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 Comic-Con: Episode 8

Jul 13, 2015

Daily Buzz speaks with Actress/Model Milynn Sarley (Team Unicorn) and Writer/Producer Tory Mell (Roddenberry Entertainment) about White Room 02B3, a short film shot using a 360 camera system, creating a one of a kind, 360° viewing experience. The film, shot in high-definition panoramic video with no gaps or distortion during filming, stars Breckin Meyer, Tamlyn Tomita, David Blue, Rachel True, Tony Janning and Milynn Sarley. The app you'll need to view the film will be available on August 3, 2015 on iTunes, Android and Google Play.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 7

Jul 12, 2015

Daily Buzz spoke with Ryan Peterson (Brand Manager, Rainbow Six Siege-UbiSoft); Michael Kinney (Extra Life, Children's Miracle Network Hospital); Laura Moberg Lavoie (Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA) at the Hilton Hotel in the Gaslamp district across from the San Diego Convention Center at the 46th Annual Comic-Con International San Diego 2015.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 6

Jul 12, 2015

In this episode, The Daily Buzz interviews Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment, and son of Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry). 

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 5

Jul 12, 2015

In this episode, the Daily Buzz interviews Jody Arden (Senior Director, Brand Marketing, USA Networks), who talks about their partnership with Uber at Comicon in San Diego's district to create the largest transportation domination stunt for USA Networks's new drama, 'Colony,' at the Hard Rock Hotel, located directly across from the San Diego Convention Center.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 4

Jul 12, 2015

On this episode, a special edition of Hot Topics with Greg Ellwood (Hitfix), Anne Thompson (TOH/Indiewire), and Kyle Buchanan (Vulture.com/New York Magazine) inside the Giant Ape Media Suite at the Marriott Marquis Hotel adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 3

Jul 10, 2015

Daily Buzz speaks with David Glanzer, Director of PR and Marketing from San Diego Comicon International and official spokesperson for the organization, at the Press Office Headquarters inside the San Diego Convention Center as the 46thedition of this annual convention kicks off. As an insider, Glanzer shares advice on how best to navigate the festival and what not to miss, talks about Comicon program highlights and chats about why the city of San Diego, the businesses, its residents and volunteers are such an important part of the convention’s success.

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 2

Jul 10, 2015

Daily Buzz speaks with Indiegogo’s Marc Hofstatter around the upcoming web series 'Con Man' at the San Diego Convention Center inside the Sapphire Ballroom just prior to the Comicon panel, 'Con Man - The Fan Revolt 13 Years in the Making: How Indiegogo and Vimeo helped Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion Put Fans First and Realize a Dream Project.'

The Daily Buzz at Comic-Con: Episode 1

Jul 10, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Comicon International San Diego spoke with filmmakers Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne about their documentary, "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" on the patio of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, overlooking the San Diego Bay.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 18

Jun 6, 2015

Wrapping up this edition of the Daily Buzz at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Daily Buzz Producer catches up with Scott Foundas (Variety), Maggie Lee (Variety) and Aaron Hillis (VICE) at the Grey Goose Rotunda poolside of the Hotel Majestic Barriere during the final weekend of the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Tune in as these three industry experts discuss what stood out at this year's fest, including the greater number of female directors in competition, their festival favorites and disappointments, festival award predictions and the most memorable parties.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 17

Jun 6, 2015

Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman talks with Cannes Directors' Fortnight (Quizaine) winner, Turkish/French writer/director about her film, MUSTANG, Deniz Gamze Ergüven and actress, Güneş Nezihe Şensoy poolside at the Clarion Suites Hotel mid-week prior to winning at the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. First time filmmaker, Ergüven describes her inspiration for making the movie and why she wanted to tell the story of what it means to be a girl in Turkey today. Having spent time in various countries, she felt a restraint in Turkey she didn't experience elsewhere.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 16

Jun 6, 2015

Daily Buzz Producer, Irene Cho chats with Gerald Duchassoy from the Cannes Classics program on the 4th floor of the Palais Du Festival at the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Often referred to as the cinephile portion of the festival, Cannes Classics was created in 2004 by Thierry Frémaux, the director of the Institut Lumière and of the Cannes Film Festival as part of the transition of 35mm to digital.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 15

