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    Guest:Laird McMurray/SFX Coordinator/Poltergeist/Pixels

    in Movies

    Born in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada in 1954. In1982 found Laird in as a technician in the special effects department on David Cronenburgs , " Dead Zone". It was an eye opener. His insight and problem solving abilities were made for this. Through the 1980's, the company (LairdFX) grew working an all manner of production, from commercials to long format. Mentored by Derek Van Lint (cinematographer of Alien), thru the late 80's working on all manner of commercials in a prop/effects roll propelled Laird and the company to become one of the biggest providers of FX in Canada. More long Format work evolved thru the nineties and producers took note of the sincerity and quality of work produced at LairdFX. Not only providing prop making services, but model work, mould making, breakaway glass, as well as all manner of environmental effects. In 2002 Laird was hired on by Danny DeVito as effects coordinator on Death to Smoochy and hasn't looked back.Coordinating films like Cold Creek Manor, Dawn of the Dead, Assault On Precinct 13, Cinderella Man and 16 Blocks (2006) just to name a few. 2007 marked a voyage into the Marvel Universe, coordinating The Incredible Hulk at the time the biggest film ever shot in Canada. Continuing on to Scott Pilgrim vs The World  Kick-Ass, R.E.D.,Total Recall and most recently in theatres, Guillmo del Toros'  Pacific Rim nominated for a Saturn award. These have been followed by Poltergeist, Haunted Peak, Pixels. Currently, Laird is looking forward to Pacific Rim 2 and working with Guillmo del Toro for a third time.
    LairdFX is a major supplier of all things special on a multitude of productions all over North America, and continues to strive for excellence in special effects, and paying attention to detail and the needs of its clients. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


     

  • 01:00

    Guest:Adam Avery/Visual Effects Editor/Jurassic World/Godzilla/42

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    Adam Avery has been working in the film and television industry since 2001, when he started as an intern at producer Joel Silver's company Silver Pictures at Warner Bros. His first on-screen credit was as Post Production Coordinator on "Ghost Ship," the 2002 horror film from Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment. From his experience on that film he was able to join the Motion Picture Editor's Guild and after a brief stint on "Cradle 2 the Grave", he started working as a Visual Effects Editor on such films as "Be Cool," "House of Wax," and "The Reaping. Dreamworks Studios film "I am Number Four." He followed that up with "Mr. Popper's Penguins" before going on location to Berlin for the Paramount film "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." In 2012, he worked for director Francis Lawrence on a television pilot called "Gotham" (no relation to the current Fox show) and then headed back to Paramount for the Tom Cruise film "Jack Reacher." Later in 2012, Adam joined the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" for Legendary Pictures. That was followed up with another Legendary movie, 2014's "Godzilla," where he worked with Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisors Jim Rygiel and John Dykstra.Currently, Adam is the Visual Effects Editor on "Jurassic World," the fourth movie in the "Jurassic Park" series. Produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film is slated to be released on June 12, 2015.The movies Adam has worked on have made over $2 billion combined at the box office worldwide. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Kevin McDonald/Director/Oscar Win/Black Sea/Touching the Void

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    Kevin Macdonald won an Academy Award as director of One Day in September, which was voted Best Documentary Feature in 2000. Mr. Macdonald’s 2003 feature Touching the Void became the highest-grossing British documentary in U.K. box office history. The film won the Evening Standard and BAFTA Awards for Best British Film. His first non-documentary feature was The Last King of Scotland. Forest Whitaker’s performance as Idi Amin earned the actor the BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other honors. The movie additionally won BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as BAFTA (Scotland) Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor (James McAvoy). Mr. Macdonald was named Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle won the Best Technical Achievement BIFA. He next directed the Washington-set thriller State of Play, starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, which earned him a London Critics’ Circle Film Award nomination; the Roman epic adventure The Eagle, also for Focus Features and Film4, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell; and the wartime drama How I Live Now, starring Saoirse Ronan and Harley Bird, both of whom received British Independent Film Award nominations for their performances.Concurrently, Mr. Macdonald’s feature documentary work as director has continued apace with Marley, his acclaimed film about Bob Marley’s life and work, which received BAFTA and Grammy Award nominations, among other honors ; and Christmas in a Day and Life in a Day, both of which showcased footage contributed by filmmakers all over the world in 24-hour periods. The latter world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was then released on YouTube, generating over 8 million views. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Joey Horvitz/Producer/The Illusionist/Award-winning Lexus Short Films

