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50 minutes | 5 years ago
47: Steven Conrad - Writer/Director
Steven Conrad is the writer of The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. His latest work includes Patriot, a pilot for Amazon that he wrote/directed/executive produced, and Belushi (pre-production) which he will be writing/directing.
32 minutes | 5 years ago
46: Jonathan Wolf, Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance and Managing Director of the American Film Market
Jonathan Wolf is the Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance and Managing Director of the American Film Market. The IFTA is the global trade association of independent producers and distributors of motion picture and television programming. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to 150 member companies from 23 countries. Since his appointment in 1998, Mr. Wolf has guided the growth and repositioning of the American Film Market (AFM), the world’s largest film market that takes place annually in Santa Monica. A pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world, the AFM is a global marketplace where more than $800 million in motion picture and television production and distribution deals are closed each year. The eight day Market hosts more than 8,000 industry professionals and screens more than 500 feature films. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press, and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
65 minutes | 6 years ago
45: Scott Teems - Writer/Director
From short films to Rectify on SundanceTV, hear how Scott Teems found success in Hollywood… on this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! Bio: Scott Teems is a Georgia-born writer-director who currently writes, directs, and produces the acclaimed SundanceTV drama Rectify, which has been hailed as “astounding” (Indiewire), “engrossing” (The Hollywood Reporter), and “unlike anything on TV” (The Daily Beast). Prior to Rectify, he wrote and directed the award-winning feature film That Evening Sun, starring Hal Holbrook and Mia Wasikowska, which premiered at South by Southwest, where it won the Audience Award and Special Jury Award, then went on to win more than a dozen major awards at festivals across North America. It was a New York Times Critics Pick, was nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards, and was the recipient of the Wyatt Award, given annually by the Southeastern Film Critics Association to the film that “best represents the essence of the South.” In addition, Scott recently directed and produced the feature documentary Holbrook/Twain, which chronicles six decades of Hal Holbrook’s Tony and Emmy Award-winning one-man show, “Mark Twain Tonight!” The film, which features Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, and Martin Sheen, among others, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it received rave reviews from The Huffington Post (“an instant classic”), The Los Angeles Times (“intimate, poignantly honest”) and The Hollywood Reporter (“one of the best films showcased in the entire festival”). Scott has several film and television projects in development, including adaptations of Stephen King’s classic novella The Breathing Method for Blumhouse, Abraham Verghese’s best-selling novel Cutting For Stone for Anonymous Content, and Andre Dubus’s celebrated short story “A Father’s Story.”
56 minutes | 6 years ago
44: Marquette Williams, Writer/Producer/Director - Williams and Co
What does an artist with an entrepreneurial spirit think about a company man that wants to collect a check? Find out what Marquette Williams has to say on this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! As a writer, director, and producer Marquette Williams’ visual skills leap from the screen with every cut. Translating to deep emotional cinematic experiences. He has written and directed such award-winning films as “Bella Rose”, “Buckle Brothers”, “Unspeakable”, “Malachi IX” and “Fatherhood 101”. His creative ventures into television include “The Making of Black Rose”, “My Second Chance”, “Urban Mods”, and “Trimmers”. Prior to embarking down his directorial path, Mr. Williams was on the management team for 20th Century Fox. While there he oversaw the daily operations of large scale media content for clients such as NASCAR, National Geographic, Universal, Fox Latin American Channels and Fuel TV to mention a few. Marquette Williams brings ideas to life from thought to screen. He knows the way and he can take you there.
