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Chinese Co Productions with Larry Namer

Larry Namer is an entertainment and media entrepreneur who co-founded E! Entertainment Television and Movies USA Magazine. He has also founded several other media companies around the globe and currently heads Metan Global Entertainment Group. Find out more about Larry’s work at To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at You can also find Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on instagram...


Live at AFM - Monetizing Digital Streaming

Matthew Joubert is a Marketing Manager at Shift72, an OTT media management and delivery platform. I met him at AFM and we talked about how to distribute and monetize your films. You can visit them at and find them on Facebook and Twitter @Shift72. To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at You can also find Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on instagram at laurapowers44.


Creators of Blumhouse Movie CAM at DFF

I met up with writer Isa Mazzei and director Daniel Goldhaber at the Denver Film Festival to talk about their recent psychological thriller, CAM. You can find them on Twitter: Daniel @chronopictures, Isa @isaiswrong, as well as @camthefilm. To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at You can also find Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on instagram at laurapowers44.


41st DFF with Neil Truglio

Neil Truglio has been with the Denver Film Society for thirteen years as the Director of Marketing and PR. After departing the organization in 2008 to seek an opportunity to teach in the public school, he returned this year as the Education Director to bring cinematic education programs to the community of Denver. Neil continues to be an avid part of the theatre and filmmaking communities of Denver as both an artist and educator. His work with the organization Modest Arts has been...


Look Don't Tell with Jeanne Faget Stephens

Jeanne is the founder of Belles Fetes Productions and the director/producer of Look Don’t Tell, an immersive experience in New Orleans celebrating the city’s tricentennial. Learn more at, on Facebook at, and Instagram, and Twitter @lookdonttell. If you are in the New Orleans area, be sure to check out screenings of Look Don't Tell: (11/9)...


Tips from Story Analyst Joanna Ke

Joanna Ke is an award-winning filmmaker that thrives in the industry fas an actor, writer, professional script reader, and producer. As a professional script reader and story analyst, Joanna has read hundreds of screenplays for studios, producers, and screenwriters. Her experience as an actor helps her have a keen eye for character and dialogue while her own experience as a writer helps her understand the creative process when consulting on a script. Learn more at...


Ms. in the Biz with Helenna Santos

Founded in 2013 by actor/writer/producer Helenna Santos, Ms. In The Biz is the go-to resource for female entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry, focusing on creating career success while living a purpose-filled, passionate life.The site has a readership of almost half a million people all over the globe and hosts various events and meetup. Learn more at and follow Helenna on Instagram @helennamsantos. To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website...


Adam Chester - Playing with Elton John

Adam Chester works as a professional composer, arranger, pianist and singer/songwriter. Since 2005, he’s earned the title of the “Surrogate Elton John”, working exclusively with Sir Elton and his band as Elton’s only “stand-in” on the piano and vocals for various rehearsals, sound checks and concert appearances. Adam also composes, arranges and conducts for Elton. In 2007, Adam conducted the Brooklyn Youth Chorus in concert at Madison Square Garden for Elton’s 60th Birthday Concert, and in...


From Drummer to Artist - Prescott Ellison

Prescott Ellison is a Grammy Award-winning drummer who has toured and recorded with artists including Brian McKnight, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Earth, Wind, and Fire. He is also an author of books on health and fitness as well as the inventor of The Body Bench. Learn more about his company Ellison Lifestyle Group at and find him on Instagram @prescottellison as well as on Facebook and Youtube. You can connect with Laura at, on...


Horror Filmmaking with Mick Garris

Mick Garris is a filmmaker and author best known for his Stephen King adaptations and creating the "Masters Of Horror" television series. He is also the creator of the Post Mortem with Mick Garris podcast where he interviews directors of horror films. You can find the podcast on iTunes or any other service and follow the show on Instagram @postmortemgram, on Twitter @postmortemmg, and on Facebook at Post Mortem with Mick Garris. You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook...


Transmedia and Writing Bestsellers with Mark Stay

London-based bestselling author and screenwriter Mark Stay is the host of the Bestseller Experiment podcast. He co-wrote the screenplay “Robot Overlords” which became a $21m movie with Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson. Having worked in publishing for over twenty years, Mark is an “author-on-the-inside” and has seen the beauties and harsh realities of the publishing industry. Learn more at, find them on social media @bestsellerxp, and follow Mark @markstay on...


New York Rights Fair with Krista Rafanello

Krista Rafanello is the show manager for the New York Rights Fair, a new copyright trade and licensing show dedicated to publishing, international rights and licensing. The show, scheduled for May 30 – June 1, 2018, will bring US publishers and agents together with their global counterparts. The event is a way to celebrate the artistry, creativity, and innovation of the world’s publishing community. Learn more at You can connect with Laura at...


The Concessionaires Must Die with Zaki Rubenstein

Zaki is the director of the recently released film The Concessionaires Must Die, now available on iTunes at In this interview she shares how it came about, the challenges of distribution in today’s VOD marketplace, and persevering in pursuit of your dream. Learn more about the film at and find them on Facebook @TheConcessionaires. You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on...


Microtheater and Immersive Theater with Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller is the curator of Off-Center at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts where he upends audience expectations with tradition-breaking theatrical experiences. I connected with Charlie at a Playwright Slam event at the DCPA. Learn more at and connect with Laura at, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram @laurapowers44.


Create Your Own Career in Hollywood with Alexandra Boylan

Alexandra Boylan is back on the show to talk about her book, "Create Your Own Career in Hollywood", which is now available on Amazon, as well as some additional words of wisdom. She has written, produced, and acted in several films. She wrote the screenplay for the recent action/adventure film "At Your Own Risk" directed by John K.D. Graham. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram @alexandraboylan and on Twitter @aboylan4. You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook,...


Documentary Film-Making Tips with Jeff Witzeman

Jeff Witzeman is the director of the recent film Cancer Can Be Killed, which explores alternative, non-toxic treatment options for cancer. Learn more at You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram @laurapowers44.


Mark Pellington and Nostalgia at PSFF

Mark Pellington is an American film director, writer, and producer. He worked at MTV from 1984–1990 winning awards as promo producer and created the landmark TV show Buzz. He became a freelance director in 1990 doing videos for U2, Crystal Waters, De la Soul and Pearl Jam. His video for Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" won many MTV awards in 1993. In 1994, his Music Video for Whale's song "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" won the inaugural MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video. He then directed Arlington Road...


Film Powered with Jen McGowan

Jen McGowan is a director based in Los Angeles. Her first feature KELLY & CAL (starring Juliette Lewis, Cybill Shepherd & Jonny Weston) premiered at SXSW Film Festival where she won the Gamechanger Award. The film was released by IFC Films to rave reviews. Entertainment Weekly described her work as having "the unhurried, naturalistic instincts of Nicole Holofcener or Alexander Payne". McGowan got her start with award-winning short films, CONFESSIONS OF A LATE BLOOMER and TOUCH, both of which...


International Shooting Dos and Don'ts with Elliot Kotek

Elliot V. Kotek is an Australian award-winning producer, filmmaker, and photographer, as well as CEO and founder of The Nation of Artists and founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema. To learn more about his work check out He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema magazine. You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram @laurapowers44.


Breaking the Rules with Pilar Alessandra

Pilar Alessandra is the director of the screenwriting and TV writing program On the Page®, host of the popular On the Page Podcast and author of the top-selling book “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” She started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG and, in 2001, opened the On the Page Writers’ Studio in Los Angeles where she directs her screenwriting and TV writing program On the Page®. Her students and clients have written for The Walking Dead, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy,...