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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 42 Ratings

Join Naomi Snieckus as she interviews womxn in all facets of the entertainment industry!

    Lesli Linka Glatter

    Lesli Linka Glatter

    Our guest on the podcast this week is Writer, Producer, Director, LESLI LINKA GLATTER! You may know her as the Executive Producer of a little show wrapping up its 8th and FINAL season, called HOMELAND! She’s directed episodes of Freaks and Geeks, ER, Weeds, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, The Newsroom, The Leftovers, and so many more! Her directorial debut, NOW AND THEN, is celebrating its 25 year anniversary this fall! Can you say ICON?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Carmen Aguirre

    Carmen Aguirre

    Trigger Warning: This episode contains some sensitive talk about sexual assault.

    Our guest this week is author, actor, playwright, activist, literal revolutionary, CARMEN AGUIRRE. We talk about her journey to Vancouver from the revolution in Chile, building community pockets, auditioning, bravery, insecurities, her ongoing PTSD, the “right” time to speak vs. listen, and so so SO much more! 

    Bella Ciao! is streaming On Reel Causes from June 25th to July 16th. Live Q&A on July 9th at 5pm PST.  

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Firecracker Aftershow: Helen Zukerman

    Firecracker Aftershow: Helen Zukerman

    Helen Zukerman is the Artist Director and Co-Founder of one of Toronto's best festivals, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF). She leant Naomi her wisdom on leadership, being okay with the answer "no" and never taking less than best. We loved her episode!
    Catch up with Naomi @snieckus Emily @emchurchill AJ @atotheje and Camille Adams @camilleadamsfilm on the newest Firecracker Aftershow now! 🧨💥
    The online festival goes live this SATURDAY MAY 30th, and runs until SUNDAY JUNE 7th! Make sure to follow @TJFFgrams to keep up with the festival’s programming, get your virtual cinema tickets, and check out their existing catalog of J-Flix, available year round.
    Follow TJFF: @TJFFgrams 
    TJFF Online Festival: TJFF 2020 
     
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    • 11 min
    Helen Zukerman

    Helen Zukerman

    Our guest on the podcast today is HELEN ZUKERMAN! Helen is the Artist Director and Co-founder of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF).  Helen also runs the Zukerman Family Foundation with her daughters Aviva and Yona and she just has so many funny, awesome stories we’re able to get into this episode! 

    The online festival goes live this SATURDAY MAY 30th, and runs until SUNDAY JUNE 7th!

    • 57 min
    Andra Gordon

    Andra Gordon

    Our guest on the pod this week is writer, producer ANDRA GORDON! We go through Andra’s journey from academia to festivals to Head of Development and Production at AEI! We dig into so many different aspects of the film industry, from developing to pitching to finance and everything in between.

    You can watch her newly released film CASTLE IN THE GROUND starring Neve Campbell and Imogen Poots on digital and on demand RIGHT NOW all across Canada.

    • 54 min
    Firecracker Aftershow: Marie Clements

    Firecracker Aftershow: Marie Clements

    Marie has been changing the world with her stories for decades and this week her new film Red Snow is being released! We loved listening to her interview and chatting about the incredible viewpoints she offers the world. Join us!
    Catch up with Naomi @snieckus Emily @emchurchill AJ @atotheje and Camille Adams @camilleadamsfilm on the newest Firecracker Aftershow now! 🧨💥

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Eddie9289 ,

Exceptional

This Podcast is raw and honest and so great to hear these successful women talk about their struggles, pitfalls, and exciting moments. I love it!

L@Thom ,

One my favourite Podcasts

I love this podcast so much I joined the team. You feel like you’re in the room of a very fun and informative conversation.

Firecracker Wannabe ,

Funny and inspiring,

Wonderful to listen to great stories from women who are so fierce. The love of what they do comes through, and it’s a joy to hear women lifting each other up!
Naomi interviews with incisive questions and loads of heart.

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