50 minutes | 6 years ago
43: Tom Bajoras - Music Composer/Audio Producer
Who else wants to win an Academy Award and run their own recording studio? Listen to how Tom Bajoras did it in this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! Tom Bajoras has over thirty years of experience in music production, recording, and composition. He works on a wide variety of projects from his custom-built studio, including producing song demos, recording narration for videos and audio books, songwriting, and keyboard performance. Working closely with his clients, Tom offers personalized one-on-one services which can include mentoring, talent development, and coaching. Art & Logic is a company that Tom and his partners started. He has seen much success with that effort including an Academy Award. Currently he's producing an original audio drama series that can be heard at www.TheStrangeDisappearance.com
35 minutes | 6 years ago
42: Frank Chindamo, Founder - Fun Little Movies
Learn how to produce and monetize online content from the man who wrote the book (and college course) on it. Don't miss Frank Chindamo on this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! Frank Chindamo founded and runs Fun Little Movies (FLM), one of the world's top producers of comedic “Advertainment” videos for the web and TV. FLM’s Roku channel review reads: “The shorts are eclectic and ironic. It’s as though Vine and Netflix merged into one service.” FLM has won over 30 awards for its work, including being awarded a Chevrolet by Kevin Spacey for a series starring NBC’s Whitney Cummings. FLM has graced the front pages of Forbes Magazine, the LA Times, and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, and USA Today. FLM’s campaigns and endorsements feature companies such as: Petco, Walmart, Best Buy, Intel, Kingston Technologies, eVite, Radio Shack, CakeMania, Planet Green TV channel, Jump and Jacks and Titanic and Avatar producer Jon Landau’s TED talk. Frank holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from NYU. His teaching appointments include posts at Emerson College, USC, UCLA, and Chapman University. Past students include: Primetime Emmy Winner Bernie Su, billion-hitter Freddie Wong, and 5SecondFilms. Frank co-wrote the book Internet Stardom: Insider Secrets to Web Fame and Fortune, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Web Television.
52 minutes | 6 years ago
41: Jim Cody Williams, Actor
Advice to actors who would like a 30+ year career in Hollywood. Listen to Jim Cody Williams tell his story today on The Doorpost Podcast Project! Jim Cody Williams graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. His first role in a major film was in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1987. Jim's appearance as the "bearded cowboy" was the beginning of many roles to follow. Television roles for this prolific actor include appearances in The Young Riders, Renegade, Silk Stalkings, Ellen, Babylon 5, Pacific Blue, The Simple Life, L.A. Heat, The X-Files, The Drew Carey Show, ER, Deadwood, The Shield, Charmed, Carnivale, Numb3rs CSI, Sons of Anarchy, Criminal Minds, and Chosen. On film he appeared in Steel Frontier, Black Out, Trial and Error, Traffic, Dark Blue and Torque. He did some uncredited stunt work in Independence Day, Sledge: The Untold Story and The Alibi. He also appeared in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Dukes of Hazzard movie, I'm Reed Fish, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest, Dark Ride, Letters from the Big Man and Adrenaline. He also appeared in the short film Huntin' and most recently, Times Like Dying.
34 minutes | 6 years ago
40: Natalie Burn, Actress/Writer/Producer - 7Heaven Productions
From the Royal Ballet to The Actor’s Studio, learn how Natalie Burn became an actress and eventually started her own production company… in this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! Natalie Burn was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She is an acclaimed dancer/choreographer turned actor. She studied at The Royal Ballet School. She choreographed acts like Nelly, Paula Abdul, Mario, and The Jackson Five. She eventually decided to express her creativity through acting. She was admitted into The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and later The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Actor's Studio in West Hollywood. She appeared in the action thriller “Expendables 3”. She’s also been in films that have premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She recently won BEST ACTRESS at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida for her performance in the film, AWAKEN. She speaks five languages, and actively produces and stars in independent films through her company 7Heaven Productions. Her first project under her production company was a film called, “Fallen Angel,” which won The Merit Award at the 2014 Accolade Competition for the outstanding work by a female filmmaker.
36 minutes | 6 years ago
39: Alex Lacamoire, Music Supervisor/Orchestrator
Imagine doing only one job your whole life and loving every minute of it! Alex Lacamoire can. He is an award-winning, Cuban-American music director, arranger, and orchestrator who has worked on many musicals both on and off Broadway his whole career. He tells us how he accomplished it in this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! Bio: Alex Lacamoire won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, co-orchestrator and cast album producer of In The Heights. His latest project is Hamilton (The Public Theater; premiering on B’way in Summer 2015), for which he received a Drama Desk nomination for the Orchestrations. Other credits as music director, arranger and/or orchestrator: Wicked; Bring It On; 9 To 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy nominations); Annie (2011 B’way revival); Working (59E59); The Wiz (City Center); The People In The Picture; Legally Blonde; High Fidelity; Bat Boy: The Musical, Fly (Dallas Theater Center), and the 2001 National Tour of Godspell. He is an Emmy-nominated composer for Sesame Street on PBS.
