Atlanta Film Chat
The #1 show about the Atlanta film industry since 2014. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @ATLFilmChat for updates!

Keith Brooks and Molly Coffee return to help us celebrate episode 300 of the show!


Rob Jones from Sapelo Insurance chats about film insurance, how Covid has affected this facet of the industry, and much more!


Screenwriter Neil Landau (Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead) discusses his new role as Director of Screenwriting at UGA, why he moved to Georgia, and gives tips for writers!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_298_-_Neil_Landau.mp3
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Dave Pileggi discusses his acting studio The Creative, finding a higher purpose in life, his suicide awareness campaign, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_297_-_Dave_Pileggi.mp3
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Jake Green discusses his film Endure: Lebanon, filming in foreign countries, why music is a universal language, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_296_-_Jake_Green.mp3
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Dany Flores discusses her film Vanilla Milkshake, moving to and working in Atlanta, her visa issues, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_295_-_Dany_Flores.mp3
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Writer & director Chyna Robinson discusses her film No Ordinary Love, doing research into domestic violence, and upcoming projects she hopes to make!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_294_-_Chyna_Robinson.mp3
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Cast and crew from the Eddie Pence (Un)special discuss making the comedy special, filmmaking challenges, and much more!


Comedy Dynamics VP of Distribution and Acquisitions Anna Roberts chats about moving to LA from the Southeast, the world of comedy, what companies are looking for, and much more!


Jennifer Dunn and Coco de Bruycker discuss the spooky short film Grandpa, disability representation in film, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_291_-_Jennifer_and_Coco_from_Grandpa.mp3
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Literary Manager David Binns discusses why he opened up shop in Atlanta, what stories he’s looking for, how he got into management, and much more!


Grammy winning musician Cliff Goldmacher discusses working with his hero Keb’ Mo, how filmmakers can use his music in their films, and his new book The Reason for the Rhymes!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_289_-_Cliff_Goldmacher.mp3
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Jill Blackledge discusses the world of art department, working on big budgets versus indies, her first visit to Atlanta, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_288_-_Jill_Blackledge.mp3
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Two of the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition Short Film finalists, Kate Balsley and Gabriela McNicoll, discuss their scripts and entering the world of screenwriting!


Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco discuss their film “Flannery” about Flannery O’Connor, why her estate gave them permission to make it, her role in Southern culture, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_286_-_Flannery.mp3
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Filmmakers from short film 83 Days detailing the unjust execution of 14 year old George Stinney discuss making the film and its meteoric rise around the world!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_285_-_83_Days.mp3
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James and Ana Mackenzie discuss their projects Three Men Named Mantas and Tough Love which will be showing at the 2020 Atlanta Film Festival!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_284_-_James_and_Ana_Mackenzie.mp3
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Casimir Nozkowski discusses his feature film The Outside Story starring “Atlanta” lead Brian Tyree Henry which is showing at the 2020 Atlanta Film Festival!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_283_-_The_Outside_Story.mp3
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Jim Farmer from the Out On Film Festival returns to chat about becoming an Oscar qualifying festival and going digital for this year’s event!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_282_-_Jim_Farmer_Returns.mp3
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Nina Lee discusses her series Sorry About That, her love of horror films, her family’s history with ghosts, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_281_-_Sorry_About_That.mp3
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Brian and Kevin Lonano discuss their exquisite corpse film Quaranstein which was made with several of their filmmaker friends from around the country!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_280_-_Quaranstein.mp3
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Aamir and Chaz from Welcome to the Wall and Cast Iron Productions discuss the organizations, hosting table reads, five dollar dinosaurs, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_279_-_Welcome_to_the_Wall.mp3
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Kevin Lewis chats about directing the killer animatronic film Willy’s Wonderland starring Nicolas Cage which was the last film to wrap in Georgia before the pandemic!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_278_-_Kevin_Lewis.mp3
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Taylor Ri’chard from 3rd Fathom Films discusses his new film Hallowed Be Thy name, 80’s horror, his non-profit The Raze Foundation, and much more!


