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.

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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Guest on The Art of Film Funding

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I had the pleasure of being a guest on the online radio show The Art of Film Funding! We talked about my book Television on The Wild Wild Web: And How to Blaze Your Own Trail. It is information packed as we discuss building your web series, funding, finding talent, marketing your series, distribution options, and more.

Big thanks to Carole Dean and Claire Papin for having me on their show!

Click below to listen to the episode:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-art-of-film-funding/2016/03/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-creating-your-tv-show-on-the-web

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.

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 #110 – Writer Garrett Robinson

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This is episode #110 of GenreTainment and and we are chatting with indie author, YouTuber and filmmaker Garrett Robinson.

After publishing his first work in December of 2012, Robinson has published 9 science fiction & fantasy books (Nightblade, Midrealm, Touch, etc) with many more in development. We discuss how he got started with filmmaking which evolved into writing books. We also learn how he approaches writing and he shares a number of tips for other indie creators.

We learn about his new Legendary line of books he is writing with Sterling & Stone and much more. Oh, and we go on a slight but hopefully interesting tangent about Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jonesand the lack of females roles in fantasy.

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 #109 – Writer Alan Baxter

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It’s episode 109 and we are chatting with dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi writer Alan Baxter.

Baxter is an international master of kung fu who writes novels, novellas and short stories full of magic, monsters and yes, martial arts. Baxter tells us about his infamous first story he wrote when he was 7-years old, his non-fiction book Write The Fight Right, his Alex Caine martial arts/fantasy series, his fantasy novels, his many horror/fantasy/sci-fi short stories, and his martial arts background.

We also discuss his approach to writing, tips on writing fights, tips on writing in general… how Alan is Marx’s clone… 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 #108 – With Horror Writer Jeffrey Thomas

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It’s episode 108 and we go a little dark and scary with prolific horror/scifi author Jeffrey Thomas.

Thomas was a finalist for both the Bram Stoker Award and the John W. Campbell Award. We discuss how he became an author and what draws him to the genres of horror, science fiction, and Lovecraftian fiction. We also talk about the origins of his Punktown setting, the Kickstarter for a Punktown comic book anthology, the Punktown roleplaying game, tips for writing, and much more.

GenreTainment is where we 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 #107 – Cast of Haven and Filmmaker Arthur Vincie

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It’s episode 107 and we have two great interviews for you this time.

First up, we spoke with two of the stars of SyFy Channel’s TV series Haven. Emily Rose (Audrey Parker) and Adam Copeland (Dwight Hendrickson) discuss their experiences acting on this sci-fi series and some favorite moments of the final season.

Then we have an interview with Writer/Director Arthur Vincie about his scifi film Found In Time. We learn more about how the film was made and get some great tips for filmmakers.

GenreTainment is where we 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 #106 – Featuring Writer Monica Leonelle

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It’s episode 106 and we are chatting with writer Monica Leonelle. She is a successful indie author of fiction and non-fiction. She wrote the excellent book Write Better, Faster and has many new books that just hit Amazon and many more coming out soon. If you are a writer, then you don’t want to miss this episode.

We discuss Leonelle’s unique path to becoming a writer, learn a bunch of tips for writing faster, how to use dictation software, how to use Periscope, talk about her different book series, and much more.

GenreTainment is where we 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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Guest’s Favorite Quote 
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice