Little Blue Book for Filmmakers authors Carl Gottlieb (Jaws) and Toni Attell (The Attell Method of Acting) join Off the Meter radio host Jimmy Failla for a discussion of the writing process, tips for actors, and movie-making! This has been reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Off the Meter. This is an excerpt. Visit Off the Meter for the full interview.

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The Little Blue Book for Filmmakers discusses issues faced by all beginning filmmakers, with a historical perspective that explains problems and solutions that reach back to the invention of movies at the turn of the last century, and stretch forward to include new digital technology and the popularization of videography as global self-expression.   Amazon    BarnesandNoble   IndieBound

Carl Gottlieb is a veteran of more than 40 years in theatre, film, and television. He was nominated for the Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his screenplay for JAWS. He is the recipient of an Independent Spirit Award, an Emmy, a Clio, and the Morgan Cox Award.

Toni Attell is an Emmy-nominated actress, acting coach, motivational speaker, and creator of the Attell Method coaching style. She is an adjunct professor at the USC School for Cinema and currently teaches at the UCLA Extension. 

Off the Meter is a radio program hosted by Jimmy Failla: cabbie, comic, writer, and radio machine. Visit Off the Meter for more episodes.

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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