Monday, April 29, 2024

Episode 196 - Joshua Gillespie of Muppet History

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On today's episode of the podcast, I have the creator of the hit social media sites, "Muppet History", Joshua Gillespie!

Joshua Gillespie 

I was so thrilled to finally get Joshua on the show. I have followed Muppet History on every social media platform for years, as I'm sure many of you have, and was so intrigued by the man who brings so many people so much joy from just a simple post. I originally reached out to Joshua a few years back to be a guest on one of our SDCC shows, only to learn that he lived on the other side of the country and wouldn't be able to attend. So, this episode has been a long time coming. 

FOLLOW MUPPET HISTORY EVERYWHERE ON THE LINKS BELOW

On the episode Joshua and I talked about him growing up in North Carolina, discovering the Muppets as a kid and sharing that love with his older brothers, introducing is wife to the Muppets when they were dating, which Muppet we'd love to hear curse, battling the negativity of the internet, creating joy, his favorite Muppet movie, and so much more. 

Tim and Joshua during the episode

A huge Thank You to Joshua for taking the time to join me on the show. My face hurt from laughing and smiling during this entire episode. Joshua was getting ready to leave on vacation and still took the time to be on the show. I really appreciate it! Make sure to follow him on all of the links below and enjoy all of his Muppet goodness. You can also buy exclusive Muppet History merchandise on the links below as well!

Thanks, Joshua!

Enjoy the episode!

FOLLOW MUPPET HISTORY ON INSTAGRAM HERE

FOLLOW MUPPET HISTORY ON TWITTER HERE

FOLLOW MUPPET HISTORY ON TIKTOK HERE

SUBSCRIBE TO MUPPET HISTORY ON YOUTUBE HERE

FOLLOW JOSHUA ON INSTAGRAM HERE

SUBSCRIBE TO MUPPET HISTORY PODCAST HERE

BUY MUPPET HISTORY MERCHANDISE HERE

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Monday, April 22, 2024

The Watchers Official trailer is here!

 After the intense teaser for "The Watchers" was released, it left all of us wondering what in the world this movie was about. The official trailer is finally here! Even with the full trailer, it leaves us reeling of what is to come.

Written and Directed by Ishana Night Shyamalan, and produced by her legendary father M. Night Shyamalan, clearly mystery, suspense, and horror run in the Shyamalan family! I'm really looking forward to this one.

"The Watchers" hits theaters June 14, 2024. We can't wait! 

Let us know what you think!

The Academy sets new Rules and Regulations ahead of the 97th Oscars

(art from awards daily)

Now that the dates for the 97th Oscars have been set, new rules for the upcoming Oscars race have been set. These rules will cover the Best Picture category, expanding those eligibility requirements. As well as addressing rules and requirements for Animated Features, International Feature Films, Music (Original Score), Writing categories, and more. 

See the Official Press Release and Rule changes below:

AWARDS RULES AND CAMPAIGN PROMOTIONAL REGULATIONS
APPROVED FOR 97TH OSCARS®

 
Additional Submission Key Dates Announced

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved awards rules and campaign promotional regulations for the 97th Academy Awards®.

For Academy Awards consideration, a feature film must have a qualifying theatrical release between January 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024. Drive-in theaters will no longer be a means of qualification, and the six qualifying U.S. metropolitan areas will now include Dallas-Fort Worth, in addition to Los Angeles County; the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago, Illinois; and Atlanta, Georgia.

In the Best Picture category, the expanded theatrical eligibility requirements, approved by the Board of Governors in June 2023, will take effect for the 97th Oscars®. Upon completion of an initial qualifying run, currently defined as a one-week theatrical release in one of the six U.S. qualifying cities, a film must meet the following additional theatrical standards for Best Picture eligibility:

  • Expanded theatrical run of seven days, consecutive or non-consecutive, in 10 of the top 50 U.S. markets, no later than 45 days after the initial release in 2024.
  • For late-in-the-year films with expansions after January 10, 2025, distributors must submit release plans to the Academy for verification.
  • Release plans for late-in-the-year films must include a planned expanded theatrical run, as described above, to be completed no later than January 24, 2025.
  • Non-U.S. territory releases can count towards two of the 10 markets.
  • Qualifying non-U.S. markets include the top 15 international theatrical markets plus the home territory for the film.

