Hello Dear Readers & Listeners,
Just wanted to check in about some exciting developments with the old HTD Express.
First, a little bad news. Unfortunately, there was a fair amount of Skype cutout on the Dan & Travis interview toward the end there. I don’t think it took away from the overall enjoyment of the show as I’ve gotten some nice feedback, but it’s more than I would like. So this weekend I will be looking into some upgrades to minimize that as best I can. Bear with me, I’m a one man show making it up as a I go along but I want this to be as well-done as possible.
Speaking of feedback, I’ve gotten some great compliments from some of you and I’m very grateful and humbled to hear them. Comments are always welcome (name-calling is not) but a few folks have asked me in private, “Mind if I comment” or “Do you mind if I share this.” Let me put it on the record: It is very OK with me if you share this blog. This isn’t being produced for money or anything, just collecting positive and productive insight about screenwriting and the entertainment biz. This meant for public consumption to help people who are stuck at the typewriter and spread useful info in this age of plenty of misinformation on the internet. Please feel free to share any blog you’d like on facebook, twitter, bulletin boards, pinterest or foursquare if that even works. Thanks very much. Together, we can save the internet.
Moving on to some good, dare I say, GREAT news. I’m excited to announce that starting tomorrow the Handsome Timmy D Express audio segments will be streaming on The Chronic Rift network! For those who are unfamiliar, the Chronic Rift is one of the premiere, if not THE premiere network of podcasts covering pop culture. The people who participate in their podcastsis Who’s Who of creative talent suchDr. Arnold T Blumberg, Scott Alan Woodard, Keith RA DeCandido, Paul K Bisson and Bill Meeks just to name few:
Check out some of the shows they got:
How do they make the Walking Dead? Find out in this episode of Doctor Of The Dead: http://www.chronicrift.com/node/4449
Cinemafantisque interview Sharknado 2’s Dante Palminteri: http://www.chronicrift.com/node/4451
and of course, they have a really awesome show in The Dan & Travis Show: http://www.chronicrift.com/node/4448
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Lots of great shows on there and I’m delighted my interviews will be found there as well.
Speaking of the interviews, got some really exciting folks lined up including but not limited to, other screenwriters on the festival circuit, a creative executive, a researcher and even a college professor. Next week, I’m scheduled to interview a Director/Producer team who blazing their own way through the business and we’ll be talking about the world of independent film, crowdfunding and their heartfelt drama which is dealing with the battles of addiction. Oh and they’re women so we’re also going to talk about breaking perceptions and glass ceilings that women unfairly face. Their movie looks great & check out their indiegogo fund here:
Work commitments permitting, I’m going to do my best to schedule things going forward with a written blog on Monday and Audio Post on Tuesday. I know people are reading and listening by their own timetables but still I’ve noticed some stability to posting helps traffic so there you have it.
If you’re an industry pro whom I know, please don’t feel slighted I haven’t ask you to be on the show yet. There’s scheduling issues and a method to my programming/recording but there’s no one I’m not avoiding anyone. Trust me, if I’ve worked with you over the past 10 years, I want to interview you. Most of you. 60% at least. (There’s a lot of dicks out there)
If you’re an industry pro or have a project/film/script whom I don’t know and you’d like to talk about it on the Express here, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can figure out. This whole project is about getting a myriad of viewpoints and insights about the creative process so I’d love to hear from you.
And to recap, I’m thrilled with the interview numbers so far, but just in case you’ve not heard the shows yet here’s a quick recap.
Episode 1: An interview with Matt The Cat, world-renowned Radio DJ: https://handsometimmydexpress.com/2014/07/08/the-handsome-timmy-d-express-an-interview-with-matt-the-cat/
Episode 2: An interview with Megan Karasch, novelist and award winning screenwriter: https://handsometimmydexpress.com/2014/07/14/an-interview-with-megan-karasch/
Episode 3: An interview with Mike Doto, director and digital media producer: https://handsometimmydexpress.com/2014/07/23/brazen-moves-an-interview-with-mike-doto/
Episode 4: An interview with Dan & Travis, podcasters and masters of pure hilarity: https://handsometimmydexpress.com/2014/07/29/radio-genius-an-interview-with-dan-travis/
Thanks again everyone for reading, listening and sharing. Be well and all the best…