Plotpoints Podcast Episode 105, 2017.07.02

Show notes July 02, 2017- ep05 – Plotpoints Podcast.

Mark Sevi, Toby Wallwork, Mary Claire Anderson

00:00:00 INTRO – THIS WEEK ON PODCAST Toby Wallwork

MC is M.I.A.! Where are you, Mary Claire? (hint, orange jumpsuit, a freeway, trash bags…? No, why would you say that!) (actually she’s traveling for the holiday.)

Director/producer/writer Shadia Sepehrnia sits in as guest host.

Mark is Toby’s Favorite Martian.

Happy Birthday, America! This…is Plotpoints Podcast featuring #MarkSevi, #MaryClaireAnderson, #TobyWallwork, #ShadiaSepehrnia (#Mark, #MC, #Toby, #Shadia)

00:00:15 INTRO MUSIC

00:00:57 INTRO Host Mark Sevi, Co-Host Shadia Sepehrnia, Producer/Engineer Toby Wallwork

Broadcasting from the Newport Beach Headquarters of Maya Cinemas ( and many thanks to Frank Haffar and Lorezno Porricelli!

What’s happening at Maya Cinemas?

00:03:15 Intro of Hosts

Welcome, Shadia.

00:04:25 WHAT ARE WE WATCHING? Shadia, Toby, Mark

MARK: #spacebetweenus #startrekenterprise

SHADIA: #GLOW #jenjikohan

TOBY: #babydriver #anselelgort #edgarwright

Send us your thoughts and what you’re watching.


Francis Marion – 189 writing credits but then what happened to women writers in Hollywood?

Shadia Sepehrnia, Toby Wallwork contribute to this segment with their opinions on the continuing conscious or unconscious discrimination and sexism in Hollywood.

00:19:00 comments on the segment – discrimination stills exists

#francisMarion #tinaFey #carrieFisher #nancyMeyers

00:25:0 THIS MONTH IN FILM and TELEVISION HISTORY Shadia Sepehrnia Happy Birthday, America! Baseball, apple pie, and great movies about our amazing country’s traditions.

#yankeedoodledandy #georgemcohen #bornonthe4thofjuly #oliverstone #sandlot #forrestgump


Mark Sevi answering your questions with Shadia Sepehrnia and Toby Wallwork

– Can I put music into my script?

– Can I write a sequel to an already established film? How about prequels?

– How do you not put directions in your script and still stay true to the story? Essential narrative?

CALL IN, leave a message at: 919-SCRIPTS


Segment Resources: Mark’s writing classes at #IVC (Irvine Valley College.) (info on Mark’s classes)

00:41:03 WHAT ARE WE WRITING Mark Sevi, Shadia Sepehrnia, Toby Wallwork

Mark is hired to write a reality show and to also script doctor another script.

Shadia is writing a script she will produce and direct.

Discussion on how to budget a script. Should you?

#scriptdoctor #limitedlocationscript #realityshow #hardcandy #purge


Just a grump or keeping it real? How about both?

#hollywoodsucksbutitsajob #getreal #whatandgiveupshowbusiness #raybradbury #flapharder

Mark’s IMDB page

00::54:30 UNTIL NEXT TIME – CLOSING CREDITS Toby Wallwork Saying arrivederci until next time!

Come home, Mary Claire!

Thanks, Shadia, for a great job!

Resources: 919-SCRIPTS to leave a message/ask questions. (show blog and more)

Writers Guild Registration –

U.S. Copyright Office – Podcast available on iTunes