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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

202 - Getting Work in 2021

4/16/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: Office Hours! - Wanna hang out by the water cooler and chat production? Do you have a question you have always wanted to ask but couldn't? Hit us up. We are offering 15 minute "virtual coffees" with new folks in the industry or seasoned pro's we have yet to meet. Tips of the day, and a discussion about getting work in 2021. Have a passion for the career,...

Duration:00:30:06

201 - Breaking: Potential LA Work Stoppage?

1/5/2021
Stay up to date on new episodes, and detailed info on all the topics we discuss: http://producershappyhourgroup.com/ In This Episode: JPC, SAG-Aftra, PGA, LADPH suggest a commercial production shutdown in SoCal. We are not out of our slumber yet, but we had to jump in today and talk about the latest news from SAG-Aftra and other organizations who are urging Advertisers to halt commercial production in Southern California. We have reached out to SAG, JPC, PGA and AICP and we haven’t heard...

Duration:00:17:00

181 - Wrapping up 2020 & Wheresspot Interview Pt 2

12/10/2020
In This Episode: Part Two with Perry Schaffer & Michael Porte of Wheresspot This is our last episode for 2020. What a wild ride indeed. Thanks to our team and our interview guests for keeping us connected to our filmmaking community. We continue our interview with Perry & Michael of Wheresspot.com and we give you the summary of the new AICP agreement with the unions that aims to standardize Covid Testing. Synopsis of AICP agreement with unions for Covid Testing & Compliance...

Duration:00:47:16

180 - Building Community with Wheresspot - Part 1

12/3/2020
In This Episode: Perry Schaffer & Michael Porte of Wheresspot Community has never been more important in all aspects of our lives. It's what inspired us to start the podcast even before the pandemic hit. Now we rely on our filmmaking communities to help share information and ideas about working in this new landscape. Perry Schaffer and Michael Porte have also created a community that does exactly that. Wheresspot.com is a place for all kinds of folks in the film industry to swap ideas and...

Duration:00:47:27

179 - Below the Line & More Restrictions

11/19/2020
In This Episode: Office PA Karen Lo and more Coronavirus Restrictions Being an Office PA is a thankless job, but an essential element to a smoothly running production office. Today the job has shifted and changed. Working from home, dealing with new safety guidelines, and more. We chat with Office PA Karen Lo about her experience working during the pandemic. New York City to Close Public Schools Again as Virus Cases...

Duration:00:44:09

178 - FilmLA Permit Numbers & New NY Restrictions

11/12/2020
In This Episode: FilmLA Permit Numbers & New NY Restrictions While Covid-19 cases spike again, NY sees new restrictions. FilmLA permit numbers are less than half they were this time last year. Thanksgiving is around the corner... what does this mean for you and your families? New York to impose curfew on restaurants, bars and gyms as Covid worsens across the U.S. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/11/coronavirus-new-york-to-impose-curfew-on-restaurants-bars-and-gyms.html Los Angeles County...

Duration:00:20:39

177 - And we wait...

11/5/2020
In This Episode: And we wait for news on the Election and possible shutdowns. It feels like everything is in limbo as we await the results of the election. As Coronavirus cases increase rapidly, worries of film production shutdowns loom large, but no signs from any Governors that a shutdown is coming. Not yet at least... "Don't Panic. Buckle In": Stacey Abrams Doc Filmmakers on Voter Suppression and Homestretch...

Duration:00:11:17

176 - No Holds Barred Ranting

10/29/2020
In This Episode: No Holds Barred Ranting, Production Slowdown, Mental Health and more. Yeah, we get a little bristly in this episode, but working now is more challenging than ever, and self-care and attention to our mental health is also as important. We discuss the challenges of working today, the possibility of a work slowdown in the coming months, the election, no stimulus package, politics, and how it all affects our industry. We also discuss this Deadline article: Studios,...

Duration:00:19:57

175 - Cheri Wilder "Bidzilla" - Part Two

10/23/2020
In This Episode: Part Two of our Interview with Bidding Producer Cheri Wilder You may know her as "Bidzilla", but Cheri Wilder is a seasoned bidding producer that has definitely been around the block. We chat with her about how she's pivoted (for the time being) by becoming a Covid Compliance Officer. No better way to learn than doing it yourself! Regal Cinemas is set to reopen 11 movie theaters in New York State after receiving a greenlight from Governor Andrew Cuomo to do so from Oct....

Duration:00:29:17

174 - Bidzilla, Cheri Wilder, Bidding Producer (Part One)

10/15/2020
In This Episode: Part One of our Interview with Bidding Producer Cheri Wilder You may know her as "Bidzilla", but Cheri Wilder is a seasoned bidding producer that has definitely been around the block. We chat with her about how she's pivoted (for the time being) by becoming a Covid Compliance Officer. No better way to learn than doing it yourself! Fate of the Global Movie Business May Hinge on Andrew...

