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

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Episode 10: Author, Steve Turner

Steve Turner is an English music journalist, biographer, and poet, who has spent his career chronicling and interviewing people from the worlds of music, film, television, fashion, art, and literature. He regularly contributes to newspapers such as The Mail on Sunday and The Times and his many books include Imagine: A Vision for Christians in…
Douglas Leslie
January 6, 2021
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Episode 9: Author, Carrie Arcos

Carrie Arcos was born in Albany, NY. She studied English and Philosophy at Gordon College and received her teaching credential through Chapman University and her MA in Creative Writing from California State University Los Angeles. A teacher of high school and college students for years, she finally had the courage…
Douglas Leslie
December 16, 2020
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Episode 8: Producer, Justin Bell

Justin Bell is a feature film, TV, and branded entertainment producer based in Los Angeles. His latest project, the horror-comedy “Summoned” for Disney/20th Digital, is currently airing on Hulu, FX and Freeform. He is also in post-production on a 1970’s style superhero heist movie – The Hyperions (2020), starring Cary Elwes. Bell…
Douglas Leslie
October 25, 2020
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Episode 7: Director, Vincent Masciale

Vincent Masciale is a director, producer, and co-founder of Lone Suspect, a production company based in Los Angeles. He has directed two feature films, television pilots, a digital series and comedy sketches for Funny or Die, and spent 10 years as an editor for companies like TMZ, National Geographic, Discovery,…
Douglas Leslie
October 14, 2020
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Episode 4: Filmmaker, Craig Detweiler

Filmmaker, author, and exec Craig Detweiler, Ph.D., wrote the screenplays for The Duke, the comedic road trip, Extreme Days and directed the award-winning documentary Remand, narrated by Angela Bassett. His acclaimed books include iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives (2013) Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age (2018), and Deep Focus: Film…
Douglas Leslie
July 16, 2020
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Episode 3: Screenwriter, Scott Reynolds

Reynolds is a television writer who has worked on the Marvel and Netflix television series' Jessica Jones and Iron Fist and Marvel's Inhumans as a writer and executive producer. He was a consulting producer on the Fox series The Following, and was a supervising producer on Showtime's Dexter. Scott was…
Douglas Leslie
July 8, 2020
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Episode 2: Screenwriter, Todd Komarnicki

BIOGRAPHY Komarnicki is a prolific writer, producer and director of film and television as well as an acclaimed novelist. His screenplays include "Sully," directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks in the title role. Perfect Stranger, starring Bruce Willis and Halle Berry, and The Professor and the Madman starring…
ChrisDalton
July 1, 2020