The Entertainment Engine

Media & Entertainment Podcasts

The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series has been created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by leading industry guests and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends. ** Get access to subscriber-only episodes today! ** ** **


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The Entertainment Engine weekly podcast series has been created by Seamless Entertainment to provide helpful tips on navigating the entertainment industry across Music, Film, and TV. We have informal chats, providing in-depth knowledge, advice, and professional experience. We're joined by leading industry guests and keep our listeners updated with current industry news, fun facts, and trends. ** Get access to subscriber-only episodes today! ** ** **






In conversation with Shyan Selah - Music Artist, Entrepreneur, Activist & Founder/CEO Brave New World

This week we welcome Shyan Selah, the Founder/ CEO of Brave New World, a boutique music & entertainment company based in Seattle/Los Angeles. Shyan Selah has over 20 years of experience as a Creative Artist, Entrepreneur and Youth Advocate. This Kentucky-born Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Genre Music Artist was raised in the city of Federal Way (south of Seattle) where he excelled as an All-American Athlete nationally recognized in football, basketball, and track and field. A graduate of...


In conversation with ZARAH - Hollywood writer, producer & TV personality...

This week on The Entertainment Engine we welcome ZARAH. Primarily known as an American television personality, writer and producer, ZARAH (pronounced as ZAY-rah) is also a trained actress and an accomplished recording artist who performed with rock bands like Goo Goo Dolls. Her flair for edutainment utilizing music had inspired teens through her various media platforms of educational excellence programs namely her nationally syndicated television show B InTune TV. She is the co-founder of B...


A Chat with Actor & Writer Jim Piddock - Caught with My Pants Down and Other Tales from a Life in Hollywood!

This week on The Entertainment Engine we welcome Jim Piddock. Jim is an actor, writer, and producer, who began his career on the stage in England, before emigrating to the U.S. in his early twenties. He made his theatrical debut in the U.S. in “The Boy’s Own Story”, a one-man show about a soccer goalkeeper, at the Julian Theatre in San Francisco. The show was an instant success with critics and audiences, winning Jim the Bay Area Critics’ Best Actor Award. The show was then produced...


A chat with Gill Tee music promoter and co-founder Black Deer Festival

This week on the Entertainment Engine podcast we welcome Gill Tee, co-founder of Black Deer, an Award-winning 3-day UK festival celebrating Americana music & its culture. Gill started her music career at Capital Radio, one of the largest commercial radio stations in London. Her role at the start was to promote ‘on air’, music events and festivals for the leading UK promoters of the time. She worked her way through the ranks becoming Head of Entertainment at the station, looking after all the...


A chat with Award-Winning Filmmaker Anthony Saldana

In this weeks episode of The Entertainment Engine, we welcome Anthony Saldana an Award-winning filmmaker based in Queens, New York! He has a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the Queens College City University of New York and a Masters of Arts Degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology. The latest film Anthony Saldana & Jason Figueira have produced is called ‘Straight Off The Canvas’ an award-winning documentary that captures the journey and passion of several...


A chat with Chantel Cofie - Singer/Songwriter/Actress - The Voice Australia Season 10

This week on The Entertainment Engine Podcast we speak with Chantel Cofie a multifaceted talent based in Sydney, Australia. From her start in the arts at just 6 months old, she is now a professionally represented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, actress and screenwriter. Chantel was introduced to acting as a young child and has been in numerous television and film roles. A few career highlights include working with, The Disney Channel, Fox, and Channel 7. Chantel rose to musical...


A Chat with Guitarist/Songwriter Rocky Kramer - 'From Norway to Hollywood'

This week on The Entertainment Engine Podcast we speak with Los Angeles based guitarist, vocalist and composer ROCKY KRAMER who has been song-writing from an early age. Hailing from Norway, Rocky Kramer is truly a modern-day Viking, poised to take no prisoners as he conquers the hearts, minds and souls of rockers around the world! Rocky is a formidable musician. Rocky hosts a show called Rock 'n' Roll Tuesdays on Twitch, and has secured the lead role in a movie called Rockin' In Time. We...


A chat with Wendy Stuart Kaplan - Comedian, Model and Actress

This week on The Entertainment Engine Podcast we welcome comedian, model and actress Wendy Stuart Kaplan. Fit Model Extraordinaire Wendy is known in the fashion industry as an expert fit model and consultant working with major brands such as; Eileen Fischer, Nina McLemore, and Michael Kors Outerwear as a standard for size 8 clothing. Wendy is also an author, producer, Host of her own comedy-cooking show, film producer, documentary maker, gay activist, animal activist, and New York Nightlife...


A chat with Jonesy - Comedian, Actor and Podcaster

Happy New Year everyone. We are excited to be back with our first guest for 2022. This week on The Entertainment Engine Podcast we welcome Jonesy on the show - a standup comedian, podcaster and actor seen on Gotham (Fox), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Letterman Show (NBC), and Nurse Jackie (SHO). Jonesy is also the host of Weird AF News Podcast which has hit over 1 million downloads. As a standup comedian, Jonesy has performed in 7 different countries including Japan, Singapore,...


Christmas Episode 2021 and Key points for 2022...

