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Femme Regard Podcast

Femme Regard Podcast

By Carolina Alvarez, Tessa Markle
Femme Regard Podcast is aimed at the "underdeveloped filmmaker". The indie filmmaker with some knowledge of the industry and a lot of drive. Hosts Carolina and Tessa share the knowledge they have accumulated and discuss their experiences, as well as bring on industry professional guests who "spill the tea" on their journeys.
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Renegade Women Running the Show with Marissa Pona and Vanessa Wright
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome creators Marissa Pona and Vanessa Wright! As a team, Marissa and Vanessa run Renegade Film Festival, a horror and genre film fest that strives to share stories from marginalized voices. Marissa has been involved with the fest since its early days as Women In Horror and Vanessa co-hosts the horror podcast, Jersey Ghouls. We had a blast chatting with these ladies and getting inspired. Website: http://www.renegadefilmfest.com Discount Code!: 2Kool4Skool Podcast: Jersey Ghouls Instagram: @renegadefilmfest @jerseyghouls Twitter: @jerseyghouls
53:43
September 17, 2021
Tell Your Story Through Tech with Nicki Sun
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome tech guru and filmmaker Nicki Sun! Nicki joins us at @thenetworkstudios to demo some gear and talk about being a woman in the tech world and telling her own stories through filmmaking.  Website: http://www.nickisun.com Instagram: @nickisun @technickispeaking @asiansnackqueen Twitter: @nickisun
45:41
September 10, 2021
Take Your Pleasure Seriously with Numa Perrier
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome filmmaker and actor, Numa Perrier! Numa shares her process of creating her first feature film, Jezebel, and how she got it on Netflix! We also chat about why creating stories that are personal to you are so important and how it's most important that YOU are enjoying the process! Website: http://www.houseofnuma.com Instagram: @missnuma Twitter: @missnuma
44:56
September 3, 2021
Sync Up with Us for Pre-Production
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez give you the updates and a short lesson on pre-production! We have some exciting news about Desert Flowers and want to introduce you to Sync! We'd also like to share with you what we've learned about pre-production and how to prep like a champ. Website: www.femmeregard.com Instagram: @femmeregard Twitter: @femme_regard Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/femmeregardproductions TikTok: @femmeregardtv
40:50
August 27, 2021
Community, the Foundation of Movie Making with Aubrey Mozino
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome actor, filmmaker, and We Make Movies president, Aubrey Mozino! Aubrey tells us all about why she's involved with SAG-AFTRA and why she's excited for the Next Gen Committee. We chat all about the We Make Movies filmmaking community and what they have to offer. Website: https://www.aubreymozino.com We Make Movies: https://www.wemakemovies.org IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2887572/ Instagram: @aubrey.mozino Twitter: @aubreymozino
58:16
August 20, 2021
Actors, Filmmakers, and SAG-AFTRA with Katie Von Till
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome actor, producer, and SAG-AFTRA advocate Katie Von Till! Katie spills the tea on her journey from union actor to board member and advocate for the actor's union, SAG-AFTRA. We then move on to chat about contracts and interacting with the union as a filmmaker and producer. ATTENTION SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS: Katie is running for reelection for the LA local board and vice-president. She asks that members be sure to vote, whether or not you vote for her, just please get out and vote! Let's make the changes we want to see happen! IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1516976/ Instagram: @katievontill Twitter: @katievontill and Watch her on Young Sheldon!
