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Mar 31, 2023

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In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk to the finalists of the 54 Film Fest Festival. 

We talk about:

  • The rules of the 54 Film Fest 
  • The pressure of post (and how to overcome it)
  • The themes and inspirations for their films
  • How the 54 can improve 
  • The finalists' best advice for future 54 Film...

Mar 28, 2023

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In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick borrows wisdom from Emmy award-winning Production Designer and Art Director Frances Hernandez. Her guidance to creatives in Film is to "speak life," which Nick breaks down into three parts:

  • Speak words of encouragement 
  • Speak words of appreciation
  • Speaking the...

Mar 21, 2023

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Riverside Entertainment, Brian Loschiavo. We talk about:


  • His incredible documentary Bluebird
  • Songwriting for the hit series Nashville 
  • How he took advantage of his opportunities at ABC and Disney 
  • His path from...

Mar 10, 2023

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  • In this edition of Indie Talk, we welcome a special guest, Actor Ali Alsaleh. We talk about the following:


  • Ariana DeBose’s rap @ the BAFTAs and why people are too hard on her 


  • Our Oscar predictions: Everything Everywhere All At Once vs. TAR 


  • Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and his...

Mar 5, 2023

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In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we hear from brilliant Director Kali Bailey. Kali expounded on a time in her career when she thought her colleague's advice was more about usurping her vision and creativity than staying on budget and having her best interests at heart. Enjoy! #MAKEIT