NICKSAV Film & Music SHOW

NICKSAV Film & Music SHOW


Latest Episodes

Commentary: HBO's Treme, The Wire, & Tom Piazza
August 24, 2019

In this episode I reflect on my podcast interview with writer Tom Piazza and share more of my thoughts about HBO's Tremeand how it compares to The Wire, both of which were created by David Simon. Afterwards I share some updates about some...

How to Rekindle Creativity and Find Purpose in a Distracted Age: Brian Solis
August 21, 2019

Even in the early days of the internet, Brian Solis was advising prominent companies about how to use social media to connect with potential customers. He's been called "one of the greatest digital analysts of our time” and has been sought out...

Writer-Director-Actress Jenna Suru on the World-Changing Charms of Saint-Tropez
August 14, 2019

Jenna Suru's early film career involved working for Gaumont, one of the major French film studios and the world's first and oldest film company. There she was in charge of distributing Gaumont new releases to film festivals around the world....

Treme & Why New Orleans Matters: Writer Tom Piazza
July 24, 2019

Author Tom Piazza has written 12 books, many of which feature New Orleans, music, or both. His post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Mattershelped to inspire the HBO show Treme, and the show's co-creator David Simon brought him on as a staff...

Insider's Guide to Film Equipment Rentals with Expressway Cinema Rentals
July 17, 2019

Renting film equipment can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. John Baumgartner, the rental manager at Expressway Cinema Rentals in Philadelphia, came on the podcast to walk filmmakers through the rental process.   ...

On Monsters & Disney Magic: Crypt TV's Kate Krantz
June 23, 2019

Kate Krantz, the Chief Content Officer for Crypt TV, began her career by working for William Morris Endeavor. From there, she went to work for Walt Disney Studios in live-action production. That gave her a chance to observe how Disney...

How to Be Engaging Like a Rock Star: Ariel Hyatt
May 24, 2019

For the past 23 years, Cyber PR Founder Ariel Hyatt has been helping prominent musicians and creative people use public relations, marketing, and social media to connect with fans and be more engaging. She's also written four books on the...

Into the Spider-Verse Title Sequence Director: James Ramirez
May 12, 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse developed a new approach to computer animation so as to translate the comic-book experience for the big screen. Academy voters took notice and awarded the film an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. One of the last...

Big Ideas & Politics at SXSW 2019
April 27, 2019

On this episode, I explore some of the big ideas and political discussions I heard at SXSW 2019. While this is not an inherently political show, political outlooks inform the films, music, and art we take in and strive to create, whether directly or...

When a Film (or Life) Goes Awry: Alex Ferrari
April 18, 2019

First-time directors face all kinds of unexpected challenges. For Alex Ferrari, host of the Indie Film Hustle podcast, that meant trying to shoot a $20 million feature film in Louisiana and across the country for a bipolar, egomaniacal gangster....