The Production Report
By Kiley Rossetter and Allis Cronan
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Kiley and Allis, film students at Connecticut's Wesleyan University, report the entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.
||CleanEpisode 27 - Unscripted TV Post Coordinator||Join us for this week's episode of the Production Report, featuring an interview with Lizzy Marks. Lizzy works in unscripted television, as a Post Coordinator for upcoming E! series So Cosmo and A&E’s Emmy Award Winning Series Born This...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 – Movie Review Roundtable||For this episode, we held a roundtable discussion with three fellow film students: Russell Goldman, Eli Sands, and Will McGhee. Join us as we discuss some notable films of 2016, including Oscar snubs and nominations. You may even learn a new reason to..||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Rooster Teeth Writer and Personality||Rooster Teeth's Kerry Shawcross joins us this week to talk about animation, producing your own show, and fandoms. Shawcross is a writer, animator, actor, and director. He's one of the voices behind hit series such as RWBY, RWBY Chibi,...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Podcast (Wolf 359) Creator||Did you hear that? Was it dripping water? No - it was something else even more terrifying to hear in outer space. Join us, if you dare, as we speak with Gabriel Urbina, writer, producer, and creator of the hit sci-fi podcast Wolf 359. Wolf 359...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Chief Strategy Officer||For this week’s episode of the Production Report, we spoke with John Penney, Chief Strategy Officer for Starz Entertainment, the premium cable network behind hit shows like Outlander, Power, and Black Sails. Prior to working at Starz, Mr. Penney’s..||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Documentary Filmmaker/Theater Actress and Director||Upcoming movies! News! Did Kiley just reference Halloweentown II: Kalibar's Revenge? Join us for this episode, in which we speak to Audrey Rumsby. Audrey has acted in and directed a wide range of theater productions. Among her many credits, she...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Showrunner/Playwrite/Professor||For this week's episode, we spoke with playwrite, director, TV showrunner, and Kiley-thesis-advisor Joe Cacaci. Among his many credits, Cacaci co-created the CBS prime time series "The Trials of Rosie O’Neill", starring Sharon Gless...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - New York Times Best-Selling Author||For our fall season opener, The Production Report spoke with Jeff VanderMeer, NY Times Best-Selling Author. VanderMeer is the author of the Southern Reach trilogy, the first of which, Annihilation, is currently being made into a film by Alex...||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Film Producer||This week we spoke to Albert Berger. Along with business partner Ron Yerxa, Mr. Berger has produced films such as Louder than Bombs, Nebraska, Little Children, Election, King of the Hill, and Little Miss Sunshine, among many others. Tune...||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - NY Times Film Critic||Kiley and Allis began their 18th episode like normal; you won’t BELIEVE what happened next! Or, maybe you will, if you can believe that for this episode we spoke to A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the New York Times. In addition to over 15...||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Radio Morning Show Host||For this special, origin-story episode, we interviewed a San Jose radio icon, Lissa Kreisler, and learned some interesting things about Allis' past. We also provide a pun-filled cover of upcoming films and recent entertainment industry news.||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Professor of Film (+ Oscars Discussion)||For this extended, mid-season finale, we have not one, not two, but three special guests. Our first guest is filmmaker and Wesleyan University Professor of Film Steve Collins, in a pre-recorded conversation during which we discuss his experiences...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Indie Film Distributor||Our interview this week is with distribution consultant David Laub. He currently works at A24, the distribution, production, and finance company responsible for 2015 Oscar-nominated films Room, Amy, and Ex Machina, as well as The Witch, which...||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Broadway Vocal Coach||In this episode, we speak with Andrea Green, former Broadway-actress, singer and celebrated NYC voice coach to various Broadway actors. We also cover upcoming films, current news, and the fact that Allis is having a very cinematic Groundhog's...||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Producer||In the conclusion of the second season (recorded December 2014), we speak to Brad Fuller, producer and co-owner (with Michael Bay and Andrew Form) of production company Platinum Dunes. Their work includes the 2000s remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre,...