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Episode 64: Bill & Jeff

Bill Ebel (our Lead Editor) and Jeff Kurtenacker (our Lead Composer) each have their own featured interviews on this podcast. But after listening to each other’s episodes they were left with many questions that had to be answered. Join us next week for part 2!

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Episode 50: Surprised by Sundance

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Episode 49: Rerun of Episode 1: Origins

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Episode 48: Process

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Episode 47: Rewrite (Again)

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Episode 46: Critical Feedback

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Episode 45: Consultants

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Episode 44: Picture Lock

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