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Tonight for our Monday Night Special we present Director Giovanni Sticco. We will be discussing his career and his new project 51, The Movie. Giovanni was born in Hollywood, California, the son of famous Rockabilly singer Johnny Stark. Giovanni has been involved in film for a number of years dealing with subjects such as Horror, Science Fiction and Dramatic films. His credits include The Encounter, Resurrection Cemetery Lust and The Visitors. Giovanni presently works in Las Vegas and has a small production company Hollywood Tower Productions LLC.
In "Full Circle", a dedicated priest comes across a disturbing photo of a child in a casket while he's cleaning out the home of a recently deceased older woman. He finds himself pulled between the spiritual and physical worlds until coming to the unexpected revelation behind the photo. Karla S Bryant began screenwriting by giving the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge a try. All of her entries placed so she then took SreenwritingU intensive class. Her 1st short story, “Not My Secret to Tell” is optioned by Mondall Films in NYC. Karla adapted Full Circle, her 2nd story, as a screenplay. Currently its in production by Living Storm Productions (LSP). 2 other stories, “Thicker Than Water” and “One More Turn” have both been named as #1 top-rated stories for their respective months on Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope website. Director/Producer for LSP, Jeff Blankenship directed 2 short films written by Craig Olson “Killboy & Krash” and “Stones”. He was DOP on the short “Red Light”, written by Ethan Kanfer. He created a silent film style promo video for Farmmatch.com, a business linking farmers to consumers. His directed “Freud” written by Craig Olson, currently in the film fest circuit.He has owned a video production company that produced video services for commercial and consumer markets. Bryan Royston, a founding LSP member and co-owner, which he started, along with Alex Contreras and David Warner back in 2010, Produces. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.co
The Movie Geeks discuss the latest movie news including the passing of acotr/director Richard Attenborough, review the latest releases (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Night Moves), and reveal their picks for which films deserved nominations and wins for Best Picture throughout the 1990's.
Nick Vallelonga, director,(PT 2) producer, writer, actor, developed 1st appeared in the wedding scenes of The Godfather at 12. He had roles in Family Business, Prizzi’s Honor, Goodfellas, and The Pope of Greenwich Village. Nick and writer/director Christopher Coppola teamed up on Deadfall starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Biehn, James Coburn, Charlie Sheen, Peter Fonda, Talia Shire. Nick wrote and directed A Brilliant Disguise starring Tony Denison, Lysette Anthony, and Corbin Bernsen, and Corporate Ladder starring Kathleen Kinmont, Tony Denison, Ben Cross, Jon Polito and Jennifer O'Neil. Nick wrote, produced, directed, acted in In the Kingdom of the Blind. staring William Petersen, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Leo Rossi, Kristian Alfonso and Nick's dad, Tony Lip (The Sopranos). In 2005 Nick tested the limits of low-budget HD cinema with Disturbance" (aka Choker) starring himself, Paul Sloan, Colleen Porch, Hayley DuMond and Tony Denison. He produced and directed, All In, starring Dominique Swain, Michael Madsen, Louis Gossett Jr., and James Russo. He produced Machine, with writer director Michael Lazar. It starred Michael Madsen, Neal McDonough, Paul Sloan, James Russo, Michael Lazar and Nick. Then he produced A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper, starring Disney’s Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Vincent Spano, DeDee Pfeiffer, Sally Kellerman, Ed Lauter, and Nick. He produced and directed Stiletto, starring Tom Berenger, Michael Biehn, Stana Katic, Paul Sloan, William Forsythe, James Russo, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Kelly Hu, Amanda Brooks, Tony Lip, Dominique Swain and D.B. Sweeney. In 2011, he directed Yellow Rock, starring Michael Biehn, James Russo, Lenore Andriel, Michael Spears and Eddie Spears. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com
Michael Frost Beckner "The Screewriter Series" EP 5 Screenwriter on Rex Sikes' Movie Beat. Michael launched his writing career with three record-making “spec” script sales: Texas Lead & Gold, Cutthroat Island, Hunchback of Notre Dame. He's writtern dozens of screenplays, studio rewrites, twenty pilots for commercial and cable networks, numerous episodes for network television, His first original film Sniper spawned three sequels. His big-screen success came with Universal's Spy Games, directed by Tony Scott starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. He created, Excutive Producered and wrote the CBS series, The Agency. He began his career as director, Barry Levinson’s Writing Assistant working with the director on Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man. From 1997 to 2008, he worked extensively with director, Sydney Pollack, adapting John Le Carre’s The Night Manager and writing two more films and developing two television series. Recent writing credits include: CSI: Crime Scene Investigators, Discovery's Gold Fever, and he is preparing the Spy Game prequel Muir’s Gambit for production and has adapted his novel Berlin Mesa into a 4 hour mini-series for AMC, Beckner is currently working on City of Lies with director Wolfgang Petersen. upcoming Civil War Event Mini-Series To Appomattox. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com
Peter Marshall, Pt 28 The Director's Series - The nuts & bolts of directing film and television with Peter Marshall. Peter has had a 35-year career and has worked as a PA, dolly grip, electrician, assistant cameraman, commercial production manager, first assistant director, TV series creative consultant, television producer and director. He has worked on industrial films, documentaries; television commercials, music videos; Emmy Award nominated TV series and features. Peter has directed over 30 TV episodes and written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary educational programs. His works have won, or been nominated for 14 International awards. He's worked for directors such as Zack Snyder, John Woo, Ed Wick, Phillip Noyce, John Balham, Roger Adam, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth & Kim Manners. He has worked with actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Kathy Bates, Adam Sandler and Peter O'Toole. Other credits inclurde scores of television series as 1st Ad & as a director. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com
The Movie Geeks speak with film composer Kevin Riepl about his latest score Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.
