I often receive emails from long-time readers, asking if/when the Shadow & Act Livecast/Podcast will return. It's been a couple of years since the last episode was taped. In short, we had to push it aside in what was supposed to be a temporary hiatus, which then became an extended hiatus, and then an indefinite hiatus.
But it's something that I plan to reboot soon, and your emails are certainly encouraging.
In anticipation of that return, I'll be revisiting some of our greatest podcast hits over the years, as I'm sure the majority of you who read the site today, aren't even aware that there was once an S&A podcast, given how much the site's readership has grown since it was created in 2009. And while the site was launched in 2009, I had been podcasting for at least a year or two before that, when I was running my own personal blog called The Obenson Report. In fact, I interviewed Sergio waaaaay back then, before he and I started writing here on S&A.
So the podcasts I'm going to be revisiting are a few years old. However, I'm selecting those that were not only the most popular, but are also still very relevant today, I think, like this first one - a screenwriters roundtable, recorded in 2009, almost 5 years ago, featuring writers who were working in the industry at the time, and are still very much doing so. Some of their names have, in fact, come up on this site in the last few months, because they've set up new projects at various networks. And when you see the names, I'm sure you'll recognize them.
The one-hour discussion included the following guests:
So, those were the guests for what I thought was an insightful hour-long conversation with these writers who are on the "front lines" and had experience and wisdom to share, which I think still very much applies to writers (specifically writers of color) today.
So, set aside about an hour, and listen to the entire conversation below. You can also download it to play on you mobile device. You can download it from the source or look for it on iTunes. Just search for Shadow And Act.