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Information is power. From Mindset to Tactics to Implement- this is a deep dive into how Hollywood truly works with inspirational and empowering interviews of Business Leaders and Creators around the world. Get to know global creative and thought leaders from Hollywood and beyond as they share their knowledge and engage in unique conversations led by a successful Hollywood insider on navigating Show Business and making an impact in all areas of life. Explore the journeys that made a difference in the path to success of accomplished creatives around the world.
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The Heart Of Show Business With Alexia Melocchi Alexia Melocchi

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Information is power. From Mindset to Tactics to Implement- this is a deep dive into how Hollywood truly works with inspirational and empowering interviews of Business Leaders and Creators around the world. Get to know global creative and thought leaders from Hollywood and beyond as they share their knowledge and engage in unique conversations led by a successful Hollywood insider on navigating Show Business and making an impact in all areas of life. Explore the journeys that made a difference in the path to success of accomplished creatives around the world.
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    Writing a Bestseller with David R. Stokes

    Writing a Bestseller with David R. Stokes

    David R. Stokes loves American history. And theology. He poured his creative juices into both areas by writing compelling stories and inspirational books. His fictional novels got him published by Random House, with a few of his books climbing the best seller charts.  David first began working in radio with his own national XM satellite radio talk show and has been a frequent guest host for talk shows across the country. Over the years, he has interviewed hundreds of political leaders, authors, media personalities, historians, and business leaders. 
    As an ordained minister, he had in his congregation some prominent figures of Washington- that became the source for many of his great characters from his books “Camelot’s Cousin” and “Apparent Danger.”  His work got the attention of actors like Blair Underwood, who will be producing one of his books together with Little Studio Films. In this really intriguing podcast, we discuss how authors get published, the role of Faith in creativity, and some fabulous “what if” scenarios that inspired the exciting plot lines in all of his books.

    Resources:

    Buy Camelot's Cousin

    Buy The Shooting Salvationist

    Hollywood Reporter Article

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    The Book Ghost Inc.

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    • 32 min
    Broadway Bound with Maite Uzal

    Broadway Bound with Maite Uzal

    What if you actually went after your dreams, even if it means leaving the familiar and safe choice behind?
    This is what Spanish actress Maite Uzal did. And it paid off: from being a lawyer in Spain to moving to America only to be cast in a starring role in the Broadway tour of the Fiddler on The Roof musical. The journey was certainly not an easy one.
    In this inspiring podcast conversation, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at the audition process for Broadway, learn how Impostor Syndrome can sabotage our perception of an event, 
    and that you can be who you choose to be if you dare to step into the unknown and – go for it.

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    Do You Love Me, Fiddler on the Roof

    Fiddle On The Roof Website

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    • 37 min
    CRAZY CAT LADY with Garrett Clancy

    CRAZY CAT LADY with Garrett Clancy

    This episode is not about me. Though many of you know, I have cats.  My podcast guest is filmmaker Garrett Clancy, who directed a wonderful new documentary currently in release, CRAZY CAT LADY.
    It is said that documentaries are the new “cool” in visual storytelling, and this one is certainly a compelling one. A winner of multiple festivals and awards, it showcases a varied group of animal lovers who TSP (trap, spay, neuter) feral cats around Los Angeles and their personal journeys.
    And you won’t see ladies in rollers. These animal lovers include college professors, young students, CPAs, veterinarians who offer pro-bono services, philanthropists, and well-meaning "cat collectors" -- AKA hoarders AKA "Crazy Cat Ladies" (and gentlemen). 
    In an insightful chat, we cover the inception of Garrett’s work,  how his experience in film was channeled into this story, and the challenges of making a doc on a shoestring budget for the love of animals and a greater purpose of bringing awareness to social legislation.
    THIS EPISODE HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY THE EDEN MAGAZINE.

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    Resources:

    The Eden Magazine

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    • 24 min
    Winning the Life Game with Keith Mitchell

    Winning the Life Game with Keith Mitchell

    Keith Mitchell is a star athlete and yogi, a former NFL player who played for the New Orleans Saints. He also was the NFL's highest draft player at the time but then he suffered a spinal injury that put an end to his football career and his life trajectory changed dramatically. Drawing from his physical and emotional healing through breathwork, yoga, and meditation he wrote a book “THE MINDFULNESS PLAYBOOK”. From that point, he has become a point of reference for holistic health and motivational coaching for several celebrities and Humanitarian organizations, including our very own First Lady Michelle Obama.
    In this podcast, Keith and I discuss his life, his ever-expanding mission to help others reach their highest potential, and the importance of presence in every aspect of life through breathwork, and having a spiritual practice.   As he works on upcoming events, retreats, and courses inspired by his book, please make sure you check out his website. Special Thanks to THE EDEN MAGAZINE and Maryam Morrison for facilitating this interview.

    Resources:

    The Eden Magazine
     
    Connect with Keith Mitchell:

    Website

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    • 35 min
    Star Casting with Valerie Mc Caffrey

    Star Casting with Valerie Mc Caffrey

    Is Confidence what makes someone a Hollywood Star?  In today’s episode with a seasoned casting director, we dive deep into what is that elusive  X-Factor that allows an actor or actress to have a long-term career.  Valerie Mc Caffrey has cast 121 movies and discovered stars like Edward Norton when she cast him in American History X during her tenure at New Line Cinema. Since then she has expanded into executive producing and managing talent herself.  Just like me, she believes that if you are seasoned enough, you can be a multi-hyphenate. But always have a FIRST LOVE with your primary line of work.
    This special episode is not just about casting,  although it does offer priceless advice about how to break into the Industry. Valerie and I have an intimate conversation about the women who are changing the Hollywood landscape with resilience and integrity and how securing talent helps or deters the financing of film and tv shows.
    Grab a piece of paper and take notes!

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    • 37 min
    The Italian Angle with Marco Valerio Pugini

    The Italian Angle with Marco Valerio Pugini

    My podcast is global. We want to highlight artists and talent from all over the world because Hollywood is not just a town. Hollywood is a global film and tv machine and my guest today is Marco Valerio Pugini of PANORAMA FILM. What does a physical production executive actually do?
     Whenever you're filming something in a different country, you do need to get associated and aligned and partnered up with solid European professional line producers who really know how to run things in the country that you're filming.
    Having worked with the likes of Jane Campion, Ridley Scott, and Tom Cruise, he has supervised the production of House of Gucci, Eat, Pray, Love, and The Sopranos. Let’s dive deep into all things filming in Italy, how tax credits work, and the importance of knowing the right crew.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

genevieveanderson ,

An intimate podcast that makes you feel like an insider

Alexia has made a great platform for people working inside the industry and also for people who are curious about how it works. She explores so many facets of it in an honest, heart-centered fashion. Very refreshing, professional, and informative!

cinwork ,

Inspiring podcast

One of the greatest podcast out there!! Very informative and amazing content!! Each episode has nuggets in it you can use in real life!!! Even if your not in show business!! Amazing tips for every walk of life!!!!!
Must listen to weekly!!!
Very grateful I found this podcast!!!! It has changed my life with the nuggets I have learned!!!

Frustrated and lost ,

Inspiring

The Heart of Show Business is a must for anyone who aspires to work in this industry. I highly recommend Alexia's podcast for anyone who wants to learn more about both the art and the business of filmmaking.