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The Alex Berman Podcast

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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Oct 29, 2018
Eric B. Fleischman is a film producer and entrepreneur. After graduating from USC, Eric began interning for Blumhouse Productions. He eventually worked full-time for them as an Executive Assistant. He became a producer at EBF Productions. Four years later, he joined Diablo Entertainment and started producing for them. While at Diablo, he produced Carnage Park and Sleight, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. This made him one of the youngest producers to premiere two feature films at the Sundance Film Festival in a single year. He focuses on microbudget films and his bets usually pay off. In 2017, he produced Flower, which was acquired by The Orchard. In November 2017, he co-founded and became CEO of Defiant Studios. Eric was in the Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2018 in the 'Hollywood & Entertainment' category.
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:53] How Eric featured two films at Sundance in a single year
  • [03:27] about Slight
  • [04:53] How is Eric splitting his budget
  • [10:18] How Eric found his financiers
  • [15:30] 'Your crew is the most important thing.'
  • [21:20] 'You have to know what people are buying.'
  • [23:50] Timing plays a huge part
  • [27:00] What roles Eric finds most important
  • [32:40] Try new genres
  • [36:14] Push through
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Oct 22, 2018
Dean Cunningham is the CEO and Chairman of Micofin Holdings Limited. Micofin is a holding company focused on the mineral and resources sector. They specialise in advisory, research and fund services.
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [00:40] Dean helps companies go public
  • [01:39] How Dean identifies a company he can help
  • [03:40] Advantage of having a holding company
  • [05:15] How Dean optimizes mining companies
  • [11:17] CEO should be in business 5 to 7 years
  • [13:10] How Dean sells himself
  • [18:25] There is no need for a satellite team
  • [21:08] Having autonomy is crucial
  • [23:55] How will Dean find his next client
  • [27:50] Long term strategy for mining
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Oct 15, 2018
Craig W. Van Sickle, Emmy Award nominated writer and producer of Tin Man, 24, NCIS and Star Wars Clone Wars, the highest rated miniseries in the history of the Syfy Channel; Co-Creator/Executive Producer of the hit cult classic TV show The Pretender; Novelist; Graphic Novelist; Guest Speaker and lover of all things TV and Film. Craig has written, produced and/or directed over 200 hours of entertainment programming, including feature films, TV movies, and has worked on series as varied as 24, NCIS, Medical Investigation, Alien Nation, Star Wars Clone Wars and many more.
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:40] Why Tin Man was such a hit
  • [05:10] How to create a project that lasts
  • [11:18] What is Craig focusing on these days
  • [12:47] Why isn't Craig running a show right now
  • [15:00] Craig never did an indie project
  • [16:48] Why Craig became a coach
  • [24:35] What got Craig to start
  • [29:20] How to get feedback when you start
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Oct 5, 2018
Veteran producer Raymond Mansfield has been integrally involved in film production, as well as production and distribution financing for nearly two decades. Raymond is a founding partner of QC Entertainment, a company that finances and produces distinct, character-based, director-driven films. A one-stop solution entertainment finance and production company, QC develops, physically produces, finances productions, handles sales and distribution, and everything in between. QC's recent released films include: Academy Award-winning, box office phenomenon "Get Out" (2017), the feature directorial debut of Jordan Peele, which was produced for $4.5m and opened as the #1 movie in America (with a 99% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and grossed over $250m worldwide.
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:50] What's Raymond's background
  • [05:25] Raymond worked at 3 Arts Entertainment
  • [12:00] Raymond knew he wanted to be a creative producer
  • [15:00] What separates winners from losers
  • [19:05] How Raymond makes his projects investable
  • [24:20] How did Raymond develop a long term view perspective
  • [29:22] Process behind pitching projects
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Oct 1, 2018
Barbara Morgan co-founded the Austin Film Festival in 1994 and has served as the sole Executive Director since 1999. As a filmmaker, Morgan developed and produced the film Natural Selection. The film has been on Showtime, the Sci-fi channel and was released internationally. In 2005, Morgan co-produced the feature documentary Antones: Home of the Blues, which has been released internationally as well. Most recently, Morgan produced a documentary for the Austin Independent School District 125th anniversary. Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations, including Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Film Festival Summit and The Wittliff Collection.
 
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In this episode you'll learn:
  • [01:18] How did Barbara end up as an executive director at a film festival
  • [05:20] How was AFF differentiated from all the other festivals
  • [06:05] How to monetize a film festival
  • [11:10] How was AFF funded in its first year
  • [15:50] How is AFF sorting through the film submissions
  • [22:13] AFF script selection process
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