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EP86 - Jeremiah Smith - TV Producer, Podcaster, Investor, Real Estate Mogul

Jeremiah Smith is the doppelgänger I didn't know I had. We've still never met in person (as of this broadcast), yet we share so many ideals and strategies from producing to investing, from real estate to podcasts. If you watch Bravo shows, chances are you've seen Jeremiah's handy-work from Vanderpump Rules to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Currently, as the Co-Executive Producer, Jeremiah is loving life, work, and hungry for more. But he's not waiting for a paycheck from his TV...


EP85 - Meg MacRae - Rock Tour Manager Turns Down The Noise

Meg MacRae has been the "mom" to rock bands on tour. From Ozzie to Jon Bon Jovi, from Phish to Neil Young; Meg has been managing and coordinating all of the behind-the-scenes to keep these rock stars in line and out of trouble. She's managed to do this all while trying to stay clean and sober herself (19 years sober now. Congrats Meg!). She's also coordinated and location managed on numerous films and TV shows as she finds the skills almost identical. She's now at a point where she's...


EP84 - Jane Bloom - Perspective on Producing, Passion, and Purpose

Jane Bloom is two-time Emmy winning producer who is always reinventing herself. Having just taken a lengthy two-year hiatus to travel and discover herself, Jane joins the podcast to discuss what's special about production (and what isn't). She's been an in-demand executive at other production companies, as well as conceptualizing her own ones, and making all of the dots in the middle connect. She's got an interesting perspective on the allure of Hollywood, the challenges freelancers have in...


EP83 - Mafia to Witness Protection to Entrepreneur

What can I say about Paul Cantarella? I love this guy. Actually, I have to say that to avoid wearing cement shoes at the bottom of the Hudson. I joke, but it's true. Paul was in the Mafia, then witness protection, then decided to come OUT in public with his family to be "normal," at their own risk. If someone wants to go after them, so be it (I have their personal address. I'd sell it to you, but it's not cheap!) I produced a TV series about he and his amazingly loving family (again, I have...


EP82 - Supergirl Legion M's Terri Lubaroff

Terri Lubaroff is the COO and board member of the newest movie studio in Hollywood, Legion M. What separates Legion M from all of the others is that it's 100% owned by the fans. Tune in to hear Terri's fascinating journey from agenting to development to production to lawyering to mediating to now running one of the most innovative companies in Hollywood. She's a superhero in her own right, building off of all her different skillsets and sci-fi geek-girl interests. Lots of lessons and insight...


EP81 - Jason Scoggins on Jason Bateman's Ozark S1

** REPLAY FROM A DIFFERENT PODCAST SHOW ** Frequent guest, Jason Scoggins, stops by to dissect season 1 of the Jason Bateman series, "Ozark." Together we break down The Hero's Journey and geek out over the show. This could be a good primer before jumping into Season 2. You'll recognize Jason Scoggins' name, as he is the President of Slated, as well as the General Manager of Story Scout and Spec Scout. He's one badass, smart dude! ***** PLEASE ENGAGE AND SUBSCRIBE Follow and like us on...


EP80 - Seth Nagel - From Buying Movies to Selling Them

If you're a film or TV writer, you know who Seth Nagel is. And chances are if he doesn't represent you, you wish he did. Seth is a manager/producer shepherding and shaping writers ideas and scripts into viable projects for sale. He knows what the buyers want because he played for years on the other side in Acquisitions (this is how I met Seth, as he was one of the dirty dozen you wanted at your distributor screening if you made a movie and needed to sell it). His resume is almost too long...


EP79 - Chad Miller Digital Film Distribution

If you're about to make, or have just made, any indie movie in the digital space, Chad Miller is the guy you want to know. He is currently the founder of Cinema Machine Management, which consults filmmakers on distribution and marketing. He's been doing this for 15 years. After coming out of UTA's (United Talent Management) famed story department, he jumped into the digital world before most of us (me included) knew what digital was or took it seriously. He was part of several companies...


EP78 - Steve Sobel - Hollywood's One-Man Show

Steve Sobel broke into Hollywood by sharing his own story. He wanted to write and he wanted to act. So naturally, like everyone else in this town, he decided to do a one-man show. But unlike most of the one-man shows that you have to beg your friends to attend (he had to do that too, actually), Steve turned his into almost every opportunity he's gotten in Hollywood. One thing led to another and that one-man show was sold to Fox as the next big sitcom! Take a listen to Steve's energetic...


EP77 - Steven Lewis - Perfecting Your Hollywood Impression

Steven Lewis is THE go-to guy for the big movie studio execs (um... we're talking the Chairman of Universal, Hulu, Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, etc.) and big A-list celebrities (Jennifer Lawrence, Armie Hammer, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Wiig, Michael B. Jordon, Henry Cavill, etc.). He calls himself a Communications Strategist. I call him a Hollywood CEO Whisperer. He helps perfect leaders' messages, their brands, and keeps them from getting in the way of themselves. Having been an...