In addition to the theatrical eligibility requirements, eligibility for consideration in the Best Picture category remains contingent upon submission of a confidential Academy Representation and Inclusion Standards Entry (RAISE) form and the film meeting the requirements of two of the four standards. Also, distributors and/or producing teams should submit for PGA Mark Certification or awards determination no later than the date of the film’s first commercial screening in its qualifying run.

Other awards rules changes include:

 
  • Animated feature films submitted in the International Feature Film category are now eligible for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category if eligibility requirements outlined for both categories are met.
  • The new eligibility period for the International Feature Film category is November 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024.
  • In the Music (Original Score) category, three composers will be allowed to receive individual statuettes if, in rare circumstances, they all contributed fully to the score. Previously, three composers were required to submit as a group. The rules now clarify the definition of a group as a recognized band. The shortlist will increase from 15 to 20 titles.
  • In the Writing categories, a final shooting script will now be required for submission.
  • Changes were also made to the testimonial awards presented at the Governors Awards. The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, given to a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production, will now be presented as an Oscar® statuette. The definition of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award was revised to clarify the broad term humanitarian efforts; the award will be “given to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry by promoting human welfare and contributing to rectifying inequities.”
  • Two special awards presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards have been renamed:
    • Gordon E. Sawyer Award to “Scientific and Technical Lifetime Achievement Award”
    • John A. Bonner Award to “Scientific and Technical Service Award”

Submission deadlines and additional key dates are as follows:
 

Thursday, August 15, 2024: First submission deadline for Animated Short Film, Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories

Thursday, September 12, 2024: First submission deadline for General Entry categories, Animated Feature Film, Best Picture and RAISE form

Wednesday, October 2, 2024: Submission deadline for International Feature Film

Thursday, October 10, 2024: Final submission deadline for Animated Short Film, Documentary Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories

Thursday, October 17, 2024: Final submission deadline for Documentary Feature Film

Friday, November 1, 2024: Submission deadline for Music (Original Score) and Music (Original Song) categories

Thursday, November 14, 2024: Final submission deadline for General Entry categories, Animated Feature Film, Best Picture and RAISE form

Saturday, January 11, 2025: Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound and Visual Effects nominating screenings (bake-offs)


The Academy also updated and clarified formatting and language in the campaign promotional regulations for the 97th Oscars. The campaign promotional regulations specify how motion picture companies and individuals directly associated with Oscars-eligible motion pictures may promote such motion pictures, achievements and performances to Academy members and how Academy members may promote Oscars-eligible motion pictures, achievements and performances.

All rules and dates for the 97th Academy Awards are subject to change.

For the complete 97th Academy Awards rules and campaign promotional regulations, visit oscars.org/rules.

For information on the Inclusion Standards, visit raise.oscars.org/home.

Episode 195 - Mike Masilotti returns!

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On today's episode comedian Mike Masilotti returns to the show!

Mike Masilotti

Mike first came on the show alongside comedian Billy Anderson back in 2017 when they were on tour for The Gateway Show. None of us lived in Los Angeles yet but were all on the precipice of moving. In the 7 years since Mike was on the show so much has changed, including opening a hit comedy venue here in Los Angeles and writing book!

Watch Mike's Dry Bar Comedy special "Outside Cat" 

On the episode I talked with Mike about growing up in an immigrant family in Upstate New York, finding is comedic voice, moving to Seattle and his most embarrassing comedy moment, navigating comedy in a pandemic, putting together his Dry Bar Comedy special, open Third Wheel Comedy here in Los Angeles, writing his book "Comedy is for Dummies" and so much more!

