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New episodes every Wednesday! Real straight-talk from independent movie producers who discuss a single film production in detail from development to marketing, and everything in between. Unlike actors, writers, and directors, movie producers are the only people involved in every stage of a film's production, and this podcast will ask all the questions you'd want to ask a producer if you had the chance. Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer! (Hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon.)
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In Episode 13 (the final episode of Season 1), Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon share their journey of producing their documentary, "UNKNOWN DIMENSION: The Story of Paranormal Activity." The project is now in post-production, so they share half the producing journey here, including the project's inception, how they found their director, how they made their deal with Paramount Studios, and they share lots of fun stories and useful producing tidbits along the way. They also mention two EXTREMELY valuable websites you MUST know about as an indie producer. Take notes! In Season 2, they will record an episode that covers the producing of the documentary through project completion, delivery, and marketing.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
Barry Jay (KILLER THERAPY)

Barry Jay (KILLER THERAPY)

2020-10-2701:08:59

In Episode 12, Barry Jay reveals the producing efforts behind his passion project, KILLER THERAPY. Learn from Barry as he discusses his unique casting choices, how he financed his film, the camera he used, the film's distribution, and how he landed a first-time actor to star in a movie that relied on such a complex lead character. He also reveals a unique tip on how to add production value to your movie by doing something you might not have considered before.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 11, Christopher Wesley Moore talks about  producing his Amazon Prime distributed horror flick, A STRANGER AMONG THE LIVING. Chris discusses the controversial subject matter of the script, how he locked down his locations for very little investment, the pros and cons of the camera he used, working with SAG (Screen Actors Guild), the benefits of filming a movie outside of Los Angeles, and how he secured distribution via a website he mentions that even the hosts didn't know about. Better take notes!The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 10, Jason Paul Collum talks about producing his groundbreaking film, OCTOBER MOON, the first (well, almost!) horror film centering around gay characters. Jason shares the struggles he had with developing a gay-themed horror film in a time when distributors were still "staying away from gay." Jason shares his little trick to secure investors, his clever process of auditioning people, how he handled the nude scene in his movie, he addresses the sequel to the film, and so much more in an inspiring interview with a true indie filmmaker.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 9, Mike Nichols talks about producing his 2011 horror movie, BREAD CRUMBS. Mike faced harrowing financial challenges and goes into detail about working with his independent investor - specifically, running out of cash one week into his production, and what he did to quickly raise the capital needed to pay his cast and crew. Shooting on 35mm film presented its own challenges, and Mike shares the clever workflow he created to digitize the footage for editing. He reveals valuable information about how the film markets operate, how he welcomed help and advice from other crew members, how he navigated his distribution deal, and offers extremely valuable of advice along the way.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 8, we focus on producing the documentary! Staci Layne Wilson discusses her producing efforts on THE VENTURES: Stars on Guitars, the first-ever full length documentary film about the #1 instrumental rock group in the world, The Ventures, a band that recorded over 250 albums and inspired legions of musicians. Staci reveals her ups and downs regarding financing, working around the nightmarish costs of licensing music for the documentary, using Fair Use guidelines, handling unexpected issues during production, Errors & Omissions Insurance, and other valuable information.If you want to see Staci's all-women horror anthology, SHEVENGE, visit: https://womeninhorror.com/shevengeThe Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 7, producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles shares her journey producing her passion project, CHASTITY BITES, a fictional horror movie based on the real-life serial killer, Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed. Lotti goes into detail about about financing her film, securing difficult filming locations, dealing with stress, shooting on 16mm film, and covers distribution and marketing as well.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 6, we talk with the producers of the cult horror film, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, Scott Schneid and Dennis Whitehead. Scott and Dennis share an usual producing story that we know will enjoy and learn from. So much fun to chat with, the guys explain In detail how their seminal classic film was picked up by a major studio and went on to generate unexpected controversy that resulted in the film being pulled from theaters. All these years later, the movie is still in high demand on home video and at numerous midnight screenings.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
Nick Phillips (PET)

Nick Phillips (PET)

2020-09-0901:13:54

In Episode 5, Nick Phillips tells us all about producing his 2016 thriller, PET. Nick worked for two major studios producing dozens of films, and when he left he started his own independent production company that went on to produce a string of successful movies, including PET, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 4, Kristina Ceyton shares all intel behind producing her 2014 horror thriller, THE BABADOOK. Filmed in Australia, the movie was based on a short by the same writer and director. Kristina talks about her reaction to reading the script for the first time, how she navigated Sundance, and everything in between.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 3, we feature an info-packed interview with Joe Bandelli, producer of the HELL HOUSE LLC found footage film trilogy. HELL HOUSE LLC has drawn a large following, and both sequels achieved "Third Most Watched" status on Shudder in 2018 and 2019. Focusing on the first film in the trilogy, Joe talks about everything from financing to marketing, how they filmed the long and complicated one-shot sequence near the end of the movie, as well as the creepy clown that became an unexpected fixture in the series.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In Episode 2, we interview Laura Lau and Chris Kentis, producers of OPEN WATER (2003). Laura and Chris self-financed this independent movie that was based on a real event and went on to gross more than $50 million.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
In our premiere episode, we interview Gregg Hale, the producer of "The Blair Witch Project" (1999). Gregg shares how he became involved in this groundbreaking film, and all the challenges he experienced from development all the way to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.The Producerville podcast is hosted by MasiMedia's Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon, with each episode focusing on one film and the producer(s) that made it.Listen to Producerville and become a better movie producer!
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