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From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. We talk 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. Hosts Tim Molloy and Eric Steuer keep the intros and questions short so the moviemakers can do most of the talking.
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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. We talk 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. Hosts Tim Molloy and Eric Steuer keep the intros and questions short so the moviemakers can do most of the talking.
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    Should You Move to New Mexico?

    Should You Move to New Mexico?

    For the third consecutive year, Albuquerque is the No. 1 Big City on MovieMaker's list of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker. Nearby Santa Fe is No. 2 on the list of smaller cities and towns.
    How is the Land of Enchantment drawing powerhouses like Netflix and NBCUniversal?
    Alicia J. Keyes, Cabinet Secretar of New Mexico's Economic Development Department, tells us why they love it — and why you just might love it, too. She knows firsthand, after moving to New Mexico from California.

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    • 19 min
    Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz (In & Of Itself)

    Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz (In & Of Itself)

    Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz stop by to talk about In & Of Itself, the film adaptation of their much beloved stage show.
    Frank Oz is a legendary director, an actor, and the puppeteer who brought to life characters like Yoda, Miss Piggy, and Grover.
    Derek DelGaudio is a storyteller, performance artist, and illusionist. He wrote In & Of Itself and has performed it onstage more than 700 times.

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    • 21 min
    Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI)

    Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI)

    Veteran editor, director, and producer Sam Pollard joins us to discuss his new documentary, MLK/FBI, which examines the FBI's relentless surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    FBI director J. Edgar Hoover hoped to discredit MLK by uncovering and revealing details of the civil rights icon's private life. The surveillance campaign became Hoover's obsessive pursuit.
    The movie utilizes a trove of newly declassified documents, as well as a wealth of archival footage—much of which will be new to most viewers.

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    • 25 min
    Travon Free (Two Distant Strangers)

    Travon Free (Two Distant Strangers)

    Travon Free is an acclaimed standup comedian who has won Emmys for The Daily Show and Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. But his debut film, Two Distant Strangers, is anything but funny. In a horrific twist on time-loop films like Groundhog Day and Palm Springs, Joey Bada$$ plays a man who keeps being racially profiled and shot by the same police officer. Free wrote the film and co-directs with Martin Desmond Roe.
    We talk about the impressive lengths Free went to to get hired on The Daily Show, how he wrote and filmed Two Distant Strangers during the pandemic, and why right now is the best time to start writing.

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    • 48 min
    Regina King (One Night in Miami)

    Regina King (One Night in Miami)

    Regina King's One Night in Miami imagines a historic night in 1964 when Malcolm X, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Cassius Clay (who will soon change his name to Muhammad Ali) gather together to celebrate one of Clay's biggest wins. But the gathering doesn't go as everyone expected.
    King takes us through her incredible career as an Oscar, Golden Globe, and four-time Emmy winner, with stories about watching films with John Singleton, a Tom Cruise prank on the set of Jerry Maguire, and learning how to play a cop. And she talks about her journey to directing her first feature — and the many breakthrough moments along the way.


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    • 41 min
    Kornél Mundruczó (Pieces of a Woman)

    Kornél Mundruczó (Pieces of a Woman)

    In Pieces of a Woman, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó and writer Kata Wéber explore their own tragedy, in the hopes that it will make it easier for other couples to heal. The film stars Vanessa Kirby as a woman who suffers a terrible loss, and includes a 24-minute birth scene astonishing in both its empathy and virtuosity.
    Mundruczó's explanation of whose point of view we're seeing adds another layer of emotion to a powerful, beautiful film.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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What then world needs

This is perfect timing. The Beatles brought us out of our doldrums after the Kennedy assassination, and here they come again with their talent, energy, and effervescence to pull us up into a joy filled place once more. Thank you, Peter Jacksonson, we needed this!

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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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