Bulletproof Screenwriting® Podcast

64 EpisodesProduced by Alex FerrariWebsite

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast takes your screenwriting to the next level by showing you how to make your screenplays bulletproof by interviewing the top screenwriters, story consultants & authors in the film industry. They discuss the craft and business of screenwriting. This is the screenwriting … read more

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BPS 051: The Coffee Break Screenwriter with Pilar Alessandra

August 14th, 2019

1:08:19

I've been trying to get today's guest on the show for months. Pilar Alessandra is an author, podcaster, and script consultant. She is the director of …

BPS 050: The Alchemy of Storytelling with John Bucher

July 24th, 2019

1:20:50

We made it to 50 EPISODES! So grateful the show has taken off. Thanks for all the support!

Today on the show we have storytelling guru John Bucher, …

FT004: Creating Revenue Streams from Your YouTube Short Films with Luke Neumann

July 16th, 2019

58:47

Today's guest is Filmtrepreneur Luke Neumann. Luke has taken a very interesting filmmaking path. He runs a very popular YouTube channel with over …

FT001: From Indie Filmmaker to $1 Billion Sale to Disney with Michael Gallagher

July 16th, 2019

1:29:26

I wanted to have an amazing guest for our first episode of the Filmtrepreneur Podcast and I think I did just that. Today's guest is filmmaker and Filmtrepreneur Michael Gallagher. Michael is one of the co-founders of …

IFH Presents: Filmtrepreneur® Podcast - Introduction | Show Formalities | What to Expect

July 16th, 2019

22:38

After months of preparation, it's finally here, The Filmtrepreneur Podcast! After the success of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast and the Bulletproof …

BPS 049: Hollywood Screenwriting with Screenwriter John August

July 11th, 2019

1:04:20

Today on the show we have Hollywood screenwriter, director, producer, podcaster and novelist John August. He is known for writing the hit Hollywood …

The One Secret to Making it in the Film Business

July 3rd, 2019

2:30

Every other week I'll be posting new Motivation episodes to help the #IFHTribe along their screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy business so I …

BPS 048: Bulletproof: Writing Scripts that Don't Get Shot Down

June 26th, 2019

1:14:56

Today on the show we have screenwriters David and Diamond and David Weissman. Their credits include studios movies like Family Man, Evolution, Old …

When No One Believes in Your Screenwriting Dream

June 19th, 2019

1:47

Every other week I'll be posting new Motivation episodes to help the #IFHTribe along their screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on our long journey in this crazy business so I …

BONUS: Can You Help Me with BPS' Dream Guest List?

June 19th, 2019

8:33

Can You Help Me with IFH's Dream Guest List?

So I'm conducting an experiment. Can the IFH Tribe and I get some of the most amazing filmmakers in history on the IFH Podcast? Well, let's see if we can make that dream come …

BPS 047: What Makes a Great Screenplay with Stephen Follows (CROSSOVER EVENT)

June 12th, 2019

1:13:00

What if someone could read over 12,000 scripts that were read by professional script readers, who gave the scripts an overall score as well as scores …

What Have You Done Today to Make Your Screenwriting Dream Come True?

June 5th, 2019

2:35

Every week I'll be posting new videos as part of my Bi-Weekly Motivation Series to help the #IFHTribe along with their filmmaking and/or screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on …

BPS 046: Confessions of a Million Dollar Screenwriter with Diane Drake

May 29th, 2019

1:19:44

Today on the show we have million dollar screenwriter Diane Drake. Her produced original scripts include ONLY YOU, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and …

Listen to This If Your Screenwriting Career is Going Nowhere

May 22nd, 2019

3:59

Every week I'll be posting new videos as part of my Bi-Weekly Motivation Series to help the #IFHTribe along with their filmmaking and/or screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on …

BPS 045: How People Around You Can Hurt Your Screenwriting Dreams

May 15th, 2019

11:33

I wanted to do an episode on this subject for a long time.

