Entries by Sirena


Review of Ron Howard’s Masterclass

Ron Howard’s Masterclass: Ron Howard Teaches Directing   I have always been a huge Ron Howard fan. Not necessarily for his role on The Andy Griffith Show, but for the making of Splash. I love Tom Hanks and John Candy, and the twist on the classic boy-meets-girl comedic tale, along with all the underwater filming, […]


Review of Martin Scorcese’s Masterclass

Martin Scorsese’s Masterclass: Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking   I’ve been a fan of Martin Scorsese since the television show, Amazing Stories, and the episode he directed, Mirror, Mirror. It’s a short piece about a horror writer that claims (on television) to never be scared; then sees a phantasm only visible to himself in the mirror […]

12: Cory Taylor Bryant – Award-Winning Professional Makeup Artist

Summary Cory Taylor Bryant is an award-winning professional Makeup Artist based in Denver, Colorado.  Cory has been a member of IATSE since 2014 and has over 20 yrs. experience. She has trained with several of the industry’s top award-winning makeup artist including Ve Neill, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Neill Gorton, and Todd Debreceni. Cory has worked […]

14: Kent Youngblood – Film Director, Producer, Writer, and Cinematographer

Summary Kent Youngblood has over twenty years of production management experience with commercials, network promos, digital content, and photo shoots. He spends his career crewing, scheduling, budgeting and location managing for production companies such as Paramount, Viacom, Herzog & Company, and High Noon Entertainment. Kent helps create commercials for clients like Audi, Ford, Coors, Microsoft, […]

17: Jeanne Kopeck – Emmy-Winning Commercial Director

Summary As a youth, Jeanne grew up in New York.  Then, as a young adult, she made her way out to Colorado studied art at the University of Colorado. Over the next few years, Jeanne worked as a graphic designer and then art director for the KUSA television station.  Early on, she started requesting opportunities […]

18: Trai Cartwright – Screenwriter, Producer, Master Storyteller

Summary Trai Cartwright is a 25-year industry veteran and a creative writing and business development specialist. She teaches, produces and writes screenplays and novels. While in Los Angeles, she was a screenwriter, independent film producer and story consultant, and development executive for HBO, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, and New Line Cinema. She was the assistant […]

19: Tom Malloy – Veteran Actor, Writer, Producer, and Film Fundraiser

Summary Tom Malloy is an actor, writer, and producer, a passionate and driven filmmaker committed to telling compelling stories with commercial appeal. Many of these projects are developed through the production company he founded in 2005, Trick Candle Productions. In 2016, Tom co-founded the sales and distribution company called Glass House Distribution. Glass House maintains […]

20: Sara Elizabeth Timmins – Creative Director, Producer, Film Educator

Summary Sara Elizabeth Timmins established Life Out Loud Films in 2008 to create quality, inspiring, impactful films that champion women. Her films have been seen in theaters, the Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime, and internationally. She's worked with talented actors such as Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas, Mackenzie Foy, and writers like NY […]