The Daily Buzz

The Daily Buzz is a “festival only” radio show. We travel to film festivals year-round and interview some of the most important indie voices, partner with NPR affiliate and local community radio stations and aim to deliver these conversations to cinephiles, fans and moviegoers everywhere.

The show is in its fifth year, and the Daily Buzz has interviewed some of the most important voices in the entertainment industry: more than 500 guests ranging from directors, actors, producers, festival directors and journalists in the independent film world.

The Daily Buzz partnered with KUT this year to provide coverage of the 2015 SXSW Festival. This week, The Daily Buzz is broadcasting from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) — which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Toronto, Canada — and interviewing independent and international filmmakers. Daily Buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival is made possible with support from Production Legal, Cloud Electronics, Soundcloud, ENKI NY and Angry Porcupine.

 

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 9

Sep 24, 2015

Daily Buzz Producer/Host Irene Cho catches up with well-known Canadian movie critic/film writer-turned-director Katherine Monk and the subject of her documentary Rock the Box, Rhiannon Rozier (aka DJ Rhiannon) at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) offices during the 40th Anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 8

Sep 24, 2015

Daily Buzz Host John Wildman chats with director Alexandra-Terese Keining in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival about her film Girls Lost. The film centers on three teenage girls who magically turn into boys. Keining talks to Wildman about why she was inspired to make this film by YA author Jessica Schiefauer, whose novels have been banned in several schools in Sweden. They discuss magical realism, gender fluidity, bullying, and finding your true identity.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 7

Sep 22, 2015

Daily Buzz speaks with renowned Italian film director Nanni Moretti mid-fest at the 40th Edition of the Toronto International Film Festival in the Empire Room of the Soho Metropolitan Hotel. Daily Buzz host John Wildman asks this former 2012 Cannes Jury President about debuting his film earlier this spring at Cannes, why he didn’t play the alter ego in this film — which is something he does often does in his films — what the film’s connection is to Italy and politics, working with John Turturro, and whether he considers this film a drama or a comedy.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 6

Sep 21, 2015

Daily Buzz catches up with director Salvador Del Solar and actor Christian Meier (Magallanes) in the lobby of the Hotel Intercontinental while they are in Toronto promoting their film.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 5

Sep 19, 2015

Daily Buzz Host John Wildman speaks with Patricio Guzman, director of The Pearl Button, mid-festival at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 4

Sep 17, 2015

Daily Buzz Host John Wildman chats with Oscar-nominated actor Geoffrey Rush (Shakespeare in Love, Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) and newcomer Odessa Young about working with Australian theater and film director Simon Stone on his newest film, The Daughter.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 3

Sep 17, 2015

Daily Buzz Host John Wildman meets up with actor Dominic Flores (Our Brand is Crisis, The Meddler) at the 40th Edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 2

Sep 15, 2015

Daily Buzz Host John Wildman speaks with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug inside the LUMA restaurant on the second floor of the Lightbox Theater opening weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. Uthaug’s film The Wave is the first-ever Scandinavian disaster movie and is described as a catastrophic rock slide-tsunami thriller.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 1

Sep 14, 2015

The Daily Buzz returns to Toronto for the 40th anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and kicks off this edition of the show with a lively conversation with one of Australia's best directors, Gillian Armstrong. Her film Women He's Undressed is a featured documentary at TIFF, and she chats with Daily Buzz host John Wildman about Orry-Kelly, a Hollywood legend whose costume designs were adored by some of Hollywood's greatest leading ladies. 

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 19

Jul 21, 2015

Daily Buzz wraps up this final edition at Comic-Con International San Diego with Abe Riesman (New York Magazine) and Jason Strykowski (comic book blogger) inside the Sails Pavilion on the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Riesman and Strykowski reflect on Star Wars' presence at this year's convention (pre-Episode 7, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), debate about Image Comics and creator-owned titles optioned for film and TV, and discuss the anticipation of Batman v Superman and the popularity of The Walking Dead.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 18

Jul 21, 2015

Daily Buzz tracked down Star Wars superfan Gary Dexter inside the San Diego Convention Center on the last day of the convention. This San Diego-based seasoned convention goer and self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd shares how he got access to the Holy Grail of panels this year, the STAR WARS panel inside Hall H. Dexter lined up a day and a half in advance of the scheduled panel time, slept outside on the sidewalk of the Hilton Hotel the night before to get the best seats inside the conference hall, and was one of the lucky ones to get a special wristband which allowed him access. Dexter reveals his strategy of how to get the best seats once inside, describes what the audience response and excitement was inside the auditorium, and tells us why Han Solo is his favorite Star Wars character.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 17

