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Earnest interviews with prominent filmmakers, musicians, and creative people. We discuss the art of collaboration and making the world better in some way. Send feedback or suggestions for future episodes to podcast@nsavides.com.

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Commentary: Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

This is my commentary and takeaways from my conversation with Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance-winning writer of Love Liza (starredhis brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman), and founder of BlueCat Screenwriting Competition. Check the feed for the interview. In this commentary I discuss What I appreciate about Gordy My thoughts on feedback and dealing with the issues that come up when giving and receiving it The importance of having uncomfortable conversations Some reflections on addiction, in context to the character in Love Liza and other observations # If you'd like to hear another thoughtful conservation about screenwriting and story development, you might appreciate thisinterview with Golden Globe-winning producer Lindsay Doran, who helped develop icon filmsThis Is Spinal Tap, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Ghost. # Sponsor for this Episode Screenwriters Down South– We'rea screenwriting group in Baton Rouge. Some of our writers have written scripts that have been made into films with movie stars, written award-winning shorts, and worked at production companies or on film sets around the world. Screenwriters Down South on Meetup Facebook # Say hello: podcast@nsavides.com # Related Things BlueCat Screenplay Competition Facebook, Twitter, YouTube BlueCat success stories Gordy Hoffman on Instagram Screenplays for Love Lizaand Dog Bowl Watch Love Lizaand Dog Bowlon Amazon Ashley Scott Meyers interviews Gordy about Dog Bowlon sellingyourscreenplay.com Gordy interviews BlueCat winner (includes a reference to Morrissey!) The Independent's obituary for Philip Seymour Hoffman Scriptnotes episode with guest Aline Brosh McKennaabout the progress made in Hollywood after the Weinstein revelations. Shortcut for the podcast: nicksav.show Music for the show provided by Rob Costlow. # Books Mentioned Jugheadcomic book series Nightby Elie Wiesel # Shows & Movies Mentioned 27 Dresses Alien Almost Famous Animal House Annihilation Bicycle Thieves Boogie Nights Capote Citizen Kane Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Crazy Rich Asians Devil Wears Prada Get Out Godzilla Godfather Get Out Independence Day Jaws King Kong La Dulce Vita Love Liza The Master The Meg - reversals Mission: Impossible III Nutcracker and the Four Realms Owning Mahowny The Searchers The Seventh Seal Titanic Unforgiven We Bought a Zoo When Harry Met Sally # If You Liked the Show Sign up forThe nsavides Newsletter. Subscribe or leave an honest review: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Say hello on Twitter:@nsavidesPRO Thank you for visiting!

60 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Commentary: Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

Sundance-Winning Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

Gordy Hoffman's first produced feature screenplay, Love Liza, won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award when it premiered at Sundance. The film also featured a memorable performance from his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, his first starring role in a film. Dog Bowl, a short film that Gordy wrote and directed, also premiered at Sundance, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Gordy has also taught writing at prominent film institutions around the country including USC and UCLA. His background as an accomplished working writer gives his BlueCat Screenplay Competition some credibility, as does BlueCat's 20 year history of discovering and developing writers who gone on to find success in Hollywood. Some of the things we discuss include Why good feedback is important but difficult to give and receive How the BlueCat Screenplay Competition can help writers develop What it was like working with Philip Seymour Hoffman to bring Love Liza, a script about a man addicted to sniffing gasoline, to life Gordy's rant about one of Alamo Drafthouse's policies Where Gordy looks for inspiration # I had a number of takeaways from the conversation and things I wanted to expand upon, so I recorded my commentary as a separate track, which you can hear below or next in the podcast feed. # If you'd like to hear another thoughtful conservation about screenwriting and story development, you might appreciate thisinterview with Golden Globe-winning producer Lindsay Doran, who helped develop icon filmsThis Is Spinal Tap, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Ghost. # Sponsor for this Episode Screenwriters Down South– We'rea screenwriting group in Baton Rouge. Some of our writers have written scripts that have been made into films with movie stars, written award-winning shorts, and worked at production companies or on film sets around the world. Screenwriters Down South on Meetup Facebook # Say hello: podcast@nsavides.com # Related Things BlueCat Screenplay Competition Facebook, Twitter, YouTube BlueCat success stories Gordy Hoffman on Instagram Screenplays for Love Lizaand Dog Bowl Watch Love Lizaand Dog Bowlon Amazon Ashley Scott Meyers interviews Gordy about Dog Bowlon sellingyourscreenplay.com Gordy interviews BlueCat winner (includes a reference to Morrissey!) The Independent's obituary for Philip Seymour Hoffman Scriptnotes episode with guest Aline Brosh McKennaabout the progress made in Hollywood after the Weinstein revelations. Shortcut for the podcast: nicksav.show Music for the show provided by Rob Costlow. # Books Mentioned Jugheadcomic book series Nightby Elie Wiesel # Shows & Movies Mentioned 27 Dresses Alien Almost Famous Animal House Annihilation Bicycle Thieves Boogie Nights Capote Citizen Kane Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Crazy Rich Asians Devil Wears Prada Get Out Godzilla Godfather Get Out Independence Day Jaws King Kong La Dulce Vita Love Liza The Master The Meg - reversals Mission: Impossible III Nutcracker and the Four Realms Owning Mahowny The Searchers The Seventh Seal Titanic Unforgiven We Bought a Zoo When Harry Met Sally # If You Liked the Show Sign up forThe nsavides Newsletter. Subscribe or leave an honest review: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Say hello on Twitter:@nsavidesPRO Thank you for visiting!

89 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Sundance-Winning Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

Critic Turns Musician: Alex Cook from The Rakers

Alex V. Cookis a journalist and music critic who has written for an assortment of publications including The Believer, The Oxford American, DownBeat, and Paste Magazine. His book Darkness, Racket and Twang: Essential Listening from the Fringes of Popular and Unpopular Cultureis a compilation of his music essays, which includes commentary on artists ranging from Lou Reed to Bob Dylan to the Mountain Goats.He has also written a book on Louisiana's Juke joints, honky-tonks, and dance halls calledLouisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls. Alex also sings and plays guitar for The Rakers, a Baton Rouge band that has played at a number of prominent venues around town including The Baton Rouge Gallery. The band describes itself as "The thinking man's drinking band." He's one of the few critics I know of who started playing mu

130 MIN2018 AUG 24
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Critic Turns Musician: Alex Cook from The Rakers

New Orleans Music Documentary on Papa Grows Funk

Do U Want It?is a music documentary that tells the story of the New Orleans funk band, Papa Grows Funk, their residency at The Maple Leaf Bar,and then their indefinite hiatus that they announced in 2013. The film doesn't just capture a band in transition and the creative differences that came along though. It also offers an insider's glimpse into what makes the New Orleans music community so special, which the film sometimes accents with New Orleans-styled animation. No surprise then that the film won the audience award at the New Orleans Film Festival when it screened there in 2017. The film has also screened in festivals across the country includingSan Francisco Indie Fest, Oxford (Mississippi) Film Festival, and Chicago International Movies & Music Festival. Just a few weeks ago, the film wonBest Music Documentary at San Francisco's Frozen Film Festival. I had the chance to catch the

90 MIN2018 AUG 15
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New Orleans Music Documentary on Papa Grows Funk

Wumbo: Serious About Space-Rock Whimsy

Wumbois a word coined onSpongeBob SquarePants. It is also an indie-rcok band that The Advocaterecently included in their list of 10 bands to check out in Baton Rouge. The band has played at most of Baton Rouge's esteemed music venues including The Varsity, Spanish Moon, Mid City Ballroom, Happy's Irish Pub, 524 Studios, and more. In a few days they'll be starting their tour across the South and Midwest. There’s no blueprint to being a band.”- Jake Heflin The band describes their hard-to-pinpoint sound as "space-indie-rock-jazz-pop" and released their self-titled EP back in December 2017. I heard them play at 524 a few weeks ago and liked their show enough to invite them on the podcast and to pick up their EP, which has come to remind me of Radiohead's seminal album,OK Computer. I had the opportunity to interviewband members Kevin McCabe (drums), Jake Heflin (vocals, guitar), Mitchell Mob

