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)
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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.

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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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GenreTainment #114 – Featuring Writer and Game Designer Sean Patrick Fannon

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This is episode 114 and we are chatting with writer & game designer Sean Patrick Fannon.

Fannon has been writing for tabletop roleplaying games since 1988. Working on such classic games as the very first Star Wars RPG (from West End Games), the superhero RPG Champions and much more. He is the author of a favorite book of mine, The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer’s Bible. He has also worked for years with computer games too.

But the main topic we have him on to discuss is the upcoming roleplaying game Savage Rifts. Taking the classic Rifts game and transforming it with the popular Savage Worlds rules system.

Fannon tells us about the highly anticipated game, we also talk about why Julie sometimes has a hard time getting excited about role-playing games, 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 #113 – Featuring Acting Teacher and Filmmaker DW Brown

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This is episode 113 and we are chatting with acting teacher, filmmaker, and author DW Brown.

Brown has trained actors, writers, and directors for the past 20 years at The Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio in LA. Working with such talents as Robin Wright, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Keanu Reeves, and more.

We talk to him about his newest book You Can Act On Camera: Insider Tips for Delivering A Great Performance Every Time. We also compare different acting methods, discuss being vulnerable for acting, being fully in the moment, the concept of ego depletion, how the concept of H.A.L.T. applies to acting, what “leave room for the scissors” mean, and much more.

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GenreTainment #112 – Actor and Motion Capture Artist Greg LaSalle

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This is episode 112 and we are chatting with actor and motion capture artist Greg LaSalle.

You might have seen him in recent movie Deadpool where he is the face of Colossus. We learn all sorts of cool things about motion capture technology from this veteran of facial motion capture performance whose work has appeared in movies like Marvel’s The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gravity, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

And we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the character of Colossus was created for Fox’s Deadpool and how Greg was chosen to become Colossus.

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 #111 – The X-Files FAQ with writer John Kenneth Muir

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This is episode #111 of GenreTainment and and we are chatting with writer and critic John Kenneth Muir.

John is is an award-winning author of over 27 books in the fields of film & television, with a focus on horror & science fiction. John is also the creator of the award-nominated web series, The House Between, and his blog, Reflections on Film/TV was named one of the “top 100” film study blogs on the Net.

We are talking about his book The X-Files FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Global Conspiracy, Aliens, Lazarus Species, and Monsters of the Week and the return of the X-Files to television. It is a fun walk down memory lane about the show and it’s spin-offs.

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