Film Florida Podcast Episode 44- Award-winning visual effects supervisor, and Florida resident, Adam Howard talks about his three decades of experience in the feature film and television industry, including his work on "Titanic," "Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest," "Star Wars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith," "Master & Commander", "Mission Impossible 3," "Apollo 13," &... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 43- David Yates, Clearwater Marine Aquarium Executive Director and CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium David Yates talks about introducing the world to Winter in "Dolphin Tale," then introducing Hope in "Dolphin Tale 2," CMA’s ongoing mission of Rescue, Rehab and Release, the future of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the importance of film-induced tourism. Audio editing by Rob Hill... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 42- Vanilla Ice Florida resident Vanilla Ice talks about his 30+ year career in the entertainment industry including "Ice Ice Baby" being the first hip hop single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and eventually selling more than 17 million copies. We also talk about his real estate and home renovation series "The Vanilla Ice Project," now in its 9th season, his philanthro... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 41- Ben Rock, Producer, Director, Editor Florida-born producer, director and editor Ben Rock talks about attending Winter Park High School then UCF, being one of the five person core team that made The Blair Witch Project, directing the critically-acclaimed sci-fi/horror film Alien Raiders, continuing his film and theater passion, and his current project, a horror/comedy web series called 20 Seconds to... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 40- Bob DeRosa, Screenwriter Florida-born screenwriter Bob DeRosa talks about attending the University of Florida, becoming a leading figure Orlando's theatre and film community then moving to Los Angeles and working on Killers, The Air I Breathe and White Collar among other things, and now web series 20 Seconds to Live. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 39- Karen Hall, Writer & Producer Award-winning writer and producer Karen Hall talks about her work on Eight is Enough, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, Moonlighting, The Glades, and more. We also talk about what Karen looks for in a project, her advice for aspiring writers and the difference between being a good storyteller and a good writer. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 38- Billy Corben & Alfred Spellman, Producers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman are legendary award-winning film and television producers. Their credits include Cocaine Cowboys and Screwball as well as The U, The U Part 2 and Broke for ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series. As well-known as Billy and Alfred are for their producing skill, they are even more well-known for their storytelling skills. We ... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 37- Boris Malden, Producer & Production Manager Boris Malden is a film and television producer and production manager, working in the industry for more than 50 years. He’s worked on projects for Sony, Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, Lifetime, USA, Netflix and more while being part of numerous Emmy, Golden Globe, Academy Award and PGA nominated and winning projects. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 36- Rep David Silvers The final episode our mini-series of conversations with Florida Legislators is with Representative David Silvers. Representative Silvers is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives from Palm Beach County and he is a longtime supporter of the film, television and digital media industry in Florida. We talk to him about that, working in the minority party of the Fl... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 35- Senator Joe Gruters Part 2 of our Florida Legislator miniseries is Republican State Senator Joe Gruters from Sarasota. When we talk about supporters of the film, television and digital media industry, Senator Gruters is at the top of the list. We talk to him about his support for the industry, life inside and outside the Florida legislature and what’s in his future. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 34- Rep Holly Raschein Season 2 kicks off with the first of a few visits with Florida Legislators. Representative Holly Raschein is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from the Florida Keys. Representative Raschein might be the biggest supporter of the film, television and digital media industry in the Florida House. We talk to her about that, life inside and outside the Florida... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 33- Carla Berkowitz, Critical Thinking Carla Berkowitz talks about being the Executive Producer of the upcoming independent film, "Critical Thinking" with John Leguizamo staring and directing. Carla talks about the 20 year journey to make the movie, which was filmed in South Florida and tells the story of the 1997 Miami Jackson Senior High School chess team.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 32- Jaie Laplante, Miami Film Festival Jaie Laplante from the Miami Film Festival talks about his days as a film critic in Toronto in high school, writing his first screenplay, living and working in Los Angeles then moving to Miami and eventually becoming the Executive Director and Director of Programming for the very successful Miami Film Festival, how the festival has evolved through the years and th... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 31- Max Wyler, Accord Productions Max Wyler from Miami-based Accord Productions talks about the evolution of what a "production company” is, in the age of specialization, how being a well-rounded full-service company is an advantage to Accord Productions, technology advancements in production and post production, and the slate of original programming Accord Productions is working on.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 30- Matt Wohl, Educator and Independent Producer Filmmaker and educator Matt Wohl talks about his journey from Vermont to South Florida, taking a project to London, producing a soon-to-be-released independent film, being on the Film Florida Executive Board and more.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 29- Lauren O'Quinn, ClassAct Studios Lauren O'Quinn from Orlando-based ClassAct Studios talks about moving from talent agent and casting to offering professional acting classes, taping services, and career advisement, having roles on projects like "Nashville," "The Florida Project," "House of Cards," "Bloodline," and "Dolphin Tale 2" and teaching her acto... Read more
Film Florida Podcast Episode 28- Lauren Roberts, Greenlight Television Lauren Roberts introduces us to Greenlight Television and tells us what it’s like to work for a company that specializes in filming sports, events and making award-winning documentaries, why they opened an office in Tampa and how technology has changed, mostly for the better, the way they cover worldwide events.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 27- Dawson Peden, PRG Dawson Peden from PRG talks about the transition from VER to PRG and not just being an equipment rental company but an active participant in the technology and execution process for film, television, and live events.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 26- Kelly Paige, Level Talent Group Kelly Paige from Tampa-based Level Talent Group talks about owning her own talent agency, a typical day for her office, servicing nationwide clients for film and television projects, her time as Film Florida President, and helping her talent through the mental and emotional side of the business.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 25- Joel Silver, Silver Digital Media Joel Silver from Tallahassee-based Silver Digital Media talks about being the unofficial production company of the Florida Legislature, the evolution of what a "production company" does, engaging with legislators, and traveling the state to help tell the story of Florida from the perspective of many different associations and organizations.