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An episode of SCRIPT2SCREEN

By Alan Mehanna
Script2Screen is a new radio show that serves as a new platform for nontoxic yet critical conversations about the film and television industry! Co-pilots Alan Mehanna and Had Solo take on the film and television industry, discuss fun topics, all the while remembering their love of films and series.
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Hotel Mumbai: A gripping tale of humanity and heroism
With the recent headlines that are covering the news, and mass shootings becoming an unfortunate and terrifying occurrence, it seems that the release of HOTEL MUMBAI is more relevant that it intended to be.
March 22, 2019
Spotlight on Cinematic Moms
Introductions, Hellos Mothers and their impactful role in cinema and series. Favorite mothers in cinema and tv and why? Mothers who impacted stories even though they weren’t central characters? Who are the top bad-ass mothers in cinema? Unforgettable Scenes Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
March 20, 2019
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News TEDx and MEFCC MEFCC is an annual pop culture event that takes place in Dubai every April celebrating all things related to Comics, Movies, Anime, Games and TV shows. There are number of highlighted features that take place at MEFCC that distinct it compared to other similar functions in the region, including: - Cosplay Competition - Artist Alley - Meet the Stars - Workshops - MEFCC Theatre - Games - Mainstage MEFCC is the perfect place to be yourself and express your passion for geekdom by meeting like minded people, engaging with them, get involved in the community, and share the love for all things pop culture. Segment 1 Trailer(s) of the Week: Avengers Endgame, Aladdin ENDGAME theories or predictions? What are we most excited for in the MCU years to come? Stan Lee has many more cameos to come? How is this possible? Alan Tudyk goes from a galaxy far far away to a desert far far away Segment 2 Star Wars Episode IX Panel Announced at SW Celebration - is a Teaser Trailer Inevitable? Oscar Isaac states it's the end of the Skywalker Saga - but are we convinced? Matt Smith Definitely not in Episode IX?!! The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard starts production with Richard E. Grant and Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. BOX OFFICE 1. Lahon w Habs 2. Captain Marvel 3. Escape Room 4. Damascus, Aleppo 5. Au Bout Des Doigts SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
March 18, 2019
Political Correctness and the Death of Honest Storytelling
Whatever I say after this point might in fact trigger many listeners out there, but seeing as to how my opinions have always been put under scrutiny, and this podcast is where I express my concerns when it comes to matters in the industry, I stand by everything that I say.
March 15, 2019
Script2Screen Conversations - Beirut International Women's Film Festival
Alan chats with two filmmakers from the Beirut International Women's Film Festival focusing on the challenges regarding diversity in the industry, the negativity surround the use of the word feminism, the dangers of token characters in film, and so much more. Hani Mefti, actor representing the feature film Unmasked Lea Schlude, feature length documentary San Cipriano Road
March 13, 2019
NewsHour - Captain Marvel isn't so Marvelous, and Winter is Coming
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Mention TEDx and the shift that is about to happen to the show. Movie(s) of the Week: Captain Marvel Segment 1 Beirut Women’s International Film Festival Segment 2 Trailers of the Week: Cobra Kai, Game of Thrones, Shazam, Brightburn Arrow will be leaving the Arrowverse post Season 8 James Gunn is shaking things up with The Suicide Squad BOX OFFICE 1. Escape Room 2. Damascus, Aleppo 3. Fighting with my Family 4. Bad Parents 5. Cold Pursuit SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Alan's Pick: Arrow Season 1 Had's Pick: Lion Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
March 12, 2019
Captain Marvel - Marvel’s first female superhero doesn’t soar high enough to leave a mark
With all the hype that’s surrounding Marvel’s first female super hero, it’s truly a shame that any form of proper criticism would be interpreted as sexist, or narrow-minded, especially since this is surely not constructive in any form nor would it lead to fruitful conversations regarding the industry. With that in mind, CAPTAIN MARVEL doesn’t soar high enough to leave a memorable mark within audiences, though the narrative it presents will surely mark a change in the MCU.
March 8, 2019
Spotlight on Franchises and Cinematic Universes
Introductions, Hellos Are we gonna ever come close to Franchise Fatigue? Segment 1 Favorite Franchises and do we fear that they are gonna burn out? TV Show Universes - are we happy they exist? Segment 2 Will the MCU ever be de-throwned as Franchise Supreme Leader? Outlook for cinema and franchises going forward? Unforgettable Scenes Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
March 6, 2019
NewsHour - The Academy Awards 2019 Commentary Special
Alan and Had share their thoughts regarding all the wins and snubs at this year's Oscar Ceremony. 
March 4, 2019
Spotlight on War Films
Introductions, Hellos What fascinates us about war in cinema? Segment 1 Favorite battle sequences in films Favorite war movies  Segment 2 Favorite performance in a war film Underrated war films Reel or Fake Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
February 27, 2019
NewsHour - The Academy Caves in; Netflix Cancels Marvel; AVATAR 2 Family Angle; and Bond Shatterhand?
