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The Working Director
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Helping emerging filmmakers become working directors faster. This weekly podcast will ask filmmakers the tough questions and offer guidance every step of the way with one goal in mind: help you make a living doing what you love, directing.
For even more help expanding your directing career, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. There you can apply to be in our accelerator that helps you go from where you currently are to where you want to be; as well as, join our free private FB group.
Hosted by director Jenn Page.
For even more help expanding your directing career, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. There you can apply to be in our accelerator that helps you go from where you currently are to where you want to be; as well as, join our free private FB group.
Hosted by director Jenn Page.
How To Stop Being Afraid Of Networking - Online & Off! (with Husslup founder H Schuster)
Would you rather stick forks in your eyes than network with strangers? Do you get excited about going to an event to meet people but end up speaking only to people you already know once there? What about online? Do you know how the way to best use the tools at your disposal? Networking is the key to success. People have to know you exist to hire you. Whether it's reconnecting with old acquaintances or making new ones, being bold and making genuine connections is a must. Join us when we talk to Husslup's founder and CEO H Schuster about all things networking and how you can better grow your network. (Episode 42) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors or to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. More on H: HUSSLUP Founder and CEO H Schuster is a senior media executive with more than 20 years of experience producing TV and leading divisions at major media companies. She founded HUSSLUP to democratize and diversify access to the entertainment industry. Prior to HUSSLUP, Schuster was Founder and CEO of Morocco Junction Entertainment, a production company financed by All3Media. Earlier, Schuster headed unscripted television for premier production companies, including Ryan Seacrest Productions, Reveille, and Shine America. Schuster helped shepherd high profile hits including the Kardashian franchises, "The Biggest Loser," "MasterChef," “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” and others. She also served as the CCO who scaled Detour, a location-aware podcasting company that was one of Apple's “Top 10 Apps” of 2016. Schuster earned a PhD in cultural studies at NYU and attended Stanford Law School. She served multiple terms on the Outfest Board of Directors, is a founding member of Chief, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
What is Production Insurance exactly? How do you get it affordably for smaller projects? What exactly do all those terms on that certificate of insurance even mean?!?!? Production Insurance is a non-negotiable when it comes to filmmaking. You need it to rent gear. You need it to book locations. You need it to keep your crew covered. Filming without it is a risky business. We'll be joined by Alan Schlaifer who has been helping indie filmmakers get insured for over two decades. We plan to demystify production insurance and help make it more attainable for filmmakers at all levels. (Episode 41) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors or to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. More on Alan: You can reach Alan to ask questions or get a quote for production insurance at email@example.com. Prior to starting his agency Alan Schlaifer began his career working in post-production. He moved up the ladder from the role of assistant video editor to sound designer and music editor. Recognizing that there were a number of opportunities for calamity in the production process, he transitioned into the field of production insurance. He spent a few years with the John Hart Agency to learn the ropes of handling production insurance needs. Eventually, he started ASIS Entertainment Insurance. It is interesting to note that Alan’s mother was a studio teacher who brought him to the set with her, so he has been around the industry for his entire life. From that beginning, an entry into the industry wasn’t an unexpected leap. In his early years, Alan worked as an extra, body double, hand model, on-set P.A., and assistant to a director where he experienced the production process from script to screen. Alan believes that – for better or for worse – every frame of film offers a learning opportunity. If the worst happens, you want the comfort of knowing that your insurance policy covers the solution. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
