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Welcome, Film Creatives!

The MAKE IT podcast is our homage to the Indie Film Creative. Each week we interview experienced Creatives who aim to help aspiring professionals in Film get where they're going faster by providing their advice, knowledge, and insights into the film industry.

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Mar 28, 2023

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In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick borrows wisdom from Emmy award-winning Production Designer and Art Director Frances Hernandez. Her guidance to creatives in Film is to "speak life," which Nick breaks down into three parts:

  • Speak words of encouragement 
  • Speak words of appreciation
  • Speaking the...

Mar 21, 2023

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Riverside Entertainment, Brian Loschiavo. We talk about:


  • His incredible documentary Bluebird
  • Songwriting for the hit series Nashville 
  • How he took advantage of his opportunities at ABC and Disney 
  • His path from...

Mar 10, 2023

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  • In this edition of Indie Talk, we welcome a special guest, Actor Ali Alsaleh. We talk about the following:


  • Ariana DeBose’s wack rap @ the BAFTAs and why people are too hard on her 


  • Our Oscar predictions: Everything Everywhere All At Once vs. TAR 


  • Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and his...

Mar 5, 2023

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In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we hear from brilliant Director Kali Bailey. Kali expounded on a time in her career when she thought her colleague's advice was more about usurping her vision and creativity than staying on budget and having her best interests at heart. Enjoy! #MAKEIT 



Mar 3, 2023

328 - Brandon Rhiness, Screenwriter And Filmmaker - Making Horror On A Budget, How To Get Paid Selling A Screenplay, and The Democratization Of Filmmaking


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In this episode of the MAKE IT Podcast, we have a conversation with Screenwriter and Filmmaker, Brandon Rhiness. We cover the following: 


  • How he...