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In·tu·i·tion - the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Filmmakers live and die by their intuition. This podcast is dedicated to all things that make a filmmaker whole: art, craft, mind, body, and soul. Experts in their fields will break down how they technically created certain projects; how they stayed healthy and mindful before, during, and after; and everything else in between.

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Intuitive Filmmaker Jenn Page

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In·tu·i·tion - the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Filmmakers live and die by their intuition. This podcast is dedicated to all things that make a filmmaker whole: art, craft, mind, body, and soul. Experts in their fields will break down how they technically created certain projects; how they stayed healthy and mindful before, during, and after; and everything else in between.

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    The Actor/Writer/Producer: Wearing All the Hats and Thriving! (Guest: Colette Freedman)

    The Actor/Writer/Producer: Wearing All the Hats and Thriving! (Guest: Colette Freedman)

    Colette Freedman is an internationally produced novelist, playwright and screenwriter. She is also an actor and producer.

    Host Jenn Page and Colette talk about ghostwriting, why she believes everyone is a writer,  where original ideas come from, working with young actors, getting the most production value from your budget and how budget can lead to unique story ideas, why you should take time with your indie film’s post instead of rushing it out, filmmakers stop thinking no but and instead yes and, how to turn a produced screenplay into a novel, and more!

    Conversation: Empowerment. Everything you do can empower others, dealing with grief, and what it means to be a militant optimist.

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    More on Colette:
    An internationally produced novelist, playwright and screenwriter, Colette Freedman was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by The Dramatist's Guild. Her play “Sister Cities” was the hit of the Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews. It has been produced around the country and internationally, 26 times including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur) and Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle) and Melbourne. The film version (Michelle Trachtenberg, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler, Troian Bellisario) is on Netflix. Her musical “Serial Killer Barbie” finished a sold out run in Los Angeles and was mounted in New Zealand (Heuer Press)  She has published nine novels including The Thirteen Hallows (Tor/Macmillan), co-written, The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott. Her novel, The Affair (Kensington), The Consequences (Kensington) and most recently, her Steve Dorff biography I Wrote That One, Too.. She co-wrote and co-produced the feature AND THEN THERE WAS EVE which won the LA Film Festival (Breaking Glass Pictures). She co-wrote and co-produced the feature MILES UNDERWATER which is currently in post production. She has co-written nine thrillers for Lifetime with her writing partner Brooke Purdy. She has written THE MYSTERY OF CASA MATUSITA (with Malcolm McDowell and Skeet Ulrich) which is in pre-production. Other producing credits include the critically acclaimed indie QUALITY PROBLEMS, (Freestyle). A prolific script doctor and ghostwriter, Colette also teaches screenwriting at Antioch University and NYFA www.metamorfic.com. www.colettefreedman.com  


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    • 27 min
    Pitching, Selling, Writing and Making Your First Network TV Show (Guest: Shilpi Roy)

    Pitching, Selling, Writing and Making Your First Network TV Show (Guest: Shilpi Roy)

    Shilpi Roy is a film & TV director and writer who sold her first show without having an agent. She is currently a staff writer on a Netflix show and has a few more shows in the pipeline.

    Host Jenn Page and Shilpi Roy dive into how she sold her first show to ABC Family (now Freeform) without having an agent, what it was like writing and filming that show, what she does to keep getting work, and how she utilized her time and connections while in the studios’ diversity programs.

    Intuitive Conversation: True Offering -- trusting that the path you are being given is the path that is taking you somewhere.

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    More on Shilpi:
    Hailing from North Carolina, Shilpi Roy comes from a traditional Indian family and grew up watching only the song-and-dance numbers from Bollywood movies. Roy sold her first television show, BROWN GIRLS, to Freeform TV. Working with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment (AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS), Nastaran Dibai (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, ACCORDING TO JIM), and Mark Cendrowski (THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON), Roy co-wrote and co-executive-produced the pilot. Roy was also the showrunner of MATCHELORETTE, a CMT pilot for SoulPancake (a division of Participant Media). She currently writes on the Netflix Original Series TEAM KAYLIE and is developing a show for The Disney Channel with Lilly Singh’s (A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY) company Unicorn Island.

    Roy began her career working for Warren Littlefield, executive producer of TV’s FARGO and THE HANDMAID'S TALE, as well as the former head of NBC Television. Roy then attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts and received an MFA in Film Production where she was the recipient of an Annenberg Scholarship. She has also participated in the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women Program, as well as Universal Studio’s Directors Initiative.