01:04:33
August 13, 2021
Growing with Coyote Gratitude with Julie Haberstick
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome author, filmmaker Julie Haberstick! We welcome back return (from season 1!) guest, Julie, to chat about her new book, Coyote Gratitude. She shares with us the process of making big changes and how the book came out of that and why it's important to challenge your boundaries. Website: http://www.juliehaberstick.com To purchase the book: http://www.coyotegratitude.com (Don't forget to use code FEMME20 at checkout!) Instagram: @jhstick Twitter: @haberstickjulie
47:01
August 6, 2021
Showrunning: Production Cardio with Misha Calvert
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome showrunner, Misha Calvert! We chat with Misha about what a showrunner is and what a showrunner does. From network TV to webseries. We also chat about her recent show, STRUT, and the issues the show addresses. Website: https://www.mishacalvert.com STRUT: https://watch.revry.tv/details/35552 IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5661017/?ref_=pro_nm_visitcons Instagram: @mishacalvert Twitter: @mishacalvert Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mishacalvertofficial
51:48
July 30, 2021
Sound Rolling: Listen and Learn with Darren Augustus
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome sound engineer, Darren Augustus! We chat with Darren all about sound on set. What components make up a sound crew and what a sound crew needs from the production team. So many points were brought up that we, as producers, didn't even think about! We're already planning to bring Darren back to talk about post sound after this info packed episode! Website: http://www.darrenaugustus.com IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6352811/ Instagram: @darrenaug Twitter: @darrenaugustus
01:06:13
July 23, 2021
Behind the Scenes of Desert Flowers
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez welcome the Femme Fam back for Season 10! We dive into our experience making our first project from conception, to pre-pro, through the trials and tribulations of production, to post. We don't hold back, so strap in for a lesson about why literally getting back on your horse is necessary in filmmaking. Website: www.femmeregard.com Youtube (where you will find Desert Flowers): www.youtube.com/channel/UCKDX7Ve76fcr-5ePjFngWqA Instagram: @femmeregard Twitter: @femmeregard Facebook: www.facebook.com/femmeregardproductions TikTok: @femmeregardtv
01:10:00
July 16, 2021
Casting Your Future with Morgan Gullett
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Morgan Gullett! We chat with filmmaker, actress, and aspiring casting director, Morgan Gullet about what it's like to be a pro at 15! We were seriously impressed with this teenager's drive, experience, mindset, and determination. She tells us about the challenges she's faced and the aspirations she has for her future. Website: http://www.morgangullett.com Instagram: @morgangullett_official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morgangullettartist
39:45
June 18, 2021
Momentum for Movie Making with Jessica Michael Davis
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Jessica Michael Davis! We chat with actress, writer, director Jessica Michael Davis all about the route she took to turn her short film into a feature, who inspires her, and how life sometimes imitates film! Website: http://www.jessicamichaeldavis.com Instagram: @jessicamichaeldavis Twitter: @jessicamichaeld
52:45
June 11, 2021
The Art of Finding Your Focus with Chris Heck
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Chris Heck! We chat with director Chris Heck, whom we met on (you guessed it!) the Backlot. Also an avid horror fan, Chris talks to us about genre bending and learning to "do it all" while remaining uniquely you. Website: http://www.chrisheck13.com Instagram: @chrisheck13 Twitter: @chrisheck13
55:43
June 4, 2021
Actors Rise, Empower, and Unite! with Jenna Doolittle
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Jenna Doolittle! We chat with actress and SAG advocate Jenna Doolittle! Jenna created her community for actors during quarantine and has brought so many actors together by giving back. She also fills us in on what the union has to offer and what exactly they do for actors. Website: https://www.jennadoolittle.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/actorsrise Instagram: @thatdoolittle Twitter: @thatdoolittle
49:44
May 28, 2021
The Industry Balancing Act with Sam Valentine
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Sam Valentine! We chat with actress and podcast host (and soon to be teacher!) Sam Valentine about all the struggles of the industry. From managing your day job and side gigs to keeping yourself happy and sane to accepting the fact that actual balance will probably never be achieved. We get real real with Sam and all three of us open up to you listeners. BE SURE TO STAY TUNED IN TIL THE END FOR A SPECIAL OFFER! Website: https://onebrokeactress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onebrokeactress Instagrams: @onebrokeactress @samvalentine
01:06:23
May 21, 2021
Combating Imposter Syndrome 101
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions chat about imposter syndrome! We share our approach to combatting imposter syndrome. How to prepare and equip yourself with confidence in order to succeed. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/femmeregardproductions Instagram: @femmeregard Twitter: @femme_regard TikTok: @femmeregardtv
27:57
May 14, 2021
Actors: Hold On To Your Power with Jennifer Lynn Warren
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Jennifer Lynn Warren! We chat with actress, filmmaker, and podcast host Jennifer about the sort of thing she talks about on her show "Hollywood Actors Guide To Surviving The Film and TV Industry". She covers why actors may not need representation, why actors should make friends on set, and why theatre is important, among many other topics. IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2367311/ Buy the Book: https://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Actors-Guide-Surviving-Industry-ebook/dp/B07RDF6B7V Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodactorsguide Instagram: @jenniferlynnwarren Podcast Instagram: @hollywoodactorsguide Twitter: @jenniferlynnwar
58:46
May 8, 2021
Keep the Connection Coming with Noam Kroll
