From Blacklist to Directing your First Multi-Million Dollar Movie w Elijah Bynum of Hot Summer Nights – Just Shoot It 121

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Tune in for a conversation with Elijah Bynum, director of the film Hot Summer Nights, starring Timothee Chalamet. Learn how Elijah got his first two screenplays on the Black List in the same year and hustled to make Hot Summer Nights.

Breaking in Sideways w DJ Gareth Emery & Kevin Herrera – Just Shoot It 120

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This week we sit down with world famous DJ Gareth Emery and Kevin Herrera. Together they are the showrunners and executive producers for the TV series We Are CVNT5. CVNT5 is a fictionalized, mockumentary style show about the world of professional DJing, starring none other than Gareth Emery! In this episode Gareth tells his story of transitioning from big leagues DJing to writing and acting for television for the first time.

Be sure to check out Gareth’s music, music videos, and upcoming tour dates at http://www.garethemery.com/home/ and episodes of We Are CVNT5 at go90.com.

Making Movies that Sell w Jeffrey Giles of Automatic Entertainment – Just Shoot It 119

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This week we sit down with Jeffrey Giles, a sales rep for Automatic Entertainment. Jeffrey helps to produce movies, finance them, and take them out into the marketplace to sell to distributors. In this episode Jeffrey breaks down what distributors are looking for in films and how he personally determines what projects to take on. You can learn more about Jeffrey and Automatic Entertainment at http://www.automaticent.com/.

Agents, Lawyers, & Film Festivals, A Just Shoot It Q & A – Just Shoot It 118

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Whether you’ve sent in your question by email, voicemail, or carrier pigeon, fear not because Oren and Matt are here to help. Tune in as our intrepid hosts take on your listener questions. They cover topics like when it’s time to hire a lawyer and agent, how to promote yourself at film festivals, and how to make the most out of a summer in LA.