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Episode 103- Charles Martin Smith

Film Florida Podcast Episode 103- Charles Martin Smith is an actor, writer, and director, perhaps best known in Florida as the director of "Dolphin Tale" and "Dolphin Tale 2." Charles talks about getting is start in the industry, how his career has evolved, his favorite roles and projects including "American Graffiti," "Starman," "The Untouchables," and of course a lot of "Dolphin Tale" and "Dolphin Tale 2" stories and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-02-01T16:59:57-05:00February 5th, 2023|

Episode 102- John Pruitt, Producer, Writer & Entertainment Consultant

Film Florida Podcast Episode 102- John Pruitt is a producer, writer, entertainment consultant, TV personality and the former Director of the U. S. Coast Guard's Motion Picture and Television Office where he worked to tell the story of the U. S. Coast Guard by partnering with productions around the world in various projects from reality, documentary, and scripted TV to cinema. John continues to work in various roles on a variety of entertainment projects including scripted and reality TV, documentaries, cinema, and video games. He talks about all of that as well as his time in the Coast Guard on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-01-11T09:22:19-05:00January 22nd, 2023|

Episode 101- Catherine Bell, Actress & Producer

Film Florida Podcast Episode 101- Actress, Producer and Florida resident Catherine Bell is best known for her long running roles as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in "JAG," Denise Sherwood in "Army Wives" and Cassie Nightingale in "The Good Witch." She talks about those roles, going to college for biology and pre-med, transitioning to acting, becoming a producer, her passion for adventure and thrills and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-01-05T11:27:48-05:00January 8th, 2023|

Episode 100- Rob Hill, Post Production Audio

Film Florida Podcast Episode 100- Rob Hill is a post production audio mixer with decades of film and television experience and he’s the audio editor for the Film Florida Podcast. Rob talks about his start in the industry, how post audio has evolved over the last 40 years, finding his way to Central Florida, working on projects with The Muppets, Walt Disney Feature Animation, working at the Disney-MGM Studios, Skywalker Ranch, his thoughts on a few of the 100 episodes of the Film Florida Podcast and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-11-09T14:42:33-05:00December 11th, 2022|

Episode 99- Mark Simon, Storyboard Artist, Producer and Director

Film Florida Podcast Episode 99- Storyboard artist, producer and director Mark Simon has amassing over 5,000 production credits in his 30+ years of experience working in the entertainment industry. Mark has pitched and sold more than 35 production and distribution deals for his original concepts, and worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, The Golf Channel, HSN and other networks pitching in-house productions. Mark was part of the Toon Boom animation team which won the 2012 Prime Time Engineering Emmy for the Storyboard Pro software. He was also inducted into the DAVE SCHOOL (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School) Hall of Fame in 2012. Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc. is one of three companies he owns. It was inspired by countless requests over the years from both industry insiders and interested outsiders wanting to tap into Mark’s pitching techniques and success record. His & Storyboard, Inc. company, the largest supplier in the Southern U.S., provides storyboards, illustrations, cartoons and storyboard comic book illustration to the entertainment and publishing industries, including clients such as Disney, Universal, Viacom, Sony, HBO, Nickelodeon, FOX, Steven Spielberg, USA Networks, ABC Television and many others. A&S Animation, Inc., Mark’s animation consultation, development and production house, has produced animated shorts for iconic Disney characters and won more than 100 international awards. Mark is also the author of thirteen popular entertainment industry texts such as Producing Independent 2D Character Animation and Storyboards: Motion In Art, and has written articles for AWN.com (Animation World Network), Animation Magazine and others. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-11-09T14:35:45-05:00November 27th, 2022|

Episode 98- Matt Nix, Executive Producer, Producer, Writer, Director

Film Florida Podcast Episode 98- Matt Nix is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the Florida-based hit series "Burn Notice," 111 episodes over 7 seasons and at one point was the #1 rated series on cable television. In addition to "Burn Notice," Matt has created and executive produced series for numerous broadcast and cable networks as well as streaming outlets. He talks about the start of his career, the variety of television series he’s created, a whole lot of "Burn Notice" and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-10-07T15:38:22-04:00November 13th, 2022|

