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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Will Wernick. Will Wernick is the Writer/Director of the Horror movie No Escape (2020) which stars Holland Roden (Teen Wolf – TV Series). He also Directed Escape Room (2017).

They talk about No Escape and his DIY approach to filmmaking which has served him well.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 352: With Filmmaker Will Wernick .

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Below is a list of all the screenplays that made it into the semi-finals of this years SYS’s Six Figure Screenplay Contest.

A big congratulations to all the semi-finalists. Congratulations.

We will be announcing the finalists on November 4th, 2020.

With each round the judging gets more and more difficult. But all of these screenplays have a few things in common. They all received very high grades from our first round readers. They could all be produced for a budget of around $1M USD. And they’ve all received positive responses from some of our industry judges. These screenwriters have all done a great job with their scripts and should all be congratulated. So again, congratulations on writing a terrific screenplay.

I’m incredibly proud to present the semi-finals of SYS’s Six-Figure Screenplay Contest 2020:

Back to the Go-Go (drama) by Travis Houze
Confessions (thriller) by Stephen Hoover
Entering Karman County (thriller) by Douglas Raine
Edgewater (thriller) by Matthew Sorvillo
Friend Request (thriller) by Richard Pierce
Rage Against the Night (drama) by Akiva Cohen
What We Leave Behind (drama) by David Duty
Where Daylight Dies (thriller) by David Quiroz

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director/Actor Jessie McCormack.

They talk about her new TV/Web Series Piss Off, I Love You. Jessie McCormack is the Writer/Director/Actor of that Comedy series and is the Writer/Director of the feature Expecting (2013).

Other topics discussed includes making movies or shorts with an I-Phone and how networking at film festivals helped launch her career.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 351: With Writer/Director/Actor Jessie McCormack.

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SYS 350 With Horror Filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman

For the big Episode 350 we have a big guest! This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Horror Filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman.

They talk about his new feature Death Of Me (2020) starring Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth. Darren Lynn Bousman has a long career as a Writer/Director, his credits include Saw II, Saw III and the upcoming Spiral (2021).

Other topics they discuss includes the differences of producing a movie in Japan instead of the United States.

This is a returning guest, you can hear the prior ep of the podcast with Darren Lynn Bousman

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 350: With Horror Filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman.

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Below is a list of all the screenplays that made it into the quarter finals of SYS’s Six Figure Screenplay Contest.

A big congratulations to all the writers who had screenplays make it into the next round. Congratulations.

We will be announcing the semi finalists on Wednesday Oct 21st, 2020.

With each round it becomes increasingly difficult to judge the scripts. The judging becomes more and more subjective and I know I’m potentially bringing bad news to writers, not something I like to do as a writer myself. So we’ve taken this responsibility very seriously and vetted the scripts as thoroughly as possible, hopefully finding a few that our industry judges would like to option and potentially produce. So without further ado here are the screenplays that have progressed to the quarter finals of SYS’s Six-Figure Screenplay Contest 2020 (listed alphabetically by screenplay title):
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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Sam Macaroni. They talk about his new Comedy Guest House (2020).

This movie features Pauly Shore, Aimee Teegarden, Steve-O, Chris Kattan and Billy Zane. Sam Macaroni Directed Guest House and wrote it with Sean Bishop and Troy Duffy (The Boondock Saints – 1999).

They also talk about how he worked with Robert De Niro on the movie Heat (1995) and pitching the script for Guest House and where this idea came from.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 349: With Sam Macaroni Writer/Director Guest House (2020).

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