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Femme Regard Podcast
Directing Great Television with Dan Attias

Femme Regard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 57:59


Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions spill the tea with director Dan Attias! Dan has been directing television for quite some time. With shows under his belt like The Sopranos, The Wire, The Americans, Deadwood, True Blood, and Entourage, he found time to write his book, "Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age. He shares his experiences with me and why he loves directing tv. Socials: Website: https://www.danattias.com To Buy Book: https://www.amazon.com/Directing-Great-Television-Inside-Golden/dp/1615933298/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=dan%20attias&qid=1623435125&sr=8-3 IMDb: https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0003733/?ref_=instant_nm_1&q=dan%20attias --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/femme-regard-podcast/support

Mom with Purpose
Pitching Yourself and Your Clients to Podcasts with Angie Trueblood

Mom with Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 45:41


Grab a pen & some paper, because this episode is FULL of amazing tips with not only an amazing service you can offer to clients but a way to help YOU grow your client list as well!    As a podcast visibility expert and host of the Go Pitch Yourself podcast, Angie Trueblood knows that the only 'perfect pitch' is the one that leads with value and focuses on building a genuine connection. Whether she is teaching entrepreneurs how to pitch themselves or working behind the scenes to secure opportunities for others, Angie leverages her super-connector powers to grow businesses and build long-lasting relationships. When she's not working with her clients or being active in her local community, she loves exploring Richmond, Virginia's parks and playgrounds with her two kiddos, checking out new restaurants with her hubs, and laughing about motherhood over cocktails with friends.   In this episode, you will learn:  How to position yourself as an expert  Why communication & copy writing skills are so important  What kind of strategy you should take to offer podcast pitching  How to position yourself & your clients to pitch  Resources & tips to help your pitches stand out How to find the right podcasts to pitch to    Connect with Angie:   https://www.angietrueblood.com/freelancer https://www.angietrueblood.com/podcast/ https://www.instagram.com/angie_trueblood/   Other Resources:  Want my step-by-step guide on how to start your VA business today? Grab The Prep which will show you exactly how to set up and start your business! You will get instant access to the digital product so you don't have to wait any longer to start!  Join here >> aubreemalick.com/theprep   Looking to scale your freelancing business to 5k/month and want to join the Freelancer to CEO Academy? Jump into our signature program: aubreemalick.com/academy  Join the Freelancer to CEO Podcast Community on Facebook    If you found value in today's episode, I would love it if you shared this in your Instagram stories! Help us spread the message to more freelancers who are ready to step into the CEO role!    Connect with me on Instagram: @aubreemalick

Friday Night Wine Fight
Round 61 - TV Shows that Jumped the Shark

Friday Night Wine Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 58:34


This week the girls take aim at... TV Shows that Jump the SharkBianca opened the episode with the background and history of "jumping the shark" then she introduced her cohosts to 2 new sayings "Nuke the Fridge" and "Growing the Beard". Amy was not a fan of the latter. Then Bianca got into her 3 shows; Battlestar Galactica, The Office, and True Blood.Sarah covered the "love 'em or hate 'em" Musical Episodes of; Passions, The Flash, Lucifer, and Scrubs.Amy bought the episode to a close with the pivotal moment Weeds went too far.  We say it every week, however, we really want to hear from our listeners. If you have a topic you want us to take aim at, please hit us up at the links below:FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrOr email us at - fridaynightwinefight@gmail.comHead on over to the blog: https://fridaynightwinefight.blogspot.com/ for accompanying content.Episode edited by BiancaTheme music by Joseph McDade https://josephmcdade.com/musicSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fnwfpodcast)

Living Dead in Austin
Dead to the World: Chapters 11-15

Living Dead in Austin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 35:50


The struggle between the evil witches of Shreveport and the (somewhat) less evil vampires and werewolves comes to a bloody conclusion, and Sookie has a front-row seat. Then Sookie finally discovers what happened to Jason. It turns out when he said his new fling was a tiger in the sack, he wasn't far off.We are Alice Sullivan, Micah Sparkman, and Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake).Music: CHASIN' IT by Jason Shaw, licensed under CC-BY 3.0.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Brain Burrow: Digging Deep into Psychology and Horror
Vincent M. Ward: Check Yourself (Ep 52, Season 2)

Brain Burrow: Digging Deep into Psychology and Horror

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 28:42


Do you neglect to take the time to express gratitude?In this powerful Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview, actor Vincent M. Ward shares a powerful message: Remember to check yourself.He talks about his goal to live as a "good man" as he lifts up and supports those around him.  He shares the importance of knowing one's path and pausing to reflect on life - whether you are stumbling or everything is going well.   He checks himself by expressing an attitude of gratitude. Vincent admits, "Every day is not going to be peaches and cream," and it is truly up to each individual to focus on the big picture.  Faith and family drive him.Vincent M. Ward is known for his work on The Walking Dead (2010), Death House (2017) and True Blood (2008).Connect with Vincent M. Ward:instagram.com/vincentmward/facebook.com/vincent.ward.mtiktok.com/@vincentmward44imdb.com/name/nm1027309Connect with Mark D Valenti:instagram.com/valentihorror/brainburrow.com​​IMDB: Mark D ValentiBrain Burrow YouTubetwitter.com/brainburrowtiktok.com/@brainburrowinstagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Hunt a KillerHorror Pack: Movie Subscription Box#brainburrow 

Go Pitch Yourself
60. Podcast Audio Made Simple with Steve Woodward

Go Pitch Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 54:46


The whole purpose of the work we do here on the podcast and in the podwize co-op is to draw back the curtain on the podcasting space and demystify the processes, both for hosts and guests. But even then, there are some elements that can seem off-putting, particularly if you're just beginning to explore using podcasts to increase your visibility. Podcast audio and microphones can feel like a roadblock when you're just starting out. It can seem so confusing that it might even put you off getting your voice out there at all. My guest today is self-confessed audio geek Steve Woodward. Steve has been involved with home and studio recording projects since he was at school. Alongside this, he worked in arts marketing for over 20 years, specializing in creating and editing clear and persuasive copy. He now combines his audio and copy-editing skills to work on podcasts, founding the Podcasting Editor brand in 2019. Steve has been the editor on the Go Pitch Yourself podcast from the very beginning and we share a dislike of posturing and what he calls 'flexing'. We had a lot of fun in our conversation, but I hope we also lay to rest a few podcast audio myths and persuade you that sometimes good enough can be good enough. Topics covered include: Steve's background, and what he does as a podcast editor Why certain areas in the podcasting space can create barriers to engagement - and Steve's refreshing take on microphones Simple ways that you can get comfortable recording podcast audio at home - and how to improve your sound If you're launching your own podcast, why you should envision your best-case scenario and plan for growth Podcast hosting services, how to record remote interviews, and deciding whether to hire an editor or do it yourself - with a discussion of various programs which will help you do just that! I hope that you enjoy this episode and that the technical aspects of mic technique, audio, and editing no longer seem so off-puttingly exclusive! If there're any key moments that really resonated with you, as always please let me know. Record a message at speakpipe.com/GPY or let me know on IG @angie_trueblood. Full show notes and resources: https://www.angietrueblood.com/podcast-audio-steve-woodward

