GenreTainment #95 – Featuring Writer / Actress Britain Valenti

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For the 95th episode of GenreTainment we are speaking with filmmaker and actress Britain Valenti. She is the showrunner of the scifi series INTERROGATION a dystopian science fiction series set in 2098. The series stands out in part because it stars women and has cast members who are disabled actors portraying disabled characters. We learn more about the show and Valenti shares tips for web series creators.

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GenreTainment #94 – Featuring Writer / Director Christopher Leone

Parallels Poster

For the 94th episode of GenreTainment we are chatting with Christopher Leone, the writer & director of the new science fiction adventure film Parallels. He tells us all about this parallel Earth hopping movie and we also discuss his past work, like the scifi mystery mini-series The Lost Room.

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PARALLELS trailer from Christopher Leone on Vimeo.

GenreTainment #93 – Featuring Actor Michael Laskin

Michael Laskin

For this 93rd episode we are speaking with professional actor Michael Laskin. For 35 years he has been working in film, television, theatre, and voice-overs. He is also an acting teacher and the author of the new book “The Authentic Actor: The Art and Business of Being Yourself.”

He shares decades of acting wisdom and gives some great advice & tips for anyone wanting to be an actor.

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GenreTainment #92 – Featuring Writer / Producer Gabe Michael

Forge Apollo Ambient

For this 92nd episode of GenreTainment we are speaking with writer/producer/director Gabe Michael the co-founder of Forge Apollo. We talk to him about Forge Apollo’s new science fiction thriller series Ambient, award winning science series Technium, and Football talk show Blitzed. Plus some upcoming projects, like Cubicle Zombies.  Michael also gives great tips for web series creators. Oh, and we also talk about goats and judgmental smart cars…

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2015 IAWTV Awards

IAWTV Awards

It was an honor to present the 2015 International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Award for Best Writing (Non-Fiction).  Congrats to Gabe Michael and the whole Forge Apollo team. Also a big thanks to my co-presenter, young & talented actress Lindsey Middleton (Out with Dad). It was a fantastic show hosted by Roger Bart. Jeff Burn, Jonathan Robbins, and an entire team of talented folks who put together perhaps one of the most professional and entertaining IAWTV Awards show yet. You can find a list of all of the nominees & winners at http://www.iawtv.org/2015-iawtv-award-nominees/

The show streamed live from Las Vegas. You can see the archived video below. Enjoy!

GenreTainment #91 – Featuring DC Web Fest Founder Otessa Ghadar

Otessa Ghadar

For this episode we are speaking with Otessa Marie Ghadar creator of the web series Orange Juice in Bishops Garden, founder of DC Web Series Festival, and president of the new media company 20/20 Productions.

Ghadar tells us why and how she founded the first web series & digital media festival in the Washington DC area. We learn how she created her own web series, the challenges she faced filming seven seasons of that show, and the recognition it has gained from the LGBT community.

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GenreTainment #90 – Featuring Writer Tim Waggoner

The Nekropolis Archives

For this episode of GenreTainment Marx & Julie are speaking with prolific author and writing professor Tim Waggoner. He has published numerous novels, three short story collections, and has over one hundred published stories in the Fantasy, Horror, and Thriller genres.

We discuss his Nekroplis books, Shadow Watch books, Ghost Trackers books, and his media tie-in books for shows like Supernatural, Stargate SG-1 and more. Waggoner also tells us about his newest Shadow Watch book, Dream Stalkers. And he shares excellent writing advice.

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GenreTainment #89 – Featuring Writers Javier Palenzuela & Ed Shannon

Game Knights - web series

For this episode Marx and Julie are speaking with web series creators and game designers Javier Palenzuela & Ed Shannon.

We discuss their web series Game Knights and their Kickstarter for the parody roleplaying game Beasties & Bygones. These comedians & filmmakers talk about how they created a half live-action and half animated web series about gamers and the journey to make their fictional roleplaying game into a reality.

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GenreTainment #88 – Featuring Writer Joanna Penn

ARKANE Books

For this episode of GenreTainment Marx & Julie are speaking with New York Times and USA Today bestselling supernatural/thriller author Joanna Penn (also known as J.F. Penn). We discuss Penn’s life change from IT consultant to full-time award winning self-published author and public speaker. We learn about her supernatural thriller series ARKANE and her London Psychic series. We also talk about her non-fiction books for writers and she gives us solid tips for becoming a writer.

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GenreTainment #87 – Featuring Writer Rachel Caine and Director Blake Calhoun

Morganville series

It’s the first episode of GenreTainment in 2015! We took January off, but we are back and we are speaking with New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Rachel Caine and award winning web series creator veteran Blake Calhoun about their new vampire web series, Morganville. Which is based on the bestselling young adult urban fantasy book series, The Morganville Vampires.

We discuss the challenges of adapting a book into a web series, the challenges of casting, funny stories on set, tips for authors & web series creators, and much more.

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