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    Guest:Robb Pratt/Animator/Director/Planes/The Replacements

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    Robb Pratt is a Disney veteran, having started at Feature Animation in 1994 as a traditional animator. After animating on such modern Disney classics as “Pocahontas”, “Fantasia 2000”, “Hercules” and “Tarzan”, Robb eventually joined Disney TV Animation as a storyboard artist where he has boarded such shows as “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Kim Possible”. After directing the Disney Channel hit series “The Replacements”, Robb joined DisneyToon Studios as a story artist on the PLANES franchise. A true comic geek, Robb is the producer/director of the fan films "Superman Classic" and it's follow-up, "Bizarro Classic".You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:59

    Profile:Jon Turteltaub/Director/National Treasure Trilogy

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    As one of the most consistently successful feature directors in Hollywood, Jon Turteltaub has captured audiences' attention with his powerful and emotional films including "The Kid," "Instinct," "Phenomenon," "Cool Runnings," "While You Were Sleeping" and "3 Ninjas." Turteltaub also produced and directed the blockbusters "National Treasure" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" which grossed a combined $800 million in worldwide box office.  Continuing his successful partnership with the Walt Disney Company, Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicolas Cage, Turteltaub directed "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" which grossed over $200 million worldwide.  Turteltaub most recent film LAST VEGAS was released winter 2013, with a terrific cast including Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline.  He is currently working alongside Dan Lin (LEGO MOVIE) to develop a feature film for Disney based on the iconic amusement ride SMALL WORLD, and hopes to begin production on the 3rd installment of "National Treasure" sometime next year. Turteltaub contributed to one of the most successful television mini-series in history, "From the Earth to the Moon," when he directed the seventh episode of the series "That's All There Is," which portrayed the camaraderie of the crew of Apollo 12. He was nominated by the DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television. Jon Turteltaub was born in New York and raised in Beverly Hills. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and his Masters degree from the USC School of Cinema and Television.  His father, Saul Turteltaub, is a successful television writer/producer with credits including "Sanford & Son. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Sue Chan/Art Director/Gone Girl/300: Rise of an Empire

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    Sue was born in New York City and graduated  from Harvard University with a degree in Visual and Environmental  Studies and a minor in East Asian Studies. Over the years she has worked in short form and long form T.V. commercials and both independent and studio film projects. Her design credits for film include Dancing in September for HBO films, Peep World for IFC Films, Shades of Ray for Film Sundance Channel, and most recently The Congress for Drafthouse films. The Congress was selected for the director’s fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.Television design credits include a pilot for Greg Daniels and Robert Padnick (The Office) for NBC/Universal and currently the Fox Television comedy Weird Loners for Michael Weithorn (King of Queens, True Colors, Family Ties) and Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape, Bad Teach, The New Girl).As a supervising art director her recent credits include the sequel to the visually groundbreaking film 300-300:Rise of an Empire for Warner Bros. Pictures and the critically acclaimed Gone Girl for director David Fincher and 20 Century Fox Films. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Alex Armbruster/Stuntman/Pixels/Pay The Ghost

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    Alex Armbruster was born near Vancouver, BC, Canada and is a stunt performer. He has worked on dozens of films over the years. Credits: Pay The Ghost, Pixels, Man Vs,Poltergeist, 12 Monkeys. The Strain TV series, Covert Affairs, X-Men: days Of Future Past, Hanibal,Pompeii,Hleix, Robocop, Pacific Rim, White House Down, Flashpoint to name but a few. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Yana Stoyanova/Make-up Artist/Survivor/Pierce Brosnan/300:Rise of Empire

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    Yana Stoyanova/Makeup artist and Special effects artist born and raised and works mainly in a small country in Bulgaria, Europe. With well over 80 features under her belt she's become a much sought after make-up artist. Most recently her work has been seen on Expendables 3, 300:Rise of an Empire. The personal makeup artist to Ethan Hawke in the Getaway movie. Creating all his character-from the tattoo design, application to his scars.The biggest achievement for her so far has been a part of the Makeup team of Edouard Henriques for “The Way Back”,director Peter Weir. Yana along with Edouard Henriques/3 time Oscar nominee/and Gregory Funk/1 time Oscar nominee and 3 times Emmy winner/. Yana has been a part of the re-make of Conan the Barbarian directed by Marcus Nispel. As an SFX makeup artist Yana  Brings back to life the main character in the Boogeyman 3/ dir. Gary Jones /the Ghosts from The Grudge in The Grudge 3 / dir. Toby Wilkins/ Even the 3 Finger character /original created from Stan Winston in Wrong Turn 3 / dir. Declan O’Brien / She designs and applies the scar of Cuba Gooding Jr.  Worked with actors as : Ethan Hawke ,Liam Hemsworth ,Terry Crews ,Donald Sutherland,Sharon Stone ,Christian Slater ,Dolph Lundgren ,Randy Couture ,Timothy Spall , Heather Graham, Val Kilmer ,Andy Garcia ,Leo Howard , William Sadler, Danny Glover , Ben Cross , Cuba Gooding Jr., Timothy Oliphant , Dougrey Scott, Jean-Claude Van Damme to name but a few. You can see her work on the upcoming film Survivor with Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson. She was nominated as "Makeup Artist of ?he Year" and voted  The Winner of the National "Make-Up Competition Arena of Beauty", Bulgaria, 2014! Category: Fashion & Stage Make-up. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Carina Schulze/Producer/Book Of Life/Channing Tatum

