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19_Explicit_Olivia Baptista_Quadruple Talent_Here We Wait International Women in Film with Michele the Trainer

New Jersey native Olivia Baptista is a rising quadruple threat talent who is partner in Multihyphenate Productions: a woman owned production dedicated to increasing the presence of women in film, POC filmmaking, and the “multihyphenate” artistry in film. As an actor/producer, she is lucky and proud to say all of her films have been to festivals, and that a few have even found successful distribution deals. Most recently she won Best Actress in a Feature Film at the Endless Mountain Film...


18_Rosalind Winton_Editor Stage 32_International Women in Film Podcast with Michele the Trainer

Episode 18 Rosalind Winton, Editor for Stage 32 As well as being the official Editor for Stage 32, Rosalind has her own literary editing business. She has edited everything from full length novels, novellas, children’s YA and picture books, non-fiction, articles, blogs and websites. Rosalind edits screenplays and television scripts for members of Stage 32 and she adapts manuscripts into a screenplays for her clients. She has edited work by authors from all over the world and is currently...



Episode 17 of the International Women in Film Podcast stars, Reneé O’Connor, a successful actress and filmmaker, best known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, brings her unparalleled passion to each and every project. Reneé made a name for herself when she resided in Auckland, New Zealand, playing the role of Gabrielle, Xena’s trusted sidekick on the popular series from 1996-2001. The scene stealing role created a huge worldwide fan base, one still active in countless websites...



Episode 16 of the International Women in Film podcast stars Dawn Higginbotham, Writer, Director and Producer Dawn Higginbotham, Morning Person Pictures, is an award winning Writer/Director/Producer who has also worked on Titanic and Star Wars I,II, and III shares her stories and her films from yesterday and today and tomorrow! Dawn is a member of the Producers Guild of America, SAG/AFTRA, #WeAreWITI and The New Hollywood. She is an Award Winning Writer / Director / Producer. Her...


15_JannaYeshanova_AuthorScreenplayStory_SovietUnionExodusLoveIsNeverPastTense_International Women in Film Podcast withMicheleTheTrainer

Episode 15 Janna Yeshanova, Author of Love is Never Past Tense Screenplay Author of the bestseller, ‘Love Is Never Past Tense’ which is adapted to a screenplay (J. Walter Cohen). ‘Love Is Never Past Tense’ is a beautifully written historical romance, based on the true story of Janna Yeshanova, who escaped to the USA with her mother and young child, a few hundred dollars and the clothes on their backs, along with thousands of others fleeing from the life threatening and oppressive Soviet...



Episode 14 Jenn Page Jenn Page has directed and produced multiple feature films, branded series, music videos, live stage shows, and a TV talk show. Determined and passionate, Jenn has a reputation for taking on tough projects and leading them to excel against the odds. Although she’s directed in almost every genre, she’s most drawn to romantic dramedy and musical projects. (directing) (production company) Twitter:...



Carly Street Producer and Screenwriter Joins Michele to talk about her films The Intruder and Fragile Storm. The Intruder is Carly’s latest short which is currently looking for investment and is in the middle of a crowd funding campaign. The Intruder starts with a routine trip to the shop turning into a hellish nightmare for Joanna, as she is forced to battle the demons occupying the darkest recesses of her mind. The Intruder is a visual tale depicting the harrowing effects of...


12_MicheleHall_UnderwaterFilmProducer_EmmyWinningImax_International Women In Film with Michele the Trainer

Episode 12 Michele Hall Michele Hall is an Emmy Winning natural history and underwater film producer specializing in marine wildlife and marine conservation films for TV and IMAX since 1991. She is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Women Divers Hall of Fame. After nearly 2 decades as a pediatric nurse, Michele entered the field of documentary filmmaking in 1991, specializing in marine still photography and marine wildlife films. While her underwater still...



Episode 11 Dictynna Hood, DR Hood Writer and Director from London Dictynna Hood, DR Hood, from London, directed and wrote the feature ‘Wreckers’ with Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch, which came out in 2012 and its international premieres were at Palm Springs and Moscow Film Festivals. Dictynna’s first feature film WRECKERS starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, and Shaun Evans. WRECKERS premiered at the London International Film Festival 2011 where it was nominated for best debut...



