The Gunnison Group Podcast

The Gunnison Group #56 - Richard Matson

Richard Matson breaks down the current mechanics of distro in the film world. He shares with us his well-experienced psychology of it all, in addition to his cutting edge vision for a sustainable and forward thinking industry, with socially relevant motion pictures.

From Matson Films' website:

Richard Matson is a film distributor with more than 15 years of experience in the independent film industry. In 2002, Richard co-founded Transmission Films, an online film distribution for American independent and foreign films. Transmission grew to become the third largest online film distributor in the world with a userbase of 70,000 and monthly visitors in excess of 2 million. Richard acquired the online rights for 70 feature films and sold the company in June of 2004. Prior to starting Transmission Films, Richard served as President of Production and Distribution for Palisades Pictures Entertainment Group. At Palisades, Mr. Matson supervised marketing and distribution of the feature films RESTAURANT (Adrien Brody, Lauryn Hill and Malcolm Jamal Warner), TEN BENNY (Adrien Brody, Sundance entry 1998) and production on THE PARTY’S OVER (Philip Seymour Hoffman) as well as production of various film, commercial and television projects. Richard also served as the Director of Acquisitions for the company. Mr. Matson has also worked as a director and producer on a variety of short films and commercials. In 2004, his short film, THE DUKE OF GOO, played in 24 international film festivals. Richard is a regular festival panelist and film school lecturer on the subject of film distribution. He attended Hampshire College, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College.

The Gunnison Group #55 - Allen C. Gardner

Allen fires away on the home fronts of meaningful relationships. writing, comedy, business strategy and time management, and also why it's okay and very effective to be a happy person.

The Gunnison Group #53 - Jessica Sanders

Jessica gets ready for her narrative directorial debut of "Cotton", chats about her precarious research in multiple U.S. prisons, DNA acquittals, race relations, rape, recovery and recidivism. She also speaks about her first Academy Award nom and how to function on 4 hours of sleep.

 

From IMDb:

Producer (9 credits)

  •  2012 George & Brad Live Long and Prosper (Documentary short) (producer) (completed) 
  •  2014 Bunion (Short) (producer) 
  •  2009 George & Brad in Bed (Documentary short) (producer) 
  •  2008 Sing Opera! (Documentary short) (producer) 
  •  2005 After Innocence (Documentary) (producer) 
  •  2003 Twin Towers (Short) (associate producer) 
  •  2002 Crime & Punishment (TV Series documentary) (associate producer) 
  •  2001 Sing! (Short documentary) (producer) 
  •  2000 Los Angels (producer) 

Hide Hide Director (8 credits)

  •  2012 George & Brad Live Long and Prosper (Documentary short) (completed) 
  •  2016 Almost Asian (TV Series) (1 episode) 

- Family (2016)

  •  2014 Bunion (Short) 
  •  2010 March of the Living (Documentary) 
  •  2009 George & Brad in Bed (Documentary short) 
  •  2008 Sing Opera! (Documentary short) 
  •  2005 After Innocence (Documentary) 
  •  2000 Los Angels 

Hide Hide Writer (3 credits)

  •  2008 Sing Opera! (Documentary short) (writer) 
  •  2005 After Innocence (Documentary) 
  •  2000 Los Angels 

Hide Hide Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)

  •  2003 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (production assistant - 1 episode) 

- Bird by Bird with Annie (2003) ... (production assistant)

  •  1999 Bird by Bird with Anne (Documentary) (production assistant) 

Hide Hide Editor (1 credit)

  •  2000 Los Angels 

Hide Hide Editorial department (1 credit)

  •  2001 Manic (additional editorial assistant) 

Hide Hide Sound department (1 credit)

  •  2002 Remember Pearl Harbor (Short) (sound mixer) 

The Gunnison Group #52 - Hoyt Richards

Hoyt gives the inside scoop on distro, "Dumbbells", "Intersection", his upcoming book and companion doc on surviving, leaving, recovering and re-assimilating from a 20 year apprehension by a doomsday cult.

  

From IMDb:

Hoyt Richards is an award winning actor, writer and producer who was born in Syracuse, New York. He grew up in the Main Line area outside of Philadelphia, PA. He is is the fourth of six children. A high school scholar-athlete, who excelled at football and track, Hoyt graduated from Princeton University with an Economics Degree. A football injury led to him led him to New York to see a shoulder specialist -- where he was discovered as a fashion model. Hoyt had a long successful modeling career before turning his efforts to acting, writing and producing. He is considered by many in the fashion industry to be the world's first male supermodel. He moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue his growing interest in the entertainment industry. In 2010, he created a production company, Tortoise Entertainment. Tortoise has released two films to date, "Dumbbells" and "Intersection." Together these films have won well over a hundred and seventy (175) awards on the film festival circuit. "Dumbbells" has won over thirty (30) Best Picture awards and Hoyt has won multiple awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. "Intersection" has won over forty-five (45) Best Picture awards and Hoyt has won twenty-five (25) Best Actor awards for his role as Cobb Mills.

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