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PHANTOM HALO + Hollywood Then & Now with Antonia and Peter Bogdanovich

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Antonia Bogdanovich talks about her latest film PHANTOM HALO and how her father Peter Bogdanovich influenced her filmmaking style. We also take a look at some clips from the film and discuss the golden age of Hollywood and the state of filmmaking today in this uncensored interview on Media Mayhem, hosted by Allison Hope Weiner. GUEST BIO: Before attending college, Antonia Bogdanovich worked on feature films in a variety of positions including production assistant and assistant film editor. These films include George Miller's The Witches of Eastwick, James L. Brooks' I'll Do Anything, and The Lion King. She also worked in development at Gracie Films and Carsey-Werner Productions. As an actress, Antonia appeared in features including They All Laughed (at the age of 12) with Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter and Ben Gazzara; Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson, starring Luke and Owen Wilson; The Whole Wide World, Sugartown and The Evening Star with Shirley MacLaine; and in TV Movies including To Sir, With Love with Sidney Poitier, The Rescuers, and The Price of Heaven with Cicely Tyson. While studying for her Bachelor of Science at UCLA, she wrote her first screenplay, She Was. After graduating, Antonia became a freelance journalist for The Santa Monica Daily Press and LA Weekly. After moving to Charleston, South Carolina, Antonia began directing theatre. Two acclaimed productions were the musical My Fair Lady and Eugene O'Neill's The Long Day's Journey Into Night. Antonia teamed with writing partner, Anne Heffron, to pen several independent feature scripts including The Rabbit Will Die and Tell Me I'm Pretty, as well as a commissioned comedy screenplay, Welcome to Applebarn's, for producers Cristy Coors Beasley and Sean Maurer. She just completed a solo project, Tangiers By Friday, an action-adventure on the high seas involving Somali pirates and human trafficking. Currently, she is also developing a TV pilot, an edgy teenage drama with a police procedural element set in Santa Monica and Venice, CA. Antonia is in post-production on her recently penned short, My Left Hand Man, which will be her film directorial debut. She is currently expanding this idea into a full-length feature: a dark thriller centered around a family of grifters - two young brothers, trained in their shady trade by their abusive alcoholic father. Peter Bogdanovich is an American film historian, director, writer, actor, producer and critic. He was part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed film is The Last Picture Show (1971). ADD’L LINKS: http://thelip.tv/show/media-mayhem/ http://thelip.tv/ Media Mayhem Full Episodes Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDA-BPFxdVA&index=1&list=PLC937B599FD2B8241 Media Mayhem Short Clips Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDM4UdLpDlQ&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGcz4un-zws5sMlCLk3NNjDP https://www.facebook.com/MediaMayhem?directed_target_id=0 https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv http://www.youtube.com/theliptv EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Welcoming Antonia Bogdanovich and Peter Bogdanovich to Media Mayhem. 00:45 Phantom Halo and Shakespeare. 02:58 Choosing locations. 04:30 Peter on Antonia's filmmaking style. 06:00 The look of the film. 08:09 Clip: Lessons of the Father 09:52 The relationship between the father and son. 12:18 Notes on the script. 13:59 Antonia's favorite films. 15:50 Color, the use of foreshadowing and Macbeth. 17:48 From short film to feature. 18:59 Advice and encouragement from Peter. 23:00 Filmmaking today. 24:36 Clip: Rebecca Romijn. 27:48 Casting Rebecca Romijn and the role of the mother. 31:48 Balancing the violence in the film. 33:20 Filming in LA and real life parallels. 38:57 Metaphors and filmmaking on a personal level. 40:00 The golden age of Hollywood. 43:01 Influences and early filmmaking. 44:25 Thank you and goodbye.