Episode #11: Frances Schoenberger, Germany’s First Lady of Hollywood

Born in a little Bavarian village as Traudi Schönberger, this fascinating lady went to discover the world and became a top journalist for the German teen magazine BRAVO and other big papers.
Frances Schoenberger has interviewed them all, and the stars seem to have felt very comfortable with her, probably because she was interested in them as a person and not their role.
David Bowie spent a platonic night with her, John Lennon felt more like chatting on his bed than doing a serious interview, Larry Hagman let her do an exceptional home story, Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to be the godfather of her daughter Daisy, and on and on.
Well-known to every German artist who has some connection to Hollywood, she has been called “Germany’s First Lady of Hollywood”.


Episode #10: Mark Tapio Kines – founding father of crowdfunding…

What many people don’t know: Mark Tapio Kines is actually the first filmmaker to ever crowdfund a movie. Some sources say the birth of crowdfunding took place in Europe, in 2004. Wrong! Mark’s first feature was crowdfunded in 1998. Listen to what else this down-to-earth film expert has to say.

Episode #9: Sarah Rosenkrantz

Episode #009 Screenwriters get Personal – Sarah Rosenkrantz from Hans-Peter Zimmermann on Vimeo.

In the ninth episode, Hans-Peter’s guest is Sarah Rosenkrantz. Born in 1989 in New London, Connecticut, Sarah went to live with her aunt and uncle in L.A. when she was 15 (with the permission of her wonderful and nurturing parents). Her aunt and uncle are independent filmmakers (http://brightbluegorilla.com) and took Sarah on a physical and psychological journey through all sorts of artistic landscapes.

No wonder, Sarah, now 24, is already writing and directing her first feature film. Its title is “All is Forgiven” (allisforgivenmovie.com), and Fox TV picked it as one of the projects to promote on “The Crowdfunder Show”.

Hear about Sarah’s exciting life and her encouraging wisdom she gathered in that short period of time!

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Episode #8: Korinna Sehringer

Korinna Sehringer, born and raised in Switzerland, is the director and producer of the film “Shouting Secrets” (http://www.shoutingsecretsmovie.com) which was finished in 2011 and won over 25 awards worldwide.

Korinna Sehringer tells the audience how she struggled on the way to fulfilling the big dream of a little Swiss girl—making movies in Hollywood.

Episode #7: Ashley Scott Meyers

Ashley Scott Meyers (http://www.sellingyourscreenplay.com) is a screenwriter with several produced scripts, and he helps other screenwriters to find marketable concepts and sell their screenplays.

His story on how he became a writer is quite unique, and so is his email and fax blast service; Ashley lets other screenwriters use his database of producers, managers and agents that he has carefully built during the years.

Episode #6: Jen Grisanti

Jen Grisanti (http://www.jengrisanti.com) is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the books, Story Line: Finding the Gold In Your Life Story, TV Writing Tool Kit and Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path To Success.

Special Event summer of 2014:
Writing Retreat in Italy