretary of State Corporate Name Look-Up After Trump's Tax Reform to Funnel Money to the Wealthy there are other considerations . Here are things to consider. Money/Expense Tracking Apps Personal Capital Betterment Mint TurboTax Shout...

Duration:01:34:44

224 - MID-SEASON STAFFING

10/3/2018
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Hilliard and Chris are joined by writer Bianca Sams to discuss mid-season staffing and staffing outside of the season! Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-224 Fans of the show, your support is always welcome, and as we mentioned on the show, here's the link to this game-giving podcast's Patreon link: http://bit.ly/SWRRPatreon Twitter: @ScreenwritersRR @HilliardGuess @LisaBolekaja @UnathorizedCBD @writesamswrite Subscribe to: MICHEUX MISSION PODCAST (http://www.micheauxmission.com/) for...

Duration:01:22:11

223 - 8 TIPS FOR STORY - PART 2

9/24/2018
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PART 2 of Hilliard, Chris and Jesani's conversation about Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Tips for Short Story Writing and how they apply to screenwriting. Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-223 For the next two weeks we'll examine each tip in depth. We mentioned some scripts during the episode and here's how you can read them: Erin Brockovich Script and Trailer Star Wars - A New Hope Script and Trailer Godfather Script and Trailer Amadeus (Director's Cut) Script and Trailer Offline...

Duration:00:50:28

222 - 8 TIPS FOR STORY - PART I

9/17/2018
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Hilliard, Chris and Jesani sit down in a Part 2 conversation on last weeks Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Tips for Short Story Writing and how they apply to screenwriting. Direct Link: www.bit.ly/SWRR-222 For the next two weeks we'll examine each tip in depth. We mentioned some scripts during the episode and here's how you can read them: Erin Brockovich Script and Trailer Star Wars - A New Hope Script and Trailer Godfather Script and Trailer Amadeus (Director's Cut) Script and...

Duration:01:07:55

221 - CRAFT! THE POWER OF THE FIRST PAGE

9/10/2018
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It's been a minute since we did a craft episode; so Hilliard and Chris, joined by Babywriter Jesani Drew, talk about the craft of writing and the techniques that screenwriters need to master... particularly... The Power of the First Page! DIRECT LINK: www.bit.ly/SWRR-221 Scripts & shows that we discussed: The Matrix - script and trailer The Blacklist - script and trailer 8 1/2 - trailer Billions - script Bordwell & Thompson's seminal book FILM ART Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Tips On...

Duration:01:32:32

220 - BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST

9/3/2018
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Geoffrey Thorne is back! This time to dispense more details (but still not a lot) on Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest; where he was the head writer. You can see the just-dropped trailer here! The show officially drops at the end of September on Disney XD, check your cable guide! Geoff, most recently, repeated fabled screenwriter William Goldman's dictum "Nobody Knows Nothing" which was pulled from his classic book, "Adventures In The ScreenTrade", even though it was written...

Duration:01:41:23

219 - "BLADE" 20th ANNIVERSARY!

8/26/2018
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Geoffrey Thorne returns to the show as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the superhero movie that paved the way for the über-dominance of cinema... by the Marvel Cinematic Universe... BLADE (1998) starring and produced by Wesley Snipes, written by David S. Goyer and directed by Steven Norrington. Here's the BLADE script which is a KILLER read. Shame on you if you haven't seen the film, here's the original trailer We talked briefly about Guillermo del Toro's interview regarding...

Duration:01:13:04

218 - MEDIA ETIQUETTE

8/19/2018
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Hilliard, Lisa, Chris and Lauren go IN on this hilarious episode, that's from beginning to end - full of industry game! Lauren and Lisa dispense some properly-charged thoughts on how poorly Boots Riley is reacting to the negative critiques on his experimental film, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU. HIGHLIGHTS: Idris Elba’s 'Black James Bond' movie, Patrick Stewart and his Star Trek comeback, The Oscars New Blockbuster/Popular Category, Stunts Category should be awarded, engaging critics with Boots...

