61 episodes

Helping emerging filmmakers become working directors faster. This weekly podcast will ask filmmakers the tough questions and offer guidance every step of the way with one goal in mind: help you make a living doing what you love, directing.

For even more help expanding your directing career, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. There you can apply to be in our accelerator that helps you go from where you currently are to where you want to be; as well as, join our free private FB group.

Hosted by director Jenn Page.

The Working Director Jenn Page

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

Helping emerging filmmakers become working directors faster. This weekly podcast will ask filmmakers the tough questions and offer guidance every step of the way with one goal in mind: help you make a living doing what you love, directing.

For even more help expanding your directing career, visit TheWorkingDirector.Pro. There you can apply to be in our accelerator that helps you go from where you currently are to where you want to be; as well as, join our free private FB group.

Hosted by director Jenn Page.

    Directing TV (with filmmaker Oscar Rene Lozoya)

    Directing TV (with filmmaker Oscar Rene Lozoya)

    In this episode from our NAB Show lives we talk to director Oscar Rene Loyoza about his transition from indie filmmaker and TV editor to TV director. What are the biggest differences from indie film to TV director? Let's find out!



    Thank you to our live sponsors: NAB Show, Blackmagic Design, Sigma, Hollyland, and Aputure. Our lives were part of the League of Filmmakers booth at NAB Show in Las Vegas 2024.



    (Episode 60)

    Hosted by Director/Producer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Jenn Page.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you want to be notified when the next accelerator goes live and other fun events fill out the form on our website at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheWorkingDirector.Pro.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can also go there to join our private FB group for directors so you can attend these live conversations and get your questions answered; as well as, to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster.


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    • 15 min
    NAB Show Live: Blackmagic Design Latest & Greatest!

    NAB Show Live: Blackmagic Design Latest & Greatest!

    In our first of our NAB Show live episodes we talk to Dave Hoffman from Blackmagic Design about their latest announcements that should get indie filmmakers excited!



    Thank you to our live sponsors: NAB Show, Blackmagic Design, Sigma, Hollyland, and Aputure. Our lives were part of the League of Filmmakers booth at NAB Show in Las Vegas 2024.



    (Episode 59)

    Hosted by Director/Producer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Jenn Page.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you want to be notified when the next accelerator goes live and other fun events fill out the form on our website at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheWorkingDirector.Pro.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can also go there to join our private FB group for directors so you can attend these live conversations and get your questions answered; as well as, to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster.


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    • 15 min
    Your Directing Career As A Production Company (w/ filmmaker Alex Mehra)

    Your Directing Career As A Production Company (w/ filmmaker Alex Mehra)

    If you want to be directing regularly, you have to treat your directing career like it's your production company. Hint: It is.

    If you are tired of sitting around waiting for someone to hire you, join us for this live Q&A and learn how Alex Mehra has directed/produced over 1000 videos from various industries, and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the country like AT&T, NBC, Atlas Entertainment, CNN, and much more. From video editing, producing, filming, talent development - his journey and expertise has taken businesses, brands and talent to new heights. A little over a year ago he moved his agency into a 3000 square-foot studio, and built over 12 different unique TV and Movie sets, from different time periods. It’s his mission to continue making explosive “video crack” that wows audiences, and turns viewers into customers.



    https://sunnycreative.com/

    https://www.tiktok.com/@sunnycre8tive



    (Episode 58)

    Hosted by Director/Producer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Jenn Page.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you want to be notified when the next accelerator goes live and other fun events fill out the form on our website at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheWorkingDirector.Pro.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can also go there to join our private FB group for directors so you can attend these live conversations and get your questions answered; as well as, to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster.


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    • 19 min
    Production Studios: The Do's Dont's & What's

    Production Studios: The Do's Dont's & What's

    How do you get the most out of your production studio rental?

    How do you make the most of your studio rental? How many times have you rented a stage only to be nickle-and-dimed by the owner? How many times have you arrived and realized the studio wasn't exactly what you thought you wanted or needed? Whether it's green screen, white cyc, build sets, you are spending those hard earned dollars for the day(s) there. You may not realize there is a better way. 

    Long time studio owner, speaker, and filmmaker Bob Bekian is going to share  insider secrets to help you have a better production day and get the most bang for your buck. He's going to share some of the crazy things he's seen on sets...and how to avoid ruining your production and wasting precious time and money.



    (Episode 57)



    Hosted by Director/Producer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Jenn Page.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you want to be notified when the next accelerator goes live and other fun events fill out the form on our website at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheWorkingDirector.Pro.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can also go there to join our private FB group for directors so you can attend these live conversations and get your questions answered; as well as, to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster.



    More on Bob:

    Originally from Venice California, Bob Bekian was one of the original Dogtown skateboarders in the 1970’s and  has kept that “go for it “ attitude throughout his  life business career.

    Bob started his career selling industrial contracts for Billion dollar companies and learned how big corporations operate.

