While having a background in Hollywood productions, the brothers still approach their work with a “do-it-yourself” attitude and a complete willingness to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty to make their film happen. Their infectious passion has led to them releasing their latest feature under IFC Films and will undoubtedly grant them more great features to come.
How do you get your first feature made? It’s the question every aspiring filmmaker wants answered. Today Ryan speaks with Ricky Staub — writer, director, and entrepreneur. After coming off the success of his first narrative project, The Cage (developed in collaboration with Film Supply) Ricky connected with the producers that would help make his first feature a reality.
He and Ryan cover everything from his years working under the prolific producer Sam Mercer (on films like THE LAST AIRBENDER, DEVIL, and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMEN), to starting his own commercial company to hone his technical craft. They explore and dive deep into a discussion about the path and experiences of writing and directing his first feature film, starring IDRIS ELBA no less! You don’t want to miss this!
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Scott Glassgold is a Manager and Producer with well over a decade of experience. After getting his start at New Line Cinema and Disney, Scott Founded Ground Control, an innovative Management and Production company. From there he’s gone on to nurture several short films and initial ideas to final feature films – such as Prospect, The Beyond, and his latest sale to Paramount, The Follower.
Recently, Scott has partnered with Screen Gems to produce horror proof of concepts with an eye towards developing them into feature films. The program is called Scream Gems and aims to collaborate with up-and-coming filmmakers to produce horror shorts with the primary goal of developing new, original content into feature films. Follow Ground Control on twitter for updates!
Go behind the scenes of Martin Scorsese’s latest film, The Irishman, with this official three-part companion podcast from Netflix.
Each Episode features interviews with cast and crew, including Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
The first episode of Behind the Irishman will be available Monday, December 2nd, with new episodes released every Monday.
But be wary of spoilers! Watch The Irishman on Netflix before you listen to the podcast.
Search for Behind The Irishman on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocketcasts or wherever else you listen to podcasts.
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On today’s episode, Ryan talks to Frank Barbiere, comic book and video game writer with credits in Destiny, Violent Love, Five Ghosts, Lobo, Supergirl, Avengers, and more. The guys talk about writing in film and comics, story structure, and working with artists.
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We also collaborated with Musicbed on an upcoming video to celebrate the launch of Membership. Let’s just say there are tanks, grenades, and teddy bears involved. Check it out later this week on the Film Riot YouTube channel!
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Aputure makes high-quality gear for filmmakers without the typical high costs! From LED Lights, Field Monitors, Microphones and Follow Focus Systems, they have a wide assortment of kickass gear. Check out their stuff here – www.aputure.com
They also have a great YouTube channel of their own, packed full of educational goodness for filmmakers. Check out one of their recent videos below.
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