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Two producers on opposite coasts, reaching out to our filmmaking and live event community to hear your voices on how the industry has been changed by the pandemic. Share your stories, and let your voice be heard.

Two producers on opposite coasts, reaching out to our filmmaking and live event community to hear your voices on how the industry has been changed by the pandemic. Share your stories, and let your voice be heard.

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United States

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Two producers on opposite coasts, reaching out to our filmmaking and live event community to hear your voices on how the industry has been changed by the pandemic. Share your stories, and let your voice be heard.

Language:

English


Episodes

306 - Kate Greenberg, 1st Asst Director

4/21/2022
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Meet the Crew: Kate Greenberg, 1st AD With 20 years of experience, Kate Greenberg is an extremely accomplished DGA 1st Assistant Director and an up-and-coming Commercial Director with an intense passion for shooting cars. Kate has collaborated with some of the most talented and award-winning directors in our industry. She joined the DGA on the...

Duration:00:45:36

305 - Krysia Johnstone, Head of Production

4/7/2022
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Meet the Staff: Krysia Johnstone, Head of Production Today we start our “Meet the Staff” series where we get to hear from the production company personnel that hire us producers and production teams. This gives us the chance to find out from them directly from them about what they look for in a Producer. Today we chat with Head of Production at Boomshot...

Duration:00:31:12

304 - Jordan Brady, Director

3/25/2022
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Meet the Crew: Jordan Brady, Commercial Director Today we chat with the one and only Jordan Brady to find out what he needs from a Producer so he can do his best work. Hey producers… spoiler alert! Come to the table with solutions! Jordan Brady is a 100% self-taught filmmaker, he’s directed four narrative feature films, three full documentaries and over...

Duration:00:44:27

303 - Amanda Owen, Wardrobe Stylist

3/9/2022
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Meet the Crew: Amanda Owen, Wardrobe Stylist & Costume Designer We are refreshing the show the new year, and moving back to our original concept which was to find out what it means and what it takes to be a good producer. This is the first in our “Meet the Crew” series where we interview our talented crew members to find out what a good producer is to...

Duration:00:27:52

302- Rates vs. Expectations

2/9/2022
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Okay, okay, we know we’ve been inconsistent in the episodes, but we are getting ourselves back on track for 2022. We are here to discuss the clash between crew rates and expectations, the ever problematic shrinkage of budgets, and the end of the California mask mandate. Topics: Crew Rates, Budgets, Expectations, Covid Mask Mandate, Stand With...

Duration:00:31:39

301 - A Fresh Start

1/4/2022
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Yes, it’s 2022, and our work schedules didn’t allow us to say a proper goodbye at the end of last year, so we came back a bit early for a fresh start and some updates about Covid in LA & NY, as well as the open letter Los Angeles Department Heads wrote the AICP letting them know that new rates are now 750/725/700 for 10 hours. We also discuss Stand With...

Duration:00:26:50

221 - What is Production?

11/12/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Let’s start from the beginning. What is Production? We’ve never really defined it. So we dive deep into what production is and what we do. One of the big things we do is support the unions by having a full understanding of their various contracts so we can property support our union crew. We also translate how decisions and timing affect cost to production...

Duration:00:28:37

220 - Is Production Broken?

11/8/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: It’s time to ask, “Is Production Broken?” Spoiler alert - yeah, we think so. While speaking from a place of privilege, Cathy Scorsese, who works in TV and film on props and is the daughter of the director Martin Scorsese was recently interviewed by Business Insider to give her...

Duration:00:27:57

219 - Halyna Hutchins & the state of Production

10/31/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: On Thursday, October 21st, 2021, Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of her new film RUST while the lead actor was rehearsing a scene that involved the actor pointing a revolver in the direction of the camera lens, the film’s director Joel Souza was also injured, and has since recovered. Halyna was just 42 years old. This happened just...

Duration:00:27:49

218 - Monday! Monday! Monday!

