Solve Your Fear of Marketing: Hire a PMD | guest Diane Bell - Ep23

March 17, 2019

Marketing is the thing indie filmmakers tend to be afraid of or don't fully understand, so they procrastinate.  Sundance rebel Diane Bell says hiring a Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD) early in the development process is the key to success. Diane wrote 'Shoot From the Heart: Successful Filmmaking from a Sundance Rebel' and offers classes online.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Diane's website: www.rebelheartfilm.com

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Special Thanks to Diane Bell

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

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Mythologist John Bucher on 2019 Oscars and New Media | Ep24

February 18, 2019

Mythologist John Bucher joins us to talk about storytelling in the modern era, how new media formats effect the length and style of story.  He is author of 'Master of the Cinematic Universe' and teacher at Studio School in LA.  John is also hosting a Facebook live stream Friday Feb 22: the Pre-Award Live Stream Bash from Studio School about the upcoming Academy Awards.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Pre-Oscar Bash Streaming event: https://www.evensi.us/pre-oscar-live-stream-bash-httpswwwfacebookmwpfilmboo/288900331

2. John's website: http://www.tellingabetterstory.com/

3. Michael Wiese Books Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwpfilmbooks/

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Special Thanks to John Bucher

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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Filmmakers Living in Vans in LA | guest Katie Kilkenny

January 19, 2019

We talk with journalist Katie Kilkenny of The Hollywood Reporter about the phenomenon of film industry professionals living in their vans in Los Angeles.  It's more common than you might think, and is apparently on the rise.  Are they doing it by choice or necessity?

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Katie's article in THR: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/meet-entertainment-workers-living-cars-housing-crisis-1169781

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Special Thanks to Katie Kilkenny

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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Clint Eastwood as a Filmmaker | guest Lester D. Friedman - Ep21

December 26, 2018

Film scholar Lester D. Friedman chats with us about Clint Eastwood as a filmmaker.  He edited the new book of academic essays, "Tough Ain't Enough: New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood." Lester D. Friedman is the Senior Scholar-in-Residence in the Media and Society Programme at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His other books include Citizen Spielberg, Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media, Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Visit the guest: https://www.amazon.com/Lester-D.-Friedman/e/B001HCVPWW

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Special Thanks to Lester D. Friedman

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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Film Festival Essentials: Making the Most of Your Film | guest Rona Edwards - Ep20

December 14, 2018

Film & TV Producer Rona Edwards brings us real, concrete festival tips, including her 5 mistakes filmmakers tend to make.  She has produced for NBC, USA, SyFi, ABC, VH1, Sat.1/Studio Hamburg, Warner Bros, Lifetime Movie Network, and is always developing books, screenplays, feature films and TV projects. Rona co-wrote two books: "The Complete Filmmakers Guide to Film Festivals" and "I Liked It, Didn't Love It."

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Visit the guest: http://www.esentertainment.net

2. Email Rona for an updated festival list

3. Lights Film School free webinar: https://extras.lightsfilmschool.com/good-short-film-seven-steps-aaa-register/

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Special Thanks to Rona Edwards

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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When to Fire Someone on Your Production | guest Mara Lesemann - Ep19

November 28, 2018

Producer Mara Lesemann returns with advice on recognizing when you need to fire someone, and then having the confidence to actually carry it out. Mara wrote and produced two feature films: 'Surviving Family' and 'Detours.' She is a script consultant and has written numerous plays for the NYC stage.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Visit the guest: http://moreorlessonmovies.blogspot.com/

2. 'Detours' movie: http://detoursfeaturefilm.com

3. 'Surviving Family' movie: http://www.survivingfamily.us

Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

Special Thanks to Mara Lesemann

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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Visual Storytelling + Apu Update | guest Morgan Sandler - Ep18

November 9, 2018

Morgan Sandler joins us to discuss visual storytelling, plus we have an update on the Apu controversy and script contest winner. Morgan Sandler, author of 'Visual Storytelling: How to Speak to the Audience Without Saying a Word,' has a Master of Fine Arts from California State, currently Assistant Professor at the University of LaVerne. Before that he was head of cinematography at Los Angeles Film School.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Morgan's book: https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Storytelling-Audience-Without-Saying/dp/1615932895

2. Apu controversy: https://www.salon.com/2018/11/05/goodbye-apu-heres-what-you-meant-to-us_partner/

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Special Thanks to Morgan Sandler

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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Getting the Forensic Stuff Right in a Crime Story | guest Jennifer Dornbush

October 27, 2018

[Halloween Edition] We are joined by forensic specialist, screenwriter, speaker, and author Jennifer Dornbush. Because her father was a medical examiner, she grew up with human skeletons in her house, leading her to one day write the quintessential book for writers: "Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas." When you need to get the science right in your crime story, this is the book everyone turns to.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Visit the guest: https://www.jenniferdornbush.com

Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

Special Thanks to Jennifer Dornbush

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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Star Attachment Advice for Indie Producers | guest Mara Lesemann - Ep16

October 23, 2018

Producer Mara Lesemann joins us with detailed advice on getting stars attached to indie films. Mara has written two feature screenplays that became successful films: 'Surviving Family' and 'Detours.' She served as a script consultant for the award-winning feature 'Available: A Modern Fairy Tale.' Mara has also written numerous plays that have been produced on the NYC stage.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Visit the guest: http://moreorlessonmovies.blogspot.com/

2. 'Detours' movie: http://detoursfeaturefilm.com

3. 'Surviving Family' movie: http://www.survivingfamily.us

Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

Special Thanks to Mara Lesemann

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

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Documentary Filmmaking Secrets from the Docu-Diva | guest Barbara Multer-Wellin - Ep15

October 8, 2018

Emmy Award winner Barbara Multer-Wellin is known as the "Docu-Diva," a documentary writer/producer for HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, TLC, The Discovery Channel, UPN, Lifetime, TBS, PBS, and HGTV. Barbara wrote and produced two films for PBS: “TAKE THE HEAT: The First Women Firefighters of New York City,” a documentary narrated by Susan Sarandon, and “PAUL CONRAD: Drawing Fire,” narrated by Tom Brokaw. Barbara is former Chair of New York Film Academy’s Documentary Department, former Chair of the Documentary/Reality Committee of the Producer’s Guild of America, and has taught documentary courses at New York Film Academy.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. "It's Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video" (Bloomberg): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLoI9hAX9dw

2. Rolling Tape interviews: www.youtube.com/borgusfilm

3. Barbara's online workshop starts Oct 17, 2018. Register here: www.ESEFilmWorkshopsOnline.com

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Special Thanks to Barbara Multer-Wellin

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm