Alexia Melocchi on 07/04/2024

The Many Roles of Joe Mantegna- a special Season Finale

Ever wondered how Joe Mantegna went from a high school audition for "West Side Story" to becoming a household name in the "Criminal Minds" franchise? In this episode, we explore Joe's career journey, his dedication to honoring his Italian heritage, and the role his Chicago-based restaurant played in

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Alexia Melocchi on 06/16/2024

Black, White, and the Spectrum of Life Behind the Lens with Dan Winters

Photography is an art. And if you think about it, film and television, is a series of shots in movement. I was honored to chat with Dan Winters, a legend in the world of professional photography who crafts narratives with the click of his shutter.Winters has photographed public figures ranging fro

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Alexia Melocchi on 05/23/2024

A Woman in the Director's Chair with Katt Shea

Have you ever wondered what it's like to climb the ranks in Hollywood as a woman behind the camera? In my latest episode, I have an intimate conversation with the accomplished director Katt Shea, whose journey from actress to director is a testament to the power of female visionaries in show busine

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Alexia Melocchi on 05/14/2024

Comedy as a Healing Journey with Craig Shoemaker

When life throws you curveballs, sometimes all you can do is laugh—as I chat with comedian, producer, writer Craig Shoemaker, who pivoted from childhood adversity to a celebrated career in comedy. Now also a best selling author and an in -demand motivational speaker, Craig spills the beans on using

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Alexia Melocchi on 05/06/2024

Empathy and Advocacy: A Dialogue with Gene Bauer on Transforming the Food System

In this special episode sponsored by THE EDEN MAGAZINE, I have an eye opening discussion with Gene Bauer, a titan of the animal rights and food movement, as he shares his profound insights and a lifetime of advocacy. From Gene's academic roots at Cornell to the compassionate foundations of Farm Sa

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Alexia Melocchi on 05/03/2024

Narrative Threads Binding Brands to Hearts

Imagine the power of a story so captivating it elevates a brand into an experience. That's the realm where Micki Pagano and Tony Parente of Branding build their business. Bringing their Madison Avenue savvy to the art of branded video storytelling as they went into a transition from traditional adv

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Alexia Melocchi on 04/20/2024

Authentic Wealth- unlocking the energy of abundance with Kyle Cease

When I embarked on my acting career, I believed success and happiness were always just beyond reach – until I realized that true wealth comes from within. This revelation is at the core of my conversation with the soul-centered Kyle Cease, who evolved from comedian to motivational speaker and aut

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Alexia Melocchi on 04/13/2024

The Dance of Light and Shadow of the Cinematographer: a conversation with Kim Miles

Can the look of a movie or series tell the story as much as the actors in it? Let's deep dive into the world of the dance of light and shadow through the lens of Emmy-nominated cinematographer C Kim Miles.Kim's remarkable journey from the colorful bustle of Malaysia to the high-stakes soundstages

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Alexia Melocchi on 04/08/2024

From Script to Screen The Producer's Crucible

There has been such a black cloud over the job of Studio Producers in the recent years, so we decided to bring on a rainbow and give you a peak behind the Hollywood curtain of studio producer Carol Baum, a fixture in the industry with credits like "Father of the Bride," who shares a wealth of knowl

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Alexia Melocchi on 04/03/2024

Scripting the Perfect Hallmark Moment

Have you ever wanted to know what makes a Hallmark movie? In this episode I chat with prolific television producer Jon Eskenas, whose development and on set expertise has been credited to several Hallmark and Lifetime movies and series. Having enjoyed professional interaction and a peer to peer fri

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Alexia Melocchi on 03/25/2024

Making QUEENS: a conversation with Producer/Showrunner Vanessa Berlowitz

My guest today is Vanessa Berlowitz, executive producer and founder of Wildstar Films, and the docuseries QUEENS currently airing on NAT GEO and DISNEY + where tales of female animals ruling their realms parallel the strides made by women behind the camera. Vanessa shares her experiences from the f

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Alexia Melocchi on 03/08/2024

Female Voices, Female Stories and the Journey Of True Form Films

Yeniffer Behrens is making HER CHOICES- in life and as an artist. I sat down with the power couple behind Latin X indie production companyTrueform Films, owned by Mauricio Mendoza and Yeniffer Behrens. to discuss their latest work, "Her Choices."Jennifer's personal saga of facing trauma, the echoe

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Alexia Melocchi on 03/07/2024

Embracing Individuality and Overcoming Obstacles with Matthew Kenslow

Matthew Kenslow, a name that symbolizes triumph and tenacity, joins us on the Heart of Show business podcast to share his extraordinary life's tapestry woven with threads of resilience and unique abilities. Living on the autism spectrum, Matthew's narrative is nothing short of uplifting—a beacon of

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Alexia Melocchi on 02/15/2024

How to Face your Fears and Take Back your Mind with Michael Bernard Beckwith

How can we radiate more love? How do we transcend Fear? How do we take back our minds to live our fullest potential?You do not want to miss this life-changing conversation with Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, the Founder of Agape International Spiritual Center. You may know him from "The Secret,"

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Alexia Melocchi on 01/24/2024

Making it in America: the journey of Greek Artist Christos Vasilopoulos in Hollywood

Have you ever wondered what it's like to forge a career in Hollywood's glittering but daunting landscape, especially as an international actor? Join me, Alexia Melocchi, for a compelling conversation with Greek sensation Christos Vasilopoulos, who peels back the curtain on his Hollywood journey. Fr

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Alexia Melocchi on 12/14/2023

Unwrapping the World of Christmas Ornaments: the tradition of Artist Christopher Radko

In this special end-of-the-year Christmas themed podcast, I cover the fascinating world of Christmas ornaments with none other than the "czar of the Christmas present" himself, Christopher Radko of HEARTFULLY YOURS.This spiritual discussion is packed with stories that glisten with nostalgia and spar

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Alexia Melocchi on 11/30/2023

An Artful Expedition of Life and Culture with Finola Hughes

Everybody uses everybody, don't they? This is one of my personal favorite lines from the movie Staying Alive with John Travolta and Finola Hughes, as it does tend to ring true in Hollywood. But I have always believed that Hollywood is also filled with kind and true artists, and Finola fits the bill.

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Alexia Melocchi on 11/02/2023

One Shot at a Time with Jay Russell (Re-Release)

This episode will transport you to the director's chair as we navigate the world of filmmaking with director Jay Russell. Prepare to uncover the pros and cons of a film-to-digital transition, discover why Jay cherishes the film's aesthetic, and discover how instantaneous feedback during digital shoo

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Alexia Melocchi on 09/29/2023

The Power of Intuition in Show Business: A Conversation with Sid Ganis

What's it like to hold the reins of producing authority in the highly unpredictable and thrilling world of show business? Join us as we learn about the transition from the Studio System to indie producing with film industry heavyweight, Sid Ganis. This episode is a treasure trove of insights as Sid

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