Episode 10 Monique Impagliazzo Monique Impagliazzo, writer, producer director with 10 years experience as Associate Producer is now working on her own short, Turkey’s Done starring Cheri Oteri! Monique was born and raised in South Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Temple University with a BA in Film and Media Arts. Fresh out of college, she went on to intern at the Mary Anne Claro Talent Agency, where she soon became Mary Anne’s right hand. Monique then booked a spot representing...



Episode 9 Christie Brooks Christie Brooks, from Hawaii, an actress and singer who worked alongside Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt in the Bethany Hamilton’s story movie, Soul Surfer. American film and TV actress Christie Brooke was plucked from the island of Oahu, Hawaii for her talents in acting, music, and dance to be cast on ABC’s primetime hit show High School Musical: Get in the Picture, sharing the screen with Zac Efron, Nick Lachey, and Kenny Ortega. Christie landed her first speaking...



Episode 8 Dawn Climie Costume Set Supervisor Dawn Leigh Climie is a Costume Set Supervisor with over 24 years of experience. After graduating from the NAIT Apparel Design program, Dawn began her career in local theater and independent films. In 1992 Dawn received a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts. There she learned the history of costuming and enhanced her skills as a seamstress with a concentration in 1800’s era ladies dress. For the next few years, Dawn applied her...



Episode 7 Bev Shalts, Tentacle Studio For 25 years, we have specialized in the creative manufacturing of unique costumes, props, masks and sculpture. We solve creative problems with intelligent, custom-made solutions for top-line companies, performers, events and museums worldwide. Clients include Lady Gaga, The BBC, Delta Airlines and The city of Sydney, Australia. Diverse clients also include: Harrods, as well as museums, theatres, opera and ballet companies, professional performers...



Episode6 Pilar Alessandra – On The Page Pilar Alessandra is the director of the writing program On the Page®, host of the popular On the Page Podcast and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” Pilar started her career as Senior Story Analyst at Dream Works SKG and, in 2001, opened the On the Page Writers’ Studio in Los Angeles. Her students and clients have written for The Walking Dead, Lost, House of Lies, Nip Tuck and FamilyGuy. They’ve sold features and pitches to Warner Bros,...



Episode5 Suze Lanier-Bramlett Suze Lanier-Bramlett is an actress,singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, writer, director and producer. She is best known for starring in the horror film classic, Wes Craven’s “The Hills Have Eyes”, as well as, her role as Bambi, John Travolta’s girlfriend in the TV sitcom, “Welcome Back, Kotter”. Suze Lanier-Bramlett has starred inmany TV episodics, both comedy and drama over the years, and in countless professional stage productions both in New York and...



Episode 4 Ashley Maria – Pioneers in Skirts Ashley Maria is the director,producer and co-writer for the feature documentary Pioneers in Skirts™. With over 10 years of experience in film and television production, Ashley Maria is a writer and director, as well as a freelance production sound mixer based in Los Angeles, California. She is an award winning director;winning awards at highly acclaimed film festivals around the world. Ashley Maria was awarded the prestigious Directors...



Episode 3 Rebecca Forstadt Rebecca Forstadt has been a voice actor in the Los Angeles area for over 35 years and is a long time member of SAG – AFTRA. Let’s learn about her career! She has an extensive resume in film, television, commercials, animation, video games, audio books, ADR. Rebecca is best known in the anime genre specializing in kid’s voices and has voiced hundreds of projects including Robotech, Tenchi Muyo, Ghost in the Shell, Code Geass and Metropolis. Rebecca studied...



Episode 2 Kimberly Fox Kimberly, a NYC film making student and photographer elaborates on her Three Main Series which is the foundation of her upcoming film work. Kimberly Fox is a gifted art photographer and filmmaker currently located in Brooklyn, NYC where she currently attends the Fashion Institute of Technology studying Film and Media. She uses her work as a means of communicating what she finds words often cannot. This podcast episode will be the first of a series with Kimberly,...



Episode 1 Jessica Sitomer -The Greenlight Coach Jessica Sitomer, a film industry career coach talks about her work and shares tips on how everyone can generate more work, better work or different work. Jessica Sitomer, the Greenlight Coach, is a long-time expert in the entertainment industry, having worked in all areas, from producing, writing and acting to directing and development. Simultaneously, she’s been a career coach for entertainment industry professionals. Within that...