103 episodes

Hollywood Wolfpack Look behind-the-scenes in the exciting careers of working pros, and find out their secrets to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the entertainment business. Join your host Kaia Alexander, writer/producer and founder of the Entertainment Business School. Find out why in this profession you need a wolfpack. Special guests include above-the-line writers, directors, showrunners, execs, actors, producers, attorneys and more.
For more information: https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/
About Host Kaia Alexander
Kaia Alexander is the CEO/founder of the Entertainment Business League and Entertainment Business School. She was a development executive on the feature films JUST FRIENDS, PEACEFUL WARRIOR, THE GOOD NIGHT, and HACHI: A DOG'S TALE. She was mentored by comedian Garry Shandling. She's an award-winning Harper Collins novelist, for her historical novel Written in the Ashes. As an animal lover and native of Southern California, there are always surfboards on her car and fur on her sleeves. She’s proud to be the BQ in LGBTQ. You can find out more about Kaia on her IMDB and Twitter @ThisisKaia
Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A

Hollywood Wolfpack With Kaia Alexander Kaia Alexander

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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Hollywood Wolfpack Look behind-the-scenes in the exciting careers of working pros, and find out their secrets to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the entertainment business. Join your host Kaia Alexander, writer/producer and founder of the Entertainment Business School. Find out why in this profession you need a wolfpack. Special guests include above-the-line writers, directors, showrunners, execs, actors, producers, attorneys and more.
For more information: https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/
About Host Kaia Alexander
Kaia Alexander is the CEO/founder of the Entertainment Business League and Entertainment Business School. She was a development executive on the feature films JUST FRIENDS, PEACEFUL WARRIOR, THE GOOD NIGHT, and HACHI: A DOG'S TALE. She was mentored by comedian Garry Shandling. She's an award-winning Harper Collins novelist, for her historical novel Written in the Ashes. As an animal lover and native of Southern California, there are always surfboards on her car and fur on her sleeves. She’s proud to be the BQ in LGBTQ. You can find out more about Kaia on her IMDB and Twitter @ThisisKaia
Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A

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    Finish Line Founder, Jenny Frankfurt: How to Network Your Way to Success in the Business

    Finish Line Founder, Jenny Frankfurt: How to Network Your Way to Success in the Business

    Jenny Frankfurt is the founder of The Finish Line Script Competition, currently in its 7th year. Prior to Finish Line and her work as a script consultant, Jenny was a film and television literary manager/producer at ICM, Handprint Entertainment and her own company, Highstreet Management. She has represented writers and filmmakers around the globe, specializing but not limited to breaking UK, European & amp; Australian writers and directors into the US market. She sold television shows (both reality and fiction), features and staffed television shows for over 20 years.
    Jenny began her career in representation after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts by working at the William Morris Agency in New York where she worked for a legendary film, tv and playwright’s agent, who represented such writers as Eric Bogosian, William Mastrosimone, Warren Leight, Eric Overmyer and Jon Robin Baitz.
    Jenny worked at ICM with clients such as Susan Sarandon, Louis Malle, Johnny Depp, Lasse Hallstrom and Will Smith. After deciding management would give her more freedom to produce and influence her client’s careers she started working with manager Rick Yorn and clients such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Claire Danes and Benicio Del Toro among others.
    Finish Line is based on the idea that rewriting is essential to being a successful writer and we provide development notes when requested in order for writers to rewrite and resubmit new drafts (for free) throughout the competition. This mimics a studio, network or production company process and helps the writer prepare for a serious career in the entertainment industry.
    https://finishlinescriptcomp.com/
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    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
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    • 51 min
    Kyle F. Andrews: Your movie is funded, now what? The hustle of greatness

    Kyle F. Andrews: Your movie is funded, now what? The hustle of greatness

    Kyle F. Andrews is a Los Angeles-based producer, writer, and actor with almost two decades of experience in the business. An Emerson College graduate, he is one half of the creative team behind FilmFrontier Studios, whose recent debut feature production - the dramatic sci-fi/thriller THE VEIL - screened at Fox Studios before its 2023 festival run. The team has several projects in development, including features, narrative podcasts, and other media.
    Kyle is also the creator and host of MAKE YOUR SH*T, a creative empowerment podcast helping budding entertainment industry professionals to find their voice through interviews with those who have been there and done that. Kyle is attached as Consulting Producer to an hour-long pilot currently in development, and recently co-produced and story consulted on the award-winning audiodrama podcast A PLACE CALLED FAIRNECK.
    In addition to his professional artistic work, Kyle has almost a decade of experience as a freelance and contracted script development consultant. He has run several major screenwriting contests and development programs around the industry, and his client list includes television showrunners, celebrated authors, and Emmy nominees. Kyle is an artist first, who believes empowerment takes empathy, and empathy takes effort.

