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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.
This week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour is action-packed. Dean’s birthday adventures and trip to Canada are recounted. YOUR comments regarding last week’s show are shared. The news of a potential X-Files reboot is analyzed from multiple angles. Emmy Awards nominations are praised and criticized. The good and bad of television development news is revealed. The brilliance of Louis CK is admired. Writers, actors and makeup artists are remembered. The question of racial inequality in movies is tackled. The deplorable treatment of Alexander Payne’s masterful “Nebraska” at the hands of Epix and Paramount Vantage is decried. A wise quote from Somerset Maugham is applied to an analysis of recent box office hits and misses … Phew. How did your friends in podcasting get to it all?! Find out …
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!
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!
Matias Bombal is a noted broadcaster, emcee, film historian and reviewer. He lives in Sacramento California; and his show -- Matias Bombal's Hollywood -- is a program of current movie reviews and content within a classic Hollywood and broadcasting framework. Go to the website www.mabhollywood.com to see Matias' reviews, interviews and more!
Your friends in podcasting pick up right where they left off at the end of last week's (very popular) installment. In fact, it's as if they just kept talking ... This week, the discussion touched on the return of Nikki Finke, the charges brought against the Midnight Rider filmmakers, The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the shot down Malaysia Airlines flight, Schrodinger's Cat, our cognitive awareness of a 3-dimensional structure, and much, much more.
Even after more than 7 years of changing the way you listen to the internet, your friends in podcasting are still able to bring you an unusual episode, even by their own admittedly unusual standards!
This week’s show is quite the grab-bag …
It all starts with longtime listener (and key collaborator in The Lady Killers) Shaun Parker telling an amazing true story about his quest to deliver home-made candy to Robert Redford.
Then, Dean interviews his old pal, writer, sketch comic and comic book creator Ian Boothby and Ian’s wife, artist and comic book creator Pia Guerra. They all talk San Diego Comic-Con.
Finally, Phil returns to discuss several movies with Dean.
Something for everyone? We like to think so!
Back when YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour was just getting started (as "From the Heart of Hollywood"), it's quite likely that Erynn Petrulis was the youngest listener of the show, teen-ager, living in the UK, who had already acted on-stage with Dean Haglund (while he was touring the UK with his one-man "X-Files" improv).
Now, 7 years later, Erynn is a college graduate and a budding actress, having appeared in dozens of plays and short films. More important, she becomes the youngest guest yet on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
So, join us poolside, high atop the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, as the delightful Miss Petrulis swaps stories with her two mentors, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness
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 …
Do you like comedy?
Well, then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour! Your friends in podcasting welcome special guest Steve Kaplan. For more than a decade, Steve has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy writing and production. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, Steve created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan’s Punch Line Theatre. He has served as a consultant to such companies as DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, HBO, and has worked with producers and production companies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, London, Ireland, and Sweden. He’s also the author of a great book – The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny. In short, he’s a really big deal!
Trust us, you won’t want the hour to end.
Celebrity deaths, two great television series, 3 great sci-fi movies currently in theaters and part 2 of Dean and Phil’s conversation with comedy guru Steve Kaplan.
It’s a jam-packed Chillpak Hollywood Hour, with three minutes MORE “hour”!