Best Filmmaking podcasts — Discussion and in-depth interviews with industry experts (Updated July 2018; image)
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The Close-Up
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The Close-Up is a weekly podcast produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more.
 
Topics will touch on all film formats (from pocket-sized 110 to medium format), do-it-yourself techniques, digital technologies, motion picture film making and more.
 
Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.
 
The No Film School Podcast is the audio channel of nofilmschool.com, the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required. Our podcasts feature interviews with leading filmmakers and industry authorities, check-ins from major film festivals, and our weekly news update, Indie Film Weekly.
 
Indie Film Hustle® is dedicated to showing you how to hack the film business. Interviews with Acadamy Award® / Oscar Winner and industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside of moviemaking and independent film with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love. We discuss cinematography, RED Camera, Arri Alexa, Blackmagic camera, post production, color grading, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, film festivals, editing, film crew ...
 
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Talkhouse Podcast
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Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.
 
Published since 1962, Film Comment magazine features in-depth reviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture.
 
Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your favorite up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We're all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. Each week we'll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. Matt Enlow is a director working in comedy. His we ...
 
Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.
 
Capturing Light Podcast is a Director of Photography’s Podcast that both inspires and educates filmmakers with cinematography tips, tools and techniques by other cinematographers from around the world. Learn about digital video and film cameras, lighting and camera equipment, the film industry, and listen to interviews with film industry professionals about their work on tv shows, commercials, films, music videos, web series, and documentaries.
 
Film academics Dr Dario Llinares and Dr Neil Fox introduce a live screening followed by an audience Q&A. The podcast also features interviews with filmmakers, scholars, writers and actors who debate all aspects of cinema and film culture.
 
The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.
 
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Director's Club
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Bi-weekly podcast, with bonus episodes and interviews throughout, that center around the work of one movie director per show. Hosted by Jim Laczkowski with a rotating line-up of guests and friends. Pop Culture Club is a spin-off show that will be getting its own .rss feed very soon!
 
Each week Dave interviews a working professional from the film & tv industry from Academy Award Winners to indie filmmakers just starting out, there's something in the podcast for everyone!
 
This is the radio documentary anthology series about filmmaking, cinema, and the creative arts. Every week we bring you personal, passionate, and sometimes provocative stories from filmmakers and artists all over the globe; stories that will help you mature as an artist and find more fulfillment in your craft and career. NoFilmSchool called this "The filmmaking podcast we've all been waiting for." // Filmmaking is the ONE art form into which all other art forms are absorbed. Photography. Gra ...
 
The Artful Camera (formerly The Digital Convergence Podcast) is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography and filmmaking.
 
Welcome to the Film Trooper Podcast, ranked the #1 movie making podcast on iTunes! We empower the filmmaking entrepreneur. Why? Because film production is no longer a barrier … anyone can make a film. Film distribution is no longer a barrier … anyone can sell their film directly to the world. Film sales and marketing are the last barriers! To rise above the noise of the internet is the challenge — this is the podcast that explores these topics to help you, the filmmaking entrepreneur.
 
Every Thursday, Noam shares valuable insight into the world of micro-budget filmmaking, geared towards true DIY filmmakers looking to get out there and create their own films.
 
Filmmakers Drinking Bourbon is an entertaining podcast hosted by working filmmakers Alexander Elkins and Brandon Faris. Every week the guys review a different bourbon then answer the questions: What have you been watching? What are you working on? What are you excited about?The hosts feature an impressive list of industry leading special guests who regularly giveaway gear and swag bags.If you enjoy filmmaker talk about cinematography, producing, directing, gear, project breakdowns, movie ban ...
 
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Filmmaking Sucks
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In the process of becoming a professional filmmaker, you make a lot of mistakes along the way. For 30 minutes each week (or longer, who knows?), we'll run down all of our past mistakes, and talk about how we fixed them, so hopefully, you don't make those same mistakes.
 
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Directors Notes
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Directors Notes is an interview podcast dedicated to independent filmmaking in all its wondrous forms, lengths and styles. The show digs deep into the what, how and why of the world's best filmmaking in the only way that counts - by hearing directly from those talented individuals who have successfully taken their ideas from concept to screen.
 
