Picture Lock PR After Show: Ron Newcomb & Mid-Atlantic Studios

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Well, you should be off after today, so Wednesday isn’t looking like a hump day! Happy holidays! I’ve got the After Show conversation with Ron Newcomb. He talks about the importance of being transparent with your audience, and oversimplifying while over-communicating in an effort to create clear expectations. Ron also asks me the best way to navigate the film festival world to get the best bang for your buck…aka how to ensure you’re submitting to the right fests. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening.

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cut straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Definitely worth the time to listen #indiefilmmakers!

Find out more about Mid-Atlantic Studios: https://wefunder.com/midatlanticstudios

See more of Ron’s work: https://www.theforgestudios.com/

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

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Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle

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Hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday! I’m definitely dropping some information filled After Shows for your Thanksgiving travels. I’m really excited to bring you this conversation with Indie Film Hustle’s Alex Ferrari because Alex and I share the same passion for cinema and helping filmmakers grow in their journey. We talk about how to not just make asks of your tribe and community, but give value first. Alex also asks me about giving filmmakers the reason they didn’t get into my film festival. Finally, we chat for a little while about the importance of enjoying the journey. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening.

Well, you should be off after today, so Wednesday isn’t looking like a hump day! Happy holidays! I’ve got the After Show conversation with Ron Newcomb. He talks about the importance of being transparent with your audience, and oversimplifying while over-communicating in an effort to create clear expectations. Ron also asks me the best way to navigate the film festival world to get the best bang for your buck…aka how to ensure you’re submitting to the right fests. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening.

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cut straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Definitely worth the time to listen #indiefilmmakers!

Find out more about Mid-Atlantic Studios: https://wefunder.com/midatlanticstudios

See more of Ron’s work: https://www.theforgestudios.com/

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Check out Indie Film Hustle here: https://indiefilmhustle.com/

Subscribe to Indie Film Hustle TV: https://www.indiefilmhustle.tv/

The hot rod episode Alex talks about during the After Show: https://indiefilmhustle.com/faith-granger-deuce-of-spades/

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Director Roxy Shih

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I’ve got that #mondaymotivation for you with the Picture Lock PR After Show with Roxy Shih! Director Roxy Shih’s Painkillers takes a look at how far someone may go to ease their pain. Roxy and I talk about how far indie filmmakers should go to ensure their films are marketed correctly in post-production. This is a Master Class in asking the right questions, and perhaps unlocking yourself to ask questions about how your film will be treated after it has been acquired!

This After Show is a little longer than most, but it’s definitely worth the listen for all the great information we cover. Thanks for listening and supporting!

Take Roxy’s Painkillers here: https://www.roxyshih.com/painkillers

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow[at]gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 100- Widows, Alex Ferrari, Roxy Shih & Celebrating 100!

Happy Friday folks! I’ve got a super special 100th episode for you guys! I have founder of Indie Film Hustle and Indie Film Hustle TV, Alex Ferrari on the show. We talk about how his love for film burgeoned into an empire along with the launch of his new streaming platform geared to help indie filmmakers. I also talk with Roxy Shih, director of Pain Killers. Roxy is a rock star. We recorded this interview a while back but since then I’ve followed her on Instagram and she dances, plays the violin, directs a film festival, directs movies, and so much more. You’ll definitely want to check out the after show that I had with both my guests next week to keep your Thanksgiving travels fun!

Since this episode will be the one to air prior to Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of this monumental episode and the holiday, I have some call-ins sprinkled throughout the show in which folks will list their top 3 Thanksgiving films. But first, Steve McQueen’s Widows hits theaters this weekend and ya’ll...I guarantee your money won’t be wasted if you go!

Check out Indie Film Hustle here: https://indiefilmhustle.com/

Take Roxy’s Painkillers here: https://www.roxyshih.com/painkillers

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock Unlocked: Ron Newcomb & Mid-Atlantic Studios

Happy Thursday folks! I’ve got another Unlocked Episode of Picture Lock for you. This is a great conversation with Ron Newcomb, indie filmmaker, producer, director, actor and much more. This particular conversation is about his latest endeavor as the founder of the Mid-Atlantic Studios. I made this particular interview an unlocked episode on the podcast simply because of the nature of it. The Mid-Atlantic Studios is a film studio based in the Mid-Atlantic Region (MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, & SC), conducting 100% of the hiring from the region. It’s their believe that if we band together, we can create a more sustainable environment for filmmaking in the region.

Ron will explain the concept further in the episode, but in short, Ron is currently doing equity crowdfunding to try and create a sustainable way for filmmakers in the region to work year round on projects that they care about. So take a listen and see if you’d like to be involved!

Find out more about Mid-Atlantic Studios: https://wefunder.com/midatlanticstudios

See more of Ron’s work: https://www.theforgestudios.com/


Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Director Ashley York

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I’ve got that #mondaymotivation for ya! Director Ashley York is reclaiming the word hillbilly by educating the public on the people of Appalachia in her documentary "Hillbilly”. Ashley and I talk about the steps she has taken to reach a broader audience to make that happen. Plus, she asks me about how to get your film reviewed by the New York Times. Yikes! (results not guaranteed…lol) You’re going to enjoy this one folks!

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cuts straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Enjoy!

