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Executive Producer Steve Berkowitz has been producing unscripted television, documentary series and sports for 20 years. Each episode, Steve interviews some of the most talented people working today in television, film, music, sports, business, medicine, and much more. Listen as he shares fascinating and riveting stories from behind the scenes of your favorite documentaries, reality TV shows, game shows, and true crime docu-series. read less

Director Jody McVeigh-Schultz Talks HBO's "The Murders at Starved Rock"
17-12-2021
Director Jody McVeigh-Schultz Talks HBO's "The Murders at Starved Rock"
In this episode, I chat with director/editor/producer JODY MCVEIGH-SCHULTZ about his outstanding 3-part HBO true crime documentary series, โ€œThe Murders at Starved Rock,โ€ which explores the 1960 brutal murders of three women at Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle, Illinois, and the decades of questions and doubts left in their wake. ๐ŸŽฅ Jody tells me about the pressures of directing his first TRUE CRIME docu-series and how he brought his own style and POV to it but also makes sure to give true crime fans what they want and maintains the HBO standards. ๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ™Œ We discuss how they made this a story as much about generational trauma as it is about the search for truth and who is guilty. Of course, I also had to ask Jody about his time editing DRUNK HISTORY, one of my favorite guilty pleasures. He shares some fun insights from that experience. ๐Ÿ˜‚ You can watch โ€œThe Murders at Starved Rockโ€ on HBO and HBO Max and you can hear my interview with Jody and all eps of "No Script, No Problem" on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn. See links below to the trailer of the HBO docu-series as well as where to find me on social media. Email any questions you have here: NoScriptNoProblemPodcast@gmail.com Thanks! ๐Ÿ™   https://www.hbo.com/murders-at-starved-rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVZL2pAnaZU&t=2s   https://berkreport.com https://twitter.com/steveberkowitz https://www.instagram.com/stevemberkowitz/
Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Eva Orner Talks "Burning" and "Bikram"
10-12-2021
Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Eva Orner Talks "Burning" and "Bikram"
In this episode, I chat with Academy and Emmy Award-winning film producer and director EVA ORNER, whose incredible works include โ€œBikram: Yogi, Guru, Predatorโ€ on Netflix, โ€œBurningโ€ on Amazon Prime, "Chasing Asylum," "Out of Iraq," "Taxi to the Dark Side" (she won an Oscar for producing this), and "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson." Listen as Eva shares some fascinating details about the making of her amazing documentary, "Burning," which takes an unflinching look at the unprecedented and catastrophic Australian bushfires of 2019-2020, known as โ€˜Black Summer.โ€™ Eva exposes the Australian government's negligence and disregard for climate change, as she documents the deadly effects of fire after fire throughout Australia over the decades. The film tackles the climate crisis head-on and leaves viewers longing for and demanding political change. Watch "Burning" on Amazon Prime now. There's a link to the film and the trailer below. We also discuss Eva's powerful feature doc about the criminal yoga guru, Bikram Choudhury, which is streaming on Netflix. Her passion for uncovering wrongdoing and shining a light on critical societal issues comes through again here, as it has throughout her career. Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn. Please remember to subscribe, download, and rate the show with 5 stars. ๐Ÿ“ง questions or suggestions to: NoScriptNoProblemPodcast@gmail.com Thanks!   https://www.amazon.com/Burning-EVA-ORNER/dp/B09M45NHTX   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTfyD7ALJtU
Award-Winning Filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck Talks "Enemies of the State" and "United States vs. Reality Winner"
13-11-2021
Award-Winning Filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck Talks "Enemies of the State" and "United States vs. Reality Winner"
In this episode, I'm honored to have the award-winning documentary filmmaker SONIA KENNEBECK as my guest, as we discuss 3 of her incredible films: "Enemies of the State," "United States vs. Reality Winner," and "National Bird." In the 3 films, Sonia investigates the critical topics of government surveillance, national security, and the role of the whistleblower in a powerful and necessary way. We talk about how Sonia adjusted in real time during the filming of "Enemies of the State" to several twists and turns in the story. We also get into why she thinks the story of whistleblower Reality Winner needs more attention and why her story is important for all Americans. And of course, we chat about "National Bird," which focuses on the controversial drone program and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2016 and was also selected for Tribeca, Sheffield, and IDFA. You can find info on Sonia and her films below as well as where to find me on social media. Please remember to subscribe, download, and rate "No Script, No Problem" with 5 stars. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and TuneIn. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™   SONIA'S WEBSITE: https://www.codebreakerfilms.com WEBSITE FOR "ENEMIES OF THE STATE": https://www.enemiesofthestate.movie WEBSITE FOR "NATIONAL BIRD": http://nationalbirdfilm.com MY WEBSITE: https://berkreport.com MY TWITTER: https://twitter.com/steveberkowitz MY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/stevemberkowitz/
Executive Producer Patty Ivins Specht Talks "Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light"
24-09-2021
Executive Producer Patty Ivins Specht Talks "Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light"
Veteran executive producer, director and content creator PATTY IVINS SPECHT joins "No Script, No Problem" to discuss her compelling new 3-part documentary special, "ALY RAISMAN: DARKNESS TO LIGHT," which premieres on both LIFETIME and HULU Friday, September 24th. ๐Ÿ“บ Specht serves as executive producer and director for this timely and powerful project, as Raisman, the gymnastics gold medalist and world champion, just testified in front of the US Senate about the FBI's failures in her sexual abuse case. Specht tells us this documentary is designed to raise awareness about sexual abuse across all ages and backgrounds while supporting survivors. The special follows Raisman as she meets with individuals who have suffered abuse and discusses their trauma while sharing her story.   Listen as Patty describes what it was like working with Aly and how she approached this project from a unique POV. Here's the teaser for "Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1oc-sT8nJc ๐ŸŽฅ   We also discuss Patty's career, which includes reality TV hits like "The Simple Life" and "Dress My Nest." And of course, we chat about the 2021 Emmys. Please subscribe and download the show. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn. ๐ŸŽ™   Thanks! ๐Ÿ™ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.