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I have a passion for the arts, health and wellness, sports, entrepreneurship, culture, education and self improvement. As an established filmmaker, business owner, college professor; and avid surfer, snowboarder and biker; I strive to learn, grow and improve in all aspects of life. I hope to share my passions with you and together we can progress and attain fulfillment.

Tom Bentey Media Podcast Thomas Bentey

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I have a passion for the arts, health and wellness, sports, entrepreneurship, culture, education and self improvement. As an established filmmaker, business owner, college professor; and avid surfer, snowboarder and biker; I strive to learn, grow and improve in all aspects of life. I hope to share my passions with you and together we can progress and attain fulfillment.

    The Love and Passion Of Independent Filmmaking with Producing Partner, Dr. Elle. E. Wallace.

    The Love and Passion Of Independent Filmmaking with Producing Partner, Dr. Elle. E. Wallace.

    The Love and Passion Of Independent Filmmaking.

    My producing partner, Dr. Elle E. Wallace and I break down how we both got involved with the autobiography, “A Whisper From Within” and our process of turning it into a feature film. Having experience with many aspects of production, Elle also speaks about her new short film dealing with same-sex relationship domestic violence, her time as a casting director on the film, “Marley and Me,” and her approach to working with actors.

    @dr.ellewallace

    @TomBenteyMedia

    www.TomBenteyMediaPodcast.com

    https://youtu.be/1Z8JruNMw84 

    https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Within-My-Life-Terms/dp/1512704873/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3SYGYQNKYK0JL&keywords=a+whisper+from+within+theresa&qid=1659718287&sprefix=a+whisper+from+within+theresa%2Caps%2C48&sr=8-1





    https://youtu.be/WpEvQIxLN6g 





    00:00- 01:22- Intro- Dr. of Divinity, Elle E. Wallace. Making a true to life feature film.



    01:23-02:54-Theresa Gattuso O’Connor reaches out to Elle to tell her life story. The importance and impact of telling the story of a disabled person.



    02:55- 05:22-Theresa reached out to me as well, after seeing my film, “At the Jersey Shore,” and wanted me to tell her story, “A Whisper From Within” into a film. Blown away by Theresa’s perseverance and determination despite so many challenges.



    05:23-07:33 Theresa does leg lifts in an effort to go back to her childhood and Theresa’s belief in her purpose.



    07:34-09:58 -Turning the autobiography into a screenplay. And striving to turn it into a feature film. Different ways of producing the films. Independent Vs. Studio. Pros/Cons of each.



    09:59- 14:39-Materials needed for Pitching to investors; script, pitch and pitch video. Our reference film for this project is “Blue Miracle.” Trying to find independent investors. Film is not as risky as an investment as people make it out to be. Investors need to relate to and have emotional connection to project and believe in you.



    14:40- 16:26-Now we have the money, now what? Finding actors for your project and getting letters of intent. Need money to get actors/need actors to get funds. It’s all about who you know.



    16:27- 17:35- Networking and Film Festivals.



    17:36-23:31- Elle’s current projects. Her own true story about domestic violence between two women. Emotional abuse can cause brain damage and why this story needs to be heard. Having a connection within yourself is so important for your mental health. Elle is writer, producer and actor in the project, which is currently in pre-development.



    23:32-24:39-Picking projects that you have a passion for. Being “called” to be a part of a project.



    23:40-29:15- Elle’s experience as a casting director and as an actor. Understanding both sides of the production and creative process. Elle’s would give prepared actors a real opportunity to showcase the role because she has compassion for actors. Different skill set from acting and auditioning.


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    • 30 min
    Creating Good Art And Making An Impact with “Delusionism” Artist Daniel Matthew York @DanielMatthewYork

    Creating Good Art And Making An Impact with “Delusionism” Artist Daniel Matthew York @DanielMatthewYork

