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My Successful Director/Producer Relationship With Rick Cowan, RIP.


Filmmaker Rick Cowan was my dear friend and frequent collaborator. He grew to be a mentor and pillar to all who knew him. He passed away this week, and I miss him. RIP Rick. This conversation is from July 2015 and was posted back then. Love, Jordan This episode is an hour, give or take. Podcast: Play in new window…

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Acclaimed Film Producer Miranda Bailey On Producing “Don’t Think Twice”.


Miranda Bailey is a prolific film producer, actress and director. Currently, she’s got two wonderful films in theaters, “Swiss Army Man” and “Don’t Think Twice”, the latter opening wide this weekend. Go see it. It stars Keegan Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci and the film’s writer/director Mike Birbiglia. It’s funny, sad, heartfelt and the best…

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Directing Chimps Vs. Babies With Comedy Director Jeff Gordon.


I’m honored to chat with Director Jeff Gordon, a versatile filmmaker, but one that can say he specializes in commercials with chimps and babies. In our conversation, he points out one “secret weapon” to his success with infants – his baby wrangler. It was delightful to hear we’ve both worked with a particular chimp named Bella. She is wonderful to…

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Virtual Reality 101 With Light Sail VR’s Guru Matthew Celia.


Matthew Celia stands majestically at the forefront of virtual reality filmmaking, having conceived, shot and delivered VR projects for Paramount, GoPro and even the esteemed Dr. Phil. Today, Matt explains the technology and stresses the key element all of you adore: story. It’s great to chat with Matt because we go back a handful of years. He’s an inspiring storyteller…

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