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    Carina Schulze is one of the co-founders of Chatrone, LLC with Aaron D. Berger. A native Brazilian from Sao Paulo, she moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. Carina began her career in entertainment working for Bridget Johnson Films witch was nominated for Best Picture for AS GOOD AS IT GETS. She honed her development skills while
    the company went on to produce JOYRIDE and RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS. Carina then worked for writer/director John Herzfeld (TWO DAYS IN THE VALLEY, DON KING) while he was in post-production on 15 MINUTES. Carina met Aaron Berger at his management and production company Quattro Media. She began working with premiere artists in the industry. Carina and Aaron founded Chatrone, LLC in April 2007. The company has many projects in various stages of development and production, including JUACAS, a Brazilian series about the
    thrilling world of competitive surfing, LIFEGUARD ACADEMY with FremantleMedia, and a TV series based on the Jonathan Lethem novel AMNESIA MOON with Tommy Pallotta (WAKING LIFE and A SCANNER DARKLY).Through Chatrone’s Brazilian office, Carina served as executive producer, head writer, and showrunner on two seasons of GABY ESTRELLA, a Brazilian series on GLOOB. In the feature realm, Carina produced BOOK OF LIFE alongside Aaron Berger and Guillermo Del Toro with Jorge Gutierrez directing. She has recently optioned the rights to THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ by the late Carlos Fuentes. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Nicholas Henderson/Art Director/Harry Potter/Trolls/World War Z

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    Nicholas Henderson is an Art Directors' Guild 'Excellence in Production Design' winning feature film art director/set designer and trained architect. Nicholas has worked within the design teams of award winning buildings, four television dramas, 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley' theme park in Orlando, Florida, ten live action features and three animated features within the UK and the United States. Between 2008 and 2010, Nicholas worked on 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2', (both nominated for the art direction Academy Award) on which he worked as art director for the destruction of Hogwarts alongside three time Academy Award winner Stuart Craig. In addition, Nicholas won the 'Excellence in Production Design' award at the 2012 Art Directors' Guild annual awards for his work on these films. In addition, Nicholas' has designed a Philadelphia project tower block under attack from zombies in Marc Forster's thriller 'World War Z' working alongside Production Designer Nigel Phelps, the bridge interior of the 'Nostromo' spaceship in Ridley Scott's sci-fi 'Prometheus' working alongside Oscar nominated Production Designer Arthur Max, 19th century victorian London interiors in Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' alongside Oscar nominated Production Designer Sarah Greenwood, and a Greek Village in 'Mamma Mia' working alongside Production Designer Maria Djurkovic. Nicholas designs by hand on a drawing board and with Vectorworks CAD for 2D set drawings and with Autodesk Maya for all digital environments.Since 2012, Nicholas has worked as an in-house visual development artist at Dreamworks Animation in San Francisco, California working in the world of animated films. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Ellen Mirojnick/Costume Designer/ BAFTA Nom/Behind the Candelabra

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    Emmy® Award Winning Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick was born and raised in New York City, where her interests in fine art,photographyand fashion grew quickly. After graduating from the prestigious High School of Music and Art, she further pursued her study of design at The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. It wasn’t long before Mirojnick set her sights on Hollywood to begin her career, which has spanned three decades as a Costume Designer for films including: HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps starring Michael Douglas, What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, Failure to Launch starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey. Ellen has received numerous prestigious nominations and awards. In 2013, she received an Emmy® for “Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie Or a Special” for Behind the Candelabra, and nominated for
    the same category in 1998 for Cinderella. Ellen has also been nominated in 2003 and 2011 for the Costume Designers Guild “Excellence in Contemporary Film” Award for the films Unfaithful and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In 1993 she was nominated for the “Best Costume Design” BAFTA Film Award for Chaplin.Ellen has lectured at UCLA, the Lincoln Center Film Society, the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She has been profiled in numerous international fashion publications, as well as on AMC’s Hollywood Fashion Machine series, “The Costume Designer”. Her work has been displayed in the “50 Designers/50 Films” exhibit at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 1998 Florence Biennale, FIDM’s 2011 and 2012 Annual Exhibits, and the prestigious “Hollywood Costume “ at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:25

    Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats w Kathy Fehl & Ian Teal of WIFF

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    Kathy Fehl lived in NY, writing plays, directing, and producing theater. She created a five hundred seat theater at 79th and Riverside, the heart of the Upper West Side; the first show she directed there was Waiting for Godot, starring David Morse. She studied with several brilliant teachers, including Lee Strasberg, Geraldine Page, Christine Lavren, and John Guare. In addition to the fourteen plays of Fehl's that were produced in NY, she has had shows produced on Martha's Vineyard and  in Wisconsin. She co-wrote 'Mint Julep', a feature film, with Ian Teal. Currently, she enjoys developing programs in various types of theater and film at Wega Arts, in Weyauwega, WI. Ian Teal is the Executive Director of Wega Arts and is glad to be back on the stage acting as well as directing. He studied improvisational theater in New York and was a founding member of the comedy group Afterwards, which wrote skits and presented comedy in clubs in NYC and on Martha’s Vineyard. He worked with theater companies in Manhattan, and was part of the group that created the People’s Playhouse, on East Fourth Street, NYC, where he wrote, directed and produced. He co-wrote, directed, and produced ‘Mint Julep’. Originally, Ian is from Oconomowoc, WI, Since 2007 he has led the renovations of the Gerold Opera House, and has worked to bring Wega Arts programs to the area. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com  Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.

  • 00:54

    Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats w producer writer Jeff Gendleman

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    Jeff Gendelman, writer and producer, wrote and produced The Surface, an 18-year journey of perseverance from idea to production. The film stars Sean Astin, Chris Mulkey and Mimi Rogers and was directed by Gil Cates Jr. Jeff also produced and directed the award-winning short film, In Passing. He produced the Los Angeles world premiere of the play, The Letter Writer, and then developed it to be made into a film. He produced and directed two science documentaries, and a pilot for a syndicated TV series. As an actor, Jeff co-starred with Christopher Lambert in the feature film, Splitsville. He had a supporting role opposite Robert Forster and Donnie Wahlberg in the feature film, Diamond Men. His TV work includes guest-starring roles on NBC’s Law and Order and he was featured on Beverly Hills 90210. Jeff was also a series regular on the television dramas One Life to Live, Guiding Light and Loving (nominated for Outstanding Actor in a daytime TV series). He studied in film classes at the American Film Institute (Los Angeles), New YorkUniversity, USC, and at the BBC (London). Jeff has also been involved with the theater since age 10. After graduating from the University of Minnesota he went to train in the American Conservatory Theater Advanced Actor Program in San Francisco. He has acted and directed at theaters throughout the United States and Japan, including Old Globe Shakespeare Company (San Diego), Milwaukee Repertory, Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), and Riverside Shakespeare Company (New York City). Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com  Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.

  • Aileen Mand - Producer - The Festival of Chocalate

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     The Miami Auto Museum at The Dezer Collection revs up for a sweet 2015 as they host The Festival of Chocolate the weekend on January 17-18, 2015.


    The Festival of Chocolate, Florida’s largest all-chocolate themed event, which has been featured in Southern Living Magazine and on ABC's The Chew, boasts amazing chocolate indulgences, the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show and a live cake decorating competition.


    The event presents the area's best chocolate and confection companies selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate from truffles, cake pops and cupcakes to cookies, brownies, ice creams and even a smores buffet all peppered through a mind-blowing micro car display. Chocolate savory items, including chocolate BBQ sauce, meat rubs, wines, vinegars and even chocolate spa products will return for those looking for an alternative to the super sweet.


    Set in one of the largest and most eclectic automotive collections in the world, award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers will host interactive demonstrations, sharing techniques and tricks of the trade. On January 17th, The Cocoa Couture Fashion Show featuring chocolate-inspired fashion hits the “Yumway” amongst the glitz and glam of the largest James Bond collection of its kind. And on Sunday, January 18th, a live cake decorating competition will give breathtaking artistic creations a tasty twist.


     Chocoholics of all ages will love making chocolate lip balm, chocolate roses, sandy candy and the more adventurous can try armpit fudge. Chocolate Foodies can indulge in Chocolate and Wine Pairings. Chocolate History Makers will attempt to beat world record challenge times.  


     

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