In “Many Screens, Big Picture,” Comscore Sr. Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian comes together with the industry’s leading experts to discuss key trends and things to watch for in the landscape of film and entertainment.
Filmmaker Interview - Rod Rinks Director of "Made In Mexico" Joins Paul Dergarabedian
Paul chats with Rod "Tutti" Rinks about his new feature film "Made In Mexico" starring Lillo Brancato and Rod himself in this feature comedy film shot in just 6 days and a $20,000 budget! The film tells the tale of a down-on-his luck father of three (Rinks) has Hollywood buzzing over his screenplay, it's a matter of time before all his dreams come true. However, his dreams are short lived when a pair of shady film makers con him out of the rights and he has no choice but to join forces with an unlikely partner, a drug lord (Brancato) who has plans of his own for this upcoming screenwriter - "Famous People want to be Wealthy and Wealthy People want to be Famous." But being rich is where it's really at. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The enduring cinematic and box office legacy of “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
Paul and noted journalist Eric Francisco, the senior entertainment reporter at Inverse, discuss the importance of "Marvel's The Avengers" on the occasion of its 10th anniversary and the impact the film had on the box office, the trajectory of Marvel as a brand and the film's long-lasting impression on the notion of the movie franchise and what it means to Hollywood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Discussing Some Universal Truths About The Movie Industry with Jim Orr
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is again joined by Jim Orr, the President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution for Universal Pictures, a studio that has been at the forefront of film release innovation during the pandemic. Listen as Paul and Jim discuss the updated state of the industry many months after they last spoke on the podcast. Then stick around as Jim shares what he thinks the state of theatrical and streaming release strategies will look like in the latter part of 2021 and into 2022. This episode covers: What has changed over the past Pandemic year regarding film releases? How have Universal's bold release strategies paid off big for the studio and filmmakers? Why does being a filmmaker-centric studio matter? What made "F9" such a hit and how did the studio work with creatives to ensure its global success? How has Universal's diverse slate of films been developed over the years? What are the big hits that Universal promises to deliver in 2021 & 2022? ABOUT THIS EPISODE'S GUEST: Jim Orr is President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution for Universal Pictures. Orr is responsible for the strategy and management of the studio’s North American theatrical film releases. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What Josiah Saw
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by the creative team behind "What Josiah Saw," the latest film from director/editor/producer Vincent Grashaw. Paul is joined by Vincent and stars Robert Patrick and Nick Stahl. This episode covers: The many advantages of the creative freedom that only the world of independent film can provide How vetting and matching the actors to ensure on-set chemistry is a wise choise for filmmakers How working "on-location" adds to the actors' immersive process The differences between working on big-budget studio film and an independent feature The actors' challenge of learning extremely long passages of dialogue when shooting on a tight daily schedule How hard work and persistence can pay off for actors & filmmakers in the long run ABOUT THIS EPISODE'S GUESTS: Vincent Grashaw first broke onto the scene as producer of the independent feature film "Bellflower," which was one of the most buzzed about films to premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2011. Vince then wrote and directed his debut feature, "Coldwater," which premiered at SXSW 2013 and was distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures. Grashaw went on to direct his sophomore feature "And Then I Go," The film premiered at LA Film Festival and was distributed by The Orchard. "What Josiah Saw" is Grashaw’s third feature film at the helm. Actor Robert Patrick has worked with the top actors and directors throughout his storied career. His breakthrough role came as the legendary T-1000 in Terminator 2. He was the first actor in the history of motion capture and since then, he has worked on iconic films and television shows including "Die Hard 2," "Wayne's World," "Last Action Hero," "Fire in the Sky," "Cop Land," "The Faculty," "Walk the Line," "Bridge to Terabithia," "Spy Kids," "Flags of Our Fathers," "The Sopranos," "The Outer Limits," "Elvis," "The Unit," "The X- Files," "Sons of Anarchy" and "True Blood." He starred as Agent Cabe Gallow in "Scorpion" for CBS for four seasons and most recently was seen in "The Laundromat" and "Perry Mason." He is currently co-starring in the new series "Peacemaker." Actor Nick Stahl's impressive career credits include Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City," the franchise hit "Terminator 3," Todd Field's "In The Bedroom," and the lead of the HBO series "Carnivale." Nick has also appeared in Richard Loncraine's "My One And Only opposite Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon and in the feature film "Quid Pro Quo" alongside Vera Farmiga, and starred in the Sundance favorite "Sleepwalking" alongside Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, and Dennis Hopper. Nick is currently shooting on-location a live-action feature film based on a Japanese Anime. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Marvelous Multifaceted Career of Ethan Sacks
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Ethan Sacks, one of the most prolific new voices at Marvel Comics and noted journalist who covered movies, television, comic books and geek culture over a 20-year career as a journalist at the New York Daily News. He has since kept one foot in the world of journalism with a part-time role at NBC News Digital. This episode covers: The challenges and benefits of the career of a freelance writer The advantages of “creator owned” books and written works Melding a journalistic background and a passion for comic books The creation of a horror-themed flip book in the age of digital Coordinating charities that featured Marvel actors including Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. ABOUT THIS EPISODE'S GUEST: Ethan Sacks, is one of the most prolific new voices at Marvel Comics, writing "Old Man Hawkeye," "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge," "Star Wars: Allegiance" "Silver Surfer," "Old Man Quill," and "Star Wars: Bounty Hunters." Before he rewrote his career, Sacks covered movies television, comic books and geek culture over a 20-year career as a journalist at the New York Daily News. There he profiled a who's who of Hollywood personalities from Affleck to Ziyi Zhang, traveled to New Zealand to be filmed with performance capture technology, and launched a movie screening program for children's charities that featured visits by Marvel actors including Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. He was part of the news team that won awards from the prestigious Society of Silurians and the New York Press Club for the paper's coverage of the Miracle on the Hudson. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Behind the Scenes: Marketing Movies with Tim Sommerfeld
This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by Tim Sommerfeld, a veteran marketing executive and creative director responsible for creating award-winning advertising campaigns for television, motion pictures and digital entertainment. His career as a motion picture executive includes stints at Walt Disney Pictures, Sony Entertainment, New Line Cinema and Global Road. At Summit Entertainment, he was part of the marketing team responsible for launching the “Now You See Me,” “Divergent” and “RED” franchises, plus six-time Academy Award winner “The Hurt Locker,” as well as all five films of the wildly successful “Twilight Saga”. This episode covers: The intricacies of building a marketing campaign for a new movie The importance of earning the trust of filmmakers and creatives Dealing with unexpected changes during the development of the marketing plan Actors who were collaborative and fun to work with over the years Challenges/benefits of working with large ensemble casts ABOUT THIS EPISODE'S GUEST: Tim Sommerfeld, As a creative marketing consultant, Tim has worked on numerous films, including specialized movies as Lionsgate’s Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me” and “Overboard” from Pantelion Films. He has also produced long-form content for “HBO: First Look” and the BET Network. Before working as a creative director at The Ant Farm Agency for six years, Tim began his career in local television at WJBK-TV in Detroit and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. He then moved to FOX Broadcasting where he was responsible for promoting “The Simpsons” and other iconographic comedies. Mr. Sommerfeld holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University, Philadelphia where he majored in Radio-TV-Film. His work has received numerous Key Art Awards, local Emmys and a London International Advertising Award. Tim is a husband, dad and writer. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Very educational and great chemistry between the host and the guest!
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