43 minutes | 6 years ago
38: Mark Freiburger, Filmmaker/Author - How To Raise Money For Your First Movie
Discover the book that is helping thousands of indie filmmakers finance their own movies... as we speak with Author/Filmmaker, Mark Freiburger on this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! Bio: MARK FREIBURGER graduated from the UNCSA School of Filmmaking in 2005. He directed the indie films JIMMY and DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, as well as the Los Angeles premiere of 110 STORIES at the Geffen Playhouse, which starred Academy- Award nominee John Hawkes, Ed Asner, Katherine McPhee and many others. In 2013 he won the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest with his commercial Fashionista Daddy, which was the #1 ranked :30 spot of the 2013 Super Bowl on the USA Today poll. In 2014, Fashionista Daddy was named the Greatest Super Bowl Commercial of All Time by network CBS in a countdown of the 10 Greatest Commercials in Super Bowl History. Immediately following the 2013 Super Bowl, Freiburger shadowed director Michael Bay on TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION in an exclusive mentorship. During Freiburger’s mentorship on the film, he worked on the set with Bay in the United States and Hong Kong. He also worked with the Visual FX team from George Lucas’ company Industrial Light & Magic, and shadowed various aspects of the VFX post- production in San Francisco. Following TRANSFORMERS, he went on in 2014 to direct comedy spots for Nickelodeon, DreamWorksTV, AwesomenessTV and a pair of comedy sketches with actors Rebel Wilson and Ken Jeong. He is currently writing an action thriller for producer Neal Moritz’ production company, Original Film, the producers behind the FAST & FURIOUS, and 21/22 JUMP STREET franchises. Freiburger is also attached to direct the film, which will shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Freiburger is repped by Gotham Group and United Talent Agency.
16 minutes | 6 years ago
37: Jakob Salvati, Actor - Little Boy
Would you like to hear something that will put a smile on your face? Jakob Salvati is a young actor that has seen his fair share of success. Listen as he talks about his lead role in the movie, Little Boy, as well as how he got his start in the entertainment business… on this episode of The Doorpost Project! Bio: Jakob Salvati is an American actor best known for his starring role as Boris Walraven, Marta's youngest son who is repressing the traumatic memory of having witnessed his father's murder, in the short-lived crime drama television series Red Widow, in 2013. His credits include national commercials for Target, Nintendo Wii and Harley Davidson; television's Mad Men, Victorious and 'Til Death; and the independent films Escape from Tomorrow, Behavior with Friends, Nickel or Dime, Gospel Adventures and Silent Killer. Jakob was also featured in Unthinkable, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Michael Sheen; and the 2011 short film, Crescendo, that swept the film festival circuits, winning Best Short Film Awards from the Hollywood Film Festival and the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. In Spring 2013, Jakob made his big screen debut in Little Boy, playing the lead, Pepper Busby/Little Boy, alongside Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James and David Henrie. The film is about a young American boy struggling to achieve the impossible - to bring his father back from World War II. Aside from acting, Jakob enjoys soccer, swimming and gymnastics, as well as singing and playing the drums.
33 minutes | 6 years ago
36: Jason Jones, Founder - Movie to Movement
Is learning how to raise money and distribute your independent film worth 30 minutes to you? Then check out this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project with Jason Jones! BIO: Jason Scott Jones is a film producer, author, activist, and human rights worker. Jones was a producer on the 2006 film, Bella, which won several film industry awards, most notably the People's Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Jason was the associate producer of the 2008 film, The Stoning of Soraya M., which won the NAACP Image Award in 2010 as well as the Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award in 2009. His short films include Eyes to See (2010) and Crescendo (2011). He was producer of the 2012 TV movie, Mother Marianne: Portrait of a Saint. He works directly to aid the homeless, peoples facing genocide, and women with crisis pregnancies. He is president of Movie to Movement and the Human Rights Education Organization (H.E.R.O.). He lives in Hawaii. The Race to Save Our Century is his first book.
