Note: This interview contains discussions with a non-union actor and non-union feature film and was filmed prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike. TSC News Podcast and Fred Richani Media stand in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA and the WGA.

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TSC News TV host Fred Richani interviews writer, producer, director, and script consultant Melissa Hurry about award-winning short film “How It Is…”, the state of indie filmmaking, founding Mel Hurry Films, mentoring, and diversity and inclusion! Plus: Fun Facts about Mel Hurry, a fellow wrestling fan!

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Mel Hurry Interview Time Stamps:

  • 00:00 Solidarity with SAG-AFTRA and WGA
  • 00:13 How It Is movie trailer
  • 01:12 Meet Mel Hurry
  • 01:46 Mel Hurry on How It Is short film
  • 03:00 Mel Hurry on How It Is on film festival circuit, reception
  • 04:00 Mel Hurry on How It Is inspiration, song, writing screenplay
  • 05:46 Mel Hurry on Mel Hurry Films, filmmaking career
  • 08:12 Mel Hurry on making feature films
  • 09:15 Mel Hurry on How It Is casting process
  • 11:41 Mel Hurry on workshops, diversity in film and TV
  • 15:00 Mel Hurry on diversity
  • 15:47 Mel Hurry on script consulting
  • 18:53 Book Mel Hurry for your script, workshop!
  • 19:44 Rapid fire questions with Mel Hurry
  • 21:45 Mel Hurry on most awkward moment as a filmmaker
  • 23:10 Mel Hurry on Mauritius, Mauritian hotspots, food
  • 24:17 Mel Hurry on filmmaking advice
  • 25:33 Watch How It Is… short film on YouTube!
  • 26:25 Follow Mel Hurry online, bonus question

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