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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first feature film made in Hollywood by joining your friends in podcasting on location as they take a tour through Hollywood History with their guides John Girodo and Marc Wanamaker of Hollywood Heritage.
Learn all about The Squaw Man, Cecil B. Demille, The Lasky Feature Play Company, the transformation of sleepy Hollywood into “The Dream Factory”, the first female Sheriff in the U.S. and the first director of “talkies” (also a woman!).
It’s an informative, inspiring, and frequently hilarious 68 minutes from a “secret location” somewhere in America …
It’s the return of Luke Y. Thompson! Whether as a film critic, the editor of Topless Robot, or as an actor who co-stars in an awesome sci-fi film released this week in the U.S.A., LYT Rules!
If you love movies, if you love popular culture, if you love journalism, if you love spirited, insightful and irreverent conversation, you’ll love episode 369 of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
How does a show that begins with a lengthy discussion of Phil’s hairstyles thru the years end up being so darn inspiring?
When it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, of course!
On this week’s show, Dean and Phil discuss The Paramount Ranch, westerns, Chaplin, Alexander Payne, the moon landing and history belonging to those that move and delight us.
Dean shares great advice for comedy writers.
Phil explains both the good and the bad in our move to BlogTalkRadio.
Then, your friends in podcasting remember a famous werewolf, a punk rock icon, the Grand Dame of Broadway, the preeminent bass player of his generation, the last “real man”, a war hero and Olympian, and a 21 year-old actress and filmmaker.
Next week is the 7th Anniversary of the free weekly podcast that has been changing the way people listen to the internet since May of 2007.
Please help your friends in podcasting prepare their anniversary show by writing to them with your favorite Chillpak Hollywood memories.
Also, if you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area and are interested in discount tickets to Sci-Fest (where you can see Dean on-stage in Ray Bradbury’s “Kaleidoscope”), please write and let us know.
Finally, please help Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness complete their new film by visiting The Lady Killers, watching the official trailer, reading about the film, making a donation (if possible) and spreading the word!
Now enjoy this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour …
3 Tips for Hollywood Newbie's
Would you go on a trip if you didn’t know where you’re going? How do you navigate a route if you don’t know the final destination? Every year over 100,000 dreamers pack up their lives, quit their day jobs and move to Hollywood to pursue a career in the entertainment business; but most don’t have an address for their dreams.
There are 3 major steps you need to take so you can save time, money and create the opportunities you want in the entertainment business.
Step #1- Get Local Experience. First, make a list of all your skills.
Step #2- Make Local Connections- Maybe you’ve tried calling several key people in your area, but they are not hiring.
Step #3- Living Requirements- Most likely if you live anywhere else besides New York or Hollywood, you get a lot for your money.
Once you get to Hollywood, there are many options of ways to make money and still have time to pursue your dream career. Next week, I will share the top 8 day jobs in Hollywood.
Hollywood Helper helps creative individuals break into the entertainment industry. Whether you’re new to the business or need some specific advice in your career in front of the camera or behind the scenes, Hollywood Helper is your guide.
Join me on Hollywood Helper live with Hutch. For more information, register at http://www.HollywoodHelper.com or contact us at info@HollywoodHelper.com
It’s all about comedy on this week’s show … From Dean Haglund’s one-man improv at Sci-Fest 2014 to Dean and Phil’s movie The Lady Killers,, from a video demonstrating what comedic filmmakers can learn from Edgar Wright to the foreign distribution of American comedies, your friends in podcasting get serious about the subject of laughter. Heck there’s even the possibility of Phil directing a remake of Notting Hill set in … China?! All that, plus the peerless Maya Angelou is remembered. This week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
This show first became available in May of 2007 and the original description was as follows:
Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness bring you movie chat from the inner workings of Hollywood’s indie film machine.
Today’s Topics: Dean comments on a documentary he saw at the Silver Lake Film Festival called “Improbable Collapse”, a film he saw at , and Phil reports on a “star” ceremony in Palm Springs, the addition of to their Walk of Fame.
The guys also talk about “Spiderman 3″, “Waitress”, the MPAA and the history of the X rating, gaming the ratings board, and art vs commerce vs freedom of expression.
And oh yeah… they don’t accept screenplay submissions, just finished films.
Forgive us if the sound quality of this week’s show is a little shaky … With missed flights and broken laptops, it’s amazing we managed to get a new show produced this week at all (and closer to our usual Monday release than the past two weeks).
From the stumbling opening, to the less than elegant closing, your friends in podcasting are flying without a net this week. There’s no chance to edit or smooth out the audio levels.
The conversation is classic Chillpak, however, touching on topics ranging from the death of Harold Ramis to the careers of Boris Karloff and Preston Sturgess, from deadly on-set accidents to the difference between “victims” and survivors”, from Dean’s road trip with Billy Dee Williams to how the Oscar nominees for best picture rate in terms of their roles for women.
Don’t delay, enjoy YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour NOW!
It’s too darn hot in Los Angeles and your friends in podcasting are high as proverbial kites on codeine swirl frappuccinos!
Dean performed in a “Live Event of the Week” and this fact leads to a discussion of public transportation, the immune system and Biddy Mason.
Phil spent all week (and the week before that) trying to get their new film submitted to Sundance, and in the process watch documentaries about The Magnificent Seven, Sam Peckinpah and Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory. He also saw the last film to star the great James Gandolfini (and boasting merely the latest indelible performance from the masterful Tom Hardy).
Two “Lawsuits of the Week” are discussed, which leads to analysis of sexual abuse in Hollywood, domestic violence in professional football and the role of interns in show business.
A great comic and a legendary big-screen villain are remembered.
All that, plus much more … Pass the Chillpak. It’s too darn hot!
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