Episode 206 - Jenny Paul (Acting and Producing)
In this episode we chat the Fung Wah bus experience, auditioning for roles, how Jenny ended up producing as well, the upcoming The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and tons more!
Pre Show Notes
— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.
— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle
— Backstage – Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing
— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.
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-- Fung Wah Bus Transportation - was one of the first Chinatown bus lines in the U.S., running bus service between Boston and New York City. It operated from 1996 to 2015, except for a brief period in 2014 when it was shut down for safety inspections. Fung Wah buses have been involved in several safety-related incidents. In 2005, the company was given a federal safety rating of 73 out of 100, 100 being the worst, and 75 or above considered at risk of being unsafe and subject to crashes. Fung Wah drivers rated in the worst 2 percent of drivers nationwide based on regulatory violations, and nine out of 71 Fung Wah drivers were suspended after inspection between 2004 and 2006.
In August 16, 2005: A New York-bound bus caught fire on Interstate 91 near Meriden, Connecticut. Though the passengers later criticized the driver for being unhelpful and untrained in evacuating the bus, all passengers were eventually evacuated and no injuries were reported.
-- Jessica Jones - Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
-- Hulu - is an American subscription video on demand service owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Comcast, and as of August 10, 2016, Time Warner. Through an acquisition announced in December 2017, Disney will acquire Fox's partial ownership, giving it a majority stake when the deal closes
-- The Looming Tower - Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. The 10-episode limited drama series, The Looming Tower, premieres Wednesday, February 28, 2018 only on Hulu.
-- The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright - is a 2006 non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright. It is a historical look at the way in which the militant organisation Al-Qaeda came into being, the background for various terrorist attacks and how they were investigated, and the events that led to the September 11 attacks. In 2007, Wright was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the work. A 10-episode television miniseries will air in 2018 on Hulu