Welcome to the last episode of the year... Join us to celebrate the guests of 2021! Plus we also share some key points for music artists and bands to help you move your music career forward for 2022. In this weeks episode the TOPICS include: *Website and Mailing list *Develop and build a social media presence *Press and blog coverage *Surround yourself with a strong team Massive thanks to all our listeners and support throughout 2021. Wishing everyone a great Christmas and a...


A chat with Skip Martin (Kool & the Gang and The Dazz Band)

This week we welcome Skip Martin, who is a Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and author, best known for his tenure as a lead singer and trumpeter for two legendary groups, Kool & the Gang and The Dazz Band. His achievements include MOBO Outstanding Achievement Award, Platinum & Gold Record recipient, R&B Song of the Year, six consecutive Top 100 albums, two Top 100 singles, to name a few. As a testament to his skill and talent, Skip is also involved in all-star bands...


In conversation with Greek American actor and voice-over artist - Katie Chonacas

This week on the podcast we welcome Greek American actor and voice-over artist Katie Chonacas. Growing up in the Detroit music underground scene Katie recall's “knowing” to remember that it would be some of the most preciously precarious moments of her life that would lead and be a part of something big. Being an independent musician who grew up in the EDM underground scene as a teenager she went on an international tour opening for 50-cent and G-unit camps all over Europe and South...


A chat with Chris Korbey - Co-founder and CEO of StagePilot

This week we speak with Chris Korbey who is co-founder and CEO of StagePilot. Chris has spent nearly a decade creating technologies and services that empower artists to grow, analyze, and monetize. Chris started off as a designer and worked with top agencies in Boston, NYC and SF. Then he fell in love with photography and shot campaigns for Stetson, Scio, Southwest Airlines & more. Chris decided to apply the skills he'd learned to his own company raised money, built a team of talented...


A Chat with Randy Edelman - Award-Winning Film & TV Composer

This week we speak with renowned film and tv composer Randy Edelman who is responsible for creating the soundtracks to legendary films including: “27 Dresses”, “While You Were Sleeping”, “The Last of the Mohicans”, “ Kindergarten Cop”, “Dragonheart”, “XXX”, “Twins”, “My Cousin Vinny”, “The Mask”, “Beethoven”, “ Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, “Anaconda”, “Mummy 3”, “Ghost Busters 2”, “Gettysburg”, “Billy Madison”, “Leap Year”, “ The Whole Nine Yards”, and an endless array of others. Some of...


A chat with Multi-Platinum Music Producer Victor Merritt

This week we speak with Super Producer, Victor Merritt, who has sold well over 30 million records in Pop, Hip Hop, Gospel, and R&B. Victor has received a Grammy nomination and numerous Billboard and BMI accolades, including having the largest selling male R&B artist RCA has had in over 31 years. Victor work over the years has included working with these iconic artists; Diana Ross, Brownstone, BabyFace, Kirk Franklin, K-CI & JOJO, Bobby Brown, Rome, 3T, U2 and countless others. When the...


A chat with Nick Beveridge - Senior Investment Manager at The Ingenious Group and Head of Finance at Made Up Ltd

This week we had a great opportunity to speak with Nick Beveridge "Senior Investment Manager at The Ingenious Group & Head of Finance at Made Up Ltd". Nick has worked in the commercial team at Ingenious Media, focusing on music and live events since 2007. In the past year alone Made Up have created stage headers at Glastonbury, bespoke visuals for Blondie, and the applauded Radio One Escape Room. Ingenious Media is a specialist investment manager with extensive expertise in the media, real...


A chat with Marcus Welch - Co-Founder and CEO of Quadio

Marcus Welch, co-founder & CEO of Quadio. Marcus is a lifelong fan of emerging, genre-blending, and experimental music who DJ’d his first radio show at 14 and entered the music industry by joining Twitter’s music partnerships team, where he worked with artists including Lizzo, Hinds, Erykah Badu, and Pusha T. He later joined BlizzardActivision in operations and digital marketing strategy roles for Hearthstone and World of Warcraft, becoming a certified Scrum Master along the way. In 2018,...


A chat with Leland Sklar - Legendary Bassist and Musician

This week we welcome legendary bassist and musician Leland Sklar on the podcast show. He is a member of the Los Angeles-based instrumental group The Section, who served as the de facto house band of Asylum Records and were one of the progenitors of the soft rock sound prevalent on top-40 radio in the 1970s and 1980s. Leland Sklar is one of the greatest bassists in modern music and has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session musician, including records by Olivia Newton-John, Bette...


A chat with Phil Guerini CEO Jonas Group Entertainment & Disney Executive 25+ Yr

We’re excited to be back with Season 3, and this week we have an inspirational chat with Phil Guerini who climbed his way to the top of one of the world’s most iconic family entertainment brands, The Walt Disney Company for over 25 years. Phil oversaw music strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide networks, alongside all aspects of Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country. Phil was Executive Director, Broadcast and Strategic Marketing for Walt Disney Records, where he worked on several...


S3. Part 2 - Paul Duddridge, former manager of Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon & Founder Entertainment Coach.

In this episode, we are back with Part 2 of the conversation with Paul Duddridge. This week Paul talks about his Entertainment Coaching app which is UBER and Airbnb for performing arts coaches. Paul has worked extensively in UK comedy management and TV production and shares his story and views of the Entertainment industry today. Paul is a Hollywood director, producer, writer, comedy agent and former manager of Michael McIntyre and Rob Brydon. Paul has 30 years of experience in creating...