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The Derek Diamond Experience
36 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
The Producer’s World with Joel Soisson
This week, producer Joel Soisson joins the show to chat with Derek about how his love of art led to his career in film, being brought in to do a rewrite of the “The Lion King”, and the role of a producer in the industry. Joel also discusses his time as a producer on “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, how the pandemic affected his career, and advice for aspiring producers.
95 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
"Clerks" Watch Along
Yes, we're supposed to be here today! For this month, Derek is joined by actor and podcaster Thomas Carter Rochester (Lights, Thunder, Action!) to watch the classic Kevin Smith film, "Clerks"!
34 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Working in Nonscripted TV with Luke Cheney
This week, Derek is joined by casting editor, commercial director, and podcaster Luke Cheney to talk about what made him want to work in the entertainment industry, what goes on behind the scenes of nonscripted (reality) television, and the pros and cons of virtual auditions. Luke also talks about working on “The Voice”, his career as a commercial director, and advice for those who want to work in entertainment.
66 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
She’s All Over the Place with Katie Chonacas
This week, Derek is joined by actor, voiceover artist and podcaster Katie Chonacas to talk about how she invested in herself during the peak of Covid-19, why she launched her podcast “She’s All Over the Place”, and what drove her to work in entertainment. Katie also talks about the impact that performances can have on us as human beings, why it’s so important for actors to listen, and audition advice for aspiring actors.
56 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Top 5 90s Nickelodeon Cartoons | Script Consulting with Howard Casner
This week, the Top 5 returns as Derek lists his Top 5 90s Nickelodeon Cartoons (2:04)! Plus, Derek is joined by writer and script consultant Howard Casner to talk about why he wanted to become a writer, why screenwriters don’t “create the blueprints” of a film, advice for aspiring screenwriters, and his podcast, “Pop Art” (22:30).
51 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Loki S1:E1 Watch Along
A watch along filled with "Glorious Purpose"! For this month, Derek watches the inaugural episode of the hit Disney + series, "Loki"!
40 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
From Filmmaker to Commissioner with Tony Armer
This week, Derek is joined by Tony Armer, the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater, Florida to discuss what made him want to work in film, how he became Film Commissioner, and some of the films that have highlighted the St. Petersburg Clearwater area. Tony also talks about starting the ‘Sunscreen Film Festival’, some of the lessons he’s learned while running the festival, advice for aspiring filmmakers, and his favorite ‘Spider-Man’ film.
48 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
The Matrix Resurrections and Hawkeye Trailer Reactions | Queen of the Beach with Christopher McDonell
This week, Derek breaks down the trailers for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ and ‘Hawkeye’, some of his theories on why Neo and Trinity have returned, and why fans shouldn’t be so critical because of one trailer (2:29). Plus, documentary filmmaker Christopher McDonell joins the show to chat with Derek about working as a PA on set of ‘The X-Files’, the inspiration behind his documentary, ‘Queen of the Beach’, and how it had an emotional impact on him (12:05).
50 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review (SPOILERS) | Evan Wood with Charlotte Louise Spencer and Alex Sorian Brown
This weekend saw the release of the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.’ Derek breaks down a bit of the character’s history, why it’s more than just another great Marvel film, and what it means for the future of the MCU (3:58). Plus, Derek is joined by actor/writer/producer Charlotte Louise Spencer and actor Alex Sorian Brown. They discuss the making of their latest film, ‘Evan Wood’, what made them want to work in the film industry, and advice for aspiring filmmakers (20:17).
48 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
CinemaCon 2021 Recap | Visual Storytelling with Seamus Tierney
This week, Derek recaps what took place at Cinemacon 2021, including why he’s excited for movies such as The Matrix: Resurrections, The Batman and Top Gun: Maverick (5:21). Plus, cinematographer Seamus Tierney joins the show to chat with Derek about what made him want to work in the film industry, the process of what goes into being a cinematographer, planning and shooting “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” series, and advice for aspiring filmmakers (14:26).