50 minutes | 6 years ago
35: Aaron Walker, Life & Business Coach - View from the Top
I figured out my purpose in life and you can too! It took me years to find the tools I needed to reveal it, but I am going to introduce you to a man who can help you to find your purpose NOW! Listen to Life & Business Coach, Aaron Walker, talk about living with purpose and gain access to his online materials for FREE on this episode of The Doorpost Project! BIO: Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them. Aaron values his time spent with family and friends. Sharing the past 35 years with his lovely wife Robin has been nothing short of spectacular. His two fantastic daughters and champion sons-in-law have given Aaron & Robin four beautiful grandchildren. When time allows, Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and is an avid reader.
43 minutes | 6 years ago
34: Chris Dowling & David DeSanctis - Where Hope Grows
Writer/Director Chris Dowling and Actor David DeSanctis shatter Down Syndrome stereotypes in their new film, WHERE HOPE GROWS. Both men talk about how they broke into the entertainment industry and what is was like working together... in this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! CHRIS'S BIO: Chris received his degree in Radio-Television-Film from The University of Texas at Austin. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has optioned multiple properties that span both genre and medium. Chris’s feature film “Where Hope Grows” (writer/director) will be released in theaters on May 15 through Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate Films. His Sony film “The Remaining” (writer) premiered in theaters worldwide in September 5, 2014. He’s in post-production on the documentary “Asperger’s Are Us” about the first comedy troupe that consists entirely of openly Autistic performers. He recently finished the script for the prison drama “A Matter of Honor” for Cantinas Entertainment and is currently working on the feature film “Priceless” with the Grammy-Award winning band for King & Country. Other projects that are in development with other producers and/or companies are "The Truth of Isaiah", "Undone" and the sci-fi pilot "Prospect Point." DAVID'S BIO: David DeSanctis grew up with an interest in drama, choir and broadcast journalism and participated in all three during high school. David was slowly adding to his resume as a host, often on the microphone for local events that supported people with Down syndrome, like David. No wonder when a film came to town looking for a young man with Down syndrome for a lead role everyone said "Oh, you need to meet David." So, they met David; and that was the beginning on an amazing journey for him, as well as his parents Bill and Julie. David was cast as Produce, in the feature film, Where Hope Grows. Today David resides with his parents in Louisville. He is an avid reader with great computer skills. He keeps busy with Special Olympics; participates with the Louisville Adaptive Rowing Team and loves a good game of tennis. He also has a great appreciation of music, and would be happy to make you a mix CD including your favorite singers. David keeps up with family and friends on Facebook while looking forward to his next acting opportunity.