Episode 97- Nick Pavonetti, Producer

Film Florida Podcast Episode 97- Nick Pavonetti is an Emmy nominated producer, having worked on many television series including "This is Us," "Only Murders in the Building," "Grandfathered," "The Neighbors," "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Titus" to name a few. Nick talks about getting his start in the industry, his evolution as a producer, his advice for others, his love of filming in Miami and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-10-07T15:38:46-04:00October 30th, 2022|

Episode 96- Vincent Martella, Actor

Film Florida Podcast Episode 96- Vincent Martella is an actor best known as the voice of Phineas Flynn in the Disney Channel Animated Series "Phineas & Ferb." In addition to the 130 episodes of "Phineas & Ferb" and the dozens of spin-offs, movies and games, Vincent has worked with the likes of Pamela Anderson, Rob Schneider, Bill Engvall, Billy Ray Cyrus and Kevin Costner to name a few. He was also in all 88 episodes over 4 seasons of the series "Everybody Hates Chris" and has been in multiple episodes of "The Walking Dead." We talk to Vincent about those projects, getting involved in acting at an early age and our paths crossing back in the mid-2000’s when he was a resident of Central Florida, on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-10-07T15:39:09-04:00October 16th, 2022|

Episode 95- Bill Kelly, Actor

Film Florida Podcast Episode 95- Actor Bill Kelly is originally from Richmond, Kentucky but he’s lived in Florida since 1984 and began acting professionally in 2011. He has appeared in over 50 television and film projects including “Burn Notice,” “Ballers,” “Bloodline,” “True Detective” and More. Most recently he was in multiple episodes of “The Wonder Years,” and the feature film “Where the Crawdads Sing.” We talk to Bill about getting into acting, his advice for new actors, the grind that is acting, and more, on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-09-29T15:33:05-04:00October 2nd, 2022|

Episode 94- Frank Pace, Producer and Executive Producer

Film Florida Podcast Episode 94- Frank Pace is a 4-time Emmy Nominated Producer and Executive Producer with more than 700 episodes of network television to his credit. He’s produced 16 pilots, 12 of which went to series. His credits include "Head of the Class," "Suddenly Susan," "George Lopez," "For Your Love," "Shake it Up," "Girl Meets World" and "Murphy Brown," just to name a few. Frank currently hosts his own podcast and he’s a proud graduate of Jacksonville University. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-09-18T09:52:05-04:00September 18th, 2022|

Episode 93- Glen Roberts, Chief of Entertainment Media for the United States Department of Defense

Film Florida Podcast Episode 93- Glen Roberts is the Chief of Entertainment Media for the United States Department of Defense. Glen works out of the Pentagon and his team is responsible for projecting and protecting the Department's image in the entertainment space, including films, TV shows, video games and events. He serves as the primary point of contact between the DoD and entertainment studios, production companies, guilds, industry associations, and more. Glen works with both domestic and international film commissions to facilitate all types of projects. And he’s also a graduate of the University of South Florida. We talk about a typical request of his office, the challenges of incorporating real DoD elements into fictional stories, the political side of his job and more on the final episode of Season 4 of the podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-05-16T08:16:09-04:00May 15th, 2022|

Episode 92- Adam Vernier, Actor

Film Florida Podcast Episode 92- Adam Vernier is an actor, a long-term Board Member for SAG-AFTRA, and a Florida resident. He’s had a very successful career appearing on stage, in television shows, feature films, made-for-TV movies, commercials, and more. Adam’s appeared in some of the biggest television series filmed in Florida including “Charlie’s Angels,” "The Glades," “Ballers,” “Bloodline” and “The Right Stuff.” His recent credits include “Queen Sugar,” “Outerbanks” and “Outcast.” Adam talks about getting into acting, his advice for new actors, the grind that is acting, and more, on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2022-05-03T10:52:57-04:00May 1st, 2022|

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