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Noam Kroll! We chat with filmmaker Noam about all of his projects, from his blog at NoamKroll.com to his Podcast "Show Don't Tell" to his newly created community, The Backlot. He points out the importance of just going for it and making the thing, no matter what. Website: http://www.noamkroll.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noamkroll Instagram: @noamkroll Twitter: @noamkroll
58:16
April 30, 2021
Shutdowns Won’t Shut Us Down with Alexandra Boylan
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Alexandra Boylan! We chat with filmmaker Alexandra about her faith-based films and how she managed to shoot during quarantine. She highlights the importance of sticking to your guns and hopes that her films are exactly what the world needs right now. Website: https://mustardseedent.com Website for "Switched": http://switchedmovie.com Instagram: @alexandraboylan Instagram for "Switched": @switchedthefilm Twitter: @aboylan4
47:43
April 23, 2021
Morning Announcements
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome listeners to Season 9. We've got exciting news and lots of shoutouts! Be sure to follow us across social media and subscribe to our show! You can even join our Patreon for more exclusive content! Website: http://www.femmeregard.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/femmeregard Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKDX7Ve76fcr-5ePjFngWqA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/femmeregardproductions Instagram: @femmeregard Twitter: @femme_regard TikTok: @femmeregardtv
40:25
April 16, 2021
Manifesting the Stars Aligning with Emily Skye
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Emily Skye, director, cinematographer and owner of SheWolf Films. The ladies chat with Emily, who was previously a guest on Season 4 Episode 7 "Full Time Female Badass". Emily talks about completing her feature length film "River" after securing funding immediately following the short version's release and how she did it all during quarantine! Website: https://shewolffilms.com Instagram: @SheWolfFilms Twitter: @SheWolfFilms Facebook: @SheWolfFilms Youtube: @SheWolfFilms
01:06:31
April 9, 2021
Feminism For Everyone From the Femme Fam with Nicole Wyland and Riley Rose Critchlow
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guests Nicole Wyland and Riley Rose Critchlow, actresses, writers, and hosts of Hags Podcast. Hags Podcast aims to deconstruct and demystify the ways in which society values women. As fans of the show, we wanted to chat with the ladies about their experiences with feminism in the industry. Website: https://www.hagspodcast.com/ Instagram: @HagsPodcast @msnicolewyland @rileyaceofspies Twitter: @HagsPodcast @msnicolewyland @rileyrosecritch
01:10:19
April 2, 2021
Timing is Everything When You’re Up and Coming with Chelsea Stardust
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Chelsea Stardust, director. The ladies chat with Chelsea about how she got her start and why she loves horror. We dive into the genre itself and why Chelsea loves directing and look to the future. Her films "All That We Destroy" can be found on Hulu and "Satanic Panic" on Shudder. Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2854747/ Instagram: @ChelseaStardust
50:37
March 26, 2021
Owning Your Insecurities and Stories with Kerri Lynn Miller
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Kerri Lynn Miller, actress, writer, and producer. Kerri shares with us the story behind her upcoming project and why it is so personal and important. We chat about being vulnerable in our work and lives. Website: https://www.kerrilynnmiller.com/ Wefunder: https://wefunder.com/awakenher Instagram: @kerrilynnmiller Facebook: @kerrilynnmillerspiritualunicorns
48:35
March 19, 2021
Setting the Mood with Music with Adele Etheridge Woodson
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Adele Etheridge Woodson, composer, producer, string arranger. The ladies chat with Adele about the process of film score composition, how she operates when it comes to recording alone or with other musicians, and her solo career. Check out her EP "Sunday In The Park" out now! Website: http://www.adelebrooke.com Instagram: @AdeleComposer Facebook: @AdeleComposer Bandcamp: @Adele Etheridge Woodson
46:28
March 12, 2021
Planning Pays Off with Sujata Day
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Sujata Day, actress, writer, director. The ladies chat with Sujata about how she prepped for her move to LA to pursue her dream (from Tessa's hometown area!) and how she got her start. From playing Issa Rae's best friend to creating award-winning and studio-selling films. Website: http://www.sujataday.com Instagram: @SujataDay Twitter: @SujataDay Facebook: @SujataDay
43:07
March 5, 2021
The Personal Side of Entertainment Law with Nadia Davari
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Nadia Davari, entertainment lawyer. The ladies chat with Nadia about why you need an entertainment lawyer and what exactly they do. From protecting the rights of your work to securing locations and name talent, and all the things a dedicated entertainment lawyer will help you with. Website: http://www.nadiadavari.com Instagram: @NadiaDavari Twitter: @NadiaDavari
46:47
February 26, 2021
Progress, Growth, and the Journey with Kari Nissena
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Kari Nissena, actress, producer, and coach. The ladies chat with Kari about how she learned everything she knows about the acting business. From streamlining your IMDb to how to work the red carpet, Kari coaching actors on how to conduct themselves as business professionals. Website: http://www.actortransformation.com/ Instagram: @karinissena Twitter: @karinissena Youtube: @ActorTransformation
01:03:29
February 19, 2021
I Eat No For Breakfast with Nicole Simone
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Nicole Simone, actress, filmmaker, singer-songwriter. The ladies chat with Nicole about her self-created webseries "On A List" which is currently on Youtube. Nicole fills us in on what challenges she faced as a beginner actress and filming in covid times. She also stresses the importance of appreciating what you have and never giving up. Don't forget to give her new EP "Oceania" a listen too! Website: http://latejulyofficial.com/ Instagram: @late.july and @onalistshow Twitter: @nicolesimone Youtube: @latejulymusic and @on a list
50:09
February 12, 2021
Lessons Learned: Be Patient Not Precious