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:01


EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines Eric Villines is the Global Head of Communications for Anker Innovations. Anker is one of the most successful brands to be started on the Amazon platform. In this broad ranging interview, we discuss the origin story of Anker, their evolution from early Amazon FBA seller to Global Omni-channel brand. Eric covers their incubator, Anker Innovation, and their Amazon FBA consulting service OceanWing. We also discuss his recent book, Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising. Episode 280 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday. November 17th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 280 being recorded on Wednesday November 17th 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:15] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason is a fellow Gadget addict one of our favorite brands that we love from consumer perspective is Anchor and then we also spend a lot of time here on the show talking about anchor because it's a very interesting brand that is one of the few that we call kind of digitally native Amazon born so today on the show we are very excited to welcome Eric villines he is the head of Global Communications at anchor and is based out of Sunny Seattle Eric welcome to the show. Eric: [0:50] Thanks for having me we've also been having about two months of rain so we're living up to our our cliche. Jason: [0:59] That for the last two months that might have sounded bad but being here in Chicago I have a feeling that rain is about to start looking pretty good to me. Eric: [1:07] Yeah means known cold and wind. Jason: [1:09] Exactly all of the above although it's been pretty mild so far. Eric before we jump into all the anchor discussions we always like to get sort of a brief background about our guests and maybe you could tell us what your role is an anchor. Eric: [1:25] Sure so I run Global Communications at anchor Innovations which is essentially a fancy way of saying public relations. Which in time it's sort of corporate Communications you could be crisis Corporate social responsibility and then obviously the most exciting part of what I do which would be product PR dealing with the media on reviews and, I'm getting the word out of on the cool gadgets we. Jason: [1:51] That's awesome so does that mean you have one of everything. Eric: [1:55] I have two of everything. It's a funny story I've worked in consumer electronics for a long time and I remember Steven Yang who hired me personally for the role, I remember I was in China and I said I want to make sure that I've got budget to give everyone on my team, you know one of the products and he giggled and I'm absolutely serious, we all have to you know live it and breathe it and love it and know the good and the bad aspects of all of our products because we're talking with the media all the time so I kind of. I'm kind of insistent that everyone on my team has the products and then the other part is we all we can never run out of battery that's like that's like a major faux pas here, if I ever hear the words even coming out of my own mouth that my phone is almost out of juice that's super bad as a charging company. Jason: [2:45] That does seem off brand I am I have a little bit of a fetish for your products and the thing I've noticed is every time I have a family gathering I get completely cleaned out. Eric: [2:57] Oh yeah there is. Jason: [2:58] So I yeah I didn't realize you were in such a replenishment category but it's ended up being one for me. Eric: [3:04] It's funny because I started out an entertainment before I came into consumer electronics and one of the first things I did here because I'm just using my own family Dynamics as I have three children. And my wife of course is involved in this as well and we steal each other's cables constantly and then we lie to each other, about you know and it's gotten so bad that people take you know colored Sharpies and all sorts of things but we had done a survey, on you know what are some of the most irritating things that happen in the family and this came in like is a top four. People stealing each other's charging components and then lying about it so it's a national issue that we just haven't spent enough time talking about. Jason: [3:48] Yeah we'll have to dedicate a whole nother show to solving that problem one last product related question do you have a favorite anchor products. Eric: [3:57] Well gosh I so we have these new cables that you said fetish I don't want to take it too far but it's. It's the material that's made out of is reminds me of certain things and that Dominion but it's a super soft latex like, cable that seems to never because of the material it seems to never not up. And that's one of my favorite things and they come in all these super cool colors and that's really new for us we've always offered two colors a beautiful white and the Beautiful Black Version, and so this year we started getting into more colors and that's been really exciting because that's a really easy way to distinguish your product from say your son's because you can have different colors but the material it's really nice I keep them in my bag I've got him for all my products. Those are really cool we launched a new line of Mag go products which we have a desk version which allows you to, put your phone against and it'll you know magnetically charged it but the battery is removable so you can actually bring it with you, so it serves two purposes and I keep that like in the kitchen so when I'm cooking and I have my recipes but then I can grab it and go. So those are really cool but I mean man we launch new products every day so you ask me next week I'm going to tell you something completely different. Scot: [5:23] Yeah this is an unsolicited but my favorite is there's a little Hub you guys have for the Macbook so I can just plug in one USB C and I've got this thing I'm looking at it now it looks like a mutated octopus with with 800 things, poking out of it that I no longer have to plug into my MacBook so you're you're saving me a lot of ports which I really appreciate. Eric: [5:40] Yeah as they move to usb-c only but you still had a myriad of other things you needed to connect to it. Scot: [5:47] Yeah well now the magsafe is a now they're back yeah they decided they're giving you guys too much Martin said so now they now they have like they're like oh man when you need to add more stuff you know. Eric: [5:57] Well I've talked to a lot of pro users and they're really excited to see the HDMI cable come back it's just a you know it's a strong connection that cables is still different. And sometimes it's a huge hassle putting a hub attached to the computer and then attaching your HDMI cable and everything else to it. Scot: [6:16] Yeah absolutely especially when you're traveling and you're popping into someone else's conference room you'd never have that one little cable, so we obviously we talked a lot about anchor on the show and we can just kind of stopped fan blowing on the on the user side would love to hear kind of your view of the founding story of anchor, you know we kind of classify it as you heard is this kind of like Amazon born would love to know how you guys tell that story. Eric: [6:43] Yeah I mean it's you know I had relatives that move during the Dust Bowl and move to Pasadena and built. You know a chain of gas stations and it's this true Americana story but he what's interesting is I think Steven Yang story is very similar it is that that's story of an idea and perseverance and building and Global brand that. People have in their purses and backpacks even if they don't know it's anchor there's a strong probability that it is and that's that's one is exciting the others a branding dilemma. But Stephen was a senior engineer in California at Google and he had he was trying to find a new battery for his Toshiba laptop. [7:32] And as he was looking online including Amazon and the Toshiba websites he realized he had sort of two choices you either going to buy the one from Toshiba that was super expensive, for take a chance, on all of these other versions white-label versions and unknown brands on Amazon and and purchase one from their sort of buyer beware. And he kind of had a light bulb moment and thought you know this is this is ridiculous like who are the people that are putting these online how they've been tested how can I know that, what I'm buying is going to work with my laptop and you know give me a year of battery life. Long story short he moved back to China with his wife who was then his fiance he took a small loan from his mom. And he started anchor and in the beginning what Stephen did was go around to different factories and and Developers, and with his engineers and they went and tested all these batteries so in the beginning it was a white label play was him finding and filtering through. [8:38] I'll just say it a lot of garbage and trying to find the absolute best, alternatives to all of these laptop batteries and they started selling those through Amazon and that was the first point was the easiest place for them and selling specifically and exclusively to the United States. A year later it was a massive success beyond anything that he had ever imagined, and the next logical step was to take that concept and move it into mobility and start looking at mobile phones and chargers and portable batteries and all these things that were at the time, really starting to come out but the big difference when he went into Mobility is the idea was we need to get as fast out of, the white labeling as we can because we have some ideas that even these these smaller factories and people that were producing, can are doing that we can find ways to make it better, so that sort of unearth the world of you know contract manufacturing where they're Engineers were developing and designing, you know the specifics and then Contracting manufacturers to develop those products and the rest as they say is history. Ironically today we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary actually last month. [9:58] And that's a pretty big deal so we went from a guy and his wife. And a little mama money from his mom to a you know a multibillion-dollar company. With multiple Brands and over 3,000 employees all around the world. So in addition to charging which is still a huge huge part of our, DNA we've developed a number of Brands subsequently over the last three to four years everything from robotic vacuums and future robotic products, to home security high-end true wireless headsets. Smart Home Entertainment pet products baby socks I mean like you know smart baby socks I mean just like the whole gamut. [10:45] And the sort of the common line through all of this is that Steven and his team are constantly looking for areas within an emerging or establish consumer electronics area where they can bring value. And you know usually we might come in and the play might be okay we're going to come up with a really great product that's going to be, a little lower cost and that gets our foothold and then the the long-term strategy is then to LeapFrog over the competitors with something truly innovative. And this is kind of a phenomenon that's worked really really well. For Stephen and his engineers and the marketing teams and all of our sales people around the world. Scot: [11:28] Did he have an industrial design background hurry just had the pain and kind of cheeses and created the company from there. Eric: [11:37] Well he's a Hitman he's a True Blood engineer so I mean he's he's right at that right at the hardware level and into coding and all of that so the industrial design. Was not his core competency so bringing in people that that could fill in, those areas and ultimately well they say 10 years later we brought color right but of course then we had great devices that worked really well but we're but when we look at industrial design, I would say that you know that's what's going to propel us over the next 10 years with with the Thinker charging. Scot: [12:14] Yeah it's been the you know I really like kind of the functional but still kind of modern kind of vibe you guys have with your products it's really nice is he still with the company is you still still involved. Eric: [12:27] Yeah yeah I mean I talked to him regularly he is very approachable. It's interesting because he shares his office with two other people at the company and it's kind of this kitchen table set up he doesn't have a private office, because there's so much collaboration and you look around the company we're all like that even though I'm in Seattle, and in my office I do the same thing with my team we just take some long tables and we connect them up and everyone just sits on them because it's like jazz we're just constantly. You know coming up with ideas and talking and it's just more efficient. Jason: [13:06] I do want a Lobby by the way I feel like you have some cool colors now you have like a like a lavender and a mint but what you really need is like a retailgeek blue I think would be. Eric: [13:18] Retailgeek blue yeah. Jason: [13:20] Yeah I could send you the PMS colors at that. Eric: [13:22] Okay yeah send me the Pantone colors yeah the, yeah I mean we I would think the colors are sort of muted so they're they're a joke they don't offend anyone so they're not they're not super striking their kind of muted across the color spectrum but so far they've been. They've been received really really well there's there's an old joke and consumer electronics that people are always screaming for color. And then when you look at the sales and you find it's the white and black that sell the most. So it's like you need to have the color but in the end most people end up choosing the the kind of safer black and white. Jason: [14:05] Yeah now I actually I'll be honest the style of the colors fine and actually think they are attractive kind of pastel colors but the it's just nice to have a diversity because I actually have a system like I have one color for my USBC cables. Eric: [14:19] Mmm. Jason: [14:20] One color for my lightning cables so that I can you know quickly distinguish them in my back. Eric: [14:24] You're not messing around man. Jason: [14:27] I have a little I have a problem. So I it's funny in the early days of these kind of digitally native direct to Consumer Brands there used to be this religious battle there were companies that were like. And the path to the customer through Amazon we're going to sell this stuff on Amazon and I would characterize anchor as the poster child for the most successful brand that was born. By primarily making themselves available on Amazon and selling through Amazon's traffic. But for every company like that there was another company that's like that's crazy Amazon is going to steal your customer and knock you off and they're all these you know potential, downfalls to Amazon and you know we should own the customer ourselves and we should have our own website and so increasingly that became the Shopify contingency and so it used to be, you know a company was either an Amazon company or a Shopify company. And more recently I feel like the increasingly the answer is not or it's and that. You know the consumers on Amazon so you need to be on Amazon but you also do have consumers that want to buy direct and you should have your own website and. My proof point for that is I want to say in the last year or so anchor has launched its own Shopify site so I now can shop anchor on Amazon but also on your own direct website is that like. [15:54] Like you got did you guys have debates and conversations about that and was that a very overt decision or is it just something where you just swept up a Shopify side at some point and you really still think of yourself as an Amazon only company. Eric: [16:07] Well there's a lot to unpack I'm going to I'm going to try to I'm going to try to find the question in that statement, the first of all we started definitely start on Amazon and one of the things I would argue about Amazon is that it is direct, so whether you're selling on your website you know or you're selling on Amazon you're ultimately. [16:29] Selling direct through the Amazon platform and you're engaging with your customers and your you know you're dealing with customer service and all the things you would normally do so I think Amazon has been a great partner and it is it continues to be definitely a big part of our DNA. But as we evolved into different regions around the world you know that there are different channels, that in our sort of different stages of development but the omni-channel approach meaning, you know in our case Amazon which is always a big part of us our own website which is great for Branding and direct connection and through our Retail Partners because in the United States were sold everywhere we're sold at you know Best Buy Walmart Target, Etc you can go to medium art overseas, so we don't see ourselves as just a single Channel we definitely are see ourselves is an omni-channel but I think you know Amazon is provide us an incredible platform to launch on, the ability the ability I think for a person that has a great product looking to sell something and any part of the world where Amazon is is so convenient and so easy. [17:41] And you know the financial Commitment if you're just starting out and you're Distributing your products the platform has evolved its improved. And it's ultimately pretty easy to get going on the platform without you know a tremendous amount of financial backing. Jason: [18:02] Yep and it is interesting because you have you know been a heavy practitioner on the platform from the early days in it does feel like it's evolved a lot. From your guys's perspective do you still feel like there's a. Competitive advantage in knowing the platform better than other sellers like it feels like there's a lot of levers to pull now and I mean you know different companies with different levels of sophistication in their Amazon presents. Why does everybody learning all the best practices now and they're sort of parody or do you feel like you guys can still kind of win more than your fair share of eyeballs on Amazon. Eric: [18:38] I mean we we've been doing this for you know for 10 years now and so they're the they're the tools and there's the Instinct and then there's the the lessons learned from the billions of mistakes that we've made, along the way and I don't know those things are those things are harder to I think grass for people that are just coming into the space so I think we absolutely have an advantage, but you know I mean I think it's not magic it takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, and a lot of observation, you know if you're putting a listing on Amazon and you're putting that listing in Italy or France or the UK or whatever, you know simply Translating that listing into the local language is just the bare minimum I mean you're dealing with customer service and being able to communicate. With customers being able to deliver products on time being able to answer their questions be able to take returns and then that's you know even before you've really thought about marketing because there are. [19:44] Something like nine million sellers on Amazon right now and that is a huge ocean, just filled and filled with Fish And you are you're battling against the the those eyeballs every day. Organic search or even direct search you're going to you know if you go up and look for toothpaste I mean you know, in the search engine you're going to see a myriad of players in there including you know ones that are common Brands to others that seem interesting and what's going to draw the eyeball away from the common brand that everyone knows too, the new brand what's going to make the consumer just try and reach out a discover you and take that extra effort so everyone going on to any platform, that may deal with a bunch of Brands is dealing with you know millions of competitors and it stopped. [20:39] I think getting set up on the platform and getting started is easy but that's that's you know that's step one, but then you got to get people seeing your listings and you got to get people reading your listings and you got to get people putting stuff in their shopping cart and clicking the shopping cart and, fulfilling and then you know being there at the end of that process to give them great customer service in every language, where you're selling that product because if you can't do that and that last part is critical, you're going to get bad reviews and people don't buy products with two and sometimes even three star ratings when you're dealing with you know consumer electronics they're looking for four and five. So you could have the greatest product in the world but you could have a lot of mad consumers out there where you haven't done right by them and they're not going to give you some great star ratings and you can pretty much. You know kiss your Prosperity goodbye. Jason: [21:33] Yeah I sometimes describe it as a. A darwinian meritocracy that like you know if you think about old school if you sell a product to Walmart and they give you shelf space and you screw up and run out of stock, you lose all the sales while you're out of stock but the day you restock your back on the Shelf your kind of entitled to that that shelf position. The duration of a program but you have to earn that visibility in the front of the Amazon shelf what every minute through a wide variety of best practices and if you screw up, you fall off that shelf and when you get back in stock you don't get your spot back you got to climb back up the hill. Eric: [22:10] Yeah yeah