24th Aug2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #178: Producer Piers Tempest Interviewed

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors.


The Filmmakers Podcast #178: Piers Tempest on Producing The Wife, Killing Bono, Churchill, Military Wives and Love Wedding Repeat

This week Giles welcomes back Ian Sharp from Sharphouse Films to co-host our interview with Piers Tempest, producer on The Wife, Killing Bono, Military Wives and Love Wedding Repeat about the craft and intrigue of producing at different levels of the industry. That’s right, it’s a full-on producing masterclass. Piers tells us his route into film, how he got into the world of production, avoiding sharks and throwing himself into productions to learn the ropes. Ian quizzes Piers on development finance and pre-selling films to ensure they have a commercial life after production. How do you deal with a difficult agent? How do you move from different budget brackets? And what are the benefits of developing your own material with a writer or director? Piers generously offers a huge amount of advice in all of these areas.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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