S1 Ep. 6: Frederick E.O. Toye Interview - TV+Film Director, Master Storyteller, and Nice Guy
Release Date: 09/09/2016
Jay Ruttenberg – Jay's love of the movie Billy Madison prompted him to start a zine dedicated to lowbrow humor, and in the process he invented a new cultural space for the finest journalists in America to write about comedy.info_outline S2 Ep.17: Guerrilla Girls – Feminist Arts Activists. Creative Complainers. Hashtag Heroes.
Guerrilla Girls – Anonymous, but hilarious, female artists tackle discrimination and equity issues in the art world. Their super power – creative complaining – has moved the needle and may be a model of effective protest and activism for many of the troubling issues of our time.info_outline S2 Ep.16: Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Beautiful Music
Ben Discusses: Acceptance of being a really slow worker; working on David Bowie’s final album; musicians he admires; feeling like he needs to catch-up; privileges and responsibilities of being an artist; thriving on comfort; perfectionism; how creative risks aren’t really risks if taking them isn’t optional.info_outline S2 Ep.15: Bob Oswaks – Sr. Entertainment Exec. turned Master Artisan Baker
Bob discusses: his transition from VP of Sony Pictures Television to Proprietor of Bob’s Well Bread Bakery & Café; leaving at the top of one industry and rising to the top of another industry; a conversation he had with Norman Lear about change; research and 104 weekly homework assignments to write a business plan; grieving losses and moving on to a more satisfying life; when his friends in the bakery world told him he was crazy for starting his own bakery… but he did it anyway; feeding people’s soulinfo_outline S2 Ep.14: Michael Brubeck - The King of Cannabis, CEO of Centuria, & Author of Tipping the Scale
Michael discusses: The conditions of the $200B worldwide cannabis market; how his company, Centuria, scaled up to be the largest cannabis manufacturer in North America; his approach to enrolling the smartest minds in the world to develop state-of-the-art growing techniques; what it felt like when the US Attorney General was threatening him with life in jail; the advantages and disadvantages of creativity in business; tow the worst day of his life was the best day of his lifeinfo_outline S2 Ep.13: Daniel Zhu – Founding Member of Stance Social Media & Broadcasting, Digital-Creative & BBoy
Daniel discusses: Running a social media company dedicated to hiphop dance, breaking, tricking, & parkour; being an outsider who fell in love with breaking; the idea of BBoy culture being underground + maintstream simultaneously; how music shapes dance; ways Bboy culture brings people together; the parallel between breaking and skateboarding; the role respect plays in accessing the best dancers; which dancers are pushing boundaries; balancing Stance and working a real job; the power of social media.info_outline S2 Ep.12: Roger Durling - Santa Barbara International Film Festival Exec. Director
Roger discusses: film as an educational tool; visual culture; the communal function of movies; film as the great equalizer; the culmination of experiencing any type of art; his pathway to running a film festival -- a perfect fit; how he reshaped SBIFF from a community event to a major stop on the Oscar campaign; being an introvert with an extroverts job; working in isolation, burnout, finding support, and being renewedinfo_outline S2 Ep.11: Maiza Hixson & Ingrid LaFleur - Artists, Curators, & 2017 Mayoral Candidates
Maiza & Ingrid discuss: their careers as artists/curators and transitions into politics; utopian activism and the power of imagination to fuel change; Afrofuturism; the paradise of Detroit; the limitations of institutions; how lessons from curating art inform their political lensesinfo_outline S2 Ep.10: Adam Levy - Guitar Slinger, Musical Alchemist, Educator + Journalist
Adam talks about: being a regular collaborator & touring musician with Norah Jones and how the first song with words he ever wrote was on her multi-million selling album; how his first studio session was spent working with Tracy Chapman recording Give Me One Reason to Stay, which one multiple Grammys; his shift from a jazz focus to song writing; his path of accidental opportunities; working in very diverse musical situations; & his Youtube Channel Guitar Tips & Guitar Tips Pro.info_outline S2 Ep.9: John Lee Dumas - Podcast Jedi, Host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, Can-Do Kinda Guy
MAKE MOVES S2 Ep.9 feat. John Lee Dumas, podcast Jedi, host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, and can-do kinda guy. JLD discusses: starting the top-ranked podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire; what went through his mind when taking the big leaps; celebrating small wins; wow a podcast led to 13-revenue streams and $4M/year in revenue; Podcasters' Paradise - the largest podcast community in the world (3,000+ members); life after financial security and location independence; freedom; and the big question: WHY?info_outline
Fred Toye, TV+Film Director of shows like Person of Interest, The Good Wife, 11.22.63, CSI: Cyber, CSI: NY, Vegas, Hawaii 5-0, Melrose Place, Miami Medical, Ghost Whisperer, Brothers and Sisters, Lost, Alias, Westworld, and many more, talks with John about the real life of a Director. Fred describes how he worked his way up from the bottom of his industry, explains why having fun and being passionate about film is the key to making it in the industry, shares some tips about motivating a huge team of creative people, reveals what it is like to balance a successful career and family life, and gives some advice to the next generation of storytellers coming up in the TV+Film world. It is a great conversation and Fred's voice beams with joy. With permission of RSVP/Ropeadope Records, this episode also features a portion of the track Joshua Johnson off the band Ghost-Note's album Fortified.
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