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Trailer of the Week: Rocketman Movie(s) of the Week: Alita - Battle Angel; Fighting with my Family Segment 1 Studios rereleasing Oldies instead of making remakes - is this a good idea? The Academy Caves in and Oscars are back on in FULL Jessica Jones and the Punisher have been cancelled - what now Netflix? Segment 2 Lord of the Rings follows Marvel and Lucasfilms and keeps things under lock and key - new age of anti-spoilers? Gwenyth Paltrow retires from the MCU and Christ Hemsworth takes on Hulk Hogan Avatar 2 will focus on family it seems - not a bad direction... Lebanese Box Office: 1. Cold Pursuit 2. Alita: Battle Angel 3. Happy Death Day 2 U 4. What Men Want 5. Maharaja SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Alan's Pick: The Final Table on Netflix Had's Pick:  Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
February 25, 2019
Fighting with my Family - Surprising Laughs, Fist-Pumping Thrills, and a Heart-felt Story
Who knew that the story of a WWE wrestler from Norwich, England, would result in one of the most heart-warming films of 2019?  This film not only checks off all the right beats narratively, but it does so in such a way that the journey from the film’s opening scene to its closing scene is one filled with surprising laughs, fist-pumping thrills, and characters that you fall in love with.
February 22, 2019
Spotlight on Romantic Films
Special Guest: Ingrid Naccour Introductions, Hellos Where has all the romance gone? Segment 1 Favorite Romantic Films from the 90’s Favorite Romantic Couplings Segment 2 What is causing Romantic Movies to drop? How can we fix or re-introduce RomComs back into cinema? Who would you Ship? Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
February 16, 2019
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL - A Sensorial Immersion into a World of Rampant Imagination
James Cameron’s genius world building has taken audiences from deepest depths of the heart of the ocean, to a bleak dark future where machines have taken over, all the way to a planet far away filled with wonder and awe. So, it wasn’t at all surprising, when word began to spread about his latest collaboration with Robert Rodriguez regarding the adaptation of a much-beloved manga by the name of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL.
February 15, 2019
Spotlight on Script2Screen
In this special Spotlight episode, we take a trip down memory lane and listen to the most memorable moments of Script2Screen so far!
February 13, 2019
NewsHour - Bob Iger and Disney Updates, Superbowl Teaser Trailers
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: Stan & Ollie Segment 1 Bob Iger’s Investor Call Comments Game of Thrones Prequel Begins Production Modern Family Ends its Run Segment 2 No Taika, No Fincher Super Bowl Teaser Reactions The Big Shark? He Did NOOOOT! Lebanese Box Office Update 1. Qu'est Qu'on A Encore Fais Au Bon Dieux - 9,218 entries 2. Maharaja - 5,860 entries 3. Wanted - 5,586 entries 4. Glass - 3,917 entries 5. The Upside - 3,283 entries Recommendations Alan's Pick: Star Trek: Discovery Had's Pick: The Artist Film and Score Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
February 11, 2019
In Focus: Man of Steel - Human, Hero, Hope
When MAN OF STEEL first premiered, it’s safe to say it wasn’t met with a lot of positive feedback from fans . With the recent DC announcements of rebranding, and taking the franchise in a possible new direction, I decided to give these films a second chance. After finishing the MAN OF STEEL re-watch, here is my verdict: Zack Snyder’s film is the most accurate depiction of the hero that audiences have ever seen — a Superman that is struggling with his identity.
February 9, 2019
STAN & OLLIE – An Unconventional Biopic with a Whole Lot of Heart
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are widely regarded as the greatest comedy partnership in movie history: making over 107 films, and defining the notion of the double act with infectious chemistry and hilarious routines that seemed effortless but were honed down to the finest detail. It’s really quite puzzling why it took Hollywood so long to honor the legendary duo, but STAN & OLLIE was definitely worth the wait.
February 6, 2019
VS. - A film that crushes and lands its punches!
At its surface this film might seem like the run of the mill, 8-Mile wannabe merged with a little bit of Step-Up, but contrary to this point of view, VS. shines on its own, dishing out a solid narrative with an engaging protagonist, and packs quite the punch with its overarching theme. Music: "Miami Viceroy" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
February 4, 2019
The Lego Movie 2: Everything will be awesome, if you believe!
There is no doubt that following up THE LEGO MOVIE was going to be tough, but the sequel does what every good sequel should do, it tests its characters and forces them to grow into more mature, grittier, harder, and tougher versions of themselves. The interesting question that THE LEGO MOVIE 2 asks is: Is this darker version the proper version to become?
February 4, 2019
Spotlight on Famous Hollywood Team Ups
Introductions, Hellos Spotlight on Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn Segment 1 John Williams and Steven Speilberg Doug Jones and Guillermo del Torro Segment 2 Scorsese and Leo DiCaprio The Frat Pack Reel or Fake Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
February 1, 2019
Capernaum - The Killing of a Childhood Dream
In many ways, CAPHARNAÜM is an allegory about the abusive current state of affairs in Lebanon. Through Zain’s eyes, the audience witnesses the inevitable death of childhood and dreams in a country whose government has reached the peak of neglecting its people. 