Jacob Allen and Jayda Knight discuss the Socially Distant Fest which airs digitally on Facebook Live and how you can contribute!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_276_-_Socially_Distant_Fest.mp3
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The Pitch continues with Part 9, featuring horror host and expert Blair Bathory discussing the outline for Lollipop & Maple!

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Greg Galloway, Karon Riley, and Jason Winn discuss their feature film Letters from a Bottle!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_275_-_Letters_From_a_Bottle.mp3
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Duncan Hodges and Alex Woodruff from Pineapple Cut Pictures discuss their horror short Forgive Us, queer themes in horror films, and much more!


Our special series The Pitch returns with an update from Molly Coffee on her newest feature film project after Kaylee, Age 8 was put on hold!

Direct download: AFC_The_Pitch_-_Episode_8_-_Moving_On.mp3
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Tucky Williams discusses her series and feature film Girl/Girl Scene out now on Amazon Prime, fighting and defeating trolls online, telling authentic lesbian stories, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_273_-_Tucky_Williams.mp3
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Megan Messmer discusses her web series Intersection, moving to Atlanta, gentrification, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_272_-_Megan_Messmer.mp3
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Lauren Peacock discusses her filmmaking career and her new book “Female. Likes Cheese. Comes with Dog.” which is out now on Amazon!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_271_-_Lauren_Peacock.mp3
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Kevin Gillese tells us about stepping down as Artistic Director at Dad’s Garage, working with special needs actors, and his feature film How to Ruin the Holidays!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_270_-_Kevin_Gillese.mp3
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Jason and Heather DeVan from DeVan Clan Productions discuss their Along Came the Devil feature film series and upcoming projects!


Matthew Pope and Bethany Anne Lind from feature film Blood On Her Name discuss making the film, give tips on getting a Georgia based project off the ground, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_268_-_Blood_On_Her_Name.mp3
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Tod Lending (Saul and Ruby, To Life!) and Kenny Blank (Executive Director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival) discuss the making of the film and the closing night of the festival!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_267_-_Tod_Lending_and_Kenny_Blank.mp3
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Tommy and Peter from Wild Hunt Media discuss their multimedia project The Affected World, the films they’ve made in this world, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_266_-_Wild_Hunt_Media.mp3
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Acting teacher and coach Louis Stancil discusses his career, what students can expect at LS Studios, and moving on past tragedy!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_265_-_Louis_Stancil.mp3
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Producer and locations expert Robin Kincade discusses her new series How To Be a Successful Production Assistant, the film industry in San Francisco, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_264_-_Robin_Kincade.mp3
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Isaac Deitz discusses his filmmaking game Kick the Ladder, why consistently being creative is important, and how you can participate as well!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_263_-_Kick_the_Ladder.mp3
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Tax attorney Peter Stathopoulos discusses the recent audit of the tax incentives, how he became involved, and what he sees for the future of Georgia film!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_262_-_Peter_Stathopoulos.mp3
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Jesse Price and Melodie Sisk discuss their film Messy Hearts, ‘90s music, non-monogamous relationships, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_261_-_Messy_Hearts.mp3
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Georgia State Senate District 17 candidate Kelly Rose discusses why she decided to run for office, the world of post-production supervising, owning a farm, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_260_-_Kelly_Rose.mp3
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Chuck goes over the top 5 things you should avoid as a screenwriter in the new year and new decade!

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Zach Lamplugh and Brian Emond from The VICE Guide to Bigfoot discuss making the film, their successful screening at the Austin Film Festival, balancing comedy and story, and much more!


Blackhall Studios CEO Ryan Millsap discusses starting the studio, its new feature development division, and answers your listener questions!


Carrie and Alan Tupper discuss their web comic Kamikaze and its upcoming animated version, the world of animation, pitching the project around, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_257_-_Kamikaze.mp3
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Your first script is your baby, but don’t get stuck on it! Chuck discusses moving on in this episode of Chattin’ with Chuck.

