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GenreTainment is where Julie and Marx talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. They give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations. See for privacy and opt-out information.


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GenreTainment is where Julie and Marx talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. They give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations. See for privacy and opt-out information.






G127- Showrunner and Producer Adi Shankar

It's episode 127 and this time we are chatting with showrunner & producer Adi Shankar! Adi has produced such hit films as The Grey (starring Liam Neeson), Dredd (starring Karl Urban), and the upcoming Bodied (produced with Eminem). He is the co-showrunner and producer of the Netflix animated series Castlevania. We talk to him about the second season of Castlevania, coming out October 26th, and how he got started with filmmaking. Chat about his Bootleg Universe on YouTube which has given us...


G126 - Writer Kate Hackett

Our guest this time is actress, writer, and web series creator Kate Hackett. You may know her as the star and creator of the web series Classic Alice. She has worked on a wide-range of projects over the last few years (Kate & Joe Just Want to Have Sex, Not a Plan, etc). Kate tells us about Classic Alice, her most recent film The Long Dig, gives us insight on how to run a successful Patreon project, shares tips for web series creators, shares acting tips, talks about what books might make...


G125 - Writer Jeffery H. Haskell

This is episode 125 and our guest this time is writer Jeffery H. Haskell. He is the author of a fun superhero novel series that I’ve been reading called Full Metal Superhero. Jeffery tells us about his popular superhero series, the meaning behind the name of the series & lead character, the research he did on the science behind the superhero, research to write a character that cannot walk, his experiences writing for Kindle Worlds, his upcoming books, and more. We also chat with him about...


G124 - Film Producers Jeffrey Michael Bays and Jay Plyburn

This time our guests are Jeffrey Michael Bays and Jay Plyburn. They are here to tell us about their new film Not From Space, a sci-fi/comedy film about a dysfunctional cable news channel on the day aliens arrive in orbit. Writer & producer Jeffrey Michael Bays, a.k.a. the Hitchcock Whisperer, is a filmmaker and film scholar with a Master of Arts in Cinema, author of Suspense With a Camera and Between the Scenes. And actor & producer Jay Plyburn is a Broadcast Journalism graduate of Marshall...


G123 - Writer Scott King

It's episode 123 and this time we are chatting with writer Scott King. He is the author of the non-fiction books Outline Your Novel, Finish The Script, Story Pitch, and The 5 Day Novel. Yes, he wrote a book in five days and tells us about it. He has also written fiction books like Ameriguns and the fantasy novel Wrath of Dragons. He shares lots of writing tips, tells us how he made the transition from college professor to full-time author, shares how he created his fiction stories, and much...


G122 - Stargate Origins with Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan

Welcome to our first episode of GenreTainment in 2018! This is episode 122 and the interview this time is with director Mercedes Bryce Morgan who is directing a new series in one of our favorite franchises. Yes, we are talking about Stargate. Stargate is back! A new series called Stargate Origins premiered on the digital platform Stargate Command. Not only is Stargate Command a perfect hub for fans to celebrate and interact with the Stargate franchise, but the platform library is the...


ScifiPulse Radio Holiday Special: The Best & Worst of 2017

It's our annual year in review, where SFP-Now and GenreTainment team-up to talk about the best and worst films, TV, and books of 2017. This year it's Ian Cullen from SFP-Now, Marx Pyle from GenreTainment, Jeff Burns from Super Geeked Up, and Raissa from SciFi Pulse discussing their favorite and not so favorite films, TV shows, and books of 2017. Links: Television on the Wild Wild Web: How To Blaze Your Own Trail@MrMarx See for privacy and opt-out information.


G121 - Script Consultant and Author Kathie Fong Yoneda

It's episode 121 and we are chatting with Kathie Fong Yoneda. Kathie is an independent script consultant whose clientele includes several award-winning writers. She is the author of The Script Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider's Look At Getting Your Script Sold and Produced. Kathie has over 30 years of industry experience working with Paramount, Disney, MGM, and many other studios. She has presented over 250 workshops and seminars throughout the world and evaluated more than 20,000...


G120 – Stareable Founder Ajay Kishore

This time we’re chatting with the founder of Stareable, Ajay Kishore. Stareable is a website that seeks to even the playing field so TV shows are considered on their merits, not their marketing budget. So if you are a web series/indie TV series creator or just someone looking for new TV shows to watch, then you’ll want to check out this episode. We talk about the origin and goals of Stareable, how it works, how you can submit your show, a few of Ajay’s favorite new shows, and...


SciFi Pulse Radio 2016 Year In Review

It's nearly the end of 2016, which means it's time for a special edition of SFP-Now & GenreTainment! SFP-Now host Ian Cullen and GenreTainment co-host Marx Pyle are joined by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, Super Knocked Up) to discuss the best and worse TV shows, movies, and books of 2016. Listen to this fun overview of TV shows (Stranger Things, The Flash, Crazyhead, Westworld, Limitless, Black Mirror, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Incorporated, The Tick, etc) , movies (Doctor Strange, Batman vs...


