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Host Brian Norris interviews working professionals in all areas of the entertainment industry. These free-flowing, candid conversations demystify the craft, business, and day-to-day of a career in Hollywood.

Host Brian Norris interviews working professionals in all areas of the entertainment industry. These free-flowing, candid conversations demystify the craft, business, and day-to-day of a career in Hollywood.
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Host Brian Norris interviews working professionals in all areas of the entertainment industry. These free-flowing, candid conversations demystify the craft, business, and day-to-day of a career in Hollywood.

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English


Episodes

14. Kenna Wright on "Palms"

11/14/2019
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Kenna Wright (Veronica Mars, Grown-ish) is the writer/director/producer of the award winning short film "Palms." Brian talks with Kenna about the making of the film and her experience as a first time filmmaker. We deep dive the thorough preparation that served her through the process, how she auditioned and directed her child lead actress, and the importance of being able to say "I don't know" without worry. This episode is great for all filmmakers and those actors interested in taking the...

Duration:03:07:41

13. "Oh, Baby!"

11/11/2019
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Kate Morgan Chadwick (Major Crimes) and Brooke Trantor (Yours and Mine) are the primary creative team behind the award winning short film "Oh, Baby!" Recently, "Oh, Baby!" won Best Actress, Best Comedy, and the Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the JRS Film Festival. These brilliant multi-hyphenates stop by the show to talk about the nuts and bolts of making "Oh, Baby!" from development and fundraising to production and the festival circuit. For More On "Oh, Baby!" visit their Instagram:...

Duration:00:38:25

12. Adam Ray

11/7/2019
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Adam Ray (The Heat, American Vandal, MadTV) stops by to talk about his new standup album READ THE ROOM, how he gets his joke writing done, and his advice for starting out in comedy. Check out all things Adam at www.adamraycomedy.com including his album READ THE ROOM and his podcast ABOUT LAST NIGHT. For More On Adam: Instagram: @AdamRayComedy Twitter: @AdamRayComedy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3066532/ Follow Industry Town on Social Media: Instagram: @IndustryTownPodcast Twitter:...

Duration:01:36:57

Episode 11 - Gerard Sandoval

11/4/2019
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Headshots! A right of passage every actor must embrace many times over. Today Brian welcomes brilliant photographer Gerard Sandoval to the show to share what he's learned from years of shooting actors. We get real detailed on how to choose a photographer, how to prep for your shoot, what to do if you get stiff, and how much the whole thing should cost. We also get into Jerry's style and work, including his dream shooting location. Use promo code INDUSTRY TOWN before 11/18 to book a session...

Duration:01:06:18

BONUS EPISODE: Best of the 1st 10 Episodes

10/31/2019
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We're 10 episodes in! Here's a supercut of my favorite moments from the first ten. There's a mix of great and practical advice, creative inspiration, and hilarious Hollywood stories. Bad audition stories with Patrick Cavanaugh (1:35), Jeff Witzke learns talks closeup technique with Hugh Jackman (7:50), making the jump from shorts to features with Leah McKendrick (11:55), Randall Park on screen acting and playing Kim Jong Un (16:55), Stefanie Black shares the magic of unemployment insurance...

Duration:02:31:16

Episode 10 - Stefanie Black

10/27/2019
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Stephanie Black (Casual, Scandal) seems to be doing it all. She's a prolific film & tv actress who moonlights as the the artistic director of a successful theatre company and still finds time to become a self-taught filmmaker. She talks with Brian about what's on her plate now, early survival jobs, her work at IAMA, and her transition into filmmaking. For more on IAMA Theatre and their current production A KID LIKE JAKE, please visit http://www.iamatheatre.com Instagram: @iamatheatre...

Duration:00:56:27

Episode 9 - Randall Park

10/21/2019
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If you don't know Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat, The Interview) already, I don't know what to tell you. We sat down to chat about writing, producing, and starring in his own Netflix rom-com "Always Be My Maybe" with Ali Wong, what it's like to rap battle James Van Der Beek, and daily rituals to stay creative and grateful. Stream "Always Be My Maybe" on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80202874 Catch up on "Fresh Off The Boat"...

Duration:01:02:14

Episode 8 - Jenna Johnson On Grad School & What You Bring In The Room For Free

10/17/2019
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Powerhouse Jenna Johnson (Shameless, She's Just Making It Up) stops by to talk about the merits of grad school and accepting your casting "type." For More On Jenna: Instagram: @JJActrice Twitter: @JJActrice IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1632666/ For More On Brian: Instagram: @TheGingerMr Twitter: @The GingerMr IMDB: imdb.me/briannorris Follow Industry Town on Social Media: Instagram: @IndustryTownPodcast Twitter: @IndustryTownPod Industry Town is available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud,...

