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21 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 76- Dana Pellerin, Universal Studios Florida Production Group
Dana Pellerin Production Dana Pellerin is the Studio Sales & Business Development Representative at Universal Studios Florida Production Group. Dana began his career with Universal Studios Florida Production Group in 2014. Prior to Universal, he freelanced as a production assistant and coordinator on numerous commercials all over Florida. Dana talks about being responsible for client relationships and packaging bids for studio facilities, the backlot, offices, and other production service rentals on the lot as well as the precautions in place to ensure safe and healthy productions, all while being interviewed from the USFPG Podcast Center/Broadcast Center. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
47 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 75- Michael S. Baumohl, Publicist
Florida resident Michael S. Baumohl is veteran publicist in the film industry. He was the unit publicist for Universal Pictures for 50 films, including “Spartacus,” moved to Europe as the unit publicist for “Lawrence of Arabia,” joined Warner Bros as Executive Director of Advertising & Publicity for the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and served as Managing Director of European Operations for Lucas Films. Michael returned to the U.S. and now owns an entertainment consultancy, working with indie producers and companies providing finance, business affairs, co-production, film festival, sales and marketing, licensing & merchandising, subsidy and contract advice while continuing to be a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Science. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
15 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 74- Rich Roddman, Editor, Colorist, DIT
Film Florida member Rich Roddman is an accomplished editor, colorist and digital imaging technician with more than 30 years of professional experience. He advises a variety of clients in purchasing equipment and software for field and post-production along with developing workflows to optimize the time and visual quality of their projects. Before moving to Florida, Rich was the Senior Editor for production companies in New York and New Jersey. His company, SilverBox Studios, is located in Largo, Florida and they specialize in commercials, digital media, independent films, & more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
23 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 73- Jeff Friday, American Black Film Festival
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 23: ABFF Dinner arrivals at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday February 23, 2020 in Beverly Hills, CA, USA. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton / ABFF) Jeff Friday is the founder of the American Black Film Festival and one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the film and television industry. He talks about ABFF being the premiere platform that introduces filmmakers of color to the industry and has created opportunities for people of color outside of Hollywood’s doors by helping them find their inroad. Jeff is a successful live event producer; he has financed numerous independent films; created & executive produced television specials; and produced a feature documentary called Storm over Brooklyn for HBO in partnership with Emmy and Oscar winning production company Lightbox all while serving as CEO of ABFF Ventures LLC, a multifaceted company specializing in the production of live events, television and films focused on African American culture. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
44 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Episode 72- Florida Film Festival, Matthew Curtis & Tim Anderson
Matthew Curtis is the Director of Programming and Tim Anderson is the Programming Coordinator for one of the premiere film festivals in the country, the Florida Film Festival, celebrating its 30th year in 2021. They talk about the festival being an Oscar Qualifying Festival, the evolution of the Florida Film Festival, their favorite memories from years past, and what to look forward to at the 2021 Florida Film Festival, April 9-22 in Central Florida. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
34 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Episode 71- Jose Daniel Freixas, Writer, Producer, Director
Miami native, award winning writer, producer and director Jose Daniel Freixas is best known for being the co-writer and producer of the feature film MAGIC CITY MEMOIRS, Executive Produced by Academy Award nominated actor Andy Garcia. Jose Daniel talks his start in the industry as a PA, where he laid the groundwork for a very successful career. He’s also the Co-Founder of Exilium, a South Florida-based film and television company specialized in developing, producing, and financing content for Film, Television, Digital, and commercial platforms. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
39 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Episode 70- Thom Gossom Jr., Actor
Florida-based actor, writer, communications professional and Film Florida member Thom Gossom Jr. talks his journey from Birmingham, Alabama to Auburn University where he was the first African American athlete in the Southeastern Conference to walk on, earn a full scholarship and graduate. He is featured in the HBO special, “Breaking the Huddle,” about integration of Southern college football. His acting career has spanned film, television and the stage, and his credits include some of the biggest films and television series of the last 30 years. Thom is also the owner and President of communications firm Best Gurl Inc. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
17 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Episode 69- Brooklynn Prince, Actor
Actress and Florida native Brooklynn Prince burst on the scene at age 7 with her performance in “The Florida Project” but she started her career at age 2. Brooklynn talks about getting started in the industry, everything surrounding “The Florida Project,” her love of Disney, and the opportunities that have come her way after her breakout performance. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
54 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 68- Paul Maslansky, Police Academy
Paul Maslansky’s career has spanned more than 50 years and while his credits are numerous, he is most known for being a Producer and eventually Executive Producer on the Police Academy franchise. Paul shares great stories about his start in the industry, his winding worldwide road in the industry, what the last 35+ years have been like being involved in one of the most iconic franchises in comedic film history, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
11 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Episode 67- Representative James Buchanan