Until you find a groove getting hired for narrative projects, most directors make their money in the non-scripted world. How can you make the most from your time doing non-scripted work? How can you help your interview subjects feel at ease? How do you know what b-roll to film? How can you keep your set running smoothly? And how does all of that translate to your narrative film work? We’ll talk about all that and more with TV director Steve Abramson on this episode of the working director podcast. (Episode 40) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. More on Steve: Steve Abramson a multiple award-winning Television Director for over four decades. For 16 seasons, he directed at Dr. Phil, including two episodes on location in New Orleans examining the one-year aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He also directed hundreds of segments, telling the stories of countless guests. He has a wealth of experience directing, writing, and producing for many acclaimed television shows for NBC,CBS, Fox, A&E, Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, FoodNetwork, and SyFy. His A&E Biography of the Amistad revolt leader, “Cinque: Freedom Fighter,” was nominated for the prestigious NAACP Image Award. Other credits include Sightings, A&E Top 10, Disney’s American Teacher Awards, CBS Morning News, The Christopher Lowell Show, Name Your Adventure, and Calling All Cooks. He’s earned one Emmy nomination along the way. He’s been an active member of the DGA for 30+ years and the PGA for 20+ years. He’s also been a member of the Television Academy for over 30 years, where he served on the Directors Peer Group Executive Committee and the Primetime Awards Committee for nearly 10 years. He’s also moderated the "Directing For Television" panel for the annual TV Academy Faculty Seminar, and judged candidates for the Academy Foundation’s esteemed Intern program. Steve is most proud and fortunate to have interviewed nearly 80 television pioneers for the TV Academy’s prestigious oral history project, The Interviews, including Steve Binder, Pat Boone, Mark Burnett, Jonathan Murray, Richard Chamberlain, Dick Enberg, Tom Freston, Louis J. Horvitz, Arthur Hiller, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Suzanne Somers, Adam West, Patty Duke and Larry King. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
039: The Director - Colorist Relationship
When should you start talks with your colorist? How can you best help them understand your vision? What's the best pipeline to go from production through all of post until color? We'll cover that and more in this episode with Film & TV Colorist Tashi Trieu (Avataar 2: The Way of The Water). (Episode 39) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. MORE ON TASHI: Tashi Trieu is a film and television colorist and finishing artist with over 10 years of experience in post-production. He’s worked on everything from indie features to tentpole studio films like Avatar: The Way of Water, The Jungle Book, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He’s taught color grading and color science at film schools around the world and co-authored Modern Post, a handbook on post-production finishing. In his spare time he’s an avid bicyclist. Tashi's Website: https://tashitrieu.com/ Read the article we speak of in the episode: https://divfx.tashitrieu.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How do you direct live TV? Whether 21 cameras or three, a live audience or not, there are so many considerations that differ from narrative filmmaking. What are those things? Filmmaker Sharon Everitt shares how she does it on this episode. (Episode 38) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. MORE ON SHARON: SHARON EVERITT is a 3-time Emmy nominee and has directed over 100 episodes of television, including “That’s My Time with David Letterman” on Netflix, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC, NBC’s “World of Dance”, and NBC’s “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”. Sharon is also an accomplished narrative writer/director whose projects frequent the film festival circuit. Her 2019 musical comedy “Brentwood” played dozens of festivals around the world and won Best Short Film at the Independent Filmmaker Showcase in Los Angeles. Sharon’s original sci-fi “Polybius” premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2019, and her sci-fi fantasy “Below the Root” was optioned by Walt Disney Pictures. Sharon began her career as a television editor, and was the Executive Producer of ABC’s long running Disney Christmas Day Parade special. She was part of NBC’s Alternative Directors Program, was named one of the “Future Women of Television” by Blackmagic Collective in 2020, and is part of the 2022 DGA Women’s Mentorship Group. Follow Sharon: IMDB WEBSITE INSTAGRAM --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How do you sustain a career in a business that forgets you the minute you’ve walked out the door? Writer Michael Anthony Snowden’s career took off in 1977 working with one of the biggest names in comedy, Richard Pryor. After that he wrote for the Wayans brothers on everything from In Living Color to White Chicks. So why does he still feel like every day is still a hustle to work, and what does he do to keep jobs flowing? We’ll find out that more on this episode of The Working Director. Follow Michael on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lordsnowden Michael on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811360/ (Episode 37) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How can a positive mind shift help you become a working director? How do you turn your relationships into paid directing work? And how does all of that help you raise money for films? Filmmaker