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About Film Talk

Film Talk podcasts takes you inside the minds of some of the brightest filmmakers in the world. Learn from award-winning filmmakers as they teach the secrets to their success – the daily habits, routines and practices they employ to be the best in their industry. Guests include Oscar winners, Emmy Award winners, and Golden Globe winners. You can access the archive of all Film Talk podcasts here.



Creating your reality with Hanala Sagal

Hanala Sagal is an award-winning writer, comedian, keynote speaker and YouTube icon with 106 million viewers. Hanala is also the co-screenwriter and co-executive producer of “Elvis & Nixon,” which stars Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, Oscar nominated Michael Shannon, and Golden Globe-nominated Colin Hanks.



How to become a YouTube filmmaking superstar with Scott Winn

Scott Winn is a director and producer best known for his YouTube work, which has amassed more than 59 million views. Recently Scott partnered with YouTube superstar Lily Singh to document her world tour for a film called “A Trip to Unicorn Island,” an ambitious 27-city world tour during which she delivered an inspirational message to her 7 million fans. The movie was recently released by YouTube Red as their first-ever original documentary.



How to become a social media superstar with Meg DeAngelis

Meg DeAngelis is an actress and social media superstar with 4.3 million YouTube subscribers and 1.6 million Instagram followers.

Meg has starred in the series “Royal Crush” and movies “The Giant King” and “Summer Forever” with Alyson Stoner, as well as the upcoming Dreamworks release “Trolls” in which she stars alongside Oscar nominated Anna Kendrick, Golden Globe nominated Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand and Gwen Stefani.

Her latest film, “Dance Camp,” from Awesomeness Films, was produced by John Chu as one of the first features to premiere on YouTube’s new subscription service YouTube Red. Following its exclusive YouTube Red debut earlier in March 2016, it became available via digital download on March 25.



Why your crowdfunding campaign is failing with John Trigonis

John Trigonis is the author of “Crowdfunding for Filmmakers.” He has mentored thousands of filmmakers, storytellers and other content creators worldwide to help them craft compelling crowdfunding experiences that not only reach, but also exceed their financial goals.

After spending a few years as a private crowdfunding consultant for a number of creative projects, John was brought on board Indiegogo’s film team as its film campaign strategist, and now works behind the scenes on some the most successful film and video campaigns, including “Con Man,” “VGHS Season 3,” “Iron Sky: The Coming Race,” and countless other top-dollar projects, all while continuing to nurture his own creative multimedia endeavors. In addition to this John recently spoke at TEDx.



Building a world-class film industry network with Richard Botto

Richard Botto is a screenwriter, producer, actor and filmmaker, and the creator and CEO of social network Stage 32. Since the launch of Stage 32 in September 2011, this filmmaking community has grown to more than 500,000 members from all across the globe. Forbes has described Stage 32 as “Lynda.com meets LinkedIn for film, television and theater creatives.”

Richard’s screenplays have been semi-finalists and finalists at a variety of competitions including the Page, Nicholl and Creative World Awards. He was an associate producer on Sam Levinson’s “Another Happy Day” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and featured Golden Globe-nominated Ellen Barkin, Golden Globe-nominated Demi Moore, Oscar-nominated Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth, and Oscar winner Ellen Burnstyn.

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