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Professional Screenplay Writer and Author Tom Julian talks about his new book, philosophy, SciFi, Star Trek and the future of the human race. We will also be welcoming model and Star Trek beautiy Miss Kat Elizabeth Kelly-Thompson to the program. It is a recipe for awesomeness.
A long time ago, I was a copywriter. I was at Scali McCabe Sloves, Chiat/Day, Stein Robaire Helm, Borders Perrin & Norrander, and BBDO, along with a couple of other companies that I thought were ad agencies because of the creative way they were named after people, but that turned out to be accounting firms or something. Somebody told me that you couldn't be a director unless you went to school for it, so I took a bunch of film classes at UCLA, NYU, and SVA, and even though some people might tell you otherwise, I managed to learn stuff. Then I started asking people to hire me to direct their commercials and some of them did.It's been about twenty years now, of me wearing a hat, wandering around on the set, and saying "cut" without getting into any trouble. I must be really good at it, too, because sometimes people ask me to do it over and over and not because I got it wrong and they want me to try again until I get it right. I even got a bunch of certificates and trophies and stuff -- including a really ugly hood ornament from the London International Advertising Awards. And not just for commercials. I sometimes get to direct films -- which are just like commercials only they're longer and there's more talking and sometimes naked people in them -- and documentaries, which are just like commercials only the people you point the camera at usually know even less about how to make the film go than I do.
Brian won Best Horror Comedy short film in Shriekfest 2002 and had a screenplay finalist in 2002 as well with his script "The Lakeside Slasher".
Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) accepts a high-powered position at a New York law firm headed by legal shark John Milton (Al Pacino). As Kevin moves up in the firm's ranks, his wife, Mary Ann (Charlize Theron), has several frightening, mystical experiences that begin to warp her sense of reality. With the stakes getting higher with each case, Kevin quickly learns that his mentor is planning a far greater evil than simply winning without scruples.
Director: Taylor Hackford
Writers: Andrew Neiderman (novel), Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay),
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron
JOHN DAPOLITO is a New York City based professional acting teacher, director and playwright. He is also the founder of Actors! Where Are You Going?, a career development program for professional actors, using psychological profiling techniques to illicit the actors “Acting-Niche”, the “Charismatic It-factor”. John currently seminars and teaches his approach in Los Angeles and New York City.
John began his career as an actor working in television and film while doing tons of no-pay black box theatre. It was there that he developed his skills as a playwright and director. He first directed Ralph Pape’s Soap Opera some twenty-five years ago and in the spring of 2013 he directed a daring production of Neil LaBute’s Romance. His own plays include: Killer Midgets, Augie’s Ring, An Act of Kindness and Baptism by Fire, have each been produced. The latter, Baptism by Fire was produced and directed by Emmy Award Winner Michael Imperioli.
John also penned the screenplay When Tough Guys Were King (co-authored by Dominik Tiefenthaler) and is presently shopping it around.
Other Notable Teachings: Master Class for the Working Actor, a NYC based Tuesday evening acting class dedicated to the development of the actors “Acting-Niche”. This class focuses on advanced character development on niche using John’s “Actable-Phrase” technique. His other classes include: Script Secrets of the A-List Actor and The Lawlessness of Sides: Level I & Level II, both taught in LA and NYC.
On the Personal: John grew up guided and quizzed by his grandfather who was a big film buff. He credits his love of acting, art, and language to his always entertaining “Popa”. So grateful.
Visit www.JohnDapolito.com for details.
Angela Carling was raised in Palm Springs California, but lives Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines. After years of denial she finally admitted that she is a hopeless romantic which led her to write her first Young Adult book, “Unbreakable Love”. Since then she’s published three more books, “Shackled”, “Becoming Bryn” and “The Secret Keeper”. “Shackled” won the silver IPGA award in 2012 and has been optioned as a screenplay.
Angela always eats the frosting off her cake and leaves the rest, and can be caught singing in public bathrooms just for the acoustics. When she’s not writing YA novels, she’s mentoring teen writers, making pizza with her family or dreaming of taking a nap, not necessarily in that order.