Jason Satterlund has done all that and he shares how a simple mind shift took him from low budget music videos to higher budget narratives. (Episode 36) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. Jason Satterlund is an award-winning director and writer who is passionate about telling stories. Over the past 25 years, he has honed a talent for directing authentic, emotionally compelling performances. His filmmaking displays a strong visual style that carries audiences on emotional journeys. His latest feature film, “The Abandon,” won multiple awards on the film festival circuit and secured theatrical distribution through Lionsgate. He works all over the world writing and directing feature films, shorts, TV series, immersive entertainment, music videos, commercials, and documentaries, and has received international recognition. He has written and directed over 25 episodes of television, run writer’s rooms, and crafted shows for clients from the ground up. When he isn't busy directing his own projects, he enjoys teaching filmmaking workshops, shaping the filmmakers of the future. Jason's Sizzle Reel: https://vimeo.com/783126488/892a9c04f2 Jason's latest film, "The Abandon," trailer: https://vimeo.com/667997455 His YouTube page with multiple how-to videos, BTS videos and other works: https://www.youtube.com/JasonSatterlundDirector Jason on IMDB --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How do I get money for my own projects? I get asked that question more than any other. The problem is there's no rule book or guide that works 100 percent of the time. You could raise 700k for one, be a success financially, and still struggle to do the next. That's why we are going to bring you several interviews this year from filmmakers who have done it. We'll ask them how they did it and get some new tactics to try. First up is filmmaker Alexandra Boylan. She's raised money for 8 feature films, and all have made their money back. How did she do it? We ask her in today's episode. (Episode 35) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. More on Alexandra: Alexandra Boylan Producer, Writer, Actor Co-Founder The Boylan Sisters Films Alexandra Boylan an award winning filmmaker was born and raised in Georgetown, Massachusetts, where she first began her exploration into acting, which led her to relocate to Los Angeles. Utilizing the skills obtained on dozens of movie sets and harnessing the passion that fuels her, she formed her own production company “The Boylan Sisters”. “Catching Faith” had a two year run on Netflix and was on the shelves of Wal-Mart, and is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The sequel Catching Faith 2 released in 2019. Her film “Wish For Christmas” sold to Pure Flix Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Her script “Switched” was awarded the winner of the Kiaros Pro MovieGuide award for best screenplay, the film released Sept, 4th 2020 receiving rave reviews. “The Greatest Inheritance” released in March of 2022. And her new teen girl film “Identity Crisis” which shot on location at Grand Canyon University will release in 2023. She also produced the films “Home Sweet Home” and “At Your Own Risk.” Alexandra is the author of “Create Your Own Career in Hollywood: Advice from a struggling actress who became a successful producer” available in Kindle and Print on Amazon. She is an active member of Woman in Film Los Angeles. Where she served on the WIF PSA Board. Alexandra is the Outreach Coordinator for Ms In The Biz, and co-collaborator of the book “Thriving in Hollywood.” Website: https://theboylansisters.com/ Her films, including At Your Own Risk, are available on Tubi, Amazon Freevee, Roku Channel, and on store shelves. Her book "Create Your own Career in Hollywood" on amazon. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
What is script coverage and why is it so important? When should you even send your script for coverage? How do you build out character breakdowns or break out your script's story? We'll get into all that on this episode with writer Heather Ostrove. (Episode 34) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. More on Heather: Screenwriter Heather Ostrove has written projects for numerous production companies and studios, including Crypt TV, Netflix, and Cre8tive Consortium. Specializing in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Heather focuses on female protagonists who deal with real-life struggles while facing out-of-this-world situations! Her scripts have received multiple 8s on the Black List and won/placed in the Austin Film Festival, the Creative World Awards, and the PAGE Awards. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Heather moved to Los Angeles to earn her MFA in filmmaking. After graduating, she gained experience in post-production, coordinating and editing EPK packages and marketing featurettes for feature films, including the Academy Award winning “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Anna Karenina,” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” As a writer at Breakdown Services, Heather read countless scripts and wrote detailed character breakdowns for the project’s Casting Director. With an innate understanding of structure, tone, and character, Heather provides detailed and invaluable coverage services to both production companies and writers! Coverfly Profile Website - Click here to hire Heather for Coverage --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How do you shot list? How do you breakdown character arcs? How do you prep with your DP and department heads? Those questions and more will be answered on this episode with filmmaker Soma Helmi as we talk all things director prep! (Episode 33) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. More on Soma: Born to an Indonesian father and a Polish mother, Soma Helmi hails from Bali and directed all 20 episodes of Season 3 of Snapchat‘s original series The Dead Girls Detective Agency. The series is produced by Keshet Media and Insurrection Media. She worked frequently with Catherine Hardwicke as a creative consultant. Soma most recently consulted for Ms. Hardwicke on her feature Mafia Mamma (2022) for Bleecker Street and as a creative consultant on her Quibi Series Don’t Look Deeper. Soma’s work has screened at Sundance, Hollyshorts, Outfest and Amazon’s New Voices Film Festival among many others. Soma began her career working as an Art Director for J. Walter Thompson in Jakarta, where her clients were Unilever and Pfizer. She would go on to direct commercial spots for Google, Klondike, Nike, Chevrolet, and Campbell’s. She is a 2021 Paramount Viewfinder Directors Program fellow and was named one of the “8 directors to watch” by Alliance of Women Directors. Soma is on the 2021 CAPE List x Blacklist and created Blackmagic Collective’s Breakthrough Initiative for BIPOC TV writers and directors. Instagram: @SomaHelmi Website: somahelmi.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How do you get your first feature film? How do you nurture relationships to get the first (and the second...and third...and fourth...)? How does social media come in to play for all of it? And so much more! Filmmaker Kristin Fairweather is fresh off her 5th feature and we are going to share how she got her films so you can start getting yours! (Episode 32) Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. More on Kristin: Kristin Fairweather is an award-winning, independent filmmaker whose experience in politics, advocacy, and women’s empowerment creates a unique lens for her critically-acclaimed work. Kristin holds a Master’s degree in Politics from University of Pennsylvania and served as a senior campaign strategist and Gubernatorial appointee. She is an avid supporter of the nationally recognized Girls on the Run program and other initiatives promoting equity and inclusivity. This background informs Kristin’s cinematic perspective as an accomplished director, writer, and producer of successful film, television, and commercial work. Kristin is currently in development on a documentary feature “Breathing Underwater: America’s Invisible Women”, which was a finalist for the ScreenCraft Film Fellowship. She has directed five features, most recently “Infamously in Love”, now playing on UPtv. In addition to her directing work, Kristin produced three critically-acclaimed independent films. Kristin was selected by Sony Pictures as one of the first filmmakers in their Sony Alpha Female Creative Residency. She was also a shadowing director on Fox’s “911” during her fellowship in Ryan Murphy’s HALF directing program. Additionally, Kristin has directed several short films and high-profile commercials. Kristin's award-winning short film “Grace” premiered at HollyShorts and went on to play at film festivals across the country. Her work has been supported by Tribeca, Film Independent, IFP, Sony and Netflix Find Your Voice. Instagram --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
031: How do you overcome overwhelm and burnout?
Overwhelm and burnout can make you quit things you love, have full mental breakdowns on those you love, and even make you literally sick. How can you avoid it and be more productive? In this first solo episode with your host Jenn Page, she'll give you some tips and tricks to overcome it all. Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
030: How Can Working With a Music Supervisor Level Up Your Film? (with Music Supervisor Jennifer Smith)
What is a music supervisor and how would working with one level up your film? How do you know a music supervisor would be helpful for your project? How do you know WHICH supervisor is right for your project? We learn that and SO much more in this episode of The Working Director with music supervisor Jennifer Smith. Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. Petition to help Music Supervisors go union: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-the-amptp-to-recognize-music-supervisors-union/ Jennifer Smith is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor who has worked in the film / tv / media industry for over a decade. She started her career as part of the music teams for major network shows such as Dancing With The Stars (ABC), The Ellen Degeneres Show (WB), and America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV). Her love of music and the exploding media landscape guided her to join the Kobalt Music synchronization team to creatively pitch and clear music with networks, studios, music supervisors, production companies, and new media companies. Her time at