93 MIN2018 JUL 17
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Wumbo: Serious About Space-Rock Whimsy

Filmmaking Conversation on Collaboration, Forgiveness, & Serendipity

FilmmakerJoshua Overbay's first film, As It Is in Heaven, was a Critics' Pick in The New York Timesand favorably reviewed on rogerebert.com. Luke & Jois Josh's third film, and it continues the tradition of exploring big questions while telling an intimate, character-driven story that Josh started with his first film. Nathaniel Glasswas one of the producers on As It Is in Heaven, and he returned as producer on Luke & Jo. This time around, he was also the director of photography, his first feature-length cinematography credit. The film has a memorable look, a testament to the work he did as a cinematographer and colorist. ... filmmaking is about telling truthful stories that change the world" - Nathaniel Glass Joshua and Nathaniel came on the podcast along with Andie Morgenlander, who was a co-writer, co-producer, costumer designer, and the lead actress in Luke & Jo. Having the three of th

110 MIN2018 JUN 24
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Filmmaking Conversation on Collaboration, Forgiveness, & Serendipity

Ashanti & Giancarlo Esposito Musical for Getting Unstuck

Michael Berryis the writer-director of Stuck, an original character-driven musical set in a New York subway that stars Giancarlo Esposito, whomBreaking Badfans might recognize as the cunning owner ofLos Pollos Hermanos. Giancarlo plays a very different character in Stuck:a mysterious, seemingly homeless man prone to break into song, who may or may not be on some kind of cosmic special assignment to impact the lives of the passengers who share his New York subway car. Someone breaking into a song is truly not the strangest thing that happens on subways." - Michael Berry It's an ensemble film, so all the main characters get their solos, and the film includes memorable performances from Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams), Arden Cho (Teen Wolf), Ashanti (Coach Carter), Gerard Canonico (Fred in the Broadway production of Groundhog Day), and Omar Chaparro (Overboard). Michael has a background in th

71 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Ashanti & Giancarlo Esposito Musical for Getting Unstuck

How to Write Songs for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, & Randy Travis

Some songwriters would kill for the chance to work with just one multi-platinum artist. Songwriter Brent Baxterhas worked with a handful of them. One of his songs even made it onto Rolling Stone's listof the 40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time. How does a songwriter get to write for multi-platinum artists, and what's it like writing songs for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Randy Travis? I brought Brent on the podcast to find out. You want to make friends you can rise with not friends you have to rise above." - Brent Baxter Some of the things that we discuss include How to write for songs for superstars Songs Brent admires for their craftsmanship How songwriters are like Special Forces Practical tips for moving to an industry hub like Nashville and getting connected with the community there The business side of being a songwriter and some challenges involved Why being a successful art

99 MIN2018 MAY 23
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How to Write Songs for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, & Randy Travis

Louisiana International Film Festival Recap #LIFF2018

This year, I had the chance to interview several filmmakers screening films at the Louisiana International Film Festival. On this episode, I recap some of those interviews and share some of my experiences and takeaways from LIFF2018. Here are myprior interviews from #LIFF2018. On the recap below, I share some of the highlights from each interview, what it was like getting to screen my short at the festival, and some of the new discoveries and filmmaking observations, and life lessons I learned while attending. Films from LIFF2018 that I discuss on this episode include 1000 Year Flood And Then I Go Blaze Brimstone & Glory Cut Off Do U Want It Gabriel & the Mountain Hearts Beat Loud Larger Than Life: The Kevin Aucoin Story Mixed Signals (short) Mr. United States (short) Stay Woke (short) Stuck Tinker Through the Banks of the Red Cedar Want to learn more about one of the bands that played a

87 MIN2018 APR 26
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Louisiana International Film Festival Recap #LIFF2018

How $100,000 Kickstarter Campaign Became Crowd-Pleasing Sci-Fi #LIFF2018

My coverage of LIFF2018 continues withTinker producerTom Bhramayana.It was a sci-fi film that started as Kickstarter campaign which brought in over $100,000. A few year later, it has won 19 best-of awards at festivals around the country, and all three screenings atthis year's Louisiana International Film Festival have sold out. The term producer has many connotations, but Tom wasn't just in charge of getting the money. He was also one of the writers, did a voice-over for one of the character, and his other on-screen credits include unit production manager, line producer, travel coordinator, assistant editor, props, locations, and cast. All that to say, Tom has been intimately involved with Tinker from pre-production to post and foreign sales, and he offered lots of helpful filmmaking insights when we spoke a few days ago. It doesn't matter what your belief is, it doesn't matter how you w

53 MIN2018 APR 23
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How $100,000 Kickstarter Campaign Became Crowd-Pleasing Sci-Fi #LIFF2018