    www.filmfrontierstudios.com

    www.instagram.com/filmfrontierstudios/

    linkedin.com/in/kylefandrews

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    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
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    • 41 min
    A conversation with the hosts of the Heat: Spotlight on Women podcast

    A conversation with the hosts of the Heat: Spotlight on Women podcast

    Heat, Spotlight on Women, By Women, In Hollywood is a new podcast hosted by Heather Fowler, Cari Sudmeier, Jennifer Mondfrans, Kiki Watkins, Marie Wetmore, and Sasha Wulf. With cohosts who are writers, actors, screenwriters, producers, directors and film scholars, each month we have a lively exchange designed to call out stellar work by women in all parts of the film and television industry and share the shows and films we’re most excited about and offer a curated list and custom snack. Our cohosts met in Entertainment Business School and are delighted to be here.

    www.hotredheadmedia.com

    www.heatherfowler.com

    http://www.jennifermondfrans.com/

    https://twitter.com/mariewetmore


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    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
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    • 59 min
    Ivan Mbakop Multi-Hyphenate - Exploding Career - Indispensable Insights: RED NOTICE, LAWMAN BASS REEVES, HAWKEYE, PARISH

    Ivan Mbakop Multi-Hyphenate - Exploding Career - Indispensable Insights: RED NOTICE, LAWMAN BASS REEVES, HAWKEYE, PARISH

    Ivan Mbakop, an American actor, film director and application designer, was born on October 15, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is the first of three boys, and the son of a Supreme Court Justice and a High School Vice Principal. Securing acceptance at an HBCU, he flew to the States to attend Tuskegee University. As he completed his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, he married his college crush in 1999 and relocated to Atlanta, GA. He ran into the arts quite by accident, walking into a dance & drama class his wife was attending.
    Some of his first acting gigs were commercials for Cox Communications and Coca Cola. He later appeared in a music video for Canton Jones Kingdom Business (2009) and a lead theatrical performance for Christmas in Cambridge that same year. His role in Baby Mama's Club (2010) closed out 2010 as being a very successful year for his acting repertoire.
    He took a hiatus from the stage to focus on his business. Seven years and a few business ventures later, he returned with a strong Directorial debut in Victus (2017), a project he created the idea for, would be one of many to come. Following soon after was a television debut in Valor , Season 1 Episode 5 (2017) as Negotiator.
    He is gaining momentum in the industry not only as a new talent to look out for, but also as a technologically innovative producer. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife April Mbakop and 4 children.

    www.instagram.com/imbakop/

    twitter.com/imbakop


    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 

    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1 Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 44 min
    Filmmaker Julia Jay Pierrepont: Surviving and Thriving To Make Movies The Change Hearts and Minds

    Filmmaker Julia Jay Pierrepont: Surviving and Thriving To Make Movies The Change Hearts and Minds

