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The Working Director

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Helping emerging filmmakers become working directors faster. This weekly podcast will ask filmmakers the tough questions and offer guidance every step of the way with one goal in mind: help you make a living doing what you love, directing.For even more help expanding your directing career, visit The… read more

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033: How Do You Prep As A Director? (With Filmmaker Soma Helmi)

November 24th, 2022


How do you shot list? How do you breakdown character arcs? How do you prep with your DP and department heads? Those questions and more will be answered on this episode with filmmaker Soma Helmi as we talk all things …

032: How Do You Get Your First Feature Film (with Filmmaker Kristin Fairweather)

October 17th, 2022


How do you get your first feature film? How do you nurture relationships to get the first (and the second...and third...and fourth...)? How does social media come in to play for all of it? And so much more! Filmmaker …

031: How do you overcome overwhelm and burnout?

October 7th, 2022


Overwhelm and burnout can make you quit things you love, have full mental breakdowns on those you love, and even make you literally sick. How can you …

030: How Can Working With a Music Supervisor Level Up Your Film? (with Music Supervisor Jennifer Smith)

September 26th, 2022


What is a music supervisor and how would working with one level up your film? How do you know a music supervisor would be helpful for your project? …

029: How can understanding your birth chart help you succeed as a director? (with Author/Coach Bonnie Gillespie)

September 19th, 2022


This is not our typical deep dive into the craft or biz of directing, but it just might help you be more successful in both! 

How can knowing about …

028: VFX Tech - What Do You Need To Know to Direct?

September 12th, 2022


Is it your dream to direct on an LED stage (like The Mandalorian)? 

How do you choose between LED wall and green screen? 

How do you know what to prep before you go to set? 

How do you decide the shots you can lose to …

027: How Do You Create A #1 Hit Narrative Fiction Podcast Series? (with Filmmaker Jenny Curtis)

September 5th, 2022


How do you make a compelling series without any moving images?
How do you direct name talent like Helen Hunt and Alan Cumming?
How do you direct a series like this at all?
How do you use marketing to become number 1 in …

026: How Do You Get Clients As a Director (with Filmmaker Stacy Singh)

August 29th, 2022


How do you ditch the horrible feeling of waiting for the phone to ring to be told you've been hired? The best way is to go get your own clients, …

025: How Do You Get A Director's Agent (with Agent Sara Alexander)

August 29th, 2022


How do you get repped as a director? What kind of credits are agents looking for? How do you best reach out and keep in touch? How do you know an agent is right for you? How do you know if you are even ready for an …

The Working Director: Helping Emerging Filmmakers Become Working Directors Faster.

August 26th, 2022


The Working Director Podcast is back! Every episode will be dedicated to helping you grow your craft, break through mindset blocks, or give tips to get paid to be a working director faster.  Hosted by director Jenn Page

024: Indie Film Team Talk: Skyman (with Dan Myrick)

August 7th, 2020


Is self-proclaimed alien "experiencer", Carl Merryweather, on the path to filming his own alien abduction? Or is he just another crackpot looking for fame and fortune? Carl himself may not be completely sure, but he is …

023: Indie Film Team Talks: Last Call

July 31st, 2020


Intuitive Filmmaker Podcast and Blackmagic Collective Present

Film Team Talks: Last Call

"Last Call" follows a suicidal alcoholic on the anniversary …

022: Indie Film Team Talks: The Cypher

July 25th, 2020


Intuitive Filmmaker Podcast & Blackmagic Collective Present:

"The Cypher"

With his reputation and a potential record deal on the line, Khalil …

021: Film Team Talks: Delicate State

July 18th, 2020


2nd of 5 live podcasts with indie film talks. Today's film is "Delicate State."

Shot over the course of their actual pregnancy with cast doubling as …

020: Film Team Talks: Playing with Beethoven

July 11th, 2020


Our first in a series of 5 live podcasts with indie film talks. First up is "Playing with Beethoven." 

The day before a life-changing competition, a young concert pianist is lured away from the security of his practice …

019: Working with Actors from the Actor Perspective (Guest: Senta Moses)

May 12th, 2020


SENTA MOSES MIKAN is known best from her role on "My So-Called Life," but you have seen her face all over from TV to commercials to film. Host Jenn …

018: Working With VFX PLUS Obtaining Sponsorship (Guest: John Parenteau)

May 12th, 2020


John Parenteau has worked in nearly every aspect of filmmaking, including cinematography, visual effects, writing, producing and directing.  Host …

017: Directing a Feature in Five Days: Prep, Working with Actors, and Trusting Your Intuition. (Guest: Kate Rees Davies)

April 28th, 2020


Kate Rees Davies is a director with experience in narrative features, short films, music videos, and commercials. She is also an instructor of …

016: Using Social Media to Grow Your Network Beyond Your Current Circle (Guest: Sarah J. Eagen)

April 21st, 2020


Sarah J. Eagen is a SAG-AFTRA Actor and Pre-WGA Writer who was recently selected by Blackmagic Collective as one of the “Future Women of TV.”  She …

015: Being Authentically You IS Your Brand: Let Go of the Ideal You and Just Be You! (Guest: Joy Donnell)

April 14th, 2020


Joy Donnell is producer, an international speaker, author and activist who shares insight about branding, digital media and public image.

