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Directors, Producers, Cinematographers and Writers of TV and Film chatting about the biz and their careers.

The Callsheet A.J. Wedding

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Directors, Producers, Cinematographers and Writers of TV and Film chatting about the biz and their careers.

    Lisa Arnold, Writer, Director & Producer

    Lisa Arnold, Writer, Director & Producer

    Lisa and I dive right in to discuss her upcoming kids-action movie KID COMBAT, as well as her storied career as a Writer, Director and Producer. A veteran of the film industry, Lisa Arnold is an award winning Director, Writer and Producer with over 25 years experience in Film, Television and Stage. An advocate for family & purpose-driven films, Lisa strives to create stories that will entertain and inspire audiences through her visionary ability of storytelling. Her films include One Nation Under God, Caged No More, Camp Cool Kids, Because of Gracia, Beautifully Broken, God's Not Dead, This Is Our Time, Letting Go, Facing the Giants, Flywheel and Christmas Angel.

    • 40 min
    John Tague, Actor & Producer

    John Tague, Actor & Producer

    Acting is one of the most difficult parts of the business due to the lack of control over your career. John Tague has taken the reigns, creating content to show off the type of roles he wanted to play. Since then he's been on Blacklist, American Horror Story, Light as a Feather and CSI Cyber...

    • 48 min
    Michael Nankin, TV Director

    Michael Nankin, TV Director

    This Episode with Michael NankinTV Director Michael Nankin has directed episodes of Battlestar Galactica, Black Sails, The Flash, Defiance, Life Goes On and more! His journey is unique, and he gives us a great first-hand view of the process of directing for television.This is the first episode we created during the worldwide pandemic, and thus it was done via Zoom so we could both stay home. Because of that, this is the first episode to also be available on Youtube as well as these podcast outlets. Check out the video and subscribe here: https://youtu.be/bHMkUkRKG8ETheme Song by Evan BrauFollow us on IG and Facebook @thatdirectorajAbout the hostBorn in Flint, Michigan, A.J. Wedding created his first film in the 5th grade, which helped enable the creation of the first recycling program in the city. After earning a BFA from Western Michigan University, A.J. began his career reading scripts for Cruise/Wagner Productions at Paramount. He volunteered for every production he could get his hands on, learning from industry pros about producing, cinematography, lighting, directing, VFX and even ended up in front of the camera a few times on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Drake & Josh. A.J. worked freelance production for various companies including New Deal Studios, where he continued his on-set education. For the past several years he has been producing/directing commercials and ad campaigns for various brands including pro bono ads for the charitable organization, A Leg To Stand On. His last short film AILERON has seven nominations and 5 festival wins including Best Narrative Short and Best Director, most notably a Best Director win at the Boston International Film Festival.

    • 55 min
    Ian Hunter, VFX Supervisor

    Ian Hunter, VFX Supervisor

    Episode 7 with Ian Hunter, VFX SupervisorIan Hunter held an Oscar for the second time on the Academy stage just last year for his incredible work on First Man. Ian and I chat about how he got started, as well as how he approaches his work. Ian is the co-owner of New Deal Studios, where he and his partners Shannon Gans and Matthew Gratzner created stunning visuals for everything from Chris Nolan's Dark Knight to Martin Scorcese's Wolf of Wall Street.About The Callsheet:After two decades working in and around Hollywood, I've met some incredible people with unique stories of how they made it. Listen in as I chat with Directors, Writers, Producers, DPs, Creators and Designers of all the films and tv that you know and love. For the latest updates on the podcast, follow me on instagram @thatdirectoraj or join our new facebook page under the same nameCallsheet theme by Evan BrauThis episode is sponsored by Plotdevices.co, creators of the Storyclock Notebook. Visit their website and use the code DIRECTOR20 to receive 20% off your first order!About the Host:Born in Flint, Michigan, A.J. Wedding created his first film in the 5th grade which helped push public opinion toward the first recycling program the city had ever seen. Realizing the power of filmmaking, he was hooked. After earning a B.F.A. from Western Michigan University, A.J. began reading scripts for Cruise/Wagner Productions at Paramount. He volunteered for every production he could, learning from the pros about producing, cinematography, lighting, directing, VFX and even ended up in front of the camera. He spent a great deal of time editing, including trailers for blockbuster films and pro-bono work for charities such as A Leg to Stand On. Eventually he was able to direct, and sold the series Infamous which he co-wrote with Craig Bonacorsi. For the past few years, A.J. has been the commercial producer/directorfor Raleigh Enterprises, continuing to pursue a career as a director in film and television.ajwedding.com