BUY Mike's new book, "Comedy is for Dummies"

A huge Thank You to Mike for taking the time to join me on the show. It was so good to catch up with him after all these years. Make sure to follow him on all of the links below. Please watch his Dry Bar Comedy special, "Outside Cat", check out his podcast, "True Crime Travel Map", and make sure to buy his new book "Comedy is for Dummies". If you're here in Los Angeles, stop by Third Wheel Comedy and catch a show!

Thanks, Mike!

Enjoy the episode!

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WATCH MIKE'S COMEDY SPECIAL ON DRY BAR HERE

FOLLOW MIKE ON INSTAGRAM HERE

FOLLOW MIKE ON TWITTER HERE

FOLLOW MIKE ON TIKTOK HERE

SUBSCRIBE TO MIKE'S YOUTUBE HERE

FOLLOW TRUE CRIME TRAVEL MAP PODCAST HERE

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Deadpool & Wolverine Trailer is Here!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! 


The long-awaited trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine has finally been released and we could not be more excited for this film to be released July 26th. Check out the new trailer below!

Friday, April 19, 2024

Welcome to Wrexham Season 3 is coming!

 Never in a million years would I have thought I would become a fan of a Welsh Soccer club, but here we are.  Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney did what seemed to be the impossible, bringing Wrexham from the depths of obscurity of the National League and into League 2. 


The docuseries is so incredibly captivating, turning myself and millions of people into fans off not just the Wrexham team, but the entire Wrexham community. 

The Emmy winning docuseries returns to Hulu for Season 3 on May 

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

Monday, April 15, 2024

Episode 194 - Danny Taylor

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On today's episode of the podcast, I have Broadway percussionist and conductor, Danny Taylor!

Danny Taylor

Danny is a unique guest to the show as he's not only an incredible Broadway performing musician, but he's also my cousin. Now, I may not completely understand the genealogical math behind it, but he's either my third cousin, or my second cousin once removed. If you understand it, feel free to explain it me, but know I probably still won't get it. Danny and had never met each other until a few years ago, and much to our family's chagrin, this was a crime that needed to be rectified. We finally met in the most cliche, Hollywood way possible, on the Warner Brothers lot at the Eastwood Scoring Stage. 

Tim and Danny's first time meeting at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers.

Tim and Danny while recording the show

I talked to Danny about growing up playing the drums and learning his technique, learning the dynamics of playing in a band, putting in the work to prepare for the future, getting his first Broadway show, playing in studio sessions for movies, playing in the "In the Heights" orchestra, softball with Lin-Manuel Miranda, touring with "Aladdin", becoming a conductor on Broadway, and so much more. 

A big Thank You to Danny for taking the time to join me on the show. He had just returned from playing some shows on the road with his band and I was thrilled we were able to get him on the show. It's not a family reunion if it isn't recorded, right? Make sure to follow Danny on all of the links below. 

Thanks, Danny!

Enjoy the episode!

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Episode 193 - Sarah Hamilton

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Bonus episode time! On today's episode I have actress and author, Sarah Hamilton!

Sarah Hamilton

I've known Sarah for a few years now as we have worked together at Warner Brothers. She also was the star of one the episodes of our series "Screams from the Dark" last year. I've always known Sarah as an actress, but was blown away to learn that she was an author as well. Sarah has a big book signing coming up this weekend at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove and I wanted to make sure I had her on to help promote the signing. 

Sarah and Tim

On the episode we talked about Sarah growing up in Rochester, New York, what inspired her to become and actress, moving across the country to follow her dream, becoming a published author at just 17 years old, working on the HBO Max show "Winning Time", her books "The Enchantress", "The Lies We Tell", and "L.A. Mermaids", balancing a busy work life, and so much more. 

Get your books signed from Sarah this Saturday from 12PM-2:00PM at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove

A huge Thank You to Sarah for taking the time in her busy schedule to jump on for a last minute episode to talk about her ever growing career. Make sure to join her this Saturday, April 13th from 12:00PM-2:00PM at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove for her book signing. Also please make sure to follow Sarah on all of the links below to see all of the cool things she always has going on. 