“You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.” – Jim Rohn

I wish I had someone to tell me this early on my screenwriting journey. In …

Never Stop the Screenwriting Hustle

May 8th, 2019

4:05

Every week I'll be posting new videos as part of my Bi-Weekly Motivation Series to help the #IFHTribe along with their filmmaking and/or screenwriting path. We all need some help, guidance, motivation or inspiration on …

BPS 044: The Art of Writing the GREAT Screenplay with Linda Seger (CROSSOVER EVENT)

April 30th, 2019

1:26:42

Today on the show we have the legendary Linda Segar. Linda was one of my first ever interviews back when I launched Indie Film Hustle and her episode …

BPS 043: The Meditating Screenwriter - How to Be More Creative

April 11th, 2019

27:24

Over the years I have mentioned my meditation practice and how important it is in my daily routine on the show. Many of the #IFHTribe have asked me to do an entire episode on meditation and the importance it has in the …

BPS 042: No Bullscript - Screenwriting Advice from the Executive's Perspective with Danny Manus

April 3rd, 2019

1:17:07

Today on the show we have an author, writer, and former development executive, Danny Manus. Danny parlayed his career as a development executive in …

BPS 041: Ordinary vs Special World's on the Hero's Journey with Chris Vogler

March 27th, 2019

18:16

We have all heard about Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey by this point but what is it really. Chris Vogler, the author of The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers and the man who brought the Hero's Journey …

BPS 040: Why Screenwriters Are Programmed to Fail

March 20th, 2019

29:32

Before we begin I need to reveal a truth to you.

"The Matrix is not a movie, it's a documentary"

Believe it or not, this is true. Our internal operating system in our mind was programmed years ago when we were children. …

BPS 039: Screenwriting Unchained - Master Story Structure with Emmanuel Oberg

March 14th, 2019

1:05:51

Today on the show we have Emmanuel Oberg. Emmanuel is a screenwriter, author and script consultant with more than twenty years of experience in the …

BPS 038: The Idea - How to Come Up with a Story with Erik Bork

February 27th, 2019

57:00

Today on the show we have screenwriter and producer Erik Bork. Erik Bork is a screenwriter best known for his work on the HBO miniseriesBAND OF …

BPS 037: The Toxic Screenwriter Mindset and How You Can Change It

February 20th, 2019

25:59

Today we will tackle the toxic screenwriter mindset. That screenwriting mindset. That artist mindset. We discuss the mindset. How the beliefs we have stop and derail our dreams and life. So many of us have belief …

BPS 036: What is Maximum Screenwriting with Jeff Schimmel

February 13th, 2019

1:05:31

Today on the show we have screenwriter and author Jeff Schimmel. Jeff wrote Maximum Screenwriting: 25 Commonly Asked Questions and Straight Answers.

Jeff Schimmel began his Writing/Producing career in the 1980's, while …

BPS 035: How Bad Do You Want Your Screenwriting Dream?

January 30th, 2019

25:13

What are you willing to sacrifice to make your screenwriting dream come true? How bad do you want it? These are the questions I'll be discussing in today's episode. If you are looking for something to get you revved up …

BPS 034: The Hidden Tools of Comedy with Steve Kaplan

January 23rd, 2019

1:34:14

Today on the show we have comedy legend, author, and writer Steve Kaplan. For years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top …

BPS 033: Beat by Beat to a Better Screenplay with Jim Mercurio

January 16th, 2019

1:25:30

Today on the show we have Jim Mercurio. Jim is a filmmaker, writer, and author whose screenwriting instruction has inspired tens of thousands of writers around the world. Creative Screenwriting ranked him as one of the …

BPS 032: The Cure for Writer's Block with Matthew Kalil (CROSSOVER EVENT)

January 9th, 2019

1:23:51

Have you ever had writer's block? We all have at one point or another and it sucks! Today's guest, Matthew Kalil, has the cure. He has written a new book called The [easyazon_link identifier="1615932860" locale="US" …

BPS 031: How to Break into Television Writing with Steven Vitolo

December 20th, 2018

57:01

Have you ever wondered what it takes to break into a network television writer's room? Then this episode is for you. Today's guest is Steven Vitolo …

BPS 030: Inside HBO's Writers Room with Showrunner Daniel Knauf

December 5th, 2018

1:20:48

Today's guest is writer and showrunner, Daniel Knauf. Daniel Knauf had a couple of small credits to his name—a TV movie here, a stint on Wolf …

Indie Film Hustle TV: December 2018 Releases

December 1st, 2018

14:08

First off thank you for all the support that the IFH Tribe has given to IFHTV. It has been overwelling and that's why I'm so busy acquiring​ and producing amazing new content for you every month.

