The Insiders Show: Insights from Innovators is the response by The Advanced Imaging Society and Cinionic to the ongoing need for information by entertainment stakeholders in content and technology at the intersection of new technologies and changes in consumer behaviors during COVID-19. The series will feature conversations with respected veteran voices in Hollywood and deep focused discussions on the state of play for 2021, diversity and inclusion in entertainment, the future of film distribution, empowering storytellers with emerging technology, and timely strategies for the post-pandemic entertainment industry among other topics.
The Man Who Brought Back Elvis
A conversation with Steve Binder, Producer and Author, Elvis ’68 Comeback;
Larger than life, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis promises to be visually stunning summer ride of a biopic following the dizzying life of one of the world’s greatest icons. Played in the film by Stranger Things Dacre Montgomery, Steve Binder is the rebellious TV producer who without his unconventional vision there would be no ’68 comeback special for Elvis and his infamous manager, Col. Tom Parker. Joined by co-hosts Wim and Jim, Steve recounts the real personalities, conflicts and loyalties that he experienced in his mission to revive Elvis’ career and produce a TV special like America had never seen before.
Live From Cinionic World 2022
Guests: David Leitch, Director, Bullet Train; Jackie Brenneman, EVP and General Counsel, NATO;
One of the most exciting films championed at the CinemaCon annual gathering is an action thriller with a strong comedic edge. Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt is a story about five competing assassins on a fast moving Japanese bullet train who discover that their objectives are all intertwined. In this episode, Bullet Train Director David Leitch and NATO's Jackie Brenneman join Wim and Jim for a live podcast show from Cinionic World to discuss the communal experience of the cinema, technological advances and the state of the industry for the year ahead.
Guest: John C. Hall, Producer and Distribution and Marketing Executive;
What are the most powerful ways studios can promote their films? Industry veteran and distribution and marketing expert John C. Hall joins Wim and Jim to explore what he sees as the best strategies for tentpole film promotion and how theaters play a pivotal role in converting a target audience to ticket buyers.
Guest: Pete Hammond, Chief Film Critic, Deadline Hollywood;
What does the 94th Academy Awards mean for the film industry? Deadline Hollywood’s Pete Hammond joins Wim and Jim on this podcast episode to discuss why the award ceremony is still must-see-TV and which of the films is most deserving of recognition.
Luca: The Director’s View
Guest: Enrico Casarosa, Director, Luca
Set in a timeless seaside town on the Italian Riveria, the Academy Award-nominated animated feature film Luca from Pixar has made waves with audiences as a quintessential coming-of-age story. But how did this movie come to be? Luca director Enrico Casarosa joins Wim and Jim on this podcast episode to dive deeper into the pools of thought that produced this enchanting adventure and shares his own “fish out of water” experiences that served as inspiration.
Our New Workplace
Guest: Kathy Mandato, Founder / Coach / HR Advisor, Workplace Insider;
After more than two years of workplace disruption due to COVID, both employers and employees are reimagining the way we work. In this thought-provoking conversation, Hollywood Human Resources veteran Kathy Mandato shares her surprising conclusions about the permanent changes coming to our work lives.