“Boy Meets Girl” Director Eric Schaeffer

prp es shotFilmmaker Eric Schaeffer makes a return visit (via Skype) to talk about his new transgender romcom “Boy Meets Girl.” Eric also discusses the failure of Kickstarter, Shooting Vermont as Kentucky, cyber sex with strangers and I bust him for ignoring what I told him to do when I produced him on a talk show.

His other works include, “Fall,” “After Fall Winter” and the TV shows “Gravity” and “They’re Out of the Business.”

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“Samurai Cop” – Matt Hannon Tells All

“Samurai Cop” cop star, Matt Hannon,  sat at my dining room table for a candid, fascinating interview.

Find out some of the shooting secrets to some of the great scenes. Why was Matt wearing a woman’s wig in parts of the film? Was Matt dead? And for how long?

Matt opens up about his two real life felony convictions. Between shooting “Samurai Cop” and the eventual sequel Matt went to prison twice. He’s open up to what happened.

Listen to our review of the film from back in the day!

What’s with the dialogue? And why did Matt break my dining room chair? Don’t lean back on a wooden chair, dude!

Matt also talks about being Sylvester Stallone’s body guard, and opens up about his life of crime.SamuraiStills5

Give to the Kickstarter for “Samurai Cop 2!”

Thanks to Greg and Cinema Epoch.

Matt talks about being jealous of Sylvester Stallone. Mat was Stallone’s body-guard, but he dreamed of being the star. He finally got the chance.

No one ever thought this film would see the light of day.. and it almost didn’t. Matt tells us the unusual story of the movie’s discovery.

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“Showgirls” and the OJ Jury

The “Groundlings” lead Jim Wise to a part in “Showgirls” witnessing  director Paul Verhoeven and Elizabeth Berkley on set romance, a private Hollywood “Showgirls” screening with Kyle MacLachlan and a command performance for the OJ Simpson jury with  Will Ferrell

 

2660Jim Wise is a singer, actor and a writer known for his role as Coach Tugnut in Even Stevens (2000), Kenny the Psychopath in Just Shoot Me (1998), Saturday Night Live (1975), MADtv (1995) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) and I met him working at Arsenio Hall (2014). He’s the  voice of the Goofy Goober Rock Singer featured in the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004). And, he is perhaps best known for being in scenes deleted from Will Ferrell movies.

 

 

Jeremy Sklar: Instant B Movie director

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With the movie “Freerunner,” writer/director Jeremy Sklar found himself on the business end of the dark edge of showbiz. He calls it the “Auxiliary Movie Business.”

As an intern in a movie house, Jeremy quickly rose from reader, to screenwriter, director, editor and publicity. The whole way being fired numerous times. Jeremy tells his side of the story. If you have your own version, we want to hear it. (Jeremy’s views are not the views of this podcast.)

Freerunner_film_posterThere’s another world of movies outside the conventional studio system. It’s salesmen parting rich people with their money. Falling stars going for a quick cash grab. And foreign sales of American films that might never be seen in this country.

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Fred Stoller star of “Blood Lake”

Ok, technically “Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys”  is not a shark movie…But it’s made by the Sharknado people. And it’s a cool interview with Fred Stoller – You know this guy from the show… he’s that guy. Fred Stoller has been cast as the comic relief on sitcoms and movies for over 20 years. I was lucky enough to interview Fred at his home about his interesting career.

Fred discusses writing on “Seinfeld,” why Kathy Griffin wanted to punch after sex, returning to stand up after 17 years and guest starring in tons of TV shows and movies. Fred has played “Fred” on shows from “Everybody Loves Raymond” to “Wings.” We also talk about the film he wrote and stars in, Fred & Vinnie.” It started as a real tragic event, became a short story and now a full length movie.
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The Orlando Jones Interview

Orlando_adweek_small (1)“Sleepy Hollow’s” Orlando Jones talks frankly about his films. From his star turn in “Double Take,” to his passion projects to fighting Van Damme. Jones gives an open and honest account of his career and how Hollywood works.

Check out his films – “Double Take,” “Bedazzeled” and his latest “Enemies Closer.”

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Chuck Sklar – Star of Louis C.K.’s movie

fourLouis C.K. released his 1998 art film “Tomorrow Night.” I talk to the star of the film, Chuck Sklar.

Chuck talks about sitting in a bowl of ice cream for the role and working with a then unknown JB Smooth. Plus, what’s like to write jokes for Conan, Chris Rock, Bill Maher and George Lopez.
Emmy Award winner Chuck Sklar is  also a great stand up  and wrote for “Everybody Hates Chris” and Co-created “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.”
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The Lloyd Kaufman Interview

lloyd_toxie8Interview with Troma honcho Lloyd Kaufman. He’s directed and produced some classic cult films like “Toxic Avenger” and “Terror Firmir.” Lloyd discusses the state of independent films today and 40 years of survival despite a “media blackout.”   Also– How to crush a head on film. Hint: Don’t use a watermelon. Never a watermelon.
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“Return to Nuke’em High” Live!

Live at the NYC Podfest – BduxnfDIgAACFP8 Guests: Christian Finnegan (Late Late Show) Mike C. Williams (Blair Witch Project) Asta Paredes & Catherine Corcoran (Return to Nuke’Em High) Robert Prichard (Class of Nuke Em High) and music from Ben Lerman. Of course, hosted by me, Adam Spiegelman (Proudly Resents). I’m the one behind the laptop.

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80’s Icons Kathleen Wilhoite and Dean Cameron

Kathleen Wilhoite & Dean Cameron talk about their incredible careers in classic 80’s movies.

Kathleen was in classics like “Private School,” ER, Cop Rock, “Road House” and “Murphy’s Law.”Dean was in big comedies like “Summer School,” “Ski School” and “They Came From Outer Space.”

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