Jun 6, 2015

Daily Buzz Co-Host, Anderson Le speaks with Korean writer/director Shin Su Won, about her film, MADONNA. The final of 4 Korean films at Cannes this year, other titles include THE SHAMELESS, OFFICE, and COIN LOCKER GIRL. Han Jun hee's COIN LOCKER GIRL was selected to be part of Semaine de la Critique (CRITICS WEEK) while Hong Won Chan's OFFICE played in the Midnight Screening section. Oh Seung Uk's THE SHAMELESS and Shin Su Won's MADONNA were invited to screen in Un Certain Regard.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 14

Jun 6, 2015

Daily Buzz Co-host, John Wildman catches up with international sales agent, Josh Braun, Co-President of Submarine at the Hotel Majestic Bar mid-week during the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Join us for this Festival Insider conversation as we check in with this festival expert post Submarine's Cannes Market debut screening of Tara Subkoff's directorial debut, #HORROR starring Chlöe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Taryn Manning and the documentary film, HAROLD AND LILLIAN, A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY screening in the Cannes Classics section of the festival.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 13

Jun 6, 2015

Join an impromptu Hot Topics conversation as Daily Buzz producer, Irene Cho befriends two international journalists, France's Emmanuelle Spadacenta (Cinemateaser) and Spain's Alberto Villarino (El Antepenultimo Mohicano) while waiting in line at the JW Marriott Theater Croisette at the international premiere of DOPE. DOPE, a coming of age comedy/drama for the hip hop generation, directed by Rick Famuyiwa debuted earlier this year at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and screened in the Directors Fortnight (Quinzaine) section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 12

Jun 6, 2015

It's a beautiful sunny day in the South of France and Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le speaks with director Chloe Zhao, SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME and the two leads in the film, John Reddy and Jashaun St. John at the Majestic Beach across from the Hotel Majestic during the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The film debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January and returns to the festival circuit as it makes it's international premiere in the Quinzaine (Directors' Fortnight) section at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 11

Jun 5, 2015

Daily Buzz Co-Host, John Wildman speaks with Pierre-Louis Renou, General Manager of Hotel Majestic Barriere on this gorgeous afternoon mid-festival at the Hotel Majestic Beach during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The Hotel Majestic Barriere, just adjacent to the Palais des Festivals on Le Croisette, is located in the center of all activity during the festival and Marche du Festival.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 10, Hot Topics

May 26, 2015

Join Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman in this lively discussion as he chats with Jada Yuan of NY Magazine and Greg Ellwood of HITFIX at the Grey Goose Rotunda poolside of the Hotel Majestic Barriere mid-festival. Tune in as Yuan and Ellwood share their Cannes festival award predictions, discuss how festival juries are political, differences between audience screenings and press screenings at festivals, the Cannes red carpet flat shoe v. high heels controversy, and the number of female directors at the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le chats with S. Korean director Han Jun Hee mid-festival at the Terrace du Festival/Camera D'Or inside the Palais during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Premiering in the Int'l Critics Week section of the festival, this directorial debut from Han, Coin Locker Girl (Korean title: Chinatown), has already opened in S. Korea to great response. He confesses to the Daily Buzz that he didn't think his film would get into the prestigious festival because he sent a rough cut of the film with no post.

In this edition of the Daily Buzz at Cannes 2015, Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le interviews first-time S. Korean director Hong Won Chang at the Terrace du Audio Visual inside the Palais. While overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, we spend part of our afternoon with Hong as he makes his directorial debut during the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. His film The Office (O-Pi-Seu) stars Ko Ah Sung (The Host, Snowpiercer) and screens in the Midnight Projections section.

Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman speaks with An Open Secret subject, Evan Henzi and Producer, Matthew Valentinas at the post-screening reception on Bagatelle Beach at the Grand Hotel Plage 45 located on the Croisette during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. An Open Secret, directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Amy Berg (West of Memphis, Deliver Us From Evil, Prophet's Prey) premiered at the 2015 Cannes Market.

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