Jul 21, 2015

Daily Buzz caught up with comic book artist and illustrator Tula Lotay (Supreme Blue Rose) at the Traveling Man booth inside the Exhibit Hall at the 46th edition of San Diego Comic-Con. Lotay talks about her love for the horror genre; why she started the Thought Bubble Festival (Leeds' Comic Art Festival) in Leeds, England; how Instagram helped her get started as an comic book artist; and what the next collaboration is with comic book writer Warren Ellis.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 16

Jul 21, 2015

The Daily Buzz spoke with the writers behind the LEGO Ninjago series, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, after the LEGO Ninjago San Diego Comic-Con panel on the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center. The writing duo talks about the popularity of ninjas and why this series has become so successful, their very first LEGO set, and how they’re connected to director Steven Spielberg.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 15

Jul 17, 2015

Daily Buzz caught up with Kevin Shinick (MAD, Robot Chicken), inside Exhibit Hall during San Diego Comic-Con. This Emmy award-winning writer (also an actor, producer and director) is in San Diego promoting his latest project, "Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock-and-Roll Mystery" starring Gene Simmons (KISS), Matthew Lillard and Mindy Cohn and featuring the voices of Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Darius Rucker, Garry Marshall and Penny Marshall. Shinick talks about what it's like to be on a panel with Gene Simmons, why he's a Star Wars fan, and gives encouraging advice to up and coming screenwriters.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 14

Jul 17, 2015

Daily Buzz speaks with Clare Kramer, co-founder of Geek Nation, during the 46th San Diego Comic-Con inside the Exhibit Hall about this year's convention highlights and must-see attractions. Geek Nation is an entertainment destination featuring podcasts and TV shows about geek culture, comic books, video games and sci-fi/fantasy. Kramer sits in the Geek Nation booth, located directly across from AMC's Walking Dead booth experience. She shares why she started Geek Nation, gives behind-the-scene tips on how to navigate this event, and recommends what you can do now to prepare to attend next year.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 13

Jul 17, 2015

Daily Buzz chats up with tumblr spokesperson Amanda Ferri inside the Giant Ape Media/Funimation suite at the Marriott Marquis Hotel during San Diego Comic-Con. Ferri breaks down why the blogging and social networking site is so popular, shares highlights from MTV's Fandom Awards, talks about how fans can connect offline at events like tumblr's "Welcome To Nightfall" meetup, and tells us why Taylor Swift is a must-follow on tumblr.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 12

Jul 13, 2015

On this episode, Daily Buzz chatted with LEGO Dimensions Game Developer Mark Warburton (TT Games) at the Hard Rock Hotel, across from the San Diego Convention Center. Warburton walks us through a game demo as he talks about LEGO Dimensions, a new entertainment experience where the user can merge traditional brick building with the console game itself. Acting as a bridge between digital and physical LEGO play, LEGO Dimension offers fans a new way to interact in both the virtual and real world, simultaneously merging DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago and Back to the Future — to name a few. The game is scheduled to launch in September 2015.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 11

Jul 13, 2015

On this episode, a special edition of Hot Topics wherein Daily Buzz Producer Irene Cho chats with Liz Shannon Miller (TV Editor, IndieWIRE) and Sam Zimmerman (Shock Til You Drop) inside the Giant Ape Media/Funimation Suite at the Marriott Marquis hotel adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. Tune in as we discuss the latest from Day Two at the 46th Comic-Con including the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, AMC's The Walking Dead and Hall H.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 10

Jul 13, 2015

Daily Buzz spoke with video game giant, Capcom's Rey Jimenez (Producer, MegaMan Legacy Collection) & Mike Lunn (Brand Manager, Resident Evil) inside the exhibition hall at the San Diego Convention Center about what Capcom — the company that brought us games such as MegaMan, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, and Monster Hunter — is doing here at Comic-Con.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 9

Jul 13, 2015

Daily Buzz hosts speak with Antero Garcia (Asst. Professor, Colorado State University) and Peter Carlson (Educator, Animo South Los Angeles HS) about how to use comics in the classroom in K-12 settings.

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