Find out more about “Hillbilly” here: http://hillbillymovie.com/

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 99- The Front Runner, Jamielyn Lippman, Ashley York, Dawn Mikkelson, & Norah Shapiro

Happy Friday folks! I’m so glad I get to cap off this election week with an episode of personal and political empowerment. I spoke with director Jamielyn Lippman about her documentary “3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story”, director Ashley York about her film “Hillbilly”, director Dawn Mikkelson of “Risking Light” and director Norah Shapiro about her doc “Time for Ilhan”. Now the cool thing about “Time for Ilhan” is that it covers Ilhan Omar’s race for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016 which made her the first Somali-American legislator to hold an elected office, and she just became the first Somali-American Muslim to hold a seat in US congress. So congrats to her! But first I’ve got my movie review of a political defeat in “The Frontrunner”, starring Hugh Jackman which hits theaters this weekend.

Full review of “The Front Runner”: http://picturelockshow.com/new-releases/2018/11/7/the-front-runner-review-a-timely-bio-drama

Check out “3 Years in Pakistan” here: https://www.facebook.com/3YPErikAudeDoc/

Connect with “Hillbilly” here: http://hillbillymovie.com/

Shine with “Risking Light” here: https://www.riskinglight.com/

Make time for Ilhan here: https://www.timeforilhanfilm.com/

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Director Jenna Laurenzo

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Happy Monday my people! Director Jenna Laurenzo’s new comedy Lez Bomb hits theaters and VOD this Friday! Jenna and I talked about how she used analytics from her short film to cultivate an audience for her feature. She also asked a great question about how to get critics to check out your film during award season. This is definitely a convo you don’t want to miss!

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cuts straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Enjoy!

Check out Lez Bomb here: http://lezbombmovie.com

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 98-Julia Moroles, In Search of Greatness, Cucalorus Festival & Lez Bomb

Happy Friday folks! This week I have a jam packed episode! I talk with Picture Lock contributor Julia Moroles about her love for documentary filmmaking, and her latest documentary. Julia also talked with Gabe Polsky, director of In Search of Greatness about his latest documentary, which is in theaters today! I talk with Chief Instigating Officer, Dan Brawley, of the Cucalorus festival about what we can expect to see next weekend at the festival that is still standing strong in it’s 24th year in Wilmington, NC. Which is awesome because the city was hit hard by Hurricane Florence this year. So mark your calendars for November 7th-11th film lovers!

If my talk with Dan isn’t enough to convince you to check it out, my conversation with one of my new best friends, Jenna Laurenzo surely will. Jenna is the director of Lez Bomb, a hilarious new comedy about coming home and coming out. The film will be playing at the Cucalorus film festival, which is quite coincidental because at the time we recorded, I had no idea! You’ll definitely want to hear the Picture Lock After Show conversation I had with Jenna which I’ll drop Monday on the podcast. It’s packed, but it’s another great episode!

Connect with Julia here: https://twitter.com/MissJuliaPaige

Find out more about In Search of Greatness: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8236398/

Visit the Cucalorus Festival: http://cucalorus.org

Check out Lez Bomb here: http://lezbombmovie.com

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Director Suzi Yoonessi

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Director Suzi Yoonessi brings light to the somewhat dark subject of sex and love addiction in the film Unlovable. I was really grateful that Suzi was totally transparent in the process of getting the film made in regard to PR & marketing for the film. We also talk about how taking initiative really makes all the difference in the world of indie filmmaking!

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cuts straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Enjoy!

Check out Suzi and Unlovable here: https://www.suziyoonessi.com

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Director Sharon Lewis

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Director Sharon Lewis paints a dystopian Caribbean future in her film Brown Girl Begins. It was great talking to her about PR & Marketing for her film as she made it for herself, but also a niche audience. This is a great listen for those who may have a niche film as she had some great insight! Plus I talk about how to get critics to review your film.

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cuts straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Enjoy!

See the beginning of Ti-Jeanne’s power here: https://www.thesharonlewis.com/work/brown-girl-begins/

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 97- Leah Meyerhoff, Sharon Lewis, & Suzi Yoonessi

Happy Friday folks! This week I have three Film Fatales joining me. I was probably way to eager to speak with founder of the Film Fatales organization, Leah Meyerhoff. We talked about how the organization started and why its existence is necessary in these times. I also talk with director Sharon Lewis about her Afrofuturist film, Brown Girl Begins. We talk about the origins of her creating the film and what Afrofuturism is. Finally, I talk with director Suzi Yoonessi about her film Unlovable. I had the pleasure of seeing the film and you can too next week, Nov. 2nd as it has a limited release in theaters! 

It was awesome talking with these women directors. You’ll absolutely want to be on the lookout for the Picture Lock PR After Show conversations I had with Sharon and Suzi which will be dropped exclusively on the podcast Monday. 

Find out more about Film Fatales here: http://www.filmfatales.org/

See the beginning of Ti-Jeanne’s power here: https://www.thesharonlewis.com/work/brown-girl-begins/

Check out Suzi and Unlovable here: https://www.suziyoonessi.com

Picture Lock Links:

Take my PR For The Indie Filmmaker online course here: https://indiefilmpr.thinkific.com/

Get a partner as passionate as you in your film or film event's publicity: www.picturelockpr.com

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2

Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture Lock! Please give us a review on whatever platform you listen to this podcast on. Thanks so much for your continued support. Drop a line a picturelockshow@gmail.com to say hi and let us know what you think of the show.

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