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December 31, 2021 110 mins

This year was an exceptional year for television and movies, which gave us much to discuss. So much so that GenreTainment and SFP-NOW once again decided to cross the streams and discuss their favorite TV and Movies of 2021.

Hosts Marx Pyle, Julie Seaton Pyle and Ian Cullen are joined by Jeff Burns of Super Geeked Up and fantasy author Katharine Dow (The Brooklyn Dragon Racing Club) to discuss many of the best television shows and mo...

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On this episode we’re chatting with award-winning director Dan Attias (The Wire, The Sopranos, Homeland, Alias, Northern Exposure, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, The Boys, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) about many of those projects and his new nonfiction book, Directing Great Television: Inside TV’s New Golden Age.

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On this episode we’re chatting with two very special guests, authors and professors Heidi Ruby Miller and Jason Jack Miller. It is an edutainment packed episode as we talk about the value of an MFA, what a Popular Fiction MFA program is like compared to the more common creative writing graduate programs, Heidi’s Ambasadora books, Jason’s Hellbender book and his possible "Snot Otter" book, Appalachian culture, writing about ...

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On this episode we’re chatting with Crystal Frasier, the developer for the Mutants & Masterminds roleplaying game. She has played a variety of roles within the tabletop and video game industries, having worked for Paizo Publishing, Palladium Books, Rogue Genius Games, Kobold Press and more. She's also a comic book writer that has worked for both DC and Marvel. We discuss Mutants and Mastermind, roleplaying games, tackling t...

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On today’s episode we are chatting with author J. Thorn. He has published over two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. He’s also the co-creator of the Three Story Method, the Story Rubric, the Nonfic Rubric, and co-hosts his own podcasts. It was exciting to finally have J. on the show. We also chatted about the advantages of co-writing, writing short stories, writing post-apocalyptic fiction, and why havin...

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This time we are chatting with writer, director, producer, and consultant Heather Hale about her about her book StorySelling: How to Develop, Market, and Pitch Your Film & TV Projects. In this episode we cover a broad range of topics, like the difference between pitch packages, decks, proposals, and rip-o-matics. We also discuss the differences between pitching Film and TV. And we do a fun exercise that you can follow as she wa...

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This time we are chatting with authors and podcasters K.W. Taylor and Carrie Gessner. We talk about their podcast, Positively Pop Culture. We also discuss our love of Popular Fiction, writing fantasy/science fiction, indie & traditional publishing paths, tips on how to query, handling rejection, tips for publishing indie books, the advantages of playing roleplaying games, and more.

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This time we have guests Jeff Burns and Francis Fernandez from Super Geeked Up joining us. We have a great time talking about their YouTube show. We also talk about podcasting, the Arrowverse, Batwoman, Superman and Lois, wild turkeys attacking cars, and of course play a geeky improv game.

We also have new music! Special thanks to the “full band duo” McCardy for creating the new tunes.

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This time we are chatting with Pamela Jaye Smith. She is a mythologist, author, international consultant/speaker, and award-winning writer/producer/director with over thirty years experience. We talk about her nonfiction books, including Beyond the Hero’s Journey, Romantic Comedies, and Show Me The Love: All Kinds of Love for All Kinds of Stories. We discuss writing tips, what it's like working with XR, and all sorts of other t...

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In this episode we are chatting with author, podcaster, and YouTuber Michael La Ronn. He is back to update us on his large number of projects and give us helpful writing tips. We talk about the reasons to be an indie author, he shares writing tips, we discuss overcoming fear, do a little writer therapy, go on a tangent about our rabbits, and so much more.

Michael writes nonfiction for authors and has a growing catalog of information...

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Happy New Year!!! It is the end of 2020, which means it is time once more for GenreTainment and SFP-NOW to come together and wade through the best and worst television and movies of the past year.

Join Marx Pyle, Ian Cullen, and Benjamin Cassidy as they boldly go where most TV and Movie types have been and discuss the high and low lights of 2020.

Among our picks are obvious choices such as The Mandalorian as well as not so obvious on...

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Our guests this time are authors and script consultants Dr. Linda Seger and John Rainey. We discuss their new book, You Talkin' to Me?: How to Write Great Dialogue,

We talk about what makes for good dialogue and much more.

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July 31, 2020 102 mins

It's a special review episode as we take a look at season one of Star Trek: Picard. SciFi Pulse founder Ian Cullen joins us for the episode. We talk about what we loved, what we didn't like, speculate about season two, and more.

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October 19, 2018 19 mins

It's episode 127 and this time we are chatting with showrunner & producer Adi Shankar!

Adi has produced such hit films as The Grey (starring Liam Neeson), Dredd (starring Karl Urban), and the upcoming Bodied (produced with Eminem). He is the co-showrunner and producer of the Netflix animated series Castlevania.

We talk to him about the second season of Castlevania, coming out October 26th, and how he got started with filmmaki...

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June 14, 2018 40 mins

Our guest this time is actress, writer, and web series creator Kate Hackett. You may know her as the star and creator of the web series Classic Alice. She has worked on a wide-range of projects over the last few years (Kate & Joe Just Want to Have Sex, Not a Plan, etc). Kate tells us about Classic Alice, her most recent film The Long Dig, gives us insight on how to run a successful Patreon project, shares tips for web series cr...

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April 27, 2018 76 mins

This is episode 125 and our guest this time is writer Jeffery H. Haskell. He is the author of a fun superhero novel series that I’ve been reading called Full Metal Superhero

Jeffery tells us about his popular superhero series, the meaning behind the name of the series & lead character, the research he did on the science behind the superhero, research to write a character that cannot walk, his experiences writing for Kindle Wor...

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This time our guests are Jeffrey Michael Bays and Jay Plyburn. They are here to tell us about their new film Not From Space, a sci-fi/comedy film about a dysfunctional cable news channel on the day aliens arrive in orbit.

Writer & producer Jeffrey Michael Bays, a.k.a. the Hitchcock Whisperer, is a filmmaker and film scholar with a Master of Arts in Cinema, author of Suspense With a Camera and Between the Scenes. And actor & ...

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April 3, 2018 26 mins

It's episode 123 and this time we are chatting with writer Scott King. He is the author of the non-fiction books Outline Your Novel, Finish The Script, Story Pitch, and The 5 Day Novel. Yes, he wrote a book in five days and tells us about it. He has also written fiction books like Ameriguns and the fantasy novel Wrath of Dragons.

He shares lots of writing tips, tells us how he made the transition from college professor to full-t...

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Welcome to our first episode of GenreTainment in 2018! 

This is episode 122 and the interview this time is with director Mercedes Bryce Morgan who is directing a new series in one of our favorite franchises. Yes, we are talking about Stargate. Stargate is back!

A new series called Stargate Origins premiered on the digital platform Stargate Command. Not only is Stargate Command a perfect hub for fans to celebrate and interact with the...

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It's our annual year in review, where SFP-Now and GenreTainment team-up to talk about the best and worst films, TV, and books of 2017.

This year it's Ian Cullen from SFP-Now, Marx Pyle from GenreTainment, Jeff Burns from Super Geeked Up, and Raissa from SciFi Pulse discussing their favorite and not so favorite films, TV shows, and books of 2017.


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