I mean especially now in today's climate there's a lot of. Material shortages and other things and that's been you know super painful for four people across every, line of business not just consumer electronics and that very same thing you know you're working hard to develop customer base and then, you don't have the materials to produce the products or the factories that you're working with and then you can't fulfill you been all this great marketing you brought everyone to your front door and then, grab we don't have any products, and that's it's painful to see for especially you know entrepreneurs and people new to the game because they have brilliant ideas and great products and. You know they've done an amazing job building word-of-mouth and it's super sad to see that fail at that last step. Jason: [23:03] For sure that actually is a great segue we're recording this in mid-november double 11 day just happened Black Friday is next week. As we sit here I think there's something like ninety one container ships off the coast of Long Beach either a bunch of cool new anchor products like trapped in those boats what's holiday looking like for you are you guys well well stocked and well positioned. Eric: [23:30] I think we are with some things and we could be better and other things I mean again we have the advantage of having a lot of skus so we I would say it's easier for us, to adapt, then than others and you know I can say from my perspective if I go out on a media to and September and I show a lot of really cool gadgets. And then we reach the end of October and I'm like well crap so that isn't coming we're going to we're going to delay that because of something it is what it is what we're used to it. But we have so many skus that you know we were Prime day or Black Friday or Cyber Monday or just basic Christmas shopping or Hanukkah shopping we've got something, so we can adapt it will get past it. Jason: [24:23] Yeah speaking of which I given that you're in the consumer at Rackspace is CES ordinarily a big part of your marketing mix. Eric: [24:32] I would say it is I think in the new world order it isn't as important for us. But we you know we've done Big Boost and we've done stuff and you know our sales teams of gone out there I think it's wait and see. This January we've done some some interviews with with media and I think we found that maybe forty percent of those that normally attend are coming, the rest are waiting and seeing we didn't do a booth this year I've also heard from our sales team that their counterparts at some of the retailers may not be coming in January as well. So I don't know is it going to be like a bad prom or nobody dances. I think we're going to have to wait and see I think maybe for many it's going to be a real last minute decision. Jason: [25:25] Yeah it's interesting I've attended like 28 CES has and I'm not going and, talking which I used to catch a flu at CES every single year so it's the I'm not care. I think Tom Clancy wrote a book where like the terrorist likes bedspread the biological Weapon by disseminating it at CES just for. Eric: [25:47] Perfect yeah I think it's you know I think people I think you have to have a vaccination card this time around to get in I think that's what I've heard but yeah I mean from point A to Z you know your. There's a lot of airplanes. Jason: [26:02] I'm kind of curious I think less people are going to but then the magic question is. Does that kind of will they discover that the world didn't end when they didn't go and put your point like does that accelerate the changing World Order and CES becomes less important or you know is this just going to be a down year and next year they'll be back to normal I think, that's going to be interesting to watch. Eric: [26:22] Yeah I mean there's CS is just the beginning you've got Mobile World Congress you've got aoife you've got you know as we move into next year and all of them are going to have to be making those tough decisions. And then I think that the repercussions of companies that didn't go in the world didn't sink either going to be wondering you know what are these what's the value of these trade shows. To us as a business you know I think for us they're valuable you know on the one end of the communication Spectrum it's super beneficial to scale our pitching by having an enormous number of people from all around the world in ones. But it's also very noisy so you know you're competing with a lot of large names. And we've always been very Scrappy so we tend to do a lot of are moving and communication before CES. And after CES or even entirely outside of the you know the wake of any of these trade shows. So and that's that's generally how we've been successful. Scot: [27:27] Brickell any other interesting holiday Trends or anything you guys noticed as we've kind of gone through covid and or kind of hopefully coming out the back side. Eric: [27:37] Yeah I mean I you know not to sound boring but charging is always a big thing during the holidays people bought their new iPhones people are buying new MacBooks people are buying peripherals. And you know around that time usually you know a couple of weeks later when they lost their cables already or you know they realize they won't one for travel and they wanted to stay home and they want one in their home office and they want one in the kitchen, so it's always a good time for us in that category, so charging definitely the other big part of our business right now is audio so our sound Core Audio brand, we develop a super popular line of true wireless headphones the Liberty series, and one of the things that makes it unique is we work with a bunch of grammy award-winning Engineers to help us tune them, so they would come out of the box sounding like the mix that the engineers originally in planned versus over based or over traveled, that's been really really popular for us all around the world I mean as far as India hugely popular in the United States the UK Germany, Emerging Markets that's a big thing and then I'd say home security that's been a big a big Boon for us we launched our home security brand yuffie about three years ago. [28:59] And you know we're developing a lot of unique products in that space that separate us from the rest for one we don't we don't use the cloud when you buy the product at your. [29:12] All of the footage is captured on a secure SD card that's integrated either into the base station or the independent products that you put outside the house. Which is really cool and we have millions of users around the world right now, using that product because they see it not only is protecting your security but also their privacy. [29:32] You'll see a lot of people do personal gifts to themselves during the holiday so a lot of those those big, tend to be you know people in a house saying hey how about we get this for ourselves for Christmas, and and we recently launched a super-smart robotic vacuum called the X8 it's are you fee robotic vacuum. That's super smart so instead of bumping into walls and trying to figure things out at uses both Visual and Laser mapping. And will actually draw up a map of your house that you can look at on your phone, and see it's how it's found the most ingenious way of cleaning around chairs and couches and other things and making sure that it can do everything and then you can create zones, I didn't say well I just want to let stay away from the baby room because the baby's sleeping but you can clean this Zone and that zone and this Zone. That's been really popular and we had been doing kind of lower in robotic vacuums until that point. Entry level and this was one of our first push and super-premium summarize forleo some but that LeapFrog, so in the beginning we might find Our Place coming in as as a lower-cost alternative that still is super quality, and then with the X8 we're doing the LeapFrog moment and trying to jump past the competition with the technology. Scot: [30:59] Frankel, so one of the things we want to do is Pivot you guys have some other innovations that are not gadgets or charging or anything like that, you guys launched a new division that both Jason and I were excited to learn more about called ocean wing. My guess was it was drones but I think that's wrong tell you tell us more about what ocean when you. Eric: [31:24] Yeah so I say first with the title but when I first started working with anchor Innovations in the United States over four years now, I was actually working for ocean Lee that was our that was how we presented our Corporation, and the the story is that it was ocean Wing to essentially take our technology and fly across the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean and bring it to the United States. So when the idea came up of developing a Consulting business, under anchor Innovations the ocean Wing name came up again and simple it's actually makes a hell of a lot more sense for this than it may have Hazard LLC in the United States when we were bringing anchored to the United States. [32:14] But long story short we established in 2019 so we've been around awhile we have about 200 employees around the world. And the long and the short of it is that we're trying to take the the decade of experience that we've developed. Again with all those mistakes along the way to become you know the 7 billion dollar, consumer electronics company and give people an option to improve their business lines, so that's from the beginning to the end of the process and what we're looking for is companies that have already gone in and let's just say made their first 10 million, and they've hit a wall. [32:55] Because they haven't been able to expand the business or scale either through supply chain issues through fulfillment customer service maybe the advertising has become, complicated and convoluted because they've developed so many skus there's just so many problems that when someone reaches a certain point and they want to get to that next 10 or 20 million dollars when they're doing business, it's a different skill set, you know what they've done is worked it to a certain point and they is try as they might they can't get past that threshold and that's where we come in, so we're developing essential overall Amazon selling and operations processes that could be digital marketing marketing insights, advertising management helping them develop their Brand store and their product pages to customer service and relationship management which I mentioned earlier is. Reticle to get those star ratings in a good place through good authentic communication with your customers in a great experience with the products. [33:59] Obviously e-commerce and all the financial systems, and then what we're dealing with a lot these days is supply chain and Logistics management so you get yourself to a certain point and there's a lot of people that are coming to us and that is the area, where they're really hurting the most and they need help they need help developing new contacts new supply chain partners, for how do I deal with the issue if you're dealing with something that might spoil like we're dealing with a company that, deals in collagen and when something spits on one of those tankers out in the middle of the ocean for too long when it arrives in the warehouse, it's past its fresh state so you've just lost all that inventory so each client is unique, but with this kind of broad scope of things that we can help them with and we can help audit the business and hopefully help them transcend whatever's keeping them from moving to that next 10 and 20 and 30 million dollars. Jason: [34:59] Very interesting so going back to our earlier conversation this is sort of a way for other young young Brands to leverage all the expertise and skills you guys have have built-in staying on top of this ecosystem. Eric: [35:14] Exactly it's an opportunity for us to take what we've learned and apply it to that young brand I couldn't have said it better myself. Jason: [35:22] Yeah and it at this point is ocean Wing primarily focused with Amazon distribution or would they also leverage all the other distribution channels that you guys have expanded into. Eric: [35:36] Yeah I mean I think I think our sweet spot is definitely FBA so specifically Amazon. That is not to say that we can't help them with other things like supply chain and Logistics but for us, it's a recipe and you know where we've had our success with the clients have come in or people that have been focused on Amazon and then we can kind of look at what they're doing and we can evolve the recipe a little bit, and and get it all the ingredients in place and help them be successful because they all work together, so but I would say Amazon is definitely our primary focus right now at least dealing with businesses that are on Amazon that isn't to say that these businesses are you solely focused Amazon because they're not but Amazon is a key Channel especially if they're going globally and that's where we come in. Jason: [36:31] Got it and obviously over the last year there's kind of been a lot of Buzz around these I'll call them FB a roll ups where you know these, these companies have raised a bunch of money and they go out and acquire Brands and aggregate them and try to help them with their Amazon presents and we you know we've followed thrash Co and perch and, and all of those is, is this kind of your version of that do you see your value prop being different than those other companies or is it just that you have. Sort of more experience and and product scale than some of these companies. Eric: [37:05] How to say this without sounding like it like it's not a jerk but the again we this is what we do, this is how we built our business so we can take. The lessons learned the hard ones too and we can apply it to our clients and I think that alone is super unique that we're a company that's already done this and you know in spades, and now we can apply those learnings to irregular company the other part of it is that most consultancies are focused on Consulting, and but we're a consultant that actually you know rolls up our sleeves and gets into the nitty-gritty of the business and helps and and and that's really depending on the level of the contract or the engagement but you're not only dealing company that can come in and, say some pretty words and show you a powerpoint of what you should be doing, but you know we've already done it and we can roll up our sleeves and get deep in there with you and help you do it or do it. And then that last part in terms of supply chain and and Logistics and you know dealing with manufacturers around the world or suppliers and stuff I think that's a definitely a secret sauce because of our relationships. In China and around the world that we can bring to bear that others can't. Scot: [38:23] So I'd be remiss as the entrepreneur on the show if I noticed in your bio on LinkedIn you have written a book and it's very much in my wheelhouse it's called get funded the startup entrepreneurs guide to seriously successful fundraising I wish I'd had this 20 years ago but I'm glad it exists now tell us tell us about this book and how it came to be. Eric: [38:46] Well my writing partner John Biggs is a little bit of a media icon we've known each other for I think I took them on a media tour maybe 12 13 years ago and. [38:58] We just became very good friends and our families have subsequently traveled the world with each other and we just kind of dig each other and we both have the same kind of sense of humor and sensibilities. [39:10] A couple of years ago he reached out to me that he had been approached by McGraw-Hill to write this book, and thought that I could help provide sort of the second part of the book so the book is broken out into two parts one is is about financing but written in such a way that whether you're trying to develop a taco truck, or you know a retail store or something else what are the different options out there from let's say SBA Loans to even using cryptocurrency, 22 you know set up fundraising all the way down to the meetings and how you value the company how do you pitch people, how do you put presentations together, so very very very this is not this is for the person that was really starting out with very limited knowledge, on the fundraising process and how do you present yourself at the end of the day so John really focus more on the fundraising side and I focus more on the presentation skills, how to pitch how to talk how to prepare how to answer questions the technical aspects of doing a presentation when everything goes wrong. Obviously if I could if I could rewrite a whole section on this now since the book was published last year in September I probably be a whole section on how to pitch during covid because that was. [40:35] That was definitely not it was not a reality when we were writing the book but it was definitely a reality by the time the book was published and I hope and we've heard, the people the industry has adapted that investors and seed funders and people are hard at work and investing but, for the person that might not have the background in this I still think the book for evaluating your company, getting all your ducks in a row building your presentations and how to pitch is still very valuable. Scot: [41:12] Very cool yet this kind of books I think they're kind of Evergreen and it's kind of a little snowball kind of effort so be patient it'll it'll catch up. Jason: [41:22] I am curious it does feel like there's a little bit of a disruption in the fundraising World why you know there for a long time there's this kind of traditional VC path, and obviously there's still a lot of money that flows through that path but I feel like the the role of Angel Investors and sort of other untraditional fundraising. Is becoming more common than it used to be like you guys try to cover that those kind of approaches in the book as well or is it mostly focused on on moving through Sandhill Road. Eric: [41:52] Well it's we wanted it in some ways to be the antithesis of Silicon Valley so for those people that are going down that road you know inevitably they're going to partner up. Let's say at the app generation. They're going to partner up and kind of go down that road our book really tries to focus everything from the pros and cons of using your own credit card friends and family, crowdfunding as I said SBA Loans if you're a minority or women owned business looking at options they're looking at. Prices and options like through FedEx has a great program for entrepreneurs and trying to cover the whole gamut, so we could make fundraising more reasonable and open to the entrepreneur is opposed to. Yeah the tech bro going to Silicon Valley and looking for for someone's bill. Scot: [42:45] Awesome I had one follow-up on Ocean we just took kind of clarify it for listeners you guys are your kind of more in the agency side of things you're not going out there and finding, new brands that are also born on Amazon and acquiring of in kind of rolling them up like the thrashes of the world is do I have that right. Eric: [43:04] We're talking about anchor Innovations right. Scot: [43:07] Yeah the ocean Wing synchronization set. Eric: [43:12] Well on the ocean on the ocean Wing side it's definitely consultative but I mean those things are going to evolve as the business comes in and I don't know if you mean like Financial stakes and the business and stuff but. I mean who knows right if if something came along that looked amazing and a great partnership I'm sure we would consider that. On the anchor Innovation side I think you'll be seeing and you know in the future probably incubator initiatives and things like that, it would be to me it would be a personally exciting to get involved in as seeking out and finding you know exciting. Developers all around the world we tend to be very myopic here and look at the United States as being, where everything's happening and I'd say you know maybe from apps and things like that might be true but when you're looking at Innovation and medicine or innovation and Robotics or innovation and Farm Technology or whatever, you really have to look outside and around the world and you're going to find that Innovation and really unique an unassuming places. So is is if we do get into more ink you know becoming more of a global incubator, I would imagine in our direction would be all over the place and looking in places like India and Africa and you know wherever cool things are being developed. Scot: [44:34] Cool so no almost boundless growth opportunities for you guys it sounds like an exciting time. Jason: [44:44] Well this is certainly going to be a exciting and different holiday season and this is going to be a great place to leave this conversation because it is happen again we've Perfectly Used up our allotted time, But Eric we really appreciate your time and enjoyed hearing about anchoring some of the exciting new initiatives there. Eric: [45:05] Thanks God and thanks Jason. Scot: [45:07] Yeah if anyone wanted to follow you or you are you big on Tick-Tock or I said it's usually or Twitter or LinkedIn or you publish their and then where should they go for some good the latest Anchor Information. Eric: [45:22] Someone can connect with me on LinkedIn my focus to be quite Frank with you as I'm So Married to my work as I tend to focus my communication through work as opposed to myself. I think it's one of those things when you work in Communications you got to be careful about what use you say. So mostly I'm just talking about my company in the things that we do. Jason: [45:49] Awesome well we will put a link to your LinkedIn profile in there and certainly some links to Anchor and until next time happy commercing!

