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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, writers, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry. We provide a platform for filmmakers to provide advice, lessons learned, personal reflections, and ins… read more


218 - Knox Shelton & Miriam Bale - How to Be a Courageous and Compassionate Filmmaker

Hello, Indie Creatives!

In this episode, we have a conversation with the Executive and Artistic Directors of the Indie Memphis Film Festival, Knox Shelton and Miriam Bale. We talk about why Festivals around the country are taking more COVID precautions than theaters and sporting venues, what sacrifices they look for in serious filmmakers, how festivals can create more opportunity and remove barriers for Black filmmakers, how to help Indie Film Creators get full-market value for their work, what made Charles Grodin and Les Blank so brilliant and essential, and much, much more! Enjoy!

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