It’s finally arrived! We are happy to present a live show that’s all about commercial directing. This episode we are joined by hotshot Carlyn Hudson (Boss Cheer, Distance, The Big Spoon), commercial veteran Jordan Brady (Toyota, Chrysler, Respect the Process podcast), and music video rockstar (get it?) Tim Nackashi (OK Go, Maroon 5, Sean Paul). They’ve joined us and a packed audience to discuss anything and everything you need to know about directing commercials.
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You know Payman’s directing work on Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn 99, Angie Tribeca, The Good Place and Key & Peele, and he’s joined us for a live discussion at USC.
Adi Shankar is the producer of Studio Films such as The Grey, Dredd, and A Walk Among the Tombstones. But he gained notoriety by releasing his own bootleg fan films based on The Punisher, Venom, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Now he has directed new series for Netflix and talks about his don’t-wait-for-permission philosophy behind making the projects that get him excited.
Matt and Oren tackle listner questions this week. We cover everything from apprenticeships, to booking that first commercial gig, to working on weekends.
It’s winter in Los Angeles, and Matt and Oren are answering listener questions from across the globe.
Live from Matt’s apartment, it’s Paul Briganti! Since we last sat down with Paul he’s directed a pair of pilots, a feature, and has started his second season of Saturday Night Live. We’ll learn what it takes to put up a cinematic, hilarious sketch once a week in one of the most famously high-pressure comedy environments of all time. It’s a great peek behind the curtain at SNL, from a director’s perspective.