    Creating Good Art And Making An Impact.
    “Delusionism” Artist Daniel Matthew York @DanielMatthewYork and I speak about the process of creating great artistic work, the similarities between painting and writing and the best way to make an impact with an audience.
    Daniel Matthew York is an American painter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Influenced by hundreds of years of art by his personal favorite artists from Italian greats such as Titian to more contemporary painters, he paints his current works that he calls Delusionism which he explains, “I just want to snap you out of your day for a minute, maybe I’ll give you a laugh, and maybe you’ll write me a check.” On his subject matter he states, “I spent many years trying to force my style, what I am as an artist, but no matter what I painted it came out that way.  At some point I just stopped fighting it and accepted what I do. Now, I just try to make myself laugh.” Born in 1978 in Libertyville, Illinois, to parents Daniel Lee York and June Dianne York he was raised in the far north-west suburb of Chicago, Round Lake Beach where his only formal art education took place under his art teacher, Betsy Edwards from Grade School up into his attendance at Round Lake Senior High School. He was never formally trained beyond this. York still lives and works in Nashville, TN, where his work can be viewed in his downtown gallery.
    Episode Breakdown:
    00:00- 3:00-Delusionism- Finding Your Niche In Art.
    03:01-04:17-Getting Into Art/Finding Your Voice
    04:18- 8:00-Creating Works of Art/Similarities with Writing
    8:00- 10:36-Focusing on the work, not the audience’s whims/Lesson learned from David Bowie’s Career/Finding an audience and marketing to them.
    10:37- 12:36- Best Art Speaks To Individuals, Not Mass Audiences.
    12:37-17:33-Artist Change, Cultures Changes, But The Quality of Art Does Not/The Cycles of Art.
    17:34- 24:00 What defines good art? The reaction from the audience. Realism In Art Is Key.
    24:01- 26:16-Advice For Young Artists-Soul Search and Don’t Settle.
    26:17-36:10 -Recent Artist’s Work That Made An Impact-Arcade Fire, Akira Kurosawa Filmmaker, Lisa Yuskavage- Artist. The Process of Creating Art is Hard Work. Florence And The Machine- “Free” is exceptional.
    www.DanielMatthewYork.com
    www.TomBenteyMediaPodcast.com
    www.SuburbaniteProductions.com
    #Art #Artist #Delusionism #Writing #writer #Painting #DanielMatthewYork #Modernism #Audience #Impact #TomBenteyMedia #TBM #Podcast

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    • 37 min
    The ever-changing Television Industry with Corporate Strategist, Allison Dollar.

    The ever-changing Television Industry with Corporate Strategist, Allison Dollar.

    The ever-changing Television Industry with Corporate Strategist, Allison Dollar. Allison and I discuss all things content creation, digital technologies, the TV business and the future of the industry. 

    Allison and I discuss all things content creation, digital technologies, the TV business, creating good content, the importance of writing,  and the future of the industry. #TV #DigitalTechnology

    00:00- 38:00- Intro 00:39- 03:31-Allison’s career in Television, working on cool projects, predicting the advent of non-linear editing, starting the Interactive Television Alliance, next generation of media. 

    03:32-06:00-Creative Freedom driving Technology with Non-Linear Editing and the expansion of all types of content creation. 

    06:01-11:51- Allison’s favorite shows out now. #Hacks. The quality and range of projects has tremendously expanded and the niche TV market. Self Reflection to understand where you see your career and the project. 

    11:52-18:50 -There is no one way to go about getting your content distributed, but you can test your concept and get great feedback. Sizzle Reels can be better than full on Pilot Episodes. 

    18:51-20:35-Current Projects and present trends in the TV and Advertising industries. 

    20:36-26:40- Differences between narrative and advertising content and why writing is so important. 

    26:41- 28:55-The Interactive Television Association 

    28:56-31:18-Predicting industry trends and being open to change. 

    31:19-35:56-The Future Trends- Metaverse, Web Three, and Crypto, and how the internet was a novelty at first that very few really understood. 

    35:57-38:38-Great stories are still needed in this new digital age. 

    38:39-43:46 Creativity and Talent still hold most value. Awards still have meaning. People lie about watching intelligent content. Always a demand for great work, though sometimes that can get lost in the fray.



     #TV #Televsion #Communication #Strategy #CorporateCommunication #NetworkTV #netflix #industry #Industrytrends #Media #Productivity #DigitalStorytelling


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    • 44 min
    Positive Workflow For Productivity

    Positive Workflow For Productivity

    Positive Workflow For Productivity Serial Entrepreneur and Authentic Self Development Author Trevor G. Blake discuses how he develops companies, his screenwriting career and writing Hollywood Blockbuster films, upcoming film projects, his Cancer drug company, how his Mother’s Cancer battle as a youth transformed his life, best practices for productivity and how positivity can change your life. 



    Trevor G Blake is a physicist by background who grew up extremely poor and bullied. Eventually, he tapped into the workings of energy, consciousness, and transformation — in particular, the science behind it all — and began creating through intentionality. Over the last ten years, Trevor has created and successfully exited three separate companies for over $600 million and never hired a single employee. Now, he's helping people tap into their practical magic and become real-world wizards. www.TrevorGBlake.com 



    Episode Breakdown. 

    00:00-01:10-Building seven (7) successful companies. 

    01:11-01:28-Getting into the authentic self help space. 

    01:29-03:00-Currently living in Newport Beach, CA. and dreams of being a surfer. Watching bodysurfers at “The Wedge.” 

    03:01- 05:19-Business model for success with all companies. 

    05:20-06:48-All different types of companies. 

