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Conversations with the people that make the Movies, TV shows and Entertainment you love. If you're looking to break into or move up in the entertainment industry OR you're a fan of content and want to hear about how it's made...this is the podcast for you.

Conversations with the people that make the Movies, TV shows and Entertainment you love. If you're looking to break into or move up in the entertainment industry OR you're a fan of content and want to hear about how it's made...this is the podcast for you.
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United States

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Conversations with the people that make the Movies, TV shows and Entertainment you love. If you're looking to break into or move up in the entertainment industry OR you're a fan of content and want to hear about how it's made...this is the podcast for you.

Language:

English


Episodes

Reality TV Challenge Producer: Mike Miller

1/14/2019
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Mike Miller made a career in television creating games, stunts, and challenges for shows like Hell's Kitchen, Big Brother and Amazing Race. In this episode of the podcast Mike tells the story about getting a late start in the entertainment industry, his first job as a PA on the movie American Pie, and how he ended up getting into this very fun position within reality TV. Mike talks a lot about the production of Big Brother and Amazing Race both on CBS, and talks about the process of putting...

Duration:01:10:09

Television Writer: Rashad Raisani

1/7/2019
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Rashad Raisani is a writer for television, specifically dramas. He worked on Burn Notice and White Collar both on USA and has since been developing and working on the staff of shows under overall deals at NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox. Rashad tells the story of how he went from being an assistant to a literary manager, to taking over that manager's office as a development executive, to ultimately following his true passion for writing. Rashad is one of the smartest and nicest guys...

Duration:01:09:07

ABC Studios Development Executive: Zack Olin

12/23/2018
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Zack Olin is the Vice President of Creative Development for ABC Studios, the television production arm of Disney. ABC Studios produces shows like Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, black-ish, and The Kids Are Alright which Zack developed for the studio. Zack tells his inspiring story of moving to Los Angeles, starting as a PA on an HBO Film, and then rising the ranks to the position he has now. Zack shares a lot of great information about how TV shows are developed and sold as well as the roles...

Duration:01:18:40

Special Effects Supervisor: Tom Bellissimo

12/16/2018
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Tom "Brooklyn" Bellissimo is a special effects engineer that has worked in film and television for the last 30 years. Some of Tom's biggest credits include The Mask, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, From Dusk Till Dawn, Charlie's Angels, Saw, Mad Men, and so many more. Tom does mechanical effects which are real, in camera effects not visual effects done on green screens or with computers. Tom tells his story of breaking in as a PA in music videos, transitioning into special effects, and building...

Duration:01:01:46

Jim Jefferies Show Producer: Andrew Wantuck

12/9/2018
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Andrew Wantuck is the Supervising Producer on The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central. Andrew shares his story of getting his first job in LA by knocking on the door of a comedy club, to becoming a producer on Tosh.0 also on Comedy Central, to overseeing the field production team for Jim Jefferies. Andrew turns the tables and asks Jeremiah about producing reality TV and we do a deep behind the scenes dive into how the episodes of Vanderpump Rules are put together in post and what it's like...

Duration:01:16:37

Disney Film Publicist: Megan Wasserman

12/2/2018
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Megan Wasserman is a Senior Publicist at Walt Disney Studios. She handles global publicity for all the Marvel movies (Avengers Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, Black Panther) and other live action Disney films. Megan shares her story about how she went from a researcher at The Doctor Phil Show to traveling the globe promoting the biggest movies in the world. LINKS FROM THE SHOW Walt Disney StudiosNorth Eastern UniversityComar If you enjoy the podcast please...

Duration:00:51:20

Culinary Producer: Kim Seeley

11/26/2018
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Kim Seeley is a culinary producer for television. She has worked on shows such as Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Food Network Star, and Nailed It on Netflix. She's also worked for YouTube channels such as Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Nummies. Kim shares her story about how she went from restaurant chef to a highly sought after producer in the entertainment industry.

Duration:00:57:02

Reality TV Editor: Bri Dellinger

11/17/2018
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Bri Dellinger is an editor that has worked on some of the biggest reality shows on TV including Project Runway, Top Chef, Hells Kitchen, and Vanderpump Rules. Bri shares her story of how an oboe scholarship led to an internship which led to a successful career in television. Anyone interested in editing, post production, or reality TV should give this one a listen.

Duration:00:56:05

Production Company Founder: Doug Ross

11/13/2018
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Doug Ross is the Founder and President of Evolution Media, one of the most prolific production companies in television. Doug and his team at Evolution produce Real Housewives of Orange County, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, Botched, Botched by Nature, Bug Juice and many more reality and non-fiction television series. Doug and I talk about the incredible journey he took from writing cue cards and shopping for groceries to leading a highly successful production company....

Duration:01:10:56

TV Comedy Writer: Joe Chandler

10/28/2018
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Joe Chandler writes for American Dad on TBS. He shares how he went from being a TGIFridays waiter to Co-Executive Producer on a successful animated show. We talk about entry level jobs in entertainment, whether or not you need an agent when starting out, the dynamics of a writer's room, and discuss several ways aspiring writers could find their first break. Joe also gives a great breakdown of a how an episode of American Dad goes from idea to episode and every step in between.

Duration:00:59:50