    Pierrepont Productions is a successful entertainment company that takes productions of all kinds from pre-financing, through production and post-production to sales and distribution. We use our extensive relationships in the entertainment industry, banking and finance, in-house capital and our roster of additional private equity investors to provide producers with a range of financing options to enable them to create the most appropriate financing plan for their productions. We have excellent, long-term relationships with internationally-acclaimed stars, directors, writers, and producers in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia, and use our expertise to assist them through the complexities and potential pitfalls of film, television and digital media investment and production to the successful completion and marketing of their projects. From quality, Academy-oriented films to commercial genre productions, Pierrepont Productions produces its own projects and assists other producers and investors to create and market compelling, quality content and leverage it across multiple platforms to promote enhanced audience viewing and higher returns on investment.
    Julia Jay Pierrepont III is known for Good (2008), Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000) and Ghosts Never Sleep (2005). Ms. Pierrepont’s formal education included studying Bio-Chemistry at Kings College, University of London, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from New York’s Ithaca College. She was the youngest person ever to publish original research in the American Journal of Bio-Chemistry. Ms. Pierrepont also did field study on global socio-economics and indigenous tribal cultures on a three-year solo journey around the world, through the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. She is a member of the prominent New York Pierrepont family, related to such interesting historical and contemporary figures as: President Thomas Jefferson; Supreme Court Chief Justice and President of the Continental Congress John Jay (also co-author of “The Federalist Papers”); NY Governor Peter Styvesant, Financier John Pierpont (JP) Morgan; Queen Mary of France and Scotland, King James V of England; King Fairhar of Norway; William Tapley Bennett III, the US Ambassador to NATO and the US Mission to the United Nations; and William Comfort, Chairman of Citicorp Venture Group. She is married to Michael D. Tiberi of Pasadena, the President and founder of Principia Lightworks, a cutting-edge, water purification laser firm, partnered with Academician Basov, winner of the Nobel Prize for inventing the laser
    www.pierrepontproductions.com
    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


    https://twitter.com/thisiskaia 

    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 48 min
    Entertainment Attorney Phillip Rosen, Rosen Law Group - What Creatives Need To Know!

    Entertainment Attorney Phillip Rosen, Rosen Law Group - What Creatives Need To Know!

    Phillip Rosen J. D. launched his career as an attorney for PolyGram’s music division, where he negotiated and drafted music publishing agreements and handled copyright matters. He subsequently spent five years at RCA, as Business Affairs Manager and Director of Program and Talent Negotiations, working in the arenas of pay, cable and syndicated television.
    Entering the Los Angeles market as Vice President of Business Affairs and Legal Affairs for New Line Cinema in 1989, Phillip ascended to Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs. During his seven-year tenure he was responsible for business affairs and legal duties for over fifty motion pictures including the Nightmare on Elm Street and House Party series, as well as the Jim Carrey comedy The Mask and the Brad Pitt thriller Seven.
    From 1997 to 1999, Phillip was a partner in charge of the motion picture and television department in the Beverly Hills office of Baker and Hostetler, LLP.
    ROSEN LAW GROUP is an entertainment law firm concentrating in film, music, television, digital media and intellectual property. In addition to representing above-the-line talent, creators and businesses, we serve as production legal for countless film and television properties, supporting all stages of a project's life cycle. ROSEN LAW GROUP is a new kind of law firm for today's dynamic entertainment landscape. We are transparent, consistent, patient and professional, giving each client the attention they deserve so they can make informed business decisions. 
    www.rosenlawgrp.com
    Connect with your host Kaia Alexander:

    https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/


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    Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.
    Get career training and a free ebook “How to Pitch Anything in 1Min.” at www.EntertainmentBusinessLeague.com

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Nelsteph05 ,

Packed with information!

I moved to LA in 2021 to finish my MFA in screenwriting. Once I graduated, I was lost. I knew how to write, but I didn't know anything about the current state of the entertainment industry. I didn't think this was a big deal until the WGA strike. I realized I needed to know how the entertainment industry works, not just how to write a great script. And I had so many unanswered questions. Who do executives want to work with? How can I contribute to creating a BETTER version of Hollywood? How do I build up my network of friends, mentors, and peers? Should I continue to enter contests? Kaia and her guests dive into everything you want to know (and more!). The guests provide a plethora of information you can't find anywhere else. If you want to work in the entertainment industry, this podcast is for YOU!

Varta T ,

Great insight into the industry

This is a wonderful podcast for anyone who wants to get deeper into the business and craft of writing. Kaia is a charming and insightful host and the guests range from up-and-coming writers to industry pros. Highly recommended!

Kathy Holzapfel ,

The inside view with an industry expert

I’m new to this podcast, and alternating between listening to the archives while trying to keep up with new episodes. Kaia’s a terrific host and the guests on the show are amazing and include a variety of writers, producers, and industry notables. Kaia also shares freely and frankly from her own considerable work experiences in the entertainment business. I especially enjoy the “This Just In” segments that cover the industry events and trends in this every-changing market. The podcast strikes a nice balance of encouragement and reality. Highly recommend subscribing!

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