||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - How I Met Your Mother Co-Creator||For this episode, we had the amazing opportunity to interview Carter Bays, co-creator, writer, and producer of hit series How I Met Your Mother. Listen as he tells us about running a show like HIMYM, and answers some important questions—like...||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Movie Trailer Editor||For this week's episode we spoke to Ben Slease, movie trailer editor for Worshop Creative. His works include trailers for Zero Dark Thirty and Fury, among many others. We conclude with a brief discussion of 3D and, as always, start off with terrible...||11/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Account Director at Discovery Distribution||We're back for our October episode to talk with Natalie Taylor, the woman responsible for sales and marketing efforts for Discovery Communications. We also discuss some of our favorite spooky Halloween classics.||10/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - TV/Film Production / Guitarist / Audio Engineer||This week we caught up with Jason Mercurio, a man who has worked in almost every possible area of entertainment—including as a rockstar in Germany! Join us as we talk about everything from Universal to Halloween Rock Musicals on Ice.||10/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Feature Filmmaker/Student||The Production Report returns to interview Jake Katofsky, a full time Wesleyan Student who happens to make Feature Films in his spare time (his film 108 Stitches is now in select theaters, and on iTunes and Amazon). We also make our Fall Premiere...||9/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Film Historian and Professor||For our last episode of our first season, we sat down with Professor Jeanine Basinger, film historian, author of numerous books, winner of varies awards and head of the film studies department at Wesleyan University, where she...||8/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Music Producer and Radio Host||This week we talk to Rob Stevens, record producer and radio host, who's worked with countless artists including Yoko Ono and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He's the coexecutive producer of the remix series of Yoko Ono's material, which includes 10...||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Current General Manager and VP of Headline News||This week we speak with a very special guest. Albie Hecht has too many accomplishments to his name to list. Hecht is the former President of Nickelodeon, founder and former President of Spike TV, and founder and former CEO of Worldwide...||4/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Film and Emmy-Award Winning Television Actor||In this episode we discuss our opinions of the final episode of How I Met Your Mother, before spending most of our time speaking with actor Bradley Whitford, known for roles such as Josh Lyman on The West Wing, Hadley in Cabin in the Woods, Don...||4/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Screenwriter||Originally aired March 4, 2014. This week, we chat with Cami Delavigne, screenwriter for the critically acclaimed film Blue Valentine, starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. We also review NBC's fantastic show Hannibal and discuss the sudden...||3/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Independent Filmmaker||Originally aired February 18, 2014. We get the chance to talk with writer/director Michael Steves about his upcoming movie Clinger. We also make our 2014 Oscar predictions and discuss Shia LaBeouf's latest (anti?)publicity stunt.||3/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Set Dresser||Originally aired February 4, 2014. Our first ever episode! This week, we interview set dresser/greensman Steven Foley and discuss Sundance and Golden Globe winners.||3/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Oh, what glory.
At times a man ponders his fate on a golden throne, reminiscing on the events of his life much like a raccoon would examine the contents of a completely full garbage bin being taken away by men in large trucks. The Production Report allows one to accomplish such pondering; its' hallowed remarks filled with the wit and humor only such esteemed scholars as Kiley Ann Rossetter and Allison Cronan would be able to achieve, let alone create. Listening to The Production Report is much like the consummation of an aged cheese, rife with the experience and flavor of time yet sour and smelling of old socks towards the center of its' oft crumbly mixture. If I could but buy both Kiley and Allis to sit in my mansion and tell me tales of films past and present, I would without consideration. Perhaps maybe I will buy them; for once the smoke and mirrors behind The Production Report subside one is left with the great longing for tomorrow- a day which may bring yet another magical journey in the form of lyrical interviews and movie news wrapped in a velvet package. It is only the sweet sounds of saxophone that sweep thee to thy rest as one leaves the Report and enters back into the real world, where things are not as splendid, shining, or audible as this wonderful podcast. 10/10.
Interesting insight on world of film. Learned so much!
Puns, jokes, witty banter, interviews with TV and film greats... it doesn't get much better than that! Kiley and Allis are a great team. Listen in!