Tracy Newman is an American television producer and writer. Her credits include Cheers, The Nanny, The Drew Carey Show and Ellen for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for co-writing “The Puppy Episode”. Newman is a founding member of The Groundlings (as is her sister, Laraine Newman), an improvisational theater troupe. She is the lead singer of her band Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements.
Watch and all will be explained…
Mike Glauser is an entrepreneurship guru with years of experience, education and chutzpa. He teaches at Utah State and is heading up a tour across America to discover what works in start-up businesses. Check out their mission and their tour at http://www.mynewenterprise.com/ and kick up their Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1140205981/my-new-enterprise-tour-2014
After a year and a half, Marion Kerr’s career has taken off. She is still acting, writing, directing and filmmaking–honing her craft and gaining momentum. We tweeted her to see what she was up to and she tweeted back agreeing to come back to the trailer and give us an update. She hasn’t slowed down one bit with commercials, films and TV spots filling her schedule. Check out her new web series “Misdirected” at http://misdirectedshow.com or on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/MisdirectedShow and follow Marion @MarionRKerr in the twitter sphere.
Celia Evans is the founder of Sea Star Films (http://seastarfilms.com). She produces commercials, direct response infomercials, TV and Film, Animation, Video Games, Music, Live Event Coverage, Web Video, Corporate Video, Music Videos. Celia is based in Miami but travels around the world filming commercials and TV content. Her client list includes: Lamborghini, Estee Lauder, Helly Hansen, Red Bull, Intercontinental Hotels, Exquisite WInes and Spirits, eZanga, Zakia’s Morrocan Oil. She is the creator of Fashion TV and Global Trend News (http://globaltrendnews.com) and is releasing her first feature length film–a documentary called The Ultimate Wedding Planner.
The Ultimate Wedding Planner Trailer http://vimeo.com/88478422
The Ultimate Wedding Planner Director’s Commentary: http://vimeo.com/92964453
Greetings! We’re getting set up for the summer season of interviews and working on some pretty big partners, but we really need your help to get the ball rolling. You can help by giving us a review on iTunes. I know everyone asks for it, but we have not. Unfortunately, when sponsors look at our page and see that we have only 8 reviews, they wonder about our awesomeness, hence the request. So here are the beginnings of summer for The Trailer and the instructions on how to do the deed. Thanks.
We love Harvey Danger, but we also love hearing about successful entrepreneurs. Jeff Lin was a successful rock star and now is Cofounder and President of Captricity, a software company that creates products that allow anyone to turn paper-based data into structured electronic data. This venture won “Best Technology” Launch 1.0 in March of 2012. Here is the rebroadcast of our talk, continued.
We spoke with Jeff Lin, rocker and creator of Harvey Danger 16 months ago. We’ve brought his talk back again because his wisdom on creativity is awesome and we think he’s worth a second listen. Here is our rebroadcast of the first half of our talk. Enjoy.
We look back, look forward and look cross-eyed at ourselves. This is the story of The Trailer Talks from the very beginning to our plans for the future. We take requests! So, if you have anyone or anything you would like to see on our show, let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
We’ve been thinking about our beginnings as we move forward into 2014…where we’ve been, what we’re about and where we re going. This week’s installment is all about that – in preview form, because in all honesty, there are only so many hours in the week and we ran out. So please enjoy the very short preview and we’ll be back next week with the longer discussion on our past, present and future.
Jay Forte is a Greatness Coach, author and speaker. He uses his speaking and writing to inspire others to discover their unique abilities (their greatness) then to find applications to bring that greatness into the world. He works with teens, young adults and others who are looking to discover their fit in life – to connect their “greatest joy with the world’s greatest needs.” His tools, blogs, coaching, programs and books can be found at www.TheGreatnessZone.com.
Remember November 8th, 2012? Sure you do! That was the day we broadcast our interview with multi-hyphenate Marion Kerr – writer, actor, producer, director, filmmaker. She as worked on many TV shows and films and is known for Far (2012), Golden Earrings (2010) and Misdirected (2013). She is our most quoted guest so we thought we’d refresh our memories before we get her back for a second interview.
