The Heart Of Show Business With Alexia Melocchi

The Heart Of Show Business With Alexia Melocchi

Information is power. From Mindset to Tactics to Implement- this is a deep dive into how Hollywood truly works with inspirational and empowering interviews of Business Leaders and Creators around the world. Get to know global creative and thought leaders from Hollywood and beyond as they share their knowledge and engage in unique conversations led by a successful Hollywood insider on navigating Show Business and making an impact in all areas of life. Explore the journeys that made a difference in the path to success of accomplished creatives around the world.


November 30, 2023 38 mins

Everybody uses everybody, don't they? This is one of my personal favorite lines from the movie Staying Alive with John Travolta and Finola Hughes, as it does tend to ring true in Hollywood. But I have always believed that Hollywood is also filled with kind and true artists, and Finola fits the bill. In this inspirational new podcast episode, I chat with Finola Hughes: acclaimed British actress, dancer, director, and executive ...

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This episode will transport you to the director's chair as we navigate the world of filmmaking with director Jay Russell. Prepare to uncover the pros and cons of a film-to-digital transition, discover why Jay cherishes the film's aesthetic, and discover how instantaneous feedback during digital shoots can be a game changer.

The stakes escalate as we go behind the scenes of the fire scenes with the uber-talented ...

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Strap in for a thrilling conversation with the extraordinary Latina powerhouse Maria Conchita Alonso, whose stellar career graces a staggering 80 movies, 10 telenovelas, and three Grammy nominations. As Maria unwraps the layers of her remarkable journey, from her hometown in Venezuela to making her film debut on "Moscow on the Hudson,"  I can't help but notice her undying zeal for storytelling. The tales of this form...

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What's it like to hold the reins of producing authority in the highly unpredictable and thrilling world of show business? Join us as we learn about  the transition from the Studio System to indie producing with film industry heavyweight, Sid Ganis. This episode is a treasure trove of insights as Sid describes his journey from a humble office boy to the President of the Academy. As we reminisce the transformation of the enterta...

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How do you build a  universe around a character in order to make a successful action film? In this very special episode, I sit down with filmmaker and producer Dimitris Logothetis, to get an insider look into the creative process behind Dimitris' latest movie, Gunner, starring Luke Hemsworth. Dimitris is no stranger to creating characters that inspire, standing firm in their beliefs and actions, and he uses his passion for mar...

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Hold on tight as we buckle up for a thrilling ride across the Hollywood on-strike tumultuous landscape with an eye-opening conversation with indie producer Jonathan Vanger. His vast experience as a veteran producer has him sharing the highs and lows of his journey, from Cannes Film Festival memories to the complex process of inheriting his father's empire. Jonathan's unique perspective on the ongoing evolution of the film...

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In the kickoff episode of Season Five, join me, Alexia Melocchi, as we journey through the world of business branding, incorporating powerful themes like personal bravery and authenticity. I'll be sharing some of my experiences as an immigrant and a woman in Show Business and the single greatest piece of advice I got from my now business partner and mother.

No matter where you are on your journey - an aspiring artist,...

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Welcome to episode 75 of "Heart of Show Business," my milestone podcast journey filled with entertainment industry knowledge, inspiration, and mindset tactics. As we wrap up this season, I want to express my gratitude to all my listeners. Get ready for an exciting season finale and a sneak peek into the future. 


I've returned from the Cannes Film Festival with 13 incredible takeaways that I'm eager to share. Fro...

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May 11, 2023 36 mins

Phyllis King is an intuitive life strategist whose lessons have helped tens of thousands worldwide break through their limits to create dynamic shifts in their lives. She teaches about the law of attraction, the art of receiving, connecting to your life’s purpose, overcoming fear and doubt, attracting the perfect soul partner, intuition, chakra balancing, and plenty more.

 She’s a published author who’s been featured on ABC, CBS, NB...

