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Denise Hewett- Founder of Scriptd
October 16, 2017 07:13 PM PDT
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Denise is the Founder and CEO of Scriptd, a script database equalizing the entertainment industry. Previously Director of Sales and Marketing at famed nightclub, The Box. Seasoned television and digital producer who has worked on Ugly Betty, Sex and the City 2, with tenures at MTV and Endemol (Executive Producer). Bachelor's Degree from Gallatin at NYU.

Site is Scriptd.com
Social Handles are @scriptdinc for twitter and instagram. My personal is @deniselovehewett for instagram and @deniselovehewtt for twitter

One This Episode We Cover:
How she was able to get her foot in the door and work on Ugly Betty.

Getting a Job in the industry without having resources.

Why you need to read scripts.

How Scriptd benefits the indie world and screenwriters.

How Scriptd connects screenwriters to producers.

Alicia Rollins Creative Director - Script Development
October 09, 2017 10:15 AM PDT
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Alicia Rollins is a scientist, creative director, and author. Aliicia first nurtered her creativity through a 12-year matriculation through dance education which culminated as a competitive dancer at Southern University. After graduating with a degree in Biology and subsequently Clinical Lab Sciences, her work as a scientist began and her creative work continued. She began teaching dance and creating projects for authors and artists alike. Her specialties include choreography, development of creative content, photography, creative direction, video direction, and script development
Company's site is rsgmediaco.com

Oliver Tides- Cinematographer
October 02, 2017 07:06 PM PDT
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Oliver Tides is a Cinematographer from Southern California. She has a passion for helping others to become inspired by their own lives, and for working with a diverse client base. She often shoots with a Super 8M Film for her shorts to create a vintage feel, but is equally comfortable with modern equipment.

On This Episode:
How Oliver started making movies at the age of 13.

Sarah Hawkins - Independent Film Producer
September 25, 2017 06:48 PM PDT
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Sarah Hawkins is a creative producer, specializing in distribution and marketing. She is a freelance producer for the female-driven production company, Busted Buggy Entertainment, and works for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hawkins is also the co-owner of the Lancaster County based production company, Dadley Productions, and the co-founder of Pretty Thing, launching in 2018. 
 
In 2017 Hawkins produced the eight-part series, OR DIE TRYING, about millennial women in Hollywood, and the comedy-fantasy, proof-of-concept, Filling In. She is an active member in women in film circles, managing the inaugural year of Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival in 2015, and is slated to speak at this year’s Digital Hollywood "The Women's Summit." 

On this Episode we cover:
What is creative producing?
Filmmaking is collaborative process and how to work as a team.
Crowd Funding Don'ts
Learning hands for producing?

Zoe Salnave- Director. Writer. Producer
September 18, 2017 08:06 PM PDT
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Originally from the Bay Area, Zoë Salnave has worked in film and creative writing since she was 15 years old. Her passion for filmmaking grew as a young documentarian discovering narratives rooted in issues of diversity, community, sustainable living, and urban rehabilitation. Her work has been recognized at film festivals across the world and she has won numerous awards for her documentary work with urban development, community gardening programs, and bringing awareness to youth initiatives in Berkeley and Oakland, California. In 2010 she received a Resolution Award from the State of California by Senators Loni Hancock and Nancy Skinner for her work in film.

In 2015 she graduated from Mills College, a historic all-women’s college in Oakland with a B.A. in Creative Storytelling and Cultural Perspectives with an emphasis in Poetry and Afro-Caribbean Studies.

She was accepted to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2016 and has since been honing her craft in Writing, Directing, and Producing narrative film. Zoë explores the genres of drama, comedy, and the combination of the two.
Find Zoë's documentary work at www.zoealycesalnave.com

On this episode we cover:
Do you need a filmmaking niche

Christina Faith - Director. Producer. Writer
September 12, 2017 07:04 AM PDT
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Born Christina Faith in Atlantic City, New Jersey to a casino executive and drug-dealing hustler, Christina Faith’s life journey is the kind of school of hard knocks story that’s filled with all the complexities and nuances of a woman bound for greatness. After losing her father to an overdose at nine years old, Faith’s mother worked hard to provide the best education possible to her children. That single-minded agenda led to—a student with a deeply creative mind and compassionate, justice-oriented heart—graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Africana studies. She was the first and only college graduate of her mother’s children. 

After a decade of developing her craft through production projects such as Nickey’s Flesh, Grind House, and Haunted, Faith and her husband, photographer Allen Johnson, formed Creative Thought Media (CTM), a full service media company and artist collective. In December 2016, CTM is releasing its first Internet web series, Single and Anxious, a captivating and entertaining journey through the relational tensions of crime and love surrounding urban millennials who are struggling with complicated life decisions.  
A skilled director, producer, and writer, Christina Faith is a powerful voice; a visionary bringing to life stories that have been lost or marginalized in today’s culture.

On This Episode We Cover
- working for free as a filmmaker
- getting her MFA from YouTube and Google University
- how she was able to film her project Single and anxious with no money

Writer. Visual Storyteller. Creator. LeeAnn
September 05, 2017 08:30 AM PDT
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LeeAnn is a writer, director, and artist reared in Germany now residing in Atlanta, GA. Before the age of 18, she successfully amassed a handful of awards for her directorial presentations. She received her BA in television production from Clark Atlanta University. Aside from filmmaking, LeeAnn is also a photographer, a contributing writer for Blavity + Black Girl In Om, and brews a bombass kombucha.

On This Episode:
What film equipment does she use?
Why did food dairies choose you?
How do I get started as a filmmaker?
Chasing the stories she wanted to tell.

Asta Paredes Film Director & Producer
August 29, 2017 10:30 AM PDT
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Asta Paredes is a dynamic, multi-talented actress and filmmaker based in New York City.

In the Spring of 2014, Asta along with RTNH co-star Clay von Carlowitz, successfully raised funds thruIndiegogo to produce and star in a special two night performance of DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by John Patrick Shanley at the Robert Moss Theater directed by Meg Grujon.

In the summer of 2015, she married Clay von Carlowitz. Together they run Abandoned House Productions where Asta produces, directs, writes & of course acts. Her writer/directorial debut short film was THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH which has been completed and submitted to festivals.

During This Episode we Cover:
How to market yourself as a filmmaker.
How to become a better Director
Resources you should utilize

Screenwriter-Creator Lenore Coer
August 25, 2017 10:30 AM PDT
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Hailing from a small town outside of Atlanta, GA, Lenore Coer is a natural-born storyteller. The goal of her writing is to explore the complexities of what it looks and feels like to be a woman of color in today’s world. Lenore paints a picture that most women, no matter where they’re from, can identify with and feel. Lenore has honed her gifts in front of and behind the camera by completing a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Sewanee: The University of the South, studying acting at The William Esper Studio and completing a screenwriting certificate from The New School, culminating in winning the Rena Down Memorial Award for Screenwriting Excellence. With her studies behind her, Lenore is ready to delve into the world of screenwriting, determined to make a mark on the industry with her unique style beginning with her newest web-series “Stepford SideChix.”

This conversation covers:
-how Lenore ended up in Cali working on her Web series
- tackling the F-Word "Funding"
- The importance of a "tribe" Network in the filmmaking world

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