“Enough noise to work.” Centered around an academic study that labeled constant ambient sound as a cornerstone for creating the perfect creative environment, Coffitivity is perfect background noise for creative people. Justin Kauszler and ACe Callwood created the company based on their favorite work environment and now have thousands of die-hard fans. This is the story behind the website, app and environment. http://coffitivity.com/
On Christmas Day 2008, Elaine Astrue was riding in a car headed to San Diego on I-5. The wind was extremely strong and they drove through the worse dust storm she had ever seen. Visibility was nil at times. Then, they hit a stopped car on the freeway. Her head hit the back of the seat in front of her. It happened all at once, like a flash of light.
Elaine healed, but had suffered a traumatic brain injury. She is now fighting back with stubbornness, compassion and commitment. Her story of recovery is ongoing in her blog, Route 66, a Journey.
Kirk Bowman is a software guy and an entrepreneur. His software company was clicking along and then he discovered value pricing. His service level and profits rose and his customers are happier. He then founded Art of Value to help others improve their businesses. What is value pricing? Kirk explains it all in this episode.
Remi Lavictoire is an IT Professional with 10 years experience, but his first love was radio. He now hosts the Sci-Fi Movie Podcast with Ian Fults and Jonathan Colbon. The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast is a weekly podcast about the Sci-Fi Movies that we all love! Here’s the story of his creative life.
If you have not been keeping up with the star of episodes 3 and 4, then it’s time for a re-watch and a Google search, my friends. Taylor Greenwood is no slouch in the music world and will be the next big star. We thought she was awesome over a year ago and her videos are off the charts. Check it out-the blast from the past, TTT-style: Taylor Greenwood.
Michael Mataluni lives in Orlando, Florida with his talented wife and three children. They are child advocates and are passionate about bringing opportunity to kids in need. He launched his podcast, Kick Ass Dad in order to engage parents and create a community of like minded people. We met in Las Vegas and had a blast. We hope you enjoy his interview as much as we enjoyed his company!
The Trailer Talks: Dino Dogan grew up in war-torn Bosnia. Upon a visit to the US, he stayed as a refugee and grew up to form an incredible internet company for good: triberr. His efforts to help content creators are admirable and his smile is infectious. He is a powerhouse and a positive force to be reckoned with. Enjoy!
Melanie Nelson and her husband, Andy own 5 Sparrows, a company dedicated to coffee. For the Nelsons, coffee is as much a way of life as an occupation. For eight years, they owned and operated a specialty espresso business on the beautiful west shore of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana. They evolved into devoted baristas and found great pleasure in working with ther hearts, ther minds and ther hands as a means to connect with people. It was out of this earnest dedication that 5 Sparrows was born.
Road Trip!! Cecilie attended New Media Expo 2014 (formerly Blogworld) and met a small army of creative people. She did her best to ask them all what the one thing is that they think everyone needs to know about living a creative life. Here are the answers from Rick Calvert, Michael Stelzner, Mike Brooks, Chris Heuer, Dave Jackson, Dino Dogan, Mike Mataluni & David Pagan, Lynette Young, Pat Flynn, and Chris Ducker, with a special TTT Guest cameo by Ryan Parker. Thanks to all who were willing to be interviewed!
Jeffrey Gitterman is a speaker and financial expert living in New Jersey. Jeff talks about how he was inspired to write his book “Beyond Success” and how he is trying to help people be their best by redefining wealth. Jeff founded his financial company, Gitterman & Assoc Wealth Management and his coaching company, Beyond Success Consulting to help bring change Wall Street. His four pillars will make you think.
We are leaving 2013 behind, but not without a final nod and thank you to all of our guests and viewers over the past 12 months. Cheers to all of you for sticking with us through the good and the bad, the funny and startling, for all the outtakes and the profound thoughts. Let’s make 2014 super fun!
Storyteller Raegan Payne returns to The Trailer to update us on her creative life: writing copy for companies, children’s novels, plays and writing up her volunteer efforts on thegoodmuse.com. She is one of our contemporary heroines, volunteering for 100 causes and blogging about it to show others how easy it is to help others. Raegan takes the arts to another level with goals that are admirable. We have no doubt that she will attain them.She’s a multi-talented and redheaded powerhouse who we absolutely adore and we can’t wait to see what she does next!
Dr. Jeff Hester is an astrophysicist with a long and impressive scientific career. His textbooks and work on the Hubble Space Telescope is widely known. What many do not know is that he is an executive coach and advisor and speaks publicly to professionals from many different disciplines on the subject of thought and leadership. “Some of what you think that you know is fine, but some of it is not. Here’s the rub. You don’t know which is which!”