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome the Femme Fam back after a nice long winter break. While the ladies talk about all sorts of things to catch the fam up to speed, the major takeaway can be summed up in this quote: Carolina: When it’s ready to work out, it will truly just start going, that’s what’s beautiful about things working out when they’re supposed to. Tessa: Don’t put pressure on yourself, just start the momentum. Website: http://www.femmeregard.com Instagram: @femmeregard Twitter: @femme_regard Facebook: @FemmeRegard
38:45
February 5, 2021
Building A MOSAIC with Olivia Charmaine Morris
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Olivia Charmaine Morris, owner of Black Monarch Entertainment. Morris began her career as the Senior Director of Development & Production at Simpson Street and a development executive of Original Scripted Programming at TBS. In August of this year, she left to create Black Monarch Entertainment LLC,a full-service Broadcasting & Media Production Company. It is an artist's collective and M.O.S.A.I.C. (Multi-cultural, Omni-Channel System for Advocacy, Inclusion and Change). Website: http://www.Oliviacharmaine.com Instagram: @olivia_charmaine Twitter: @thenameis_o
41:54
December 26, 2020
Our Stories, Ourselves with Blythe Kala Wiedemann
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Blythe Kala Wiedemann, producer, writer, actress. Wiedemann has worked her way through companies such as Fine Brothers Entertainment, Microsoft, Lionsgate, and Legendary to her home now at 3 Black Dot. She's gotten used to wearing all the hats in the production field and has learned how important it is to speak your mind on representation. Website: http://www.blythekala.com Instagram: @blythekala93 Twitter: @blythekala93 Facebook: @BlytheKala93
38:23
December 18, 2020
Homegrown Horror with Kaiti Wallen
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Kaiti Wallen, actress and filmmaker. Hailing from Michigan, Kaiti as been a working actor for quite a while. She started making films with her husband, Harley Wallen, and created their production company, Painted Creek Productions, which has been successfully been producing horror films and more ever since! Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6381632/ Instagram: @kaitiwallen Twitter: @kaitiwallen Facebook: @kparkerwallen
33:24
December 11, 2020
Sundance Co//ab: Opportunity for Everyone with Beth Tripmacher
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Beth Tripmacher to talk about Sundance Co//ab. Tripmacher shares all that Sundance Co//ab has to offer, from classes to community, and how accessible it is for everyone, no matter where in the world you are. A creation from the Sundance Institute, Co//ab is quickly expanding and strives to lift diverse voices and independent storytellers. Website: http://collab.sundance.org Instagram: @sundanceorg Twitter: @sundanceorg Facebook: @Sundance
27:02
December 4, 2020
Fact Check the Fake Checks
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions host a guest-less episode. The ladies touch on current events such as keeping busy in quarantine and AI actors, as well as tackle the tough topic of getting scammed and taken advantage of in the industry. Website: http://www.polombian.com http://www.tessamarkle.com Instagram: @lafemmecarolina @misstessalauren Twitter: @misstessalauren Facebook: @Carolina.Alvarez888 @TessaMarkleActor
35:23
November 27, 2020
Professional Female Powerhouse with Vida Ghaffari
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Vida Ghaffari, actress, voice actress, and producer. Ghaffari shares her experience as a female actress of Persian decent and how she has had to fight stereotypes, allowing her to have continued success. Website: http://www.imdb.me/vidaghaffari Instagram: @vidaghaffari Twitter: @vidaghaffari Facebook: @officialvidaghaffari
35:16
November 20, 2020
Balancing Your On-Set Yin and Yang with Mandy May Cheetham
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Mandy May Cheetham, actress, writer, creator, and consultant. Cheetham shares her perspective on performance and creation and how important the balance and passion is to a successful and sustainable career. Website: http://www.mandymaycheetham.com Instagram: @mandamurhead Twitter: @mandamurhead Facebook: @MandyMayCheetham
33:54
November 13, 2020
Writer, Actress, MILFriend with Judy Jean Kwon
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Judy Jean Kwon, creator of the series, MILFriend. Kwon talks about what it's like to make a webseries as an indie filmmaker. As the writer, director, and star, we get insight into the creation of and process behind her hilarious series, MILFriend, out now! Website: http://www.youtube.com/yomamaricedoesnotcook Instagram: @milfriendcomedy @yomamarice Twitter: @MILFriendComedy Facebook: @yomamarice
24:42
November 6, 2020
Raindance: From Underdogs to Royalty with Elliot Grove
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance. Grove shares his story, what got him into filmmaking and inspired him to start a film festival. From there, he expanded Raindance into an entire filmmaking school community. Website: http://www.raindance.org Instagram: @Raindancefilmfestival Twitter: @Raindance Facebook: @RaindanceFilmFestLondon
34:14
October 30, 2020
LIGHTS, Camera, Action on Quasar Science with Steven Strong
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard Productions welcome guest Steven Strong of Quasar Science. Strong talks about lighting - what it takes to light a set well and things to consider - and his company, Quasar Science - trail-blazers and the most used LED lighting technology especially for independent filmmakers. Website: https://www.quasarscience.com/ Instagram: @quasarscience Facebook: @quasarscience
36:18
October 23, 2020
Hair + Makeup + Gratitude with D'Angelo Thompson
Hosts Tessa and Carolina chat with guest D'Angelo Thompson about being a professional Hair and Makeup Artist. Emmy winner Thompson not only chats about HMU but also about how important it is to build relationships and come from a place of gratitude. Check out his podcast, "Gratitude is a Journey" on Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. As well as his website, http://www.dangelothompson.art. “I’ve known certain producers for over 20 years and as they have grown in their careers, those relationships have grown tremendously. Now the projects they have offered me are much bigger. I think relationships, a lot of people forget, are so important.”