Duration:00:34:10

Episode 7 - Patrick Cavanaugh on Creating Your Own Content

10/14/2019
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Patrick Cavanaugh (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mad Men) is fantastic actor, and filmmaker. He and Brian share their worst audition stories (2:30) and talk about how teaching class has affected their personal acting (10:30) before diving in to the world of content creation (21:30). You can WATCH Patrick's work including FIRST TIMERS and CASTING CALL: http://www.patrickcavanaugh.com/filmsprojects.html Get TICKETS for the JRS Film Festival: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4357873 Javier...

Duration:00:48:52

Episode 6 - Chloé Wepper

10/10/2019
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Chloé Wepper (Office Christmas Party, Good Trouble) graces the podcast to talk with Brian about booking two series regs in her first pilot season, what the first thirty minutes of her audition prep looks like, and the role therapy that has played in her acting. For More On Chloe: Instagram: @ChloeWepper Twitter: @ChloeWepper https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3774317/ For More On Brian: Instagram: @TheGingerMr Twitter: @The GingerMr IMDB: imdb.me/briannorris Follow Industry Town on Social Media:...

Duration:01:08:04

Episode 5 - Jeff Witzke

10/7/2019
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Actor Extraordinaire Jeff Witzke (Jane The Virgin, Superstore, Thank You For Smoking) joins Brian to share his experiences working with Hall Of Fame actors like Hugh Jackman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus before diving into tips on multi-cam and what to do when you get contradictory direction on set. Learn more about Jeff at www.JeffWitzke.com and more about his classes including Weekend Workout at www.JohnRosenfeld.com. For More On Jeff: Instagram: @JeffWitzke Twitter: @theJeffWitzke...

Duration:00:32:58

Episode 4 - Sara Fletcher

10/3/2019
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Brian welcomes Actress + Renaissance woman Sara Fletcher to the podcast for a special Between Two Beers episode. They deep dive into Sara's role as Allison Mack in the Lifetime movie, "Escaping the NXIVM Cult, A Woman's Fight To Save Her Daughter," Sara's remarkable success with self-submitting, and how to live a constantly creative life. Stream" Escaping the NXIVM Cult, A Woman's Fight To Save Her Daughter": http://bit.ly/2nf9htI For More On Sara: Instagram: @Saraerfletcher Jewlery:...

Duration:00:59:39

Episode 3 - David Abed

9/30/2019
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Brian welcomes actor and social media wizard David Abed (Feud, Doom Patrol) to talk about creating Instagram content and David's secret life as a member of the Blue Man Group. You can now find INDUSTRY TOWN on Podbean, Spotify, Youtube, and Google Play! Email us at IndustryTownPodcast@gmail.com Find us on Youtube at http://bit.ly/2nNwJxY David Abed's instagram: @DavidAbed "Things People Say To Actors That Feel Insulting" - http://bit.ly/2mIQWoy Follow Industry Town on Social Media:...

Duration:00:42:49

Episode 2 - Leah McKendrick

9/26/2019
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Quintuple threat Leah Mckendrick joins Brian to talk about her journey from singer to actress to independent filmmaker premiering her first feature (M.F.A.) at SXSW. You can stream M.F.A. now on Amazon Prime: www.amazon.com/dp/B0754P8FB5 For More On Leah: Instagram: @LeahMcKendrick Twitter: @LeahMcKendrick IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm3159868/ For More On Brian: Instagram: @TheGingerMr Twitter: @The GingerMr IMDB: imdb.me/briannorris Follow Industry Town on Social Media: Instagram:...

Duration:01:18:37

Episode 1 - David Sullivan

9/23/2019
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Brian welcomes actor and friend David Sullivan (Flaked, Sharp Objects, Argo) to talk about preparation, working with Will Arnett, and what it's like when your first job is a movie that freaking wins Sundance. Please subscribe and write us a review! Follow us on social media: Instagram: @IndustryTownPodcast Twitter: @IndustryTownPod For More On David Sullivan... Instagram: @DavidSullivan Twitter: @DavidSullivan IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1503383/ Watch David: Primer - Amazon Prime...

Duration:01:03:44

TRAILER: Welcome to Industry Town

9/13/2019
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Trailer for the new podcast INDUSTRY TOWN, hosted by Brian Norris. Industry Town features candid, in-depth interviews with working professionals in the entertainment industry. Guests deep dive into the craft, business, and day to day nuts and bolts of a life and career in Hollywood.

Duration:00:01:39