Alex and Nick invite writer/producer Hilliard Guess for an in-depth discussion about his experience in the industry, working as a writer, and his involvement in the WGA and his Screenwriter’s Rant Room podcast.
How do you build a writing career without the traditional assistant or fellowship route? What are key differences in being a producer or writer, and juggling both roles? What are aspects of the WGA people should know more about? How do you overcome adversity and get things done? What are ways of putting yourself out there and opening doors?
The Paper Team goes rogue…
NOTE: We had a bit of noise on the line, and my upstairs neighbors decided to join in on the fun towards the end of the recording. We tried to fix most of the issue, but be aware there may be some residual audio.
Starting out, becoming a writer, getting writing jobs, being a producer, curating your work environment, being involved in the WGA, dealing with adversity, and the competition (00:01:22)
Resources and Next Week On (01:10:22)
Hilliard Guess on Twitter
The Screenwriter’s Rant Room on iTunes
The Screenwriter’s Rant Room on Twitter
Palo Alto (California)
Jack Epps Jr.
28 Days Later
World War Z (Film)
Two and a Half Men
Million Dollar Listings
Million Dollar Listing New York
The Lot Studios
WGA’s LGBT Writers Committee
WGA’s Committee of Black Writers
Dr. Phil (TV Series)
Straight Outta Compton (Film)
Wonder Woman (Film)
A Few Good Men
3rd & Fairfax WGAW Podcast
Organization of Black Screenwriters
Kramer vs. Kramer
“Writing Action and Dialogue (126)” – The Screenwriter’s Rant Room
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