Thanks, Sarah!

Enjoy the episode!

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FOLLOW SARAH ON TWITTER HERE

VISIT SARAH'S WEBSITE HERE

SUBSCRIBE TO SARAH'S YOUTUBE HERE

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Academy announces dates for the 97th Oscars


While awards season has mostly wrapped up (WGA Awards are still at the end of the month), The Academy has announced the dates for the 97th Oscars and all of the key dates leading up to the show. Read the Official Press Release below:

THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE SHOW DATE FOR 97TH OSCARS®

 
KEY DATES ALSO ANNOUNCED FOR 2024 AWARDS SEASON
 


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 97th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2025.  The show will air live at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Academy key dates for the 2024 Oscars season are as follows:

 

General entry, Best Picture, RAISE submission deadlineThursday, November 14, 2024
Governors AwardsSunday, November 17, 2024
Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PTMonday, December 9, 2024
Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PTFriday, December 13, 2024
Oscars Shortlists AnnouncementTuesday, December 17, 2024
Eligibility period endsTuesday, December 31, 2024
Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PTWednesday, January 8, 2025
Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PTSunday, January 12, 2025
Oscars Nominations AnnouncementFriday, January 17, 2025
Oscars Nominees LuncheonMonday, February 10, 2025
Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PTTuesday, February 11, 2025
Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PTTuesday, February 18, 2025
Scientific and Technical AwardsTuesday, February 18, 2025
97th OscarsSunday, March 2, 2025


All dates for the 97th Academy Awards® are subject to change.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Joker: Folie à Deux trailer is here!

 Over the past year we've seen a number of stills come out from the long-awaited Todd Phillips directed "Joker" sequel and now we finally have a trailer! 

It was a lot of fun finally getting a glimpse of this coming to life after getting peeks at their sets, and seeing actors quickly passing by while I was at work for the few months they were filming at Warner Brothers. I'm even more excited now for what this film has in store for us. 

Joker: Folie à Deux hits theaters October 4, 2024. 

Let us know what you think of the trailer!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Episode 192 - Janine Hogan

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On today's episode of the podcast, I have writer, producer, actress, comedian, and beatboxer, Janine Hogan. 

Janine Hogan

Currently, Janine and I are working together on the feature horror film, "Demonetize" that we will be filming later this year. Janine is the co-writer and one of the stars of "Demonetize", yet we've only ever met in passing over brief Zoom meetings. 

Janine and Tim recording the show

I talked with Janine about growing up in Florida, being the class clown, making the move to Los Angeles and going all in on film and comedy, working on Expedition Bigfoot, working as the head writer of The Substitute, The Floor is Lava, comedic inspirations, beatboxing and so much more.

A huge thank you to Janine for taking the time to join me on the show. It was great to get to know more about her and her career. Please make sure to follow here on all of the links below and go see her perform live if you're here in Los Angeles! Also, make sure to follow our links for Demonetize so you can see Janine star in our new horror feature filming later this year. 

Thanks, Janine!

Enjoy the episode. 

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VISIT JANINE'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE

VISIT THE OFFICIAL DEMONETIZE SITE HERE

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Episode 191 - Elisa Jordan

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 On today’s episode of the podcast, I am joined by writer and author, Elisa Jordan! 

Elisa Jordan

I’ve had the pleasure getting to know Elisa over the past few years as co-workers at Warner Brothers, and she just had a new book come out about Marilyn Monroe entitled “Hello, Norma Jeane”. 

On the episode we talked about Elisa growing up in Orange County, discovering her love of Hollywood, working for Henry Rollins, her book and the lasting impact of Marilyn Monroe, Rockhaven Sanitarium, preserving history, and so much more. 

A huge Thank You to Elisa Jordan for taking the time to join me on the show. I had such a great time learning more about her story and career. Make sure to pick up her books, “Hello, Norma Jeane” and “Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards” on the links below. 

Thank you, Elisa! 

Enjoy the episode! 

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