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This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at show business. Laura Powers interviews writers, actors, directors, musicians and fascinating people in the entertainment industry.

Behind the Scenes Laura Powers

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at show business. Laura Powers interviews writers, actors, directors, musicians and fascinating people in the entertainment industry.

    Denver Film Festival 2020 with Neil Truglio

    Denver Film Festival 2020 with Neil Truglio

    Neil Truglio joins Laura to talk about the 43rd year of the Denver Film Festival and how they're offering the complete experience online. Check out the organization at https://www.denverfilm.org/dff43/, on Instagram @denverfilmsociety, and on Facebook @denverfilm. #DFF43

    You can connect with Laura at www.laurapowers.net, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram @laurapowers44.

    • 24 min
    SeriesFest Wrap-Up with Laura Powers

    SeriesFest Wrap-Up with Laura Powers

    Laura gives a wrap-up of the latest SeriesFest, an annual event that has become her favorite for networking and seeing what the latest developments in the film industry are. She gives a recap of some of the panel discussions, especially on the topic of diversity and changes in the industry due to Covid -19. Learn more about the festival at www.seriesfest.com.

    To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at www.laurapowers.net. You can also find Laura on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram and TikTok at laurapowers44.

    • 9 min
    Film Production after Covid-19 with Minh Collins

    Film Production after Covid-19 with Minh Collins

    Minh Collins began his filmmaking career in 1997 on the independent feature film “Sparkler.” This positive experience prompted him to switch careers from the medical field to the entertainment industry. Never regretting the transition, he has created a list of notable projects on his resume. In 2019 Minh directed a horror feature film “Clown Fear” and is currently being distributed by Lionsgate. 2019 also marks the release of a powerful documentary about the sexual harassment inside the film industry call “Rocking The Couch” written and directed by Mr. Collins. 2011 Minh directed the feature film “Hit List,” a dark-romantic comedy starring Joey Lawrence, Shirly Brener, Andrea Evans, Chris Owen, Curtis Armstrong, and Laura Wiggins which is currently being distributed internationally. Minh also directed two television pilots: “Bottom Feeders,” and “Venice Beach Sushi” in 2009. “Bottom Feeders” went on winning the Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking during the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival.

    Minh is CEO and Head of Production at OIC Productions, LLC. He is currently attached to direct his next full-length feature film “Asphalt Jungle”. Mr. Collins is also the founder of the Hollywood Florida Film Festival. Other notable highlights, Minh produced several high-end commercials for products such as Budweiser, Chevy, Doritos and Li Ning. In 2006 Mr. Collins was asked to be on the guest panel at the Kazakhstan International Film Festival.

    Instagram and Facebook: @minhcollins

    To submit to the Hollywood Florida Film Festival visit https://filmfreeway.com/HollywoodFloridaFilmFestival

    For more information about Laura and her work you can go to her website www.healingpowers.net or find her on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @realhealingpowers and on Instagram and TikTok @laurapowers44

    • 27 min
    Directing and Military Wives with Peter Cattaneo

    Directing and Military Wives with Peter Cattaneo

    Peter Cattaneo was born on July 1, 1964 in Twickenham, London, England. He is a director and writer, known for The Full Monty (1997), Opal Dream (2006) and Military Wives (2019). Find more about Military Wives at https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/military-wives and find him on IMDB at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0146341/

    To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at www.laurapowers.net. You can also find Laura on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram and TikTok at laurapowers44.

    • 13 min
    Spencer Garrett Shares Film and TV Strategies

    Spencer Garrett Shares Film and TV Strategies

    A third-generation actor, Spencer is the son of actress Kathleen Nolan, a former two-term president of the Screen Actors Guild. Father is Richard Heckenkamp, former head of Film Artists Associates, a talent agency. Spencer was raised in New York and Los Angeles and attended Duke and Fordham Universities before embarking on his theatrical studies with acclaimed teacher Sanford Meisner. He is best known for his roles in the films Air Force One (1997), 21 (2008), Public Enemies (2009), All the Way (2016), and The Front Runner (2018).You can find him on IMDB at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0308208/.

    Twitter: 1SpencerGarrett
    Instagram: @spencergarrett1 @quarantinetheshow

    To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at www.laurapowers.net. You can also find Laura on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram and TikTok at laurapowers44.

    • 19 min
    Pitching Your Ideas with Brant Pindivic

    Pitching Your Ideas with Brant Pindivic

    With over 20 years of experience in producing, creating, and directing TV shows and movies, Brant Pinvidic has developed some of the most advanced pitch and presentation techniques that he now teaches to people from all walks of life. From humble beginnings in Canada, he worked his way through the ranks of Hollywood, earning his reputation as one of the industry's most effective and dynamic creative sales executives.

    Brant has taken the life, business, and storytelling lessons he’s developed during his Hollywood career and used them to uniquely bridge the entertainment industry and the business community. In 2019 Penguin Random House released his highly anticipated book, the 3-Minute Rule. In it, Brant details the system that has helped hundreds, from Fortune 100 CEO’s to PTA presidents, "Say Less To Get More." Learn more at https://www.brantpinvidic.com/ where you will also find his book.

    Social handle: @brantpindivic

    To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at www.laurapowers.net. You can also find Laura on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram and TikTok at laurapowers44.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

The Food Heals Podcast ,

Love Going Behind-the-Scenes with Laura!

I met Laura at Sundance and we ended up going to Cannes together so you could say I am a super fan of her show! Since we are both in the entertainment biz, we have so many of the same passions and we became fast friends. Just as sweet and knowledgeable in person as she is on this podcast. Love Laura and all her shows! Check out her other podcasts too!

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Great insights with Maureen Hufnagel

Been following this podcast for a while but particularly enjoyed the most recent episode with Maureen Hufnagel. Hearing her talk about how she took her agency experience and applied it to directing is a fascinating perspective, and while I also have some previous art direction experience, I enjoyed her talking about it from a more global perspective. Great listen!

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Inspiring Podcast with Down to Earth Host

Loved the episode recording with 1stAveMachine director Karim Zariffa, it was really fun and casual! Happy to see a commercial director, especially one with a design background, finally get a voice in a conversation about the entertainment industry!

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