In this episode, Dr. James Wysong and Milton Reiss sit down with the Stagecoach Foundation's Dr. Elizabeth Kianu Stahmer and Brandon Behringer and discuss how the foundation serves as a pathway into the film and television industry. The Stagecoach Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit and was founded by George R.R. Martin and David Weininger to attract productions to New Mexico and create opportunities for New Mexicans to get into the industry. They now provide free training to New Mexicans both in front of and behind the camera.

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In this episode, we discuss four life lessons provided by top industry professionals who were guests on Cinema Scope in 2022. They were discussing their work with actors, but their insights are applicable to everyone. The guests for these episodes include a casting director with a PhD, a director who recently worked with actor Tom Skerritt in his first-ever leading role, a SAG-AFTRA actor and Academy member, and a former Hollywood talent manager who moderates a Facebook group of nearly 90 thousand actors.


You can check out the guests’ full episodes here:

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Industry executive, filmmaker and educator Christopher Lockhart is back on Cinema Scope! His February 2022 episode on how to successfully pitch films and series was one of Cinema Scope's most listened-to episodes ever. He's back to discuss his highly valuable (and completely free) group, The Inside Pitch, which is really "multiple master classes" for nearly 14,000 screenwriters and filmmakers to learn the art of pitching. Chris has 30-plus years of industry experience. He’s read over 60,000 screenplays in his career. As Story Editor at William Morris Endeavor (WME), the world's largest diversified talent agency, he curates film and TV projects for A-list actors such as Denzel Washington. He is a member of the Writers Guild, the Producers Guild and the Television Academy. You can listen to his February 2022 episode here:
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In this episode, SAG-AFTRA actor, director, producer and Breakthrough Reels Founder and Lead Editor Chris Bylsma discusses what actors and directors can do to dramatically improve their reels and clips, as well as actions that actors can take on set to become go-to actors for directors and producers.


Chris is known for his roles as "Sean Leibold” in El Camino, "Charlie Bowdre" in Vincent D'Onofrio's The Kid and "Pastor Garrett Moore" in Godless.

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