Raegan Payne is an actress, writer and philanthropist living in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing plays, she’s volunteering and blogging about her experience. She is the quintessential multi-hyphenate making her way in the world. We spoke to her on Valentines Day 2013 and picked her for our College Finals Week rebroadcast. She’s going to join us again in 2014, so here’s your primer for the next interview. Enjoy!
Jay Friedlander is the founder of the Sustainable Business Program and the inaugural Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. College of the Atlantic has been cited by the Princeton Review, the Sustainable Endowment Institute, Fast Company, The New York Times and others as a leader in sustainability. We talk about his Peace Corps beginnings, business background and what he thinks are the most important skills for college students to learn.
James Spencer is an entrepreneurial expert and Director of the Rensselaer Technology Park and the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem – RPI’s Distributed Incubation Program in Troy, NY. They’re holding a great event December 5th for entrepreneurs and innovators around the world and you can get in on it. Check out http://rpihub.org/business-opportunities-to-success-summit-home/ for more information!
If this sounds familiar, it should, because this is a rebroadcast of our June 2013 episode of The Question #3. Enjoy!
Cesar Cruz is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership. In addition to being a teacher for 19 years, this husband, father, and activist co-founded Oakland, CA’s Homies Empowerment Program to stop gang violence. Cesar’s dream is to utilize his time at Harvard University to find funding and support to one day launch an after-school center for Oakland youth in areas of high gang violence.
Michael Eisenstein and Greg Behrendt are the core of the Reigning Monarchs, a band that combines surf guitar, reverb, brass quadrophenia and punk. Their new album was released in the end of September and it is really great. Mike and Greg talk about their introductions to music, design and each other. Have a listen then check out their website: http://thereigningmonarchs.com/
The Trailer Talks interviews Justin Johnson, one half of The Indie Machines along with Erik Beck, a dynamic duo who produce amazing vigniettes for the YouTube audience and for YouTube creators. Check out their super-heroism and Justin’s story!
Chef Ryan Parker is a cook, educator and podcaster. He loves food, talking about food and talking to those dedicated to the craft of making good, honest products that are true to the culinary arts.
Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz co-founded Puente to help combat poverty and hunger in Oaxaca, Mexico. Ten years into their partnership, they have seen beautiful success and have gained a staff of ten and a partnership with the Ford Foundation. Listen and learn about their keys to success.
Magician Michael Grandinetti takes the stage on the Trailer Talks via Skype, talking about his first performance at 5 years old through all the details of what it takes to be an illusionist.
Sometimes we get to reminiscing and go through all of the old footage. This time we realized that we deleted the last outtakes reel, so we decided to make another one. Here it is, kids. Be warned: this episode contains adult language.
Filmmaker John Elerick talks about his Buckeye roots, his start in LA and his YouTube success: The Genlemen’s Rant. His YouTube channel started with banned Apple product promotions and has a dedicated following. This content is explicit, so consider yourself warned.
Steve Olsher is America’s Reinvention Expert and has taught thousands how to NICHETIZE!™ (nitch a tize) by identifying and monetizing their WHAT — that is, the ONE thing they were born to do. This is his story of how he got to where he is, author of three acclaimed books, master of Internet Prophets and really nice guy.
Brian Hepp started in medical sales, but he always knew he would be his own boss. Here he tells the story of his transition, his beginnings and why he chose to sell salt. (Also, get some of his truffle salt from his website, heppssalt.com or Sur la Table. It’s so amazing on eggs, you’ll think you’re in heaven.)
Geoff Talbot writes Seven Sentences and consults companies on their digital media strategies. His life has taken him from New Zealand to the UK to Los Angles and has landed him in Portland, Oregon. Check out what he has to say about his journey from veterinary surgeon to filmmaker to digital media consultant.
Richard Laver, tennis pro tuned entrepreneur started his company, Kate Farms in a blender in his kitchen to help his young daughter. Add a few years, some struggle, and a few more products and you get a winning formula that also includes love, family and a thriving little girl. Richard has big plans to help people and has great advice for anyone starting a business.
Author and animal rights advocate Cathy Unruh worked for 15 years as a broadcast journalist before meeting her husband in Florida. Her life changed completely and she wrote “TAMING ME: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat,” published October 2012 after a trip to Cat Cay in the Bahamas and subsequent adoption of her cat, Lucy Miracle. If you love animals, you’ll love this determined activist.