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87: A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr.- EPS 87 – Hilliard Guess – More than a Writer

Hilliard Guess is one the busiest people in HollyWood. Along with being an accomplished screenwriter, he's also a director, producer, documentarian and a show runner. He also dedicates his time to the committee of black writers, mentoring up and coming writers and so much more. We touched on all the great work he's doing and we took a deep dive into the WGA Writers strike. Tune in!

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Hilliard Guess Short Bio:

Hilliard is a writer/producer who has written on shows such as The Russo Bros SYFY series DEADLY CLASS and is was recently the EP/Showrunner of the indie digital series TICKER (which won Best Series at the 2021 World International Film Festival). He has made a name for himself in the indie world and has built a strong career that's made him invaluable, managing sets in numerous writers/development rooms and producing TV/Film from script-to-screen.

Currently, Hilliard is the Director of Development/Producer at Showrunner Ben Watkins' Blue Monday Productions. He is a powerful voice in the writing community, promoting diversity and inclusion and dedicates his time to the WGAW (Co-Chair - Committee of Black Writers (he co-penned the viral article DEAR HOLLYWOOD in 2020 https://deadline.com/2020/06/wga-west-committee-of-black-writers-co-chairs-call-on-hollywood-to-revolutionize-the-way-our-industry-hires-writers-1202958013/), Co-chair of The Education Committee and he’s also a member of the LGBTQ+, Latinx and Genre Committees.

Hilliard is building a name for himself across social media as the longtime host/moderator of the popular Screenwriters Rant Room, as well as the WGAW 3rd & Fairfax podcasts where he interviews A-list writers/producers from our favorite films and TV shows.

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