On this episode of Cinematic Immunity, our guest is the amazing Libby Ward @sneakyvarmint. She is currently writing for “Scooby Doo” and has a short film in festivals titled “The Audition” with Simpsons director Mark Kirkland. This week in the studio, we talk about Alice in Wonderland, Clara Bow and Girl Power in Hollywood. We also talk about being in the writers room and some of the early steps of being a working writer and an Improv Comedian. Check out Libby’s site and more about her work at http://www.sneakyvarmint.com/. Or you can check out her amazing podcast that strikes the same chord as ours; Occupassionate is about people who are passionate about whatever it is that they do. Check out some of Libby Ward’s other work at#Occupationate or Occupationate.com.
He's an accomplished film producer, the president of a global film production and consulting company, and an expert on the planning, budgeting and execution of both international and domestic filming. On the next Cinematic Immunity, Billy Badalato, Jr., tells us his story, and shares so much sage advice for finding success in the entertainment industry ("Your first day of work is really your second job interview.") that we couldn't fit it all into just one episode. Yes, it's another Cinematic Immunity two-parter - but with thirty years of working in the film industry, Badalato, Jr., had so many valuable lessons to share with our listeners, that we just couldn't leave any of them out.
Hear Billy Badalato, Jr., school us on the ins and outs of international and domestic film consulting, the logistics of Navy fighter-jet refueling, and some of the difficulties of using trains, planes and boats in your movie. We'll discuss what happens when you go to shoot in the middle of nowhere, and how to climb the showbiz ladder from personal assistant to president of a global production and consulting company. Learn all that and more, on the next episode of the Cinematic Immunity podcast, this Tuesday
On the next episode of Cinematic Immunity, we bring you part two of our interview with post-production supervisor, editor, writer and director Dan McMellen.
This time we'll get into the more technical side of the post-production process, talking in depth about editing technique and theory, the gear and equipment used, and the role of Digital Imaging Technicians and Digital Downloaders. Dan also shares a few valuable lessons learned from renowned editor and author, Walter Murch.
Check back on Tuesday for part two of our interview with Dan McMellen. And don't forget that you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, listen on SoundCloud and Stitcher, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and even tell people face to face about how much you love Cinematic Immunity!
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Writer, director, professional lip-syncing DJ... Ken Hastings does it all - which, we should note, also includes winning the first annual Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest in 2000 with his script, "Dawg" (a.k.a. "Bad Boy"). Next week, let Ken do what he does best - entertain the masses - by listening to his interview with Louis and Bryan on the next episode of the Cinematic Immunity podcast. See you then!
Comedian Carrie Gravenson stopped by the International Cinematographers Guild Local #600 New York office in June to tell Cinematic Immunity her story of being an up-and-coming stand-up comic, touring North America and living in NYC.
Carrie, a native New Yorker from Sunnyside, Queens - just like 33% of the Cinematic Immunity team - co-produces The Tomfoolery Hour, a popular monthly comedy showcase in New York City, and can be found traveling the country with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour, which has performed in over 40 cities across North America and was recently featured on CW San Diego 6.