Living Dead in Austin
Dead to the World: Chapters 6-10

Living Dead in Austin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 45:35


Sookie isn't able to make progress in her search for Jason, but memory-free Eric is there to console her. With his penis. Then the Shreveport werewolves (also our favorite rugby team) try to finish the evil witches and they choose Sookie's neighborhood for the showdown.We are Alice Sullivan, Micah Sparkman, and Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake).Music: CHASIN' IT by Jason Shaw, licensed under CC-BY 3.0.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

I Am Refocused Podcast Show
LAYLA CRAWFORD, Will Smith's daughter in new film KING RICHARD, opening in theaters and HBO MAX November 19th

I Am Refocused Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 4:28


ABOUT KING RICHARD, OPENING IN THEATERS AND ON HBO MAX NOVEMBER 19th Based on the true story that will inspire the world, Warner Bros. Pictures' "King Richard" follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith ("Ali," "The Pursuit of Happyness," "Bad Boys for Life") stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green ("Monsters and Men"). Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world. Aunjanue Ellis ("If Beale Street Could Talk," TV's "Quantico") plays the girls' mom, Oracene "Brandi" Williams, Saniyya Sidney ("Hidden Figures," "Fences") stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (TV's "Godfather of Harlem") stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn (the "Divergent" series, TV's "Scandal") as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal ("The Many Saints of Newark," "Ford v Ferrari") as coach Rick Macci. The ensemble also includes Andy Bean ("IT Chapter Two"), Kevin Dunn (the "Transformers" films, HBO's "Veep"), Layla Crawford ("True Blood," "NCIS: LA") and Craig Tate ("Greyhound"). Green directed "King Richard" from a screenplay written by Zach Baylin. The producers were Tim White and Trevor White under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner, and Will Smith under his Westbrook banner. Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adam Merims, Lynn Harris, Allan Mandelbaum, Jon Mone and Peter Dodd served as the executive producers. The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit ("There Will Be Blood"), production designers Wynn Thomas ("Da 5 Bloods," "Hidden Figures") and William Arnold ("The Hate U Give"), Oscar-nominated editor Pamela Martin ("The Fighter"), and two-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis ("Dreamgirls," "Ray"). The music is by Oscar-nominated composer Kris Bowers ("Space Jam: A New Legacy," "A Concerto is a Conversation"). A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, A Star Thrower Entertainment Production, A Westbrook Production, A Keepin' It Reel Production, "King Richard" is slated for U.S. release on November 19, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKP_0z52ZAwhttps://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.wlW4S7Ja-9thJsj1srpGDgHgFo&pid=ApiKING RICHARD – Official Trailer“All my life I've been waiting for this…a Williams is going to win.” Will Smith is #KingRichard in the inspiring true story of the coach/mentor/father that brought us Venus u0026 Serena Williams. In Theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max November 19. https://www.facebook.com/KingRichardFilm https://twitter.com/KingRichardFilm ...www.youtube.com ABOUT LAYLA CRAWFORD Layla Crawford is a 16-year old actress born in Los Angeles, California. Her professional career launched in 2011 when she was cast as Kamran Hanna in NCIS: Los Angeles. Since then she was able to build over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has recurring roles in shows such as NCIS: LA, The First Family, and was even seen in HBO's cult favorite, True Blood

Living Dead in Austin
Dead to the World: Prologue-Chapter 5

Living Dead in Austin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 45:21


With Bill out of town, Sookie makes a New Year's resolution to stay out of trouble. She's able to keep it all the way until the early morning of New Year's Day, when she comes across trouble running down the road. She pulls over and gives it a ride, of course.We are Alice Sullivan, Micah Sparkman, and Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake).Music: CHASIN' IT by Jason Shaw, licensed under CC-BY 3.0.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Fix Yourself First with Dr. Kristie
128. Practical Tips to Decrease Anxiety with Amber Trueblood

Fix Yourself First with Dr. Kristie

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 43:54


Do you ever feel so stuck in your anxiety that you feel like you can't get out of your own way? In this episode, Amber Trueblood and I discuss practical tips to help you decrease your anxiety. Whether you're a mom like Amber or someone who has a lot of stress, you'll find this episode helpful. We discuss the loss of identity, not feeling good enough, how to speak up for needs, strategies to decrease feeling overwhelmed, and asking for and accepting help. Amber's tips will help you gain control of your thinking and behavior, resulting in less anxiety. Don't miss this episode!

Go Pitch Yourself
59. SEO for Podcasts with Akilah Thompkins-Robinson

Go Pitch Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 48:36


SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of those parts of any online business that can make you seize up. You know it's important but how do you get started? And SEO isn't just important for websites ranking via Google - every podcast player is basically another little search engine of its own. This is why it's beneficial to understand how SEO works not only at the website-level, but how SEO for podcasts can impact your visibility. Don't panic! My guest today is the brilliant Akilah Thompkins-Robinson whose goal in life is to help female entrepreneurs learn SEO and search marketing strategies in order to grow their businesses. Akilah has worked in IT for 17 years and she also tours the country speaking about the importance of using your voice to become visible in business, particularly in spaces where women traditionally lack representation. A brief warning: this interview is PACKED with actionable tips. So like I say at the top of the episode, I recommend that you listen to it at least twice! But I promise you will walk away with something that you can use, either as a guest or a host. Topics covered include: Akilah's journey to becoming an SEO specialist. Her definition of SEO, and why SEO for podcasts is important Your content is key - so make sure you're talking about the things that people are searching for Podcast guests: how to use SEO to leverage the opportunity and draw people back to you. Also, how the way in which the host uses SEO could affect who you pitch to! Podcast hosts: don't share links to third-party services, bring people back to your site. Also, how you can make sure that a guest is more likely to share an interview How to research keyword phrases, and what to do with that information, as a host AND a guest How SEO for podcasts, when done correctly, can ensure that your show keeps coming up when people search for guests and topics Just to emphasize, there is a LOT in this episode. Nobody is expected to get all of this right straight off the bat. Pull out a couple of Akilah's suggestions, play around with the tools she recommends and see what works for you. If there's one key lightbulb moment for you, I would LOVE to hear about it. Record a message at speakpipe.com/GPY or let me know on IG @angie_trueblood. Resources mentioned in this episode: This episode is sponsored by the podwize co-op. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop to find out more Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Grab your FREE copy of Akilah's SEO Beginners' Guide Visit the Girl Get Visible website Listen to the Girl Get Visible podcast  Follow Girl Get Visible on Facebook and Instagram Check out the SEO tools Akilah mentions: Longtail Pro and Ubersuggest's Free Keyword Tool  If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Full show notes and resources: https://www.angietrueblood.com/seo-podcasts-akilah-thompkins-robinson

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 515: How to Direct Great Television with Dan Attias

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 76:27


If you have ever been interested in directing television or a series on Netflix then this is the episode for you. Today on the show we have legendary television director Dan Attias.Dan has worked as a director in the film and television industry for 37 years. As a director of series television he has received the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding direction of dramatic television and has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards for his comedy directing. He continues to work on some of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed American television shows, including Homeland, The Americans, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Billions, and The Boys.Previously he has directed The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Entourage, The Killing, The Walking Dead, True Detective, Ray Donovan, Bloodline, Friday Night Lights, Northern Exposure, House, Lost, Alias, among many others. His first professional directing assignment was the feature film, Stephen King's Silver Bullet, produced by Dino DeLaurentiis. Dan started his career studying acting, then worked as an assistant director under Steen Spielberg on E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Airplane!, One From the Heart and several other feature films.He has taught acting and directing workshops in the United States, and has appeared as a guest speaker at festivals in Italy, Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Canada. Before working in the film and television industry, Dan was enrolled in a Ph.D. program in English literature at U.C.L.A., then transferred to the Theater Arts Department where he earned an M.F.A. in film production.His new book Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age dives deep into his career, techniques and amazing behind the scenes stories of some of the best television shows in history.Sharing his own process honed over a decades-long career, Emmy-nominated director Dan Attias brings you into the actual experience of directing series television. Whether it's the high-stakes pressure of solving a last-minute problem on set, or the joy of pulling off a perfect shot by the skin of your teeth, Attias brings you right into the director's chair, sharing his knowledge and taking you through the process one challenging episode at a time.Offering a fundamental focus on story, and eschewing industry language for plain talk, Attias offers in-depth guidance how best to work with actors, how to “speak” through the camera, how to work with a showrunner, and how to be ready for the many ways a director will be challenged, large and small. Directing Great Television is a fascinating window into television's best shows, compelling to directors and non-directors alike.Attias's book transcends other filmmaking guides by detailing his journey to a surprising place of self-discovery, one with applications beyond entertainment.Enjoy my conversation with Dan Attias.

