How Emmy Award-Winning Cinematographer's Passion for Social Justice Brought Various SXSW Films to Life

Exclusive Interviews Monday, May 16, 2022
Cinematographer Amy Bench just recently finished working on three independent films Mama Bears, Shouting Down Midnight, and Lover, Beloved, all of which were featured in the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. Amy specializes in working on various documentary-style films that bring awareness to pressing issues within the realm of social injustice. Her work on Mama Bears tells the story of Christian mothers who provide constant love and support, as well as fight for the rights of those in the LGBTQ+ community despite the teachings of their church.

An Exclusive with SXSW Docuseries 'The Last Movie Stars' Editor Barry Poltermann

Exclusive Interviews Friday, May 6, 2022
Barry Poltermann is a producer, director, story supervisor and editor, primarily working in documentary. He is also the founder and creative director of the documentary editorial collaborative September Club, which has edited or collaborated on projects such as the Netflix multi-part documentary series "The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann" (Netflix, 2019), "Boys State" (Sundance Grand Prize Winner, 2020) and "Murder Among the Mormons" (Netflix, 2021).

Stimulated-Inc. founder and author Robb Wagner Shares His Take on the Creative Industry's Perspective on Hybrid Work

Exclusive Interviews Friday, April 29, 2022
How can you live your best creative work-life by embracing a hybrid model? That’s the question innovator-turned author Robb Wagner answers in “The Stimulated Method,” a playbook boiling down 10 years of knowledge, insights, rules and counterintuitive mindset shifts gained through his own hybrid experience working on real-world, seven-figure creative projects.

Behind Netflix’s “A Madea Homecoming” & The Loud House Movie with Acclaimed Composer Philip White

Exclusive Interviews Friday, April 22, 2022
Acclaimed composer Philip White has a long list of notable works including The Loud House Movie which earned a 2021 HMMA nomination for Best Original Score for an Animated Film, Jexi, A Madea Family Funeral, Nobody’s Fool, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, and Alex & Me. His latest project Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming which premiered on February 25th, follows the story of Madea as she tried to stop family drama from ruining her great grandson’s college graduation day. A Madea Homecoming represents Philip’s fourth collaboration with Tyler Perry Studios. He is especially excited to have worked on this film because A Madea Family Funeral was supposed to be the last film of the series. For the comedic moments, he relied heavily on the sound of the band. We spoke with Philip about his career as a composer, working at Tyler Perry Studios, his inspirations, or his experiences working for television, film, interactive media, and the concert stage.

The Voice stars Ian Flanigan and Blake Shelton release new music video Grow Up with acclaimed director Vincent Peone

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Up-and-coming country singer-songwriter, Ian Flanigan has teamed up with a country favorite, Blake Shelton, on his debut single, “Grow Up”. Shelton joined Flanigan for the single’s world premiere on NBC’s hit show, The Voice. With a pairing that historic, it's only fitting the song has an equally epic music video. We spoke to Vincent about the inspiration behind Grow Up and how he's constantly evolving in an ever-changing industry.