    06:49-07:45-Look into the details with Cancer Drug headlines 

    07:46-09:08-Company that works with Terminal Cancer Patients with no side effects. 

    09:09—12:10-Career as a screenwriter, writing Blockbuster movies, starting a Film Production Company. 

    12:11-14:08-Optioning films can hurt screenwriters. 

    14:09-15:45-His new movie about his Mother’s Cancer battle. 

    15:46-17:42-What Mother’s Cancer Struggle taught him about life and turning that into a film. 

    17:41-21:57-Best practices for taking your company to the next level using your own thoughts and finding problems to fix, to bring real positivity into your life.

     21:58-26:03-The Five Hour Work Day and how to proactively schedule/organize your day.

     26:04-27:50-Trevor’s Books/Courses that continue to transform lives. 

    27:51-30:39-Success Stories 

    #Entrepreneur #writer #director  #FilmMaker #Productivity #Positivity #Screenwriter #VideoProduction #Movies #Film #Production #selfstarter #Inspired #Motivated #success www.TomBenteyMediaPodcast.com www.SuburbaniteProductions.com https://www.instagram.com/tombenteymedia https://www.facebook.com/TomBenteyMedia https://twitter.com/tombentey https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-bentey-5b066762/


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    • 31 min
    Telling Your Story In The Digital Age With CEO of Starlight Runner and Transmedia Guru, Jeff Gomez.

    Telling Your Story In The Digital Age With CEO of Starlight Runner and Transmedia Guru, Jeff Gomez.

    Jeff Gomez, Founder of Starlight Runner Entertainment and Leader in all things Transmedia taught me at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema during the Fall 2016 Semester. Prof. Gomez and I discuss:    

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQAew2d3IX8&t=36s 



    00:00- 06:29-The Future of Netflix and its new approach going forward    

    06:30-08:40-The New Creative Control at Netflix   

    08:41- 17:00-How to bring an existing IP, “Ultra Man” to today’s audiences    

    17:01-19:51-Why stories and themes are important in Brand and Narrative Stories    

    19:52-28:10-The new Collective Journey in Transmedia Storytelling    

    28:11-30:43-The compelling Transmedia Narrative elements in “Game Of Thrones”    

    30:44-35:23-Why story worlds need personal “flaws”    

    35:24- 36:12- The Joy of Teaching    

    36:13-41:40- Advice for up and coming storytellers   



    JEFF GOMEZ  https://starlightrunner.com https://www.facebook.com/transmedia  https://www.instagram.com/slrgomez  Jeff Gomez is one of the world’s leading experts in story and narrative design. He works with C-suite executives, creative visionaries, and global leaders to maximize the effectiveness of brand narratives, develop vast fictional story worlds, and design highly successful transmedia franchises. Jeff has teamed with top creators on such properties as Avatar, Halo, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers, and Spider-Man. He has also developed and co-produced hit video games (Turok N64) and animated series (Hot Wheels: World Race), global advertising campaigns (Coca-Cola Happiness Factory), and consulted on interactive immersive experiences (Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge). Jeff is currently the Producer of Ultraman Connection, the international expansion of the Ultraman entertainment property and is working with Iceberg Theory, along with partners like Marvel Comics and Netflix, to turn this evergreen Japanese brand into a worldwide blockbuster franchise.    

    Tom Bentey  

    https://www.facebook.com/TomBenteyMedia  

    https://www.instagram.com/tombenteymedia 

    https://suburbaniteproductions.com


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    • 42 min
    The Business Side of Creative with Entertainment Attorney/Filmmaker Marjorie Dehey

    The Business Side of Creative with Entertainment Attorney/Filmmaker Marjorie Dehey

    An experienced Entertainment Attorney working with such clients as MGM Studios, Marjorie Dehey, took her passion for filmmaking and made her own feature film, “Immortal Thieves: The Bloody Heist” in 2021. Marjorie and I speak about her love for Horror Films, the Mythology in Horror, her creative approach, making a film during Covid, the business side of filmmaking, the family atmosphere of a film set, the benefit of film festivals, and her advice to up and coming filmmakers.

    00:00- 04:20-Making "Immortal Thieves: The Bloody Heist" 

    04:21-08:19- The Challenges of making a film during Covid 

    08:20- 10:25-Going from entertainment attorney to Filmmaker 

    10:26-13:57-My current productions and creative vision 

    13:58- 17:03- Advice for filmmaking trying to break in the industry/Importance of Film Festivals 

    17:04- 19:46- Learning the Business at MGM Studios  

    19:47- 29:17-Creative process/New Production about Criminal Law 

    29:18- 33:41-Getting your series on a network/streaming service



    #Filmmaking #Business #Creative

    https://youtu.be/JUMHbmDKFu0 

    @TomBenteyMedia 


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    • 34 min

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