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“Hooked” creator Brittany Portman discusses the creation of the show, working with stars like Jon Lovitz and Catherine Curtin, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_256_-_Brittany_Portman.mp3
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Mark Wofford, General Manager of rental house and sound studio company PC&E, discusses the history of the business and the importance of community!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_255_-_Mark_Wofford_from_PCE.mp3
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Eric Gordon discusses his film When All That’s Left is Love in advance of the screening at the Rome International Film Festival!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_254_-_Eric_Gordon.mp3
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Max Martini (Pacific Rim, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Purge) discusses his new film Sgt. Will Gardner in advance of the upcoming screening at the Rome International Film Festival!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_253_-_Max_Martini.mp3
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Sara Bess Ferreira and Terrell Sandefur discuss their film Life Binder, the opioid crisis that inspired the story, dealing with night shoots, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_252_-_Life_Binder.mp3
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Robert Eagar and Martin Kelley from Full Count discuss making the film, what Robert learned as a first time feature filmmaker, and more in advance of the film’s premiere on October 25th!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_251_-_Full_Count.mp3
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LeeAnne and Brian Adams, creators of Dwight in Shining Armor, discuss pitching and selling the show to BYUtv, writing multiple seasons at once, and how much they love Georgia crews!


The Walking Dead storyboard artist Mark Simon discusses breaking into the industry, how to pitch your own projects, meeting his comic strip heroes, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_249_-_Mark_Simon.mp3
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George Zuber discusses his film Where Justice Ends which plays at the Out on Film Festival October 1st at 3:30 PM at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema!


Forrest Tuff discusses his company One Vision Productions, why he’s a “filmpreneur,” his love of martial arts and sci-fi movies, and much more!


Michelle Caruso discusses the Seed & Spark for her film Behind the Screen, making challenging films like silent and western films, and working in the art department!


Michael Sokol and Lance Smith from Catador Film talk about their new film Postal, the project that got them together, and the importance of filmmakers getting set experience!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_245_-_Catador_Film.mp3
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In part 4 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage, Emily Soppe discusses her film All the Fellas I Haven’t Kissed, directing herself as an actor, and much more!


In part 3 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage, Jeremy Garcia discusses his film The Arrow Falls and what the Augusta Film Festival is all about!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_243_-_Jeremy_Garcia_from_The_Arrow_Falls.mp3
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In part 2 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage, Wesley Jamal Fleming from Eagleman discusses designing a new superhero, why the film pissed so many people off, Marvel vs. DC, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_242_-_Wesley_Jamal_Fleming_from_Eagleman.mp3
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In part 1 of our Dragon Con Film Festival coverage, Charlie Stauffer from Tuneless discusses making the film, working with blood and musical numbers, and teases a potential feature version!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_241_-_Charlie_Stauffer_from_Tuneless.mp3
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Ryan Simmons and Jeff Walsh discuss their documentary Running A.T. Full Speed, the world of Appalachian Trail hikers, editing 300 hours of footage, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_240_-_Running_at_Full_Speed.mp3
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Jamey Giddens, creator of OWN Network’s Ambitions, discusses growing up with soap operas, what makes a good soap, running a writers’ room in Georgia, and much more!


Feeling creative? Me neither! Here are 5 things you can do when the juices just aren’t flowing but you still wanna work.


Luke Pilgrim and Luke Kennedy from Sozo Bear Films discuss their new alien series Encounters, running a production company in Dahlonega, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_238_-_Sozo_Bear_Films.mp3
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Matt Schwartz from Pacifico tells us about film scoring and music directing, the evolution of his musical sound, and working on films like the Never Back Down and Universal Soldier series!


The stars of Amazon Prime’s The Evil Inside Her, Melissa Kunnap and Eric Roberts, discuss making the film, the struggles of acting in the digital age, and much more!


Actor and teacher Josh Daugherty discusses his acting philosophy, the great community he found after moving to Atlanta from LA, and acting in the upcoming Season 3 of Mr. Mercedes!


Jon Graham returns to the show to discuss his new ventures Faith Film Fund and Peachflicks Funding, how the abortion law affects him as a filmmaker and evangelical, and much more!


