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Film and TV professionals talk about the ups and downs of navigating Hollywood and how they've worked to stay relationally and spiritually healthy in a demanding industry. Hosted by filmmaker, author, and game creator Allen Wolf.

Navigating Hollywood Allen Wolf

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Film and TV professionals talk about the ups and downs of navigating Hollywood and how they've worked to stay relationally and spiritually healthy in a demanding industry. Hosted by filmmaker, author, and game creator Allen Wolf.

    Brian Bird, Film and TV Writer & Producer: When Calls the Heart, Bopha!, Captive, The Case for Christ

    Brian Bird, Film and TV Writer & Producer: When Calls the Heart, Bopha!, Captive, The Case for Christ

    Brian  is the co-creator and executive producer of the top-rated Hallmark Channel original series When Calls the Heart and is the writer and producer of over two dozen films and TV movies such as The Heart of Man, Bopha!, Call Me Claus, Not Easily Broken, Captive, and The Case for Christ. Over his 40+ year career, Brian has written and/or produced nearly 350 episodes of television, including Evening Shade, Step by Step, and Touched by an Angel.

    Brian talks about how he got his start in the industry, how he thinks it's essential to be fearless to be successful and shares many inspirational stories and insights. He also discusses how the best legacy of When Calls the Heart is not the show, it's the Hearties

    See more at NavigatingHollywood.org.

    Links:
    • Watch on YouTube
    • When Calls the Heart Official Site
    • When Calls the Heart on Twitter
    • Navigating Hollywood
    • Brian Bird on IMDb, Twitter
    • Allen Wolf on IMDb, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
    • Allen Wolf’s website
    • Allen Wolf's movie website



    Thank you to everyone who has seen The Sound of Violet in theaters. To find out when it's playing at a theater near you or when it will be released on video, visit TheSoundOfViolet.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Sound of Violet Cast and Filmmaker Allen Wolf

    The Sound of Violet Cast and Filmmaker Allen Wolf

    The Sound of Violet is a romantic comedy about a man who thinks he found his soulmate but his autism keeps him from realizing she's a prostitute looking for a ticket out of her trapped life.  Lead cast members Cason Thomas, Cora Cleary, Jan D'Arcy, and Michael E. Bell join the movie's writer, director, and producer Allen Wolf, to talk about the challenges of making the movie, building the characters, and how the story inspired them. The Sound of Violet opens April 29, only in theaters. Get tickets and exclusive content at TheSoundofViolet.com.

    During this compelling discussion, Cason talks about his experience having a mom who was a victim of trafficking, how he grew up in the foster system of Houston, Texas, and how that informed his view of the story. Cora shares about how she went undercover to research her character while Jan and Michael talk about how they connected with their roles.

    Links:
    • The Sound of Violet Official Site

    • The Sound of Violet on IMDb, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok

    • Navigating Hollywood

    • Video version



    Thank you to everyone who has seen The Sound of Violet in theaters. To find out when it's playing at a theater near you or when it will be released on video, visit TheSoundOfViolet.com.

    • 33 min
    Conrad Pope, Composer & Orchestrator: The Sound of Violet, My Weekend with Marilyn, Harry Potter movies, Star Wars movies, The Matrix Movies

    Conrad Pope, Composer & Orchestrator: The Sound of Violet, My Weekend with Marilyn, Harry Potter movies, Star Wars movies, The Matrix Movies

    Composer Conrad Pope is one of the most respected and trusted musicians working in Hollywood today. He talks about how he got his start and how he creates memorable music. Composers such as John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, and Hans Zimmer have all called upon his expertise as one of the industry’s top orchestrators as well as his abilities as a conductor and score producer, making him one of the most in-demand scoring professionals.
    Conrad has contributed to the scores of more than a hundred films. The iconic films on which he has worked range from the Star Wars prequel films, the Harry Potter series, to Jurassic Park, to  Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. Conrad created the musical score for Allen Wolf's new romantic comedy movie, The Sound of Violet.

    See more at NavigatingHollywood.org.

    Links:
    • Conrad Pope's Official Site
    • Conrad Pope on IMDb, Facebook
    • Navigating Hollywood
    • The Sound of Violet Official Site
    • Allen Wolf on IMDb, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
    • Allen Wolf’s website

    • Video Interview
    Thank you to everyone who has seen The Sound of Violet in theaters. To find out when it's playing at a theater near you or when it will be released on video, visit TheSoundOfViolet.com.