Kobalt gave her extensive and broad experience in the synchronization world, dealing with all stakeholders in the creative and business process including record labels, songwriters, producers, musicians, managers, and marketing teams. After seven years at Kobalt, Jennifer went back to her first love of content and storytelling and joined the music team on ABC’s reboot of American Idol. After that show’s first season, she was inspired in 2018 to launch her own music supervision company, “Rat Dance Party.” Rat Dance Party specializes in Film, TV (scripted and non-scripted), and new media (especially podcasts). With Rat Dance Party Jennifer has worked on projects produced by Showtime, Netflix, Viacom, Shorts TV, Amazon, Pluto TV, NBC, Voltage Pictures, Indican Productions, and many more. She recently worked on Season 2 of “Why Women Kill” (CBS), MTV Cribs (Paramount+), Netflix’s “Deadly Illusions” and is currently working on the documentary “Proud In A Pandemic,” “Behind The Music”, “Hollow’s Bend: The Radio Play” and many other upcoming projects. Recently elected to the Board of the Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS), Jennifer is also a member of the Television Academy, Women In Film, Women In Media, Women In Music, and the Recording Academy. She is also one of the organizing members of the union efforts. Website: https://linktr.ee/Ratdanceparty IG: @rat_dance_party --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
029: How can understanding your birth chart help you succeed as a director? (with Author/Coach Bonnie Gillespie)
This is not our typical deep dive into the craft or biz of directing, but it just might help you be more successful in both! How can knowing about your birth chart and all that goes with it help your film career? How can you take a little more control in circumstances that you usually have little control? Open your mind and you might get something really cool from this episode. Author and Coach Bonnie Gillespie tells us about her new company Chart Harmony and how it's been helping creatives like you thrive in Hollywood. We'll also dig into my chart a bit so I'm keeping on my promises about getting more personal in the podcast. Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. Bonnie Gillespie is living her dreams by helping others figure out how to live theirs. As a weekly columnist, she began demystifying the casting process for actors in 1999. Her most popular book is Self-Management for Actors, the curriculum upon which much of her teaching is based. As a producer and Emmy-honored casting director, Bonnie specializes in indie darlings. Whether casting, coaching, or exploring the woo as The Astrologer's Daughter, she is passionate about leaving this world better than she found it. Bonnie lives by the beach on unceded ancestral Tongva land with her partner, Keith Johnson, the luckiest man in the world. Check out everything Bonnie has to offer to help you succeed in this biz by visiting: bonniegillespie.com Their flagship program that will help you have a kick ass next year: Get in Gear for the Next Tier will kick off early next year. To learn more about and/or get your chart done check out: chartharmony.com IG: @Bonnie.Gillespie / @ChartHarmony #CreatingTheHollywoodWeWant --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
028: VFX Tech - What Do You Need To Know to Direct?
Is it your dream to direct on an LED stage (like The Mandalorian)? How do you choose between LED wall and green screen? How do you know what to prep before you go to set? How do you decide the shots you can lose to save money on VFX later? What about using the tech for your driving scenes so you don’t have to take it to the streets? Can all of this help you shoot your low budget sci-fi or make it harder? Let’s talk VFX tech and what you need to know before you get to set. Filmmaker Marco Ragozzino shares his experience working in VFX and how you can make your film happen, even if you don’t have a big budget. More importantly, he’ll share what you need to know to be hired to direct these VFX shows. Those questions and more will be answered on this episode of The Working Director. Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. Marco Ragozzino Bitten by the filmmaking bug at an early age, Marco Ragozzino grew up making all kinds of weird and imaginative short films using whatever tools were available at the time - VHS cameras, scale models, and classmates willing to lend a hand. From there, Marco went on to study film & animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, eventually relocating to Los Angeles upon graduation. His interest in creating wild and whimsical worlds, in addition to needing a regular paycheck, led him down the path of Visual Effects production. He has produced visual effects for sequences in films and TV shows such as Ready Player One, Men in Black: International, IT: Chapter 2, the Mandalorian and the upcoming "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" (Warner / DC) and Slumberland (Netflix). His filmmaking heroes include DIY mavericks such as Roger Corman, Lloyd Kaufman, and George Lucas. Links: Website: marcovisionstudios.com IG: @marcovisionstudios --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
027: How Do You Create A #1 Hit Narrative Fiction Podcast Series? (with Filmmaker Jenny Curtis)
