Episode 121: Angela Edmond & James Brooke from All3Media

We've talked a lot on the show about how filmmakers in Atlanta will make a great film or TV show pilot and then say, "Hmmm....now what?" We're in that predicament with our own pilot, Pepper's Place, which was shot over two years ago. Is there anywhere to actually take it?

Turns out there is! Chuck ran into Angela Edmond from All3Media, the global production and distribution company behind shows like Kitchen Nightmares and Chrisley Knows Best, at the premiere of Atlanta's a Drag. Angela and her colleague James Brooke break down exactly what they're looking for in terms of new content from Atlanta filmmakers.

REPEAT: THEY ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR ATLANTA BASED CONTENT. YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE.

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Episode 116: Actress Laura Wheale (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Sully, This is Alabama)

Often actors move to a city like L.A., New York, or now Atlanta and toil away for years without getting any major picture deals. Then there's this week's guest Laura Wheale who moved here and immediately hopped onto the sets of Sully and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk!

Laura came on the show to talk about working with big directors like Clint Eastwood and Ang Lee and how her big shot came about. Plus she discusses her other life as a lawyer and her new hosting job for the series This is Alabama.

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Episode 103: Georgia Film Academy's Dan Kelly

With all these great films coming into town you hope someone is out there teaching the new generation how to hone their craft. Insert the Georgia Film Academy which promises, among other things, to advance film education in the state.

Dan Kelly, who is also a screenwriter, actor, on-set accountant, and a number of other things, came on Atlanta Film Chat to discuss the GFA and his own career. If you've heard of the GFA and wanted to know what they're all about, find out in this episode!

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Film Bar Monday tonight (6/27) is at Mac Magee's. Next week (7/4) we meet up at The Independent.

Head to the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge Tuesday 6/28 at 7:30 PM for Eat, Drink, & B-Indie. Previous guest Ryan Monolopolus from On Camera Combatives will be talking about fighting and choreography for film!

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Roundtable Episode 4: Founders of the Atlanta Film Festival and the Image Film & Video Center

As we move forward in becoming a true southern film powerhouse we risk losing the amazing history of our humble beginnings. It's hard to imagine now with how big it is, but the Atlanta Film Festival hasn't been around forever, and it would be difficult to argue against the idea the fest has had a huge part of so many great advancements for film in the city.

In honor of this, we brought on several of the founders of the Atlanta Film Festival and the IMAGE Film & Video Center to tell their stories of years gone by. We also got to hear about that very first festival and what they think of the growth of the city since then.

Thanks to Dr. Herb Eichelberger, Fran Burst, Gayla Jamison, Larry Robertson, and Bill Vanderkloot for coming on the show, and special thanks to Linda Burns for the idea and hosting this special!

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Episode 94: Charlie Fish & Carrie Schrader, Directors of The Founders

Everybody loves an underdog story, and in general sports stories provide amazing examples of this. One such story is playing at the Atlanta Film Festival this year: The Founders, directed by Atlanta Film Chat's latest guests Charlie Fisk and Carrie Schrader!

You would think women who fought tooth and nail to start the LPGA in the face of impossible adversity would be eager to tell their tales. However, this was not the case, and Charlie and Carrie tell us all about the challenges of making this film. After you listen, make sure to check out the film Monday April 4th at 9:15 at the Plaza!

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Roundtable Episode 3: Producers

While our regular episodes are great for getting to know people personally, to really understand what their jobs are sometimes it's best to sit back and let a bunch of them converse. This is what we've attempted to do in our special series The Roundtable. In part 3 of this series we focused on producers.

Want to understand the producer's role? Trying to gain an understanding of just how different Georgia is now from 20 years ago? Do you just want to know what the heck a producer is in the first place? This is the episode for you.

Listen as Tom Luse (The Walking Dead, Jeepers Creepers), Linda Burns (VHS, The Signal), Suzan Satterfield (Mega Dens, Ground Breakers), William Vanderkloot (Iron Horse, The BIG Documentary Series), and Ken Feinberg (Santa's Boot Camp, 50+ short films through Creative Studios of Atlanta) discuss all these topics and more, hosted again by Pamela DeRitis from Call Time Atlanta!

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Episode 72: Stuntwoman Elizabeth Davidovich

Doing stunt work on films seems like a lot of fun, right? You get to jump around, and fall down, get set on fire, or whatever else it takes to get the job done. Like everything else in the film world, though, it's a ton more work than anyone thinks. In fact, it starts years before you even want to get on your first film and throw yourself down some stairs.

Our latest guest, Elizabeth Davidovich, has done stunt work for productions like Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and Fast & Furious 7. She came on to tell us just how much work goes into stunts and why it takes a specific type of personality to do this kind of job. She also tells future stunt pros exactly what they need to focus on if they plan on ever breaking in.

