Writing for television with Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener from The Mindy Project, Scrubs, American Dad, and many more!

May 25, 2017
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Writers Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener discuss their 20 year writing partnership working on hit comedy series such as The Mindy Project, Scrubs, American Dad, Psyche, and the 2006 Academy Awards ceremony.

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Natalie Morales on developing an acting career in film and television

May 19, 2017
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Natalie Morales on her career in film and television, her passion for directing and her upcoming feature film  Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, opening in theatres this September. Natalie has appeared on the hit television series Parks and Rec, Girls, Crashing, Grace and Frankie, Santa Clarita Diet, and The Grinder. 

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Director Daniel Raim on the NEW documentary Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story and His NEW series for FilmStruck!

May 12, 2017
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Oscar nominated director Daniel Raim shares his insights on the NEW documentary Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Executive Produced by Danny DeVito. The documentary opens Friday, May 12th at Laemmle Monica Center in Santa Monica and other Laemmle theatres in Los Angeles. Learn more from http://haroldandlillian.com https://www.laemmle.com/

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A fascinating and moving account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson: two unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of renowned films including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket and many more.

Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim chronicles their remarkable marriage and extraordinary careers through six decades of movie-making history.

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A candid chat on being a screenwriter and a dad w/ Brent Goldberg of the Ryan Reynolds comedy Van Wilder

May 5, 2017
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A candid chat in a diner (excuse the background noise) on being a screenwriter and a dad with Brent Goldberg. With his writing partner David Wagner, he wrote the Ryan Reynolds comedy Van Wilder. We dig into the rollercoaster ride of a career in screenwriting with some profound and funny insights on the longevity of a career. 

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Larry Dorf from the NEW TV Land comedy Nobodies on co-creating the show biz satire featuring Melissa McCarthy

April 27, 2017
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Actor, writer, and co-creator of TV Land's NEW original series Nobodies shares how his real life experiences with co-creators Rachel Ramras and Hugh Davidson influenced this show biz satire featuring friends Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Watch every Wednesday at 10 pm and anytime on-demand on tvland.com You can follow Larry Dorf on Instagram @larrydorf

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Oscar winning editor Alan Heim on All That Jazz, Lenny, Network and the editor-director collaboration

April 20, 2017
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Oscar winning editor Alan Heim takes us inside the editor-director collaboration as well as playing with story structure on Lenny and All that Jazz with director Bob Fosse and his long working relationship with director Sidney Lumet which includes the Oscar winning classic Network. Also, we delve into a fascinating discussion on how a director's expectations of the film can change in the editing room.

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Actress Kate Flannery from The Office on a career in comedy!

April 4, 2017
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Actress Kate Flannery on her 9 season run on the hit NBC comedy series The Office opposite Steve Carell, her time at Second City, working with Jane Lynch, her comedy lounge singer duo The Lampshades, and much more!

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Inside the Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire w/ Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer

March 29, 2017
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A look inside the Robin Williams comedy hit Mrs. Doubtfire with Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer which also includes a discussion on her craft and career as a writer in movies and television. The screenplay for Mrs Doubtfire is ranked on the WGA's list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays.

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Emmy Winner James Burrows on directing Cheers, Frasier, Will and Grace, and Friends

March 23, 2017
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Emmy winning director James Burrows joins The Road to Cinema Podcast to share his thoughts on directing some of the most acclaimed half hour multi-camera comedies in American television history. Among the many hits include: 'Cheers', 'Frasier', 'Friends', 'The Big Bang Theory', '2 Broke Girls', and 'Will & Grace' which is preparing a return to NBC in the near future.

