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Age of Distraction Podcast

Age of Distraction is a podcast series on The HMC Network hosted by Sarah Mason with screenwriters, Warren Lewis and Stephen Godchaux discussing the Content Explosion and its impact on Hollywood and the creative process.

Warren Lewis & Stephen Godchaux Bios

Episode 7
The Effects of Coronavirus on Hollywood

The Age of Distraction Podcast is back with Episode 7: The Effects of Coronavirus on Hollywood. Writer/Producer, Sarah Mason along with screenwriters, Warren Lewis (Black Rain) and Stephen Godchaux (Dead Like Me), dive deep into the effects the pandemic is having on Hollywood and how it may change theatrical distribution and production forever.

 Episodes

Scroll through the playlists to listen to Episodes 1-7

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Warren Lewis &

Stephen Godchaux

Warren Lewis’s credits as screenwriter include Black Rain and The Thirteenth Warrior.  He has worked on assignments for most of the major film and television studios including Sony, Warner Brothers and Fox. Warren’s recent scripts include,  A World Away – a modern retelling of The Dybbuk, Ansky’s classic play; The Brownsville Boys: A Tale of Murder Incorporated; Trade Craft, an espionage thriller; The Tale of the Bloodstone Riders, a western set in post-civil war Texas, and The Point, a one hour drama. Lewis holds an MFA from The California State University at Fullerton. He teaches screenwriting at La Jolla Writers Conference, the UCLA  and UCSD Writers Programs Extension and The California State University at Fullerton.

Stephen Godchaux is a native of New Orleans. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama where he received an MFA in Playwriting. He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Law. He practiced law for several years for one of the largest law firms in San Francisco before going to Yale and becoming a writer. He has written for a dozen television shows, including Roseanne and Spin City. He was the Executive Producer and head writer of the critically acclaimed Dead Like Me on Showtime. He has written television pilots for CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, FX, TNT and USA. He was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best Original Television Movie for his film “Charlotte” as part of the film anthology Five on Lifetime. He is adapting Walker Percy’s celebrated novel The Moviegoer, winner of the 1962 National Book Award for Fiction, as a screenplay for the film producer Cary Brokaw.

 
 

INTO THE SPIDERVERSE

with VES Award Winning FX Artist Pav Grochola

In this two-part interview, Sarah Mason sits down with VES and Oscar winning VFX Artist, Pav Grochola about his work as Lead VFX Artist on Sony Pictures Imageworks Oscar Winning animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Grochola's credits include Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Edge of Tomorrow for which he personally won an Annie Award from the Visual Effects Society for Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture.  Grochola talks about the amazing VFX and animation teams he has worked with and the innovative new tool he invented for Spiderverse that may change the future of animation.

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PART 2

Pav Grochola is an award winning VFX artist and FX Supervisor for Sony Pictures Imageworks. After receiving his degree in Fine Arts in his native Australia, Pav started his career at a post house in Melbourne then moved over to animation when the owner of an animation company saw the value of having a fine artist work on 3D projects. Pav got his big break working for famed British illustrator Dave McKean (The Sandman) on his film Mirror Mask. He then went on to work for Double Negative, one of the leading VFX companies in the world where he worked on several of the Harry Potter films. Pav's credits include Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Edge of Tomorrow for which he won an Annie Award from the Visual Effects Society for Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture.

Pav lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Scarlett and son Aidan. 

Interview & Age of Distraction  Playlist

Please enjoy more great interviews! Scroll through the Soundcloud playlist below or download/listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotfiy.

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