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April 27, 2023 39 mins

So you want to be a Hollywood producer. But what does it take to make it in today’s industry? It’s not all glamour—it’s hard work, disappointment, persistence—all in the pursuit of excellence. In this week’s podcast, we feature Marty Katz. If his name is familiar, it’s because he's been a Hollywood producer for over three decades and has worked with the cream of the crop in Tinseltown throughout his career. At Walt Disney Stud...

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What’s the most urgent social change movement right now? Perhaps ending poverty, gender equality, or inclusion comes to mind—what about the rights of sentient species? To raise a life for dispassionate mass consumption, waste, and greed is a delay in our evolution as a species. Until we recognize that we are no better than the animals we take for granted.

Kathy Stevens is the founder and visionary of The Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a...

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March 23, 2023 40 mins

You’ve heard of following your dream, but have you ever considered following your destiny? For many artists in Hollywood, rejection is served on a cold platter. How does one handle that kind of stress—to center oneself, to love oneself in spite of rejection? Jon Paul Crimi teaches a technique called breathwork, defined as conscious connected breathing. It's the perfect tool for the job.

Years after becoming a Hollywood screenwr...

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Born in Iran, Shohreh Aghdashloo left everything she loved in the pursuit of a better life—her country, home, and family, during Iran’s Islamic Revolution in the late 70s. She had a goal, packed her bags, and drove her car on a journey that would take her across Europe, leading eventually to the stages of Hollywood, where she has worked on some of the most coveted projects in entertainment. 

Her unique voice is immediately recogniza...

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February 19, 2023 42 mins

What's it really like working in the studio system? Do writers have to focus on one genre to be successful? These are a few of the topics screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos illuminates, having been in the game for three decades writing for some of the top studios in film entertainment. Originally from Greece, he got his break in the late 90s at the Sci-Fi channel and then Disney.  

He's written popular mainstream films like ...

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February 4, 2023 48 mins

The landscape in film distribution has changed dramatically with the advent of video-on-demand streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Pluto TV, to name a few. But are these the best distribution channels for independent films? Or are there alternative mediums of distribution to put indie films in their proper spotlight and even earn a decent profit?

That's where Niccolò Messina and his team at V Channels come in. Th...

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In this episode, we chat with Sofia Milos, known for her recurring roles in CSI: Miami, The Sopranos, Friends, ER, and many more. Raised in Switzerland within a traditional Greek-Italian family, she transcended inherited expectations to follow her passion as an actress, honing her craft and learning from the best teachers in the industry, focusing her essence on delivering strong female characters.

Along the way, she’s learned about...

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January 8, 2023 31 mins

Ever wondered what it takes to build your own brand? Perhaps the people you’re working with are draining your time, talent, and integrity. Are money and fame all there is to show business, or is there more to real abundance? Perhaps it's time to self-assess your career and personal life to plan for the future accordingly.

In show business and in life, there are no rules, only guideposts. In this episode, I’ll share with you som...

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What happens when a movie that got advanced marketing and distribution turns out to be unsellable? In this season finale and solo episode, I go over my FIRST MISTAKE as an Entertainment Business executive and Company owner and the lessons learned in between.
In the first of the Hollywood Scam Exposed special edition, there will be takeaways about doing research; not all that glitters is actual gold.
Stay through the end to ...

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September 27, 2022 38 mins

 You do not have to stand on a stage to be a Speaker.  Being able to captivate an audience, big or small,  can bring about the amplification of success in Business or the Arts.
With over 28 years of Public Speaking and TV Presenting, Andrew Eggelton is sought to master what Authenticity truly means and how to achieve it.   
The space between the words is as potent as the words themselves.  And that is Andrew's secret s...

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David R. Stokes loves American history. And theology. He poured his creative juices into both areas by writing compelling stories and inspirational books. His fictional novels got him published by Random House, with a few of his books climbing the best seller charts.  David first began working in radio with his own national XM satellite radio talk show and has been a frequent guest host for talk shows across the country. Over the y...

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