The Successful Screenwriter with Geoffrey D Calhoun: Screenwriting Podcast
Ep 92 - Directing Great Television featuring Dan Attias

The Successful Screenwriter with Geoffrey D Calhoun: Screenwriting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 48:07


Geoffrey chats with Director Dan Attias (The Wire, True Blood, The Boys, Homeland) about the unique differences between directing a feature film and television. Dan also discusses the importance of working with the writers of a tv show as well as keen insights into his new book.To check out Dan's incredible new book:Directing Great Television go to https://amzn.to/3wfO7ehThe Guide For Every Screenwriter is available at:https://www.thesuccessfulscreenwriter.com/booksSupport the show and get access to exclusive content!--> https://www.thesuccessfulscreenwriter.com/podcast

Indoorswomen
Indoorswomen - Episode 113 - Halloween Spooktacular - NEVER Turn a Child Into a Vampire! Just Don't Do It!

Indoorswomen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 63:06


Today we talk all things VAMPYRE! Covering Dracula, What We Do in the Shadows, Buffy, Ann Rice, Anita Blake, True Blood and many more! And of course, the return of SPOOKY SCENARIOS! A choose your own adventure story with a spooky twist.  Random Recs this week are Midnight Mass and Mexican Gothic.  Find us on twitter at @indoorswomen Find us on the web at indoorswomen.com Email us at indoorswomen@gmail.com Can't get enough of us? No problem! Hear us on Pod Appetit and NostalgiaFiles We are a proud member of #LadyPodSquad Our lovely intro/outro music is We are Highscore by Krackatoa

Go Pitch Yourself
58. Do This, Not That for Podcast Hosts

Go Pitch Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 36:13


t's no secret that guesting on podcasts is a great way to get in front of audiences. After all, pitching for these opportunities is pretty much what we're all about here! But all too often we're seeing that some podcast hosts seem to be viewing the pitching process as a way to weed out less than ideal guests, rather than make it an easy process for perfectly matched guests. With that in mind, my Executive Assistant Courtney Hampton and I put together what we're calling a “do this, not that” love letter to podcast hosts. We organized our thoughts around three areas - the pitching stage, the period where you've landed the opportunity, and the post-interview stage. I talk about our frustrations around pitching, and things that podcast hosts should be doing in order to create a great experience and build a solid relationship with their guests.  Obviously, this isn't all on the hosts. Podcast pitching is a two-way process. Yes, you have something to gain by appearing on someone else's podcast. But if you've pitched yourself correctly, with a topic that is perfect for the host's show, their audience will get a lot of value from your interview. And because of that, it's in the host's best interest to allow you to show up in the best way possible. Let's work together, people! Topics covered include: My experience with Facebook's new Podcast RSS feed integration (Note: at the time of recording, podcasts are only available to US listeners on mobile) Good and bad examples of how podcast hosts handle the pitching process What hosts can do to nurture the relationship with their guests once their pitch has been accepted How I gather information and help guests to prepare for their appearance on Go Pitch Yourself Ways that hosts and guests can cross-promote once the episode goes live - and things to have in place once the moment arrives! So what did we miss? If you've got your own suggestion I would LOVE to hear it. Record a message at speakpipe.com/GPY so we can offer an updated version of this episode soon. Or let me know on IG @angie_trueblood. Resources mentioned in this episode: This episode is sponsored by the podwize co-op. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop to find out more Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Visit Angie's Facebook page Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 13: How to be a Gracious Podcast Guest and Host  Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 45: Show Up Boldly as YOU Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 46: Building the Ideal Client Experience for Podcast Hosts & Guests with Amy Feierman If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I'll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can't wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do that today so you don't miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.

GalaxyCon Live!
Sink Your Teeth into True Blood!

GalaxyCon Live!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 49:48


In this episode, we talk to the cast of True Blood: Denis O'Hare - Russell Edgington, Robert Kazinsky - Macklyn Warlow, Kristin Bauer - Pam De Beaufort, Janina Gavankar - Luna Garza, and Michelle Forbes - Maryann Forrester about props, crazy days on set, and dream jobs. 23:33 – Did anyone find themselves in possession of anything from the set? 31:27 – What was your dream job growing up? 41:17 – What would you be doing right now if you were not an actor/actress? This discussion was moderated by Patty Hawkins and originally aired live on galaxycon.com on October 3rd. Head over to check out more FREE livestream Q&As!

Positively Living
How to Pitch Yourself Like a Pro with Angie Trueblood

Positively Living

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 41:52


Whether you're a business owner or you have a personal mission that needs to be shared with the world, one of the best ways to increase your visibility is through guest appearances and podcast guesting is one of the simplest and most effective. That's why episode 76 of The Positively Living Podcast is about pitching yourself like a pro! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Angie Trueblood shares the importance of guesting on other people's podcasts to boost your visibility and actionable steps you can take right now to reduce your time and increase your effectiveness when pitching your next guest opportunity.  Angie and I cover the following topics:The benefits of pitching yourself as a guest on other people's podcasts. Common mistakes people make when pitching themselves and how they can be easily avoided. Tips to elevate your pitching game and successfully land guest appearances in alignment with your brand. Angie's secret for the most effective and efficient ways to pitch yourself despite having a busy schedule. Using what you've learned and mastered about pitching and applying it to other aspects of your business.  Focusing on the quality of guest appearances over the quantity or perceived value from “big names” that don't necessarily bring you the visibility you want.The only “perfect pitch” is the one that leads with value and focuses on building a genuine connection.Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you're ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less while achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH ANGIE TRUEBLOOD:WebsitePodcastThe Pod-Wize Co-OpInstagramCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Buy Lisa a coffee!LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living Podcast: Speaking Your Mind and Mission with Carol CoxHeadliner AppGo Pitch Yourself Podcast: How to Approach a Mama Bear Podcast Host with Kendra HennessyGo Pitch Yourself Podcast: Pitching High-Profile Guests For Your Podcast with Kate KordsmeierDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!

As You Know
33 - The Originals

As You Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 81:47


We are entering vampire world once again as our resident sicko Matt takes us on a deep dive through CW series lore with The Originals. How does the Vampire Diaries spinoff compare to The Vampire Diaries, a show that only Matt watches? Is this just an amalgamation of True Blood, Twilight and Interview with the Vampire but without the charm? What are these accents?

Tread Perilously
Tread Perilously -- True Blood: Thank You

Tread Perilously

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 101:11


Tread Perilousy's "Creature of the Night" month moves to the swamps of True Blood for its reviled series finale, "Thank You." As the Hep-V continues to ravage Bill's body, he asks Sookie to use all her faerie powers to end his life. Sookie, of course, needs to think about this for a number of reasons. Jessica and Hoyt tell Bill about their rekindled flame and it leads to an impromptu wedding. Jason, somehow, does not sleep with Hoyt's ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, Eric and Pam plot their final move against Mr. Gus and pronounce final judgment on Sarah Newlin. Erik once again watches the last episode of a series first. Will his opinion line up with True Blood fans? Justin tries to recall relevant details about the characters, but also recounts his own viewing habits when the series was on the air. Who's The Boss's Tony Micelli gets re-framed as a serial killer. Deborah Ann Woll and Carrie Preston turn out to be the episode MVPs. Justin tries to outline True Blood's original sin. A brief discussion about The Batman trailer breaks out. Bill's accent gets explored. Justin attempts to re-imagine True Blood with a different tone and liquified sugar-free gummi bears come into play.

Fiction Fans: We Read Books and Other Words Too
Dead Until Dark (True Blood) with Literature n Lofi

Fiction Fans: We Read Books and Other Words Too

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 95:17


Your hosts continue their spooky season reading in this episode of Fiction Fans! This time they are joined by Benjamin from Literature & Lofi to talk about trashy vampires in Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (you might know it better as the first book in the True Blood series). For a book that contains so much sex, it's weirdly prudish. They also visit the Pet Peeve Corner to talk about lending books, and how frustrating it is to never get them back.  You can find Benjamin on YouTube and Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6FF4EEX9WRNPvGJd48qnjAhttps://twitter.com/literaturenlofi Thanks to the following musicians for the use of their songs:Darkest Child by Kevin MacLeodLicensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

Superhero Ethics
True Blood S1E5 8

Superhero Ethics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 74:28


Ashley and I continue our discussion of True Blood, covering S1 Eps 5-8 on this 2nd episode of Superhero Ethics After Dark! 18+ only please..This week I am on my honeymoon, so this will be the only Superhero Ethics episode. But most of the time, After Dark will be a bonus episode, not a replacement for the normal weekly episode. Superhero Ethics After Dark is a new series where Ashley and I will discuss shows that deal frankly with topics like sexuality or other themes the podcast gods will get at mad at us if we don't make it 18+. , We will continue to bring the same ethical focus and format, while diving into all the different issues the show brings up, including the way sexuality is used in the show, along with a healthy dose of thirst.

Filmmaking Conversations Podcast with Damien Swaby
Ep 134: Dan Attias Author of Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age

Filmmaking Conversations Podcast with Damien Swaby

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 88:21


Biography for Dan AttiasAuthor of Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden AgeDan Attias has worked as a director in the film and television industry since 1984. As a director of series television, he has received the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding direction of dramatic television for The Wire and has been nominated for episodes of The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Homeland, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He has received Emmy Award nominations for his comedy direction on Entourage and continues to work on some of the most celebrated American television shows. His other credits include The Americans, Deadwood, True Blood, Lost, Big Love, The Killing, True Detective, The Walking Dead, Bloodline, Friday Night Lights, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Billions, and The Boys.Dan started his career by studying acting, then worked as an assistant director on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Airplane!, One From the Heart, and several other feature films. He has taught acting and directing workshops in the United States and has conducted master classes in Italy, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. He has also mentored many young directors, several of whom have gone on to successful careers in television. Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Directing-Great-Television-Inside-Golden/dp/1615933298Also, you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixtonDamien Swaby Social Media Links:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/filmmaker_damien_swaby/Twitterhttps://twitter.com/DamienSwaby?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorWebsite http://filmmakingconversations.com/If you enjoy listening to Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby, I would love a coffee. Podcasting is thirsty work https://ko-fi.com/damienswaby

Hitting The Marks Podcast Network
Garden Of Doom: Vampires

Hitting The Marks Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 84:45


This week, we're joined by C the Superior who introduces us to the likely first piece of Vampire literature, We discuss books including Bram Stoker's classic, Bernard Lumpley, Anne Rice, Twilight, The Strain, and more. We also talk about movies including Blade, Underworld, the Lost Boys; TV shows from Buffy to True Blood to The Vampire Diaries. Of course, we explore connections to The Bible, Egyptian and African mythos. And more. Yes, really. Lots more.

Garden Of Doom
Episode 68 Vampires

Garden Of Doom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 83:46


This week, we're joined by C the Superior who introduces us to the likely first piece of Vampire literature, We discuss books including Bram Stoker's classic, Bernard Lumpley, Anne Rice, Twilight, The Strain, and more. We also talk about movies including Blade, Underworld, the Lost Boys; TV shows from Buffy to True Blood to The Vampire Diaries. Of course, we explore connections to The Bible, Egyptian and African mythos. And more. Yes, really. Lots more.

