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BONUS: Pen Densham (Part 2)

BONUS: Pen Densham (Part 2) 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse
Pen Densham is an author, an art photographer, and an Oscar nominated filmmaker and screenwriter. He founded the Trilogy Entertainment Group with his partner John Watson, creating hit films like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Blown Away, Larger Than Life, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Backdraft. Densham and Trilogy Entertainment have produced numerous television series and mini-series, including Syfy Channel’s The Outer Limits, the successful and long running anthology series following science fiction tales. They’ve also produced The Twilight Zone, The Magnificent Seven, Poltergeist: The Legacy, and The Creature. Additionally, Densham is author of the bestselling book “Riding The Alligator,” a creatively driven screenwriting guide.
Part two conversation dives into the deep layers of interpreting and surrendering to the themes that are important to us as artists and people, what our soul spigots are, our life scripts and our passion projects. Pen takes us through what it was like to edit a film for the first time, to overcoming the imposter feeling as a writer, to learning how to best sell a film, and how he and his writing partner Oscar nominated writer\producers.

 

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“The physicality of writing is a layered process, and one must surrender to the first draft.”

“Stories are almost like a mystery unraveling.”

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BONUS: Pen Densham (Part 1)

BONUS: Pen Densham (Part 1) 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

Pen Densham is an author, an art photographer, and an Oscar nominated filmmaker and screenwriter. He founded the Trilogy Entertainment Group with his partner John Watson, creating hit films like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Blown Away, Larger Than Life, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Backdraft. Densham and Trilogy Entertainment have produced numerous television series and mini-series, including Syfy Channel’s The Outer Limits, the successful and long running anthology series following science fiction tales. They’ve also produced The Twilight Zone, The Magnificent Seven, Poltergeist: The Legacy, and The Creature. Additionally, Densham is author of the bestselling book “Riding The Alligator,” a creatively driven screenwriting guide.

Part one is a visceral conversation about existing in this world as a creative person and what your responsibility is as a storyteller. Pen shares the difficulties he had growing up because he didn’t feel his creativity was nourished, and how he learned to thrive in his proces, making leaps and bounds towards his future, persuading The Rolling Stones to let him photograph them at just 15 years old, building an artist’s community, working alongside renowned documentarians, to his coping mechanisms around self doubt and the sometimes overwhelming anxiety creative people are more likely to have. We talk about evolutionary habits, spirituality, the most effective way of framing and relating a potential story, the euphoria he feels when he’s learning and teaching, his fearful journey through the writing process, to becoming a published author of a besting selling book.

 

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“Failing is actually not failing, it’s part of a learning process.”

“I don’t know that there’s any right way to create except to have an open kind of emotional acceptance of ideas.”

“If you harness your goals with something that is altruistic it immunizes you from stress-it gives you purpose.”

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aRisa Barom Garcia on That One Audition Podcast

BONUS: Risa Bramon Garcia

BONUS: Risa Bramon Garcia 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

Risa Bramon Garcia has a career spanning over 35 years, working as a writer, director, producer, and casting director. She’s worked in theatre, television, and film and has directed two feature films, 200 cigarettes, and The Con Artist. Garcia’s directed for HBO, Lifetime, The Twilight Zone, and Comedy Central. Theartically she’s directed numerous shows in Los Angeles and New York and has been an integral member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre for 30 years. She began her casting career with her partner Billy Hopkins with the incredibly success feature film Desperately Seeking Susan, and since then her casting career includes more than 65 feature films, including The Doors, The Joy Luck Club, Speed, JFK, Wall Street, Angel Heart, Fatal Attraction, Twister, and True Romance. In television she’s cast beloved shows such as Roseanne, Masters of Sex, The Cape, and A Gifted Man. Risa is a teacher and coach at The BGB Studio (BramonGarciaBraun) with her partner Steve Braun in Los Angeles, California.

 

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“Be vulnerable, but fight like hell out of that vulnerability.”

“I was frustrated with actors in the room, and I thought, I have to be able to help them through this, and that’s what inspired my teaching.”

“You are populating the landscape of the film with actors, with humanity, and you’re doing it from your knowledge and your instincts and your experience and your talent.”

“Your job as an actor is to affect people on some emotional level.”

“I don’t want to have the opinion, but I want to collaborate. I want my point of view to matter. You hired me for a reason.”

“Live the life of an actor so that an audition doesn’t define you, or wreck you.”

“There is no right and I just wish actors would really know that.”

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