January 30, 2019
NewsHour - Capharnaum Nomination Drama & Robert Exits Sundance
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: Vice Segment 1 Oscar nominations initial review Fast and the Furious gets Woke and considers an all female cast Fantastic Beasts 3 Delayed from rumored 2020 release Starship Troopers TV Show Rumored Segment 2 Matt Smith Joins Morbius Movie Gillian Anderson joins The Crown as Margaret Thatcher Resident Evil series for Netflix Robert Redford exits Sundance after 34 years and takes a back seat role LEBANESE BOX OFFICE 1. Glass - 10,284 entries 2. Maharaja - 10,264 entries 3. Wanted - 6,709 entries 4. Time Out - 6,470 entries 5. The Upside - 4,799 entries SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Alan's Pick: ALIAS Season 1 Episodes 12 & 13 Had's Pick: Caramel directed by Nadine Labaki Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
January 28, 2019
Spotlight on Box Office Bombs that Became Cult Classics
Introductions, Hellos Why certain good movies bomb at the box office: Marketing, Ahead of their Time, Limited Releases, Bad Timing, Initial Reviews and Word of Mouth Segment 1 Rocky Horror Picture Show (Alan) Fight Club (Had) Blade Runner/2049 (Both) Segment 2 Clue (Alan) Dredd (Had) The Wizard Oz (Both) Unforgettable Scenes Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
January 25, 2019
VICE: Leave your preconceptions at the door, this film is everything!
This film is to cinema what jazz is to music, a hybrid genre that is not strictly dramatic, nor is it strictly comedic but rather sharply uses elements from both in a harmoniously aggressive fashion, and it works perfectly.
January 23, 2019
NewsHour - McQuarrie Returns, Shyamalan Fails, Disney Monopolizes
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: Glass Segment 1 Mission Impossible: 7 & 8 with Christopher McQuarrie at the helm John Wick 3 Trailer Review Ghostbusters in Original Universe The Hunchback of Notre Dame live action remake  Segment 2 Spider-man Far From Home Trailer Review Steve Carrell and Greg Daniels working on a Space Force comedy series for Netflix Bad Robot being Courted by Disney, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros. Game of Thrones premiere Date in creepy trailer BOX OFFICE 1. Wanted: 12,642 entries 2. Mahraja: 11,402 entries 3. Time Out: 8,761 entries 4. The Mule: 5,452 entries 5. Aquaman: 4,923 entries SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Alan's Pick: LoverBoy Media Had's Pick: Lion (2016) Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
January 21, 2019
Spotlight on Food Films
Introductions, Hellos Spotlight on Louie Favorite Dishes Segment 1 Best films about food Best non food films with great dishes Food that you cannot resist seeing on-screen without wanting to eat the same thing Segment 2 Best Cooking Show Cooking Accuracy in Cinema Craziest Food Scenes in Movies/TV Shows Three Celebrities You Would Love to Have over for Dinner Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
January 18, 2019
GLASS: Issue #3: The anti-climactic showdown!
In a cinematic time that is so reliant on franchises and expanded universes, GLASS is a clear lesson that not all film worlds are meant to be shared, and some stories are meant to be stand alone... Music Used: "Magic Forest" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
January 18, 2019
NewsHour - Can the Oscars be saved?
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: The Mule Segment 1 Golden Globes Review Best Picture Drama & Comedy: Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book Best Actor Drama & Comedy: Rami Malek, Christian Bale Best Actress Drama & Comedy: Glenn Close, Olivia Colman Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actress: Regina King Best Animated: Spiderman Into the Spiderverse Best Song: Shallow Best Foreign Film: Roma Segment 2 Dune-neuve moves forward with casting, Dave Bautista, Timothe Chalamet, and rumored Rebecca Ferguson. John Lasseter Hired at Skydance, and drama ensues. Are the Avengers the Oscar’s saving grace? Coming 2 America and Mary Poppins Returns ... Again Lebanese Box Office 1. Maharaja 2. Time Out 3. Aquaman 4. Mia and the White Lion 5. Mary Poppins Returns SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Closing and See you laters.
January 14, 2019
The Mule: A Long dreary road that never ends
The film is beyond basic and offers nothing new visually but rather captures things as they are sans flare or life, and though that might have been the intent of the filmmaker, coupling a narratively monochromatic film with a flat visual component is a downright sin.  Music Used: Heavy Heart" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
January 9, 2019
NewsHour - More Carrie Fisher, Less Robert Downey Jr.