Latest Episodes

Commentary: Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

This is my commentary and takeaways from my conversation with Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance-winning writer of Love Liza (starredhis brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman), and founder of BlueCat Screenwriting Competition. Check the feed for the interview. In this commentary I discuss What I appreciate about Gordy My thoughts on feedback and dealing with the issues that come up when giving and receiving it The importance of having uncomfortable conversations Some reflections on addiction, in context to the character in Love Liza and other observations # If you'd like to hear another thoughtful conservation about screenwriting and story development, you might appreciate thisinterview with Golden Globe-winning producer Lindsay Doran, who helped develop icon filmsThis Is Spinal Tap, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Ghost. # Sponsor for this Episode Screenwriters Down South– We'rea screenwriting group in Baton Rouge. Some of our writers have written scripts that have been made into films with movie stars, written award-winning shorts, and worked at production companies or on film sets around the world. Screenwriters Down South on Meetup Facebook # Say hello: podcast@nsavides.com # Related Things BlueCat Screenplay Competition Facebook, Twitter, YouTube BlueCat success stories Gordy Hoffman on Instagram Screenplays for Love Lizaand Dog Bowl Watch Love Lizaand Dog Bowlon Amazon Ashley Scott Meyers interviews Gordy about Dog Bowlon sellingyourscreenplay.com Gordy interviews BlueCat winner (includes a reference to Morrissey!) The Independent's obituary for Philip Seymour Hoffman Scriptnotes episode with guest Aline Brosh McKennaabout the progress made in Hollywood after the Weinstein revelations. Shortcut for the podcast: nicksav.show Music for the show provided by Rob Costlow. # Books Mentioned Jugheadcomic book series Nightby Elie Wiesel # Shows & Movies Mentioned 27 Dresses Alien Almost Famous Animal House Annihilation Bicycle Thieves Boogie Nights Capote Citizen Kane Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Crazy Rich Asians Devil Wears Prada Get Out Godzilla Godfather Get Out Independence Day Jaws King Kong La Dulce Vita Love Liza The Master The Meg - reversals Mission: Impossible III Nutcracker and the Four Realms Owning Mahowny The Searchers The Seventh Seal Titanic Unforgiven We Bought a Zoo When Harry Met Sally # If You Liked the Show Sign up forThe nsavides Newsletter. Subscribe or leave an honest review: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Say hello on Twitter:@nsavidesPRO Thank you for visiting!

60 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Commentary: Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

Sundance-Winning Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

Gordy Hoffman's first produced feature screenplay, Love Liza, won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award when it premiered at Sundance. The film also featured a memorable performance from his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, his first starring role in a film. Dog Bowl, a short film that Gordy wrote and directed, also premiered at Sundance, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Gordy has also taught writing at prominent film institutions around the country including USC and UCLA. His background as an accomplished working writer gives his BlueCat Screenplay Competition some credibility, as does BlueCat's 20 year history of discovering and developing writers who gone on to find success in Hollywood. Some of the things we discuss include Why good feedback is important but difficult to give and receive How the BlueCat Screenplay Competition can help writers develop What it was like working with Philip Seymour Hoffman to bring Love Liza, a script about a man addicted to sniffing gasoline, to life Gordy's rant about one of Alamo Drafthouse's policies Where Gordy looks for inspiration # I had a number of takeaways from the conversation and things I wanted to expand upon, so I recorded my commentary as a separate track, which you can hear below or next in the podcast feed. # If you'd like to hear another thoughtful conservation about screenwriting and story development, you might appreciate thisinterview with Golden Globe-winning producer Lindsay Doran, who helped develop icon filmsThis Is Spinal Tap, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Ghost. # Sponsor for this Episode Screenwriters Down South– We'rea screenwriting group in Baton Rouge. Some of our writers have written scripts that have been made into films with movie stars, written award-winning shorts, and worked at production companies or on film sets around the world. Screenwriters Down South on Meetup Facebook # Say hello: podcast@nsavides.com # Related Things BlueCat Screenplay Competition Facebook, Twitter, YouTube BlueCat success stories Gordy Hoffman on Instagram Screenplays for Love Lizaand Dog Bowl Watch Love Lizaand Dog Bowlon Amazon Ashley Scott Meyers interviews Gordy about Dog Bowlon sellingyourscreenplay.com Gordy interviews BlueCat winner (includes a reference to Morrissey!) The Independent's obituary for Philip Seymour Hoffman Scriptnotes episode with guest Aline Brosh McKennaabout the progress made in Hollywood after the Weinstein revelations. Shortcut for the podcast: nicksav.show Music for the show provided by Rob Costlow. # Books Mentioned Jugheadcomic book series Nightby Elie Wiesel # Shows & Movies Mentioned 27 Dresses Alien Almost Famous Animal House Annihilation Bicycle Thieves Boogie Nights Capote Citizen Kane Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Crazy Rich Asians Devil Wears Prada Get Out Godzilla Godfather Get Out Independence Day Jaws King Kong La Dulce Vita Love Liza The Master The Meg - reversals Mission: Impossible III Nutcracker and the Four Realms Owning Mahowny The Searchers The Seventh Seal Titanic Unforgiven We Bought a Zoo When Harry Met Sally # If You Liked the Show Sign up forThe nsavides Newsletter. Subscribe or leave an honest review: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Say hello on Twitter:@nsavidesPRO Thank you for visiting!