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Philip Lanyon, Director of Photography

    Philip Lanyon, Director of Photography

    Episode 5 with Philip LanyonOne of the best things about this show is getting to speak with people who have recently crossed the bridge into the industry. Philip grew up in Canada, a fan of Star Trek TNG, and is now the Director of Photography for the new Star Trek series, Picard, which is still in production on its first season. Getting to hear his thoughts at this formative stage is incredible! And honestly, we should all hope to have his heart.About The Callsheet:After two decades working in and around Hollywood, I've met some incredible people with unique stories of how they made it. Listen in as I chat with Directors, Writers, Producers, DPs, Creators and Designers of all the films and tv that you know and love. For the latest updates on the podcast, follow me on instagram @thatdirectoraj or join our new facebook page under the same nameCallsheet theme by Evan BrauThis episode is sponsored by Plotdevices.co, creators of the Storyclock Notebook. Visit their website and use the code DIRECTOR20 to receive 20% off your first order!About the Host:Born in Flint, Michigan, A.J. Wedding created his first film in the 5th grade which helped push public opinion toward the first recycling program the city had ever seen. Realizing the power of filmmaking, he was hooked. After earning a B.F.A. from Western Michigan University, A.J. began reading scripts for Cruise/Wagner Productions at Paramount. He volunteered for every production he could, learning from the pros about producing, cinematography, lighting, directing, VFX and even ended up in front of the camera. He spent a great deal of time editing, including trailers for blockbuster films and pro-bono work for charities such as A Leg to Stand On. Eventually he was able to direct, and sold the series Infamous which he co-wrote with Craig Bonacorsi. For the past few years, A.J. has been the commercial producer/directorfor Raleigh Enterprises, continuing to pursue a career as a director in film and television.ajwedding.com

    • 56 min
    Marc Zicree, Writer and Showrunner

    Marc Zicree, Writer and Showrunner

    Marc Zicree is known by nearly everyone in the film and tv industry not just by his moniker of "Mr. Sci-Fi" but also as a connector of people on all levels of the business through his community building, weekly dinner known as 'The Table' that he has run free to anyone in the industry for the last 26 years. His television writing started in animation with shows like He-Man and Smurfs, leading to live action shows like Star Trek The Next Generation and Babylon 5. Also a best-selling author for The Twilight Zone Companion, as well as Cabinet of Curiosities, co-written with Guillermo Del Toro. Marc is currently executive producer and director of Space Command, a series that he financed via crowdfunding. A wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in the biz.About The Callsheet:After two decades working in and around Hollywood, I've met some incredible people with unique stories of how they made it. Listen in as I chat with Directors, Writers, Producers, DPs, Creators and Designers of all the films and tv that you know and love. For the latest updates on the podcast, follow me on instagram @thatdirectoraj or join our new facebook page under the same nameCallsheet theme by Evan BrauThis episode is sponsored by Plotdevices.co, creators of the Storyclock Notebook. Visit their website and use the code DIRECTOR20 to receive 20% off your first order!About the Host:Born in Flint, Michigan, A.J. Wedding created his first film in the 5th grade which helped push public opinion toward the first recycling program the city had ever seen. Realizing the power of filmmaking, he was hooked. After earning a B.F.A. from Western Michigan University, A.J. began reading scripts for Cruise/Wagner Productions at Paramount. He volunteered for every production he could, learning from the pros about producing, cinematography, lighting, directing, VFX and even ended up in front of the camera. He spent a great deal of time editing, including trailers for blockbuster films and pro-bono work for charities such as A Leg to Stand On. Eventually he was able to direct, and sold the series Infamous which he co-wrote with Craig Bonacorsi. For the past few years, A.J. has been the commercial producer/directorfor Raleigh Enterprises, continuing to pursue a career as a director in film and television.ajwedding.com

    • 59 min

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32 Ratings

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THIS!

What it takes to make it in this business from the folks making it happen! Love it!

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Inside look!

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