23:07
October 16, 2020
The Emotional Story Behind Cinematography with Trevor Forrest
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat with guest Trevor Forrest about being a professional DP. They discuss indie films and commercial television and how Forrest got to work on the hit show "Little Fires Everywhere". “I’m not a complicated person, I need things to be simple, it helps me understand them, because I want to feel them as well as see them. You want to feel it and understand it as well as see it because that means more.”
35:31
October 9, 2020
Creating Christmas Movie Magic with Stefanie Davis
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with writer, director, and one-woman-crew, Stefanie Davis over her holiday themed, mostly improvised, feature "The Christmas Ride". Davis shares how she got the idea after her first feature, "Hot Mess In A Wedding Dress" and what she hopes for the film once it's released on VOD. “Do a little call. Make sure that you jive with them [the actors] as well, talk about your process, talk about their process, see what we’re both doing and how we can make it work!”
30:30
October 2, 2020
Making Art From a Puddle of Mud with Helena Gudkova
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat with camera operator, director, and editor Helena Gudkova. Tuning in from Ukraine, Gudkova shares how she got started and how she's stayed motivated, as well as what inspires her. “The most important trick is when you can see something really interesting and beautiful in the things around you.”
28:40
September 25, 2020
Music Licensing: From Sync to Supervision with Johnny George
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat with guest Johnny George about the world of music licensing. They discuss the differences between film scoring and trailer syncing as well as what is involved in music supervision and why it's all so important. “With a film, the music is there to sell the movie and put people in their seats...so if you try to do a work around or cheapen it out, sometimes you pay the price. If you want quality, you’re going to pay for quality.”
34:37
September 18, 2020
Viewing the World Through Rose Colored Lenses with Emilynn Rose
Hosts Tessa and Carolina chat with photographer and owner of RoseStudiosLA, Emilynn Rose. While patrons will be able to watch a tour of the studio, Rose talks us through the process of building her company and keeping it afloat and how much fun, despite the  stress, the journey has been. “When opportunities come, you just have to take it and see where it goes, and not give up on it.”
25:32
September 10, 2020
Building Your Career By Building Relationships with David Procter
Hosts Tessa and Carolina chat with cinematographer/DoP David Procter. From documentaries and film festivals, Procter has built a solid career by building his network and always keeping his work fresh. “I’d say the first four years were the most brutal. You do need a lot of luck in the industry to make it, but at the same time, start to view how many times you’re giving yourself the opportunity to be lucky.”
33:54
September 4, 2020
Making It As a Multi-Hyphenate with Meilani Wenska
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat with writer, director, actor and more, Meilani Wenska. The ladies chat about how Wenska got into the film business, found her niches, and was able to stay patient. “I view success as a fruit. I see a lot of people in the industry being in a real rush… Well, clearly the fruit’s not ripe yet, clearly you’re not ready.”
34:39
August 28, 2020
The Beauty of Being a Professional Stylist with Elwira Miezal
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat with wardrobe and prop stylist Elwira Miezal. The ladies chat about what a stylist does, how to get started, what Miezal loves about the profession, and how quarantine has inspired her. “Even working as an intern, if you’re young and driven, why not? There’s nothing to lose, you can gain phenomenal experience, meet fantastic people, be inspired, and also get to know what this industry is about and if you really fit in there.”
32:12
August 21, 2020
Busy Doctor Bringing the Documentary Realness with Nidhi Gupta
Hosts Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat with doctor and filmmaker Nidhi Gupta. The ladies chat about Gupta's life as a busy doctor, what it's like to work in the Covid ward, and her upcoming documentary about the pandemic and what it means for our future, Start Stop Repeat. “I don’t pretend to have those answers, but that’s why I’m making the documentary - what can we learn from the past to find those positive futures?”