G119 – Writer Justin Sloan

Marx goes solo for episode 119, chatting with video game writer (Game of Thrones, Minecraft: Story Mode), novelist (Allie Strom and the Ring of Solomon, Falls of Redemption), screenwriter (Wrecked, My Husband’s Preggo), and podcast host Justin Sloan. They talk about Justin’s fiction books, his non-fiction (Creative Writing Career), writing for video games, how being a veteran has affected his writing, and so much more. And you may have recently heard Marx be a guest on Justin’s Creative...


G118 – ITVFest Special

Welcome to another episode of GenreTainment at Sci Fi Pulse Radio! This 118th episode is a special festival episode. Marx recently went to ITVFest, the Independent Television and Film Festival, where he did one of four presentations in the IAWTV Producer Prep panel track. The presentations went really well and Marx enjoyed the festival.At the festival Marx snagged 10 mini-interviews with creators of web series, indie TV pilots, and short films. WARNING: The interviews were live and there...


G117 – Writer Chris Fox

It’s time for episode 117 and we are chatting with writer Chris Fox! When you have non-fiction books with titles like 5,000 Word Per Hour and Write To Market, plus fiction books that have a mix of werewolves, zombies, and aliens you are going to get people’s attention. And don’t forget his very publicly documented challenge to himself to write & edit a full length novel in 21 days. Not only did he do it, but it has sold extremely well! Chris tells us how he got into writing, talks about his...


G116 – Ben Edlund, creator of The Tick

It’s time for episode 116 and we are chatting with writer and producer Ben Edlund (Supernatural, Angel, Firefly,Gotham, Revolution), the creator of The Tick TV show and comic book series. The Tick is always one of those shows that often makes the list of TV shows that ended to soon. So it is very awesome to see Amazon giving Ben Edlund a second chance at a live-action series version of The Tick. We spoke with Ben about his plans for the show, how it will differ from the first incarnation,...


G115 – Writer Michael La Ronn

It’s time for episode 115 and we are chatting with writer and YouTuber Michael La Ronn. Michael La Ronn writes what he calls fearless science fiction & fantasy. His writing is filled with strange worlds and quirky humor featuring unusual, nontraditional heroes such as teddy bears, vegetables, and androids (but not all in the same book). Michael also writes nonfiction for authors who are stuck in the awkward phase between beginner and bestseller. He hosts the growing YouTube channel, Author...


G114 – Writer and Game Designer Sean Patrick Fannon

This is episode 114 and we are chatting with writer & game designer Sean Patrick Fannon. Fannon has been writing for tabletop roleplaying games since 1988. Working on such classic games as the very first Star WarsRPG (from West End Games), the superhero RPG Champions and much more. He is the author of a favorite book of mine, The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer’s Bible. He has also worked for years with computer games too. But the main topic we have him on to discuss is the upcoming roleplaying...


G113 – Acting Teacher and Filmmaker DW Brown

This is episode 113 and we are chatting with acting teacher, filmmaker, and author DW Brown. Brown has trained actors, writers, and directors for the past 20 years at The Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio in LA. Working with such talents as Robin Wright, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Keanu Reeves, and more. We talk to him about his newest book You Can Act On Camera: Insider Tips for Delivering A Great Performance Every Time. We also compare different acting methods, discuss being vulnerable for...


G112 – Actor and Motion Capture Artist Greg LaSalle

This is episode 112 and we are chatting with actor and motion capture artist Greg LaSalle. You might have seen him in recent movie Deadpool where he is the face of Colossus. We learn all sorts of cool things about motion capture technology from this veteran of facial motion capture performance whose work has appeared in movies like Marvel’s The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gravity, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the character of...


G111 – The X-Files FAQ with writer John Kenneth Muir

This is episode #111 of GenreTainment and and we are chatting with writer and critic John Kenneth Muir. John is is an award-winning author of over 27 books in the fields of film & television, with a focus on horror & science fiction. John is also the creator of the award-nominated web series, The House Between, and his blog, Reflections on Film/TV was named one of the “top 100” film study blogs on the Net. We are talking about his book The X-Files FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About...


SciFi Pulse Radio Best and Worst of 2015

2015 has come to an end, which means it is time for a new SciFi Pulse Radio 2015 Best & Worst Special. Join co-hosts Ian Cullen (SFP-Now), Marx Pyle (GenreTainment), and Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up) as they discuss their picks for best & worst movies and TV shows of 2015. Plus, what they are looking forward to in 2016. They discuss Star Wars The Force Awakens, Ant-Man, Mr. Robot, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Arrow, Flash, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Teen Wolf, Once Upon A Time, The Man In The High...