ScaryCrit
Murphy's Fin - Deep Blue Sea (1999)

ScaryCrit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 93:42


We start E37 off with Lauren's not-so-vague review of Muppet's Haunted Mansion and where it lies on the Muppet Movie scale of greatness. Your favorite horror hosts call the Negronomicon (8:20) off the shelf to recap their Art Meets Life appearance, gush over the newest news about Scream  (11:11), and have a quick Whatcha' Watching?! moment before throwing on their wetsuits to go 3000 leagues under 1999's Deep Blue Sea (19:45). Follow Us Online & don't forget to leave us a 5 star review!www.scarycritpodcast.com | twitter.com/scarycritpod | instagram.com/scarycritpodWant to watch our Art Meets Life episode? Check it out here: https://youtu.be/7155eEr3nnUGems from Episode 37Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)Halloween Kills (2021)The Evil Dead (1981)Scream (2022)Charmed (1998)Sex Education (2019)Only Murders in the Building (2021)Squid Game (2021)Alice in Borderland (2020)As the Gods Will (2014)The Italian Job (2003)Army of the Dead (2021)Ocean's Eleven (2001)The Sopranos (1999)Deep Blue Sea (1999)The Haunting (1999)Jaws (1975)The Meg (2018)Scream (1996)Psycho (1960)Braveheart (1995)Pulp Fiction (1994)Mo Better Blues (1990)Goodfellas (1990)Jungle Fever (1991)Juice (1992)Menace II Society (1993)Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)Jurassic Park (1993)Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)Eve's Bayou (1997)Frankenfish (2004)Grey's Anatomy (2005)Alien (1979)The Mummy (1999)Panic Room (2002)Silence of the Lambs (1991)North by Northwest (1959)Sealab 2021 (2000)Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)Poseidon (2006)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)Jurassic World (2015)Power (2015)Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)Thirteen Ghosts (2001)Underwater (2020)It (2007)True Blood (2008)

Eat Blog Talk | Megan Porta
245: Leverage Podcast Guesting to Make an Impact on Business Growth with Angie Trueblood

Eat Blog Talk | Megan Porta

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:02


Podcast guesting is an underutilized strategy in the food blogging space. Angie from AngieTrueblood.com joins us in this episode to share just how powerful this can be and what a massive impact it can have on your business. - Just get started. Pinpoint a topic you love talking about and that solves a specific problem for people and start talking about it! - Angie shares her incredible pitch template within the episode! - Shortcuts for making sure a podcast is a good fit for you (and vice versa) without having to listen to hours of it before pitching. - This is a great way to network, build relationships, practice speaking fluently, offer up your own products and services to new audiences and so much more.

Go Pitch Yourself
57. How to Pitch Virtual Summits with Nicole Batey

Go Pitch Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 45:31


I've noticed recently, both within Go Pitch Yourself and the Podwize Co-Op, that there's a lot of interest in virtual summits. What are they? And how do you go about effectively pitching yourself to speak at a virtual summit? Even though I've attended and guested on virtual summits in the past, I've noticed that the variety of online events has evolved since COVID. So, I invited Nicole Batey, an expert in virtual events, to come on the podcast and give us the lowdown.  Nicole Batey helps female online business coaches fill their high-ticket group coaching programs through virtual events that make attendees and clients say, "When can we do this again?"  Listen in to find out the kind of virtual visibility opportunities that are available, the kind of impact they can have on your business, and - of course - what to include in your pitches for them. Also, you'll notice that we're trying a few different things with the podcast from now on, including our first sponsored ad! Make sure you take up the generous offer from Nikki Rausch for membership in her Sales Maven society. Topics covered include: How Angie and Nicole met, and how Nicole got into working in this space prior to COVID What are virtual events? What is the difference between a virtual summit and a virtual conference? The kind of impact that this kind of visibility opportunity can have on your profile and business Resources to help you identify virtual event opportunities, and ways you can show that you're open to them, without having a complete website redesign How to vet events to which you've been invited, to ensure they're a good fit - do they align with your values? What you should include in your pitches for virtual events, to let the host have the clearest picture of what having you at their event would look like If you want to hold your own virtual event, or are now inspired to seek out this kind of visibility opportunity, let me know your takeaways on IG @angie_trueblood. Resources mentioned in this episode: Visit angietrueblood.training/coop to find out more about the podwize co-op Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Join Nikki Rausch's Sales Maven Society and get your first month free at yoursalesmaven.com/angie  Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 5: Generating Leads Through Podcast Interviews with Nikki Rausch Visit Nicole at Fempreneur Online Connect with Nicole on Instagram and Facebook, and check out her resources at fempreneuronline.com/downloads  Visit Tasha Booth's Agency Thrivemind Visit Virtual Summit Search  Visit Krista Miller's Summit in a Box website Listen to Angie on episode 150 of Carol Cox's Speaking Your Brand podcast: Podcast Pitching and Guesting with Angie Trueblood  Visit Jessica Rodriguez's Freedom Driven Success website If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I'll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can't wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do that today so you don't miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review" and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.

Write On, Mississippi!
Write On, Mississippi: Season 4, Chapter 24: Mystery Revealed

Write On, Mississippi!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 56:43


Lost souls and intersecting destinies — steeped in arty New Orleans, gritty Brooklyn and the Kentucky backwoods — drive compelling tales from a trio of acclaimed Oxford writers.Panelists:Chris Offutt is the author of the novels The Killing Hills, Country Dark, and The Good Brother, the short-story collections Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, and three memoirs: The Same River Twice, No Heroes, and My Father, the Pornographer. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, among many other places. He has written screenplays for Weeds, True Blood, and Treme, and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations.Melissa Ginsburg is the author of the novels The House Uptown and Sunset City, the poetry collection Dear Weather Ghost, and two poetry chapbooks, Arbor and Double Blind. A second poetry collection, Doll Apollo, will be published in 2022 by LSU Press, and the poetry chapbook Apollo is forthcoming in July from Condensery Press. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Guernica, Kenyon Review, Fence, Southwest Review, and other magazines. Originally from Houston, Texas, Melissa studied poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Mississippi, and serves as Associate Editor of Tupelo Quarterly. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with two dogs, eleven chickens, and the writer Chris Offutt.William Boyle is the author of the novels GRAVESEND, THE LONELY WITNESS, A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF, CITY OF MARGINS, and SHOOT THE MOONLIGHT OUT (forthcoming November 2021), all available from Pegasus Crime.Moderator:Rebecca Lee Wiggs is a member of Butler Snow's litigation department and is an experienced trial attorney who now focuses her practice on pharmaceutical product liability litigation. She tried over 40 cases to jury verdicts in state and federal courts in Mississippi. She served on teams defending manufacturers of prescription and OTC products. As a result of her work deposing sensitive witnesses, she is a frequent trainer for deposition practice and jury decision-making.Mississippi Business Journal selected her as one of its 2015 50 Leading Business Women. She also received the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association 2016 Women Lawyer of the Year Award and the Mississippi Bar's 2012 Lawyer Citizenship Award. She is a member of PORTICO Legacy Lawyers' Class of 2016 and Leadership Mississippi's Class of 1995. She is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association. Rebecca currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University Divinity School, and previously served in leadership roles with the Mississippi Economic Council, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Mississippi Bar.She obtained her J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law and undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

ScaryCrit
V-Valley (Vamp 1986)

ScaryCrit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 102:47


Down in the valley where the girls be drankin' (BLOOD)If you ridin' solo, best prepare to stake 'em1, 2Bite 'em3, 4, Night 'emBefore keeping in line with last week's theme of turning the male gaze against itself, Melle and Jared dive into the Negronomicon, covering topics such as the ending of Squid Game (2021) (spoilers start at 14.25 and end at 19.49) and the prospect of a second season , a slew of newly released/upcoming horror trailers and breaking news about the IATSE strike.Then, find yourselves with us in  rundown town after sundown in 1986's "frightening comedy" Vamp, where we put the queerness between AJ and Keith center stage, question the addition of throwaway characters and absolutely revel in the bombastic screen presence of the one and only Grace Jones and the ups and downs of her being silent protagonist. Gems from Ep. 36Dune (2021)No Time to Die (2021)Halloween Kills (2021)Antlers (2021)Last Night in Soho (2021)Eternals (2021)Avengers: Endgame (2018)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (2010)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011)The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)Twilight (2008)Halloween (2019)Candyman (2021)Creed (2015)A Quiet Place Part II (2021)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)Super Smash Bros Melee (2001, Video Game)F-Zero (1990, Video Game)Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Video Game)Kingdom Hearts (2002, Video Game)Crash Bandicoot (1996, Video Game)Minecraft (2011, Video Game)Pokémon (1997)Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Video Game)Squid Game (2021)Train to Busan (2016)Taken (2008)Gravity Falls (2012)Just Beyond (2021)Chucky (2021)The Twilight Zone (1959)Cult of Chucky (2017)Curse of Chucky (2013)Child's Play 2 (1990)Scream (2022)Scream (1996)Scoob (2020)Vamp (1986)Charmed (1998)Jennifer's Body (2009)Fright Night (1985)Shutter Island (2010)Godzilla (2014)Boomerang (1992)The Thing (1982)The Thing (2011)American Horror Story: Red Tide (2021)P-Valley (2020)The Sopranos (1999)The Wire (2002)True Blood (2008)From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)Final Destination 2 (2003)The Witches (1990)Ginger Snaps (2000)

Actors in Conversation: Slice of Life with Margie Haber
Series Regular, Marquee Richardson

Actors in Conversation: Slice of Life with Margie Haber

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 37:41


Series regular actor and humanitarian, Marque Richardson, shares his beginnings as a child actor and stories about his character Reggie on “Dear White People” from the film to the current tv series.  Margie and Marque discuss racism and what we can do to be better.  He also gives great tips on the zoom world of auditioning.  Marquee's  credits include series regular on “True Blood,” “The Middle,” “Genius” and his currently, “Dear White People.”  Marque has been stalking Margie for years, ever since her book, “How to get the Part…Without Falling Apart,” came out 20 years ago!Marqueeontv.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Marque-Richardson-37568616652/https://twitter.com/SilkyRiiichhttps://www.instagram.com/silkyriiich/

Truest Blood
We're Heading Back To Bon Temps!

Truest Blood

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 1:35


Join Deborah Ann Woll and Kristin Bauer as they revisit the streets of Bon Temps in Truest Blood, the official podcast of the HBO Original, True Blood. Subscribe here to be notified when they sink their teeth back into the series, and watch True Blood on HBO Max now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

I'm So Obsessed
Alfre Woodard: See on Apple TV Plus

I'm So Obsessed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 30:02


Alfre Woodard is an award-winning actor and producer who has performed in numerous films, TV shows and plays. She won four Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award and two Grammy Awards. She has been in shows like Desperate Housewives, St. Elsewhere and True Blood and films like 12 Years a Slave and the remake of The Lion King. You can now see her on the Apple TV Plus show See. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Go Pitch Yourself
56. Capsule Podcasts with Betsy Wallace

Go Pitch Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 57:16


I've said many times before that podcast guesting is a gateway drug to starting your own podcast, but not every business warrants a long-running show. Sometimes, providing value in a short-form, bingeable series is the perfect choice. Enter today's guest, my friend Betsy Wallace, who is the guru of the Capsule Podcast—a concept which I think is pure genius.  In 2018, Betsy and her sister launched their own podcast, Dinner Sisters. Today, almost thirteen thousand people tune in each month to hear what they're making for dinner. Betsy launched her business, Capsule Podcast, to help brands, authors, speakers and coaches use a 6-episode podcast mini-series to grow their business. As I explain in the introduction, immediately after we finished recording, Betsy and I began planning how we are going to work together to help people explore the visibility benefits of capsule podcasts. Connect with us both on IG and DM us if you're interested in working together - @angie_trueblood and @capsulepodcast. Topics covered include: Betsy's own speakpipe question for Angie about podcast tours - what they are, and how they can help you to maintain podcast visibility Information and an update about the podwize co-op  An introduction to Betsy and her history with podcasts Why Betsy noticed a gap in the podcasting space - when maintaining a weekly show is too much pressure, but missing out on the visibility opportunities of podcasting isn't an option The ways in which businesses of all sizes are using capsule podcasts  What people should consider when deciding if a capsule podcast is the right option for them Betsy's most impactful podcast-guesting experience and how to connect with her So who else wants to start a capsule podcast?! If you're inspired or are full of questions, connect with us both on IG - @angie_trueblood and @capsulepodcast. Resources mentioned in this episode: Don't forget! Enrollment into the founders' round for the podwize co-op ends 30th September. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 55: Announcing: the podwize Co-Op Visit The Dinner Sisters podcast  Listen to Betsy on episode 842 of Farnoosh Torabi's So Money podcast: Is Grad School Worth It? Visit CapsulePodcast.com  Connect with Betsy on Instagram Listen to the capsule podcasts that Betsy mentions: The emPowered Author and The Cookbook Pantry Podcast Check out Brandi Mowles' Beta To Biggie Acceleration Program, Melissa Corkum's The Cork Board, and Kendra Hennessy's Mother Like a Boss If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I'll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can't wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>> Get a free downloadable version of my roadmap for podcast pitching success Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do that today so you don't miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.