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News 2019 Underdogs Segment 1 A Quieter Place, what do we want from the sequel and are we excited? There will be more Carrie Fisher in IX than we expect…thoughts? Robert Downey Jr’s Endgame is here… Disney will save $90mil by not casting Johnny Depp… are we on board? Segment 2 Zombieland 2 Casting Rumors…Will this film get made? Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Rumors: Adam McKay, Nova, and Adam Warlock The Mandalorian brings Ludwig Goransson on board…Excited? 2019 TV Series we’re looking forward to BOX OFFICE 1. Mahraja - 53,945 entries 2. Time Out - 45,766 entries 3. Aquaman - 19,165 entries 4. Mary Poppins Returns - 15,453 entries 5. Bumblebee - 5,942 entries SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Alan's Pick: Kubo and the Two Strings Had's Pick: Cadillac Records Soundtrack Salutations and See you laters. 
January 7, 2019
Spotlight on Star Wars
Introductions, Hellos Revenge of the Fanbase  Why we Love the Wars SEGMENT 1 Earliest Memory of Star Wars How big is your fandom? The Prequels and the Sequels – Where do we stand? SEGMENT 2 349 Days till Star Wars Episode 9 – Where do we stand? What do we want to see? The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars? Spin-offs – Do we want more? Second Chance Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
January 4, 2019
In Focus: Kylo Ren, Son of Darkness
For my first Character Study, I have chosen the character of Kylo Ren, from the Star Wars sequel trilogy. With the clock to the final film already counting down – I wanted to lay out a theory and an analysis about Darth Vader’s grandson, one that states that he, and not Rey, could be essentially the sequel trilogy’s true protagonist – and if you watch the sequel trilogy with that perspective – it can actually give you a much better viewing experience. Music Used in Essay: Love Theme, composed by John Williams from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Padme's Ruminations, Palpatine's Teachings, and Anakin's Betrayal, composed by John Williams from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Attack on the Jakku Village, Snoke, and The Jedi Steps, composed by John Williams from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Scenes Used in Essay:  Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
January 2, 2019
NewsHour - End of Year Round Table
Special Guests: Sara Ghorra, Film Acquisitions and Marketing for Empire Movies Mahmoud Hodeib, This is my Review Introductions, Hellos and Minor News  SEGMENT 1 Best Film of the Year According to What You Saw Best Performance of the Year According to What You Saw, Male + Female Best Soundtrack/Score of the Year According to What You Saw Best Director of the Year According to What You Saw  SEGMENT 2 Films we disliked this year Films we are looking forward to in 2019 One Cinematic Wish for 2019 SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Alan's Pick: Neo Yokio Had's Pick: Upgrade Sara's Pick: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse Mahmoud's Pick: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisle Salutations and See you laters. 
December 31, 2018
Christmas Special!
Alan and Had celebrate Christmas on Script2Screen as they talk traditions, favorite Christmas films, shows, and moments.
December 21, 2018
NewsHour - The Great Aquaman Debate
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDERVERSE; AQUAMAN Segment 1 Golden Globe Overview (Brief – overall opinion with mention of Capharnaum) AVENGERS: ENDGAME Trailer Reaction CAPTAIN MARVEL Trailer Reaction Segment 2 Pixar’s Onward cast and synopsis. Stranger Things Season 3 Titles Revealed: Let’s discuss! The Mandalorian Official Casting LEBANESE BOX OFFICE: 1. Khabsa (10,153 entries) 2. Ben is Back (6,025 entries) 3. Creed 2 (5,225 entries) 4. Mortal Engines (4,206 entries) 5. Possession of Hanna Grace (3,457 entries) SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Alan's Pick: Aquaman & Spiderman Into the Spiderverse Soundtrack Had's Pick: The Full Monty Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
December 15, 2018
Spotlight on BioPics
Introductions, and Hellos Favorite Biopics Favorite Performance in a Biopic Favorite Director of a Biopic What we look for in a Biopic Biopics that didn’t work What Biopics we would love to see Unforgettable Scenes Salutations and See you laters.
December 7, 2018
NewsHour - Creed II Packs a Punch, & Daredevil gets K.O'ed
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: CREED II Segment 1 NDUIFF Wrap Up Praise goes to Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, should we be worried? Blade Runner Animated Series on the Way, and we are excited! Segment 2 Netflix Cancels Daredevil, why? Rita Moreno joins West Side Story remake Kingsmen The Great Game casts Charles Dance, Daniel Brühl, Rhys Ifans, Ralph Fiennes LEBANESE BOX OFFICE: 1. Khabsa: 13,329 entries 2. Robin Hood Origins: 10,094 entries 3. Ralph Breaks the Internet: 5,445 entries 4. The Grinch: 5,111 entries 5. Capharnaum: 4,591 entries SCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDS Had Solo: Les Aventures du Rabbi Jacob Alan Mehanna: Mary Poppins (1964) Final thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
December 3, 2018
Script2Screen Conversation - Serge Majdalany, Filmmaker
NDUIFF 12th Edition Coverage Continues! Alan catches up with NDU alumnus Serge Majdalany as they chit chat about Serge's journey after NDU, his continuous support of the university that helped him grow, and the film festival that was his first stage.
