Balance; feat. Paten Hughes (actress, creator, tomato farmer)

Naomi announces a 4-week hiatus for the podcast as well as the workshops she’s going to begin offering for other filmmakers (more information for those on her website here: https://www.naomimcdougalljones.com/classes ). Interview: Naomi talks to actress, creator, and tomato farmer Paten Hughes about what it is to make the lifestyle choice of telling stories, her crippling fear… Continue reading Balance; feat. Paten Hughes (actress, creator, tomato farmer)

Netflix for Millennial Women; feat. Greta McAnany and Lauren Tracy (founders of Blue Fevr)

Interview: Naomi talks with Greta McAnany and Lauren Tracy, founders of Blue Fevr (Netflix for Millennial Women) about their exciting new start-up, the challenges/successes they’ve experienced so far, and why they think a whole new platform is necessary to create a better eco-system for female filmmakers. If you are a female filmmaker (or really any… Continue reading Netflix for Millennial Women; feat. Greta McAnany and Lauren Tracy (founders of Blue Fevr)

Mini-pode: Audience Attitudes Towards Female Representation in Film; feat. Elif Mamak

Naomi re-records her (lost) interview with former Northeastern University student Elif Mamak, who worked in Gregory Goodale’s “Advocacy Writing” class with fellow classmates on a research paper entitled, “Audience Data/Attitudes Towards Female Representation in Film.” In order to write the paper, Elif and her classmates surveyed 116 film viewers on their habits surrounding choosing content… Continue reading Mini-pode: Audience Attitudes Towards Female Representation in Film; feat. Elif Mamak

Where do the female filmmakers go? Feat. Gregory Goodale (Professor, Advocate, Post-Humanist)

Following Naomi’s TEDxTalk, Northeastern University professor Greg Goodale reached out and offered to dedicate his Spring “Advocacy Writing” class to helping Naomi with whatever research/writing she needed in support of her women in film revolution. The class was assigned two research papers. In this week’s episode, Greg comes on the show to talk with Naomi… Continue reading Where do the female filmmakers go? Feat. Gregory Goodale (Professor, Advocate, Post-Humanist)

On Turning 30; feat. Joanne Zippel (manager/career coach)

Naomi speaks about turning 30 this week. Interview: Naomi talks to her manager Joanne Zippel who also currently works as a career coach through her company Zip Creative and has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur working in theater, live event production, marketing, promotion, sponsorship, development, and literary management. Joanne offers invaluable advice to artists… Continue reading On Turning 30; feat. Joanne Zippel (manager/career coach)

Writing for TV; feat. Hannah Cheesman (writer, actress, director, sometimes-producer)

Interview: Naomi talks to the marvelous writer/actress/director/sometimes-producer Hannah Cheesman about getting her web-series Whatever, Linda turned into a TV show, writing for Canada’s biggest TV show Workin’ Moms, and what a path through self-doubt has taught her. Hannah is the co-creator, writer, and star of Whatever, Linda,  which is currently being adapted for TV by the Mark Gordon Company. Hannah’s… Continue reading Writing for TV; feat. Hannah Cheesman (writer, actress, director, sometimes-producer)

Raising Money; feat. Catriona Rubenis-Stevens (actor, writer, director, producer, 1st AD, musical theater degree-earner)

Naomi outlines 5 fundamental lessons that she has learned about how to most effectively raise money for projects. Interview: Naomi talks to multi-multi-hyphenate Catriona Rubenis-Stevens about the process of crowd-funding, going back to school, the difficulties of managing a multi-multi-hyphenate career, what it’s like to earn your living as a 1st AD when your heart… Continue reading Raising Money; feat. Catriona Rubenis-Stevens (actor, writer, director, producer, 1st AD, musical theater degree-earner)