Tanna Frederick, the star of Henry Jaglom's "Hollywood Dreams" talks about her experience with the film that is premiering this week. Tanna joins Joel and Kamala to talk about developing the film, starting a film festival and what she is working on now.
Heidi Levitt, casting director for Oliver Stone, Wim Wenders, Neil LaBute, Wayne Wang and many others, talks about her career as a casting director and a producer. She cast the films JFK, Nurse Betty, Wall Street, The Joy Luck Club and Benny and Joon, to name a few.
Director George Hickenlooper shares with us his wild ride through the industry, including working for Roger Corman, the short film "Some Call it a Slingblade," collaboration with Harvey Weinstein, and his current controversial indie film Factory Girl, starring Sienna Miller, Guy Pierce (as Andy Warhol) Hayden Christensen and Jimmy Fallon.
Actor / Director / Writer / Photographer Leonard Nimoy sits down with Joel and Kamala to discuss being an artist in the entertainment industry, choosing projects, artistic expression, the importance of having a sense of humor.
Digital cinema pioneer, Scott Billups, gives us the straight talk on what we know as "High Definition," as well as his work as a digital artist, director of photography, writer and director. Scott was the DP and is the Visual effects supervisor on a new movie called Homo Erectus that will be premiered at the upcoming Slamdance Festival. Scott is also an advisor to the big camera companies and has a lot of great information on digital moviemaking.
Phil Hall, Film Threat contributing editor and author of "Independent Film Distribution - How to Make a Successful End Run Around the Big Guys" talks with Joel and Kamala about how to best plan for distributing your indie film.
Jackie Lee of Company 3 talks about color correction, digital intermediates, DaVinci Suites, and bleach bypasses. Company 3 has done the color correction of films such as Collateral, Miami Vice, Domino, XMen 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, MI3, Lost in Translation and The Cell.
F. Miguel Valenti, producer of "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" and "Netherbeast Incorporated" talks about making films in Arizona, The exciting new ASU Film program and his book about ethics in the entertainment industry.
Jeffrey MacIntyre joins Joel to talk about being a buyer for films. He talks about what the different art department people do and also talks about the upcoming film he is working on that will be about the first woman in congress, Jeanette Rankin, called "A Single Woman."
Jesse Sternbaum, 1st Assistant Director and Carrie Tyson, Unit Production Manager. Both are currently working on "The Intervention," the film that Kamala is in. They talk about their jobs, budgeting, scheduling and handling challenges that arise on set.
"The Intervention" Joel joins Kamala north of Los Angeles on the set of a horror movie that Kamala is starring in called "The Intervention." Joel and Kamala talk with the director, Shannon Hile, the Cinematographer, Kurt Brabbee, and actor David Orr, who is also a director and former executive for Miramax and Debmar-Mercury. They all discuss the making of an indie horror film, shooting on film, script supervisors and the drive behind making your first film.
Actor Thomas Jane meets with Kamala Lopez-Dawson and Joel Marshall. He talks about his first film that was an Indian musical, and how he built his career in Hollywood, without “connections,” building sets at Hollywood live theaters and working his way up on the stage, to commercials and then film. He also talks about his deal with Lion’s Gate, his comic book Bad Planet and the future of 3D Cinema.He is the star of many films such as Deep Blue Sea, The Punisher, Dreamcatcher, Stander, *61, and the upcoming movies KillShot, Mutant Chronicles and The Tripper. He is also the co-author of the comic book Bad Planet, and is soon to be directing his own film.
Jonathan Penner, actor/producer and current Survivor cast member, joins Kamala and Joel for a lively discussion of reality television and what it is like to be a participant, and also how we measure success and happiness in our creative lives.
Debbi Bossi, Post-Production Supervisor, (Mission Impossible 3, Elizabethtown, White Chicks, Vanilla Sky, Timeline, For the Love of the Game) walks us through the post-production process.
Matt Henderson, Senior VP, Acquisitions, Development, & Marketing at Seventh Art Releasing. Another episode taped this year at the Seattle Film Festival. Joel and Matt discuss documentary film distribution, licensing and trends.
Chris Brandt, director of the short film Closing Time, joins Joel at the Seattle Film Festival. Topics include selling your short film, getting it into film festivals, and putting your short online.