As a …

014: TV CASTING: The Process and How Are Directors Involved (Guest: Kendra Castleberry, CSA)

April 7th, 2020


Kendra Castleberry is a casting director who has cast some of network's biggest shows. She most recently finished the Facebook Watch series Limetown, starring Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci.

Host Jenn Page and Kendra …

013: The DIRECTOR-COMPOSER Relationship

March 31st, 2020


Chris Edgar is a songwriter and composer for film, theatre, TV, digital series, commercials, and more.

In this week's episode host Jenn Page and Chris dive into the director-composer relationship and how to speak the …

012: SELF-PRODUCING: Get Your Passion Project Made (Guest: Malia Miglino)

March 24th, 2020


Malia Miglino-Wolf is an actor and the creator of the show Macabre Mondays.

On this week's Intuitive Filmmaker Podcast host Jenn Page and Malia dive …

011: Directing Animation: From Selling Your Show to Running It and Everything in Between (Guest: Chris Savino)

March 17th, 2020


Chris Savino is the creator of the award-winning, hit animated cartoon series, The Loud House, on Nickelodeon.

On this week's Intuitive Filmmaker Podcast host Jenn Page and Chris discuss the gamet of animation from …

010: Everything CROWDFUNDING: What, How, When, Where, and Everything in Between (Guest Leah Cevoli)

March 10th, 2020


Leah Cevoli is an actor, VO artist, and producer. However, we brought her on to talk about all things CROWDFUNDING and the work she does with her …

009: Working with Actors: Script Analysis to On Set (Guest: Lauren Patrice Nadler)

March 3rd, 2020


Lauren Nadler is a director, actor, and an international acting coach who has assisted in taking countless performers to the next level in their careers. She has also directed and acted in dozens of films and series. 

008: The Actor/Writer/Producer: Wearing All the Hats and Thriving! (Guest: Colette Freedman)

February 26th, 2020


Colette Freedman is an internationally produced novelist, playwright and screenwriter. She is also an actor and producer.

Host Jenn Page and Colette …

007: Pitching, Selling, Writing and Making Your First Network TV Show (Guest: Shilpi Roy)

February 18th, 2020


Shilpi Roy is a film & TV director and writer who sold her first show without having an agent. She is currently a staff writer on a Netflix show …

006: Acting on a Network TV Show: from getting cast to working with directors (Guest: Geno Segers)

February 11th, 2020


Acting on a Network TV Show: getting cast, working with directors, and putting in the work

Geno Segers is an accomplished actor having been seen in a …

005: Directing for TV: what to expect script to screen (Guest: Betty Thomas)

February 4th, 2020


Betty Thomas is a film & TV director having directed some of the biggest names in Hollywood. She is also the first woman ever to be the …

004: Everything Short Films: Financing, Distribution, and are Film Festivals a Waste of Money? (Guest: Foster Wilson)

January 21st, 2020


Foster Wilson is an award-winning director, an alumna of the Ryan Murphy HALF Directing Initiative, and a board member of Moms-In-Film. Her short film Made Public played at more than 20 festivals including 5 …

003: Making a Fan Film: Financing, Casting, Licensing, Filming, and Beyond (Guest: Jason Satterlund)

January 21st, 2020


Jason Satterlund is a director, producer, and screenwriter with over 25 years experience in films, commercials, documentaries, and commercials. He was also the writer and director of Kenobi, one of the biggest fan films …

002: What makes a Good TV/Film Producer, Knowing Your Worth, and Finding Your Niche (Guest: Jenna Edwards)

January 21st, 2020


Jenna Edwards, is an actor, an award-winning film producer with projects on iTunes, Netflix, and Hulu, and a #1 best- selling author who is …

001: Working with a Casting Director, Staying Healthy in this Business, and When and How to get an Agent (Guest: Bonnie Gillespie)

January 20th, 2020


Bonnie Gillespie, author "Self Management for Actors," casting director, and enoughness coach to creatives worldwide, kicks off the Intuitive Filmmaker podcast with a real sense of what this show is all about. The craft …

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