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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 Oscar-nominated films with Pen Densham

Pen Densham is the twice-Oscar-nominated writer/producer/director of movies such as “Moll Flanders,” starring Morgan Freeman and Robin Wright, “Houdini” starring Mark Ruffalo and Emile Hirsch, and the box office smash hit “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” which was the second-highest grossing film of 1991.

In addition he is renowned for his television revivals of “The Outer Limits” and “The Twilight Zone,” for which he earned the unique distinction of being named number eight in Cinefantastique’s list of “the 50 Most Powerful People in Science Fiction.” And Pen’s production company, Trilogy Entertainment Group, has produced more than 400 hours of network and prime-time programming. Its combined gross between film and television product is more than $1 billion.

Creating the epic romance with Pam Wallace

Pam Wallace is the Oscar-winning writer of “Witness,” an iconic movie that also won one other Oscar and was nominated in a further six categories. The movie additionally received six Golden Globe nominations, won a BAFTA award and received a further six BAFTA nominations.

She is also the writer of over 19 other movies. including “If These Walls Could Talk,” “Love’s Unending Legacy” and “Class.” She is also the author of 25 romance novels, and the screenwriting book, “You Can Write a Movie.”

Building a faith-based filmmaking dynasty with Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams is the senior vice president of TDJ Enterprises, where he works closely with Bishop TD Jakes. He is also the co-producer of “Sparkle” and the executive producer of films such as “Miracles from Heaven,” “Heaven is for Real,” “Black Nativity,” and “Woman Thou Art Loosed.”

Over the last 20 years, through his company Favor International, Derrick has offered services in five major areas: live events, film and television, business development, marketing and artist management. He has orchestrated the production of numerous events ranging from fundraisers, award shows, stage plays, live recordings, screenings, seminars, concerts, tours, conferences and corporate events. For the past 17 years, Derrick has facilitated all aspects of Bishop TD Jakes’ entertainment division, including producing feature films, television productions and stadium conferences.

Why the faith market metters with Dr. Ted Baehr

Dr. Ted Baehr is the founder and publisher of MovieGuide and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, the only active liaison between studio executives and the general public for issues of family entertainment and faith. He is also a noted critic, educator, lecturer, author and media pundit.

Dr. Baehr was president of the organization that produced “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” for CBS, boasting 37 million viewers and winning an Emmy award. In addition, Dr Baehr has also produced hundreds of programs for PBS.

Armed with more than 40 years of research on the media and culture, Dr. Baehr has lectured at the European Parliament, the House of Lords in the U.K., the Parliament of Norway, the Bombay Communication Institute, Yale University, Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia and UCLA.

Dr. Baehr is also the publisher of MovieGuide magazine, which offers in-depth analyses of current movies from a biblical perspective. He writes a syndicated column for publications nationwide, and he is the author of more than 10 books on the subject of faith and film. Dr Baehr additionally presents the “Report to the Entertainment Industry,” an annual analysis of the past year’s movies and is the founder of the internationally broadcasted MovieGuide Awards.

Being in a long-distance relationship with Hollywood with Matt Osterman

Matt Osterman is a writer/director/producer best known for his feature film “Ghost From The Machine,” his award-winning short films, and his work on the documentary “Sportsfan” with Jon Stewart.

Matt has also collaborated closely with Emmy award-winner Dan Buettner, helping him found his anthropological research project Quest Network and the subsequent New York Times bestselling book “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.”

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