The Cinema Squad is excited to welcome a new special guest for Episode #66:
Writer/Actor John Pollono!! Let’s meet him:
John Pollono (@JPollono)
JOHN POLLONO is an award-winning actor, playwright and screenwriter from New England (he graduated from the University of New Hampshire) who currently lives in Los Angeles. His plays have won the awards of L.A. Ovation, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Garland and LA Weekly and his last two New York productions, “Small Engine Repair” and “Lost Girls,” enjoyed successful, extended runs Off Broadway. Pollono’s latest play, “Rules of Seconds,” was a critical hit in downtown Los Angeles.
As an actor, Pollono has appeared in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Masters of Sex,” “Mob City” and “This Is Us.”
In addition, John has written several short films. His first produced feature film screenplay “STRONGER,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tatiana Maslany and directed by David Gordon Green, hits theaters on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.
Be sure to tune into this week’s Podcast which is set to drop on Sunday, Sept 24th. We’ll give you all the latest movie news covering everything from script to screen.
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As for the rest of the Cinema Squad, we have the usual suspects:
Sean Wathen – Creator & Moderator (@Cinema_Squad)
Sean Wathen is a screenwriter from Louisville, Kentucky who moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to pursue a writing career. While working in production offices such as “House, MD,” “24,” & MTV Studios, Sean pursued his love of writing. Recently, his screenplays “Iron Dragon” & “Timegate” were optioned to Fotocomics Productions, and his contained horror/thriller script “The Gotham Hotel” was optioned to Anacapa Pictures. In the past, his screenplay “The Field” was optioned to Dune Entertainment & Stormchaser Films, his screenplay “ALICE” was optioned to Array Pictures, and his screenplay “Second Shot” was optioned to Status Media & Entertainment. In 2014, he was named on Tracking Board’s ‘Young & Hungry List – Top 100 Writers on the Verge,” and he was hired to adapt graphic novels for State & Cabrillo Productions, Inc. as well as Solipsist Films.
Skye Wathen – Show Host (@1blueskye)
Skye Wathen has been working in production for both television and film since 2006. Her credits include “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “The Revenant,” “Moneyball,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “12 Deadly Days” for Youtube Red, “The New Edition Story” for BET, and “Taskmaster” for Comedy Central. She is now Vice President of Production at Live Nation Productions. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Skye’s love of all thing Hollywood began at a very young age. She enjoys all things nerdy and crafty and is the proud fur-mom to Bruce, a shar pei mix puppy.
Josh Clement – Recurring Panelist (@)
Born in NYC and raised in Los Angeles, Josh Clement has been listening to Skye’s views on film for more than two decades. He grew up memorizing the words to “Mrs. Doubtfire”, watching movie musicals and getting sucked in to the Turner Classic Movie channel. An actor and writer, he has spent many a summer performing in regional theatre. He’s worked in film development, Broadway ticketing, music and merchandising, but always comes back to his love of everything film-related. He is currently editing his first novel about one woman’s adventures working in the temp world of New York City.
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