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A humorous analysis of behind the scenes TV/film production, and observation of The Hero’s Journey taken by professionals working in all aspects of Hollywood. The focus is on obstacles, side-hustles, approach, process, optimization and seeking peak performance both on set and off. This podcast is about learning to “Produce Yourself” in many areas of life, by hearing from people who have fought to get where they are.

A humorous analysis of behind the scenes TV/film production, and observation of The Hero’s Journey taken by professionals working in all aspects of Hollywood. The focus is on obstacles, side-hustles, approach, process, optimization and seeking peak performance both on set and off. This podcast is about learning to “Produce Yourself” in many areas of life, by hearing from people who have fought to get where they are.

Location:

United States

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A humorous analysis of behind the scenes TV/film production, and observation of The Hero’s Journey taken by professionals working in all aspects of Hollywood. The focus is on obstacles, side-hustles, approach, process, optimization and seeking peak performance both on set and off. This podcast is about learning to “Produce Yourself” in many areas of life, by hearing from people who have fought to get where they are.

Language:

English

Contact:

310-980-8626


Episodes

EP99 - Skills for Tomorrow with Jason Scoggins

8/27/2019
Resident recurring guest, Jason Scoggins (President & COO of Entertainment company Slated), continues the podcast trifecta for some more peak performance thoughts. The guys discuss work ethic, grit, soft skills, emotional and social intelligence, skills vs passion, procrastination, storytelling, thinking about thinking, the importance of time, the Ben Franklin Effect, Inversion, etc. * Jason has appeared in episodes 52, 67, 68, 71, 81, 97, and 98. Yeah, the guys like each other that...

Duration:00:55:34

EP98 - Talent Stacking, Writers Block & Looking Stupid with Jason Scoggins

7/21/2019
Recurring guest Jason Scoggins (President & COO of Entertainment company Slated) joins the podcast for some more peak performance thoughts. He also discusses looking stupid and trying to get past imperfect skills (like having to cold call). Jason has appeared in episodes 52, 67, 68, 71, 81, and 97. PLEASE ENGAGE AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST On iTunes/Apple Podcasts so I know you like the show and want to hear more episodes. It's the only way I know. Follow me on Instagram You can also...

Duration:01:03:43

EP97 - Jason Scoggins - Power of Books, Curiosity, Listening

6/28/2019
Jason Scoggins is the President and COO of Slated. He's also the founder and creator of several Hollywood-meets-Silicon Valley type companies (ScogginsReport, ItsOnTheGrid, etc., etc.). He's been a big fancy literary agent, a manager, and forever one of my best friends - also a childhood one. In this podcast, we take a departure from Hollywood to talk about the power of reading, listening, and curiosity; how it relates to his daughter, Alexandra (Alex); and how it informed us as kids and...

Duration:01:11:30

EP96 - Chris Collins - Top TV Editor & Real Estate Tycoon

5/23/2019
Chris Collins is a punk rock drummer who happens to be one of Hollywood's top editors (America's Next Top Model, Duck Dynasty, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Shark Week). But when he isn't editing TV shows, he's buying up apartment buildings all over the country. He's turned his passion for learning into an area he knew absolutely nothing about - multi-family real estate value-add investing. Take a listen and hear how he started and how he's created new streams of income for himself,...

Duration:01:00:00

EP95 - Josh Wade Reality Writer, Producer, Stand-Up

5/21/2019
Josh Wade shares how he went from Stand-up comic, to meeting Mike Meyer's mother-in-law, to becoming a secret weapon-writer of Reality TV shows. Yes, lots of writing in Reality. He's now a TV producer of all kinds and shares some of his lessons and stories from breaking in and navigating the industry. PLEASE ENGAGE AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST On iTunes/Apple Podcasts so I know you like the show and want to hear more episodes. It's the only way I know. Follow me on Instagram You can also...

Duration:01:07:50

EP94 - Real Estate Special w Terence Michael

3/16/2019
Want to make money in real estate? When I’m not producing stories in Hollywood, you can find me deep-diving into the fascinating world of real estate. What may seem complicated or expensive at first really isn’t. There are dozens of ways to enter, even if you have very little discretionary money to invest. In this in-depth 2-hour podcast, I break down the strategies and approaches I personally use to build wealth with property. Some of these will be familiar to you, but I promise, many...