Plus, the latest movie news, including HBO's planned remake of Westworld, the passing of Lauren Bacall, and who we think should have won Best Picture every year throughout the 1980's.
The Movie Geeks speak with actor/director Joe Swanberg about his new film Happy Christmas starring Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham, and producer Norton Herrick about Very Good Girls starring Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning. Both films are currently in limited release and on VOD.
Plus, discussions of the latest movie headlines and assorted topics, including the goings-on at this year's Comic Con (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman vs. Superman), the works of director Ken Russell, and the most unexpected deaths in movie history.
The Movie Geeks speak with actress/director Zoe Quist, whose thriller Raw Cut and drama Mining for Ruby are now available through VOD. Plus, director Mark Jackson discusses his searing drama War Story starring Catherine Keener and Ben Kingsley.
Plus, a rountable discussion on modern film noirs, the pleasures of bad cinema, and reviews of Guardians of the Galaxy and Get On Up.
Horror Equity Fund, LLC leads the industry in genre-specific funding solutions for horror-centric projects including films, ancillary rights exploitation and other horror-related projects. Unlike “pre-sale” or donation-based crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, which solicit donations or contributions in return for a poster, download, or other consideration, Horror Projects presented through HEF offer real ownership and profit participation (an equitable interest) for its Investors. Horror projects include: Transmedia market projects; Feature Films; TV Episodic(s); Graphic Novels; Motion Comics and more. We talk with: CEO Marlon W. Schulman’s an entrepreneurial producer and attorney, his specialty is the creation of diverse profit-driven entertainment products and services through innovatively conceived integration of proven strategies with new technologies. Brian Herskowitz is a veteran Hollywood producer, writer, and director of feature films, TV series and digital series. He is the author of the best-selling book, Process to Product: A Practical Guide to Screenwriting and is a faculty member at the Boston University of Los Angeles' graduate degree program. Peter Flood,is a story analyst with fifteen years experience in both development and acquisitions for Buena Vista Motion Picture Group (Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, Miramax & National Geographic Films. And John Crye has shepherded a body of work to the screen that reads like a roll-call of great indie cinema, including such films as MEMENTO, DONNIE DARKO, THE PRESTIGE, WHALE RIDER, MONSTER and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more http://www.rexsikes.com, RexSikesMovieBeat.me *Show does not consitute legal advice.
Robert Luketic, Director, made his feature film directorial debut in 2001, with the smash hit, Legally Blonde. Starring Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as blonde sorority queen turned lawyer Elle Woods, Legally Blonde was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Subsequently, Luketic has delivered an impressive string of A-List Hollywood features. Most recently, Luketic directed the 2013 corporate thriller, Paranoia starring Oscar nominated Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Oscar nominated Gary Oldman as well as the 2010 romantic thriller, Killers with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher. Previously, Luketic helmed the highly successful 2009 romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. In 2008, Luketic directed the action adventure drama 21, which was inspired by the true story of the very brightest young minds in the country and how they took Vegas for millions. The film starred Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth and Oscar nominated Laurence Fishburne.Prior to that, Luketic directed the 2005 box office hit, Monster-in-Law starring Jennifer Lopez and Oscar winner Jane Fonda. Monster-in-Law marked Fonda’s first acting role in fifteen years. Additionally, Luketic directed the 2004 romantic comedy Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! featuring Kate Bosworth, Nathan Lane, Josh Duhamel and Topher Grace. Currently, Luketic is casting for his next film, Expendabelles, a highoctane, female driven, action/comedy spin-off of the successful Expendables franchise. Born in Sydney, Australia, Luketic studied at the prestigious Victorian College of Arts School of Film and Television, VCA. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com
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