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Introducing The Pitch, The Newest Podcast in the Atlanta Film Chat Family

Introducing a brand new concept from the Atlanta Film Chat podcast! Called "The Pitch," the new series follows the creation of a film from concept to final edit. Molly Coffee, co-host of Atlanta Film Chat and owner of Zombie Cat Productions, plans to make her first feature film soon, and wants to bring you on for the ride.

Each episode of The Pitch will feature a different stage of filmmaking. In Episode 1 Molly explains the concept of her film to director Brantly Watts and the Atlanta Film Festival's Christina Humphrey. Follow-up episodes will feature a new stage of the filmmaking process and new women to pitch to, eventually culminating in a finished feature film.

Make sure to subscribe on iTunes & Stitcher and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Special thanks to Michael "Breezy Keys" Jones from Lover Deluxe Records for the brand new theme song!

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Episode 56: Amber Nash (Archer, Dad's Garage)

Voice actors don't get enough credit for what they do. It's easy to think that it's simply a matter of talking into a mic and going home. According to this week's guest Amber Nash, the voice of Pam from Archer - well, that description is about right. But it's still a lot of work! After we had Archer animator Allyssa Lewis on we wanted to hear what the other side of the voice animation process was like and Amber was nice enough to come on.

We went into a ton more than the voice acting business, though, as Amber has been heavily involved with theatre company Dad's Garage for several years. In fact, she's participating in the June event Dad's Garage and Friends which stars basically everyone on the planet (including Too Many Cook's William Tokarsky who's coming on our show soon!) and goes into that as well. She also tells us about meeting her co-stars, where Pam's voice came from, why she loves living in Atlanta, and a ton more.

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Episode 34: Director Jiyoung Lee Talks "Female Pervert"

It's always great when one of our gets some great news, and local writer/director/actor Jiyoung Lee has been full of it lately! Her latest film Female Pervert is not only of the first films accepted to the Atlanta Film Festival but it's also making its big debut at the Slamdance Film Festival this month!

Jiyoung came on Atlanta Film Chat with her creative partner Dave Bonawits to talk about making the movie and everything that's happened since they wrapped. This includes getting a random email from the Weinstein Company so things are definitely heating up for her, so make sure to listen to this episode before she's a household name!

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Episode 30: Forbes Top Entrepreneurs Under 30's Tara Ansley

We all know film has the power to change lives. Seeing the right movie can inspire you to push for a better life, change your community, or help those in need. Making movies also gives you the ability to tell your own stories and be heard by the world.

This is why when I contacted Tara Ansley and she mentioned she was on a Native American reservation in South Dakota teaching members of a tribe how to make better films I knew it would make for a great podcast. Little did I know that Tara had so much more to talk about - not only is she into feature film development and financing she was also listed in Forbes' Top 1000 Entrepreneurs Under 30. She's also on the Sundance Institute so there was plenty to talk about!

There's tons of info in this one if you're wondering how your film will ever reach the money goals you want, so make sure to give it a listen.

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Episode 28: Bubba Carr Dances His Way Into Atlanta Film Chat's Heart

Ha! Back to the amazing puns in the title. This week's episode of Atlanta Film Chat is a pretty unique one. We typically get to hear about amazing projects in the area or the story behind the various positions both on and off the set. With this week's guest, dancer and choreographer Bubba Carr, we got a real inside look at the man himself.

Bubba has had a long and storied career thus far, working on shows like Fame, So You Think You Can Dance, and the upcoming Goosebumps, as well as live shows with entertainers like Cher. More than that, though, he's also lived a crazy and eventful life, and has a positive outlook on practically everything. He also discusses what it's like for a dancer tackling the inevitability of getting older and why he thinks everyone has the ability to dance.

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Episode 19: Rebecca Shrager From the People Store Talent Agency

Actors! If you've ever uttered the question "How do I get an agent?" or "Ugh, why do I need an agent anyway?" then you need to listen to this episode of Atlanta Film Chat. Signing on with an agency is the dream of everyone who's ever even thought about standing in front of an audience and pretend to be someone else. So how do you go about doing this impossible feat?

Turns out, agents are just human beings like the rest of us. To prove that we brought on President & CEO of People Store Rebecca Shrager. People Store has been around for 30+ years now representing actors not just in Atlanta but the entire southeast region. Rebecca has seen it all and agreed to come on and talk about her experiences over the years.

So, for real - if you want representation, listen up. She goes into serious detail on what you should be doing now, the future, and even yesterday to get the attention of an agent. Put down your obviously fluffed up resume and download the episode right now!

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