Movie Heaven Movie Hell is a show where filmmakers Simon Aitken (BLOOD + ROSES, POST-ITS, MODERN LOVE) and Keith Eyles (FEAR VIEW, DRIVEN INSANE, CROSSED LINES) go through the A-Z of directors. Simon and Keith talk about their favourite and least favourite film from that director's body of work.
 
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Our Week In Video
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Experienced British videographers Ben Bruton-Cox and Richard Shelton discuss their week in video. From weddings to commercial and promotional videos they will let you know what they came up against.
 
Indie filmmakers, actors and screenwriters that are passionate about creating socially conscious content, learn, get inspired and get motivated to create projects with a purpose! Through interviews and solo lessons from industry experts you will learn how to create, produce, market and distribute your socially conscious projects. The Indie Film Tribe podcast will also shine a light on creators of color, women and other under represented artist's. Building an online tribe of artists that supp ...
 
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The Film Project
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The Film Project podcast is a weekly show made by filmmakers for anyone who has a love of movies, filmmaking, and the arts. Hosts Jason McKee, Tom Dineen, Juan Mas, Shaun Springer, and Brandon Smith discuss topics like Hollywood cinema, film industry news, indie-film projects, while also highlighting local filmmakers, projects, art events and hosting special guests from the film industry and arts community.The Film Project podcast is an extension of the Spokane Film Project, a non-profit org ...
 
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UCB Digital Podcast
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A behind-the-scenes look at comedy filmmaking featuring conversations with creators about their craft in a converging digital media landscape. Expect to hear from a varied group of industry professionals (writers, directors, actors and more) who shed light on their unique creative process.
 
The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about making films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Often guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. ...
 
The Filmback Podcast is dedicated to striving and thriving filmmakers. You host, Claire Tanner chats with individuals working in the film industry to learn from their journey and to help you further your own success by avoiding mistakes her guests have made. Consider Claire your friend, partner, cheerleader and her guests your mentors. Filmback is short for filmmaker feedback, and that's what Claire's all about. Just think of these episodes like mini master classes. What are you waiting for? ...
 
A boutique podcast about DIY filmmaking from the Mountains of Tennessee.
 
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How to direct indie films with Simon Rumley who talks with Giles Alderson about how he made his latest feature films Fashionista, Crowhurst and Once Upon A Time in London. And he tells us about his Hollywood experience making Johnny Frank Garret’s Last Stand and the dramas that surrounded the film. How he met many influential and future collabo ...…
 
It’s very hard to make a film about music that’s better than actually just listening to music. That’s the challenge co-directors T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch took on in A Tuba to Cuba, a documentary the revered New Orleans Jazz band as they travel to post-embargo Cuba. NFS writer Oakley Anderson Moore sat down with Herrington and producer N ...…
 
Chris Ford is an advertising writer and Creative Director. Ten years ago, he took a break from agency life to make a feature film, The Village Barbershop starring John Ratzenberger (Cheers). He hasn't made another film since. We talk to him about the geneBy podcast@makingmoviesishard.com (Timothy Plain & Alrik Bursell Filmmakers | Filmmaking | Producing | Screenwriting | Directing | Acting | Films | Film Festivals | Indie Film |).
 
Once in a while a director comes along with such an original and distinctive vision that you can return to his work again and again and continue to discover new depths. Robert Altman is such a director and has inspired us to release our first Director's Club Redux episode. In Part 1, we cover the maverick director's breakout blockbuster M*A*S*H ...…
 
Film Photography Podcast Episode 192 - July 15, 2018 Topics: Minolta Hi-Matic G, What is Panchromatic Film, Additive Color, Listener letters and More! Visit our main site and on-line store: https://filmphotographyproject.com
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
Maximizing Your Doc Life with Pedram Shojai, OMD Pedram Shojai has been embodying the doc life now for years. In fact, one might argue that he was doing so even before he was making documentaries, building his life to his passions of Taoism, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and practicing Oriental medicine. A few years ago, Pedram combined these passions and ...…
 
Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, filmmaker Stephen Schible discuss their new film RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA with writer Sasha Frere-Jones after an opening weekend screening here at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The film is now playing. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here. www.filmlinc.org…
 