32:22
August 14, 2020
Bringing Women's Story Into Light with Amy Walker, Jessica Graham, and Martine Melloul
Hosts Tessa and Carolina chat with the production team of Into Light, a short centered around suffragist Inez Milholland. Amy (writer, producer, and lead), Jessica (director), and Martine (producer) share what inspired them to tell Inez's story and how it all came together. “I like to utilize my art for purpose. If nobody else is telling that story, just do it!” “As storytellers it is our responsibility to tell stories that change the way that our audience perceives reality.” “If you have an incredible story and it resonates with people, people are then inclined to help.” Join the Podcast Movement by subscribing to PodMov's daily newsletter. Use our code to join the community! http://podcastmovement.com/subscribe?mwr=2eff8bba
41:37
August 7, 2020
Directing Your Own Story with Katrina Cebreiro
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guest Katrina Cebreiro, screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker. Already part of the Femme Fam, Katrina was a loyal listener before we even contacted her about coming on the show! The ladies chat about what has inspired Katrina thus far and how working with the right people has given her great opportunities to learn and grow. “Sometimes you get sidetracked with other things in the industry and you think, I’ll get to my dreams and goals eventually… realize, you have to do it now.” Join the Podcast Movement by subscribing to PodMov's daily newsletter. Use our code to join the community! http://podcastmovement.com/subscribe?mwr=2eff8bba
29:53
July 31, 2020
Support System Success with Ebony Adams
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guest Ebony Adams, the head of Public Programs at Women In Film. As WIF members themselves, the ladies of Femme were excited to chat with Ebony about what WIF has to offer female filmmakers and what we all want to see for the future. “If we want to enjoy a media landscape that has a more fulsome bouquet of stories, then that’s who [WIF] is for.” Join the Podcast Movement by subscribing to PodMov's daily newsletter. Use our code to join the community! http://podcastmovement.com/subscribe?mwr=2eff8bba
29:34
July 24, 2020
Content Creation Queens with Paige Henderson & Nicole Murray
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guests Paige Henderson & Nicole Murray, actresses and content creators. The ladies of Femme were introduced to Paige and Nicole through past guest, Ellie Wells, but were very excited to talk about their join venture: webseries "Dead Friends". “Having another person to hold you accountable and who’s time you’re respecting really helps propel you through.” Join the Podcast Movement by subscribing to PodMov's daily newsletter. Use our code to join the community! http://podcastmovement.com/subscribe?mwr=2eff8bba
31:58
July 17, 2020
Livin' For Live Music with Sabine Kahwaji
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guest Sabine Kahwaji, music videographer. The ladies of Femme found Sabine on Instagram, and we highly suggest you check out snippets of her work on her profile. Sabine has filmed for artists like Tyler Shaw and Kim Petras and has a passion for directing music videos. “This won’t happen overnight. You have to be very persistent and hard working, and in the end it’ll pay off one way or another.” Join the Podcast Movement by subscribing to PodMov's daily newsletter. Use our code to join the community!  http://podcastmovement.com/subscribe?mwr=2eff8bba
29:39
July 10, 2020
A Femme's Regard on Going Off Script with Conner Peters
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guest Conner Peters, host of "Off Script" podcast. The ladies and Conner chat about and break down the classic noir film, "The Maltese Falcon". SPOILER ALERT: We highly recommend you watch the film before listening! “I love these types of movies because it’s not actually about the bird, right? It’s about human nature and how we interact.” Be sure to check out Feedspot's Top 35 Film Podcast list, we clocked in at number 19! https://blog.feedspot.com/filmmaking_podcasts/
27:44
July 3, 2020
Mental Health and Movies with Rachel Leyco
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guest Rachel Leyco, actress and filmmaker. While the ladies of Femme found Rachel on Instagram, you can watch her on Netflix's Atypical, among other hit shows! “It’s a lot of fear… the fear of not being good enough, the fear of failing… put actionable steps to your bigger goal.” Be sure to check out Feedspot's Top 35 Film Podcast list, we clocked in at number 19! https://blog.feedspot.com/filmmaking_podcasts/
31:48
June 26, 2020
From Struggles to Success with Whit Ingram
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guest Whit Ingram, writer, director, editor, script consultant, and camera operator. While the ladies of Femme found Whit on Instagram, you can find more about Whit, including her awesome writing workbook "Get Your Story Straight" at her website, www.whitingramfilm.com. “Being freelance there’s a lot of pressure but there’s also a lot of opportunities, it’s just completely reliant on you and on how far you’re willing to go.” Be sure to check out Feedspot's Top 35 Film Podcast list, we clocked in at number 19! https://blog.feedspot.com/filmmaking_podcasts/
29:17
June 19, 2020
Time for a Temperature Check with Corey McComb
Hosts Carolina and Tessa chat with guest Corey McComb, writer and blogger. While the ladies of Femme found Corey on Medium.com, his newsletter, "The Temperature Check" can be found on his website. “Some things in life come along and they make you forget about everything else but then, some things come along and make everything worth remembering.” Be sure to check out Feedspot's Top 35 Film Podcast list, we clocked in at number 19! https://blog.feedspot.com/filmmaking_podcasts/
35:11
June 12, 2020
Safer-At-Home Season 5
We're rolling out season 5 because even a global pandemic can't stop us! Hosts Carolina and Tessa start off this season with gratitude and excitement.
