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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 25, 2017

SellingYourScreenplay.com Episode 177 - Chad Ridgely

Chad discusses his career and upcoming projects as both a comedian and a writer / producer.

Jul 22, 2017

Denise started Scriptd as a way to empower creators/screenwriters, connect them directly with their audiences and the entertainment industry. Scriptd is a searchable database for scripts. This service is now in BETA and is free for writers. Previously Director of Sales and Marketing at famed nightclub, The Box. Seasoned television and digital producer who has worked on Ugly Betty, Sex and the City 2, with tenures at MTV and Endemol (Executive Producer). Bachelor's Degree from Gallatin at NYU. For more information on on Denise and Scriptd, go to Scriptd.com @scriptdinc or find Denise on facebook @deniselovehewett. Connect with Laura Powers at www.laurapowers.net or on Facebook and follow her on twitter @thatlaurapowers.

Jul 22, 2017

Alexandra Boylan is a writer, producer, and actress. Alexandra Boylan is a writer, producer and actor . She was born and raised in Georgetown, Massachusetts, where she first began her exploration into acting, which led her to relocate to Los Angeles. Utilizing the skills obtained on dozens of movie sets and harnessing the passion that fuels her, she formed her own production company. MirrorTree Productions, which has produced numerous feature films, including “Home Sweet Home” and “At Your Own Risk.” Her film “Catching Faith” is currently streaming on Netflix and had an eight-month run in Wal-Mart. Her most recent film “Wish For Christmas” sold to Pure Flix Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Alexandra is the.To view her websites please visit, www.mirrortreeproductions.com and www.yourperfectadventure.com. She is an active member of Woman in Film in Los Angeles, where she sits on the PSA Board. And hopes to continue to create strong female driven content for audiences everywhere. Alexandra is the Outreach Coordinator for Ms In The Biz, and co-collaborator of the book “Thriving in Hollywood.” www.misinthebiz.com. For more information on Alexandra, go to Mirrortreeproductions.com. Connect with Laura Powers at www.laurapowers.net or on Facebook and follow her on twitter @thatlaurapowers.

Jul 22, 2017

International Best-Selling Author and Publisher of Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press, Jesse sits squarely at the intersection of publishing and promotion – having signed two publishing deals on two different continents and navigated the world of becoming a best-selling author twice. As the publisher and founder of Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press, it has been his honor to work with 100+ authors from around the world to achieve their dreams of writing and publishing a book. With constant exposure to books, trends in publishing and the latest marketing techniques for authors, Jesse has a superpower to see the meaning beneath your words and help craft titles, website copy and your unique author language quickly and effectively. In addition to being featured on over 50 media outlets for his best-selling book Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Jesse has been an entrepreneur his entire adult life and holds degrees from University of California, Berkeley, as well as National Taiwan University and Beijing Normal University. For more information on on Jesse go to www.JesseKrieger.com for more information his publishing company go to www.LifestyleEntrepreneursPress.com. To connect on facebook, find them @lifestyleentrepreneurspress. Connect with Laura Powers at www.laurapowers.net or on Facebook and follow her on twitter @thatlaurapowers.

Jul 22, 2017

According to Filmmaker Magazine, Signature Move is one of the "Most Anticipated American Films of 2017." In this Podcast, viewers will be part of a rare interview with Director, Jennifer Reeder, Co-Writer and Actress, Fawzia Mirza and Actress, Sari Sanchez. In the movie, a new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her relationship with her recently widowed mother who escapes to TV dramas and finding her daughter a husband. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab copes by taking up Lucha-style wrestling. More information about the movie, cast and crew can be found at the website: www.signaturemovemovie.com, on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/signaturemovemovie/ and on Twitter: @SignatureMov. For more information on Laura Powers and her work you can go to her websitewww.laurapowers.net and you can find Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers or follow her on instagram at laurapowers44.

Jul 18, 2017

“War for the Planet of the Apes” is a superb finish to the trilogy.

Rarely is the third movie in a trilogy the best one, but “War for the Planet of the Apes” is just that. Concluding the sci-fi tale of evolved apes battling what’s left of mankind, this summer movie raises the bar for tent-pole entertainment. Nuanced acting from leads Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson, a complex score by Michael Giacchino, and production design that could rival “The Revenant” help make this one of the year’s best. Of course, it all starts with a smart script by director Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback which builds character through action, ensures its villains are sympathetic, and seamlessly blends the set-pieces into the character’s journey.

Jul 10, 2017

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” secures Peter Parker’s future by returning him to school.

The reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise may be its third start in just 15 years, but this latest one wisely returns Peter Parker to high school. His vulnerabilities as a teen struggling to find his place in the world deepen the narrative and make him susceptible to the evils of the adult world. This one really sticks to the wall too with a likable new lead (Tom Holland), diversity in its casting, and a sympathetic, down-to-earth villain (Michael Keaton). “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is just that – a return to school, a return to greater stakes, and a return to the ubiquitous Marvel fold.

Jul 6, 2017

“Baby Driver” is quintessential escapist entertainment for the summer.

Writer/director Edgar Wright is expert at comedy, but who knew that he could ace action/adventure so triumphantly? His new film “Baby Driver” is very likely the summer’s quintessential escapist entertainment. Wright’s screenplay concerns a getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) who listens to his own musical mix tapes while chauffeuring thieves during their heists. The songs help him synch his moves behind the wheel. Wright synchs his action to music as well, choreographing his actors, action and locations in one of the best shot and edited movies in years. Think of it as a car chase musical, a breathtaking ride at your local Cineplex.

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