The Breakthrough Year (and Listener Questions) with Carlyn Hudson – Just Shoot It 123

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Carlyn Hudson returns this week to help Matt and Oren answer the latest listener questions. She also discusses what is was like writing/directing for the new TV series “Boss Cheer” (a narrative show about the world of competitive cheerleading), and she goes into how and why this year was a turning point for her professionally. Check it out!

 

The Breakthrough Year (and Listener Questions) with Carlyn Hudson – Just Shoot It 123

acting, directing, episode, Interview, Listener Questions, Producing, Screenwriting

Carlyn Hudson returns this week to help Matt and Oren answer the latest listener questions. She also discusses what is was like writing/directing for the new TV series “Boss Cheer” (a narrative show about the world of competitive cheerleading), and she goes into how and why this year was a turning point for her professionally. Check it out!

 

Getting Your First Feature Right with Never Goin’ Back’s Augustine Frizzell – Just Shoot It 122

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Augustine Frizzell sits down with Matt and Oren to talk about her path to making her breakout film Never Goin’ Back out August 3rd. It’s based on her wild teenage years, and we dive deep on her deciding to scrap the first draft of her completed film, to start all over and get it perfect. It’s a frank, relatable conversation with an exciting new filmmaker.

From Blacklist to Directing your First Multi-Million Dollar Movie with 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 about how Elijah got his first two screenplays on the Black List in the same year and hustled to get Hot Summer Nights made. 

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.

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.