Sunday Morning Shootout

If you haven't seen the AMC original show "Sunday Morning Shootout" you've got to watch it. Set your Tivo now! It's probably my favorite movie-related show on TV. It's not your typical "entertainment" show - not at all. It's about the movie business. It's not the stupid celebrity gossip crap.

"Shootout" is hosted by Peter Bart, the chief of Variety, and Peter Guber, one of the most powerful and famous Hollwood producers in recent memory. It's a good format too - a roundtable discussion.

They have top talent on the show from both sides of the camera (and suits too). Writers, directors, producers, actors, studio heads, etc. Last week they had a great segment with Terrry Semel the CEO of Yahoo!. He used to run Warner Bros. for 25 years before he took over Yahoo! back in 2001. They talked about extremely relevant topics including day-and-date releasing and Internet distribution, etc.

It's very interesting to hear two Hollywood insiders talk openly about their business and with the movers and shakers in the industry. It's not all Hollywood though. A lot of the talk centers around independents too.

If your interested in filmmaking this is one show you can't miss.

The first season is available on DVD too. I haven't seen it (I started watching the show a few months ago), but I'm going to buy it myself! :)

-Blake


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Who Am I?

I'm a filmmaker who's produced & directed five feature films including the comedy SPILT MILK (available on iTunes), the new horror/thriller PHOBIA (on iTunes) and the action/thiller KILLING DOWN (which you can buy or rent at pretty much all the usual places).

I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.

Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.

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