Superhero Ethics
True blood S1E1-4

Superhero Ethics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 61:25


Welcome to our first episode of Superhero Ethics After Dark! 18+ only please..Ashley and I are discussing True Blood, the HBO series about Vampires coming out of the Coffin in rural Louisiana, starting with Season 1, Episodes 1-4. We talk about the ethics of Vampires, is Sookie compassionate or naïve, all the ways this show is a metaphor for issues in our own world, and can Ashley talk about anything BUT her thirst for ER.Superhero Ethics After Dark is a new series where Ashley and I will discuss shows that deal frankly with topics like sexuality or other themes the podcast gods will get at mad at us if we don't make it 18+. , We will continue to bring the same ethical focus and format, while diving into all the different issues the show brings up, including the way sexuality is used in the show, along with a healthy dose of thirst.

You Might Know Her From
Tina Majorino

You Might Know Her From

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 71:27


It's the day of the show y'all! We are back with our Season 4 premiere, and we are just delighted to be joined by Tina Majorino. You Might Know Her From Waterworld, Big Love, When a Man Loves a Woman, Andre, Veronica Mars, True Blood, Grey's Anatomy, Alice in Wonderland, Into the Dark: Delivered, and Corrina, Corrina. We spoke with Tina about her great podcast No Pressure, her beginnings as a kid actor in Hollywood, acting opposite legends like Whoopi and Meg Ryan, her death scenes on two iconic TV series, the one-woman show P!nk gave her with “Fuckin' Perfect,” which of her characters may have been a lesbian, and how she believably took a stake in the neck in her latest horror project Into the Dark. We felt so simpatico with Tina and just had a total ball. We are so happy to be back, babies.  Behind the Table: The View podcast that we are loving Sherri Shepherd was v good in Precious and 30 Rock Tina's podcast with her brother. Kevin: No Pressure Cryogenically frozen Walt Disney/Frozen SEO conspiracy theory Came out of retirement in Napoleon Dynamite Alice in Wonderland with Martin Short, Gene Wilder, and Whoopi Goldberg Camp Wilder Big Love Veronica Mars True Blood Dying in a puddle on Grey's When a Man Loves a Woman, “what's an alcoholic?” Into the Dark: Delivered Corrina, Corrina Dennis Hopper's eye in Waterworld (1995, director: Kevin Costner)  Kevin Costner had gills in Waterworld Tina's Fuck Marry Kill: Original braids, haircut ℅ of Kevin Costner, snakeskin bonnet  Tina in Pink's video: “F*cking Perfect” Mindy Cohn told us that David Boreanz didn't do coverage on Bones Tina Majorino played her Big Love character as a lesbian in love with Amanda Seyfried  We love blind items: Ted Casablanca and Crazy Days and Nights Teaser for next week's guest:  Tina was in Corrina Corrina with Whoopi Who was in The Color Purple with Oprah Who was in The Butler with Melissa Leo Who was on The L Word with Jennifer Beals Who was in Roger Dodger with Elizabeth Berkley Who was in Showgirls with Gina Gershon Who was in Bound which was directed by Lilly Wachowski Who executive produces the show that stars next week's guest

Worst Idea Of All Time Podcast

Tim, a famous porn enthusiast has seen his porn consumption take a tremendous dip since watching porn for a living, and frankly it is sad. This time the fellaz are getting down and dirty with a Twilight parody (with a lil True Blood thrown in) featuring two hot, brotherly vampires who are so sexy you just can't help but have sex with them. Emmanuelle Through Time: Emmanuelle and The Sexy Bite has more blimp, meta media narratives and more LED-lit sexy generators. The boiz also discuss the merits of having sex with your own shadow - a concept so sexually potent, it draws in one-time James Bond actor George Lazenby who starts adding a lot to the pitch.SUPPORT US ON PATREON (patreon.com/TWIOAT)JOIN US ON FACEBOOK: (facebook.com/WorstIdeaOfAllTime)VISIT THE LITTLE EMPIRE PODCAST NETWORK: (littleempirepodcasts.com)MUSIC CREDIT: Tender Moonlight (facebook.com/TenderMoonlight)ART CREDIT: Tomas Cottle (sick-days.com) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Wild Pretty Things
KATE and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Performance Draft

Wild Pretty Things

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 153:46


This episode we're discussing Kate, the new Yakuza assassin revenge flick on Netflix. We're joined by Elyse twitter/letterboxd: elyse_tendi The Pod-Wraiths twitter/instagram: podwraiths   https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/ email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeb-r1oOdLwhyRGl_QVWyA  instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/ twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod  Jarret: https://letterboxd.com/GrrNoise/ ; https://twitter.com/GrrNoise and on Instagram Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram;  https://letterboxd.com/mellooyellow/  Melissa's other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast https://www.patreon.com/wildprettythingspod  new and upcoming content: BoP commentary, Blockers   0:04:40 lists  https://letterboxd.com/tobiasandersen2/list/random-movie-roulette/  0:08:35 Bond movies Monkey Off My Backlog BIT (Hoopla, VOD) 0:16:30  Voyeurs (Prime) 0:22:00 LuLaRich documentary (Amazon Prime)  0:31:00 The Night House starring Rebecca Hall 0:34:10 Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu) But I'm A Cheerleader (Hoopla, Blu-ray) 0:42:00  KATE Spoiler-free Evaluations 0:52:40  KATE Crew Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman, viz on Snow White &, The Ring, Pirates) DP: Lyle Vincent (Bad Batch and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Bad Education and Thoroughbreds) score: Nathan Barr (The Great, Hollywood, Carnival Row, The Turning, Hemlock Grove) editors: Sandra Montiel (Brooklyn 99) and Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir (Shang Chi, DP2, John Wick, Atomic Blonde) costumes: Audrey Fisher (Destroyer, Barry, True Blood) makeup team includes Miho Suzuki (Zoe Kravitz, BoP, Ghost in the Shell, 28 Days Later, Little Women) and Lauren Thomas (Terminator Genisys) MEW's stunt double Hayley Wright https://collider.com/mary-elizabeth-winstead-interview-kate-stunts/  1:03:39  KATE Cast Ani - Miku Patricia Martineau Woody Harrelson - Varrick Tadanobu Asano (Hogun in Thor movies) - Renji Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill, Audition) - Kijima Michiel Huisman (Flight Attendant, Haunting Of Hill House) Amelia Crouch (Hunstman, young Anne Hathaway in Alice In Wonderland) - young Kate 1:08:00  Mary Elizabeth Winstead Performance Draft 1:31:30  Kate Plot Recap & Analysis The Villainess (Hoopla, VOD) 2:23:50   Kate Trivia & Random Thoughts https://www.thefocus.news/movies/boom-boom-lemon/  2:27:30  Oiwa myth Upcoming Episodes: Y the Last Man, Halloween Kills, Scream, The Others, Mulholland Drive https://letterboxd.com/grrnoise/list/wild-pretty-things-2021/    songs: https://www.tunefind.com/movie/kate-2021 H a l s e y - honey  

The Movie Crypt
Ep 433: Marcos Siega

The Movie Crypt

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 59:35


PUBLIC VERSION. Director Marcos Siega (CHAOS THEORY, PRETTY PERSUASION, TV's DEXTER, THE FOLLOWING, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE PASSAGE, BATWOMAN) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey so far. From breaking in as a music video director and working with acts like WEEZER, PAPA ROACH, BLINK 182, and SYSTEM OF A DOWN… to becoming one of the most in-demand TV directors working today starting with series like FASTLANE, VERONICA MARS, THE NINE, TRUE BLOOD, and COLD CASE… to taking the reigns of series' pilots (one of the toughest gigs to land in the industry)… all without ever having spent a day in film school… Marcos story is sure to inspire you to just keep shooting! Dr. Arwen is out his week on a house call but Marcos and Adam share Weinstein stories and the boys get real about why you can't make the number of views that your work gets be your top priority in this phenomenally candid conversation.

Go Pitch Yourself
55. Announcing: the podwize Co-Op

Go Pitch Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 31:49


I always love sharing solo episodes with you all, but this one is more special than usual. For years, I have noticed an unfilled need for those of us who use podcasting as an extension of our business, whether that's through guesting, hosting, or both. There have been times that I've actually craved a space and relevant resources for business owners who were using podcasts as their primary visibility and/or content marketing medium. And, as the result of a recent survey of the GPY audience, I know that many of you agree!  So, I've created that space! I'm pumped to announce that the podwize co-op will be launching in October 2021. As I share in this episode, the co-op has come to fruition very organically over the last few months after paying attention to Go Pitch Yourself students and how they are using our coaching time. Funny enough, our regular Q&As have evolved into more of a come-as-you-are mastermind format, where attendees support one another by sharing their experiences and expertise, rather than attendees asking a specific question and having me answer it. And, I've been getting more frequent inquiries from folks who want to connect about starting and growing their own show (remember… podcast guesting is a gateway drug!) So, I have created a space for small business owners who are leveraging the power of podcasts to grow their brand that offers  'choose-your-adventure' access to training, community, accountability, and coaching.   Visit angietrueblood.training/coop for more details. The co-op will go live on October 1st and the founding members' enrollment closes on September 30th. If you are committed to using podcasts as the primary visibility or content medium for your business, this just may be the perfect space for you! Topics covered include: Listener question: what to do when the podcast interview you recorded gets pushed back… and back… and back Why I've always felt that there was a community-shaped gap within the podcasting space that was waiting to be filled Findings from my recent survey of Go Pitch Yourself listeners and students and the ways I've noticed the podcasting space evolving What the podwize co-op is, who it's for, what will be included in the first month, and why it's a co-op, rather than a membership, guild, or group. Enrollment details and where to sign up If you have a burning question about pitching or the podwize co-op, leave a message for me at speakpipe.com/GPY and I could be featuring YOU on a future episode! I hope you're as excited as I am about the launch of the podwize co-op. Let me know if you have any questions on IG @angie_trueblood or visit angietrueblood.training/coop. Resources mentioned in this episode: Don't forget! Enrollment into the founders' round for the podwize co-op ends 30th September. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 54: PITCHED: Event Sponsors with Shannon Siriano Greenwood Visit RachealCook.com Visit Jane Carter coaching Visit C&Co Handcrafted Skincare  Visit Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe Thank you to Nancy Conway at nancyconway.com for her question. If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I'll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can't wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do that today so you don't miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.