Filmmaking is one of the toughest businesses to work in, as there is no clear path to success and a tremendous amount of competition. The amount of turnover in the industry is staggering, and many aspiring filmmakers only make one or two films before they call it quits. In order to succeed in film, it's clear you need to play the long game. It ...…
 
This week we are joined by animator Chris Darling to talk about the history of CGI (Computer Generated Images). We talk about the first films in which CGI appeared to the development of the craft through the years to the big films of today, where every scene has CGI in it. Movie Heaven Movie Hell is a show where filmmakers Simon Aitken (BLOOD + ...…
 
This week we sit down with Jeffrey Giles, a sales rep for Automatic Entertainment. Jeffrey helps to produce movies, finance them, and take them out into the marketplace to sell to distributors. In this episode Jeffrey breaks down what distributors are looking for in films and how he personally determines what projects to take on. You can learn ...…
 
On the heels of covering each other’s music as part of Joyful Noise Recordings’ very cool Cause & Effect series, Devendra Banhart and Tim Kinsella (Joan Of Arc) sat down to record a Talkhouse Podcast episode about the project. They touch on it for a moment and then, as one might expect from such restless and prolific artists, veer away, never t ...…
 
Jon Fusco, Erik Luers and Charles Haine are here this week to help you identify a few dozen film festivals that need to be on your radar, go bananas over just how many billions of dollars Netflix is spending in 2018 and Nicolas Winding Refn's shocking accusation about the film industry. In gear news, we get serious about some security measures ...…
 
“In just a few years’ time, they’ve become both requisite filmmaking tools and regrettable freighters of cliché. Drone shots are easily recognizable not because drone cameras have a single, easily definable use, but because nearly everyone’s using them the same way: god’s-eye view of a landscape, smooth gliding (heaven forbid there’s a jerk or ...…
 
No Film School Needed – Direct & Sell Six Features in Two Years with Elizabeth Blake-Thomas I have an inspirational treat for you today. On the show, we have writer/producer/director Elizabeth Blake-Thomas. She has recently financed, written, directed and sold six feature films in the past two years, with no professional film school training. E ...…
 
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two of the most exciting emerging writer-directors of the moment sit down together for a chat at the Sundance Film Festival. The filmmakers in question – Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose Monsters and Men is forthcoming this fall, and Boots Riley, frontman of the Coup and mastermind behind the current ...…
 
*This episode contains strong language To coincide with his exhibition at CAST Cornwall as part of the Groundwork programme, we teamed up with Groundwork and CAST, and the Thomas Dane Gallery in London to record artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen in conversation with Nicholas Serota at the WTW Plaza Cinema in Truro and are honoured to share tha ...…
 
Making ‘Of Gods and Warriors’ an Indie action adventure with director and screenwriter David LG Hughes. He talks how he made the film, got the cast and got a cinematic release. Joined by Giles Alderson and Christian James who talk about ‘Fanged Up’ being released on the 30th July and Giles’ new producing job on new feature film ‘Cassette’. Davi ...…
 
An assistant director is a key crew member and one that's often misunderstood by people outside the industry. Hilton Day tells us what he's learned about assistant directing over the last 6 years including his work on "Sorry to Bother You"By alrik@bursellproductions.com (Alrik and Timothy).
 
Emmy-winning director Madeline Sackler, Cinematographer Wolfgang Held (BRÜNO, PARTICLE FEVER) , and actor/producer Boyd Holbrook (LOGAN, NARCOS) join No Film School’s Liz Nord to share how they pulled off one of the most amazing behind-the-scenes production stories we've ever heard. Their narrative feature O.G. and documentary IT’S A HARD TRUTH ...…
 
Director Brad Golowin is back in the booth, but this time we're drinking Brandy while discussing music video production; from shooting on anamorphics to creating treatments, finding the perfect budget, trick shots, and re-purposing old footage.
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part Two It’s that time again to turn our attention to breaking down the barriers of that ever-elusive filmmaking animal that we’ve all come to respect and love, but few of us truly understand… the film festival. Last year, we ran a two-part special on the subject of the film festival for the documentary f ...…
 
