Amanda Lipitz - Director “Step”

October 9, 2017

The Tony Award-winning producer talks about her directorial debut - the groundbreaking and inspiring documentary "Step", which chronicles the lives of three students at Baltimore's Leadership School for Women as they strive to get accepted into college and thrive as members of the school's Step team.

 

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Brian Fee - Director “Cars 3″

October 2, 2017

After working as a storyboard artist on several Disney/Pixar films, including "Wall-E", "Ratatouille", "Cars" and Cars 2", Brian Fee made his directorial debut with this Summer's "Cars 3". He was also part of the writing team for this latest Lightning McQueen adventure, and is now an ambassador for the "Cars" franchise. I recently tracked Fee down at the opening of the new "Cars 3: Inspired by NASCAR" exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Matthew Margeson - Composer “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

September 8, 2017

Matthew Margeson has composed scores for such films as "Eddie The Eagle", "Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children",  and the 2014 hit "Kingsman: The Secret Serice", on which he collaborated with colleague Henry Jackman. The duo got back together for the sequel - "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", one of the mostly highly-anticipated movies of Fall '17. In this 'LCJ Q&A Podcast' episode, Jackson talks with Margeson about composing big action scenes, the addition of Amercian music to the "Kingsman" franchise and icon Elton John's appearance in the film. 

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Jenna Wolfe - Host “First Things First”

September 1, 2017

Former "Today" show host and "Dr. Oz" contributor Jenna Wolfe is back on morning TV. She's part of the team of FS1's new daily sports talk show, "First Things First". In this inaugural "LCJ Q&A" episode of the new season, Jackson talks with Wolfe about this career move, working with co-hosts Chris Carter and Nick Wright, the "obscene" hour she'll be getting-up everyday and, of course, movies.

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Summer Movies/LCJ Chairathon on “Pop Looney” - Fox Sports Radio

August 11, 2017

Jackson returns to talk about the Best Summer movies and his Michael J. Fox Foundation charity event with JT and Tomm Looney on the "Pop Looney" segment of the "JT The Brick Show" on Fox Sports Radio.

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Billy Lopez & Michael Pecoriello - Nick’s “Welcome to the Wayne”

July 23, 2017

Between the two of them, animation veterans Billy Lopez and Michael Pecoriello have won 4 Emmy Awards. In this light-hearted edition of the 'LCJ Q&A' the duo discuss their the collaboration (Lopez-Creator/Pecoriello-Executive Producer) - Nickelodeon's "Welcome to the Wayne".

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Tony Leondis - Director “The Emoji Movie”

July 18, 2017

In July 2015 Sony Pictures Animation won a three studio bidding war for the rights to make an emoji-based feature film. And now, just two years later, "The Emoji Movie" is here. The fast-track project was put in the very capable hands of director Tony Leondis ("Igor"), who also has story and screenplay credits on the film. In this 'LCJ Q&A' Leondis discusses the challenges the team faced in picking the emojis they used in the story, who they reached-out to to make sure they got all the technology correct and how they got Sir Patrick Stewart to voice the Poop emoji.

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Myles Langlois - Creator “Apollo Gauntlet”

July 3, 2017

Canadian Myles Langlois is not only the creator of "Apollo Gauntlet", but he also voices the title character and his #1 nemesis. What began as a one-man passion project on YouTube back in 2012 has become Adult Swim's newest animated series.

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