Duration:01:45:26

EP93 - Just Write The F***ing Book (Part 3) Michael Addis

3/4/2019
Part 3 of 3 for filmmaker, Michael Addis' journey to writing his first book. This time we discuss a range of topics from the qualities of cover design, how to source them or make them yourself; the importance of book titles and more importantly their sub-titles. Michael ponders whether one's life is extraordinary enough to write a book in the first place. Many books are about triumph or incredible journeys. What if you have something important to share bit isn’t mind-blowing? And what if...

Duration:01:05:57

EP92 - Just Write The F***ing Book (Part 2) Michael Addis

2/6/2019
Part 2 of 3. The discussion with filmmaker, TV producer, and comedy guru Michael Addis continues on his journey to becoming an Author. What program is best to write your book in, does it even matter. How long should it be (and does that even matter too?). Get the words out first. Vomit them out. Edit later. Don't let editing paralyze you from getting all of your cluttered and disorganized thoughts out. That process of writing and getting everything out without censor and worry for grammar...

Duration:01:09:59

EP91 - Just Write The F***ing Book (Part 1) Michael Addis

2/3/2019
[Part 1 of 3] Michael Addis is writing his first book and seeking my armchair advice on where to begin. He’s already written, directed and produced movies; written, directed, and produced TV shows; written and performed comedy, written and performed music. One of the last mediums left for Michael is book publishing. So on his journey, while writing his first book, Michael is using me as a sounding board. He wants to know about my experience, pitfalls, shortcuts, advice, and everything in...

Duration:01:02:51

EP90 - Brianna Bruderlin - TV Producer To Fashion Empire

1/17/2019
I love Brianna Bruderlin. She not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. She left a very lucrative and successful career as an executive producer and show runner of major network TV to create her own brand ownership. And she stepped into an industry she knew zero about. Without having any fashion experience, manufacturing experience, or any experience running or starting a business; in typical producer fashion, she said, "I'll figure it out." And so she did. Brianna is proof that if you're...

Duration:00:58:40

EP89 - Dave Schulz Explores Bitcoin's Future

1/9/2019
Dave Schulz is a film/TV producer, entrepreneur, and most recently bitcoin advocate. In this special episode, we take a slight departure from Hollywood and peak performance focus to help explain and explore the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. What is blockchain? How will this impact what we do in the future? Is it worth investing? Or is it all just one big crap shoot? You heard Dave talk about Hollywood and TV producing back in episode 21. But it just so happens, Dave has taken a deep...

Duration:01:06:13

EP88 - Matt Cook - Entrepreneur, Author, Movie Company Owner

1/2/2019
Matt Cook is an intellectual entrepreneur, startup wizard, published author, and savvy thought leader who has always written his own story. He's currently building a multimedia entertainment company called Braveship that is specializing in producing movies from deep intellectual properties (books, games, etc.). He's got a smart head on his shoulders with a doctorate in economics. But he's even smarter for recognizing the importance of emotional intelligence, humility, and the power of...

Duration:00:47:25

EP87 - Special - Produce Yourself Book Excerpt

12/19/2018
On the roughly one-year anniversary of the book "Produce Yourself," this podcast episode broadcasts chapter one in its entirety as a sampler for anyone who has been curious but hasn't had a chance to check it out. Hope you enjoy it! PLEASE ENGAGE AND SUBSCRIBE Follow me on Instagram You can also access all of the different apps and platforms (11 in all) this podcast plays on here: Official Podcast Page The book "PRODUCE YOURSELF: Apply Hollywood's Proven Formula To Become The Hero Of...

Duration:00:36:03

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

12/12/2018
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...

Duration:00:56:08

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

12/6/2018
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...

Duration:00:59:25

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

11/11/2018
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...

Duration:00:42:55

EP83 - Mafia to Witness Protection to Entrepreneur

9/8/2018
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...

Duration:00:50:18

EP82 - Supergirl Legion M's Terri Lubaroff

9/5/2018
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...

Duration:00:46:02

EP81 - Jason Scoggins on Jason Bateman's Ozark S1

8/27/2018
** 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...

Duration:00:57:21

EP80 - Seth Nagel - From Buying Movies to Selling Them

8/20/2018
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 to...

Duration:00:36:33