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10 Recommended Filmmaking Podcasts

Here are some of our favorite filmmaking podcasts. These wonderful podcasts are available on all platforms for free - go check them out!

The Screenwriting Life - Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna

Hosted by professional screenwriters, Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna, whose combined credits include writing and production on such films as Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Captain Marvel.

2 Making Movies is HARD - Liz Manashil & Alrik Bursell

A podcast about the everyday struggle of being an independent filmmaker.

Liz Manashil and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.

3 Just Shoot It - Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan

Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week, Matt and Oren interview up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. 

4 Draft Zero - Chas Fisher and Stuart Willis

Two emerging screenwriters – Chas Fisher and Stuart Willis – try to work out what makes great screenplays work. Discovering what it takes by analyzing what successful writers put on the page — and then talking/discussing/arguing about it in a podcast.

5 Filmmaking Without Fear - Elizabeth Blake

A new podcast by LAFA winner Elizabeth Blake-Thomas and Director of Photography Duncan Johnson. 

6 Scriptblast - Hudson Phillips

Hosted by screenwriter and producer Hudson Phillips, the ScriptBlast Screenwriting Podcast exists to help you write better screenplays and write a better life. 

7 No Film School

A podcast about how to build a career in filmmaking. No Film School shares the latest opportunities and trends for anyone working in film and TV. We break news on cameras, lighting, and apps. We interview leaders in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, and producing. And we answer your questions! We are dedicated to sharing knowledge with filmmakers around the globe, “no film school” required.

8 Write On by Final Draft 

All the tips, tricks and information you need to inspire your writing! Read interviews with the pros, catch up with industry news, and listen to Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast by Final Draft.

9 The Cinematography Podcast - Ben Rock and Illya Friedman

The Cinematography Podcast is the program about the art, craft and philosophy of the moving image and the people who make it happen. 

10 Filmspotting - Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.

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