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Entertaining Insights is the podcast that highlights life lessons, laughs, and great entertainment. Join host, clinical psychologist, comic and author Dr. Nancy Berk and special celebrity and expert guests as they discuss their fascinating journeys and insights. Packed with powerful advice, simple suggestions, and a dose of humor, Entertaining Insights will help you create your most positive, fun, and productive to-do lists.
 
Working Hollywood pros give writers the inside scoop on the craft and business of screenwriting. This podcast is brought to you by the CineStory Foundation, a Los Angeles-based, non-profit organization committed to the nurturing of outstanding visual storytellers from the United States and around the world.
 
The Imagining the Past podcast series features authors appearing at the Historical Novel Society Australasia Conferences. These celebrations of historical fiction happen every two years. Our host, Kelly Gardiner, discusses researching, writing and publishing historical fiction with acclaimed writers of historical fiction in its many forms from crime to fantasy to literary fiction, set in ancient Rome or the Otago goldfields or the Western Front, and for readers of all ages. Subscribe to our ...
 
Turn your hobby and freelance work into a profitable business. Whether you are a creative entrepreneur, small business owner or creativity is your side hustle join Marina Barayeva and the show guests to discuss the hottest topics about how to grow your business. Make your marketing easier by applying the strategies of experienced entrepreneurs and have more time to do the work you love. From offline and online marketing to building your personal brand so you can become a recognized expert. M ...
 
Phil Hampton interviews creative entrepreneurs, primarily in the fields of personal development, thought leadership, entertainment and art about how they built a meaningful business and how it has impacted their lives. We'll be discussing the mindset, environment, productivity and creative strategies needed to regularly produce high-quality, meaningful work, and the business strategies to increase your income from it. NOTE - Podcast formally known as Giving Life to Greatness.
 
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Meet Justin Sweeting, Hong Kong’s ultimate party organizer. Over the last decade, he has elevated Hong Kong’s music scene as a co-founder of the Clockenflap music and arts festival. Clockenflap has come a long way from its humble beginnings back in 2008 to become the city’s biggest festival, with over 30,000 participants per day during peak hours. …
 
Welcome To Plotpoints Podcast! This is Plotpoints Podcast! www.plotpoints.com Show Notes November 09, 2020 EP 188 SCRIPTWRITING CLASSES START AGAIN IN October! GO HERE FOR INFO Author/Screenwriter Christopher Stires Joins Mark Sevi. #Starbeasts #PaladinsJourney #RebelNation #TheInheritance #DarkLegend #thurianChronicles Starbeasts Chris' Amazon Pag…
 
Jack Post joins us for Screenplay Sunday! Lots of high energy on today's episode as we brainstorm potential sponsors for the show, do some subtle cross pollination of all the podcasts we produce and of course read through an original script! GB wrote this week's screenplay, titled "A Broken Guitar". On this episode, we discuss: GB's industry facts …
 
Cassandra Peterson joins Nancy to discuss her career as horror icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, latest projects including the music video ‘Don’t Cancel Halloween,’ and life during the pandemic. Plus, Cassandra shares her theories on the longevity and scope of the pop culture icon and reveals her personal childhood experience of being bullied due …
 
Tully Smyth joins us for Screenplay Sunday! Josh has written this week's script, titled "Going To Bendigo". We also chat about getting our driver licenses and it's Tully's birthday today! On this episode, we discuss: GB's industry facts Guess the premise A read through of "Going To Bendigo" by Josh Janssen Feedback on the script Getting our driver …
 
China’s card and board games market size was valued at $580 million in 2018, and is projected to reach $1.6 billion by 2025. Minlu Chen, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Gstone Games, Hao Zhang, founder of Labyrinth Culture, and Ired Zhu, marketing director at Asmodee China, are passionate gamers trying to develop this market. They explain…
 
Actress and author Kathryn Leigh Scott joins Nancy to discuss her many roles within the cult classic television series Dark Shadows, her novels, including September Girl, and other new projects. Plus, Scott reveals what it was like kissing vampire Barnabas Collins and why House of Dark Shadows (1970) might be the perfect film to get you in the Hall…
 
