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[caption id="attachment_591" align="alignleft" width="1368"] The official iTunes page of the Sportscast.[/caption] The "Sportscast With No Name" podcast has finally come to iTunes! Stay up to date with our armchair QBs as we keep tabs on the NFL off-season. Now available in 3 flavors of listening: iTunes, RSS feed or Soundcloud! Listen: We're now on iTunes! ...

State of Affairs 2017

Around 11 years ago, as a student at Columbia College Chicago, I founded Beyond the Nametag Productions. It is meant to be an independent label to launch content from across the entertainment spectrum. While starting as a stamp for my student films, it was meant to grow into more. We've been quiet for too long, which...

Dave Bullis Podcast Appearance

Dave Bullis, who is an independent filmmaker and runs his own indie film Podcast, recently had Shawn on the show to talk Post Production, WWE Studios and his work here at Beyond the Nametag Productions. Check out the tweets and links below! Ep 36 of my #podcast with guest @Smontgomery85. Sean works as a...

ON THE GROUND: ComicCon 2014

Better late than never, the post I should have written a week ago: I was assigned by WWE Studios to head down to ComicCon in San Diego, CA to run tech on the panel featuring the trailer premieres for See NoEvil 2 and Leprechaun: Origins from them and Lionsgate Films. Pretty significant since we finally unveiled the new-look Leprechaun, a total 180 from the original series. I’ve spent the past year or so finishing and delivering the film in post production so I am stoked for the result. Read on for the whole experience that was ComicCon as well as the links to the juicy stuff – trailers for both films.

FLUFFY: A Short Film 6 Years in the Making

FLUFFY, the title character from the short of the same name.

FLUFFY, the title character from the short of the same name.

Six years ago, in the cool early spring of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, I set out to Direct what would be my last “student” film at Columbia College Chicago. It would be for a comedy directing class, one I particularly enjoyed, taught by Terry Miller. The short would be based off of a silly idea I had in high school about a boy’s stuffed bunny rabbit who springs to life as a serial killer. Sort of a tongue-in-cheek horror/comedy where TOY STORY meets CHILD’S PLAY. But why would this silly short film take so long to finally get edited and released? Well, that’s a whole different story.

Shawn Montgomery Interviewed on “Logically Thinking”

  [caption id="attachment_380" align="alignleft" width="256"] The Gamer Logic Logo[/caption] Michael Mertes from Gamer Logic has interviewed yours truly on his "Logically Thinking" podcast. We talk film-making, breaking into the industry, coming of age and gaming. Check out the embedded tweets below for both parts 1 and 2.         Part 1: The Logically Thinking Podcast returns with an interview with...

On the Ground: Produced By Conference 2014

Shawn Montgomery here! First official blog post on beyondthenametag.com. Wow, has the site been growing over the past month. Our social media initiatives to reach out to the Independent Film community have cultured some great relationships and led to a spike in viewing on our Vimeo page. Expansions to YouTube, Instagram, SlideShare and Tumblr are coming soon. But enough about us, let’s discuss the state of producing entertaining content in the digital age.

Living in Los Angeles certainly has its perks, especially when it comes to accessing professional film industry events like the Produced By Conference put on every year by the Producer’s Guild Guild of America (PGA). I’ve been a member for three years now and this is also my third Produced By Conference. Leave it up to the PGA to bring the biggest names from film and television to the table for panels with prestigious moderators that ask how can we break into an ever-changing landscape of entertainment.

 

Guides on Warner Bros. Studios Services

Guides on Warner Bros. Studios Services

I was able to attend three sessions on Saturday, June 7th at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. These panels included discussions moderated by esteemed Producers such as Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz and Michael De Luca, with big-name talent such as Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Cean Chaffin and the one and only, David Fincher. Also in the groups I attended were talks with Producer Jessika Borsiczky (House of Lies, Flashforward), TV Agent Peter Micelli from CAA, President of Scripted TV at Slingshot Global Media Quan Phung and Head of Drama at Amazon Studios Morgan Wandell. Here’s the run-down: