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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with writers Diego Hallivis and Julio Hallivis.

These two brothers talk about their new Horror Comedy American Carnage (2022) starring Jenna Ortega and Eric Dane. Diego Hallivis is the Director/Co-Writer of the movie and Julio Hallivis is a Co-Writer.

Other topics include how two pairs of Boxing Gloves are part of their writing process.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

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This is a transcript of SYS 447 – 80’s Horror Movie The Bloody Man With Daniel Benedict.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with indie filmmaker Daniel Benedict.

They talk about the new 80’s style Horror movie The Bloody Man, which Daniel Benedict Directed and wrote with co-writer Casi Clark. Daniel tells us how attending horror conventions was a networking opportunity that led to casting Tuesday Knight (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4) and Lisa Wilcox (Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure) in The Bloody Man.

Other topics include how they made the production feel like it was set in the 1980’s and how that played into the budget.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 446 – James C. Bressack On Making Hot Seat With Mel Gibson.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Director James Cullen Bressack. Our guest is a prolific movie director of over eight Action films and has worked with Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal and DMX. They talk about his latest directing project, Hot Seat (2022) which stars Mel Gibson, Kevin Dillon and Shannen Doherty.

James Cullen Bressack tells us things directors look for when they consider directing a script written by other writers. These are important insights from a career director.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 445 – Niche Filmmaking For the Mermaid Community With Christine Chen.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Christine Chen.

They talk about Erzulie (2022), a Fantasy/Adventure movie Christine Chen is the Co-Writer/Director/Producer of. She tells us all about Niche Filmmaking since Erzulie was made knowing the Mermaid Community could be an audience for this. Christine Chen gives details about the importance of marketing toward these select groups and how they did that for Erzulie.

She also talks about how past movies like Splash (1983) and The Little Mermaid (1989) played into this fan following. Other topics include how she co-wrote the script with writer Camille Gladney.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 444 – Making An Anthony Hopkins Movie Remotely With Rick Dugdale.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Director/Producer Rick Dugdale. He talks about his latest movie Zero Contact (2022), a Thriller starring Anthony Hopkins which was shot remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rick Dugdale is the Director/Producer of Zero Contact.

Since Rick has produced many indie features, he also talks about how to make a compelling movie on a low budget.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 443 – Making It Big In Shorts With Kim Adelman.

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