EP76 - Rick Sasson Process to "Yes" in TV

Rick Sasson is a successful TV producer who has been running production and development at large companies for the last 4 years. He's been developing pitches and show ideas non-stop and is now back out on his own to create some ownership for himself. Rick has some insight on what he calls "the process to yes." As TV shows get tougher and tougher to sell these days, he knows he can't do it alone, so he's looking to collaborate. But he has the chops, having been a busy showrunner himself for...


EP75 - Paul Haddad The Showrunner's Network Executive

Paul Haddad is an accomplished writer, novelist, TV showrunner, and currently AMC Network Executive. He's also who I refer to as an ambassador of Los Angeles. He loves L.A.! You've probably read some of his books (check them out here). After graduating from USC and wanting to be a documentarian, Paul began traveling the world with the E! show "Wild On." This almost sent him down a path of skimpy bathing suits and models for the rest of his life (what was he thinking?!!) before wanting...


EP74 - Yann Debonne - Build a Show Produce a House

Yann Debonne’s TV career as a showrunner and company owner is one most other showrunners would kill for ( He has had overall deals with networks like MTV, executive produced large, complicated shiny floor shows with live audiences, and become the go-to guy for dozens of networks. But perhaps Yann’s most coveted asset is his mindset. He realized early on the benefit TV skills have outside of Hollywood. He has applied the function and approach of producing to other...


EP73 - Sebastian Twardosz 10 Minutes To Prove You Can Direct

Sebastian Twardosz is the guy you want to know for HELP in Hollywood. He's a partner in Circle Road Films, a professor at USC of Cinematic Arts, a producer, and consummate connector. His entire career has been one of helping other filmmakers find their footing, get a job, or find their focus. He demonstrates how you only need 10 minutes to prove you can direct. Back in the day, it was Sebastian who got Terence his first film agent at ICM. And when Terence decided to shift into TV, it was...


EP72 - Erik Adams Hollywood Entrepreneur

Erik Adams is a smart Hollywood entrepreneur who knows opportunity when he sees it. After getting laid off from one of the only two jobs he ever had working for someone else in the business, he cohabitated his skills and provided value for a growing problem in film and TV. In addition, he has developed, sold, and produced his own shows and productions, including some with Terence Michael. Now, Erik has a successful and thriving business working on some of Hollywood's biggest productions, as...


EP71 - Ready Player One Analysis w Jason Scoggins

Jason Scoggins (GM of StoryScout and President of Slated) joins the podcast to go deep into the Oasis with Terence Michael and analyze the Hero's Journey, why this film works (or doesn't), and what the actionable takeaway is for all of us. Even if you haven't seen Ready Player One, the universal themes or potent, relevant, and timely. ***** PLEASE ENGAGE AND SUBSCRIBE Follow and like us on Facebook or Instagram On (desktop or phone) iTunes or iHeart Radio or GooglePlayMusic You can also...


EP70 - Kristin Herold Entertainment Reporter

Kristin Herold is currently the co-host of a radio show on 790 KABC "So What's Your Problem?" and a glamorous red carpet host. But before all of this, she was an actress in one of Terence's early Lions Gate films. The two became fast friends. But after discovering acting wasn't grounded enough for her, Kristin packed up and shipped off to Idaho to become a Fox station news reporter. Her coworkers found out she once modeled for Playboy (Girls of the Big 10 at Ohio State issue) and her work...


EP69 - Graham Bradstreet Film Finance Guru

Graham Bradstreet needs no introduction in Hollywood, especially among the studios, agencies, and major production companies who all come to him for film financing. After co-founding Working Title Films (this year's "Baby Driver" and "Darkest Hour) with his partners and selling it to Polygram back in the 90s, Graham formed several other companies and financing vehicles to supply movie budgets in excess of $3 Billion to the major studios like Paramount and Sony. He developed the concept of...


EP68 - Oscar Nom "The Big Sick" Analysis with Jason Scoggins

"The Big Sick" is an awesome indie movie, which sold for big bucks at Sundance. It works because it follows The Hero’s Journey and those important three “E”s that every movie needs to have. The movie is a fresh and funny take on boy meets girl. It’s also the true story of how Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) met his real-life wife, Emily Gordon (writer with Kumail and producer of the movie). Also stars Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano. Kumail and his wife literally produced...


EP67 - Oscar Nom "Baby Driver" Analysis with Jason Scoggins

"Baby Driver" wasn't nominated for Best Picture, yet should have been according Terence Michael and his special guest Jason Scoggins. It's an incredibly creative and fun film that works on every level. The guys break it down analyzing The Hero's Journey taken by Ansel Elgort as he falls in love with Lily James and tries to escape from Kevin Spacey. The film was nominated for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing. ***** PLEASE ENGAGE AND SUBSCRIBE Follow and like us on...