Ali discusses the Broadway musical, Newsies. She reminsices about seeing the show, sharing her favorite songs and admiring the musical for its amazing choreography, creative set designs and encouraging message.
Ali discusses the Disney movie, Zootopia, praising its writing, animation, voice acting and music, all of which contribute to the film’s incredibly pertinent message. Afterward, she shares a Zootopia story she wrote called “Just One Date.”
Ali discusses the witty, heartfelt, yet unfortunately short-lived series, Selfie, created by Emily Kapnek. She shares funny lines and heartwarming moments from each episode while referring to the show’s timely commentary on the pitfalls of social media obsession.
Ali shares her top 10 favorite television theme songs.
Ali discusses S. E. Hinton’s powerful coming-of-age novel, The Outsiders. She reads passages and talks about important character moments as well as the significance of the novel’s famous quote, “Stay gold, Ponyboy.”
Ali interviews Seventeen Snapchat Editor and author of Hey Arnold! Guide to Relationships, Stacey Grant. Stacey shares about her career path, favorite articles she’s written and people she’s interviewed, her thoughts on reboots, favorite Nickelodeon shows and much more.
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Ali discusses Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling compiled by former Pixar storyboard artist, Emma Coats, drawing examples from various Pixar films along the way with each screenwriting tip.
Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “A for Abigail.”
Ali discusses the a cappella comedy movie, Pitch Perfect, written by Kay Cannon, sharing her favorite lines and highlighting the positive message of this feel-good film.
Ali interviews music director, Casey Reed. He talks about his experience working on various projects, favorite composers and Broadway musicals, the importance of music in storytelling, tips for aspiring professional musicians and much more. Plus, an impromptu discussion about favorite Nicktoon composers.
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