11 episodes

CRYPTIC PICTURES announces the release of its long awaited, in-depth examination of the state of the film industry and the impact this "new normal" has had on filmmakers and audiences worldwide. Join award winning filmmakers Christian Stavrakis and Mark Ricche as they guide you through the shape shifting maze of 21st Century Hollywood in ten revealing episodes, each focusing on aspects of the art, craft and commerce of the industry. From their first-ever Hollywood story pitch to the completion of their award winning debut film, "MORTAL REMAINS", the filmmakers share the lessons learned and the inspirations that led them to continue their pursuits in light of the demise of the Hollywood they once knew. A must listen for any and all indie filmmakers who are forging the future of cinema!

CRYPTICAST SERIES 1 HOLLYWOOD IN POST 2017 Cryptic Pictures LLC

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CRYPTIC PICTURES announces the release of its long awaited, in-depth examination of the state of the film industry and the impact this "new normal" has had on filmmakers and audiences worldwide. Join award winning filmmakers Christian Stavrakis and Mark Ricche as they guide you through the shape shifting maze of 21st Century Hollywood in ten revealing episodes, each focusing on aspects of the art, craft and commerce of the industry. From their first-ever Hollywood story pitch to the completion of their award winning debut film, "MORTAL REMAINS", the filmmakers share the lessons learned and the inspirations that led them to continue their pursuits in light of the demise of the Hollywood they once knew. A must listen for any and all indie filmmakers who are forging the future of cinema!

    BONUS EPISODE 12: Interview with Steven Douglas-Craig of TheNewScreenwriter.com

    BONUS EPISODE 12: Interview with Steven Douglas-Craig of TheNewScreenwriter.com

    BONUS EPISODE TWELVE: CryptiCast welcomes back Steven Douglas-Craig of TheNewScreenwriter.com for another bonus episode on screenrwriting in modern Hollywood.  Learn about the trials and tribulations of the craft from an actual writer living in Los Angeles and working in the industry.  

    • 1 hr 8 min
    BONUS EPISODE 11: Interview with Steven Douglas-Craig of Sony Pictures

    BONUS EPISODE 11: Interview with Steven Douglas-Craig of Sony Pictures

    BONUS EPISODE ELEVEN:  CryptiCast welcomes Steven Douglas-Craig of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions to discuss the current state of the Hollywood studio system and what the future holds for the film industry at large. 

    • 57 min
    EPISODE 9 & 10: Interview with Eduardo Sanchez

    EPISODE 9 & 10: Interview with Eduardo Sanchez

    EPISODE NINE & TEN -- An in depth and revealing interview with indie filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez, director of "The Blair Witch Project" (1999). Ed shares his journey from struggling cinephile, to being on top of the cinematic world after BWP claims the title of top grossing film of all time (budget to gross) and his subsequent struggles facing the evolution of the new Hollywood paradigm.   

    • 1 hr
    EPISODE 8: The Rise of VOD

    EPISODE 8: The Rise of VOD

    EPISODE EIGHT -- It is truly an exciting time to be an independent filmmaker! Now more than ever, prospects abound for those eager to reach a worldwide audience. Join your hosts, award winning filmmakers Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis as they elucidate on the the modern film distribution paradigm, providing guidance for those crafty enough to enter the digital age. The revolution has begun! Are you ready to be part of film history? 

    • 29 min
    EPISODE 7: The Power of Hype

    EPISODE 7: The Power of Hype

    EPISODE SEVEN -- It's known as the "illusory truth effect"; repeat something enough and sooner or later it will be accepted as fact. (Think Muhammad Ali's axiom, "I am the greatest."  The power of hype is an independent filmmakers greatest asset, especially in an over saturated market place.  Standing out can be the difference between your film being "picked up" or your fate becoming artistic oblivion.  Join your hosts, award winning filmmakers Christian Stavrakis and Mark Ricche as they provide an in-depth  lesson on the "power of hype" for today's independent filmmakers. 

    • 29 min
    EPISODE 6: Production and Post Production

    EPISODE 6: Production and Post Production

    EPISODE SIX -- It has been said that filmmaking is "the art of negotiating imperfection".  Christian and Mark can testify to this literal truth. Join your hosts as they share the ups and downs of a five year journey to complete their award winning debut feature, "Mortal Remains".  This is a can't miss episode chock full of lessons learned (the hard way!) that can and will help indie filmmakers across the globe avoid the many pitfalls on their own journey to the big screen.

    • 29 min

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