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Chillpak Holllywood Hour #466

It’s “Chillpak: New Orleans” as Dean checks in from the Big Easy and reveals details about the top secret performance he’s giving in the Bayou before his whirlwind visit to The Los Angeles Breakfast Club this week to perform “Dean Haglund: An Illustrated Tour of Broadway in DTLA”. Phil reviews a spectacular and important new play and ties its themes into a challenge faced by a high school student in New York Phil has been mentoring. A discussion about the art, craft and deceptive practices of movie trailers leads into an analysis of two quite buzzed about recent trailers and the promise of a film being released next month and one going into production soon. All that, plus Dean and Phil reveal what they are reading and a man who leaves behind one of the most significant legacies in the modern history of cinema is remembered in “Celebrity Deaths”. YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #194

It’s a Chillpak Hollywood Hour first! Your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, have covered filmmaking from many different angles, but they’ve never done a show all about post-production sound. Until now. Garrard Whatley is a sound design genius and runs the boutique post-production sound facility RocketWerks in Santa Monica, CA. RocketWerks is the best friend independent filmmakers could ever have. And Garrard Whatley is one of the most engaging and fun peeople you could possibly meet. And just in case you think this show won’t be entertaining, Sean Connery drops by at the end to share in the laughs …. This week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #171

Dean performed competitive improv comedy on Saturday night and he’s here with all the details. Phil’s been seeing movies and making one, and he’s here with much thought-provoking analysis on comic book movies in general, Kick Ass and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in particular, marketing and movie trailers. Then, there’s just enough time to revisit the controversies surrounding the mosque being built near “Ground Zero” and the same-sex marriage debate in California. Finally, Dean hits us with the disturbing possibility that conspiracy theories themselves might be the conspiracy! All this week, on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #132

A recurring theme on the show has been the way marketing departments have been strangling creativity in show business (in any business?). If the marketing department believes a particular story will sell, that story gets made into a movie. If the marketing department doesn’t like the demographics of a particular television show, that show gets canceled, regardless of how many total viewers it might have.

This week, Dean and Phil approach the discussion from a different perspective, revealing to you the all-time worst jobs of marketing films. Keep your pen and paper handy because your friends in podcasting might just hit you with some ideas for your Netflix queue … Films that either slipped under your radar because they were marketed so poorly, or films that were made to look like something you wouldn’t like because they were marketed so incorrectly.

We won’t promise it’s our best show, but Dean and Phil are certainly excited, believing it to be their most marketable episode yet of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #106

Dean and Phil pick up where they left off last week, previewing all the big summer blockbusters that hope for your box office dollars, as well as previewing smaller films that may have a hard time being discovered between the explosions at the multiplexes, but nevertheless might be worthy of your time. Phil offers a detailed analysis of the summer’s one true success story thus far – Star Trek – and analyzes, from a business perspective, what is next for the venerable franchise. Dean hints at details of his upcoming live comedy gigs in Vegas, Phil shares with Dean a really interesting book recommendation from one of our loyal listeners. Finally, Phil closes the show with the incredibly inspirational words that were delivered to the performing arts students at Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral School by a frequent contributor to Chillpak Hollywood Hour.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #82

Dean is back from the Queen Mary where he performed his live comedy show for a convention of “ghost hunters” exploring the famous, floating, haunted hotel. He shares all the spooky goings on. Then things get REALLY scary, as Dean and Phil discuss breaking news involving Jay Leno, and Phil gives “equal time” to the argument AGAINST authorizing a Screen Actors Guild strike. Finally, Dean and Phil will finish what they started last week, previewing all the films to be released before the end of the year. Ghosts, labor strife and movies – What more could you want from a free hour of audio-only internet entertainment?

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #73

Economies topple, banks collapse, mortgages are foreclosed upon, but show business is as important as ever! Dean and Phil help you keep it all in perspective and hip you to what films might be worth your time and $$ in the coming weeks.

Chillpak Hollywood Hour #58

After a few false starts, this week’s podcast is up and running. Last weekends’ box office wager is settled, debates are begun, and the future is predicted.

About the show
Dean Haglund, the actor, improv comic and inventor (best known as “Langly,” one of the three computer-hacking geeks on “The X-Files” and their spin-off series “The Lone Gunmen”) engages in thought-provoking, insightful, and irreverent cultural conversation with his co-host and producing partner, independent filmmaker and certified violence prevention specialist Phil Leirness in the production offices of Rational Exuberance. Warning: Dean and Phil's usually hilarious and frequently inspiring discussions are habit-forming, so please, enjoy responsibly!
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