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Interview with Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman

Session #157 – Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman

Nicholas Bruckman has produced and directed award-winning features, commercials and web-content for groups such as Greenpeace, Black Lives Matter and TED. His films have screened at Tribeca, Sundance, and SXSW where it won the Audience Award. His latest film “Not Going Quietly” is now streaming on Hulu. We talk storytelling in documentary formats, journalistic objectivity and more. SHOW NOTES: Nicholas’ site: https://nickny.com PeoplesTV site: https://peoples.tv Documentary website: https://www.notgoingquietlyfilm.com

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You're Dead Now What - Estate Planning for Writers

Session #156 – “Estate Planning for Writers” with author Matt Buchman

As writers, we struggle to get our work written, sold, and produced our whole careers. What we don’t hardly ever think about is, what happens after we’re gone? Our writing doesn’t stop being valuable, but who is going to take over managing it and, hopefully, continue to reap the benefits of our creativity for the length of our copyright? We discuss this with best-selling novelists Matt Buchman, writer of “Estate Planning for Writers” based on his own experiences. SHOW NOTES:Matt Buchman’s Website: http://www.mlbuchman.com

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Session #155 - What Hollywood Did On Our Summer Vacation

Session #155 – What Hollywood Did On Our Summer Vacation

The doctors (not real doctors) are in, again. We’re back from our Summer break and kicking off our 6th year with a look at all the recent stories in the news that impact Hollywood and writers including Roe v. Wade, inflation and supply chain woes, YouTube TV, CA Tax incentives, and more. SHOW NOTES: THR: One Big Reason Hollywood Hasn’t Begun Boycotting States Over Abortion Access THR: California Readies $1.65B Film/TV Tax Credit to Draw Productions From Anti-Abortion States THR: Digital Creators Rethink Hollywood As Some Push to Work On Their Own Terms THR: Hollywood Aims to Trim Production Costs Amid Inflation Surge, Supply Chain Pain THR: YouTube Takes Live TV Market Share as Streaming War Escalates Gamespot: Video Game Spending is down 13% year of year a drop of $1.71 billion

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Dennis Lehane - “Black Bird” Writer and Showrunner

Session #154 – Dennis Lehane – “Black Bird” Writer and Showrunner

In this session, we talk with novelist and screenwriter/showrunner Dennis Lehane. His award-winning novels and the film adaptations spawned major feature films such as “Shutter Island,” “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone.” The show’s he’s written for, “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire,” are always at the top of everyone’s “best written show” lists. We discuss his journey and his latest project, the true crime limited series on AppleTV+ “Black Bird” starring Taron Egerton.

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