    • 39 min
    Encore: Sheryl J. Anderson: Creator of Sweet Magnolias

    Encore: Sheryl J. Anderson: Creator of Sweet Magnolias

    Encore Episode : Sheryl J. Anderson, the Creator and Executive Producer of the hit Netflix show Sweet Magnolias, discusses how she started as a storyteller, the way her life experience made her uniquely qualified to create this hit show, and how faith has played a crucial role for her as an artist. She also talks about her life priorities and how she has been able to get where she is today.

    On writing Sweet Magnolias, Sheryl explains, "We had a running joke in the writer's room that we wanted to make the audience laugh out loud once an episode, cry once an episode, and then whatever they wanted to do in between was fine. But the running joke became that we wanted to do that to each other every day in the room and we laughed a lot together and we cried a lot together."

    This episode originally aired April 2021.

    See more at NavigatingHollywood.org.

    Links:
    • Sweet Magnolias Official Site
    • Sweet Magnolias on Facebook
    • Navigating Hollywood
    • Sheryl J. Anderson on IMDb, Twitter
    • Allen Wolf on IMDb, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
    • Allen Wolf’s website
    Thank you to everyone who has seen The Sound of Violet in theaters. To find out when it's playing at a theater near you or when it will be released on video, visit TheSoundOfViolet.com.

    • 37 min
    Allen Wolf: Filmmaker, Rebroadcast of The Autistic Me Podcast

    Allen Wolf: Filmmaker, Rebroadcast of The Autistic Me Podcast

    Special Episode: Filmmaker Allen Wolf is  interviewed on The Autistic Me podcast where he talks about the challenge of portraying an autistic character in his upcoming movie, The Sound of Violet, as well as how he discovered the story, writing at Disneyland, and much more. We re-broadcast the episode here.

    • The Autistic Me podcast

    • The Autistic Me Blog

    • Order Allen's Book, The Sound of Violet

    • Navigating Hollywood's Marriage Course, Pre-Marriage Course, Alpha Course

    • Allen Wolf on IMDb, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

    • Allen Wolf's website

    • Allen Wolf's new movie
    Thank you to everyone who has seen The Sound of Violet in theaters. To find out when it's playing at a theater near you or when it will be released on video, visit TheSoundOfViolet.com.

    • 51 min
    Scott Teems: Filmmaker: Halloween Kills, Rectify, Firestarter, The Exorcist

    Scott Teems: Filmmaker: Halloween Kills, Rectify, Firestarter, The Exorcist

    Scott Teems wrote Halloween Kills with David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, and upcoming will be The Exorcist sequel, and Stephen King’s Firestarter. Scott was a writer and co-executive producer of the popular Netflix series Narcos: Mexico and he wrote, directed, and produced three seasons of the acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning TV drama Rectify. Scott discusses his career challenges, responds to critics with the deeper messages they may have missed in Halloween Kills,  what excites him as a storyteller, and why he rarely smiles.

    Links:

    • Order Allen's Book, The Sound of Violet
    • Scott Teems on IMDb
    • Navigating Hollywood's Marriage Course, Pre-Marriage Course, Alpha Course
    • Allen Wolf on IMDb, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
    • Allen Wolf's website
    • Allen Wolf's new movie

    The transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Video for this episode can be found here.
    Thank you to everyone who has seen The Sound of Violet in theaters. To find out when it's playing at a theater near you or when it will be released on video, visit TheSoundOfViolet.com.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Diet4897 ,

Outstanding!

Allen selects the most interesting people in Hollywood to interview and then asks great probing questions. This is a fascinating podcast and I always learn something new when I listen. It’s great that he also includes questions about people’s spiritual journey; it’s truly the core of who we are as human beings.

bananagrams2010 ,

So entertaining and informative!

I absolutely love this podcast. It’s so informative but also funny, engaging, and gives great insights into the inside of Hollywood. I want more episodes!

Doctors without Orders ,

Funny, substantive & practical

I have listened to three full episodes of the podcast so far and have really enjoyed each one for different reasons. Allen does an excellent job of preparing for the interviews and asking questions beyond the surface—not only to the interviewees’ crafts, but their journeys of faith as well. Allen’s sense of humor is always a gift as well, but so is his graciousness toward the guests when matters are more delicate. I have left these podcasts feeling entertained and inspired on multiple levels and highly recommend the podcast to anyone in the entertainment industry and anyone on a journey of faith as well.

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