March 16, 2017
Producer Effie Brown gives a masterclass on producing during an inteview highlighting her experiences working in development for Tim Burton and Lee Daniels, producing the indie hit Dear White People, and her time on the HBO reality series Project Greenlight which was spearheaded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. For more episodes of The Road to Cinema Podcast & YouTube series visit http://jogroadproductions.com/roadtocinemablog/ and youtube.com/jogroadproductions
February 1, 2017
Screenwriter/Director Heywood Gould shares how his early days bartending and writing for The New York Post led him to infuse his real life experience into Cocktail starring Tom Cruise and Fort Apache the Bronx starring Paul Newman.
November 22, 2016
Oscar nominated production designer Jeannine Oppewall on her NEW film Rules Don't Apply, working with director Warren Beatty, her craft as a production designer, and collaboarting with director Curtis Hanson on LA Confidential as well as her work on director Garry Ross's Pleasantville, and Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can.
November 14, 2016
True New York directors Jeremy Workman and Jordan Roth take us through the making of this NEW anthology documentary featuring 5 documentary shorts that explore an eclectic mix of subcultures and characters in New York City. Available November 15th on iTunes and DVD. http://firstrunfeatures.com/truenewyork.html
November 3, 2016
Screenwriter Jon Spaihts talks working with Marvel on Doctor Strange and his new film Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
November 1, 2016
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS Director OTTO BELL on making an epic documentary with a low budget. The film is narrated by Daisy Ridley of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Open in theatres in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 2nd.
October 20, 2016
Oscar nominated editor Lynzee Klingman on cutting One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Jack Nicholson. We also discuss her work with directors Milos Forman, Robert Redford, and Danny DeVito. Also, we delve into the Oscar winning Vietnam war documentary Hearts and Minds.
September 22, 2016
Director/screenwriter Andrew Neel on directing the college fraternity hazing drama Goat which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film features performances from Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer, and James Franco. Goat is available in theatres and on-demand on Friday, September 23rd.
September 8, 2016
Sully Screenwriter Todd Komarnicki shares the development of the NEW Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood directed drama.
August 25, 2016
Actor/Director John Krasinski and actress Margo Martindale discuss making their NEW film The Hollars at a press conference for the film's upcoming release on Friday, August 26th.
August 22, 2016
Ben Lyons and Josh Horowitz on creating NEW Comedy Central web series Junketeers featuring cameos from Josh Duhamel, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bella Thorne, Emily Ratajkowski, and many more!
August 2, 2016
Director Henry Jaglom and actress Tanna Frederick discuss their NEW film Ovation, a dramedy set behind the scenes of a stage play. We also discuss Tanna's new virtual reality series Defrost which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Ovation is currently playing in limited theatrical release and you can rent or purchase on-demand through Amazon. You can also learn more from Ovation's Facebook page.
July 26, 2016
Screenwriter Harris Goldberg shares his experiences pitching to executives, working as an in-house screenwriter at Disney, collaborating with a writing partner, the evolution of the movie business, and how a screenwriter can form the best working relationship with a manager.
July 19, 2016
We revisit our past guest director Travis Mills of the film Durant's Never Closes as he shares his experience self distributing the film as well as new projects from his Arizona based production company Running Wild Films. Learn more about Durant's Never Closes from their Facebook page! And check out Running Wild Films on Facebook!
June 16, 2016
Actor Austin Pendleton shares his experiences working with directors Otto Preminger, Mike Nichols, Alan J. Pakula, Billy Wilder, and Peter Bogdanovich. Austin also delves into his take on how to form a successful collaboration between an actor and director on a film set, how Austin was almost cast in Robert Altman's film MASH, and we learn about his experience directing Elizabeth Taylor on Broadway in a stage production of The Little Foxes.
May 12, 2016
Screenwriter David Garrett shares his insights on the mechanics and business of screenwriting. We also learn some important insights from David's screenwriting class at Studio 4, James Franco's film and acting school. Learn more at studio4schools.com
April 17, 2016
A conversation with director Nancy Buirski of the new documentary By Sidney Lumet. The film explores the career of the Oscar nominated filmmaker of Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and The Verdict through a never before seen interview. For more information on the Friday, April 22nd screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, please visit https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/by-sidney-lumet-2016 tribecafilm.com
April 4, 2016
Director John Lee on making the Netflix original movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday which marks the cinematic return of Pee-wee Herman.