In this episode, we talk about: Working in a mid-size town. Owning a production company vs. freelancing. Director of Photography: Josiah Sjöström http://www.josiahsjostrom.com/ http://www.bonzamedia.com/ https://www.facebook.com/josiahsjostrom https://www.instagram.com/josiahsjostrom/ If you haven’t subscribe to my YouTube channel: Thank you fo ...…
 
This week we are joined by Ben Shockley and Mark Noyce to talk about their film, THE BLAZING CANNONS, a buddy cop film that pokes fun at the 70s cop genre. We also asked Ben and Mark to pick their choices for Movie Heaven Movie Hell from 70s films. The film under discussion are HALLOWEEN, THE BROOD, DIRTY HARRY and BLAZING MAGNUM (aka STRANGE S ...…
 
Whether you've sent in questions via email, voicemail, or carrier pigeon, fear not because Oren and Matt are here to help. Tune in as our intrepid hosts take on your listener questions. They cover topics like when it’s time to hire a lawyer and agent, how to promote yourself at film festivals, and how to make the most out of a summer in LA. And ...…
 
For the Independence Day break, we revisit one of our favorite Talkhouse Podcast episodes of the past year, a conversation recorded live at Sonos' flagship store in Soho NYC featuring Mr Show and Arrested Development's David Cross chatting with two of his longtime friends, comedian and hip-hop star Jean Grae and Fabrizio Moretti, the drummer fr ...…
 
In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, Erik Luers, and Charles Haine discuss how the extension of California’s Production Tax Credits is affecting the film and TV business, and the fate of ‘Supersize Me 2’ in the wake of director Morgan Spurlock’s sexual assault accusations. We also say a sad goodbye ...…
 
Marc Price is writer, director, camera operator, editor & producer of COLIN, which was internationally renowned for its minuscule production budget and became known as the ‘£45/$70 feature film’. Told entirely from the perspective of a sympathetic zombie, COLIN received a wealth of critical acclaim and screened at the Cannes Film Festival as we ...…
 
“Audiences will enjoy Sorry to Bother You in one go, but the film invites and can stand up to multiple viewings, in much the same way that complex rap lyrics benefit from repeated plays and familiarity gained from memorization,” Ina Diane Archer writes in our July/August issue. “Boots Riley is, by his own definition, a storyteller—a socially co ...…
 
Film Photography Podcast Episode 191 - July 4, 2018 Topics include: Fuji Instax Square, the new Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 camera, Community darkrooms and the Obscura Darkroom coming to Union NJ, Packard Shutter on-line, Jim Austin's Jimages, Kodak S-Series 100EF Camera, Listener Letters and much more! Show Notes: https://filmphotographyproject ...…
 
During the 17th New York Asian Film Festival (continuing through July 15th), Masato Harada delivered a master class. He was honored this year with this year's Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here.www.filmlinc.org
 
Rebel without a Crew – $7000 Feature Film Robert Rodriguez Style with Alejandro Montoya Marin Today on the show we have writer/director Alejandro Montoya Marin. He had the pleasure of being selected to be a director on Robert Rodriguez’s Rebel without a Crew Television Show. If you’ve been following me at all over the past… The post IFH 252: Re ...…
 
Screenwriters Namita Kabilas and Jonny Grant join host and fellow screenwriter Giles Alderson to talk how they actually write their scripts. Where to get inspiration and keep writing even when you don’t want to. When and where to write and Understanding how story structure. Joining director, screenwriter and host Giles Alderson is Jonny Grant w ...…
 
Sarah Fennel is a photographer and founder of Foodtography School where she teaches her students how to master the skill of food photography. She joins commercial director and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to talk about her career, creating her brand, and tons of tips you can use now to enhance your own food photography. The Go Creative Sho ...…
 
Debra Granik is perhaps best known for her casting and direction of Jennifer Lawrence’s breakout role in WINTER’S BONE, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture in 2011. In her latest, LEAVE NO TRACE, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year and is now hitting theaters, her casting is spot-on once again with a new young actress Th ...…
 
Remi Lacoste is a game director that just wrapped the upcoming "Shadow of the Tomb Raider." He shares insights into the production of video games and how he achieves some of the most cinematic and emotional storytelling happening in games today.By podcast@makingmoviesishard.com (Timothy Plain & Alrik Bursell Filmmakers | Filmmaking | Producing | Screenwriting | Directing | Acting | Films | Film Festivals | Indie Film |).
 
