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Episode 79: Al Thompson (Actor, Writer, Director, Producer)

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On the next episode of the Double Down Film Show multi-hyphenate actor/writer/producer/director Al Thompson of ValDean Entertainment will be breaking down the web series game and how actors and content creators can take charge of their own career and cut out the middle man.  Al has been a featured actor in The Royal Tenenbaums, A Walk to Remember, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, The Cleveland Show and dozens of student films.

As a writer/producer/director he’s created and starred in a slew of award-winning new web series including the comedies Johnny B. Homeless, Baby Daddy Memoirs, the drama Lenox Avenue and most-recently the sci-fi series Odessa.  Some his web series have been picked up by Comedy Central, Atom.com and BET.

What should you always have READY when your new project drops??
How should you launch a YouTube video so people actually WATCH IT?
?How can you make your project STAND OUT from the rest at a festival??
What ADVANTAGE do actors have crossing over to the director’s chair?
?How can NOT releasing your video online help you attract a distributor?

Break out your pens and pads, cause this it’s going to be another chock-a-block wisdom-filled episode of advice from someone who’s been there and done that.  Y’all know how we get down – No B.S. No pie-in-the-sky filmmaking fantasy. No airy fan-boy interviews. Nothing but the practical lessons, hard-won wisdom and strategy from fellow filmmakers hustling in the trenches.  Every Wednesday night at 9pm E.S.T. or download us on iTunes at your convenience.

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