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Red Carpet Rookies
Red Carpet Rookies
Mike Battle

Every great film and TV maker began as a Red Carpet Rookie. In this podcast each episode you’ll learn from the life... more

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#51 - Ronan Bennett: Creating Top Boy, Working with Michael Mann, Following Obsession, Stamina, and Why Screenwriting is like Playing Tennis with Novak Djokovic

Today’s guest began his career writing novels informed by his experiences growing up in the troubles of 1970s Northern Ireland... more

29 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
#50 - Lorien McKenna: How the The Pixar Story Department Actually Works, Creating Career Agency, Writing For Visuals, Challenging Shame and The Power of Vulnerability

Today’s guest began her creative journey in the world of theatre before moving to Pixar where she worked in the... more

08 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
#49 - Simon Blackwell: Writing Veep & The Thick of It, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Scary Phrase, Emergency Plane Writing, The Genius of Armando Iannucci, Sweary Grannies, & Why Parenting Makes You A Better Creative

I am lucky to introduce today’s guest who has been at the forefront of British comedy for the last two... more

19 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
#48 - John Zaozirny, Literary Manager on The ‘Magic’ That Makes a Hollywood Script, Screenwriting Lessons from Tony Gilroy, How He Finds Clients, Network Building, and Why Not to Write for the Market

Hello and welcome to Red Carpet Rookies, today’s guest earned his early entertainment industry stripes working at Village Roadshow and... more

17 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
#47 - Rhys Thomas: Directing SNL, Secret Marvel Security Meetings, The Handiness of a British Accent, & Making Documentary Now with Bill Hader and Fred Armisen

Born to a sleepy town in South Wales, after university, he swapped the countryside for the Big Apple where he... more

12 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
#46 - Sam Bain: Writing Peep Show, Crafting Four Lions With Chris Morris, Pre Success ‘Disasters’, Screenwriting Myths, And How Kids TV Made Him

Hello and welcome to Red Carpet Rookies.I’m very excited to introduce today’s guest who cut his teeth working on the... more

03 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
#45 - Julian Caldow: Designing Tim Burton’s Batmobile, World Building Game of Thrones, Bond Gadgets, Proof of Work, & The James Cameron KY Jelly Incident

Today’s guest began his career working as a runner on James Cameron’s legendary action movie Aliens but found his home... more

25 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
#44 - Charles Steel: Producing Top Boy, Meetings With Drake, Importance of Hustle, Finding Your Why, & Putting Jude Law on a Russian Submarine

Today’s guest has one of the most varied resumes of anyone in the film and TV business. Having produced everything... more

16 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
#43 - Adam Epstein: Editing The Bear's Best Episode, The Addictive Life of Saturday Night Live, Compounding Relationships & The Music of Editing

Hello and welcome to Red Carpet Rookies.Today’s guest is a first for a the show. Someone who began his career... more

26 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
#42 - Juliet Taylor: Legendary Casting Director on Taxi Driver & The Exorcist, Discovering Meryl Streep, Spielberg's Pot Smoking 80s Crew, Career Luck, Woody Allen, & Collaborating With A Holocaust Survivor on Schindler’s List

Today’s guest is one of the most notable casting directors in the history of movie making.Beginning her career under the... more

12 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Red Carpet Rookies
#51 - Ronan Bennett: Creating Top Boy, Working with Michael Mann, Following Obsession, Stamina, and Why Screenwriting is like Playing Tennis with Novak Djokovic
Red Carpet Rookies