Duration:01:23:33

EP 217 - THE HODGEPODGE EPISODE

8/13/2018
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Hilliard, Chris and Lauren chop it up in this hodgepodge episode where we discuss movie scores, Hitchcock's potentially stultifying working method versus Spielberg's improvisational ingenuity, Lauren's writing methods, and then of course, Lisa hijacks the show! SHOWNOTES: DIRECT LINK: www.bit.ly/SWRR-217 The Soundtrack Show Podcast (https://www.soundtrackpodcast.com/) Brief discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's ultra-specific working method...

Duration:01:20:29

EP 216 - SCREENWRITING CHOP IT UP

8/6/2018
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Hilliard and Chris go IN with Nerds of Prey podcast co-founder/co-host Lauren Warren... about being a a newly-minted LA transplant, the trials of learning to be a writer and we provide insight on a ton of topics important to young writers early in their career! Fans of the show, your support is always welcome. As we mentioned on the show, here's the link to this game-giving podcast's Patreon link: http://bit.ly/SWRRPatreon Here's the link to Lauren Warren's Nerds of Prey podcast...

Duration:01:21:21

215 - ERIC HAYWOOD - CO-EXEC PRODUCER "POWER"

7/30/2018
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Hilliard, Chris and Lauren Warren go into the Writers' Room with Writer/Co-EP Eric Haywood, the only writer/producer to have the esteemed distinction of writing on both POWER and EMPIRE. A quick rundown of Eric's credits: Power (power.starzshows.com/Watch/Power‎) Empire (https://www.fox.com/empire/) The short-lived Hawaii (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410987/) Soul Food (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248655/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_8) Private Practice...

Duration:01:30:05

214 - STEVEN CANALS - "POSE" PT 2

7/16/2018
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The second dose of the awesome POSE/Steven Canals' episode. If you didn't listen to the first part, you're slippin' and trippin'! DIRECT LINK: www.bit.ly/SWRR-214 PATREON: http:/bit.ly/SWRRPatreon Subscribe, Comment, Rate & 5 STAR Review on iTunes! http://bit.ly/HG-SRR-EP1 Twitter: @ScreenwritersRR @HilliardGuess @LisaBolekaja @UnuathorizedCBD poseonfx @StevenCanals If you have a question, email us at: screenwritersrantroom@gmail.com! POSE on FX - watch episodes here:...

Duration:00:53:03

213 - STEVEN CANALS - "POSE" PT 1

7/9/2018
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Hilliard, Chris, and Lisa are joined by Executive Producer Steven Canals to talk about the journey he took to become a filmmaker as well as creating his amazing show "POSE" on FX! Come back next week for PART 2 of this episode! DIRECT LINK: www.bit.ly/SWRR-213 PATREON: http:/bit.ly/SWRRPatreon Subscribe, Comment, Rate & 5 STAR Review on iTunes! http://bit.ly/HG-SRR-EP1 Twitter: @ScreenwritersRR @HilliardGuess @LisaBolekaja @UnuathorizedCBD poseonfx @StevenCanals If you have a...

Duration:01:12:23

212 - SHOWS WE LOVE AND HATE

7/2/2018
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We got a little silly in this episode discussing must-see entertainment! Mainly because Lisa was around for two episodes in a row!' DIRECT LINK: www.bit.ly/SWRR-212 Subscribe, Comment, Rate & 5 STAR Review on iTunes! http://bit.ly/HG-SRR-EP1 SUPPORT THE PATREON PAGE: http://bit.ly/SWRRPatreon Twitter: @ScreenwritersRR @HilliardGuess @LisaBolekaja @UnuathorizedCBD REFERENCES What is "DVR+7"? ...

Duration:01:17:22

211 - JAMES LA ROSA - SHOWRUNNER "HIT THE FLOOR"

6/25/2018
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Hilliard, Lisa are Chris are joined by Creator/ Showrunner James La Rosa to talk about his amazing show "Hit the Floor", the importance of representation in media, his writing style, how it's developed his voice over time, and a TON of other great stuff! DIRECT LINK: www.bit.ly/SWRR-211 PATREON: http:/bit.ly/SWRRPatreon Subscribe, Comment, Rate & 5 STAR Review on iTunes! http://bit.ly/HG-SRR-EP1 Twitter: @ScreenwritersRR @HilliardGuess @LisaBolekaja @UnuathorizedCBD...

Duration:01:23:13