Hustlers & Chick Flicks with Producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas – Just Shoot It 183

Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas is a producer, writer, ex-agent, chick-flick-advocate and all around badass. She tells the story of how she brought the hit movie Hustlers to audiences despite hearing “no” all over hollywood, the time she got her highschool boyfriend on CHiPs, and how the term “chick flick” is a compliment of the highest order. Oren and I (Matt) take a trip over to Elaine’s bungalow on the lot to sit down with this Hollywood power player.

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Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers.

Matt Enlow is a director working in comedy. His website is

Oren Kaplan is a director and VFX artist who has directed the theatrical feature, The Hammer, a Lifetime movie, and countless branded content videos. His website is

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