We will be talking to Angela about all of her books, but especially her newly released story, The Secret Keeper. You can find all her books on Amazon and more about her at: http://www.amazon.com/AngelaCarling/e/B006P15NOG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
And her author website is: http://www.angelacarling.com
A contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking. Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Simon Moore (miniseries Traffik), Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Don Cheadle, Miguel Ferrer
Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with author, and Executive Director of of the non-profit organization Huts For Vets, Paul Anderson May 7, .2015 at 1 pm eastern as he talks about how the wilderness therapy saves veterans lives .
Paul Andersen has been a professional writer for over 35 years. He is a book author, screenplay writer, editor, historian, magazine contributor, seminar leader, wilderness guide and columnist for the Aspen Times. His latest book, “The High Road to Aspen,” is a history of Independence Pass that tells the founding story of Aspen. He also recently authored “The Story of Snowmass,” a thorough history pictorial account of Snowmass Village and ski resort. Andersen founded Huts For Vets in January 2013, a non-profit designed to help combat veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related maladies. The program focuses on wilderness as a place for national healing and the 10th Mountain Ski Huts near Aspen as safe havens.
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I co-wrote Joe’s War which is the first screenplay to go to film that I have worked on. It is a subject that hit home and forced me to become aware of the struggles of PTSD many of which I was un-aware of. currently we are trying to meet with distributors about getting Joe’s War to theaters and Video. I am also reaching out to organizations to talk more to see What else I can do. I have since decided to help as much as I can and for another Viet Nam veteran named Howard Kuker, as he tries to bring about more awareness for PTSD and the struggles with a public awareness video. I am going to assist him in trying to get the word out. The video will be called “22 a day no way”. I have been in touch with various Veteran groups and I am just testing the waters to see if and where I can help out.
Remember your first time? We do! Join us as we interview authors just beginning their literary journey into publication. It doesn't matter how their book is published; self-publication, independent, or traditional publishing house, the world agrees becoming a published author is a big step. We want to celebrate and spotlight these authors whose words were brought into the hands of readers. Listen in as they talk about their new experiences. Being published is an intoxicating dream…a dream these authors are living. Join us in jubilation for those who are . . . Freshly Booked!
This week’s Featured Author is . . . Leslie Hachtel
Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences. However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned and has so far produced five novels, including three historicals. Leslie lives in Memphis, Tennessee with a fabulously supportive engineer husband, a wonderful stepson, Matt and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.
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Freshly Booked is produced by WON Radio as part of Writers Online Network (WON). More information about WON is available at www.writersonlinenetwork.com They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @writersonnet
Maximum Success with Coach Bru
SHOW THEME: Seeds of Success The Movie: From Hollywood Blvd To Main St. USA
The entrepreneur can learn alot from Hollywood about navigating the sea of change that is volatility, complexity and instability in small business. Coach Bru announces having his award-winning book adapted to a screenplay for a feature film. He is joined in studio by business partner and movie producer Bob Burris.
SHOW GUEST: Hollywood producer Bob Burris.
Tags: success movie seeds Hollywood book
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Today's show is going to be really great. We will have a special guest stopping by to talk about his book written in 1996 that was adapted for a screenplay for a movie released in 2015! Larry Duplechan, the writer of the book, BLACKBIRD, will be with us today to talk about this journey with us. Tune in today at 4:30 CST/5:30 Eastern time. You can call in at 917-932-1078 or link in at www.thishasbeenapublicserviceannouncement.com. You won't want to miss this! #blackbird
"Between Shifts" is a short film that follows Joanne, a lonely diner waitress, as she embarks on a journey one afternoon while on break between her lunch and dinner shifts.
This modern-day fairytale explores the magic that surrounds us in our everyday lives - the extraordinary in the ordinary - if we’re just willing see it!
"Between Shifts" was a semifinalist in the 2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition: "Poignant, taut and funny, this is a rewarding read, and has the potential to be a film festival audience favorite."
Our guests this episode will be Actress/Writer/Producer Jaime Saginor, Producer Kellie Dantzler, and Director Lysandra Petersson to discuss this film and the magic of every day life.
Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.
Hosted by William Battle