66 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Top 5 Movies of the 2000s | Stupid Cupid with Sarah Randall Hunt | Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Reaction
From “Anchorman” to “Remember the Titans”, the 2000s brought moviegoers some of the most memorable films of a generation. Derek returns after a brief hiatus to list his Top 5 Movies of the 2000s (4:30)! Plus, Derek is joined by actor/writer/producer Sarah Randall Hunt to discuss what made her want to work in the film industry, why she became a producer, the inspiration behind her web series, “Stupid Cupid,” and advice for getting financial assistance for a film project (27:56). Finally, Derek wraps the show by giving his reactions to the trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (59:00).
101 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Watch Along
This month, take a trip back to 1990 as Derek watches the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie! Jason Robbins (@JayFunktastic) and Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) join Derek to discuss why the movie still holds up today, the timeless humor, some of their favorite moments, and more!
28 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
A Loki Review Filled with Glorious Purpose
The finale of the “Loki” series laid a bold new foundation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Derek gives his thoughts on the series as a whole, why it’s his favorite Marvel series (so far), and why he has concerns about the upcoming multiverse saga.
59 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Top 5 Movie Twists | The Business Side of Film with Patrick Kilpatrick
When you least expect it, movies can throw you for a loop with an unexpected twist that changes your entire opinion on the story. This week, Derek lists his Top 5 Movie Twists (2:45)! Plus, actor/writer/director Patrick Kilpatrick returns to chat with Derek about how the Covid-19 pandemic affected his career, starting Uncommon Dialogue Films, why he’s decided to run for Governor of California, and advice for aspiring filmmakers (15:44).
29 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Skinwalker with Robert Conway and Eva Hamilton
This week, Derek is joined by director Robert Conway and actress Eva Hamilton to discuss what made them want to work in the film industry, the struggles of independent filmmaking, working together on set of “Skinwalker”, some of their upcoming projects, and advice for aspiring filmmakers.
36 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Courtney Gains’ Guide to Acting
This week, Derek is joined by actor/producer Courtney Gains to discuss how he knew he wanted to become an actor at an early age, the evolution of the film industry since the 1980s, and what he’s learned throughout his career. He also talks about his experiences on the sets of “Back to the Future” and “Sweet Home Alabama”, working on the set of “Queen Bees”, and advice for aspiring actors.
29 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Ask Derek Anything
Derek hosts a special live podcast to discuss technical difficulties with last week’s show, pays tribute to Richard Donner, his thoughts on the “Loki” series, and what could happen in the series finale. He also reviews the latest MCU film “Black Widow”, gives his thoughts on couples Halloween costumes, and his go to movie snacks!
20 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
The Parker Syndrome Watch-Along
As a preview for a new benefit to the podcast’s Patreon page, Derek hosts his first ever watch-along episode! For this special episode, Derek watches “The Parker Syndrome”, his first short film and directorial debut! Watch along with Derek on YouTube Follow the show on social media @DDiamondPodcast
44 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Top 5 MCU Post Credit Scenes | We All Think We’re Special with Jared Bankens
This week, Derek lists his Top 5 post credit scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2:09)! Plus, Derek is joined by actor and producer Jared Bankens to discuss how he became an actor, how the Covid-19 pandemic affected him personally, how he got the role of Isaac in the “Venom” movie, why he loves being a physical actor, and his latest film, “We All Think We’re Special” (17:40).
52 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Hollywood.con with Mika Boorem
This week, Derek is joined by actress/director Mika Boorem to discuss how she got into the acting world at the age of seven, some of the changes that have happened in the film industry throughout her career, and directing her first feature film, “Hollywood.con”. Follow Mika Boorem on Twitter @MikaBoorem and Instagram @MikaBoorem Send an email to the show! firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for Patreon to get early access to episodes and more! Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!
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