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    Joey Horvitz is a seasoned Producer with over 2 decades of entertainment industry experience. Horvitz’s expertise includes fundraising, development, production, distribution, brand integration, marketing and talent relations. Horvitz is always deeply involved in the creative process of all his projects. For the past 2 years, Horvitz has been responsible for the Award-winning Lexus Short Films initiative in association with the Weinstein Company. He has overseen all aspects of the project from creative and production to marketing and distribution.After his tenure at Cutting Edge, Horvitz founded production company Contagious Entertainment. Contagious produced a number of
    projects in the film, music, print, online and mobile arenas. Horvitzwas instrumental in the company’s growth on a global scale securing a multi-million dollar independent film fund, followed by a multi-picture film deal with Bob Yari and the Yari Film Group. The film fund backed several of the company’s global hits including the highly successful
    feature film, The Illusionist, which starred Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, and Paul Giamatti. Horvitz was credited Executive Producer on the film. Horvitz spearheaded a groundbreaking cross-platform viral web marketing ultimately helped lead to the film’s global success.  Horvitz has become a brand integration expert, and most recently has been working with top clients and brands to produce high quality award winning content for multi-platform consumption. In 2014 Horvitz’s films from the Lexus Short Films campaign, Market Hours and Operation Barn Owl, competed in over 25 major film festivals globally with several wins. 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

  • Guest:Lee Grimes/Make-up & SFX/The Hunger Games/Oz the Great and Powerful

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    Lee Grimes is a well sought after artist with 85+ Film & TV series credits, Lee still enjoys the art of makeup and special makeup effects. The profession has taken him as far away as Istanbul, Turkey, London and all around the country. In 2011 Lee was referred to by KNB FX Group to travel with Lady Gaga for a 5 city leg of her Monster Ball Tour applying her "Born this Way" prosthetics. Also that year Lee worked on "Oz the Great and Powerful" headed by Howard Berger of KNB FX.In 2003 Lee got the opportunity to Department Head the Makeup for "Monster", the project that afforded Charlize Theron's an Oscar for her performance, Charlize makeup was done by the talented Toni G. while Lee did the makeup for Christina Ricci and the rest of the cast.Some of Lee's more recent work can be seen on AMC's "The Walking Dead" headed by Greg Nicotero. HBO's "True Detective", "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay", "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters", "The Butler", "Grown Ups 2" and "Pain and Gain". The new year will start off with Lee returning to WGN's popular new series "Salem" working with the oscar winning makeup artist Matthew Mungle of W.M.Creations. Lee has also worked with  Michelle Williams, Jane Fonda, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Jenna Elfman, Rene Russo, Paul Giamatti, Taylor Lautner, Jon Voight, Shia LaBeouf, Ben Foster, Ving Rhames, Lenny Kravitz, Henry Winkler, Bruce Dern, Don Cheadle, Andy Sandburg, Oliver Platt, Billy Campbell, Roy Schneider  and Justin Timberlake to name a few.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

  • 01:00

    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: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

  • 00:31

    SME Larry Miller Explains the Art of Interviewing for TV, Radio, & Print

    in Marketing

    Join Kori and her guest, subject matter expert, Larry Miller, in a lively conversation about the art of interviewing. Get your questions answered by someone with 40 years of broadcast journalism, communication, and public relations experience. 


    Can you write a press release? Ask Larry how!


    How do you handle a hostile interviewer? 


    How does an introvert really do this?


     


     


     

  • 00:40

    Go Behind the Prose with Jennifer Genest, fiction and nonfiction writer

    in Writing

    On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Jennifer Genest, MFA will join me on Behind the Prose to discuss two of her recent publications in the genres of fiction and creative nonfiction.


    We will be close reading and discussing her flash fiction story "Ways to Prepare White Perch" and her creative non-fiction essay "Her Fighting Weight - A Postpartum Experience," published in New Delta Review and The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review.


    Genest holds and MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and was a Peter Taylor Fellow for the 2013 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. Currently, she is shopping her literary novel, The Mending Wall.


    Listen at 6 PM EST / 3 PM PST this Sunday on BlogTalkRadio.


     


     

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