32 episodes

The Screenster Podcast takes a closer look at the film and television world through the lens of industry insiders. Host and actress Georgie Grier talks to her guests about their careers, the highs and lows of this business and the good stuff on our screens.

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The Screenster Podcast takes a closer look at the film and television world through the lens of industry insiders. Host and actress Georgie Grier talks to her guests about their careers, the highs and lows of this business and the good stuff on our screens.

    Intimacy on Set with Ita O'Brien

    Intimacy on Set with Ita O'Brien

    Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Director, Ita O'Brien, joins the podcast this week to talk about her work which involves establishing best practice when dealing with intimacy, sexual content and nudity in film, television and theatre. Georgie finds out about the brilliant productions Ita has worked on, such as 'Sex Education' on Netflix and why the work of Intimacy Coordinators is so important in this industry.

    • 50 min
    Creating Your Own Work with Nicola Wren

    Creating Your Own Work with Nicola Wren

    Actor and Writer Nicola Wren joins the podcast for the last episode of 2019 to talk about her BRILLIANT show ‘Superstar’ that’s on at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Nicola's play addresses the fact she has a famous older brother, Chris Martin from Coldplay, and it also talks about a load of other great stuff too. Like family dynamics in general and working out who you are and what you want from life. Georgie asks Nicola about her influences, how she has the motivation to write material and why making your own work is important. 
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Acting with Nick Hendrix

    Acting with Nick Hendrix

    Actor Nick Hendrix joins the podcast this week. He chats to Georgie about his drama school training, the various side jobs he has done as an actor and what the term 'movie star' means to him. Georgie asks Nick how he defines success in the acting world and whether social media plays a part in an actor's career too. They also talk about his brilliant work on the much-loved television show, 'Midsomer Murders'.
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Script Editing with Kate Leys

    Script Editing with Kate Leys

    This week, Georgie chats to Script Editor, Kate Leys. Kate explains what script editing in the film and television world involves and how it's her job to try and make a script the best version of itself. Georgie also finds out why Kate wanted to work in this area of the industry, whether she is also interested in trying scriptwriting herself (she's not...) and what she's watching at the moment. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Directing Comedy with Sami Abusamra

    Directing Comedy with Sami Abusamra

    Director Sami Abusamra joins Georgie on the podcast this week. Sami chats candidly about issues such as how his surname has affected the opportunities that come his way and what this highlights within the industry. He also shares his experience of trying to bridge the gap between his work to date and directing for television. Georgie and Sami talk more about commercial castings, what films have influenced him and how he got into the comedy world.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Foley with Barnaby Smyth

    Foley with Barnaby Smyth

    Barnaby Smyth is a Foley Artist and Supervisor who has worked on productions including ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘Widows’ and ‘Darkest Hour’. He joins Georgie on the podcast this week to chat about his job and how it involves producing sound effects for films and television shows. Barnaby discusses the use of interesting props, movements and techniques to achieve this, why he decided on a career in this area of the industry and the shoes he enjoys wearing to replicate Gary Oldman’s footsteps on screen.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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