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

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Episode 15: 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 14: Roman White and Gabriel Vasquez

Join the filmmakers behind Netflix’s film, “A Week Away” as they share fun behind the scenes stories of shooting on location at a real summer camp, and detail the filmmaking process from pre-production through distribution. BIOGRAPHIES An accomplished director, White has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment…
Douglas Leslie
March 31, 2021
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Episode 13: 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: 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: 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
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Episode 10: 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: 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