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Producer Effie Brown on making indie hit Dear White People, the craft of producing, and her experience on HBO’s Project Greenlight - a reality series from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

March 16, 2017
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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

The Brewer Brothers on making the Justin Bieber Music Video Where Are Ü Now and directing Nicolas Cage in The Trust

March 9, 2017
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Directors Ben and Alex Brewer take us behind the scenes of their work on music videos with artists Justin Bieber and Passion Pit. We'll also delve into their day-to-day life as filmmakers and the making of their debut feature film The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood. http://jogroadproductions.com/2017/03/09/the-brewer-brothers-on-making-the-justin-bieber-music-video-where-are-u-now-and-directing-nicolas-cage-in-the-trust/

Beth Grant on her acting career and collaborating with Mindy Kaling, Natalie Portman and James Franco

March 2, 2017
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The Mindy Project's Beth Grant shares insights from her acting career and how her role in Rain Main set the course for her long, successful career in film and television working with actors such as, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Octavia Spencer, James Franco, Tom Cruise, and Dustin Hoffman. http://jogroadproductions.com/2017/03/02/the-mindy-projects-beth-grant-shares-profound-truths-from-her-acting-career-and-her-collaborations-with-mindy-kaling-james-franco-and-natalie-portman/

Ben Mankiewicz on being a host at Turner Classic Movies and this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival

February 23, 2017
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TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz talks all things Turner Classic Movies including the rigourous audition process. We also learn what we can look forward to at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival.

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Hidden Figures Screenwriter Allison Schroeder talks process, inspiration, and the joy of an Oscar nomination

February 16, 2017
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Oscar nominated 'Hidden Figures' screenwriter Allison Schroeder joins us to discuss balancing research and narrrative, creating nuanced characters, the potential of a 'Hidden Figures' Broadway musical, and how she reacted to the news of her Oscar nomination. http://jogroadproductions.com/2017/02/16/oscar-nominated-hidden-figures-screenwriter-allison-schroeder-talks-research-craft-her-passion-for-movies/

Screenwriter Heywood Gould on how the TOM CRUISE hit movie Cocktail was inspired by real life experiences

February 1, 2017
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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.

Rules Don’t Apply Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall on collaborating with director Warren Beatty

November 22, 2016
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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.

 

True New York documentary w/ directors JEREMY WORKMAN and JORDAN ROTH

November 14, 2016
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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

Doctor Strange Screenwriter JON SPAIHTS and NEW film PASSENGERS starring - JENNIFER LAWRENCE - CHRIS PRATT

November 3, 2016
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Screenwriter Jon Spaihts talks working with Marvel on Doctor Strange and his new film Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

The Eagle Huntress Director OTTO BELL on making an epic documentary with a low budget

November 1, 2016
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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.

Editor Lynzee Klingman on making ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and working w/ directors ROBERT REDFORD - DANNY DEVITO - MILOS FORMAN

October 20, 2016
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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.

Andrew Neel on directing GOAT w/ NICK JONAS and JAMES FRANCO

September 22, 2016
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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.

Sully Screenwriter TODD KOMARNICKI on writing the CLINT EASTWOOD directed film - starring TOM HANKS

September 8, 2016
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Sully Screenwriter Todd Komarnicki shares the development of the NEW Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood directed drama.

JOHN KRASINSKI - MARGO MARTINDALE at The Hollars Press Conference

August 25, 2016
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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.

Ben Lyons and Josh Horowitz on creating JUNKETEERS - JOSH DUHAMEL - CHLOE GRACE MORETZ - BELLA THORNE - EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

August 22, 2016
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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!

Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on their film OVATION, independent filmmaking, and a NEW Virtural Reality Series DEFROST

August 2, 2016
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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.

Screenwriter Harris Goldberg on pitching, working with a writing partner, and directing NUMB starring MATTHEW PERRY

July 26, 2016
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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.

Director Travis Mills talks self-distributing DURANT’S NEVER CLOSES - STARRING - TOM SIZEMORE - PETER BOGDANOVICH

July 19, 2016
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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!

Austin Pendleton - Actor WHAT’S UP DOC? - CATCH 22 - THE MUPPET MOVIE - MY COUSIN VINNY

June 16, 2016
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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.