    Shilpi began her career writing and directing the award-winning comedy web series HIPSTERHOOD, which won multiple awards across two seasons. She then produced and directed the magician-comedy series DISILLUSIONED, which garnered a Best Comedy Web Series Award from the HollyWeb Festival. She has also directed episodes of the Emmy®-winning web series EMMA APPROVED.

    Roy lives with her husband, cinematographer Anthony C. Kuhnz, in Los Angeles with 2 cats.

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    • 34 min
    Acting on a Network TV Show: from getting cast to working with directors (Guest: Geno Segers)

    Acting on a Network TV Show: from getting cast to working with directors (Guest: Geno Segers)

    Acting on a Network TV Show: getting cast, working with directors, and putting in the work

    Geno Segers is an accomplished actor having been seen in a variety of roles from stage to screen.

    Host Jenn Page and Geno talk about the process from casting to table reads to on set and beyond. They also discusses what it is like to work with different directors on the same show and so much more!

    Intuitive Conversation: How putting in the work can change everything.



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    More on Geno:

    Geno Segers is an actor and voice-artist possessing an active background in many fields of entertainment and athletics. He is best known for the role "Chayton Littlestone" in Cinemax's "Banshee (2013)". His first taste of the entertainment field began with a suggestion by a friend to try voice-work. Possessing a naturally-rich bass quality, Geno first auditioned for voice-ads for a radio station in New Zealand. His voice gained him attention enough to attract an agent's ear. This led to Segers being cast in the role of Mufasa in Disney's Australian stage production of "The Lion King".

    While attending school at Western Carolina University (WCU), the 6'4" Geno played football which later led to him playing for the American National Rugby League. During this time playing in rugby, Geno later moved to New Zealand where he played for Richmond Rovers Rugby League team.

    Geno Seger's also has a foundation called "Hold It On The Road", where through motivational speaking he encourages the youth to make good life decisions today, to impact their future tomorrow.

    Geno can currently be seen weekly on NBC's "Perfect Harmony."


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    • 36 min
    Directing for TV: what to expect script to screen (Guest: Betty Thomas)

    Directing for TV: what to expect script to screen (Guest: Betty Thomas)

    Betty Thomas is a film & TV director having directed some of the biggest names in Hollywood. She is also the first woman ever to be the Secretary/Treasurer of the Director’s Guild of America. Fun note: all of her films are in the top twenty-five highest-US-grossing female-directed films.

    Host Jenn Page and Betty Thomas talk about what to expect and is expected of you when working as a TV director, how to win your crew over on day one, how to keep a healthy (positive) mentality on set, and much more. Plus, she tells us how she got her first directing gig on TV and it’s both hilarious and fascinating.

    Intuitive Conversation: creating a healthy set

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    More on Betty:

    Betty Thomas (born Betty Lucille Nienhauser, July 27, 1948) is an American actress, director, and producer of television and motion pictures. She is known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Sergeant Lucy Bates on the television series Hill Street Blues. As of March 2018, Thomas is one of just two directors (and the only solo director) to have multiple films on the list of seventeen highest-US-grossing female-directed films. Additionally, all of her films are in the top twenty-five highest-US-grossing female-directed films.

    After having lied to a Variety reporter about planning on directing a Hooperman episode, she was given a real opportunity by the show's executive producer, and from there her directing career began.[13] After making several other acting appearances, Thomas began directing episodes of Hooperman in addition to the premiere episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D. in 1989. She went on to direct episodes of Arresting Behavior and several episodes of the HBO series Dream On, the latter of which earned her an Emmy for best director. Thomas is nicknamed "The Midnight Queen" because of her preference for nighttime shoots.

    In 1992 Thomas took the next step in her directing career with her feature debut Only You. A slight, playful romantic comedy; Only You was a departure from Thomas's experience on Hill Street Blues or her subsequent television directing. Wayne Rice, the film's producer and screenwriter, said that Thomas was chosen to direct due in part to the film's plot in which a man is on a hapless quest to find the perfect woman would be considered inherently sexist without a female director.

    Three years following the release of Only You Thomas directed The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), a satirical vision of the 1970s television series The Brady Bunch. The Brady Bunch Movie was a box office hit with domestic ticket sales of $46,576,136, nearly quadrupling its $12 million budget and making it at the time one of the highest-grossing films directed by a woman.

