The VIP Jury from the ScreenCraft Podcast Writing Competition will be presenting a live video panel and Q&A session on Writing a Podcast that Sells, Tuesday September 29 at 4pm PST/7pm EST.
Podcasts and audio drama have become the most exciting new medium for creative storytelling, and shows like HOMECOMING, LORE and DIRTY JOHN prove that they’re the hottest new IP for Hollywood adaptation. But how do you create a great podcast, and then sell it? From writing for audio to collaboration, recording and hosting, industry leaders (who also happen to be members of the ScreenCraft Podcast Writing Competition VIP Jury) will break down these steps from conception to execution.
STEPHEN PERLSTEIN, Vice President of Podcasts, Studio 71
DAVID DEVRIES, Director of Development, Studio 71
ZACK AKERS, Podcast Creator & Writer (Limetown, 36 Questions, The Wilderness)
ERIN KYAN, Writer and Creator, Love and Luck Podcast
Moderator: COREY HILL, Podcaster and ScreenCraft Past Winner
Moderated by: Amanda Salas, Anchor, Good Day LA
Gloria Calderon Kellett, Creator, Actor and Producer, One Day at a Time
Nicholas Gonzalez, Actor, The Good Doctor
Carla Hool, CSA Casting Director, Narcos
Jolene Rodriguez, President, Broken English Productions
Gina Torres, Actor, Suits
Please join SAG for the next installment of the SAG-AFTRA President's Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement Race & Storytelling livestream series, featuring members and industry colleagues discussing the intersection of race, storytelling, inclusion in the entertainment industry and equal opportunity for all.
As SAG celebrates the rich cultural contributions of the Latinx community during Hispanic Heritage month, we are reminded that there is still much work to be done to create inclusivity and authentic representation on screen and behind the camera in the community.
In this conversation we’ll explore issues such as visibility vs. erasure and three-dimensional portrayals of Latinx characters, and we’ll focus on practical solutions to counter the systemic biases that exist today in the entertainment industry.
Click HERE to watch.
Please submit questions to sagaftra.org/PTEOEquestions
Hollywood Now returns for 2020 virtually!
Join the top entertainment schools in the country as we rub proverbial elbows, exchange ideas, and make things happen at the annual event using the platform Hio. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your network of creatives, executives, agents and lawyers to include passionate and driven alumni from USC, NYU, AFI, UCLA, LMU, Northwestern, DKA, Southwestern, Harvard, Emerson, Chapman, and CalArts. Join us as we have one on one and small group conversations all done through the Hio app that you can download on your phone or use on your desktop.
When you purchase a ticket, you'll receive an email to download the Hio app and create an account. A day or 2 before the event, you will receive an email with Zoom info for introductions as well as a Hio desktop link to the event.
Inside the Box takes us into the exhilarating world of games with New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong AB '02. Twenty-four guests will have a front-row seat to an entirely interactive show of puzzles, while David regales them with stories of the most extraordinary puzzle-makers throughout history. This incredibly smart and wildly entertaining event is filled with wordplay, multi-layered games, and surprises that will leave your mind blown. Log on, put on your thinking caps, and join in the fun.
Run of show: 09.29.2020 – 11.08.2020
Intimidated by puzzles? Don’t be! David Kwong has designed these games to be fun and enjoyable at any skill level. Ticket holders will be emailed a PDF packet of materials one week in advance, which must be printed prior to showtime. David will guide the audience through these materials during the show.
This production will use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Audience members will “check-in” to their show up to 30 minutes ahead of curtain, and may be asked to interact with David as well as share their video at all times.
The show will begin once everyone is in the Zoom theater. Some puzzles will require volunteers, while others will involve the “Zoom grid” in which everyone gets a chance to participate. Along the way, David will unveil clues that ultimately reveal a special surprise at the climax of the show.
Tickets on sale September 15 at 12 pm (PDT). Sign up to be notified HERE.
With his expertise in enigmas and illusions, David Kwong delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of magic. A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Kwong routinely creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. Kwong was the puzzle and secret code consultant for the hit NBC show Blindspot. He was the head magic consultant on the 2013 worldwide hit film Now You See Me. Other films Kwong has worked on include The Imitation Game, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Project Power, and The House with a Clock in its Walls. A TED Talk favorite, Kwong regularly speaks to companies, demonstrating the principles of illusion and the science of why your brain is fooled. Kwong’s book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success was published by Harper Business. After 125 sold-out performances in New York, Kwong’s one-man show, The Enigmatist, will premiere in Los Angeles in 2021 at Geffen Playhouse. Kwong is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied the history of magic.