Screenwriter Wiliam Goldman Documentary Kickstarter Campaign ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN - THE PRINCESS BRIDE - BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

June 8, 2016
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Filmmaker Caroline Case on her Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the NEW documentary Nobody Knows Anything: Except William Goldman. Goldman is the Oscar winning screenwriter behind Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, The Princess Bride, and Misery. Click here to visit their Kickstarter site and learn how you can donate to the film!
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David Garrett - Screenwriter STUDIO 4 - JAMES FRANCO FILM / ACTING SCHOOL

May 12, 2016
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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

Philip Swift - Director THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY - Documentary

April 24, 2016
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Director Philip Swift discusses his work on The Dark Side of Disney documentary available April 20th on DVD & On-Demand through Amazon & Vimeo. Learn more on their Facebook page & Website   http://www.dsoddoc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dsoddoc  

Nancy Buirski- Director BY SIDNEY LUMET - Documentary - TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

April 17, 2016
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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

#69 - John Lee - Director PEE-WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY - STARRING - PAUL REUBENS

April 4, 2016
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Director John Lee on making the Netflix original movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday which marks the cinematic return of Pee-wee Herman.

#68 - Xavier Giannoli - Director MARGUERITE

April 1, 2016
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Director XAVIER GIANNOLI discusses his NEW film MARGUERITE. For more information on finding the film at a theater near you, please visit cohenmedia.net

#67 - Brian Burgoyne - (DP) Cinematographer HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS - STARRING - SALLY FIELD - MAX GREENFIELD

March 22, 2016
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A conversation with (DP) cinematographer Brian Burgoyne of the NEW comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield.

#66 - Joe Robert Cole - Screenwriter THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON - STARRING - CUBA GOODING JR. - JOHN TRAVOLTA

March 14, 2016
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A conversation with screenwriter Joe Robert Cole on his work for the NEW FX miniseries The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

#65 - Nelson Cragg (DP) Cinematographer THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON - STARRING - CUBA GOODING JR. - JOHN TRAVOLTA

March 6, 2016
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A conversation with (DP) cinematographer Nelson Cragg of the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.

#64 - Evgeny Afineevsky - Director WINTER ON FIRE - NETFLIX Documentary

February 24, 2016
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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.

#63 - Jennifer Deaton - Screenwriter JACK OF THE RED HEARTS - STARRING - ANNASOPHIA ROBB - FAMKE JANSSEN

February 23, 2016
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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.

#62 - Douglas McGrath- Director BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS - HBO Documentary

February 17, 2016
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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.

#61 - Jonathon Braun - EDITOR Working w/ Orson Welles & THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

February 8, 2016
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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.

#60 - Keith Powell - Actor/Director 30 ROCK - KEITH BROKE HIS LEG

January 28, 2016
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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

#59 - Bill Pohlad - Director LOVE & MERCY - STARRING - PAUL DANO - JOHN CUSACK - ELIZABETH BANKS - PAUL GIAMATTI

January 20, 2016
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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.

#58 - Gabrielle Demeestere - Director YOSEMITE - STARRING - JAMES FRANCO - HENRY HOPPER

January 7, 2016
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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.

#57 - Tom Cross - Editor JOY - WHIPLASH - LA LA LAND

December 20, 2015
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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.

#56 - Claudia Castello- Editor CREED - STARRING - MICHAEL B. JORDAN - SYLVESTER STALLONE

December 15, 2015
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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.

#55 - MICHAEL CAINE - HARVEY KEITEL - JANE FONDA - PAUL DANO - RACHEL WEISZ - Youth Press Conference

December 3, 2015
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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.

#54 - F.X. Feeney - Author ORSON WELLES: POWER, HEART, AND SOUL

November 9, 2015
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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

#53 - Travis Mills - Director DURANT’S NEVER CLOSES - STARRING - TOM SIZEMORE - PETER BOGDANOVICH

October 29, 2015
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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.