    She followed The Brady Bunch Movie with other successes, including Private Parts (1997), Dr. Dolittle (1998), 28 Days (2000), and John Tucker Must Die (2006). 2009's Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel became the first female-directed picture to gross more than $200 million and made her the most successful woman director to that time at the box office. In 2012, Thomas directed a low-budget online series called Audrey for the WIGS YouTube channel.

    In 2001, Thomas won the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award of the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the Women in Film Organization


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    • 31 min
    Everything Short Films: Financing, Distribution, and are Film Festivals a Waste of Money? (Guest: Foster Wilson)

    Everything Short Films: Financing, Distribution, and are Film Festivals a Waste of Money? (Guest: Foster Wilson)

    Foster Wilson is an award-winning director, an alumna of the Ryan Murphy HALF Directing Initiative, and a board member of Moms-In-Film. Her short film Made Public played at more than 20 festivals including 5 Oscar-qualifying fests and won several awards including Best Film, Best Director, and the Audience Award at the prestigious Bentonville Film Festival.

    Host Jenn Page and Foster talk everything short film festivals. Should you waste your money on them, how to get the most bang for your buck if you are attending them, how to make a festival worthy short film, and even how to distribute them. They also talk breaking into TV: diversity programs, shadowing TV directors (how to get the opportunities and what do do once on set as the shadowing director).

    Intuitive Conversation: Staying healthy mentally and physically

    Notable Quote: "If you have such a narrow focus on something it may not be what the universe is telling you to do. If you just go “Oh, there’s an open door right there I’m going to just step through that” it becomes the easier path [and you’ll probably be happier and enjoy it more]."



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    More on Foster:
    Foster is an award-winning director, filmmaker, and Emergence Award Recipient. She earned her BFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied for 3 years with the Atlantic Theater Company. After more than a decade working in the industry as an actor, Foster made the transition to directing. Her short film Made Public (MadePublic.com) starring Jeanine Mason and Josh Zuckerman, premiered in 2019 and has played at more than 20 festivals including 5 Oscar-qualifying fests. The film has won several awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and the Audience Award at the Bentonville Film Festival. Her previous short film, Waffles, screened at 25+ festivals around the world and garnered 8 nominations and 4 wins, including an Audience Award for Best Short Film.

    Foster was one of six members selected by Alliance of Women Directors for the inaugural AWD Short Film Initiative, creating a short film in collaboration with the Shoot ‘Em Up film series. The resulting film, titled MÍA, premiered at Disney Studios in October 2018. Additional directing credits include: Maggie the Cat, Platypus, Brick & Mopsie, Love Scenes, LLC, and the short series Gross Anatomy. In development: 5 Stages of Grief and the feature Living Will. Foster is an alumna of the Ryan Murphy HALF Directing Initiative, a member of the LA Women’s Film Collective, and a Board Member of Moms-In-Film. She is represented by Fourth Wall Management and Verve Talent. FosterWilson.com


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    • 39 min
    Making a Fan Film: Financing, Casting, Licensing, Filming, and Beyond (Guest: Jason Satterlund)

    Making a Fan Film: Financing, Casting, Licensing, Filming, and Beyond (Guest: Jason Satterlund)

    Jason Satterlund is a director, producer, and screenwriter with over 25 years experience in films, commercials, documentaries, and commercials. He was also the writer and director of Kenobi, one of the biggest fan films ever made.

    Host Jenn Page and Jason break down all the elements of making a fan film from the action to the licensing to how to get real props and actors from the original films. They also talk getting your film financed, the importance of having name attachments and diversity in casting, what not to do with your first short film.

    Intuitive Discussion: how to find patience and inspiration even when your career seems to be moving at a turtle’s pace.

    Link to Jason's fan film "Kenobi" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uDwjIBR9s4

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    More on Jason:
    Jason Satterlund is an award winning film director who has been working on films for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in all areas of production including directing, producing, writing, cinematography, and editing. He works all over the world directing, feature films, commercials, documentaries, and music videos.

    Satterlund has done extensive work for clients such as Warner Brothers, Bon Jovi, Amazon, Microsoft, Jack White, CNN, The Oak Ridge Boys, Hallmark Entertainment, and ABC.

    He is a writer and director of the award winning feature film, The Record Keeper, which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London. His latest feature film, The Suppression, is due out in 2020. He was also the writer and director of Kenobi, one of the biggest fan films ever made and stars Jamie Costa and James Arnold Taylor.  jasonsatterlund.com



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    • 42 min

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Working with a Casting Director and Staying Healthy

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