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From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. Hosts Tim Molloy and Eric Steuer talk to moviemakers about screenwriting, directing, acting, and all of the other creative work that goes into moviemaking. Like MovieMaker's print magazine and moviemaker.com, we're here for everyone who wants to learn more about how movies are made.
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From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. Hosts Tim Molloy and Eric Steuer talk to moviemakers about screenwriting, directing, acting, and all of the other creative work that goes into moviemaking. Like MovieMaker's print magazine and moviemaker.com, we're here for everyone who wants to learn more about how movies are made.
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    Amanda Idoko (Breaking News in Yuba County)

    Amanda Idoko (Breaking News in Yuba County)

    Amanda Idoko's first two screenplays made The Black List, the highly esteemed annual survey of best unproduced scripts. Her first screenplay was made into the new film Breaking News in Yuba County, which features an ensemble cast that includes Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Awkwafina, Wanda Sykes and others. Amanda is also known for starting the #showusyourroom social media campaign, which encouraged showrunners and writers' rooms to post photos of their writing staff to show how they are participating in diverse and inclusive hiring.
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    • 24 min
    Joshua Leake (Portland Film Festival)

    Joshua Leake (Portland Film Festival)

    Portland Film Festival co-founder Joshua Leake went from accepting an award from Hugh Jackman while on the phone with his mom to co-founding the Portland Film Festival — one of MovieMaker's 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.
    We talk about the joys of Portland, how to get into the lovingly curated festival, and some of the great ideas he's borrowed from other festivals to make sure Portland is always filmmaker first. Along the way we talk about pandemic-safe pod viewing, making a theater in a warehouse, Chuck Palahniuk, and much more.

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    • 56 min
    Andre Gower (Wolfman's Got Nards)

    Andre Gower (Wolfman's Got Nards)

    Andre Gower's documentary Wolfman's Got Nards looks at another movie—1987's Goonies-esque kids horror/comedy The Monster Squad—and the vibrant fan community that has developed around it over the years. The Monster Squad (co-written by a young Shane Black) was a bomb upon release, but thanks to video rentals and cable TV, it slowly built a massive following. It eventually became the kind of cult classic that tours internationally, with fans showing up in costume to shout every line of dialogue at the screen.
    Gower is uniquely suited to have made this documentary—as a child actor, he was one of The Monster Squad's main stars. His doc looks at the road the movie took to becoming a cult classic, as well as the importance of fan communities and the connections between people with shared pop culture memories.

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    • 32 min
    Casey Affleck, Katherine Waterston and Mona Fastvold (The World to Come)

    Casey Affleck, Katherine Waterston and Mona Fastvold (The World to Come)

    Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby star in Mona Fastvold's The World to Come, about two pioneer women who fall in love. Casey Affleck, who produces and acts in the film, tells the story of how lunches at a "weird restaurant by the airport" helped lead to the creation of the Sundance and Venice film festival darling.
    Fastvold also talks about shooting on film in the mountains of Romania, and she and Waterston describe the complex and original way they plotted out Waterston's narration of the film.


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    • 39 min
    Peter Baxter and Adele Han Li (Slamdance Film Festival)

    Peter Baxter and Adele Han Li (Slamdance Film Festival)

    Slamdance is a film festival for filmmakers, by filmmakers. In this episode, festival president and co-founder Peter Baxter and festival manager Adele Han Li share some intel on how it chooses films, what it values, and how it's changing.
    Rather than retreat in the face of the pandemic, Slamdance — like many other festivals — has seized on the opportunity to innovate. This year one of its biggest additions is a new showcase called Unstoppable that focuses on films by moviemakers with disabilities.
    In this episode we also learn about the Slamdance Bible, discuss whether indie filmmaking is harder now than it was in the booming '90s, and hear stories about a young Christopher Nolan — one of many filmmakers Slamdance helped launch.
    Slamdance 2021 starts this Friday, and you can get a $10 pass ($5 for students) at Slamdance.com.

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    • 37 min
    Gary Oldman (Mank)

    Gary Oldman (Mank)

    Gary Oldman, simply one of the best actors ever, stars in Mank as Herman J. Mankiewicz, the brilliant but alcoholic screenwriter whose achievements include Citizen Kane.
    In this interview, Oldman quickly shoots down the notion that he used to deliberately seek out wild roles, and explains how he utilized elements of his own past to play Mank. He also tells us where Citizen Kane ranks among his favorite movies. 
    If you like this episode, please subscribe, write a review, or ask Charles Foster Kane to write about it in one of his many newspapers.

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4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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What then world needs

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A Great Listen

This is a great interview podcast with filmmakers talking about their latest releases and the creative process. Guests range from indie filmmakers and A listers. Great stuff!

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Must Listen

Definitely check out the pod if you want to hear untold stories from filmmakers! Learn something new on each episode.

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