GenreTainment #124 – Film Producers Jeffrey Michael Bays and Jay Plyburn

This time our guests are Jeffrey Michael Bays and Jay Plyburn. They are here to tell us about their new film Not From Space, a sci-fi/comedy film about a dysfunctional cable news channel on the day aliens arrive in orbit.

Writer & producer Jeffrey Michael Bays, a.k.a. the Hitchcock Whisperer, is a filmmaker and film scholar with a Master of Arts in Cinema, author of Suspense With a Camera and Between the Scenes. And actor & producer Jay Plyburn is a Broadcast Journalism graduate of Marshall University, and was a Morning News Anchor. Now he is producing and developing a variety of TV and film projects.

Jeffrey and Jay tell us how this story originally told on the radio has made the transition to film and the fun crowdfunding campaign they currently have for it. We talk about the film, Hitchcock, the Indiegogo campaign, journalism, and more.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #123 – Writer Scott King

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It’s episode 123 and this time we are chatting with writer Scott King. He is the author of the non-fiction books Outline Your NovelFinish The ScriptStory Pitch, and The 5 Day Novel. Yes, he wrote a book in five days and tells us about it. He has also written fiction books like Ameriguns and the fantasy novel Wrath of Dragons.

He shares lots of writing tips, tells us how he made the transition from college professor to full-time author, shares how he created his fiction stories, and much more.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #122 – Stargate Origins with Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan

This is episode 122 and the interview this time is with director Mercedes Bryce Morgan who is directing a new series in one of our favorite franchises. Yes, we are talking about Stargate. Stargate is back!

A new series called Stargate Origins premiered on the digital platform Stargate Command. Not only is Stargate Command a perfect hub for fans to celebrate and interact with the Stargate franchise, but the platform library is the largest collection of Stargate content ever to be released in one place. Everything is there, plus this exclusive new series.

Mercedes Bryce Morgan tells us about her adventures directing Stargate. We learn why she was picked as the director of this new series, the biggest challenge she faced, a funny moment on set, a directing tip, and more.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #121 – Script Consultant and Author Kathie Fong Yoneda

It’s episode 121 and we are chatting with Kathie Fong Yoneda. Kathie is an independent script consultant whose clientele includes several award-winning writers.

She is the author of The Script Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider’s Look At Getting Your Script Sold and Produced.

Kathie has over 30 years of industry experience working with Paramount, Disney, MGM, and many other studios. She has presented over 250 workshops and seminars throughout the world and evaluated more than 20,000 submissions in the areas of film, television, novels, plays and web series. She shares with us lots of great information about being a script reader, being a script consultant, being an executive at a studio, how to pitch for animation, why someone would create a web series, tells us about the many web series festivals out there, and more… we even talk about hand puppets.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series. We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #120 – Stareable Founder Ajay Kishore

This time we’re chatting with the founder of Stareable, Ajay Kishore. Stareable is a website that seeks to even the playing field so TV shows are considered on their merits, not their marketing budget. So if you are a web series/indie TV series creator or just someone looking for new TV shows to watch, then you’ll want to check out this episode.

We talk about the origin and goals of Stareable, how it works, how you can submit your show, a few of Ajay’s favorite new shows, and more.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #119 – Writer Justin Sloan

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Marx goes solo for episode 119,  chatting with video game writer (Game of Thrones, Minecraft: Story Mode), novelist (Allie Strom and the Ring of Solomon, Falls of Redemption), screenwriter (Wrecked, My Husband’s Preggo), and podcast host Justin Sloan.

They talk about Justin’s fiction books, his non-fiction (Creative Writing Career), writing for video games, how being a veteran has affected his writing, and so much more. And you may have recently heard Marx be a guest on Justin’s Creative Writing Career podcast.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #118 – ITVFest Special

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Welcome to another episode of GenreTainment at Sci Fi Pulse Radio! This 118th episode is a special festival episode.

Marx recently went to ITVFest, the Independent Television and Film Festival, where he did one of four presentations in the IAWTV Producer Prep panel track. The presentations went really well and Marx enjoyed the festival.At the festival Marx snagged 10 mini-interviews with creators of web series, indie TV pilots, and short films.

WARNING: The interviews were live and there is some wind noise on some of these episodes. We did our best to clean up the audio.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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ITVFest
http://www.itvfest.com/
ITVFest on Twitter
ITVFest on Facebook

Darwin the series
http://darwintheseries.com/
Darwin’s YouTube channel
Darwin on Twitter

Ghost Light
http://www.kellyspoolhallproductions.com/
https://twitter.com/kellyspoolhall
http://www.ghostlighttheseries.com/
Ghost Light’s YouTube channel
Ghost Light on Facebook

Superior Living (Brandon Polanco – Winner Best Animation)
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/bfilm87
Brandon Polanco on Twitter

Lifelines (A. Monnie Aleahmad – Winner Best TV Drama / Best Actor, Drama)
Lifelines Trailer
https://twitter.com/monniedragon

The Folklorist
http://thefolklorist.newtv.org/
The Folklorist on YouTube
The Folklorist on Twitter

Knights of New Jersey
Knights of New Jersey on YouTube
Knights of New Jersey on Facebook
Knights of New Jersey on Twitter

LARPs
http://www.larpstheseries.com/
LARPs on Facebook
LARPS on Twitter

Wizard U
http://www.geniuslosers.com/index.php
http://www.geniuslosers.com/index.php/wizard-u

IAWTV (Sib Law)
http://iawtv.org
https://saxonmills.com/

Ascendants
http://ascendantsthemovie.com/
Ascendants on Facebook
Ascendants on Twitter

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GenreTainment #117 – Featuring Writer Chris Fox

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It’s time for episode 117 and we are chatting with writer Chris Fox! When you have non-fiction books with titles like 5,000 Word Per Hour and Write To Market, plus fiction books that have a mix of werewolves, zombies, and aliens you are going to get people’s attention. And don’t forget his very publicly documented challenge to himself to write & edit a full length novel in 21 days. Not only did he do it, but it has sold extremely well!

Chris tells us how he got into writing, talks about his various books, and shares so many excellent writing tips. Oh, and somehow we got onto the topic of language, Neanderthals, and bunnies… it makes sense we promise.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #116 – Ben Edlund, creator of The Tick

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It’s time for episode 116 and we are chatting with writer and producer Ben Edlund (Supernatural, Angel, Firefly,Gotham, Revolution), the creator of The Tick TV show and comic book series.

The Tick is always one of those shows that often makes the list of TV shows that ended to soon. So it is very awesome to see Amazon giving Ben Edlund a second chance at a live-action series version of The Tick. We spoke with Ben about his plans for the show, how it will differ from the first incarnation, and so much more.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #115 – Featuring Writer Michael La Ronn

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It’s time for episode 115 and we are chatting with writer and YouTuber Michael La Ronn.

Michael La Ronn writes what he calls fearless science fiction & fantasy. His writing is filled with strange worlds and quirky humor featuring unusual, nontraditional heroes such as teddy bears, vegetables, and androids (but not all in the same book). Michael also writes nonfiction for authors who are stuck in the awkward phase between beginner and bestseller. He hosts the growing YouTube channel, Author Level Up, which publishes writing craft, business and marketing videos for authors every week.

Michael devoted himself to the writing life in 2012 after he was hospitalized with a dangerous sickness. We talk about that life changing moment and why he chose the indie author path. We learn all about his books (Android X, Eaten, etc), his YouTube channel, and he shares a number of excellent tips for any writer listening.

Author Level Up episodes mentioned: Ulysses, 4 Types of Confidence, and Dictation Series.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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