89 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Sundance-Winning Screenwriter & BlueCat Founder Gordy Hoffman

Critic Turns Musician: Alex Cook from The Rakers

Alex V. Cookis a journalist and music critic who has written for an assortment of publications including The Believer, The Oxford American, DownBeat, and Paste Magazine. His book Darkness, Racket and Twang: Essential Listening from the Fringes of Popular and Unpopular Cultureis a compilation of his music essays, which includes commentary on artists ranging from Lou Reed to Bob Dylan to the Mountain Goats.He has also written a book on Louisiana's Juke joints, honky-tonks, and dance halls calledLouisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls. Alex also sings and plays guitar for The Rakers, a Baton Rouge band that has played at a number of prominent venues around town including The Baton Rouge Gallery. The band describes itself as "The thinking man's drinking band." He's one of the few critics I know of who started playing mu

130 MIN2018 AUG 24
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Critic Turns Musician: Alex Cook from The Rakers

New Orleans Music Documentary on Papa Grows Funk

Do U Want It?is a music documentary that tells the story of the New Orleans funk band, Papa Grows Funk, their residency at The Maple Leaf Bar,and then their indefinite hiatus that they announced in 2013. The film doesn't just capture a band in transition and the creative differences that came along though. It also offers an insider's glimpse into what makes the New Orleans music community so special, which the film sometimes accents with New Orleans-styled animation. No surprise then that the film won the audience award at the New Orleans Film Festival when it screened there in 2017. The film has also screened in festivals across the country includingSan Francisco Indie Fest, Oxford (Mississippi) Film Festival, and Chicago International Movies & Music Festival. Just a few weeks ago, the film wonBest Music Documentary at San Francisco's Frozen Film Festival. I had the chance to catch the

90 MIN2018 AUG 15
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New Orleans Music Documentary on Papa Grows Funk

Wumbo: Serious About Space-Rock Whimsy

Wumbois a word coined onSpongeBob SquarePants. It is also an indie-rcok band that The Advocaterecently included in their list of 10 bands to check out in Baton Rouge. The band has played at most of Baton Rouge's esteemed music venues including The Varsity, Spanish Moon, Mid City Ballroom, Happy's Irish Pub, 524 Studios, and more. In a few days they'll be starting their tour across the South and Midwest. There’s no blueprint to being a band.”- Jake Heflin The band describes their hard-to-pinpoint sound as "space-indie-rock-jazz-pop" and released their self-titled EP back in December 2017. I heard them play at 524 a few weeks ago and liked their show enough to invite them on the podcast and to pick up their EP, which has come to remind me of Radiohead's seminal album,OK Computer. I had the opportunity to interviewband members Kevin McCabe (drums), Jake Heflin (vocals, guitar), Mitchell Mob