April 1, 2016
Director XAVIER GIANNOLI discusses his NEW film MARGUERITE. For more information on finding the film at a theater near you, please visit cohenmedia.net
March 22, 2016
A conversation with (DP) cinematographer Brian Burgoyne of the NEW comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield.
March 14, 2016
A conversation with screenwriter Joe Robert Cole on his work for the NEW FX miniseries The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
March 6, 2016
A conversation with (DP) cinematographer Nelson Cragg of the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.
February 24, 2016
A conversation with director Evgeny Afineevsky of the Oscar nominated documentary Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom which is now available to watch on Netflix.
February 23, 2016
A conversation with screenwriter Jennifer Deaton of the NEW film Jack of the Red Hearts starring AnnaSophia Robb opening select AMC Theatres on February 26th.
February 17, 2016
A conversation with Director Douglas McGrath of the new HBO documentary Becoming Mike Nichols which profiles the early career of Oscar winning director Mike Nichols of The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? as well as the Emmy winning mini-series Angels in America.
February 8, 2016
A conversation with editor Jonathon Braun on his experiences working for Orson Welles in the early 1980s. We also discuss his work editing projects for Orson Welles such as Orson's yet to be completed final film The Other Side of the Wind and the many attempts to complete the film over the last three decades.
January 28, 2016
A conversation with actor/writer/director Keith Powell from the hit NBC series 30 Rock and the NEW comedy web series Keith Broke His Leg. Watch all episodes at getbroken.com
January 20, 2016
A conversation with director Bill Pohlad of the Brian Wilson bio pic Love & Mercy. The film stars Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti.
January 7, 2016
A conversation with director and screenwriter Gabrielle Demeestere of the NEW film Yosemite starring James Franco and Henry Hopper. The film is based on James Franco's short story collection Palo Alto Stories.
December 20, 2015
A conversation with Oscar winning editor Tom Cross of Whiplash and the NEW David O. Russell film Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper.
December 15, 2015
A conversation with editor Claudia Castello of Creed, a new entry in the Rocky franchise. Directed by Ryan Coogler & starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. CLICK HERE! to watch our Road to Cinema YouTube interview w/ Creed Screenwriter Aaron Covington.
December 3, 2015
A special Los Angeles press conference for the NEW film Youth featuring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz, and writer/director Paolo Sorrentino.
November 9, 2015
A conversation with author F.X. Feeney of the NEW book Orson Welles: Power, Heart, and Soul. We also discuss F.X.'s friendship with director Michael Cimino, the Oscar winning filmmaker of The Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate. You can purchase the book on The Critical Press & Amazon.com
October 29, 2015
A conversation with director/screenwriter Travis Mills of the NEW film Durant's Never Closes starring Tom Sizemore and Peter Bogdanovich. We also discuss his company Running Wild Films, how he made 52 Short Films in 52 Weeks, and a detailed discussion on independent filmmaking, film festivals, and crowd funding. Check out his YouTube channel Running Wild Films and follow his Facebook pages Running Wild Films and Durant's Never Closes.
October 22, 2015
A conversation with screenwriter Abi Morgan about her NEW film Suffragette starring Carey Mulliagn, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep.
October 15, 2015
A conversation with writer/director James Vanderbilt of the NEW film Truth starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.
September 23, 2015
A conversation with producer Jon Peters as we discuss the development of the 1989 Batman featuring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton. We also discuss his analysis of a producer's role in making a film, his time as a studio head of Sony Pictures, and his take on the present day movie business. We also cover his experiences in the 1980s; Jon Peters produced with partner Peter Guber such worldwide box office hits as Caddyshack, Rain Man, and The Color Purple. And we learn about Peters' new remake of A Star is Born starring Beyonce Knowles and Bradley Cooper and to be directed by Bradley Cooper.
September 14, 2015
A conversation with director Ken Kwapis of the new film A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.
September 10, 2015
A conversation with Oscar nominated screenwriter and director Oren Moverman on his new film "Time Out of Mind" starring Richard Gere.