December 2, 2018
Script2Screen Conversation - Michelle Bado, Actress
NDUIFF 12th Edition coverage continues! Alan meets up with Michelle Bado, a young aspiring actress, and they talk about the great experiences of acting in short films, the challenges, and the importance of not rushing the process and finding where you belong in the industry.
December 2, 2018
Script2Screen Conversation - Emilia Mazik, Short Waves Festival Programmer
NDUIFF 12th Edition coverage continues! This time Alan talks with Emilia Mazik about the tricks of programming for film festivals, the challenges, as well as the benefits of festivals finding their voice.
December 1, 2018
Script2Screen Conversation - Nicholas Toubia, Filmmaker
As Script2Screen continues its coverage of the 12th edition of NDUIFF, Alan chats with young filmmaker Nicholas Toubia who decides to opt out of submitting his film this year in order to perfect it.
December 1, 2018
Spotlight on Comedy Films
Special Guest: Anthony Salame, Lebanese Comic Introductions, and Hellos Favorite Comedies Favorite Performance in a Comedy  What we look for in a Comedy Where are the intellectual comedies and why are modern comedies so lazy? Unforgettable Scenes  Salutations and See you laters.
November 30, 2018
Script2Screen Conversations - Wouter Jansen (Excerpt)
In this new edition of Script2Screen Conversations, as part of the NDUIFF coverage, Alan sits with the founder of Some Shorts, Wouter Jansen, to discuss short film distribution, the crazy and complex world of film festivals, and the importance of networking.
November 30, 2018
Script2Screen Conversations - Wouter Jansen
In this new edition of Script2Screen Conversations, as part of the NDUIFF coverage, Alan sits with the founder of Some Shorts, Wouter Jansen, to discuss short film distribution, the crazy and complex world of film festivals, and the importance of networking.
November 29, 2018
Script2Screen Conversation - Claudy Op den Kamp
In this new edition of Script2Screen Conversation, Alan sits with Claudy Op den Kamp, Professor at Bournemouth University, about orphan films, the daunting topic of intellectual property laws and how they themselves need to be restored in a digital world, as well as their love of cinema.
November 28, 2018
NewsHour - The Unmagical Lion King Teaser
Alan and Had share their reaction to the newly released teaser for Disney's "live action" remake of The Lion King.
November 26, 2018
NewsHour - Honoring Stan Lee
Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of GrindelwaldSegment 1Stan Lee, A HistoryFavorite Marvel HeroFavorite MCU filmSegment 2Stan Lee, The True InfluencerFavorite on screen cameoExpectations after his passingBOX OFFICESCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDSFinal thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
November 19, 2018
A Spotlight on Film Songs and Anthony Touma
Introductions, and HellosSpotlight on You, Anthony ToumaA little chit chat about Anthony Touma and how he got where he is.Favorite Movie Songs (3 films each) and let’s talk about why we love them.Favorite use of a song in a film scene (1 or 2 each) and why we think it works.Importance of Movie Songs and why do we hear less of them?A Touma Switch: Which movie songs would we trade with a song by Touma? (1 song each and why)The V
November 16, 2018
NewsHour - The Girl in the MCU without Spiderman
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): Nov 3, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsThe Long Night – Why does HBO hate the title?Movie of the Week: The Girl in the Spider’s WebSegment 1The Walking Dead Expands the Undead-verseBreaking Bad movie will follow Jesse’s character and his escape from the Neo-Nazi’sThe Avatar Films’ Title Cause Internet Havoc… Why?Cassian Andor returns in the secon
November 12, 2018
Spotlight on Musical Films
…It’s all about the Musical NumberAlan and Had discuss their favorite musicals, and songs that have never faded…and what is it about musicals that makes them so giddy?They then discuss their favorite actors (male and female) in a musical.…Will the songs fade?In the second segment Alan and Had theorize about what filmmakers they would like to see tackling a musical genre film; What films they would like to see
November 9, 2018
NewsHour - Does Bohemian Rhapsody Live up to Queen's Legacy?
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): Nov 3, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Bucky and Falcon Limited Series in the works: Is Marvel going about this the right way or is Fiege about to fail?Segment 1The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Film AnalysisGame of Thrones Prequel Begins Casting – thoughts and mini-theoriesSegment 2 Bohemian Rhapsody Film AnalysisBirds of Prey Rated-R did they learn from Suicide Squad could DC be truly ushering in a
November 5, 2018
Spotlight on Television Series and Why We Love Them
Previously on...Favorite TV Shows growing upTV Shows that truly got you addictedBinging or Weekly?On the Next Episode of...Favorite TV EpisodesFavorite Cliffhangers from Season FinalesHow the TV landscape is changing
November 2, 2018
NewsHour - Is Disney Rebooting Pirates of the Caribbean a Good Idea?