14:54
May 29, 2020
FRP From Home Minisode 2
Get your Femme fix while we're all safer-at-home! Tessa and Carolina chat about what they've been up to in quarantine and prep for season 5!
09:02
May 22, 2020
FRP From Home Minisode 1
Get your Femme fix while we're all safer-at-home! Tessa and Carolina chat about what they've been up to in quarantine.
09:52
May 15, 2020
Inspiration and Opportunity
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome Oliver Rayon, actor and filmmaker. Oliver talks about what has inspired him, why he appreciates Femme Regard, and a couple of films that he is proud of.
28:23
April 24, 2020
From Cross-country Hitch to International Pitch
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome Regis Brown to chat about the international film market. Regis shares his story and talks about how important the international market is and why.
38:36
April 22, 2020
On the Page, On the Mic
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome Pilar Alessandra, host and teacher of On the Page, a class and podcast on script writing. Pilar chats about how she got started and what you can do as a writer to take your work up a notch.
28:42
April 10, 2020
In the Writer's Room
Hosts Carolina and Tessa talk about writing for the screen. They share what they are currently working on, what they've learned, and how they learned it.
19:58
April 3, 2020
Full Time Female Badass
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome filmmaker and mother Emily Skye of SheWolf Films. Emily talks about being driven and overcoming roadblocks.
28:38
March 27, 2020
Artist Fuel
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome Bronx filmmaker Michael Robayo of Site B Studios. Mike chats about the representation he's bringing to the table and how important storytelling is.
25:21
March 20, 2020
New Media News
Hosts Carolina and Tessa talk about the confusing grey area of New Media, how to navigate the category, and upcoming new big shot, Quibi.
20:23
March 13, 2020
Make The Place You Want to Work For
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome fellow female filmmaker, Isabella Tan of Rebel Motion. Bella chats about the challenges she's faced and how she created a company to make up for what was missing.
28:31
March 6, 2020
All the Tea on Podcasting: Part 2
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome their podcast sound producer, Mike Casentini from the Network Studios. Mike chats about everything one needs to know to start and perfect their own podcast.
21:28
February 28, 2020
All the Tea on Podcasting: Part 1
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome their podcast sound producer, Mike Casentini from the Network Studios. Mike chats about everything one needs to know to start and perfect their own podcast.
21:22
February 21, 2020
Burnouts: How to Keep Your Fire Burning
Hosts Carolina and Tessa welcome back the Femme Fam for season 4! They talk about the danger of burning out in the filmmaking industry and how to keep that inspirational fire burning!
22:19
February 14, 2020
Victoria Nunez: Contracts, Deliverables, and the Details of Distribution
In this episode, we interview writer, producer, and co-founder of Hyde Hooligan Films, Victoria Nunez. Nunez shares the ins and outs of distribution - contracts, deliverables, and other details.
24:10
August 20, 2019
Shoot The World
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we chat about testing out new lenses, New York City, and shooting the world in short form to plan for long form.
12:14
August 20, 2019
Carolina Groppa: Production Life Can Be Messy
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we interview producer and creator of the podcast, "Life With Caca", Carolina Groppa. Groppa talks about what producing really is and her experience in the field. UPDATE: Groppa's new show title is "Angle On Producers".
27:49
August 20, 2019
Femme Noir
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we chat about our current project and the fulfilling challenges of bringing the female perspective to the noir world.
11:28
August 20, 2019
Noam Kroll: The Psychology Of Filmmaking
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we interview filmmaker, blogger, podcaster, and founder of Creative Rebellion, Noam Kroll. Noam talks about how he got his start, found his path, and became successful.
24:41
August 20, 2019
Donuts and Wine: Feeding Your Inspiration
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we talk about finding what inspires you and finding your workspace niche. We also share some current entertainment news and our opinions on the topics.
22:46
August 20, 2019
Ellie Wells: What Do You Have To Lose?
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we interview writer and director Ellie Wells to chat about her recent short film, "Eagle Rock" and what inspires her and got her started.
23:24
August 20, 2019
Earthquakes and Breaking New Ground on Content Creation
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we share what we've been up to as a production company, and what we've been learning recently.
17:26
August 20, 2019
Kent Moran: It's Okay To Make Mistakes
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we interview Kent Moran - actor, filmmaker, and president of Wishing Well Pictures. Kent talks about the complications and rewards of learning how to balance wearing multiple hats, as well as how experience breeds efficiency.
