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.
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.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 91- Larry Goebel is an industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience. His roles in the industry have included distribution, sales, business and legal affairs, acquisitions and development, marketing and more. Larry talks about his career, the evolution of distribution of film and television products, his advice for up and coming industry professionals and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 90- Jennifer Aspen is an actress, writer and producer. As an actor, she has close to 100 credits to her name. She was a series regular on Party of Five, had a recurring role on Glee and was a lead in the ABC series GCB. Additionally, she had guest roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, Married with Children, Will & Grace, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI and Criminal Minds to name just a few. More recently she’s turned her attention to writing and producing, including being the Executive Producer of 5 movies for The Hallmark Channel. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 89- Frank Licari is an Emmy Nominated Actor, TV Host, Comedian, Writer, Producer and Director. His credits span 30 years of work in Theater, Film, and TV including recurring and guest starring roles on network and cable television, feature films and off-Broadway theater. He’s the owner of Quite Frankly Entertainment, an independent production company and he’s the host of On The Town in the Palm Beaches as well as The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 88- Chris Dudley is a composer and multi-instrumentalist most known as the keyboardist in the multi-Grammy award nominated band Under Oath. After almost two decades and over one million albums sold, Chris is bringing his unique ear and style to the film scoring world in a way that's already leaving a prominent mark. Chris talks about how he got into music, his evolution as a musician, and scoring for films and video games. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 87- Breion Moses, founder of 7 Hillz Productions, the visionary behind the ReelBack Film Summit, the CEO of Seven Hillz Productions Foundation and a Film Florida member, talks about her mission to employ quality people and produce quality projects. The ReelBack Film Summit is the first film summit that focuses specifically on HBCU graduates and students. Breion holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida A&M University. She is also certified to help veterans to civilian society. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 86- Jay Roewe is the Senior Vice President of Production Planning and Incentives for HBO, HBO MAX, Warner Media. A 30+ year veteran of film and television production, he joined HBO in 1994, originally serving as Vice President of Production. In 2000, he began overseeing the miniseries division as well, until 2010 when he was promoted to Head of Physical Production for all series in the company. Jay talks about his career, the evolution of HBO and Warner Media, his connection to Florida and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 85- Scott Edwards, Executive VP, Head Of Creative Advertising FOX Entertainment, talks about his job producing trailers, launch promos, one sheets, billboards, custom digital and social content for some of the most recognizable titles on television. Scott also talks about a typical day in his role, how he got to this point in his career, his days at Indiana University, learning how to be a good leader, and much more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 84- Susanne Robinson and Vanessa Alava are the co-founders of Mic Drop Creative in Raleigh North Carolina. Their team creates educational and inspiring original Podcasts, Film and TV, Web & Digital Content, Books, and Apps. Wherever possible, they amplify and dignify the voices of under-represented people – with a special focus on women and girls in STEM and STEAM fields. Susanne and Vanessa talk about their passion for telling inspiring stories, their desire to educate audiences about emerging technologies, and their commitment to equipping women and girls with practical professional skills. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 83- Meredith Shea from ARRAY, the Peabody Award-winning multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change, founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, talks about all things ARRAY, including ARRAY Crew, the below-the-line hiring database for film and television professionals. Meredith is responsible for managing and fostering relations with crew members, studio partners and industry organizations for ARRAY Crew. She also talks about her time with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 82- Representative Linda Chaney is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from Pinellas County. She talks about her support of Florida’s film, television and digital media industry, her career as a marketing professional, her passion for dog and cat rescue, her legislative initiatives, hobbies outside the legislature, advice for our industry to keep fighting in Tallahassee, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.