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)

Necessary to Blossom; feat. Stephen McDougall Graham (classical violinist)

  This week Naomi interviews her husband, Stephen McDougall Graham, about his long and now quickly blossoming journey towards becoming a professional violinist (hint: he took a highly unusual decade-long detour through non-profits and international family planning services). Stephen talks about what it’s like to return full-time to your passion after years doing something else,… Continue reading Necessary to Blossom; feat. Stephen McDougall Graham (classical violinist)

The Role of Story Today; feat. Ira and Carol Williams (film/tv viewers)

Naomi dissects what the fundamental role of stories are in a society and how streaming content, social media, and that eastern European guy with the hydraulic press may have fundamentally changed our roles as artists. Interview: Ira and Carol Williams – Ira and Carol are an insanely delightful retired couple living in Missouri. Naomi talks… Continue reading The Role of Story Today; feat. Ira and Carol Williams (film/tv viewers)