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): OCT 27, 2018Series of the Week: DAREDEVIL Season 3Segment 1Maskoun Film Festival and Arab GenreWhat is the history of the Maskoon Film Festival and how did it come to be?What will some of the topics tackled this year and what are the ALBA Debates?What are some of the films screenings and will international filmmakers be present?Festival details: Who What Where When How?Segment 2Disney considering a reboot o
October 29, 2018
Script2Screen Spotlight Spook-tacular
Special Guest: Clint MaximusSpooky Introductions, and HellosWhat was the first scary film you saw? Favorite Horror FilmWhat is it about fear that gets not just audiences but filmmakers excited?How has horror changed over the years?Horror TV Series becoming more and more popular: from Stranger Things to Castle RockFavorite Halloween FilmmakersUnforgettable ScenesAny Horror films you are looking forward to?
October 26, 2018
A Script2Screen Conversation with Filmmaker Nick Westfall and Actor Jesse C Boyd
On this early edition of Script2Screen Conversations, filmmaker Nick Westfall, and actor Jesse C. Boyd join Alan to talk about their latest collaboration on the film "8 Slices".
October 25, 2018
NewsHour - Is "First Man" Worth the Critical Hype?
Movie of the Week: The First ManSegment 1Ryan Coogler returning to direct and write Black Panther 2 – What do we want to see in the sequel.The duo behind Sherlock developing a series based on Dracula – what are some theories about what to expect? Chris Evans clarifies the tweet – now is this covering up a potential spoiler?James Bond continues to make headlines now with Richard Madden in lead talks to take on the role – is a younger Bond the right move?S
October 22, 2018
A Script2Screen Conversation with Hollywood Networker Erman Baradi
For the second conversation join Alan Mehanna and Hollywood Networker Erman Baradi to chat about the industry, the importance of networking, and some tips on how to best present yourself.Erman, co-founder of the Hollywood event series MixKnowledgy (formerly The Rel/event) in LA, NYC, Chicago, Virginia, Miami, and London, as well as The Film Empire Hollywood mentorship contest series. He's just completed our 23rd industry event marking over 350 speakers. He navigated his way from Hollywood intern
October 20, 2018
Spotlight on Hollywood vs the Fandom
SCRIPT2SCREEN SPOTLIGHT (FRIDAY): Oct 5, 2018SPOTLIGHT 1Beloved Characters and Who they belong to?Discuss your most loved characters and why you love them (2 each)Do you feel protective of them and why?SPOTLIGHT 2Hollywood V FansWhy does it seem that Hollywood is not giving two shits about the fans of franchises?Is this mindset going to bac
October 19, 2018
NewsHour - A Star is Born and its not the Aladdin Trailer
Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: A STAR IS BORN Segment 1Sony moves forward with their Spider-verse with Morbius The Living Vampire, and Kraven: The Hunter which has a bigger twist to its pitch. World War Z 2 moves ahead with none other than David Fincher.DC nabs James Gunn for Suicide Squad 2 and Dave Bautista campaigns for a roleJames Bond will Never be a Woman, Producer says. Segment 2Aladdin Teaser Poster R
October 15, 2018
A Script2Screen Conversation with actor Jason Caceres
On the first episode, actor Jason Caceres, who has appeared on Criminal Minds, Insatiable, and
October 13, 2018
Spotlight on filmmakers Dennis Villeneuve and Christopher Nolan
SCRIPT2SCREEN SPOTLIGHT (FRIDAY): Oct 19, 2018SPECIAL GUEST: Youmna Nawfal, from YChatsSPOTLIGHT 1#Villeneuved – Is Dennis Villeneuve the best filmmaker of our time?A discussion about Dennis Villeneuve’s films both past and upcoming and why he has had such an impact on cinema? What is it about his films that makes them so good? What film got you #Vill
October 12, 2018
NewsHour - What went wrong with Venom?
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): OCT 6, 2018Movie of the Week: VenomCatching Up is Hard to Do Vol. 1Kathleen Kennedy Soap Opera renewed for three seasonsStar Wars, Bob Iger taking the BlameThe Mandalorian Begins Production – Thoughts and Theories – Dave Filoni directing and so are rumors circling Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika WaititiCatching Up is Hard to Do Vol. 2A quic
October 8, 2018
Spotlight on Underrated Actors and Box Office Bombs
SCRIPT2SCREEN SPOTLIGHT (FRIDAY): Oct 5, 2018Spotlight 1Underrated ActorsWhy do we love them and why we think Hollywood doesn’t…SPOTLIGHT 2Film Misfires…Films that bombed in the box office and what went wrong…Unforgettable ScenesFinal thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations and See you laters.