I'll be doing these …

IFHTV Update: BLACK FRIDAY WEEK LONG SALE

November 19th, 2018

3:43

Black Friday week is finally here. I wanted to do something special for the IFH Tribe this week so I decided to create a special sale for you guys. Between Today and Cyber Monday, if you sign up for Indie Film Hustle TV …

BPS 029: How to Pitch Your Screenplay in 60 Seconds with Michael Hauge

November 8th, 2018

46:30

You walk onto an elevator and just before the door closes Steven Spielberg gets on. You have 60 secs to pitch him your latest screenplay. What do you do? Your goal is to have your audience say “yes, I understand, and I …

BONUS: Indie Film Hustle TV is LIVE! It's NETFLIX for Screenwriters and Storytellers

November 1st, 2018

18:22

Today is the day. IFHTV is LIVE! Go check it out at www.indiefilmhustle.tv. It's taken me months getting this ready for you and I hope you love it as much as I do. It has been a dream of mine to have a place where …

BPS 028: The Art and Craft of Writing a Comedy with Peter Desberg & Jeffrey Davis

October 24th, 2018

1:16:04

If you ever wanted to know some of the secrets of how to write a comedy then today's guest might be able to help. Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis are the authors of Now That’s Funny! The Art and Craft of Comedy Writing, …

BPS 027: How to Story Map and Break Down Your Screenplay with Daniel Calvisi

October 11th, 2018

1:01:56

Today's guest is author Daniel Calvisi. Dan wrote the book Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. He breaks down stories and shows you how to map out your own by analyzing how the masters construct their …

BPS 026: IFHTV - The World's 1st Streaming Service for Screenwriters & Filmmakers

October 3rd, 2018

16:02

The wait is over! This is what I've been working on for months. May I introduce you to IFHTV (Indie Film Hustle TV), the world's first streaming service dedicated to filmmakers, screenwriters, creatives and content …

BPS 025: Writing Screenplays that Actually Sell with Lucy V. Hay

September 27th, 2018

1:05:56

Today on the show we have Lucy V. Hay from Bang2Write. Lucy is an author and script editor, living in Devon with her husband, three children, and six cats. Lucy is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation …

BPS 024: Screenwriting Confidential - Inside the Dark World of the Script Reader with Deepthroat

September 12th, 2018

1:28:01

Have you ever really wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes at Hollywood's major production companies and studios? How do new screenplays get …

BPS 023: The Nutshell Technique - Cracking the Secret of Successful Screenwriting with Jill Chamberlain

August 30th, 2018

47:13

Today on the show we have author/veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain who's book The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful …

BPS 022: Lessons From the Screenplay with Michael Turner (CROSSOVER EVENT)

August 16th, 2018

46:27

Today episode is a CROSSOVER between the IFH Podcast and the Bulletproof Screenplay Podcast. I do this every 6-8 weeks when I find a guest that would …

BPS 021: How to Tell Your Internal Story with Jen Grisanti

August 1st, 2018

1:02:52

Today on the show we have Hollywood Story/Career Consultant and former Studio Executive Jen Grisanti. Grisanti is also a Writing Instructor for …

BPS 020: The Six Stages of Character Development with Michael Hauge

July 18th, 2018

21:01

This week we have a returning guest, screenwriting guru Michael Hauge. On this episode, he discussed The Six Stages of Character Development. A very eye-opening episode. These videos on screenplay structure are from his …

BPS 019: How Screenwriters Can Navigate the Hollywood System with Scott Myers

July 4th, 2018

1:25:08

For screenwriters, navigating the shark-infested waters of the Hollywood system can be a daunting task. You never know what the producer or studio is …

BPS 018: How to Pitch Your Screenplay Like a Pro with Stephanie Palmer

June 27th, 2018

48:42

Ever wanted to learn the dark craft of being able to pitch your story idea successfully? Stephanie Palmer has made it her life's mission to help …

BPS 017: How to Write a Super Natural Hit Film with Beetlejuice Creator Larry Wilson

June 20th, 2018

1:15:45

If you were a kid of the late 80s or early 90s then today's guest definitely had an impact on your life. Larry Wilson is the co-creator of the cult …

BPS 016: How to Sell Your Idea to Television with TV Agent Matthew Doyle

June 13th, 2018

52:56

Today's guest cracked open a door to a part of the industry I had no idea about, television. Matthew Doyle is a television lit agent at the Verve Talent and Literary Agency. 

