The Production Meeting

The Production Meeting

A group of film industry professionals -including filmmakers, actors, publicists and producers - gather to talk about the changing trends and latest events within the industry. Hosted by TWIN PEAKS actor James Grixoni, indie film specialist Clint Morris, and film producer Gabriel Campisi.

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May 2, 2021 76 min

Actor Jeffrey Weissman, who played George McFly in "Back to the Future II" and "Back to the Future III", talks about filling another actor's shoes for the tentpole sequels, Crispin Glover's landmark lawsuit over the character, and being blacklisted by Hollywood as a result of talking to Glover about the case.

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Gary Bullock, best known for his role as Sheriff Cable in "Twin Peaks : Fire Walk With Me", talks about the opportunities a David Lynch film presented him with, fandom, and what he's up to these days.

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Miles Chapman, best known for creating the "Escape Plan" franchise, offers screenwriting advice to those wanting to break into the industry.

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Courtney Gains first achieved success during the 1980s with a variety of roles in films such Children of the Corn (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Colors (1988), The 'Burbs (1989) and Memphis Belle (1990). In this insightful look back, Gains discusses his beginnings, how he strives to avoid typecasting, how the parts have changed over the years and his venture into music.

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Actor Dennis Hayden is likely most recognized for his role as 'Eddie', one of the villains in John McTiernan's 1988 classic "Die Hard". In this fun and also educational chat, Hayden explains how the role came to be, how he was able to make it into a bigger part than originally written, and whether or not it - and roles in films like "Action Jackson" and "Another 48 Hours" - saw him typecast as an...

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Troy Evans is an acclaimed character actor from Missoula, Montana, USA that is recognized for his work in "Twin Peaks","Under Siege", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "Ace Ventura : Pet Detective", "E.R", and most recently, "Bosch".

In this entertaining and enlightening interview Evans talks about the trials and tribulations of being a character actor, his time behind bars, and why ...

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Wesley Strick is an American screenwriter who has written such films as the comic-horror hit Arachnophobia, the Martin Scorsese remake of Cape Fear and the video game adaptation Doom. Since 2015, he has worked as a writer/executive producer on The Man in the High Castle. In this insightful interview, Strick discusses his beginnings, his proudest achievements, offers advice to budding screenwriters and discusses the "Superman...

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Actor and comedian Robert Wuhl, known for his work in "Good Morning Vietnam" (1988), "Batman" (1989), and "Arliss" (1992), stops by to talk about his work in the aforesaid groundbreaking comic book movie, why Michael Keaton wouldn't have been cast if the internet were around then, and why he wasn't involved in the Tim Burton-directed sequel.

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Geoffrey Blake is an Emmy nominated, two-time SAG Award winning actor best known for his role as 'Wesley' (the abusive radical boyfriend) opposite Robin Wright's 'Jennie' in the iconic Academy Award Best Picture "Forrest Gump", and as 'McCloskey' in western hit "Young Guns" (1988). In this insightful interview, Blake talks about his beginnings, career highlights and his acting workshop (a...

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Actor turned investment broker Scott Valentine, one of the stars of NBC's '80s classic "Family Ties", on lessons he learnt as an actor and the importance of also being a smart businessman if you're going to pursue a career in film or television.

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Accomplished screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick ('Final Destination", "Final Destination 2", "The Final Wish", "Dead Awake") shares tips on how to successfully pursue a career in Hollywood, how important your network and circle is, and how to deal with rejection and frustration.

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Dave Sheridan stops by to talk about his illustrious career, working with the Wayans' brothers on the "Scary Movie" films, why he decided to get into podcasting, how the pandemic hasn't affected his career, and his plans to resurrect 'Doofy' for a possible spin-off.

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Celebrated filmmaker Brett Leonard, director of "The Lawnmower Man", "Virtuosity" and "Hideaway", talks about the new technology he's working with and how he's helping lead the charge in a new type of filmmaking.

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Actor and voice-over legend Stuart Pankin, known for lending his lungs to Disney's "Dinosaurs", and performing in such films as "Arachnophobia", "Congo","Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" and "Fatal Attraction", stops by to talk about working in and out of a recording booth, covid's effect on theater, film and television, and being Earl Sinclair.

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Ian Buchanan stops by to reminisce about his time as Dick Tremayne on the landmark series "Twin Peaks".

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Roundtable discussion with several actors turned film producers -  Joey Travolta ("Beverly Hills Cop 3", "Oscar"), Tami Stronach ("The Never-Ending Story") and her husband and producing partner Greg Steinbruner, and Christopher Showerman ("Radio America", "Between the Sand and the Sky").

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Screenwriter and filmmaker Josh Stolberg talks about his many contributions to the horror genre ("Piranha 3D", "Sorority Row", "Jigsaw"), as well as the effect Covid had on his most recent project, "Spiral".

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John Badham, celebrated director of such films as Saturday Night Fever (1977), Dracula (1979), Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames (1983), Short Circuit (1986), and Stakeout (1987), talks about the latest edition of his book "John Badham On Directing", transitioning from film to television, and industry changes he's noticed over the years.

 

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Actor Linden Ashby reflects on playing Johnny Cage in "Mortal Kombat", released 25 years ago this month. The actor, also known for his work on TV's "Melrose Place" and "Teen Wolf", talks career highs and lows, dealing with depression, his love of "Friday Night Lights" and moving behind the camera.

 

 

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