Tag: steven spielberg

07/22

See You at Podcast Movement This Week!

I'm very pleased to be presenting at Podcast Movement this week, and I hope you'll come! I'm part of the Broadcasters meet Podcasters track, produced by Jacobs Media. I'm going to talk about all the stuff I've learned on the way to a hit podcast. Stuff you need to know. There will be some cool insights and some audio from our two latest projects, Inside JAWS and the forthcoming POPS about the life of Louis Armstrong and starring actor Reno Wilson. Here's a peek at a TV segment I did this past week on LA's KTLA for Inside JAWS: Inside JAWS has gotten a ton of positive media … [Read more...]

06/26

Inside JAWS Tops the Apple Podcast Chart

As of this writing Inside JAWS is at #2 on Apple Podcasts. #1 in the TV/Film category. Cue proof of performance... So what are the lessons from this (beyond the notion that everybody is listening to Inside JAWS so you should, too)? There are many but I'll boil down a few: Do great work that you can be enormously proud of Collaborate with peerless, talented collaborators (thank you, Jeff Schmidt) Align with a network that cares about the content as much as you do and knows how to get shows in front of ears (thank you, Wondery) Do something different that yearns to … [Read more...]

06/13

Introducing Inside JAWS

You're gonna need a bigger set of earbuds. I'm proud to announce the introduction of my latest collaboration with the peerless audio genius Jeff Schmidt. It's the story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS, a new audio experience. Watch this marvelous video trailer: You can subscribe and listen … [Read more...]

12/04

Media Unplugged: How to Survive the Media Apocalypse

How to survive the media apocalypse. And... Voice control: It's not as big as you think - but maybe it will be. Plus, rants and raves about Spotify's reinvention as an partner for music artists, the new Steven Spielberg movie The Post, and the the wax museum selfies that have outraged the world. It’s episode 75 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below: And if you're reading this by email, click here for the audio. Sample and subscribe to … [Read more...]

02/05

Hey Radio: “The Shark is Not Working”

JAWS is a classic movie not because of its shark but because its shark is hardly in the movie. Check out what the late producer Richard D. Zanuck told Rue Morgue about the shark that was, it seems, almost never working: Steven [Spielberg] and I have often looked back and said, “You know, if we had all the tools that we have today, we wouldn’t have made as good a picture” because we would have overdone the shark, if we could have just digitally done whatever we wanted. The irony…is that the shark was in the script in the first scene. But it wasn’t working. So it inspired Steven and the … [Read more...]

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