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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Diane Bell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Diane Bell, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Diane Bell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Diane Bell, often where they are interviewed.

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Diane Bell de la tituladora WFG, está conmigo en cabina y conversamos sobre los problemas de títulos de vivienda.

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Conoce más sobre los bienes raíces y estrategias para invertir. Nuestra invitada especial es Diane Bell de la tituladora WFG.

Aug 14 2020 · 30mins
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Ep 21 - Diane Bell, Award-winning Screenwriter and Director Talks Openly On Overcoming Obstacles, Embracing Your Creativity, And How to Stand Out

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Diane Bell is an award-winning screenwriter and director, who growing up didn’t think that was possible. In this episode, she shares how she overcame personal and professional obstacles in order to become a screenwriter. She describes how affirmations helped her, what she learned about embracing creativity (and how you can embrace yours), as well as, talks about how to stand out from the crowd, especially if you are in a sea of like-minded professionals. Diane also leaves us with some insightful and profound thoughts and questions, like, “How far are you willing to go to make it happen?”

Diane’s first feature, OBSELIDIA, premiered in Dramatic Competition at Sundance, where it won two awards, and went on to play at festivals around the world and be nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. Her second film, BLEEDING HEART, a drama starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, premiered at Tribeca, and is widely available on Amazon Prime and Hulu. Diane’s most recent feature, OF DUST AND BONES, has also been featured in festivals.

Diane started her career in film as a screenwriter (before that she was a philosophy student and a yoga teacher), and she has written numerous commissioned and optioned scripts, including two with renowned director John McTiernan (director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October).

Diane has been lucky enough to be a participant in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, as well as the Women in Film/Sundance mentorship program, from which she learned tons.In addition to writing and directing films, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge to empower and inspire other filmmakers. Diane loves helping others break through their obstacles and achieve their dreams. Since 2014 she has taught workshops on how to make a successful indie film, and is thrilled to share this material in her book. If making movies is your dream, don’t let anything stop you!

Tune in to hear Diane’s thoughts pertaining to:

  • How she went from thinking this was impossible to I am possible even in show business. (4:43)
  • When Diane realized cinema could be a possible career path, her first interest in writing screenwriting, and the negative doubts she battled. (7:06)
  • How yoga helped her build a new sense of self before becoming a filmmaker. (9:25)
  • Diane shares her original Mickey Rourke idea and later how she decided to go to the Cannes Film Festival and sought out Mickey Rourke to give him her script. (11:31)
  • A key question for all scriptwriters (and even professionals of all industries): How far are you willing to go to make it happen and invest? (16:42)
  • Diane details the ups and downs of her first feature-length film. (16:51)
  • What courage has to do with creativity and how our natural state is to be creative, not afraid. (19:08)
  • Diane talks on the envious nature and criticism of artists’ work. (22:46)
  • How to get to a place of feeling as though you and your work matters. (27:18)
  • The affirmation that helped Diane get through writing her first screenplay. (28:47)
  • The process of screenwriting, working through the first draft (aka the vomit draft), and how to know when you're done. (34:08)
  • Diane talks about emotionalizing affirmations. (35:52)
  • One of the many lessons she’s learned as a screenwriter, including, how the world receives her work is not in her control. (45:59)
  • An insightful piece of advice for screenwriters and directors: make the movie, not for fame or for money, to make the movie you want to make. (56:08)

I asked Diane: In this market of content overload, how do you make yourself stand out? This same idea is one I’m asked as a career coach to marketing professionals so I was curious if Diane had any insights that are transferable across our audiences. 

Hear what Diane says to a marketer whom I coached and is interested in producing her own film and is hoping to stand out.

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May 13 2020 · 1hr 4mins

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DIANE BELL

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* How Diane got started.

* First film 2 awards at Sundance.

* Meeting and having John McTiernan as a mentor.

* Dealing with Producers

* Her online filmmaking programme

Feb 23 2020 · 52mins
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Ep 35 - Writer & Director of "Obselidia", "Bleeding Heart", and "Of Dust and Bones" - Diane Bell, Writer & Director

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Diane Bell is an award-winning screenwriter and director.    Diane's first feature, "Obselidia," premiered in Dramatic Competition at Sundance, where it won 2 awards, and went on to play at festivals around the world and be nominated for 2 Independent Spirit Awards. Diane's second film, "Bleeding Heart," a drama starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, premiered at Tribeca, and is widely available on Amazon Prime and Hulu. Diane's latest feature is "Of Dust and Bones."

Diane started in film as a screenwriter (before that Diane was a philosophy student and a yoga teacher) and has written numerous commissioned and optioned scripts, including 2 with renowned director John McTiernan (dir: "Die Hard" and "The Hunt For Red October").

