The Filmmaker’s Guide to the Industry (FGI) is a bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth interviews and insider knowledge about the business of the entertainment industry. Whether it’s lawyers, producers, gaffers, or marketers; The Filmmaker’s Guide to the Industry will give beginners and veterans alike the knowledge to navigate a career in the movie business. FGI is hosted by Kevin Echemendia and Joshua Long.
#31 - 16x9 Inc. Sales Manager: Kyle Heffernan
40:33On Episode 31, Kevin and Stu talk with Kyle Heffernan the Sale Manager at 16x9 Inc. For 10% off products at 16x9 Inc. use promo code: FGI169. Orca, Orca DSLR, NOGA, Pat Charts, MOVCAM and 16x9 inc. ONLY. About The Show The Filmmaker’s Guide to the Industry (FGI) is a podcast featuring in-depth interviews and insider knowledge about the business of the entertainment industry and is hosted by Kevin Echemendia of Two Stories Media along with Joshua Long and Stu McLaughlin of Greenlit by Theriot Agency. The FGI Podcast is Sponsored by: Two Stories Media: https://www.twostoriesmedia.com Greenlit Entertainment: https://www.greenlitentertainment.com Subscribe to us anywhere you podcast and visit us online at https://www.fgipodcast.com
#30 - We’re Back: Kevin, Josh and Stu
52:58Just in time for the holidays, the FGI podcast returns! On this episode, we introduce our new co-host Stu McLaughlin and talk about what's been happing with us since episode #29 mixed in with a little talk on current events in the industry. This episode kicks off the return of the show, with new formats, new shows, hosts and plenty of returning and new guests! We can't wait for you to see what is what's behind the lens.
#29 - Rigging Gaffer: Tom Dean
1:02:00Thomas Dean relocated from North Carolina to Georgia back when the film incentives first came to the state. Now in Atlanta Tomas has built his career as a rigging gaffer, continuously working on some of the largest productions happening in the state. The latest projects being Doctor Sleep, Zombieland: Double Tap, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
#28 - Rigging Electric: Fernando Garcia
50:00Fernando Garcia has been living in Atlanta, GA since 2017. Previous to that, he was living in Tampa, FL where he started as a PA. He joined IATSE local 479 to pursue work in the grip/electric departments and currently works in the Rigging Electric department for various film and television shows. Fernando also has a background in photography and started in 2011 as a photo assistant.
#27 - Unit Photographer: Brian Douglas
46:30An Atlanta based Unit Still Photographer, Brian Douglas, has over 40 credits since 2015, most notably Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Miles Ahead, Aftermath and more. Brian started as a radio host but since 2015 has shifted his hobby of photography to a profession and now is a union member of IATSE Local 600.
#26 - Executive Producer: Randy Greenberg
49:04Part 2 of 2: Randy Greenberg is an Executive Producer of The Meg and Cowboys & Aliens and past studio senior entertainment executive; founder of The Greenberg Group, a global entertainment investment and content strategy advisory, and co-founder of the Resolution Talent Agency.
#25 - Executive Producer: Randy Greenberg
56:32Part 1 of 2: Randy Greenberg is an Executive Producer of The Meg and Cowboys & Aliens and past studio Senior Entertainment Executive; founder of The Greenberg Group, a global entertainment investment and content strategy advisory, and co-founder of the Resolution Talent Agency.
#24 - Art Department Coordinator: Shanice Williamson
1:06:35Raised between Queens, NY, and Irving, TX, Shanice Williamson, having befriended, engaged with, or worked with folks from many different backgrounds, is a cultural shapeshifter type. By age 18, she’d already worked for Jamaica Savings Bank, Ernst & Young, and GTE. She left a nearly 20-year paralegal career to become a freelance production assistant in the Atlanta film industry - at 41 years old. Since shifting to the film world she has worked in the art department as a props buyer on The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) before quickly moving up to art department coordinator on The Bobby Brown Story (BET), American Soul (BET) and Stargirl (CW).
#23 - Director of Photography: Seamus Tierney
1:09:29An award-winning cinematographer from New York, Seamus Tierney has paved the way for himself in the film and television industry starting as a gaffer on set in New York to then graduating from AFI in California. His works extend across multiple genres include comedies, thrillers, action, and horror. Seamus’s most notable comedies include Humor Me, Like Father, All Nighter, and recently shot Steve Brill’s film, “Hubie Halloween,” for Netflix. He also shot the sci-fi thriller “Centrigrade,” and season 2 of the popular Netflix series, “You.” Seamus is currently shooting the ABC/Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks.”
#22 - Talking Careers: Post COVID-19
43:55Kevin and Josh talk COVID-19 and what changes they are already seeing and hearing. Set life could very well change for the foreseeable future but more importantly, they want to be sure filmmakers are not taken advantage of and also do not inadvertently cause an issue to other production mates. Also, have you heard the rumblings on Amazon buying AMC?