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2014 NYTVF: Jenni Konner Keynote

2014 NYTVF: Jenni Konner Keynote

Tweet This week is the 10th annual New York Television Festival. I’ve had the opportunity to cover the festival the past few years and was invited to do the same this year. Last night I attended the Jenni Konner creative keynote.  The event was moderated by Willa Paskin who is a TV critic for Slate. Konner is a writer and the co-showrunner of Girls. Below are some highlights from the interview....

2014 NYTVF: Carlton Cuse Keynote

2014 NYTVF: Carlton Cuse Keynote

Tweet This week is the 10th annual New York Television Festival. I’ve had the opportunity to cover the festival the past few years and was invited to do the same this year. The first event I attended was the Carlton Cuse keynote.  The event was moderated by Andy Borowitz. Cuse is a longtime TV writer and producer best known for his work on Lost. He is currently working on The Strain, and Bates ...

Episode 115: Jeremy Bobb

Episode 115: Jeremy Bobb

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Jeremy Bobb. Jeremy is an actor currently starring on The Knick. Jeremy and I discussed how he broke in, his worst audition experience, and if being a working actor is what he expected it to be. He also spoke about his role as Herman Barrow on The Knick. He detailed how the show came together, how Steven Soderbergh runs his set and interacts ...

Episode 114: Sam Shaw

Episode 114: Sam Shaw

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Sam Shaw. Sam is a writer and the creator of the WGN America show Manhattan. Sam talked about the show, running a writer’s room, and how the cast was assembled. He also spoke about how he broke in, his experience at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his past job writing for Showtime’s Masters of Sex. I hope you listen to and e...

Episode 113: Aya Cash

Episode 113: Aya Cash

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Aya Cash. Aya is an actress currently starring on You’re the Worst. Aya and I discussed how she broke in, her worst audition experience, and why she chose New York over Los Angeles. She also spoke about her role as Gretchen on FX’s You’re the Worst, and some of her past jobs on Traffic Light, The Newsroom, and in The Wolf of...

Episode 112: Spencer Garrett

Episode 112: Spencer Garrett

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Spencer Garrett. Spencer is an actor currently starring on Satisfaction. Spencer and I discussed how he broke in, his worst audition experience, and his family’s background in show-business. He also spoke about his role as Victor O’Connell on Satisfaction and some of his past jobs on House of Cards, Mad Men, and in Transformers Re...

Episode 111: Alex Meneses

Episode 111: Alex Meneses

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Alex Meneses. Alex is an actress who has previously appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She is currently appearing on The Goldbergs playing Sophia. Among the topics that Alex and I discussed are how she broke in, her worst audition experience, and how she transitioned from modeling to acting. She also ...

Q&A with Nicholas Gyeney

Q&A with Nicholas Gyeney

Tweet Nicholas Gyeney is a writer/director/producer. His latest film is Matt’s Chance. He answered some of my questions about his life and career.   -          Tell me what initially attracted you to writing & filmmaking in the first place. Nicholas Gyeney   My father. He introduced me to movies as a kid. After he died, I dove head first into movies, and never looked b...

Replacement Level Podcast is Back!

Replacement Level Podcast is Back!

Tweet It’s been awhile but there is a new episode of my Replacement Level Podcast up on replacementlevelpodcast.com and on iTunes. The episode features author & sabermetrican Mitchel Lichtman. Mitchel revealed how he first got into sabermetrics, what findings surprised him when he was researching/writing The Book, and if GM’s can properly be evaluated. Mitchel developed the defensive ...

Episode 110: Gregg Daniel

Episode 110: Gregg Daniel

Tweet This episode of Conversations with Ross features Gregg Daniel. Gregg is an actor currently starring on True Blood. Gregg and I discussed how he broke in, his worst audition experience, and his journey from NYU to Hollywood. Gregg spoke about his experience performing in regional theaters across  the country, and why moving to Los Angeles later in life made sense for him. He also spoke abou...