UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Jeff Kanew Part 1

We are on cloud 9 for this very special Unfinished Business TELEVISION interview with legendary film director and editor JEFF KANEW! His impressive list of ‘80s classics include 1984’s REVENGE OF THE NERDS, 1985’s GOTCHA!, 1986’s TOUGH GUYS and 1989’s TROOP BEVERLY HILLS to name just a few. Part 1 looks at Mr. Kanew’s early career as a trailer editor for United Artists putting together the movie trailers for THE GRADUATE and ROCKY among others. Then we discuss his directorial debut with the 1979 drama NATURAL ENEMIES before jumping into studio pictures with 1983’s EDDIE MACON’S RUN where he began a lifelong friendship with the immortal Kirk Douglas!

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter @MrUniverse and @UnfinishedB1. Follow André on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

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Important Announcement About Our Skillshare Classes

For anyone taking our Skillshare courses (No-Budget Filmmaking for Beginners, Short Film and Webisode Screenwriting for Beginners, and The Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass: A Guide to Film Festivals, Marketing, & Distribution) or had interest to enroll in them, we received the difficult news that due to Skillshare’s recent changes in performance engagement, these classes will be closed on January 31st.

While we would try to make an effort to adhere to the new requirements, their new policies are just way too much to meet given that these classes are over 2 years old. But here’s the good news: These classes will be migrated to a new online learning platform starting next month. Once we find a new home, we will make an announcement ASAP.

For the time being, you can still enjoy these classes as well as last year’s Indie Directing Film School until Skillshare decides to remove them all together. I thank all the students who engaged in the classes since 2019 and I hope we can continue educating aspiring filmmakers further very soon.

André Joseph on The Silver Phoenix Happy Hour

Raise a glass each Thursday @8pm ET with Blaze Kelly Coyle & Ken Smith as they talk about everything entertainment, pop culture, sports and lifestyle related during their podcast, The Silver Phoenix Happy Hour!

On this weeks episode, Blaze and Ken welcome Writer, Actor, Producer and Director, Andre Joseph (Dismissal Time, Vendetta Games, The Saxophonist) to the show! Blaze’s beachcombing adventures continue from the Bahamas, and Nicole goes In the Kitchen to talk about a local Bahamian delicacy.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Steven E. de Souza (Writer of Die Hard 1 & 2, Commando, 48 HRS.)

Unfinished Business TELEVISION is proud to bring you Part 1 of this exclusive interview with writer and director Steven E. de Souza! If you’re unfamiliar with his name, this is the man who was a major creative force behind such 80s action classics including the beloved Christmas classic DIE HARD, Eddie Murphy’s 48 HRS, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s COMMANDO, and Sylvester Stallone’s JUDGE DREDD to name a few. Additionally, he was a writer on KNIGHT RIDER and co-wrote THE FLINTSTONES movie for producer Steven Spielberg. So come out the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs!

Follow Steven on Twitter @StevenEdeSouza

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter @MrUniverse and @UnfinishedB1. Follow André on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Marlene Rhein

We have another special interview edition of Unfinished Business TELEVISION where hosts Jeff Gallashaw and André Joseph talk to people on the inside of the movie business. This episode highlights award-winning filmmaker and actress Marlene Rhein. Marlene is a writer, director, and actor known for The Big Shot-Caller (2008), My Parents Are Crazier Than Yours (2013), and The So-So You Don’t Know (2017). She directed 2Pac Shakur’s last video, “All About You” (1996), and Amy Winehouse’s “F-Me Pumps” (2004). She was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of their “Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Learn more about Marlene and her film work at her official website: https://www.marlenerhein.com/

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter @MrUniverse and @UnfinishedB1. Follow André on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

Indie Directing Film School Trailer

From the maker of Skillshare’s NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS and THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS comes a new course specifically focused on the job of a film director on an independent film titled INDIE DIRECTING FILM SCHOOL This class is hosted by award-winning filmmaker, André Joseph.

This class achieves the following:

  • Explains the basic duties of directing an independent film from start to finish.
  • Class is for aspiring filmmakers who want to learn what it takes to be a successful film director.
  • To help aspiring filmmakers separate good scripts from bad ones, how to translate the script into shots with a specific vision, how to communicate with actors and crew, and what a director does after production wraps.

Enroll today: https://skl.sh/3C7shwc

Member Spotlight: Dismissal Time

Writer/director André Joseph was recently featured in this month’s Member Spotlight for the website of Dismissal Time’s fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas to discuss the process of bringing the short film to life. Check it out! https://blog.fracturedatlas.org/member-spotlight-dismissal-time

UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Dan Poole

Our special interview edition of Unfinished Business goes underground into the world of fan films by interviewing Baltimore-based filmmaker and stuntman Dan Poole! Dan is best known for his homemade Spider-Man film, THE GREEN GOBLIN’S LAST STAND, a project intended to be showcase to get on board the unproduced James Cameron film adaptation during the 1990s. But it ultimately gained traction in Comic Cons across the world. We talk to Dan about his experience making the film, the response from fans over the years, his efforts on his indie feature THE PHOTON EFFECT, and his thoughts on the Spider-Man movies in general. Thank you DP for taking the time to speak to you!

*Please note due to Zoom-related technical difficulties, we lost Jeff early on during the interview.

Find out more about Dan at http://www.danpoole.net.

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter at MrUniverse and Unfinsihedb1. Follow Andre’ on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

Watch the New Perspectives Interview with Andre Joseph & Lisa Regina discussing DISMISSAL TIME

If you missed it last night, you can now watch Andre Joseph’s interview on RVN TV’s New Perspectives along side lead actress Lisa Regina discussing the short film DISMISSAL TIME. Thank you Barry Lefkowitz for this opportunity. Watch the full interview on demand right now at the following link: https://rvntelevision.com/episode/new-perspectives-with-andre-joseph-lisa-regina/

UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Armand Mastroianni

We have another very special episode here on UNFINISHED BUSINESS to conclude our Halloween Month by interviewing Armand Mastroianni. Armand is the writer/director of the 1980 cult classic HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE which was the debut film of a little known actor named Tom Hanks. Hosts Jeff Gallashaw and Andre´ Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions sit down with Armand to discuss this movie, his start in the business, subsequent films such as THE KILLING HOUR (aka THE CLAIRVOYANT), THE SUPERNATURALS, and his various works on television. We’re really excited about this one and very thankful to Armand for making the time to speak with us.

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter at MrUniverse and Unfinsihedb1. Follow Andre’ on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.