Over the last year and a half I’ve been working with Rob Scarpelli on getting a podcast off the ground. We ran into some technical difficulties last year around this time and things came to a halt. In all honesty, I think the idea for the podcast I laid out was a bit daunting.
35 Movie Minutes covers the last week of Hollywood news over the course of 35 minutes. Do you see the clever play on 35 millimeter? So sweet.
I wanted to format it more like PTI, where we have a running clock and cover items in minute or timed segments. But with me doing the producing and Rob and I hosting, it just seemed insurmountable. So, after producing White Space and getting back on track with my books, I wanted to dive back in. We stripped it down and made it a lot more conversational. Now, we discuss the last week of news, box office, upcoming films, etc… but in a freer format.
I’m happy to say we are four weeks in and just wrapped our third podcast, as well as special podcasts on the Toronto Film Festival as well as our discussion of the films Drive and Killer Elite.
We are definitely still getting our sea legs, me especially since this is my first time behind the mic. However, our improvement from week one to two was tremendous and we will just get better, make the show tighter and stop leaning on certain crutches (the ums, yeahs, okays).
The website is live, although still being coded right now (by Karol Wisniewski). It looks sweet and will be ready to go shortly. We are available on iTunes:
To subscribe go to the iTunes store, search ’35 Movie Minutes Podcast’ – click ‘Subscribe Free’. It’s as easy as that.
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