61 minutes | 6 years ago
33: Carson Chamberlain, Musician/Songwriter/Producer
To people who want to make it in the music industry as a writer, musician, or producer... but don’t know how to get started. Carson Chamberlain tells us how he made it in Nashville and worked with country stars like Keith Whitley, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Easton Corbin, and more in this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! BIO: Carson Chamberlain, a native of Berea, Kentucky, started professionally in the music business as a musician, bandleader and tour manager for the late Keith Whitley. After Keith’s untimely death in 1989, he became tour manager for Clint Black, and later held the position of tour manager for Alan Jackson. In April of 1994, Carson took the position as Director of A&R for Mercury Nashville and was promoted to VP of A&R until his departure in August of 2002. Now Chamberlain is focusing all of his energy on writing and producing. As a BMI songwriter, Chamberlain has penned several number one singles for Alan Jackson such as “Love’s Got A Hold On You,” Everything I Love,” and “Between The Devil And Me.” His penned song, “The Best Day,” the first single release from George Strait’s Greatest Hits LP, quickly moved up the charts and stayed at #1 for three weeks. As a record producer, he has had other #1 success with the Mark Wills’ singles “I Do (Cherish You),” “Don’t Laugh At Me,” and “Wish You Were Here,” all #1 songs from his platinum-selling LP entitled “Wish You Were Here.” Chamberlain also, produced the #1 song “Back At One” from Mark Wills “Permanently” LP . Chamberlain penned Travis Tritt’s hit single “Country Ain’t Country,” and scored cuts on Gary Allan’s Alright Guy album as well as Alan Jackson’s Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits Volume 2, and Alan Jackson’s 34 Number Ones, the single release “Another Side of You” on Joe Nichols, and the single release “Groovy Little Summer Song” on James Otto. In 2002, Chamberlain produced the Billy Currington’s debut album for Mercury Records. Chamberlain also co-wrote the single “Walk A Little Straighter and “I Got A Feelin’ “ both top ten country singles. Chamberlain also produced Billy Currington’s #1 singles “Must Be Doin’ Something Right” and “Good Directions” on his platinum selling album “Doin’ Something Right” and #1 singles “Don’t”, “People Are Crazy”, and “That’s How Country Boys Roll” from his gold selling album “A Little Bit of Everything”. Chamberlain also produced Billy Currington’s #1 singles “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” and “Let Me Down Easy” from his “Enjoy Yourself” album. In 2009, Chamberlain produced Easton Corbin’s debut album. The first single “A Little More Country Than That” went to #1 and was the first single on a debut male artist to reach #1 in 7 years. The second single “Roll With It” also reached #1, making it the first time for a debut male artist to reach #1 with two consecutive #1 singles in 17 years. Chamberlain co-wrote the Corbin singles “I Can’t Love You Back” and the third most played song on Country Radio in the year of 2013 “All Over The Road”. Chamberlain is currently in the studio producing an album on Jackie Lee, a new artist on Broken Bow Records. Other artists who have covered Carson’s songs include Jamey Johnson, Craig Campbell, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Sammy Kershaw, James Otto, Hank Williams, Jr., John Michael Montgomery, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mark Wills, Julie Roberts, Blaine Larsen,, Keith Stegall, Don Williams, Jeff Bates, Chad Brock, Ronnie Milsap and The Lynns.
38 minutes | 6 years ago
32: RICH PELUSO, Senior Vice President - AFFIRM Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment
What type of inspirational and family films are the studios looking for? Find out the answer to this question and more from Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of Affirm Films a Sony Pictures Entertainment company on this episode of The Doorpost Project! BIO: Rich Peluso is the Sr. Vice President of AFFIRM Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) focused on the development, production, acquisition and marketing of faith-based and inspirational films. These films span a wide range of genres and budgets and enjoy the various global distribution platforms at SPE including theatrical, television, church exhibition and home entertainment. Peluso reports to Steve Bersch, President, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Peluso works with writers and independent producers at various stages of production from concept and script, through production and completion, to produce and distribute quality entertainment that inspires, uplifts, challenges and captivates. Recent films he has worked on include HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, SOUL SURFER, COURAGEOUS, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, and THE REMAINING. Upcoming releases include WAR ROOM, KICKING UP DIRT and DEVIL IN PEW NUMBER SEVEN. Prior to joining AFFIRM, Peluso served 15 years at EMI Christian Music Group/EMI Music as the president of EMI CMG Distribution. He was also president of The Safe Side Company, a children’s entertainment company founded by John Walsh (Host of America’s Most Wanted) and Julie Clark (founder of The Baby Einstein Company). He lives in Leiper’s Fork, TN with his wife and four children.
