Episode Two: The Producer’s Approach
Jenna Edwards returns for our second episode and joins Seth Caplan in sharing their producing experiences. Jenna and Seth give definitions of the different producing roles and they also talk about what characteristics a writer or directer should look for in a producing partner.
Seth is a Chicago native and an award-winning filmmaker who has worked for production companies in New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam. Seth co-founded Enspire Learning, where he produced e-learning courses for Harvard Business School and the US Department of Education. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. from the American Film Institute. Caplan’s thesis film Duncan Removed was honored with a student Emmy and was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Seth wrote and produced Flatland: The Movie, an animated film featuring the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, and Tony Hale. He recently won an Independent Spirit Award for In Search of a Midnight Kiss which was released in 2008.
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In the year 2000, Jenna, made the journey to L.A. to pursue acting. She appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Malcolm in the Middle as well as several independent films. Her natural charisma, inherent organizational skills and art for problem solving led her to producing student films and as of late, her feature film debut, April Showers. Producing has given her a rare gift, one that allows her to truly love her job and to be excited every day about what she can achieve and enable others to achieve. Edwards and her directing partner Andrew Robinson have recently formed their own distribution company called Pure+Motive. Jenna and Andrew have recently begun work on their second feature film collaboration, an adaptation of Dancing Carl based on the novel by three-time Newbery Honor author Gary Paulsen.
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