The Act One Podcast provides insight and inspiration on the business and craft of Hollywood from a Christian perspective.

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Episode 18: Screenwriter, James Carey

Take a hop across the pond to discuss all things comedy with writer James Cary. Tune in as Act One Podcast host James Duke and James Cary share all from “nerding out” over their favorite sitcoms to discussing the difference between American and British humor. BIOGRAPHY James Cary is the co-creator…
Douglas Leslie
September 30, 2021
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Episode 17: Filmmaker, Brent Gudgel

For the past 20 years Brent has been a busy documentary director. His credits include the acclaimed documentary Free Burma Rangers, Dear Francis (Showtime television), and Lovin’ Lakin for Hulu (featuring Kristen Bell, Seth McFarlin, Jamie Lee Curtis). He has also directed over 300 short documentaries with brands such as…
Douglas Leslie
September 11, 2021
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Episode 15: Producer, Darren Moorman

Go behind the scenes as producer of Netflix’s Blue Miracle, Darren Moorman, shares exclusive stories from pre-production all the way through post-production. BIOGRAPHY Darren Moorman is a seasoned producer and the head of Reserve Entertainment. He has worked with studios that include MGM, Lionsgate, and Paramount Pictures. His latest film,…
Douglas Leslie
June 4, 2021
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Episode 13: Screenwriter, Jim Krueger

BIOGRAPHY Jim is an American comic book writer, novelist, and filmmaker. He is considered one of the top-rated writers currently working in American comics. In addition to creating his own comics properties such as The High Cost of Happily Ever After and The Runner, his projects include the prestigious X Trilogy from Marvel Comics, and Justice from…
Douglas Leslie
March 24, 2021
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Episode 12: Screenwriter, Clare Sera

Clare Sera has written both live action and animated films for Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Universal and more. A few even got made including BLENDED with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and the Warner Bros. animated film, SMALLFOOT. When she isn’t writing movies, she helps to empower inner city…
Douglas Leslie
February 5, 2021
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Episode 11: Executive, Charles Slocum

Charles Slocum is an Assistant Executive Director at the Writer’s Guild of America, West, and previously worked at Paramount Pictures as a financial analyst, NBC as a game show judge, and ABC as a Nielsen Ratings analyst. He has a BA from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, an MBA…
Douglas Leslie
January 14, 2021