Show Business

Multiplexer

Multiplexer

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

Sequential Frame

Sequential Frame

Part two of our interview with the great Billy Badalato, Jr., is just a few short days away! 

These are just a few of the things you'll hear in part two: Questionable John Woo impersonations, what it's like shooting on a moving train from a moving helicopter, who wins a budgets-vs.-creative battle in the studio system - or budgets and efficiency vs. safety - how our guest climbed the ladder in production, the answers to questions like Why are we still waiting to shoot? Why are studios the way they are? What goes into the machinery of studio financing? ...and how Billy knew he had finally made it in the business when no one would sit with him at lunch.  All that, and more, this Tuesday on Cinematic Immunity!

Painting Pictures with Music

Painting Pictures with Music

David Lawrence scored High School Musical 1, 2 & 3, American Pie 1 & 2, Van Wilder and a ton of other films and television series and has been doing so for a very long time. Learn his story and get ready for Tuesday's episode of Cinematic Immunity with David Lawrence.

Two Drink Minimum, Three Drink Perfection

Two Drink Minimum, Three Drink Perfection

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. 

Camera Reloads!

Camera Reloads!

Next week on Cinematic Immunity, our conversation with Douglas C. Hart, veteran 1st AC and author of The Camera Assistant: A Complete Professional Handbook (Focal Press; 1996), continues with more insightful, entertaining and personal stories that you won't hear anywhere else.  

You may think Doug had to be talked into doing our interview, but instead, he asked us - many, many times - just when his show was going to happen. We finally relented, and the man generously proceeded to talk for three hours straight before we finally had to pull the plug and head back to the hotel...