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On The Neutral Ground is an internet talk show and podcast that looks to bring entertainment industry resources and information to independent filmmakers.

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On The Neutral Ground is an internet talk show and podcast that looks to bring entertainment industry resources and information to independent filmmakers.

    Ep 13 | How To Be A Documentary Filmmaker

    Ep 13 | How To Be A Documentary Filmmaker

    During this episode of On the Neutral Ground, Victoria and Jason chat with award winning social justice documentary filmmaker, Alex Glustrom.  Alex is the writer, director and editor of the powerful documentary film, Mossville:  When Great Trees Fall, currently on the film festival circuit and winning awards nearly at nearly every festival screening.  Alex discusses how he became a documentary filmmaker, the challenges and also his past projects including Big Charity: The Death of America’s oldest hospital.
    Mossville:  When Great Trees Fall is about environmental injustice and how just one man stands in the way of a petrochemical plant expansion, refusing to give up or leave his Louisiana community.  Stacey Ryan Stay’s home in Mossville, a town founded by free slaves is no longer in a neighborhood but within a busy construction site, as a South African company expands their compound of petrochemical plants. They’ve bought out every other resident and cut off his utilities but, even faced with the risk of illness and death from chemical exposure that chased many of his neighbors away, Ryan doesn’t waver in refusing their offers. With an empathetic but rigorous documentary approach, director Alexander Glustrom exposes environmental racism threatening a community founded on resistance.
    For more information about Alex and his films, please refer to the following links:
    http://www.mossvilleproject.com
    https://www.facebook.com/MossvilleProject/
    http://www.bigcharityfilm.com
     
     

    • 31 min
    Ep 12 | Know the Law and be Legally Prepared before starting a Film Project

    Ep 12 | Know the Law and be Legally Prepared before starting a Film Project

    Jason and Victoria discuss the legal side of the film industry with entertainment attorneys Max Hass and Murray Roth.  We cover a variety of legal and business topics for independent filmmakers, with a focus on copyrighting, contracts, release agreements, and much more. 
    Max Hass is an entertainment attorney, musician and the founder of Action Potential Entertainment LLC.  He has worked with dozens of musicians as well as entrepreneurs, record labels, publishing companies, film productions, and visual artists. In law school, Max was an editor of the Tulane Law Review, president of the Tulane Entertainment & Art Law Society, and student attorney with the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic. Max has developed and presented copyright workshops for musicians and visual artists and spoken on intellectual property and contract matters at the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), Propeller, and the Where Y'Art Gallery. Max can be reached as follows:
    @Action Potential Entertainment LLC www.actionpotentialent.com 
     
    Murray Roth is a licensed attorney in Louisiana with over 20 years experience as a counselor, trial attorney and litigator.  Born and raised in the New Orleans area he obtained his Juris Doctor Law Degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, and since 2002, Murray has dedicated his law practice mainly to the areas of Business Law and Entertainment Law involving motion picture and television production. For his Entertainment Law practice, Murray provides legal services to individuals and companies operating in all areas of the motion picture industry in Louisiana.  He is well versed in the areas of intellectual property and 'chain of title,' production contracts, and is very familiar with the Louisiana Motion Picture Tax Credit Program. in addition to providing legal services, Murray is also an independent film producer who has served as a Producer, Executive Producer or at some other producer level on over 10 feature films and made-for-television movies produced in Louisiana.  Murray’s website: www.murrayroth.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 11 | Director vs. DP (Communication is Key!)

    Ep 11 | Director vs. DP (Communication is Key!)

    Victoria and Jason sit down with the award-winning husband and wife filmmaking team of LOST BAYOU, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and was just awarded Best Cinematography at the New Orleans Film Festival. The film tells the story of a struggling addict who ventures into the Louisiana swamps to reconnect with her estranged faith healer father, only to discover he is hiding a troubling secret aboard his houseboat.
    Director Brian Richard and Cinematographer Natalie Kingston share their experiences in the industry while giving us the backstory and some insight into their award winning film. LOST BAYOU is currently on the film festival circuit, and is screening from coast to coast. Be sure to follow their journey on social media (@LostBayouFilm) for screening dates and locations.
     

    • 51 min
    Ep 10 | The Scoop On The 30th New Orleans Film Festival!

    Ep 10 | The Scoop On The 30th New Orleans Film Festival!

    During this episode of On The Neutral Ground, we chat with Fallon Young, the Executive Director of the New Orleans Film Festival.
    Moviemaker Magazine named NOFF one of "the 25 coolest film festivals in the world".
    With over 230 films being screened, there is something for everyone!

    • 37 min
    Ep 9 | Know it...Grow it...Show it...your film that is!

    Ep 9 | Know it...Grow it...Show it...your film that is!

    Victoria sits down with the filmmaking team of the feature film THE TRUE DON QUIXOTE, including writer/director Chris Poche and producers Beth Burvant and Jason Waggenspack - who is also our co-host! 
     
    They chat about their film from its conception and New Orleans screening to their New York sneak peak and ultimate distribution.
     
    Chris, Beth and Jason are as charming and delightful as the film itself, which stars Tim Blake Nelson, Jacob Batalon, and a slew of talented Louisiana actors.
     
    THE TRUE DON QUIXOTE will screen in New York at the Metrograph theater On September 28th, 2019, and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other streaming platforms on October 1st. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep 8 | How To Be A Successful Writer and Director

    Ep 8 | How To Be A Successful Writer and Director

    During this episode of On the Neutral Ground, Jason and Victoria sit down with Lisa Arnold - an award winning writer, director and producer.
    Lisa has a slew of successful films under her belt, including One Nation Under God (2019), Caged No More (2016), Camp Cool Kids (2017), God's Not Dead (2014), and many more.
    With over twenty-five years of experience in the industry, Lisa shares her advice about directing, writing, distribution, and following your dreams.
    After finding your sweet spot and working hard, you can achieve anything you want.

    • 39 min

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