GlobeScreen Podcasts

GlobeScreen Podcasts are not just business-as-usual. Monthly guests are true artisans of the industry and responsible or involved in key creative departments: cinematography, editing, production design, casting, VFX, writing. The art and science behind moviemaking is the footprint we intend to leave with listeners of each podcast. Episodes will appear below monthly. Hosted and produced by Zef Cota, Director of Podcasts, from New York.

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EPISODE 18: MAY 6, 2022
 Assistant Directing / Yannick Karcher
Yannick Karcher is a Strasbourg based filmmaker. He joined Dara Naficy for a discussion about his directing and assistant directing career to date, including working on recent television productions such as Une Affaire Française (2021), for TF1 and War on Beasts (2018) for France 3 Television and Europacorp TV. In 2020 he directed a short, ‘Charon’, starring Tcheky Karyo. He also shared with listeners the inspiration behind this production, how he worked with his production designer and other heads of department during ‘Charon’, and what he is developing next, as a Director. 
EPISODE 17: APRIL 13, 2022
 Directing / Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
Marie-Castille Mention Schaar is a Paris based Director and Producer. She joined Zef Cota for a discussion about her directing career and making films such as A Good Man (2021), Heaven Will Wait ( 2016), Once in a Lifetime (2014), and Bowling (2012). She also discussed her role as a Producer on features such as Wah-Wah (2005) directed by Richard E. Grant and Monsieur N. (2003), directed by Antoine de Caunes, including how key cast members were assembled, for each of these productions. GlobeScreen Podcasts would like to thank Pyramide Distribution for making this episode possible. 
EPISODE 16: MARCH 23, 2022
 Composing / Paul Hepker & Mark Killian
Paul Hepker and Mark Killian are a composing duo based in Los Angeles (Mark) and South Africa (Paul). Among many composing credits for films over the years, they have composed the scores for  Gavin Hood’s feature films, namely Official Secrets (2019), Eye in the Sky (2015), Rendition (2007) and Tsotsi (2005), their first collaboration with Gavin. They spoke recently with GlobeScreen Podcasts about these collaborations about the art of composing for films in general, emphasizing original sounds and instruments in their work together and other filmmakers they aspire to work with, on future projects. Listen to the full episode to learn more.
EPISODE 15: FEBRUARY 25, 2022
Sound Editing / Robert Mackenzie
Robert Mackenzie is an Academy Award Winning Sound Mixer & Supervising Sound Editor, based in Australia. His recent credits include Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog (2021), Mortal Kombat (2021) and David Michod’s The King (2019). He has also worked on other notable features including Mary Magdalene (2018), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and Animal Kingdom (2010), another collaboration with David Michod. He spoke recently to Zef Cota in-depth about some of these projects and the art of sound design and editing in general, sharing some stories from the projects he has worked on. 
EPISODE 14: JANUARY 20, 2022
Production Design / Morgan Kennedy
London based Morgan Kennedy is an accomplished Production Designer. Most recently he was a Production Designer on ‘Liaison’, created by Virginie Brac, for Apple TV, which is now in post-production. His film credits include The Sweeney (2012) for Director Nick Love. With Director Sean Ellis he has designed several features, namely: Cashback (2006), based on the director’s short, The Broken (2008), with Lena Headey and Anthropoid (2016), starring Cillian Murphy. In television he has designed several episodes of Netflix’s Black Mirror. On that series, he was Production Designer for the episodes Hated in the Nation (2016) and Crocodile (2017). He spoke to Zef Cota, in December last year, during an informal and in-depth chat on the art of Production Design, and the varied role of the Production Designer, in both features and television.
EPISODE 13: DECEMBER 6, 2021
Cinematography / Juan Ruiz Anchia, ASC
Juan Ruiz Anchia is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) and currently lives in California. Some of his many credits as Cinematographer include, AT CLOSE RANGE (1986), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1992), MR.JONES (1993), THE JUNGLE BOOK (1994) and CONFIDENCE (2003). In a recent chat with Zef Cota, he shared his experiences working with many directors including James Foley, David Mamet and Christopher Cain. He also shares for listeners, some differences he sees between the film industry in the U.S versus Europe, professional influencers, and some memorable stories from each of the features he worked on, including the influence leading actors can have on a production.
EPISODE 12: OCTOBER 6, 2021
Cinematography / Lorenzo Senatore, ASC, AIC
