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, and Film Festivals, A Just Shoot It Q & A – Just Shoot It 118

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Whether you’ve sent in questions via 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.

Action, Comedy & Style with Key & Peele Director Peter Atencio – Just Shoot It 117

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Join us for a conversation with rockstar comedy director, Peter Atencio. Not only has he directed every episode of Key and Peele, but he’s also directed for Last Man On Earth, the movie Keanu, and is currently working on a new pilot for ABC. Listen in for some hilarious anecdotes about working on Key and Peele, as well as a candid discussion about the ups and downs of comedy directing and what’s it’s like to travel abroad and out of state on a job.

Passion Projects and Union “Flips” – Just Shoot It 116

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This week get ready for a classic Oren and Matt catch up episode! Tune in as Oren regales us with tales from his latest commercial campaign, while Matt tells us about his latest passion project and how he just shot it! Matt and Oren then do a deep dive on Hollywood unions, teamsters, and what it really means for a shoot to “flip”.

Also don’t forget to check out Oren’s unpaid endorsement at https://www.qimaging.com/products/software/.

How to Act On Set with That One Auditions’ Alyshia Ochse – Just Shoot It 115

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Tune in for a special crossover episode with actress, author, and host of the podcast That One Audition, Alyshia Ochse. Having acted in True Detective, Ballers, Life Sentence, and a variety of soap operas, Alyshia has years of auditioning experience and set work under her belt. She also hosts the podcast, “That One Audition,” where she interviews top actors and discuss their most life-changing audition tales. In this episode, we cover the dos and don’ts of auditioning, from both the actor and director perspectives. We also discuss what truly goes into commercial casting, as well as tips for self taping and acting reels.
You can learn more about Alyshia and “That One Audition” at https://alyshiaochse.com and https://alyshiaochse.com/podcast/.

Making Your Short Film Work For You with Jesse Atlas – Just Shoot It 114

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This week we sit down with writer/director Jesse Atlas, known for his high-concept, character driven genre thrillers. Having directed the hit short films “Record/Play” (Sundance, 2013) and “Let Them Die Like Lovers” (Tribeca, 2018), Jesse talks about how to leverage your short film and expand it into a feature or series. Listen in as Jesse provides invaluable tools and strategies for making the most out of your short.
He also tells us all about his class “Storytelling For Short Form Content,” a workshop which teaches how to develop your brand/voice for your short. Learn more about his class and check out both shorts at autonomika.com.

Professional Pranks and Magic Tricks with Dan Siegel and Shane Spiegel – Just Shoot It 113

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Dan Siegel (writer/producer) and Shane Spiegel (director/producer) are a comedy duo and the creative geniuses behind the Universal Kids show, “Junk Drawer Magical Adventures”. In this episode Dan and Shane tell us about the development and making of show, as well as their experiences pulling off elaborate pranks for the Captain Underpants franchise and on prank TV shows. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this truly hilarious episode. Be sure to keep an eye out for “Junk Drawer Magical Adventures” on the Universal Kids Channel (coming soon!). Til then, if you’re looking for a laugh check out the short videos Dan and Shane shot for the “Captain Underpants Pranks For Good” Contest at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVUTZTqSomU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqFuxAUNJ8.

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.