October 7, 2018
Spotlight on Robin Williams and the decline of movie magic
Introductions and HellosIf you could go back in time what time would you go to? Do you believe in Aliens? Why are we discussing this – the episode will follow!SPOTLIGHT 1Robin Williams, Boy Do We Miss YouAs actor what films have stuck with us and his influence? His Legacy as an actor, a comedian, and a spiritSPOTLIGHT 2Have films lost their magic?Where is the spark that used to be there when you walked out of films? Are there any current films th
September 29, 2018
NewsHour - A Conversation with Lebanese Filmmaker Nadine Labaki
September 22, 2018Movie of the Week: CAPHARNAÜM, directed by Nadine LabakiA Conversation with Nadine LabakiHad and Alan talk with award winning Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki about her latest film Capaharnaüm, as well as her journey towards making it, her win in Cannes, her process as a filmmaker, and what she predicts for the future of Lebanese Cinema.BOX OFFICESCRIPT2SCREEN RECOMMENDSFinal thoughts on the topics covered or new releases. Salutations
September 24, 2018
Spotlight on James Cameron and SciFi
Introductions and HellosIf you could go back in time what time would you go to? Do you believe in Aliens? Why are we discussing this – the episode will follow!SPOTLIGHT 1James Cameron, Love or Hate Him He’ll Be Back As a director what films have stuck with us and his influence? As a producer what films has he pushed and presented to the world? His Legacy as a filmmakerWhy We Love SciFiFrom Star Wars to Battlestar Galactica, why are we drawn to SciFi?
September 21, 2018
NewsHour - The Worlds of DC Collapse
September 15, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: THE PREDATORWafa Halawi and the Lebanese Film FestivalThe typical where, when, how?What sets LFF apart from other festivals?What kind of content can we expect this year?The Worlds of DC are Imploding, Could the ripples reach futher than expected?Batfleck is officially over…and apparently the King of the North might be a possible replacement.Henry Cavill is hanging the
September 17, 2018
Spotlight on the Over-saturation of CGI
Introductions and HellosWeekly updates and “dateless” generalities maybe a piece or two of film trivia!SONG TITLE: Sparks, The Who, Almost FamousSPOTLIGHT 1Almost FamousActor: Macaulay Culkin Director: James McTeigue SONG TITLE: Home Alone Theme, Home Alone, John Williams SPOTLIGHT 2Are we over CGI yet?A Little Background about CGIMarriage of CGI and Practical Pros and Cons? Is it cheapening cinema? Easy way out?
September 14, 2018
NewsHour - Captain Marvel Official Images Revealed: Worth the Hype?
September 08, 2018 Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: ALPHASam Lahoud and the Beirut Film SocietyA quick reminder of what the Beirut Film Society is and how it came to be.What are the plans for this year?What international projects or collaborations are in store for 2018?NDUIFF 2018 low-down.Where is the Beirut Film Society see itself in a few year’s time?Delays, Castings, and DramaMcClane and some speculation abo
September 10, 2018
Spotlight on Steven Spielberg
Introductions and HellosWeekly updates and “dateless” generalities maybe a piece or two of film trivia!SPOTLIGHT 1Film Director and Producer Steven Spielberg and Why We Love HimAs a director what films have stuck with us and his influence? As a producer what films has he pushed and presented to the world? In television, how has his imprint been apparent? His Legacy as a filmmakerSPOTLIGHT 2Are we witnessing the end of the classical cinema experienc
September 7, 2018
News Hour - Star Wars Episode IX Castings and Rumors
September 1, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsDisney PlayA Trip to Gotham CityOscar Isaac casting rumors? Who could he be playing?Todd Phillips’ The Joker is shaping up with more casting reveals including Alec Baldwin, the cast already includes Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro. The film will reportedly also include Wayne Manor as a location – could this mean there might be a young Bruce somewhere?Matt Reeves shares some new insight about his vision,
September 4, 2018
413 Why We Love Movies Roundtable
Introductions and HellosGuest Profile and a little about each with a little banter!WHY WE LOVE MOVIESFirst movie that gave us the bug.First movie that made us truly fall for the craft.What we seek in a movie?Film that we have seen the most times?How we got into the reviewing game and what is our process?HOW DO WE SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE TOXICITY?The toxic plague that surrounds films now.Horror stories.Why this is happening, and is
August 28, 2018
Script2Screen Visit MixFM with Clint Maximus
Alan and Had visit the MixFM Radio Station to chat with the great Clint Maximus about the show, their love of movies, and more!
August 22, 2018
412 The One Before the Finale
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: The Equalizer 2The Name’s Bond, James Bond Favorite FilmFavorite BondNews of ElbaWho would we cast as the new Bond?A Bond movie idea?Highlights from this SeasonFavorite MomentsWhat we’ve learned so farMemorable momentsThe Journey to come and how the show will changeScript2Screen Recommends – One movie per host that we recommend for everyone to watch and why.What films are currently in movie theaters