31 minutes | 6 years ago
31: Kelly Greyson, Actress - Little Boy (the movie)
Why are people raving about the film, Little Boy? Good casting is just one of the reasons, but find out the rest on this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! Kelly Greyson is on the "A" list. In fact, several of them: Actress. Associate Producer. Athlete. Activist for charity. All these pursuits combine to define a young woman of extraordinary talent and substance. One of the things that always distinguishes Kelly's presence on film is her remarkable athletic ability. She is adept at a wide variety of sports disciplines such as horseback riding, scuba diving, swordplay, track & field, snow and water skiing, football, dancing, rock climbing and many others. Her intense regimen translates into an uncommon grace and authenticity in the physically demanding roles she often plays. In fact, she is one of the only serious actresses in the industry with the physical conditioning and skill to do her own stunts ... which she loves to do! Kelly is also a dedicated advocate of many charitable causes, most of which involve helping the most vulnerable and innocent among us ... children at risk. She gives tirelessly of her time, energy and resources to many benevolent organizations. This includes groups that fight human trafficking, care for orphans around the world, and promote religious liberties. Kelly is recently excited to be involved in an organization that helps children with learning disabilities called GemIIni Systems. Kelly believes that we can all live beyond ourselves and uniquely contribute in our own way to make a difference in the world. She also believes that setting such a personal example is the best way to motivate others. Her film credits include: Broken Memories, Woodlawn, Double Identity, Unscripted, Return to the Hiding Place, Alone Yet Not Alone,To Have and to Hold, and Little Boy.
59 minutes | 6 years ago
30: Matt Herren, Founder - Herren Media
To people who want to get a pitch meeting with television executives, but don’t know where to start. Matt Herren gives sage advice in how to make initial contact and how to present your idea once you have your foot in the door… in this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project! BIO: Matt is a self-described change agent with 20+ years experience cultivating business development strategies & tactics for billion dollar corporations and startups. Specialized in the media sector, he has executed partnerships and digital initiatives with global content and technology leaders such as Amazon, Scripps Networks, NBC Universal, Discovery Communications, Hulu, Verizon, AOL, PBS, ION Media Networks, and Google. Matt has developed numerous award-winning broadcast-TV series and acquired, distributed hundreds of hours of content throughout Europe, Middle East, Pan-Asia and Latin America markets (60+ countries worldwide). Currently operating under his consulting firm HerrenMedia LLC, Matt delivers disruptive sales, marketing & distribution strategies for broadcast/digital networks and emerging businesses & technology platforms. Recent projects include acquisition strategy and contract negotiation for new digital network in EMEA region; WPBT-Miami project development & strategy; PBS pledge program (Longevity Tai Chi) development & launch - co-produced with Detroit Public Television and distributed by American Public Television; and release of retail DVDs and on-demand videos through online partners and big-box retailers such as Costco, BestBuy, Wal-Mart, and Amazon. With an extensive background in digital media since 2000, Matt has had the pleasure of collaborating with numerous distinguished academic, nonprofit & professional organizations and institutions, including The American Academy of Pediatrics, Harvard-MIT, National Dairy Council, The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, and the International Food & Information Council; as well as developed content and distribution campaigns with leading corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Mead Johnson, GE, Bristol Myers Squibb, United Health, Amazon, Best Buy, General Mills, McNeil Nutritionals, Quest Diagnostics, Purdue Pharma and McCormick & Company (among others). In 2002, Matt was instrumental in the commercial launch of GE/NBC’s The Patient Channel, distributed via satellite into 2,600+ hospitals nationwide, and recently consulted with the network (now d/b/a The Wellness Network) on the launch of a new co-branded digital channel with The American Heart Association. From 2011-2013, Matt served as Vice President Business Development for Everwell TV—one of the nation’s largest digital-out-of-home networks, reaching 18 million viewers—driving network advertising & sponsorship strategy and later advising the executive team and investors on the successful merger/acquisition with AccentHealth (the largest waiting-room television network reaching 30,000 physician offices with exclusive CNN programming). Previously, Matt spent 11 years as Vice President Business Development and Marketing for Information Television Network—a recognized leader in original TV production and distribution—driving overall revenue performance and strategic/tactical sales and marketing with an emphasis on business affairs, contract negotiation, global licensing & distribution, sponsorship/advertising sales, content & brand development and co-productions & partnerships. Embracing a holistic approach to business with a focus on collaboration and developing strong partnerships, Matt consistently employs his hands-on expertise, creative thinking and big-picture vision to all of his endeavors. Matt has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida.