93 MIN2018 JUL 17
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Wumbo: Serious About Space-Rock Whimsy

Filmmaking Conversation on Collaboration, Forgiveness, & Serendipity

FilmmakerJoshua Overbay's first film, As It Is in Heaven, was a Critics' Pick in The New York Timesand favorably reviewed on rogerebert.com. Luke & Jois Josh's third film, and it continues the tradition of exploring big questions while telling an intimate, character-driven story that Josh started with his first film. Nathaniel Glasswas one of the producers on As It Is in Heaven, and he returned as producer on Luke & Jo. This time around, he was also the director of photography, his first feature-length cinematography credit. The film has a memorable look, a testament to the work he did as a cinematographer and colorist. ... filmmaking is about telling truthful stories that change the world" - Nathaniel Glass Joshua and Nathaniel came on the podcast along with Andie Morgenlander, who was a co-writer, co-producer, costumer designer, and the lead actress in Luke & Jo. Having the three of th

110 MIN2018 JUN 24
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Filmmaking Conversation on Collaboration, Forgiveness, & Serendipity

Ashanti & Giancarlo Esposito Musical for Getting Unstuck

Michael Berryis the writer-director of Stuck, an original character-driven musical set in a New York subway that stars Giancarlo Esposito, whomBreaking Badfans might recognize as the cunning owner ofLos Pollos Hermanos. Giancarlo plays a very different character in Stuck:a mysterious, seemingly homeless man prone to break into song, who may or may not be on some kind of cosmic special assignment to impact the lives of the passengers who share his New York subway car. Someone breaking into a song is truly not the strangest thing that happens on subways." - Michael Berry It's an ensemble film, so all the main characters get their solos, and the film includes memorable performances from Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams), Arden Cho (Teen Wolf), Ashanti (Coach Carter), Gerard Canonico (Fred in the Broadway production of Groundhog Day), and Omar Chaparro (Overboard). Michael has a background in th

71 MIN2018 JUN 12
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Ashanti & Giancarlo Esposito Musical for Getting Unstuck

How to Write Songs for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, & Randy Travis

Some songwriters would kill for the chance to work with just one multi-platinum artist. Songwriter Brent Baxterhas worked with a handful of them. One of his songs even made it onto Rolling Stone's listof the 40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time. How does a songwriter get to write for multi-platinum artists, and what's it like writing songs for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Randy Travis? I brought Brent on the podcast to find out. You want to make friends you can rise with not friends you have to rise above." - Brent Baxter Some of the things that we discuss include How to write for songs for superstars Songs Brent admires for their craftsmanship How songwriters are like Special Forces Practical tips for moving to an industry hub like Nashville and getting connected with the community there The business side of being a songwriter and some challenges involved Why being a successful art

99 MIN2018 MAY 23
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How to Write Songs for Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, & Randy Travis

Louisiana International Film Festival Recap #LIFF2018

This year, I had the chance to interview several filmmakers screening films at the Louisiana International Film Festival. On this episode, I recap some of those interviews and share some of my experiences and takeaways from LIFF2018. Here are myprior interviews from #LIFF2018. On the recap below, I share some of the highlights from each interview, what it was like getting to screen my short at the festival, and some of the new discoveries and filmmaking observations, and life lessons I learned while attending. Films from LIFF2018 that I discuss on this episode include 1000 Year Flood And Then I Go Blaze Brimstone & Glory Cut Off Do U Want It Gabriel & the Mountain Hearts Beat Loud Larger Than Life: The Kevin Aucoin Story Mixed Signals (short) Mr. United States (short) Stay Woke (short) Stuck Tinker Through the Banks of the Red Cedar Want to learn more about one of the bands that played a

87 MIN2018 APR 26
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Louisiana International Film Festival Recap #LIFF2018

How $100,000 Kickstarter Campaign Became Crowd-Pleasing Sci-Fi #LIFF2018

My coverage of LIFF2018 continues withTinker producerTom Bhramayana.It was a sci-fi film that started as Kickstarter campaign which brought in over $100,000. A few year later, it has won 19 best-of awards at festivals around the country, and all three screenings atthis year's Louisiana International Film Festival have sold out. The term producer has many connotations, but Tom wasn't just in charge of getting the money. He was also one of the writers, did a voice-over for one of the character, and his other on-screen credits include unit production manager, line producer, travel coordinator, assistant editor, props, locations, and cast. All that to say, Tom has been intimately involved with Tinker from pre-production to post and foreign sales, and he offered lots of helpful filmmaking insights when we spoke a few days ago. It doesn't matter what your belief is, it doesn't matter how you w

53 MIN2018 APR 23
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How $100,000 Kickstarter Campaign Became Crowd-Pleasing Sci-Fi #LIFF2018
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