August 20, 2018
411 The Academy Opens a New Category!
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: The MegCurtain Rises on Disney’s Streaming Service What do we think of the news?Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney OriginalsNew Original Episodic and Feature Film ContentPrices?Is this a good thing?Oscars Too Woke?How desperate is the Oscars?Is this actually a good change or a ridiculous attempt to repopularize the Oscars?What avenues open up here?Could a Marvel film or a Star Wars film or something like Jumanji Welcome
August 13, 2018
410 From One Universe to the Next
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: From the Archives – The Silence of the LambsSEGMENT 1The Blurring of the Line between Cinema and Serialized ContentThe difference of time and release dates – the delay in television versus no delay in cinemaGame of Thrones vs. Star WarsThe WORLDS OF DC now following a similar strategy in the waiting before releaseSEGMENT 2Movie Universes and is it becoming too much?Godzilla UniverseUniversal’s fail
August 7, 2018
409 What The Fox? Disney Becomes The Empire!
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUTHIGHLIGHTS AND MISSED MOMENTS FROM SD COMICCON 2018:Terry Hatcher Seeks SupermanMark Hamill Orange is the New VaderMCU Grief Center Post ThanosDCEU becomes THE WORLDS OF DCWarner Brothers Take Over with MCU Missing – TV MOVIES ANIMATIONCan it be rebuilt? Can it be saved?DISNEY/FOX BUYOUT IS NOW A REALITYWhat are going to be the affects of this?Is this goin
July 30, 2018
408 James Gunn Fired...Hollywood is Broken
Introductions and HellosJames Gunn gets fired and Star Wars The Clone Wars gets saved… What is happening at Disney?Movie of the Week: Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainThe Over-Saturation of Serialized Content:Is there too much content?Is it causing the quality to drop?Are audiences getting fatigued?Are shows being made to last (aka sustainability) or are they being done in a way that hope for the best?What about shows that end up becoming too politicized?Nostlagia-fever infecting conten
July 23, 2018
407 A Humanitarian Effort
Introductions and Hellos (Corrections for previous mistakes – Only the Brave and Emmy Rossum)Movies of the Week: American Animals – When films leave you disturbed...DIMA ALANSSARI from the HUMANITARIAN FILM FESTIVAL:Film Festival’s Profile: Objective, Dates, LocationWhat motivated the creation of the film festival?How many are films are playing across how many days?This Week in Cinema:Joaquin Phoenix confirmation for the Todd Phillips out of DCEU Joker F
July 16, 2018
405 The Dying Art of Movie Trailers
Movies of the Week: Sicario Day of the Soldado, & Loving Pablo? Who was the better cartel? TO CAST OR NOT TO CAST1) What are some of the latest or most recent casting headlines that caught our eyes? (2 each)2) What happens when casting goes horribly wrong a-la Batfleck?3) What happens when casting goes brilliantly and a performance proves worthy of the role?4) What are some of the most iconic casting detours or almosts? MOVIE TRAILERS...
July 9, 2018
406 Mid-Year Best and Worst Films
Movies of the Week: Ant Man and the WaspTHE SHAME LIST:Alan’s List: Pearl Harbor, The Day After Tomorrow, The Beach, Treasure Planet, The Lady in the WaterHad’s List: Hook, Kong Pow, Willow, Star Trek Into Darkness, Sister ActDishonorable Mention: The RoomBest Five:Alan’s List: Ready Player One, Isle of Dogs, A Quiet Place, Red Sparrow, The Shape of WaterHad’s List: Incredibles 2, Le Brio, Deadpool 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
July 9, 2018
404 Remakes, Reboots, and Re-do's ... Oh My!
Movies of the Week: The Incredibles 2 and Oceans 8. Will the Supers catch the Thieves at the box office?Has Hollywood lost their willingness to take risks with original content or is it simply that audiences would rather watch films that don’t challenge them or their safe spaces?What is difference between remake and reboot and what makes a good remake or reboot?Script2Screen Recommendations, and Box Office updates.
June 25, 2018
403 The Lord of the Rings: Will it be the one series to rule them all?
Congratulations to Avengers: Infinity War 4th film in history to hit $2billion at the worldwide box office - why are we not surprised?The Lord of the Rings Trilogy vs. The Hobbit Trilogy, and is the Amazon green light of 5 Seasons: Is that overkill?IT CHAPTER 2 Casting Release: What do we think about the announcement?DUMBO TEASER TRAILER RELEASE: First initial reactions. Concerns and Hopes.Script2Screen Recommendations and Box Office Updates!
June 18, 2018
402 The Star Wars Paradox
Movie of the Week: Jurassic World - Fallen KingdomThe Star Wars Paradox:Is the franchise in danger of falling apart? Are the rumors about Kathleen Kennedy stepping down from Lucasfilms true? Was terrible marketing the reason behind Solo: A Star Wars Story’s failure at the box office? Was The Last Jedi truly a good film?
June 11, 2018
401 Script2Screen Evolved
Alan and his new co-pilot Had Solo begin their new adventure on Script2Screen as the show evolves into something new.Now the show covers newsworthy topics about the industry, reviews films, and continues to welcome guests.Topics:Are Netflix films worthy of competing in film awards?Disney’s brand new fantasy adventure.The resilience of fans.Guest: Sandra H, people person at Mi&Co
June 4, 2018
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