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Future of Story Interview Series: D.B. Gilles

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D.B. Gilles has taught comedy writing in The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for nearly 20 years. He also taught comedy in The Dramatic Writing Department at NYU, the Graduate Film Department at Columbia, and The Comedy Institute in New York City. He’s a screenwriter, playwright, script consultant, and writing coach. He is also the author of You’re Funny: Turn your SENSE OF HUMOR into a lucrative new career, The Screenwriter Within: New Strategies to Finish Your Screenplay & Get A Deal, 2nd Edition, and The Portable Film School....

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Future of Story Interview Series: Kathie Fong Yoneda

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Kathie Fong Yoneda has over thirty years of successful experience working in film and television. She has held executive positions at Disney, Touchstone, Disney TV Animation, Paramount Pictures Television and Island Pictures, specializing in development and story analysis of both live-action and animation projects. She also was a co-exec producer on the popular cable series Beyond The Break. Kathie is an independent script consultant whose clientele includes several award-winning writers. She is the author of The Script-Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider's Look At Getting Your Script Sold and Produced, 2nd edition.Ann: What did you find was lacking in the film...

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Future of Story Interview Series: Michael Weise

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Michael Wiese is a producer, director, author, and publisher. After producing the highly popular “Hardware Wars” (a Star Wars parody), Michael was an entertainment executive with Showtime and later Vice President of Vestron Video where he launched a comedy line with Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, and over 300 other videos. He was responsible for creating video lines for National Geographic, Smithsonian, NOVA, Audubon, and PBS. Today, he oversees Michael Wiese Productions which publishes a line of over 150 professional filmmaking books that are used in the major motion picture studios and in over 700 film courses throughout the...

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Future of Story Interview Series: Pamela Jaye Smith

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Pamela Jaye Smith is a world renowned mythologist, speaker, consultant, writer, award-winning producer/director, and the founder of MYTHWORKS with over 30 years of experience on features, TV series, commercials, documentaries, corporate and military films. Her credits and clients include Paramount, Disney, Microsoft, Universal, GM, the FBI, and the U.S. Army. She is the author of Symbols*Images*Codes: The Secret Language of Meaning in Film, TV, Games, and Visual Media, The Power of The Dark Side Creating Great Villains, Dangerous Situations, & Dramatic Conflict, and Inner Drives How To Write and Create Characters Using The Eight Centers of Motivation.Ann: In your newest...

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The Future of Story Interview Series: Christopher Vogler

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Christopher Vogler is one of Hollywood’s premier story consultants for major film companies such as Disney and 20th Century Fox, a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe, a popular speaker on screenwriting, movies, and myth, and the author of The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd edition and Memo From The Story Department: Secrets of Structure and Character (co-authored with David McKenna). He has influenced the stories of movies such as The Lion King, Fight Club, The Thin Red Line, and Courage Under Fire. He wrote the screenplay for the animated feature Jester Till and was executive...

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