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Rob Marshall, Director-Producer-Choreographer-Episode #299

"I was working out the schedule for Into the Woods, and I sat Meryl [Streep] down. I said, "Meryl, I'm thinking that I'll bring in the cast, we'll work for about three weeks, and then we'll have you come in, and then we'll...

Stephen Cole, Musical Theatre Writer-Session 2-Episode #298

"You could write the most academic piece of lyric. And if the music is absolutely emotional, it will tell us that something else is going on, and it gives something for the actor to act. Why is that so beautiful? How do...

Maria Baltazzi, TV Producer-Teacher-Author-Episode #297

"With your drafts, be ruthless. What do you need? What can you toss away? And then read everything out loud. Because the way you read it versus the way it sounds... it's a different experience and you catch things that you...

Scott M. Hoffman, Author-Episode #296

In his book, Inside, Scott M. Hoffman tells the eye-opening tale of the son of a mobster growing up within a ruthless crime family.

Richard Skipper, Entertainer-Singer-Episode #295

Richard Skipper is an entertainer, singer and host known for his award-winning tribute to Carol Channing, which was endorsed by Carol herself. He can be seen in the film, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life.

Dr. ‘Niyi Coker Jr., Professor-Director-Episode #294

Dr. ‘Niyi Coker, Jr., is a Professor and the Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University in California.

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StoryBeat with Steve Cuden is a lively podcast dedicated to a variety of storytellers discussing their unique process in creating art through storytelling. By listening to how successful creators develop and bring their work to life, writers and artists of all kinds are able to find great inspiration. StoryBeat focuses more on the “how” and “why” of creation rather than finished results, providing insight into the working world of storytellers and storytelling in all forms of artistic expression.

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Your Host: Steve Cuden

Steve is perhaps best known for co-conceiving the Broadway and international hit musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical. He wrote the show’s original book and lyrics with renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn. Steve and Frank also co-conceived the international hit musical, Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling. Steve has written ninety teleplays including episodes of such well-known television series as: X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Xiaolin Showdown, Pink Panther, The Mask, Loonatics Unleashed, Extreme Ghostbusters, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, and Beetlejuice. He has published two popular books on scriptwriting, Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations, and Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays.  He directed and co-produced the multi-award-winning horror-comedy movie, Lucky, for which he won the award for Best Director at the Nodance Film Festival. Lucky also won the awards for Best Feature at Shriekfest in L.A., The New York City Horror Film Festival, MicroCineFest in Baltimore, and the Weekend of Fear in Nuremberg, Germany. Steve is a co-executive producer of the TV series “The Power of Film.” He is a retired Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Point Park University, where he proudly taught numerous talented students about how to tell unforgettable stories for the screen.

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