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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 (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|

Episode 91- Larry Goebel, Film Distribution & Sales

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.

2022-04-05T15:49:49-04:00April 17th, 2022|

Episode 90- Jennifer Aspen, Actress, Writer and Producer

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.

2022-03-17T15:33:24-04:00April 3rd, 2022|

Episode 89- Frank Licari, Actor, TV Host, Comedian, Writer, Producer and Director

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.

2022-03-08T14:34:38-05:00March 20th, 2022|

Episode 88- Chris Dudley, Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist

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.

2022-03-11T13:40:49-05:00March 6th, 2022|


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