22:50
August 20, 2019
Treat It Like A Job
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez chat about all things filmmaking while sipping tea. In this episode, we review comments from our listeners, talk about the need to create your own content, wearing multiple hats as a filmmaker, and the importance of treating it like a job, not just a passion. We also touch upon the pay-off and what makes it all worth it!
20:60
August 20, 2019
Tayler Braasch on All About Editing
Professional editor Tayler Braash shares her editing room secrets & how she got to become a successful freelance editor.
24:58
July 1, 2019
The Cutting Room Floor: All About Editing
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez talk editing, what programs to use, and the artistry behind it!
26:40
July 1, 2019
Skye Borgman on Having Your Film on a Streaming Platform
Producer-Director Skye Borgman of Netflix documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight, comes on the show to discuss how the documentary was made & how it ended up on Netflix.
27:57
July 1, 2019
Netflix & Chill: Having Your Film on a Streaming Platform
Carolina Alvarez and Tessa Markle talk about the various streaming platforms out there and what is new on the block! It's not all just Netflix & Chill.
23:52
July 1, 2019
Jake Justice on Composition for Film
Music Producer Jake Justice comes on the show to talk all things film composition and how to go about collaborating with a music producer.
22:26
July 1, 2019
Mood Music: Composition for Film
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez share what they've learned about music for film and the experiences they've had adding music to their own films. They also talk about music rights and the options you have as a filmmaker.
19:02
July 1, 2019
Matteo Bertoli on Equipment and Crew
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez bring on guest Matteo Bertoli to talk about his experience as a professional DP. Matteo shares his preferences as a DP, his experience as a director, and how the two work together, as well as touching upon camera equipment and camera crew preferences.
24:23
July 1, 2019
Lights, Camera, Action: Equipment and Crew
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez share what they've learned about equipment and what they've invested in for their projects. They also talk about how important it is to have a knowledgable crew.
21:12
July 1, 2019
Elizabeth Blake-Thomas on Making Movies Your Way
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez bring on guest Elizabeth Blake-Thomas to talk about her experience as a professional filmmaker. Elizabeth shares how she has become so efficient and successful after simply diving right in!
29:44
July 1, 2019
Thinking Outside the Box: Making Movies Your Way
Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez dive into season two by sharing how they got started as filmmakers, including both the mistakes they made and lessons they learned.
22:35
July 1, 2019
Let's Talk Money, Honey!: Distribution with Alexandra Boylan
In this episode, we bring on guest Alexandra Boylan to discuss distribution. She teaches a class on the subject and has had much success with her films, including her most recent, #AtYourOwnRisk, getting distribution and self distributing.
31:11
March 21, 2019
Let's Talk Money, Honey!: Distribution Part 1
In this episode, we share with listeners what we have learned about the very complicated world of distribution. We also talk about going the traditional route versus self-distribution.
20:17
March 21, 2019
Get Your Laurels!: Film Festivals with Chris Kapcia
In this episode, we bring on guest Chris Kapcia, to discuss his experience with film festivals and how he achieved success in submitting. He takes us on his journey with his film, #Plunder, through several film festivals.
22:16
March 21, 2019
Get Your Laurels!: Film Festivals Part 1
In this episode, we discuss our love-hate relationship with film festivals. We talk about what we've learned from others about the importance of film festivals, how to submit, and tips and tricks.
22:10
March 21, 2019
So You Wanna Make A Movie?: Your First Project with Julia Huffman
In this episode, we bring on guest Julia Huffman to discuss her humble beginnings as a filmmaker and how she evolved into the successful filmmaker she is today. She also talks about her first project as well as current projects, such as #WolfSpirit.
22:55
March 21, 2019
So You Wanna Make A Movie?: Your First Project Part 1
In this episode, we discuss what goes into making your first project. We share the process we went through when deciding what to do for our first project, how we accomplished making it, and moving forward to making more projects.
19:51
March 21, 2019
Pitch Perfect!: Branding and Marketing with Julie Haberstick
In this episode, we bring guest Julie Haberstick on to discuss her experience and knowledge on branding and marketing. She puts her storytelling talents to use with her company, #CitricFocus, to help clients discover their own unique brand.
24:09
March 21, 2019
Pitch Perfect!: Branding and Marketing Part 1
In this episode, we will discuss the importance of branding yourself and how to use that branding to market yourself. We will talk about how we decided on our specific brand and things to think about when designing yours. We will also talk about how to put that to use in marketing.
21:22
March 21, 2019
First Things First!: Forming Your Own Production Company Part 2
In this episode, we will further discuss why and how to form your own production company. We will talk about our experience forming ours and what we've learned in the process.
19:32
March 21, 2019
First Things First!: Forming Your Own Production Company Part 1
In this episode, we will discuss why and how to form your own production company. We will talk about our experience forming ours and what we've learned in the process.
20:27
March 21, 2019