From Indie Features to Ryan Murphy shows with Maggie Kiley – Just Shoot It 111

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We sit down with film and television director, Maggie Kiley (Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Riverdale, 9-1-1) to discuss her journey from acting in New York to directing in LA. In this episode Maggie discusses how she utilizes her acting background onset, the importance of listening when directing for television, and how to cultivate a strong mentor-mentee relationship.

Be sure to look out for Maggie’s name during upcoming episodes of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and George R.R. Martin’s, Nightflyers.

From Indy Mogul to Indie Feature w Bobby Miller – Just Shoot It 110

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This week we sit down with writer/director, Bobby Miller to discuss the making of his debut feature film, The Cleanse (now playing!). In this episode Bobby shares his experiences working with A-list talent and Animatronics, the importance of resilience in Hollywood, and the power of a haunting ending to close out your movie.

To learn more about the The Cleanse, visit TheCleanseFilm.com or Letsgetpure.com.

Master of the Bootleg Universe w Adi Shankar – Just Shoot It 102

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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.

Confessions of a Video Essayist w Lessons from the Screenplay’s Michael Tucker – Just Shoot It 98

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Lessons from the Screenplay is one of the most popular, exciting and insightful video essay series on youtube, so we were ecstatic to have the series’ host and creator Michael Tucker on Just Shoot It. Michael is a director and writer in his own right, and started Lessons from the Screenplay to learn more about the craft of screenwriting. It’s a great conversation with a smart, insightful creator who’s learned from the best of the best and is ready to pass those lessons along to you.