57 minutes | 6 years ago
29: Gil Green, Director - 305 Films
Why do some content creators have more success than others? The answer might surprise you… Gil Green gives us 3 proven ways to get the gigs you want and success you’re looking for, today on The Doorpost Podcast Project! BIO: Raised in the cultural melting pot of Miami, director Gil Green encompasses a vast knowledge of music, sports, and style that transcends into a world of iconic imagery. Gil’s first glimpse into the business, stemmed in high school as a DJ in Miami’s emerging Hip Hop and Dancehall Reggae scene. Underground battles and warehouse sound clashes set the stage for a cultural explosion. Along with his turntables, Gil was armed with a consumer video camera and some passion for filmmaking. He convinced his high-school teachers to allow him to submit short films instead of book reports, developing his love and craft for filmmaking. His school classmates were his first audience, showcasing engaging musical narratives on film. He continued to pursue an education in film at the prestigious New York University (NYU). At the age of 19, Gil directed his first music video for his NYU thesis project. Inspired and persistent, Gil sold his car and took out student loans to cover production costs. The $5,000 video held it’s own next to the $500,000 videos at the time, and gained national media recognition on television channels such as MTV, BET and The BOX. Gil went on to direct over 150 music videos spanning across the Pop, Latin, and European markets. His client roster includes multi-platinum artists such as John Legend, Chris Brown, Akon, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Neyo, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Pitbull, Flo Rida, P-Diddy, Neyo, Timbaland, Natasha Bedingfield, Robin Thicke, Nelly, 50 Cent, Matisyahu, Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Drake, Wyclef, Common, Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, and Oscar award winners, Three 6 Mafia. In 2007, Gil returned to Miami to set up a home-based production company along side seasoned Producer Judd Allison. 305 Films quickly became the recognizable brand for high quality productions in South Florida, South America, and the Caribbean. Gil has had been honored with multiple awards and nominations for his work in Music Videos. In 2012, Source Magazine honored Gil for “Video of the Year.” Gil has been nominated for “Director Of The Year” for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 BET Awards and won the 2008 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop video for his direction in Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop.” Gil continues to expand his directing talents into various mediums. He currently has directed the opening introductions for the Miami Heat for the past six years, featuring Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh. He also filmed commercials for international companies such as Pepsi, Timberland Boots, Bud Light, and Hasboro Toys. Gil recently directed a short film called, “Who Is Lou Gehrig?” The inspiring film is set to hit the festival circuit in 2015. From music videos to commercials, Gil’s creative palette is drawn from a inspiring well of music, sports, and lifestyle. Gil’s next step is to translate his unique vision into the world of feature films. “My goal as a film maker is for the viewer to see it once and think about it twice.”
72 minutes | 6 years ago
28: Phil Barnhart - Songwriter/Sony Music
After running heavy equipment for several years, Phil Barnhart began writing and developing as a songwriter. In 1984, at 40 years old, he was encouraged to move to Nashville. Phil soon began working with Rex Allen Jr and was getting cuts on records. In 1989 Phil received his first Dove nomination for Country Gospel Song of the Year. He continued working hard at his craft and eventually wrote a song that Waylon Jennings recorded on a major label. In 1991, Phil signed with Tree International Publishing Company, which was later acquired by Sony Music. Phil co-wrote many hit songs including several number one’s like, Shenandoah’s, "I want to Be Loved Like That", Lonestar’s, "No News" and Martina McBrides, "Broken Wing”. He had many album cuts on gold and platinum records. Later he garnered several other awards including BMI Performance Awards, ASCAP Song of the Year Award and nominations for Song of the Year by The Country Music Association and by The Academy of Country Music. He was also fortunate enough to have been given several awards from the NSAI, which meant a great deal to him because they were awards voted on by his peers. In 2010 BMI honored Phil with several BMI Million-Air Awards. Recorded by Lonestar, Phil's song “No News” has accumulated over 3 million performances, while both Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing” and Shenandoah’s “I Want to Be Loved Like That” have amassed more than 2 million performances each. Currently, Phil spends most of his time in South Florida to be with his grandchildren and family. He enjoys writing short stories, playing golf and riding his bike in view of the ocean.
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