He's an up and comer in the industry and …

BPS 015: How to Write a Screenplay FAST with Jeff Bollow

June 8th, 2018

1:08:40

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write a screenplay fast? I know I do. This is why I invited on the show award-winning producer/director, …

BPS 014: Save the Cat - Screenwriting Story Structure Made Easy

May 30th, 2018

1:08:19

Why would you want to 'Save the Cat'? If you are a screenwriter or aspiring one you should have heard by now of Blake Snyder's game-changing …

BPS 013: Chris Vogler - Screenwriting & The Writer's Journey Blueprint

May 23rd, 2018

1:08:33

If you have seen Star Wars then you know Joseph Campbell's work. If you ever have seen The Lion King then you have seen one of Campbell's best student's, Chris Vogler, work.

Chris Vogler wrote the game-changing book  The …

BPS 012: How to Create a Bulletproof Character Arc with K.M. Weiland (CROSSOVER EVENT)

May 16th, 2018

53:07

Today we have a special crossover event between The Indie Film Hustle Podcast and The Bulletproof Screenplay podcast. Since I'm the host of both …

BPS 011: Inside the Spec Script Market with Agent David Boxerbaum

May 8th, 2018

49:21

We all have heard about screenwriter selling a spec script for seven figures (see Max Landis) but who are the power brokers who are helping that process along? Enter Verve Literary Agent David Boxerbaum.
David is a …

BPS 010: How to Write a Screenplay That Sells with Michael Hauge

May 2nd, 2018

52:01

You are in for a treat. This week's guest, MICHAEL HAUGE has been one of Hollywood’s top script consultants, story experts, and authors for more than …

BPS 009: How Marketable is Your Film Idea or Screenplay?

April 25th, 2018

11:11

So how marketable is your film idea or screenplay? I know so many screenwriters and filmmakers who spend months and sometimes years on an idea that …

BPS 008: How to Make a Good Script Great with Linda Seger

April 18th, 2018

1:05:24

How to Make a Good Script Great with Linda Seger
Linda Seger is a legend when it comes to screenwriting coaching and script consultant. She's been …

BPS 007: How to Create an Emotional Impact in Your Screenplay with Karl Iglesias

April 11th, 2018

1:02:05

How to Create an Emotional Impact in Your Screenplay with Karl Iglesias
This week we were lucky enough to have as our guest best-selling author Karl Iglesias. He has written award-winning books including The 101 Habits …

BPS 006: How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director with Kelly Fremon Craig

April 4th, 2018

45:59

How a Screenwriter Becomes a First Time Director with Kelly Fremon Craig
I'm asked all the time

"How does a screenwriter get the opportunity to direct …

BPS 005: The Million Dollar Screenplay with August Rush Screenwriter Paul Castro

March 27th, 2018

1:24:34

We've all read in Variety or The Hollywood Reporter of some no-name screenwriter selling his or her screenplay for a million bucks. Ever wonder how …

BPS 004: How to Sell Your Screenplay with Ashley Scott Meyers

March 27th, 2018

50:38

Today's guest is screenwriter/podcaster Ashley Scott Meyers from Sellingyourscreenplay.com. Ashley is a working screenwriter in Hollywood. He also …

BPS 003: Making It in Hollyweird as a Screenwriter with Doug Richardson

March 27th, 2018

1:13:59

Can you imagine having a front row seat to the start of the filmmaking careers of Will Smith, Bruce Willis and Michael Bay? Well this week's guest Screenwriter Doug Richardson did just that. In 1989 20th Century Fox …

BPS 002: How to Write a Screenplay with Fight Club Screenwriter Jim Uhls

March 27th, 2018

1:15:30

First Rule of Jim Uhls, YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT Jim Uhls!
We I have a MAJOR treat for the tribe this week. I have no other than Jim Uhls, the master …

BPS 001: What Makes a Good Screenplay with John Truby

March 27th, 2018

1:33:11

Today's guest blew my mind on his approach to storytelling and screenwriting. John Truby is one of Hollywood's premier screenwriting instructor and …

BPS 000: Bulletproof Screenplay Podcast - Introduction | Screenwriting | What to Expect 

March 27th, 2018

10:44

It’s here! The first episode of The Bulletproof Screenplay Podcast! Now you might be asking...

"Alex, why are you launching another podcast dedicated …

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