Republican State Representative James Buchanan from Sarasota County is a native of Michigan, but graduated from Florida State University and earned his MBA from the University of South Florida. Rep Buchanan is a strong supporter of the film, television and digital media industry. He talks about his time in the Florida State Seminoles Football Program, his support for the industry, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
20 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Episode 66- Representative Mike Caruso
Republican State Representative Mike Caruso from Palm Beach County was born in Washington, D.C. but has lived in Florida for more than 30 years. In addition to being a legislator, Representative Caruso is a Certified Public Accountant and he’s also strong supporter of the film, television and digital media industry. He talks about his legislative initiatives, why he supports the film, television and digital media so strongly, barefoot waterskiing, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
24 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Episode 65- Representative Vance Aloupis
Republican State Representative Vance Aloupis from Miami-Dade County was born in Maine but is a graduate of the University of Miami. In addition to being a legislator, Representative Aloupis is an advocate for early childhood education and serves as the CEO of The Children’s Movement of Florida. He’s also a big supporter of the film, television and digital media industry. He talks about his legislative initiatives, his support for the industry, great advice for those wanting to advocate for the industry in Tallahassee, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
35 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 64- Danny Dávila, Production Designer, Art Director & Director
Danny Dávila is an accomplished Production Designer, Art Director and now Director. Danny talks about getting started in the industry in Miami, his role in a production and lots of “Graceland” and “Burn Notice” stories. Additional credits include “Pain and Gain,” “The Baker and the Beauty,” “Cake,” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
41 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Episode 63- Patrick Inhofer, Mixing Light & Tao of Color
Accomplished film and video colorist, and co-founder of Mixing Light, Patrick Inhofer talks about his career in delivering high-quality programming for broadcast, commercial, corporate and indie clients. He also talks about his 10+ years teaching others how to digitally color correct and has been active in developing community resources for professional and aspiring colorists with Tao of Color and Mixing Light. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
30 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Episode 62- Slater Bayliss, The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners
Film Florida Government Relations consultant Slater Bayliss is a Partner at The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners, one of the top political and government affairs firm in Florida. He has worked in local, state, and federal government policy issues for over two decades. In the early 2000’s he served in Governor Jeb Bush’s administration. Preceding his tenure in the Governor’s office, Slater functioned as special assistant to the Convention Manager for the 2000 Republican National Convention. Slater currently serves on the National Board of Maverick PAC, an organization that promotes next generation leaders in public service. He discusses the Florida House and Senate 2020 elections, what to look for from the new Florida Speaker of the House and Senate President, how COVID-19 will impact Florida’s budget and how industry professionals can help efforts in Tallahassee. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
19 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Episode 61- The Right Stuff Filmed at My House
Shana Gorondy and Christina Hollerbach talk about “The Right Stuff” filming in Sanford. Shana’s home was used as a location in the series and Christina started Film Sanford, which is a group that promotes Sanford as a filming destination. Watch “The Right Stuff” on Disney+ and view photos of filming at Shana’s home at http://bit.ly/TRSSanford. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
18 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Episode 60- Joyce Gilliard, iSAFE! TV & FILM, LLC
Ep 60- Joyce Gilliard is a film and television hair stylist and founder of iSAFE! TV & FILM, LLC. Joyce was seriously injured when she was struck by a freight train on the set of “Midnight Rider,” the incident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones. Since the tragedy, Joy has focused her efforts to bring awareness to safety in the film and television industry. Joyce talks about her career, that day on the set of “Midnight Rider” and her quest to keep cast and crew safe on set. For more visit https://www.isafetvandfilm.com/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
27 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 59- Lori Rubinstein, Behind the Scenes Foundation
Ep 59- Lori Rubinstein is the Executive Director of the Behind the Scenes Foundation. The Behind the Scenes Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2005 to create and support charitable programs for the entertainment technology industry. The Behind the Scenes charity issues grants to entertainment technology professionals in need due to serious illness or injury. It works closely with related industry charities and social service organizations to assist clients to the fullest extent possible. The Foundation raises funds through events, programs and donations. For more info, visit btshelp.org or e-mail email@example.com. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
22 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Episode 58- Todd Thompson & Joy Kigin, “The Highwaymen”
Ep 58- Todd Thompson is a writer, producer and director and Joy Kigin is an actress, writer and producer. Both are Central Florida-based and they are working on a historical Florida story. They talk about “The Highwaymen,” what’s the story, what attracted them to it, the challenges COVID-19 is playing in the production, and when we will see the results. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
39 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Episode 57- Wayne Morris, Producer & Production Manager
Ep 57- Florida-based film and television producer and production manager Wayne Morris has probably been involved in more film and television projects in Florida over the last 20 years than anyone else in the state. A few of those projects include “Mortal Kombat Conquest,” “Sydney White,” “The Inbetweeners,” “David Makes Man,” and “The Right Stuff” just to name a few. In fact, Wayne is the primary reason many projects film in Florida. We talked to Wayne about some of those projects, his loyalty to Florida, and how he’s producing in the middle of a pandemic. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
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