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.
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
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
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
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/
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.
Hidden Figures Screenwriter Allison Schroeder talks process, inspiration, and the joy of an Oscar nomination
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 Joshua Conkel on working with actor/director Danny DeVito on the short film 'Curmudgeons.' http://jogroadproductions.com/2017/02/09/from-stage-to-screen-writer-joshua-conkel-on-developing-curmudgeons-with-danny-devito/
Screenwriter Heywood Gould on how the TOM CRUISE hit movie Cocktail was inspired by real life experiences
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
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 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
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. 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
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.
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 shares the development of the NEW Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood directed drama.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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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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
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
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
Director John Lee on making the Netflix original movie Pee-wee's Big Holiday which marks the cinematic return of Pee-wee Herman.
#67 - Brian Burgoyne - (DP) Cinematographer HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS - STARRING - SALLY FIELD - MAX GREENFIELD
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
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
A conversation with (DP) cinematographer Nelson Cragg of the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
#52 - Abi Morgan - Screenwriter SUFFRAGETTE - STARRING - CAREY MULLIGAN - MERYL STREEP - HELENA BONHAM CARTER
A conversation with screenwriter Abi Morgan about her NEW film Suffragette starring Carey Mulliagn, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep.
#51 - James Vanderbilt - Screenwriter/Director TRUTH - STARRING - CATE BLANCHETT - ROBERT REDFORD - TOPHER GRACE
A conversation with writer/director James Vanderbilt of the NEW film Truth starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.
#50 - Jon Peters - Producer BATMAN - RAIN MAN - CADDYSHACK - A STAR IS BORN - THE COLOR PURPLE - SUPERMAN RETURNS
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.
A conversation with director Ken Kwapis of the new film A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.
A conversation with Oscar nominated screenwriter and director Oren Moverman on his new film "Time Out of Mind" starring Richard Gere.
#47 - Braxton Pope - Producer THE CANYONS - STARRING - LINDSAY LOHAN - DIRECTED BY PAUL SCHRADER - WRITTEN BY BRET EASTON ELLIS
A conversation with producer Braxton Pope. We discuss the role of the producer in today's independent film world. Also, Braxton's work as a producer on the Kickstarter funded film The Canyons written by Bret Easton Ellis, directed by Paul Schrader, and starring Lindsay Lohan.
#46 - LILY TOMLIN - SAM ELLIOTT - PAUL WEITZ - Grandma Press Conference / Interview w/ Writer/Director
A press conference featuring actors Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott and Writer/Director Paul Weitz for the new film Grandma. Also a special one on one interview with writer/director Paul Weitz.
A special roundtable discussion among journalists and myself with director/screenwriter Noah Baumbach, actress/screenwriter Greta Gerwig, and actress Lola Kirke of the new film Mistress America.