Lorenzo Senatore is both a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) and the Italian Association of Cinematographers (A.I.C.).  Just a few of his credits as Cinematographer include, THE OUTPOST (2019), HELLBOY (2019), MEGAN LEAVEY (2017) and RISEN (2016). In a recent chat with Dara Naficy, (GlobeScreen’s Managing Director), he shared his experiences working with many directors including Neil Marshall, Rod Lurie and Kevin Reynolds. He also shares for listeners his views on coverage on set, coordinating physical production with visual effects photography, some of his influencers and advice for new Directors of Photography breaking into the movie industry. GlobeScreen would like to thank Millennium Media for making this Episode possible.  
EPISODE 11: AUGUST 16, 2021
Writing / Angelina Burnett
Nashville based Angelina Burnett is a longtime writer for both episodic television and feature films. Some of her writing credits include AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE, which ran on the network from 2014-2017 and Starz’s BOSS, starring Kelsey Grammer and Connie Nielsen, which ran for two seasons. This summer she sat down with GlobeScreen Director of Podcasts, Zef Cota, to discuss her long journey into film and television writing, from NYU through to her start as an assistant in LA. She also explores the evolution between broadcast, cable and streaming in the television industry, including some of the challenges of being in a writer’s room on a network show. Plus, advice for new writers breaking into the industry. 
EPISODE 10: JUNE 17, 2021
Casting / Alice Searby
London based Alice Searby is a veteran of film casting over many years. As Casting Director she recently cast both the BBC Films, Pathé & Ingenious Media co-production JUDY, starring Renée Zellweger and Paul Feig’s LAST CHRISTMAS, from Universal Pictures and starring Emilia Clarke. She got her start as a Casting Associate on a wide variety of features including THE GOLDEN COMPASS, AN EDUCATION, J. EDGAR, INVICTUS, and BROOKLYN.  She is currently busy with several more features in pre-production.  In a conversation with Zef Cota, she spoke about her journey into casting, how it is great for those getting into casting to really be passionate about both theater and film, and some memorable stories about the casting process, from a few of her projects. 
EPISODE 9: MAY 28, 2021
Editing / Michael J. Duthie
LA based Michael Duthie is an accomplished Editor with many decades of credits to his name. In a recent conversation with Zef Cota, he spoke to us about working with directors such as Roland Emmerich, Kevin Costner, Vic Armstrong and Rod Lurie, and the many projects he has overseen as Editor over the years, including SAHARA, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, STARGATE, OPEN RANGE, LONDON HAS FALLEN, THE OUTPOST and most recently THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD, a production from Millennium Media, which Lionsgate will release in June. He also shared some observations about the art of editing in general, including how he organizes his editorial departments, on each feature he works on.
EPISODE 8: FEBRUARY 25, 2021
VFX & Stereography / Matthew Bristowe / Part 2
In Part 2 of our podcast about VFX, Matthew Bristowe recalls his time at both London based One of Us and Technicolor, where he was Head of Production on movies such as JURASSIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM (2018), STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017), FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (2018), and the first two seasons of Netflix’s THE CROWN. He also shares some of the VFX challenges he worked on for TNT series THE ALIENIST. In his current role as Managing Director at London based animation studio & post house, Jellyfish Pictures, he discusses his latest feature project for DreamWorks Animation and the unique way the company’s people have a hand in deciding which productions to develop internally. Listen in to find out more.
EPISODE 7: FEBRUARY 12, 2021
VFX & Stereography / Matthew Bristowe / Part 1

25 year visual effects veteran Matthew Bristowe has overseen many high-profile productions in senior roles at Technicolor, One of Us, Prime Focus, MPC and currently, Jellyfish Pictures. In Part 1, of a two-part podcast, he discusses his time at MPC as a Digital Intermediate Supervisor on titles such as 28 DAYS LATER (2002), TROY (2004), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005), THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (2006) and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008). Later, while Senior Vice President at Prime Focus World, he talks about his groundbreaking stereographic work on Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY (2013), for which he won the Advanced Image Society’s Lumiere Award. He also recalls his stereography work for HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (2011) and EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014).