Dan Ilic joins us for Screenplay Sunday! We read through a script written by listener Andrew White titled "A New Life For Dale". We also chat about his podcast A Rational Fear, the Don't Start A Podcast sketch, Dan's take on the national budget and climate action. On this episode, we discuss: Riot Act sitcom GB's Trailer: Previously on Screenplay S…
 
Welcome To Plotpoints Podcast! This is Plotpoints Podcast! www.plotpoints.com Show Notes November 09, 2020 EP 188 SCRIPTWRITING CLASSES START AGAIN IN October! GO HERE FOR INFO Author/Screenwriter Christopher Stires Joins Mark Sevi. #Starbeasts #PaladinsJourney #RebelNation #TheInheritance #DarkLegend #thurianChronicles Starbeasts Chris' Amazon Pag…
 
Acclaimed actors Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) join Nancy to discuss the power and importance of women’s stories, their one-woman film Call Waiting co-written by Bucatinsky (with Dori Fram) and starring Aaron, and the unique challenges in sharing the stories of characters Judy Baxter and Carol Lane (1:29). …
 
WARNING NSFW Well, Cat hadn’t planned on coming back to the podcast until the second season was planned. She came across a short story in her Facebook feed that just begged to be reviewed/read out loud. Kissing the Coronavirus by M.J. Edwards is a satirical, science fiction, erotic pile of hilarity. Available on Amazon for $.99 or included with Kin…
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our fourteenth episode explores the allure of France has often inspired historical novelists to conjure the romance and tumult of its history. Kate Forsyth’s latest novel, The Blue Rose, transports the reader to t…
 
Hamish Blake joins us for this week's table read! We hear about his table read experiences, clear the air with last week's episode, read through GB's script titled "Antarctica" and hear a few format suggestions from Hamish. On this episode, we discuss: Hamish's table read experiences Making sure we have fun Why Tommy isn't on the show GB's industry…
 
Leading the world in the LED market, it was only natural for China to join the fun of light art (also known as luminism) that is growing around the world. Joining Aladin Farré, art curator and co-founder of Kaleidoscale Marcom, Drue Chiam shares her experience on how this market has developed over the years she was in China, talent procurement, how…
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd (inducted with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts) joins Nancy to discuss his music, the inspiration and process behind his latest rock album Sobering Times, his role as a “Recovery Troubador,” and why these songs and social support are especially important during stressful times. Plus, Ricky offers some advice for t…
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our episode thirteenth explores the challenges faced in researching pre-history when there are no written records? How do you approach interpreting Middle Age chronicles? Or choose between a plethora of conflictin…
 
Welcome To Plotpoints Podcast! This is Plotpoints Podcast! www.plotpoints.com Show Notes September 26, 2020 EP 187 SCRIPTWRITING CLASSES START AGAIN IN OCTOBER! GO HERE FOR INFO Author/Screenwriter Lorenzo Porricelli Joins Mark Sevi. Creative Screenwriting Magazine - Mark's Articles: ARTICLES BY MARK SEVI #amazonpodcasts coming soon! 00:00:00 INTRO…
 
We read through an original script written by Jess Lucas, propose vocal training for Mason and workshop a few ideas for the future of the podcast. On this episode, we discuss: Jess delegates the characters A read through of "F*ck Knows" by Jessica Lucas Feedback on the script Vocal training for Mason Ken Burns Screenplay Sunday on Instagram: @scree…
 
“If Mulan doesn’t work in China, we have a problem,” said Alan Horn, the co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, to the Hollywood Reporter. Unfortunately, the film had a lot of issues: inaccurate storytelling, cultural appropriation, and political scandals, not to mention a poor showing at the box office. Joining Aladin Farré are film editor Hank Liu a…
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates joins Nancy to discuss his musical journey from Hall & Oates to his latest solo project with the Good Road Band Live in Nashville, inspired by his early musical influences. Plus, John shares his creative projects and process during the pandemic and how Nashville, his life beyond music, including his love of hi…
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our twelfth episode explores History and Mystery: weaving a web of truth and lies in detective fiction. Writing historical crime fiction is like a treasure hunt for authors who dig up nuggets from the past to recr…
 
