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Every week Alex Berman chats with an entrepreneur, entertainer, comedian or anyone he finds interesting and provides practical strategies on how to advance in business, life or Hollywood. This podcast is brought to you by Experiment 27 - we leverage our expertise in digital agency marketing to drive more leads to our client's business.
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Sep 24, 2018
Dallas Jackson is a producer of Thriller. Thriller is about a childhood prank that comes back to haunt a clique of South Central Los Angeles teens when their victim returns home during their high-school Homecoming weekend. Thriller is an American slasher film directed by Dallas in his directorial debut. The film was produced by Divide/Conquer and is being released by Blumhouse Productions. The film is scheduled to premiere at the LA Film Festival on September 23, 2018.
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:33] How did Dallas get to produce Thriller
  • [05:30] What's a meeting with Blumhouse like
  • [09:01] Dallas sold Shady Tales to MTV
  • [13:33] Finding a niche for your projects
  • [16:35] How did Dallas' role for Thriller evolve
  • [19:25] Who did Dallas put on the team first
  • [24:25] Which roles for the movie were filled first
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Sep 17, 2018
Travis Rosser is the co-founder of Kajabi. Kajabi provides digital entrepreneurs an all-in-one platform which enables them to create a life of freedom on their terms, whatever that may look like. Travis is the author of You Inc.
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:10] Why Travis created Kajabi
  • [03:30] What is Kajabi
  • [08:30] How to get started
  • [10:32] "No more poor me."
  • [12:15] What do you want out of life?
  • [13:40] The power of positive thinking 
  • [15:40] How to figure out what your path is
  • [18:50] Try getting quiet
  • [21:38] What is Travis best at
  • [22:39] The Importance of The 4P's
  • [26:11] Purpose diagram exercise
  • [30:12] Find the next dot
  • [31:45] Accountability keeps you going
  • [36:19] "The pain is the whole point."
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Sep 10, 2018
Joe Badon is a producer, writer and director of The God Inside My Ear, a feature film he made for $8,000,
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:13] How Joe self-funded The God Inside My Ear
  • [02:25] How he shot the movie in 13 days
  • [05:31] What's the plan to promote the movie
  • [08:30] What is Joe's email outreach strategy
  • [11:05] Why Joe wrote the script around locations
  • [12:30] Who gave Joe feedback on the script
  • [16:19] You can get rights for cheap
  • [17:10] Joe always wanted to direct a movie
  • [18:04] How did Joe handle post-production
  • [20:10] How did they record good sound
  • [21:45] What's Joe's plan for the movie
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Sep 3, 2018
Ari Lubet is a literary manager and producer at 3 Arts Entertainment. After graduating from film school at the University of Wisconsin in 2007, Ari began his career in the film industry as an assistant to a literary agent at Creative Artists Agency and to Michael Sugar at Anonymous Content.  Ari represents writers and directors in television and film, as well as novelists and comic book creators. He is currently producing the second season of the Netflix original series AMERICAN VANDAL which won a 2018 Peabody Award and received nominations for the 2017 Critics’ Choice Awards and WGA Awards.
 
Ari Lubet is an executive producer of American Vandal, an American television mockumentary series that premiered on Netflix in 2017. The series is a satire of true crime documentaries such as Making a Murderer and Serial. Netflix renewed the series for an eight-episode second season, which will premiere in 2018.
 
This show is sponsored by Experiment 27. Get the discovery call script & questions template HERE.
 
In this episode you'll learn:
  • [02:10] How did Ari become a producer on American Vandal
  • [04:10] How did American Vandal came to be as a project
  • [05:45] How often is Ari getting pitched
  • [07:45] Put yourself in the shoes of the executive
  • [09:00] When you know you know
  • [09:55] How to package the deals together
  • [11:30] How to fit a showrunner and a young creative
  • [17:40] How 3 Arts facilitates connections
  • [21:08] B2B sales in the movie business
  • [22:03] About dropping projects 
  • [24:50] What is Ari looking for in young talent
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