Episode 98: Neil Landau

Neil Landau, author of TV Writing on Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era; co-screenwriter of Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead (with episode 17 guest Tara Ison); and Assistant Dean, Special Programs and Associate Director, MFA Screenwriting – Writing for Television with the UCLA School of Film & Television, sat down with me to share the movies that made him. Join us, as we discuss incorrigible optimism, real-life fictional father figures, uncertainty ever after, and poking bears.


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Here are links to items of interest mentioned in episode 98:

TV Writing on Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era

Neil Landau on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Be sure to join me for these upcoming episodes:

December 10: Episode 99, featuring Jeremiah Jacobs (The Heartbreak Time Machine), composer of the Movies Made Me theme music! Hear his awesome songs on Soundcloud.

December 24: MOVIES MADE ME 100TH EPISODE featuring Major Francis Monogram and Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from Disney’s Phineas and Ferb.

Episode 17: Tara Ison

Tara Ison, author of “Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies,” joins us for an insightful and entertaining conversation about the remarkable influence of films on her understanding of the world.  Her book recounts the life lessons she has taken from films throughout her life, incorporating roughly 110 film references in a thoughtful and often very funny memoir of growing up learning about life in the glow of the silver screen.  Join us, as we discuss the lax parenting of the 1970’s, power without understanding, how not to lose your virginity, and how Alcatraz can change your life.

Be sure to join us November 2 for episode 18 of Movies Made Me, the second of our two part series from the L.A. Podcast Festival, featuring Leonard Maltin and Marc Maron.  And don’t miss episode 19, available November 16, featuring actor Clancy Brown, our first guest who has been in films chosen by our previous guests (“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension” and “Highlander”)!

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