FIFTY-FIVE: ERIC HEISSERER AND THE INFLUENCERS

Download link Writer/Director Eric Heisserer stops by to chat with us about “being discovered”, his Black List script Bird Box, idea boards, accuracy in film, and Directing his film Hours. Plus, Emily forces him to tell us everything he can about The Thing prequel. Our character spotlight is Lindsey Brigman from The Abyss. Links: Eric’s Twitter Lights Out horror short

FIFTY-FOUR: RACHEL FELDMAN AND PLAYING WITH DOLLS

Download Link Writer/Director Rachel Feldman stops by to talk about giving yourself permission to identify as a “filmmaker”, directing television, “dinosaur talk”, her project about Lilly Ledbetter, and playing the waiting game. Plus, we discuss rules of polite correspondence. Our character spotlight is Marian Paroo from The Music Man. Links: Rachel’s Twitter Rachels’ website

FIFTY-THREE: CHELSEA CHRISTER AND THE COMMUNITY MENTALITY

Download Link Filmmaker Chelsea Christer stops by to talk about her documentary about The Matches and the state of the music industry, the value of fan support, Sundance, editing, and finding the story in real life. Plus, crazy hair colors and the awesomeness of Romy and Michelle. Our character spotlight is Leslie Knope from Parks […]

FIFTY-TWO: JORDANA MOLLICK AND WORKING WITH PEOPLE

Download Link Manager/Producer Jordana Mollick stops by to talk about maneuvering through the business side of the business, casting, knowing your audience, her film Life Partners, working in the streaming space, and searching for financing. Our character spotlight is Amy from Trainwreck. Links: Jordana’s Twitter Just Shoot It Podcast

FIFTY-ONE: AMY EVERSON AND HAVING A VOICE

Download Link Artist/filmmaker Amy Everson stops by for a philosophical discussion about her film Felt. We chat about blending real life and fiction, rape culture, horrific Youtube content, Lars von Trier, and feminism. Plus, Lauren remembers seeing Under the Skin. Links Amy’s website Felt on Twitter Watch Felt in Itunes Modest Mouse Lampshades on Fire video Women […]

FIFTY: BRIAN KOPPELMAN AND “THAT FEELING”

Download Link In honor of our fiftieth episode, we called in the big guns. Writer/producer/podcaster Brian Koppelman chats with us over Skype this week about his break-out film Rounders, trusting your instincts, working with David Levien, writing your obsessions, his podcast, Periscope, and his new series Billions. Links: Brian’s Twitter Brian’s Vines Brian’s podcast The Moment

FORTY-NINE: ALEX FOX, RACHEL LEWIS AND TINY VICTORIES

Download Link Comedy writing team Alex Fox and Rachel Lewis stop by to tell us about working at Second City, working in the “kid space”, making a puppet show with Nerdist, being nominated for an Emmy, and dividing up tasks in a partnership. Plus, awesome pigs and dudes we find sexy. Our character spotlight is […]

FORTY-EIGHT: RYAN BELENZON, JEFFREY GELBER AND PEAS AND YANG

Download Link Writing/producing team Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey Gelber pay us a visit today to talk about death in the morning, the pitfalls of getting repped too soon, stupid “rules” of writing, cover art, the best bad movies, the ins and outs of their partnership, and their reputation as “the treasure movie guys.” Our character […]

FORTY-SEVEN: JILL MORLEY AND USING FILM TO HEAL

Download Link This week we get a visit from documentary filmmaker/ boxer Jill Morley, to talk about her film Fight Like a Girl, the importance of having a good editor, the challenges of being a female boxer, using physical stimulus to get your brain going, film festivals, and the world of burlesque. Our character spotlight is […]

FORTY-SIX: ALLISON SCHOEDER AND REFUSING TO BE PIGEONHOLED

Download Link Writer/producer Allison Schroeder stops by to talk about her musical series Side Effects, working your way up the ladder, pitching and bake-offs, learning to understand the business part of the film industry, leaping from genre to genre, and earning respect as a writer with multiple skill sets. Plus, we give a little love to […]