Jil and Joanna Pasiecnik from J and J Productions discuss the making of their film Unemployable, moving to Georgia, and starting their production company!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_233_-_J_and_J_Productions.mp3
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Comedian and podcaster Eddie Pence discusses his recent comedy special, how he got into comedy, and much more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_232_-_Eddie_Pence.mp3
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Brent Lambert-Zaffino from the Etowah Film Festival discusses creating the fest from the ground up and his own filmmaking career!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_231_-_Etowah_Film_Festival.mp3
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Molly Coffee and Melissa Simpson discuss how their organization Film Impact Georgia is helping to promote indie filmmakers in the state!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_230_-_Film_Impact_Georgia.mp3
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re:imagine/ATL Executive Director Kimberlin Bolton discusses the organization's programs helping to raise the next generation of filmmakers!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_229_-_reimagine_ATL.mp3
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Chuck discusses issues surrounding the ending of your film in episode 19 of our spinoff Chattin’ with Chuck!


Writer & director Liz Manashil discusses the making of her film Speed of Life that played at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_228_-_Liz_Manashil.mp3
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Agency 850 CEO Chris DeBlasio discusses how he uses branding to fund films and why it could work for your projects as well!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_227_-_Agency_850_CEO_Chris_DeBlasio.mp3
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Director of the DeKalb Entertainment Commission Shelbia Jackson discusses why you should make your film in DeKalb County and the great programs they have for filmmakers!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_226_-_Shelbia_Jackson.mp3
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Filmmakers from feature film Reckoning discuss making the film in advance of their screening at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_225_-_Filmmakers_from_Reckoning.mp3
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Dustin Jacobs discusses his series Driv and More Than a Game, why eSports are like baseball, upcoming projects, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_224_-_Dustin_Jacobs_Returns.mp3
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Filmmakers from thriller feature film By Night’s End discuss dealing with rain, surprising issues with a single location shoot, finding your conquering factor, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_223_-_By_Nights_End.mp3
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Paul Jenkins from META Studios discusses working for Marvel, moving to Georgia, why creators shouldn’t restrict themselves to one medium, and much more!


Patrick Ladonis discusses getting discovered at the DMV, keeping creativity alive while in corporate America, and the filming of his web series Scales!


Get tips on being efficient with your screenwriting in episode 18 of Chattin’ with Chuck!


Anthony R. Page from Blue Bistro Creative discusses creating unique and diverse content for film, TV, and the theater, working as an actor around the country, and his origins growing up in a small town!


Hudson Phillips discusses his latest film This World Alone, finding early success in his career, the state of the Atlanta screenwriting scene, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_219_-_Hudson_Phillips.mp3
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Filmmakers from experimental film Torn Together discuss the duality of humans, why horror lets you get get away with controversial subjects, expectations in film, and more!


Filmmakers behind the comedy series Julian Assange’s Embassy Suite discuss distribution models, our fast-paced and crazy political times, creating the series, and more!


Director Tony Reames and actors Evan Reames and Haley Nicole Leary discuss their film Playtime’s Over, using creativity to deal with rough situations, and more!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_216_-_Playtimes_Over.mp3
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Katherine Blanford and Hope Leigh discuss making their film My Lethal Weapon, telling authentic stories, challenges women face in filmmaking and in life, and much more!


Van Jensen tells us all about his past life as a crime reporter, how writing comic books helped with his screenwriting, why more public domain works is a good thing, and his work with ArtsATL.org!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_214_-_Van_Jensen.mp3
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Chuck discusses five ways you can make 2019 “Twenty Mine Teen” in our spinoff Chattin’ with Chuck!


Molly Hale from You42’s “Molly Tries” series discusses how her divorce led to the show, figuring things out on the fly, and why she loves Instagram so much!


Filmmakers from upcoming series #PrettyFunny discuss overcoming adversity, troubles with shooting comedy, and the plans for release on Georgia based streaming service You42!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_212_-_Hashtag_Pretty_Funny.mp3
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Harrison Powell from Astute Films and Giving Films discusses getting more Georgia produced content out there, how to find and talk to rich people about investing, and his own slate of films coming up!

Direct download: Atlanta_Film_Chat_-_Episode_211_-_Harrison_Powell.mp3
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Chuck discusses the benefits of letting story ideas stew a bit in the latest episode of our spinoff Chattin' with Chuck!


Learn all about starting your own business, changes in tax deductions, and all about the Georgia film tax credit with film accountants Kristy Clabaugh and John Thomas!