Too Opinionated
Too Opinionated Interview #180: John Billingsley

Too Opinionated

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 82:11


Today on Too Opinionated we visit with actor John Billingsley! John is known for his work in Star Trek Enterprise, Turn, The Man from Earth, Out of Time, Masters of Sex and True Blood. Want to watch: YouTube Meisterkhan Pod (Please Subscribe) Check out the Website: Meisterkhan.com

Dropping Character
#005 - Chris Bauer

Dropping Character

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 76:27


Chris Bauer is an actor known for his work on The Wire, Third Watch, True Blood, and most recently The Deuce. Robby sits down with Chris to discuss playing Wild Bill on Heels, his acting process, overcoming self-doubt as a performer, balancing a family and a career, and working with David Mamet.Visit www.droppingcharacter.com for more!Follow @therobbyramos Follow @DroppingCharacter This episode is brought to you in part by TSMA Consulting, the entertainment industry's leading social media firm. If you sign up for any of their management packages at TSMAconsulting.com make sure to tell them Robby sent you for an exclusive 15% off the first month.

LifePix Relationships
195: Deeper Understanding with Amber Trueblood, BarbariJo and Garrett Hatch

LifePix Relationships

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 36:20


What is marriage built on? What is your foundation? You don't marry someone 'cuz you like the same movies! In this couple-therapist episode, we analyze the difference of a beginning of relationship and 20 years later. Therapist Amber Trueblood does a fantastic job in show us and BJ & Garrett, how they've been able to come so far because of all the work they've put it. You'll see yourself many times throughout this convo and will learn what you can do to take it to the next level. Amber Trueblood is a licensed therapist, author, podcaster, and mother to four sons. An avid reader and learner, Amber curates courses, workshops, and simple self-care tools for women. Since the 2019 launch of Stretch Marks: A Self-Development Tool for Mothers Who Are Being Stretched in Every Direction, Amber has written and contributed to articles in national publications including O: The Oprah Magazine; Bustle; People; Fatherly; Wedding Wire; MindBodyGreen; Good Housekeeping; and Parade. She's been featured in L.A. Parent and Times of San Diego and provides regular content for both Motherhood Maternity and MamasUncut. Amber has appeared as a featured expert on television stations such as E! Daily Pop, KTLA, and CBS8. Connect with Amber: Free guide: https://www.ambertrueblood.com/awesomemoms Web: https://ambertrueblood.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getstretchmarks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialambertrueblood/?hl=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/truebloodamber BJ - Garrett, a farmer from Mexico and BarbieJo, a professional organizer, have been married for 19 years and have five children. BarbieJo Hatch is a personal organizer and digital media creator based in El Paso ,Texas. She is the producer of Don't Get Lost in the Laundry podcast on Spotify and iTunes where she shares life and family organizing tips and tricks. Over the last decade, BarbieJo has organized hundreds of spaces, contributed to several publications, and teaches how to become organized in any phase of life. BarbieJo has enhanced her client's homes across Utah, Arizona, Texas and Mexico and has provided organizing bootcamps for busy moms across the globe. She finds joy and fulfillment in helping busy moms feel more confidents as they learn to refine their homes through organization. BarbieJo is a mother of 5 children and a farmer's wife. She enjoys baking, traveling with her husband. Connect with BJ Web: barbiejo.com Instagram: @barbiejo.hatch Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com.mx/barbarajoh Relationship Questions? Podcast – lifepixrelationships.com

Know Your Role(s)
HBO Series: Cereals

Know Your Role(s)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 46:39


On today's episode, Know Your Role(s) brings you One More Round with George and Dave as George cycles through his record collection alphabetically and Dave contemplates buying a kayak after the flooding of Hurricane Ida. On tap in this week's Bar Talk are Fall TV premieres, the US Open, and Lil Nas X's “Montero: The Debut” album release on September 17th. This week's game starts with the most important meal of the day as the fellas and producer Mary Bess compare HBO series to cereals from “Veep's” Honey Nut Cheerios to “True Blood's” Lucky Charms! George looks ahead to the holiday weekend and college football while Dave gets excited for the release of Paul Schrader's “The Card Counter,” starring the official boyfriend of “Know Your Role(s)” Oscar Isaac, on September 10th. In this week's Booth, producer Mary Bess' bad news takes us to Texas where reproductive rights are being challenged by a new piece of legislation, and we find some good news in Aurora, Colorado where three police officers and two paramedics will face criminal charges in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain.   Resources: Support reproductive rights activists and Texans in need via the Lilith Fund (lilithfund.org), the Whole Woman's Health Alliance (wholewomanshealthalliance.org), Jane's Due Process (janesdueprocess.org), the Afiya Center (theafiyacenter.org), and the Frontera Fund (fronterafundrgv.org), among others. Join the fight to defend black lives with groups like Color of Change (colorofchange.org) and the Movement for Black Lives (m4bl.org).   Hosted By: George Gordon & David Kleinman.  Produced By: Mary Bess Pritchett. Music: Alnitak Kid, Nate 88, & Cazeaux OSLO. Artwork: Amanda Xeller. IG & TW: @kyrpod

Hi Jinkx! with Jinkx Monsoon

Jinkx chats with Emmy Award winning actor and fellow red head Carrie Preston about growing up in Macon, Georgia, studying acting in New York City at Juilliard, and her endless list of iconic characters on hit TV shows. They talk about Claws, True Blood, The Good Fight, and one of her first films, My Best Friend's Wedding.Listen to Hi Jinkx Ad-Free AND One Day Early on Forever Dog PlusFOLLOW JINKXWebsiteInstagramTwitterFOLLOW MOM PODCASTSHI JINKX! IS A FOREVER DOG AND MOGULS OF MEDIA (M.O.M.) PODCASTSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Go Pitch Yourself
54. PITCHED: Event Sponsors with Shannon Siriano Greenwood

Go Pitch Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 48:06


Welcome to the first episode in a new series we'll be running over the coming months: PITCHED. In these episodes, I'll be interviewing guests who have pitched themselves and their businesses for different types of opportunities so we can see the overlap in pitches of all types that work. My guest in this episode is Shannon Siriano Greenwood, the founder and CEO of the Rebelle brand, which supports working women in creating meaningful connections that will support them both professionally and personally. Although Shannon hosts her own podcast and has been a member of the GPY program, the pitching she talks about here isn't about podcasts. Rather, it's about how she approaches businesses and organizations in regards to gaining event sponsors for the Rebelle conference. I hope that you'll see that the basics of a pitch don't change, even when the ask does. And as we've mentioned many times here, the pitch and the 'get' aren't the end of the story - the important part is creating a relationship that can be nurtured and grown over time. Topics covered include: What Shannon Siriano Greenwood does and how Rebelle and Rebelle Con have evolved The importance of sponsorship to Rebelle Con, how Shannon goes about identifying potential event sponsors, and - most importantly - how she gets them Why Shannon still gets 'sales anxiety' when pitching, and how having a plan helps to beat  it Why sponsorship is not a 'one and done' deal but the start of a mutually beneficial relationship that starts with the pitch - so, how do you maintain it?  How Shannon curates an incredible group of women for each Rebelle Con What to expect from the next Rebelle Con and where to get tickets from I hope you're beginning to see that the pitching skills you're learning with regards to podcast appearances can be applied to a range of visibility opportunities. If there are any particular ‘A-Ha!' moments, take a screenshot of this episode in your podcast player and tag me and Shannon on IG @angie_trueblood and @ssiriano. Resources mentioned in this episode: Get immediate access to Angie's Pitch Like a Pro masterclass and learn how to leverage podcast guest interviews as a way to connect with new audiences and grow your network.  Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 53: Following Up: Why, When and How Check out the details of the Rebelle Conference 2021 Visit ReadyToRebelle.com and follow the Ready To Rebelle community on Instagram Listen to the Rule Breaker by Rebelle podcast Follow Shannon on Instagram Visit Catherine Middlebrooks at brbyoga.com Visit banyanbridges.com Visit jessamynstanley.com Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I'll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can't wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>> Get a free downloadable version of my roadmap for podcast pitching success Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do that today so you don't miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.

Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor’s Journey
Darren Darnborough - British Actor and Producer & CEO of WeAudition

Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor’s Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 51:59


Whether from personal experience or hearing stories from the past two episodes on this podcast, you know that almost anything can happen in an audition room. Sometimes it's magical moments, while other times are filled with frustration. Yet even still, the most “perfect“ audition doesn't always lead to a call back or a contract. It is this uncertainty that can bring both excitement and dismay. Not to mention the fact that auditioning for the stage is slightly different from auditioning for the screen. And with me today to discuss these differences is television and film actor Darren Darnborough, CEO of WeAudition. Listeners of this podcast get 25% off a WeAudition Membership by using the promo code WINMI25. https://www.weaudition.com  Darren grew up in London and started to work as a professional actor around the age of 16. He earned a degree in film and media from the University of London but has also been very entrepreneurial throughout his career. In 2002, for example, he co-created StuckForStaff.com – the world's first online marketplace for promotional staffing.  But in 2006 he decided to relocate to Los Angeles to focus on his acting career and has appeared on shows like MacGyver, 2 Broke Girls, and True Blood. He was even writer and director of his own film called Stefano Formaggio, which is available on Amazon prime.  I first met and got to know Darren when he reached out to me as the CEO of WeAudition.com back in January of this year. He is someone truly dedicated and motivated to helping all actors get better at their craft and reach even greater heights in their career. And I'm very proud and grateful that he's become a big fan of this podcast. You'll certainly be hearing about more collaborations together in the future. But for today, I sit down with Darren to talk about his own journey as an actor, the wonderful opportunities he's been given as well as the hard lessons learned along the way. He reveals a lot during our conversation and gave me new perspective not only on auditioning but the art and business of being an actor as well. Part Two of our conversation can be found at https://youtu.be/IfPxrNynsoU ---------- Sign up for the monthly WINMI Newsletter.  Support WINMI and get access to Members-Only Episodes on Supercast. Check out Artist Resources and follow WINMI on Instagram or Twitter. Why I'll Never Make It is a Top 25 Theater Podcast on Feedspot, and is also a part of Helium Radio Network and a member of the Broadway Makers Alliance.   

The Convention Pulpit
Episode 116: Resume' Of The Old Testament by Percy Trueblood

The Convention Pulpit

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 30:13


Sermon by Percy Trueblood GBS Camp (Late 70's)

Anna Faris Is Unqualified
Jurnee Smollett

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 74:26


Jurnee Smollett [Birds of Prey, Friday Night Lights, True Blood, Lovecraft Country, Underground] talks with Anna about growing up in the industry, friendships, being uncool, work ethic, artistic integrity, marriage, divorce, inspiration, age, raisin bran, road-tripping and more.Later in the episode Anna and April talk with a listener who doesn't know when or how to open up to a potential partner.Learn more about April and LEVEL by visiting www.levelconnections.comOrder Dealbreakers now. On sale wherever books are soldThredUp Get the styles you love at a fraction of the price. You'll look and feel good with thredUP!  And for Unqualified listeners, here's an exclusive offer just for you: Get an extra 30% off your first order at thredUP.com/anna. Terms apply.Merrell Join us outdoors each week throughout June and win Merrell and partner gear through the Merrell #doitoutdoors challenge on Instagram! Everything is better when you do it outdoors, so step outside and visit merrell.com to save 20% with promo code ANNA.All Clad All-Clad is for All Chefs, no matter their skill level. All-Clad as an ingredient for delicious meals – cookware that heats quickly, evenly, and consistently, and can withstand a lifetime of meals – helps you feel confident in the meals you're preparing for yourself and those you care about. Visit allclad.com and use promo code ANNA10 for 10% off your purchase.Wondery Listen to the latest episodes of Life is Short with Justin Long on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. Wondery… Feel the Story.Please subscribe to Anna Faris is Unqualified on Apple Podcasts and follow us on social media:Instagram @UnqualifiedTwitter @UnqualifiedFacebook @Anna Faris is UnqualifiedMusic by: Mondo Cozmo @mondocozmoProducers: Michael Barrett, Rob Holysz, Jeph Porter, Kasper SelvigResearcher: Margot BarrettProduction Services: Rabbit Grin Productions rabbitgrinproductions.comDistributed by: Simplecast