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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.



Discovering the passion of film music and life with Wendy Blackstone

Wendy Blackstone has composed scores for over 130 film and television projects, nine of which have been nominated for or won Oscars. She also holds the distinction of being the first-ever female film composer signed by CAA.



Lessons learned from a life composing with Patrick De Caumette

Patrick De Caumette is an Emmy Award-winning composer and instrumentalist. His past work includes “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment,” “Navy Seals vs. Zombies,” and “Fever: 1793.”

He has also been the house composer for Walt Disney France, and has taught at Temple University and the University of the Arts.



Raising up the next generation of film composers with Hummie Mann

Hummie Mann is a two-time Emmy Award-winning composer and arranger. His composing credits include “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Dracula: Dead and Loving It.” His conducting credits include “The Grudge 2” and Oscar nominated “The Adams Family.”

His orchestrating credits include Oscar-nominated “A Few Good Men,” Golden Globe nominated “Sister Act,” legendary TV series “Fame” and “The Simpsons.” He is also a professor at the Seattle Film Institute and the De Tao Masters Academy in Shanghai.



Establishing a successful career as a film composer with Matthew Margeson

Matthew Margeson is a composer for movies such as Oscar-nominated “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Oscar nominated “Wreck-It Ralph,” Oscar nominated “Captain Phillips,” “Kick-Ass 2,” “This is the End,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “The Expendables,” and “Eddie the Eagle” which is currently in theaters nationwide.



Bringing European flavor to film composition with Carlo Siliotto

Golden Globe-nominated Carlo Siliotto has composed music for over 70 films, including titles such as “Miracles from Heaven,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” “The Punisher” and “Fluke.”

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