EPISODE 6: JANUARY 26, 2021
Production Design / Christina Moore 

Christina Moore is an accomplished Production Designer based in London. She is currently Production Designer on SKY ATLANTIC/ EPIX television show, BRITTANIA. In 2020 she was Production Designer for Jessica Swale’s SUMMERLAND, with Gemma Arterton, released by IFC Films in the US. Previously in her career, she was Supervising Art Director on both HBO’s JOHN ADAMS and several seasons of GAME OF THRONES. She talks to Zef Cota about the art of Production Design in general and juggling the worlds of design for both film and television. She also discusses her favorite production designers and experiences working with various directors, including a unique career start as Storyboard Artist on Ang Lee’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.

EPISODE 5: NOVEMBER 12, 2020
Producing / Jonathan Yunger 

Los Angeles based Millennium Media, founded in 1996, is behind some of the film industry’s most successful movies to date, including THE EXPENDABLES, LONDON HAS FALLEN, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, BROOKLYN’S FINEST, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD and most recently THE OUTPOST. Other titles soon to be completed by the indie studio include THE ASSET with Michael Keaton and THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD, both of which Lionsgate will release next year. The studio’s Co-President, Jonathan Yunger, recently had a conversation with Zef Cota about Millennium’s various productions, his day-to-day responsibilities, experiences as a Producer, plus much more.

EPISODE 4: OCTOBER 22, 2020
Talent Management / Annarie Boor 

Annarie Boor is a London based Producer & Talent Manager. She recently spoke to Zef Cota, Director of GlobeScreen Podcasts, about the journey that took her from professional ballet dancer in South Africa to indie filmmaker based in the UK. Topics discussed include the various projects her company, Tapping Frog Productions, is engaged in, how the company approaches talent management and the activities of her mentoring organization, Mentor Through Film. 

EPISODE 3: OCTOBER 15, 2020
Editing / Eric Brodeur 

Eric Brodeur is an LA based First Assistant Editor who has worked in the editorial departments of numerous features. His many credits include OUIJA, THE GRUDGE, THE NUN and TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT. GlobeScreen’s Zef Cota recently sat down with Eric for a fascinating and highly informative discussion on the art of feature editing. Topics discussed included how editing has changed in recent decades, collaborating with different departments, and how various directors approach the art of editing differently, among other talking points.

Podcast episode 2 with Anna Godas.
EPISODE 2: OCTOBER 6, 2020
Documentaries / Anna Godas 

Dogwoof is a London based documentary film company which has released 26 Oscar nominated and 3 BAFTA winning documentaries. Just a few of the company’s credits include I AM GRETA, APOLLO 11 and THE CAVE. The company’s CEO, Anna Godas, was joined by Variety’s International Editor, Manori Ravindran, for a wide-ranging conversation about the documentary market, including development, production, marketing and distribution considerations for each of Dogwoof’s releases, since their founding in 2003.

GlobeScreen Podcasts General Manager, Zef Cota, had the chance to chat with LA based Cinematographer Alonso Homs, who has worked in cinematography for over 10 years, serving as a Director of Photography and in the camera departments of features such as Derek Cianfrance’s BLUE VALENTINE, Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY and Martin Scorcese’s 2010 documentary for HBO, PUBLIC SPEAKING. They had an informative and wide-ranging conversation about the latest technology, lenses, lighting, shooting digital vs. film and professional influences.
EPISODE 1: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
Cinematography / Alonso Homs 

Zef Cota, Director, GlobeScreen Podcasts had the chance to chat with LA based Cinematographer Alonso Homs, who has worked in cinematography for over 10 years, serving as a Director of Photography and in the camera departments of features such as Derek Cianfrance’s BLUE VALENTINE, Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY and Martin Scorsese’s 2010 HBO documentary, PUBLIC SPEAKING. They had an informative and wide-ranging conversation about the latest technology, lenses,  lighting, shooting digital vs. film and professional influences.