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Digital Production Buzz — Sept. 1, 2011

Building digital blockbusters, coping with a bad boss, making money internationally, and music in the cloud!

GUESTS: Michael Cioni, Jessica Sitomer, Rick Clarkson, and Bruce Nazarian. All this, plus Pick Our Brains, on this week’s show!

This week’s episode of the world’s only interactive talk radio program covering Digital Production, Post-Production and Distribution is filled with information and entertainment designed for the independent filmmaker or industry professional.

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Join host Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Hortonas they talk with:

Michael Cioni, CEO, Light Iron Digital

Starting first with Plaster City Digital Post, and now at Light Iron Digital, where he is the CEO, Michael Cioni has served as a Digital Intermediate Supervisor on more than 200 feature films – including Pirates of the Caribbean 4, The Amazing Spiderman, The Social Network, Total Recall, and, not to be missed, the Muppet Movie! We’ve heard about digital intermediates for a while now, but what do they do and how do we work with them? Even more inportant, can we use them on films with less than hundred million dollar budgets? (Hint: The answer is YES!). Tune in and learn more.

Jessica Sitomer, CEO, The Greenlight Coach

Getting a job is a wonderful feeling, until you walk in and discover you have a TERRIBLE boss! Now what? Good jobs are hard to find. Does this mean you are trapped in a life of angst and anguish? We invited our favorite job coach – Jessica Sitomer, CEO of TheGreenLightCoach.com – to join us this week to explain the steps you can take to get yourself out of a bad situation. There IS hope — and Jessica has some great ideas you can put to work immediately!

Rick Clarkson, VP, Product Management, Signiant

Rick Clarkson, VP of Product Management for Signiant, is responsible for driving development of Signiant’s products in the Media and Entertainment industry. Recently, they published a white paper on “The New Economics of International Content Distribution.” Because this paper looks at file-based, digital content, and since many filmmakers look to make money overseas, we wanted to talk with Rick about what they discovered; and how we can apply it to our own projects.

Bruce Nazarian, The Digital Guy

Music is moving to “The Cloud” — and we are still trying to figure out if this is a good thing or not. So, we invited Buzz regular, Bruce Nazarian, The Digital Guy himself, to join us to explain what ll this Cloud business is, and whether we should care or not. Even more important, is there a way for us to make, or save, money with this?

Pick Our Brains

This is your chance to get your technical and creative questions answered. You can contact us three different ways:

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else! It’s another fascinating show.
It’s all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


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