Cynthia Hill is a filmmaker from North Carolina and the head of Markay Media. Her TV series “A Chef’s Life,” which is now in its fifth season, the HBO documentary, “Private Violence,” and a PBS documentary, “Tobacco Money Feeds My Family.”  Her current project is the 8-part docu-series Road to Race Day which follows Hendricks Motorsports the winningest team in professional stock car racing during the 2017 Nascar race year.  She later teamed up with Peter Berg's Film45 to sell the project to Complex Networks. 

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-- I'll be a guest on Alex Ferrari's Indie Film Hustle. Alex has one of the best indie film podcasts around!

-- First Glance Film Festival Oct 6th - 8th 2017 here in Philadelphia. 

 

Show Notes

- Private Violence - HBO Documentary - Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home.

- A Chef's Life on PBS - A Chef’s Life is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning docu-series that plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina

- Road to Race Day - Road To Race Day journeys deep inside the sophistication and heart that makes stock car racing as American as apple pie. We're not just talking NASCAR. We're talking Hendrick Motorsports, the winningest team in professional stock car racing. Whether you're a diehard fan or just trying out your training wheels, this 8-part docu-series shares an unprecedented view of the grit and glory behind the drivers whose names are familiar to us all. Rookie driver Chase Elliott, heir apparent to the car formerly driven by racing legend Jeff Gordon, begins his reign while veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. owns his crown as one of the best. Jimmie Johnson, now in his prime, is inching towards the top of NASCAR’s ‘most wins’ list, and Kasey Kahne struggles his way back to racing prominence. From North Carolina to Northern California, brace yourself for a wild ride as NASCAR’s most competitive drivers, their crew chiefs, and pit crews confront ever-changing rules and unrivaled skill at speeds close to 200 mph.

 

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Episode 181 - Michael Trent (Editing The Hatred)

September 11, 2017

Michael Trent is an editor with over with over 40 credits including working as an assistant editor on, Saving Private Ryan, AI, and Catch Me If You Can. He's  the editor for films like Joy Ride 3, The Marine 2, and The Hatred. 

 

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Episode 180 - Thomas Fleming (Post Production Supervisor of The Hatred)

September 11, 2017

Thomas Fleming is the Media Manager for Trancas International Films, and was the Post Production Supervisor on The Hatred.

 

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Episode 179 - Shae Smolik (Acting in The Hatred)

September 10, 2017

Shae Smolik is a child actress, and plays the role of Irene in The Hatred. We chat auditions, acting tips, how she got the role in The Hatred, and tons more.

 

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-- Des Moines Registar - 10-year-old girl is latest Iowan to make splash in Hollywood

 

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Episode 178 - John Connor (Cinematographer for The Hatred)

September 10, 2017

John Connor has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Quentin Tarantino, Tony Scott, David Fincher, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu to name a few as apart of the camera department. 

We discuss The Hatred and the approach John took on the film, and tons more (and yes, I do ask him about the Terminator ;)  

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Episode 177 - Rhonda Shear (UP All Night!)

September 4, 2017

Rhonda Shear was the host of USA's Up All Night! from 1991 - 1998. She's also acted in TV shows, Happy Days, Married with Children, Duckman to name a few.  In 2001, Rhonda launched her own line of women's intimates and has the #1 selling bra in the world.
Her new book,  Up All Night: From Hollywood Bombshell to Lingerie Mogul, Life Lessons from an Accidental Feminist is out October 3rd, 2017.

In this episode, Rhonda & I discuss her most well known role hosting, USA's Up All Night!, finding the courage to follow your dreams, reinventing yourself at any age, and tons more.

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— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

 

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Show Notes

-- USA's Up All Night - was an American cable television series that aired weekly on Friday and Saturday nights on the USA Network. The show aired from 1989 to 1998.  This show exposed me to so many new and wonderful movies. 

-- The Toxic Avenger - A 90-lb nerd is transformed into a Hideously Deformed Superhero after falling into a misplaced barrel of nuclear waste

-- Lloyd Kaufman -  is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio.

-- Gilbert Gottfried is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor.

-- Duckman - was an American adult animated sitcom that aired on the USA Network from March 5, 1994 through September 6, 1997. The series centers on Eric T. Duckman (voiced by Jason Alexander) a lascivious, widowed, self-hating, grouchy anthropomorphic duck who lives with his family in Los Angeles and works as a private detective.

-- Rhonda's Women's intimidate clothing line 

-- Rhonda's new book, Up All Night: From Hollywood Bombshell to Lingerie Mogul, Life Lessons from an Accidental Feminist  which will be released October 3rd, 2017.

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Episode 176 - Len Kabasinski (Indie Film, Martial Arts, and Zombies)

August 27, 2017

Len Kabasinski is a filmmaker, fight choreographer, and martial artist from Erie, PA. 

Len holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Gannon University and also an Assoicates Degree in Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He also works as a fight choreographer for many stage productions at the Erie Playhouse working with both the adults and also the children's theater , and has choreographed such plays as Carrie: The Musical, The Fantastics, Treasure Island and more.

Len's has appeared on the popular Youtube channel, Red Letter Media, multiple times, and his latest film, Warriors of the Apocalypse (as well as his entire film catalogue) is on Amazon now. 

 

Pre Show Notes

-- 6 Filmmaking Tips from Tobe Hooper - Tobe passed away on 8/26/17 leaving a collection of work including Poltergeist, Salem's Lot, and of course, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

 -- Backstage -  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

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Show Notes

-- Red Letter Media - is an American film and video production company operated by independent filmmakers Mike Stoklasa (formerly of GMP Pictures) and Jay Bauman (formerly of Blanc Screen Cinema). 

-- Len's Movies on Amazon

-- UFC - The Ultimate Fighting Championship is an American mixed martial arts organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that is owned and operated by parent company WME–IMG.

-- Dan Severn - is an American mixed martial artist, actor and occasional professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments, and starred in Swamp Zombies

 


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Episode 175 - Jeff Willis (Screenwriting & Script Consultants)

August 21, 2017

Jeff Willis has worked in production, development, and business affairs for companies both large and small, including Marvel, The Weinstein Company, Beacon Pictures, and a few startups in between.

Jeff sold his first feature, The Right Girl (written with Bob Saenz), in 2012, which was released on the PixL Movie Channel in November 2015.

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Episode 174 - David Feinman (Marketing Through the Noise)

August 14, 2017

David Feinman is the CEO & co-founder of Viral Idea Marketing, and he gained national recognition for creating The Zombie Run , a zombie obstacle course, that went viral across the country and sold after nine months in business.

In  this episode we chat the best places to get cheesesteaks in Philly (as well as pretzels and pizza), creating the Zombie Run, marketing through the noise, and so much more.

As always if you find anything of value please share the episode as it helps dramatically. Thank you everyone for all of the continued support and encouragement! 

Pre Show Notes

-- Total Rewrite (aka How I Would Have Written It) - Pilot Episode  - Suicide Squad
Very soon this podcast will be getting it's on feed, etc. The feedback for this test pilot has been terrific so thank you to everyone whose listened and has given feedback. If you're interested in listening and want to give some feedback please do.

-- Special shout to past guest, Michael Kehoe, and his upcoming film, The Hatred. The trailer has over 20 MILLION views and counting. The film released on Sept 12th, and I'm going to be releasing several podcasts with the cast and crew of the film showing everyone how a film goes from concept to distribution.

 

Show Notes

-- Temple University - Temple University is a state-related-public doctoral university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1884 by Baptist Minister Russell Conwell.

-- Pat's - The self-proclaimed "inventor of cheesesteak" offers classic versions of Philly's favorite sandwich.

-- Geno's - Diehards line up 24/7 for the cheesesteaks served up at this no-frills veteran spot.

-- Tony Luke's - a sandwich shop that specializes in Philadelphia favorites including cheesesteaks, roast pork sandwiches and chicken cutlets.

-- John's Roast Pork - Iconic roast-pork sandwich & cheesesteak joint that only accepts cash & closes by late afternoon.

-- Jim's on South Street - Original 1939 location of local chain serving authentic Philly-style cheesesteaks & hoagies.

-- Lazaro's Pizza -  Family-friendly spot offers thin-crust pies & a lengthy list of subs including 18-in. cheesesteaks.

-- Rosa's Fresh Pizza - Unique $1-a-slice pizzeria known for its "pay it forward" program that feeds the homeless.

-- Nathan For You - Writer, director and comedian Nathan Fielder (CBC's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes") also has a business degree, and he combines that knowledge with his unusual life experiences to help struggling small businesses boost their sales. However, Fielder's marketing campaigns for each business can best be described as unorthodox, to the point where no traditional sales consultant would ever attempt what he does. Episodes in this docu-reality comedy include Fielder creating a distinctly smelling flavor for a yogurt shop, devising a plan for a pizzeria to guarantee delivery in eight minutes or less, and finding a way for a gas station to charge less that $2 a gallon and still be successful. 

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Episode 173 - Sevier Crespo (Producing a Film Within Your Resources)

August 9, 2017

Sevier Crespo p.g.a., is a dynamic force in film and television production, known in the industry as the man who conquers impossible circumstances to bring projects in on schedule and on budget. Accolades for his projects include BEST AMERICAN COMEDY at the NY International Film Festival, TV GUIDE’s Hot List (the only web series to make the list), a Parents’ Choice Award, and a Mom’s Choice Award. And it’s no wonder, since he learned the ropes from heavyweights Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Mann.

 

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