Screenwriter Buzz Dixon
Act One Podcast
by James Duke / Buzz Dixon
1M ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 35 - Interview with Screenwriter, Buzz Dixon. Buzz Dixon writes oddball TV / movies / games / comics / novels, putting words in the mouths of Superman, Batman, Conan, The Terminator, Optimus Prime, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mork & Mindy, Scrooge McDuck, Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, plus more G.I. Joes and My Little Ponies than you can shake a stick at.  His short fiction appears in Mike Shayne’s Mystery Magazine, the Pan Book Of Horror stories, National Lampoon, Analog, and numerous original and “best of” anthologies. If you were a kid in the 70’s or 80 ..read more
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Writer/Director Nathan Scoggins
Act One Podcast
by James Duke / Nathan Scoggins
2M ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 34 - Interview with Writer/Director, Nathan Scoggins. Nathan is the writer/director of the film, WHAT REMAINS. The film tells the story of a  small town pastor who is forced to reckon with an act of forgiveness when the convict he forgave for murdering his wife returns to town five years later, while the town sheriff investigates another murder that may be related. WHAT REMAINS is in select theaters and on demand beginning December 2nd so be sure to check it out. Use this link to purchase tickets: https://www.laemmle.com/film/what-remains-1 Watch the trailer he ..read more
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Film Producer Howard Kazanjian
Act One Podcast
by James Duke / Howard Kazanjian
10M ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 22 - Interview with Film Producer, Howard Kazanjian. Over his 50 year career in Hollywood, Howard Kazanjian has made films with some of the most important filmmakers of all time such as Robert Wise, Billy Wilder, Paul Newman, Sam Peckinpah, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock just to name a few. Some of the films Howard has worked on include COOL HAND LUKE, THE WILD BUNCH, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and RETURN OF THE JEDI. Recently, a new biography was released that chronicles Howard’s illustrious film career titled ..read more
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Actor Max McLean and Director Norman Stone
Act One Podcast
by James Duke / Max McLean / Norman Stone
10M ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 21 - Interview with Actor Max McLean and Director Norman Stone of the new film, THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT. THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT features award-winning actor Max McLean as the older Lewis and Nicholas Ralph – breakout star of PBS Masterpiece’s All Creatures Great and Small – as young Lewis. Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War ..read more
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Author Houston Howard
Act One Podcast
by James Duke / Houston Howard
10M ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 20 - Interview with Author, Houston Howard. Houston is an entrepreneur, creator, producer, professor, author, speaker and thought-leader in the space of multiplatform, transmediated entertainment — or what he simply calls, Super Story. Driven by a passion and desire to build generational IP that leverages both narrative velocity and brand scalability, Houston has created Super Story IP and multiplatform strategy for the likes of Fox, CBS, Mattel, Disney Imagineering, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, West Coast Customs, Slinky and more. Houston has pub ..read more
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Writer/Director Scott Teems
Act One Podcast
by James Duke / Scott Teems
10M ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 19 - Interview with Screenwriter and Director, Scott Teems. Scott is an Act One alumni and a Georgia-born filmmaker whose upcoming projects include the Universal/Blumhouse releases HALLOWEEN KILLS, which he co-wrote with David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, THE EXORCIST, another collaboration with Green and McBride, and Stephen King’s FIRESTARTER, which he adapted for the screen and will executive produce. Scott adapted another King property, THE BREATHING METHOD, which is in development with Spyglass and director Gore Verbinski, and he wrote the upcoming sequel IN ..read more
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E27 Writer/Director Brian Baugh
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by James Duke / Brian Baugh
1y ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 27 - Interview with Screenwriter and Director, Brian Baugh. Brian Baugh is a director, screenwriter, and producer known for creating socially relevant and inspiring human stories that cross genres.  He has spent the majority of his time working in feature films, but also has extensive experience in television, commercials, documentaries, and web content. He had an eclectic upbringing from being born in New Jersey, spending his youth in South Florida, and growing up in Seattle.  His creative endeavors began as a flannel clad high schooler in the Northwe ..read more
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E26 Screenwriter Zena Dell Lowe
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by James Duke / Zena Dell Lowe
1y ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 26 - Interview with Screenwriter, Zena Dell Lowe. Zena has worked professionally in the entertainment industry for over 20 years as a writer, producer, director, actress, and story consultant. Zena also teaches advanced classes on writing at conferences all over the country, and as an adjunct professor at Covenant College in Georgia, Regent University in Virginia Beach, and at the acclaimed Act One: Writing for Hollywood program, where she recently came on board as the new Curriculum Director for the summer intensive writing program. Zena’s independent film producti ..read more
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E25 Director D.J. Caruso and Producer Simon Swart
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by James Duke / DJ Caruso / Simon Swart
1y ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 25 - Interview with Director D.J. Caruso and Producer Simon Swart of the new film, REDEEMING LOVE. Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, REDEEMING LOVE is a powerful story of relentless love and perseverance as a young couple’s relationship clashes with the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850. It is a life- changing story of the power of unconditional and all-consuming love. Coming to theaters January 21, 2022, REDEEMING LOVE shows there is no brokenness that love can’t heal. D.J. Caruso came up through the directing ranks in television ..read more
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E25 D.J. Caruso and Producer Simon Swart
Act One Podcast
by James Duke / DJ Caruso / Simon Swart
1y ago
Act One Podcast - Episode 25 - Interview with Director D.J. Caruso and Producer Simon Swart of the new film, REDEEMING LOVE. Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, REDEEMING LOVE is a powerful story of relentless love and perseverance as a young couple’s relationship clashes with the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850. It is a life- changing story of the power of unconditional and all-consuming love. Coming to theaters January 21, 2022, REDEEMING LOVE shows there is no brokenness that love can’t heal. D.J. Caruso came up through the directing ranks in television ..read more
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