In this episode, we discover what happens when a CGI artist and his wife double down on a Kickstarter campaign to make their short film series featuring a lot of CGI shots. Listen in as Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb interviews CGI Artist and filmmaker, Miguel Ortega, on his film series, "The Ningyo". The post 151: How Do You Start Your CGI Film ...…
 
*This episode contains strong language Andrew Kötting is a unique voice in British Audio-Visual culture and after seeing and admiring much of his work it was a great pleasure to welcome him onto the podcast to introduce his enigmatic new film Lek and the Dogs. Loosely based Hattie Naylor's play Ivan and the Dogs, itself the true story of a Russ ...…
 
Film Photography Podcast Episode 190 – July 1, 2018 Topics: Tynar 16mm, the Super Ikonta 531/16, B&W Reversal Films, Ferrania P30 Book of the Show, Listener Letters and so much more! Show notes https://filmphotographyproject.com/podcast/ FPP On-Line Store https://filmphotographystore.com/
 
Director Amy Scott discusses his film with fellow director Chuck Workman. Set against the backdrop of "New Hollywood" in the 1970s, the film celebrates the life and work of director Hal Ashby whose filmography includes Coming Home, Harold and Maude, Shampoo, and Being There. Ashby's obsessive genius but uncompromising nature became an archetypa ...…
 
Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part One It’s that time again to turn our attention to breaking down the barriers of that ever-elusive filmmaking animal that we’ve all come to respect and love, but few of us truly understand… the film festival. Last year, we ran a two-part special on the subject of the film festival for the documentary f ...…
 
For many New York moviegoers, the past few weeks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center have virtually belonged to Luchino Visconti. The retrospective has included established landmarks such as Rocco and His Brothers, The Leopard, Death in Venice, and Ossessione, but it’s also fostered rediscovery of Ludwig, The Stranger, The Damned, and more. T ...…
 
How to Get Your Indie Film on Netflix with Neil Ames Today on the show we have Neil Ames from Distribber. Neil is the Netflix Yoda over at Distribber. He’s been working with Netflix since before they were a streaming juggernaut. I wanted Neil to come on the show and pull back the curtain on… The post IFH 251: How to Get Your Indie Film on Netfl ...…
 
Join us for a conversation with rockstar comedy director, Peter Atencio. Not only has he directed every episode of Key and Peele, but he's also directed for Last Man On Earth, the movie Keanu, and is currently working on a new pilot for ABC. Listen in for some hilarious anecdotes about working on Key and Peele, as well as a candid discussion ab ...…
 
Hear Brazilian filmmakers João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa discuss their film ARABY, which is now playing here at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here. www.filmlinc.org
 
We continue to celebrate the release of BLADE RUNNER, 36 years ago this week, by talking about the cult classic. We are joined by filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika to talk about how we originially saw the film and what the it means to us. Movie Heaven Movie Hell is a show where filmmakers Simon Aitken (BLOOD + ROSES, POST-ITS, MODERN LOVE) and Kei ...…
 
Natalie Prass' new LP, The Future and The Past, has been a long time in the making. Reeling from the results of 2016's presidential election, Prass made a last-minute decision to cancel the recording sessions she'd booked with producer Matthew E. White, feeling that the songs she'd written about a breakup had to be replaced with new ones which ...…
 
In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss how Instagram’s new IGTV service prompted YouTube to give more benefits to video creators, and other news from the massive VidCon event. We also cover the largest addition to the Academy of Motion Pictures ever, and yet another new addition ...…
 
We celebrate the release of BLADE RUNNER, 36 years ago this week, by talking about the film and it's sequel. First up is an in-depth discussion of the sequel, BLADE RUNNER 2049. We are joined by scriptwriter Antonia McGuire and storyboard artist Jaeson Finn to give our thoughts on the film and was it worthy follow up to the original classic. SP ...…
 
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