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Wealthy Teachers

Drs. Lindsay and Derek Padilla

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Dr. Lindsay Padilla and Dr. Derek Padilla explore the teaching and business lives of their guests as well as their own backgrounds. And how these two identities shape one another. Each interview traces the story behind their choices, the challenges they faced, and the mindset it takes to start a business (whether on the side or to leave teaching for good). If you've ever felt bound by the walls of your institution, then you'll want to listen to these stories of your fellow teaching misfits w ...
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Film Center News

Derek Johnson II and Nicholas Killian

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In a world of celebrity gossip news, Film Center is a weekly podcast that's about the facts. Hosted by writer-director Derek Johnson II (@derek.johnsonii) and actor Nicholas Killian (@nicholaskilliann) they talk about movies and TV in a way that’s informative and entertaining. They cut out the fluff and stick to what makes projects sink or swim. Tune in to stay up to date on studio news and learn how professionals navigate Hollywood!
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Derrick Johnson and Nicholas Killian delve into a candid discussion on their experiences with D-Box theater seats while weaving in a broader narrative about the evolution of movie-watching experiences, technology integration in theaters, and the implications of these changes for audiences and the film industry. They contrast D-Box's motion seats wi…
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Darlene Barrios, a production supervisor, as she discusses her journey in the entertainment industry. From managing office operations to working closely with clients like Disney and Paramount, Darlene shares insights into the behind-the-scenes world of post-production and digital asset management. Learn about her experiences interacting with celebr…
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This past weekend, we caught up with graphic artist Ozzy da Vyrus at LA Comic-con 2023! He gives us his take on the creating great art in this climate. Cinematic art styles are starting to all look the same. He tells us how he gets his art to look so unique and effectively draw a crowd. Previously working for rappers like Gucci, you're not going to…
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Lindsay Turner, a fire dancer, is interviewed by Film Center. Lindsay shares her background and expertise in practical effects for fire dancing and using practical fire on film. Film Center also discuss fire safety protocols, the transition from practical to digital fire in film and TV, and the challenges of creating realistic digital fire effects.…
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Elliot is a writer and a PA at a major studio who is finally able to get back to work. We ask him about the transition back into the thick of it. We cover various topics including frustration with a phone call, the importance of being comfortable in uncomfortable situations, past language experiences, career progression, job security, and appreciat…
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This week on Film Center, we talk Taylor! Taylor Swift's concert movie, "The Eras Tour," has become the highest-grossing concert movie ever, surpassing Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber's films. The success is attributed to Taylor Swift's dedicated fan base. However, the movie did not meet projected expectations due to minimal marketing and rowdy t…
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This episode of Film Center we interview Indie Producer Andrea Michelle, the organizer of the Pembroke Tarel Arts and Film Festival. We discuss the importance of sound in films and how filmmakers often overlook it. We also talk about the changing landscape! Listen in to this episode of Film Center! This episode was recorded at Priscilla's In Burban…
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Film Center discusses the recent unionization of VFX artists at Walt Disney Pictures, highlighting the challenges they face including long hours, tight deadlines, low benefits, and lack of job security. It mentions that Disney has contracts preventing employees from unionizing and the lack of attention given to the post-production industry. Check o…
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This week Film Center discuss why the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) won't go on strike. Out of all the unions, they're one of the most powerful! Also as a bonus, we got invited to check out Regal Cinema's Screen X! Listen in to find out all the details on this special double episode of Film Center!…
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Bob Iger is at it again. Derek Johnson II and Nicholas Killian discuss Disney's Q3 earnings call, expressing skepticism about the company's claim of improving quality while cutting costs and criticizing their lack of support for creatives. They also discuss the impact of ongoing strikes and highlight Disney's strong performance on Disney Plus and d…
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Film Center discusses the success and challenges of subscription services in the entertainment industry, using MoviePass as an example of a failed service. They mention positive experiences with AMC Stubs and suggest offering early access to movies to increase subscription appeal. Listen in as we give another important update!…
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We discuss the potential impact of the ongoing writer's and actor's strikes on the upcoming Oscars. We speculate on the absence of certain elements if the strikes continue and address the declining viewership and potential financial loss for the Academy and ABC. We suggest that the strikes could present an opportunity for the Academy to address iss…
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Film Center discuss WGA and SAG concerns including pay, healthcare, and the exploitation of actors' likeness through body scanning technology. The difficulties of becoming SAG eligible as challenges in maintaining health insurance, marketing through social media, and the financial impact of the strike on studios. They address concerns about AI repl…
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Film Center discuss the age at which an actor is considered too old to be an action star. They debate the definition of an action star and mention actors like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keanu Reeves, and Tom Cruise. They also discuss how certain actors are primarily known for their action movies while others have a broader range of …
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Live action Spider-man vs Animated Spiderman: With the success of “Across the Spider-verse”, it appears that Sony has another Spider-man franchise on its hands. How will this one stack up against the others? Will it succeed or end in another flop and reboot? Listen in and find out!By Derek Johnson II and Nicholas Killian
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The Fast and the Furious take off this May with Fast X! With the announcement of Kung Fu Panda's fourth installment, Film Center takes a look at franchise longevity. Fast X is sure to make money as the 10th installment, but can Kung Fu Panda pull off a fourth masterpiece? Why do some franchises last while the good die young? Listen in to find out i…
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Mario and Sonic! An age-old rivalry that now includes the big screen! Hot off the Mario movie's smash success at the box office and with Sonic 3 finally announced, Film Center takes a look at which film franchise will come out on top. Mario has had trouble in the past, but is this finally the movie that will bring him to stardom? Listen in as we di…
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Check out http://podcastyourcourse.com/ to add a private podcast feed to your course. Note: This episode is a week late! I'd blame tech, but who am I kidding?? I probably messed up the scheduling ;) Connect with Lindsay and Derek, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers' Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging…
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Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Barry, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers' Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging/ Share the show with others by pointing them towards wealthyteachers.com About Barry: Leading growth and change at the nexus of management, marketing, data and technology. Innovator, strategist …
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Check out http://podcastyourcourse.com/ to add a private podcast feed to your course! Connect with Lindsay and Derek, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers' Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging/ Share the show with others by pointing them towards wealthyteachers.com Music: Helios by Romos…
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Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Ed, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers' Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging/ Share the show with others by pointing them towards wealthyteachers.com About Ed: Ed Troxell is one of those entrepreneurs, best known for breaking technology down and for making online business e…
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Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Sarah, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers' Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging/ Share the show with others by pointing them towards wealthyteachers.com About Sarah: Dr Sarah McKay is an increasingly influential brain health commentator, neuroscientist, TEDx speaker and TV …
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