10/14/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: IATSE has set Monday, October 18th as the date for a strike if they cannot come to terms with the AMPTP. We are here for the drama, and stand in solidarity with our crews. https://de6167c5-9f06-4e54-81fb-73ab5a07b817.filesusr.com/ugd/a37828_aaaaf341b8c447ea856106d00acb2ab9.pdf Art Department IA Locals issue a Strike Preparation Checklist to help folks...

Duration:00:26:00

217 - Yes to a Strike! So now what?

10/7/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: With 98% support, members of 36 local unions, representing 60,000 workers from across the country, grant approval for IATSE President Matthew Loeb to call the union’s first nationwide strike over the AMPTP Film/TV and New Media Contracts. This was an unprecedented turnout and vote count, and it really shows how strongly our crews are fighting for fair...

Duration:00:31:13

216 - Who Needs Sleep?

9/23/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: IATSE is about to issue a Nationwide Strike Authorization vote with regard to it’s failed contract negotiations with the AMPTP. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/iatse-may-call-for-a-strike-1235018080/ In 2006 Haskell Wexler directed a documentary called “Who Needs Sleep?” that focuses on the dangerous conditions that film crews...

Duration:00:26:16

215 - Is this a Labor Movement?

9/3/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Is it time to redefine our business? Last week we discussed the instagram account @ia_stories. Since then it has gained a lot of press and traction. Today we ask if this is a labor movement, as we discuss the continuing IATSE contract negotiations with the AMPTP and what might be ahead of us in the coming months. Don’t miss Office Hours with Sister and...

Duration:00:29:15

214 - In Memory of Greg Peterson

8/26/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: This is a little bit of a different episode for us, as we say goodbye to a staple in the NY Commercial Production community, Greg Peterson. Sister Christian was a good friend of GP’s and we take this time to remember him, and honor him. If you knew GP and are willing to share a memory or a kind word, please email us or send us a voice recording at...

Duration:00:30:07

213 - IATSE Stories

8/13/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: More IATSE talk about abusively long hours, and unsafe sets. This time through an Instagram account you should all follow called IATSE Stories (@ia_stories). https://www.instagram.com/ia_stories/ Here anonymous crew members can post about their stories about insanely long hours, or unsafe working conditions. The account now has 11,000 followers and is...

Duration:00:23:30

212 - IATSE Stands Off to AMPTP!

7/29/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: IATSE is standing firm in its contract negotiations with the AMPTP. They are seeking to ensure for their members better working conditions on movie sets which includes establishing real and meaningful turnarounds, Weekend rest periods, substantial penalties that will deter producers from skipping lunch breaks. Additionally, they want to end the deep...

Duration:00:23:37

211 - Why Not vs. Why?

7/8/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: As producers, we are facilitators. Our job is to ask questions, and get shit done. Sometimes this leads to us being a bit reactionary. We are confident in our “Why Not?” skills. We push to get permits, we push to get deals, we push to execute the creative. But when things are asked of us, sometimes we just react. Our instincts can sometimes be that of just...

Duration:00:25:13

210 - Stress, Anxiety & Asking for Help!

6/24/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Production is changing, and our job as Producers is seemingly becoming more and more challenging. The jobs and projects just keep coming and everyone is working like crazy to keep up. How do you cope with the stress and anxiety of what we do? Today we talk all about our own anxiety and what we are doing to manage it all. Don’t miss Office Hours with Sister...

Duration:00:26:37

209 - What is Art Department?

6/10/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: What is Art Department? Sometimes they are a mystery. We discuss their structure, how they operate, and the culture between Art Department and Production and why it needs to change! Don’t miss Office Hours with Sister and Lawrence. If you are new to the industry and have a question, or you are stuck in your career and need some advice, reach out to us....

Duration:00:24:43

208 - This is not an fight! It's a discussion

6/4/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Christian and I fight it out in this episode as we discuss the pros and the cons of Unions. We cover union jobs vs non union jobs, how power corrupts, and all the mess it brings. We also chat about the revised Appendix J in the County of Los Angeles, and how it could bring the end of testing for vaccinated folks in the near...

Duration:00:33:00