Ryan Shelton joins us for the first episode of Screenplay Sunday, the show where each week we bring together a different cast to read through part of an original screenplay. The writer will change week to week and the story will evolve. This week's script was written by Josh Janssen and is titled "The Secret". On today's episode we discuss: Ryan's …
 
Grammy Award-winning songwriter and singer Jonas Myrin joins Nancy to discuss the inspiration behind his new Capital CMG Records debut single “Not Alone” (1:28), the importance of introspection and positivity in his work and collaborations, writing with icons, and stepping out of your comfort zone. Plus, Nancy talks about identifying opportunities …
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our eleventh episode explores the silver screen: scriptwriting and adaptations. More and more historical novels are being adapted for screen with lavish production values and high profile stars. What is the secret…
 
Welcome To Plotpoints Podcast! This is Plotpoints Podcast! www.plotpoints.com Show Notes September 12, 2020 EP 186 Chadwick Boseman, King T'Challa - rest easy on the ancestral plane! SCRIPTWRITING CLASSES START AGAIN IN JULY! GO HERE FOR INFO Author/Screenwriter Christopher Stires Joins Mark Sevi. #Starbeasts #PaladinsJourney #RebelNation #TheInher…
 
“Bad to the Bone” veteran blues/rocker George Thorogood joins Nancy to discuss the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research, founded to honor his wife Marla who died of ovarian cancer in 2019 (1:25), how fans can support this important initiative during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and why taking charge of your health and remind…
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our tenth episode explores Parramatta, the second penal settlement established in Australia. When Thomas Keneally and Meg Keneally decided to set their Monsarratt detective series there, Meg sought the assistance …
 
Kirsten Scott and Matthew Scott join Nancy to discuss their acting and singing careers, their musical theater-driven journey and work with shows from Jersey Boys to Rock of Ages, their new routines, and thoughts on Broadway’s safe comeback. Plus, the actors share their suggestions for children and young adults (and their parents) interested in the …
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our ninth episode explores the survival of the fittest: challenging interior and exterior landscapes. A stark Australian landscape is both menacing and beautiful in Rachel Leary’s Bridget Crack with a protagonist …
 
Welcome To Plotpoints Podcast! This is Plotpoints Podcast! www.plotpoints.com Show Notes July 31, 2020 EP 183 SCRIPTWRITING CLASSES START AGAIN IN OCTOBER! GO HERE FOR INFO Author/Screenwriter Christopher Stires is not with this episode but find Chris everywhere! #Starbeasts #PaladinsJourney #RebelNation #TheInheritance #DarkLegend #thurianChronicl…
 
China’s entertainment industry has undergone staggering changes over the past two decades. The content, the ways it's delivered, and even the stars themselves are taking shape in a manner that is unique to China and reflects a new type of user — one who has come of age in the digital era. Provincial governments partner with stars to sell goods as a…
 
Actor/songwriter Barry Anderson and actor/choreographer Rusty Mowery join Nancy to discuss their Broadway-driven careers and work with Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, and Pretty Woman, where they were when Broadway and London’s West End closed due to the pandemic, and their experiences working and staying connected in the business during these isolating …
 
Imagining the Past’s new season features live recorded sessions from the 2019 HNSA conference brought to you by our host, Greg Johnston. Our eighth episode explores Regency madness and inspiration. The Regency period lasted a mere nine years while Prince Regent George ruled as his temporarily mad father’s proxy. The glamour and charm of the era has…
 
Hollywood studios are increasingly wary of provoking China’s government by making films that contain “sensitive” content. Some films have even self-censored portions of their own films intended for the global market, in fear of retribution. On today’s podcast, Aladin Farré is joined by Chris Fenton, author of Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion…
 
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