Duration:00:37:25

173 - Systemic Racism in Advertising, Karen (KJ) Jean

10/8/2020
In This Episode: Part Two of our Interview with Agency Producer Karen Jean We continue our interview with Agency Producer Karen (KJ) Jean as we discuss systemic racism in our industry. The head-spinning of messages from the White House has the market doing somersaults, and the decision on a new stimulus package will affect our business. https://adage.com/article/news/rogue-fly-biggest-buzz-vp-debate-plus-fallout-stimulus-freeze-thursday-wake-call/2286451 The Getty Research Institute...

Duration:00:35:32

172 - Karen (KJ) Jean, Agency Producer (Part 1)

10/2/2020
In This Episode: Filming During Covid with Karen (KJ) Jean, Agency Producer We chat with a seasoned Agency Producer, Karen (KJ) Jean, who has years of experience working on major campaigns at the biggest agencies in the world. Today's topic is about filming under Covid restrictions from an Agency perspective. This is only Part1 of our interview. Next week, we discuss systemic racism. IATSE President posts "zero tolerance" policy for not following AMPTP Covid-19...

Duration:00:42:29

171 - Testing Types Available for Covid-19

9/24/2020
In This Episode: Types of Testing Available for Covid-19 The unions have released a Draft version of the new contract for Motion Pictures. PCR testing will be required of all crew members at different intervals depending on which Zone you operate in. Many people aren't familiar with the different types of tests available. We review each category of testing to give everyone a better understanding. Motion Picture Union Contract for working under...

Duration:00:29:01

170 - Mental Health in Work & in Life

9/17/2020
In This Episode: Mental Health in Work & in Life The world is a strange place these days, and as tensions rise, many of us might feel depressed or anxious. It's hard to work at your fullest potential when you are struggling mentally. The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that a third of Americans show signs of clinical depression and anxiety. https://www.massgeneral.org/news/coronavirus/depression-on-rise-during-covid-19 Lawrence's tips to preserve your mental health: • Reduce time...

Duration:00:22:59

169 - Tips for Covid Protocol Filming

9/11/2020
In This Episode: Covid Protocol Filming Tips Sister Christian and Lawrence give their tips for filming under current Covid Protocols. We all know the AICP gold standard Covid safety guidelines, but navigating those on a real job can reveal many unanticipated surprises. Sister Christian's Tips: • Expectations - Start managing everyone's expectations from the start. Not only Agency and Client, but also your crew's expectations. In turn, express your expectations to your crew regarding their...

Duration:00:23:37

168 - Flashback Episode, Susan Linns, Production Designer

9/3/2020
In this episode: Pre-Covid Interview with Susan Linns, Production Designer We flashback to the Pre-Covid days and one of our vaulted episodes! We interview NY based Production Designer Susan Linns. Susan redefined the aesthetic of hip hop and pop music videos throughout the 90's and 2000's, working closely with the likes of Hype Williams, Kanye West, Notorius B.I.G., Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, and so many others. Commercially her clients include Cosmo Hotel, Neiman Marcus, La...

Duration:00:51:22

167 - Pre-Covid Flashback - Romeo Santiago, Location Manager

8/20/2020
In this episode: Pre-Covid Interview with Romeo Santiago, Location Manager We flashback to the Pre-Covid days and one of our vaulted episodes! We interview LA Location Manager Romeo Santiago and learn about how to best support a Location Manager, and what they need to do their best job. We also chat about the new era of film production and filming during a pandemic. SAG-AFTRA’s Unite for Strength Blames Rising Healthcare Costs for Looming Health Plan...

Duration:00:56:44

166 - Max Normand & On-Set Safety

8/13/2020
In this episode: Interview with Max Normand, PA & AD Max Normand currently resides in North Hollywood. I've been around the film industry virtually my whole life. His father, David Normand, is a 1st AD so he grew up on set and was handed his first walkie at 12 years old. Since then he's PA'd countless jobs, and has moved up to the AD department. He was recently on a shoot that was shut down due to a positive case of Covid-19 on the crew. WGA tells it's members not to sign Covid-19...

Duration:00:30:37

165 - Covid Compliance Officers

8/7/2020
In this episode: Interview with Josh Jupiter & Teddy Yoon, Covid Compliance Officers Josh Jupiter is a NY Producer/Production Supervisor, and Teddy Yoon is a NY Location Manager. Both are now certified Covid Compliance Coordinators and worked together on a recent shoot. We learn from them what worked and what didn't work, and the bigger issues with production working through this pandemic. Facebook and Advertisers face the facts of the Stop Hate for Profit...

Duration:00:45:46

164 - Lindsey Clough, Wardrobe Stylist & On Set Safety

7/30/2020
In this episode: Interview with Lindsey Clough & On Set Safety Today we are chatting with Lindsey Clough who is a union Costumer and has worked in commercials for 15 years. She has been holding Zoom calls with the film community called “Safe Return to Set”, and she has recently completed a full scale job and has a lot to say. Urgent Letter to our Union Leadership https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVbgRZgmURJ_isnMZVPfb5X6UM_kl8C1pZ9kxImemR0qv8ig/viewform National Independent Venue...

Duration:00:38:12