How do you make a compelling series without any moving images? How do you direct name talent like Helen Hunt and Alan Cumming? How do you direct a series like this at all? How do you use marketing to become number 1 in fiction podcasts? Those questions and more will be answered on this episode of The Working Director. Hosted by Director/Producer Jenn Page. To join our private FB group for directors, or to learn about The Working Director accelerator that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. Jenny Curtis is a podcast director, producer, host & creator with CurtCo Media. She directed, produced and acted in the hit audio drama SOLAR, which hit #1 in science fiction on the apple charts and amassed over 1 million downloads within three months of release. As host of Hollywood Unscripted, she interviewed such filmmakers and talent as Lee Daniels, Alfred Molina, Julie Taymor, D’Arcy Carden, Chris Columbus, and more. A Moment of Your Time, created by Jenny, provided a platform for contributors around the globe to share daily pieces of creative expression in a celebration of individualism, artistry, and hope. She is a company member/Media director with the immersive theater company, The Speakeasy Society. With the company has performed in “The Johnny Cycle”, “The Johnny Cycle: The Living”, “Wild Party”, “Ebenezer: An Immersive Internet Spectacular 2021”. Trained with a BFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Jenny is a SAG/AFTRA actress who has appeared in TV and film such as: Modern Family, Any Bullet Will Do opposite Bruce Davison, and Postpartum opposite Danielle Harris (taking home “Best Actress” from The International Horror Hotel Festival). Additionally, Jenny has worked behind the scenes in film, digital, music videos, commercials, animation, theater, and casting. Website: Solarthepodcast.com/listen Solar Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @solarthepodcast Jenny Twitter/Instagram: @thejennycurtis --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How do you ditch the horrible feeling of waiting for the phone to ring to be told you've been hired? The best way is to go get your own clients, create your own work, and start getting paid now. Director/Actor Stacy Singh shares how she's been getting clients for herself since she's been Los Angeles. To join our next live conversation and get all your questions answered, join our free private FB group by visiting TheWorkingDirector.Pro. You can also apply to join our accelerator that helps directors go from where they currently are to where they want to be. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
How do you get repped as a director? What kind of credits are agents looking for? How do you best reach out and keep in touch? How do you know an agent is right for you? How do you know if you are even ready for an agent? Those questions and more will be answered in this live Q&A discussion with director Jenn Page and Agent & Owner of Alexander Creatives Sara Alexander. Sara Alexander is the owner of Alexander Creatives, representing artists for film, television, commercials, branded entertainment and new media. Alexander Creatives represents Directors, Producers, and Writers, as well as DPs, Production Designers, Costume Designers, Editors and 1st ADs. To join our next live conversation and get all your questions answered, join our free private FB group by visiting TheWorkingDirector.Pro. You can also apply to join our accelerator that helps directors go from where they currently are to where they want to be. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
The Working Director Podcast is back! Every episode will be dedicated to helping you grow your craft, break through mindset blocks, or give tips to get paid to be a working director faster. Hosted by director Jenn Page. For more help with your directing career apply to be in our accelerator that takes you from where you currently are to where you want to be or join our free facebook community by visiting TheWorkingDirector.Pro. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message
024: Indie Film Team Talk: Skyman (with Dan Myrick)
Is self-proclaimed alien "experiencer", Carl Merryweather, on the path to filming his own alien abduction? Or is he just another crackpot looking for fame and fortune? Carl himself may not be completely sure, but he is on a mission to find the answer. And that mission ends at the very spot in the desert where it all began almost 30 years ago...a chance meeting with an alien he calls the "Skyman”. Shot docu style to make the film feel more immediate, unpredictable and above all, intimate. Learn how the creative team pulled off the film and how the director most known for “The Blair Witch” project is pushing to create new, authentic content. Film Team: Daniel Myrick (Director/Writer) Nicolette Sweeney (“Gina”) Michael Selle (“Carl”) Hosted by Jenn Page Thank you to our sponsors Blackmagic Design and Sigma! To learn more about upcoming events and to JOIN the Blackmagic Collective visit BlackmagicCollective.com. To Subscribe to Intuitive Filmmaker on Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/intuitivefilmmakerapplepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theworkingdirector/message