     Bob learned the lessons of business first hand and then was recruited into the media industry taking over a $5 Million annual revenue SONY distribution company and building it to $35 million in 3 years. 

    His innovative approach landed contracts with clients such as the NBA and Disney.

    From there he built his own companies including Pro HD Rentals , Spotburner and Loyal Studios. Evolving into producing and directing, Bob has completed over 1000 projects in 15 years ranging from pharma commercials to Snoop Dogg music videos.

    Bob continues to run his media companies and has evolved into developing a self-development platform (bobbekian.com) which focuses on Mind/Body and Spirit motivational content.

    Bob is very proud of his family including his wife of 35 years Sonia and his two grown sons Shane a business litigation attorney  and Bryce who owns a digital advertising agency. Bob is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys  skiing, golf and pickleball.




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    • 19 min
    6 Reasons Film Fests Reject Your Film

    6 Reasons Film Fests Reject Your Film

    Six common reasons film festivals reject your film with Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, Founder of The Film Festival Doctor.

    One of the hardest things to deal with as a filmmaker is film festival rejection. You worked so hard to make that piece of art, why don't they love it?!?!? We're going to go into six common reasons your film was not selected. We are also going to talk sustaining your mental health during your film festival season.

    (Episode 56)

    Hosted by Director/Producer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Jenn Page.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you want to be notified when the next accelerator goes live or when we open our doors to our green screen virtual production studio dedicated to indie filmmakers (and indie film budgets) and other fun events fill out the form on our website at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheWorkingDirector.Pro.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can also go there to join our private FB group for directors so you can attend these live conversations and get your questions answered; as well as, to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster.



    More on Dr. Scott:

    Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith is an award-winning film festival strategist and founder of The Film Festival Doctor. Rebekah and the hard-working team behind her company are committed to nurturing filmmakers in order to help them secure film festival screenings, win awards and earn positive recognition within the film industry. Currently, her company has won more than 2,000 awards for its clients and has supported nearly 850 creatives across the world, enlightening and inspiring their journey towards achieving their goals and following their filmmaking dreams. They have secured hundreds of festival screenings including the Tribeca, Palm Springs, Sundance, & BFI London Film Festivals, to name a few. In her latest e-book, Film Festivals & Looking After Your Mental Health, she offers essential tips and techniques on how to adapt the right type of mindset and take care of yourself as you navigate the world of film festivals.



    Instagram handle: https://instagram.com/rebekahfilmdrOfficial Site: https://www.thefilmfestivaldoctor.com/


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    • 29 min
    055: How To Get Paid To Direct (w/ Working Director Katie Hunter)

    055: How To Get Paid To Direct (w/ Working Director Katie Hunter)

    It doesn't matter if you are an aspiring director or a veteran, there is a non ending question of "HOW AM I GOING TO GET PAID TO DIRECT?!"

    In this live Q&A conversation we give you some ideas on how to do just that. How do you get clients/brands to work with you? How do you use TikTok to grow your directing career/video biz? How do you keep getting asked back? And more!


    (Episode 55)

    Hosted by Director/Producer⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Jenn Page.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you want to be notified when we open our doors to our green screen virtual production studio dedicated to indie filmmakers (and indie film budgets) and other fun events fill out the form on our website at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheWorkingDirector.Pro.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    You can also go there to join our private FB group for directors so you can attend these live conversations and get your questions answered; as well as, to learn about The Working Director course that helps emerging filmmakers become working directors faster.




    More on Katie Hunter:

    Katie Hunter is a Chicago Emmy-nominated director. She creates commercials, short films, documentaries and viral moments for brands including Claire’s, Lincoln Park Zoo, Northwestern Medicine and more. Her creative work has been featured in the Washington Post, staged off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC and viewed by more than 15 million people on TikTok. Katie graduated from the University of Chicago where she studied theatre and film. After working as a playwright for the American Theatre Company, Katie began writing and directing indie film projects with comedians from Second City, iO and Reductress, including an improvised mockumentary web series, RideShare, a surrealist, feminist corporate comedy, It’s A Sign, and the first several episodes of a late night talk show filmed live in front of a studio audience, The L8-Bit Show. DM her your cool ideas at @mkatiehunter on all platforms.

    Katie's TikTok & Instagram: @mkatiehunter
    See Katie's work at KatieHunterCreative.com


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

LA RAND ,

This Will Accelerate Your Career

Love listening to every aspect of the industry. Jenn’s knowledge base will help shave 10 years off your journey to becoming a highly paid and successful director. Lots of great value here.

Tessa Lauren ,

Another favorite filmmaking podcast

I listen to a lot of filmmaking podcasts and I was weary to add one to my ever growing list of need-to-listen. However, I was hooked just a few episodes in and now I’ve binge-listened the whole way through. Worth every second!

Jenedpo ,

Fun and Insightful

Jenn does such a fantastic job of getting great information out of her guests while keeping the conversation lively and positive. This podcast is great for those new to the film industry becuase of all the amazing insight and those of us who have been in it for a while to remember to keep it light. Thanks Jenn!!!

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