Diane Bell has been a participant in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, as well as the Women in Film/Sundance mentorship program.  Diane was recently a finalist in the NBC Female Forward Directing initiative.

In addition to writing and directing films, Diane Bell is passionate about sharing knowledge to empower and inspire other filmmakers.  Since 2014 Diane has taught workshops on how to make a successful indie film and has written a book about how to create an indie film, "Shoot From the Heart."

"I love helping others break through their obstacles and achieve their dreams. If making movies is your dream, don’t let anything stop you!," Diane Bell.


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Jan 24 2020 · 1hr 6mins

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Solve Your Fear of Marketing: Hire a PMD | guest Diane Bell - Ep23

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Marketing is the thing indie filmmakers tend to be afraid of or don't fully understand, so they procrastinate.  Sundance rebel Diane Bell says hiring a Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD) early in the development process is the key to success. Diane wrote 'Shoot From the Heart: Successful Filmmaking from a Sundance Rebel' and offers classes online.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Diane's website: www.rebelheartfilm.com

Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

Special Thanks to Diane Bell

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

Mar 17 2019 · 23mins
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Shoot from the Heart with Diane Bell

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Diane Bell’s first film as writer/director, Obselidia, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2010 in Dramatic Narrative Competition and won two awards, the Alfred P. Sloan Award and Excellence in Cinematography. She was selected for Sundance Screenwriting Lab 2011, with STEM, for which she was awarded the Sloan Development Fund at the Tribeca Film Institute. Her second film, Bleeding Heart (film), premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2015. It stars Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet. On October 1, 2018, her guide to successful independent filmmaking, “Shoot from the Heart” was launched. Learn more about her at https://www.dianebell.com/ and on Instagram @dianebell, and find her book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Shoot-Heart-Succesful-Filmmaking-Sundance/dp/1615932887. For 10% off her Shoot from the Heart class visit tinyurl.com/shootfromtheheart and use the code powers10. To find out more about Laura and her work please visit her website at www.laurapowers.net. You can also find Laura on twitter @thatlaurapowers, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, and on instagram at laurapowers44.
Jan 25 2019 · 45mins
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IFH 281: Shooting from the Heart at Sundance with Diane Bell

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Today's guest is returning champion writer/director Diane Bell. Diane and I go way back. I had the pleasure of working on her first feature film OBSELIDIA, which won two awards at Sundance. The film makes it's IFHTV Premiere this week.

Here's a bit about Diane.

Diane Bell is a screenwriter and director. Made for less than $150k, her first feature film, OBSELIDIA, premiered in Dramatic Competition at Sundance and won two awards. The film went on to win further awards at festivals around the world, and to be nominated for two prestigious Independent Spirit Awards. Her second film, BLEEDING HEART, a drama starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is widely available. She is currently in post on her third feature, OF DUST AND BONES.

She has written numerous commissioned and optioned scripts, including two with renowned director John McTiernan (the director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October). In addition to writing and directing films, Diane with her producing partner Chris Byrne is a founder of the Rebel Heart Film Workshop program, in which she teaches step by step how to make a standout indie film. She also teaches at Denver's Lighthouse Writer's Workshop. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and honest experiences of filmmaking so that up and coming filmmakers can make better movies and create sustainable careers.

“The biggest advice I can give you for your shoot, if you want to make a standout film, is to be fully present in the moment when you are filming.” – Diane Bell

In her quest to help filmmakers follow their dreams she has written a new book called Shooting From the Heart: Successful Filmmaking from a Sundance Rebel.

If you dream of making a movie but don't know where to start or you're afraid that your film will end up being yet another unseen indie, this is the book for you. Based on the real-life experiences of Sundance award-winning screenwriter/director Diane Bell, SHOOT FROM THE HEART will guide you through the process of making an indie film successfully ― from writing a stand-out script to raising finance, from getting the most out of your shoot to planning a profitable release.

Broken down into sixteen essential steps, this book provides you with a clear, actionable, real-world plan for turning your filmmaking dream into your reality. The method in this book is available to anyone, anywhere. You don't need a ton of money or industry connections, you just need to be willing to do the work of each step.

In this book, you'll find ass-kicking inspiration and motivational tips for the long journey filmmaking is, as well as the practical knowledge and insider's information you need to make it happen. SHOOT FROM THE HEART will empower you to trust your creative instincts and leave you with no excuses for not making the best film you can. This guide is the only one you need if you seriously want to stop talking about making movies and actually make a great one. At the end of each chapter, Diane provides a thoughtful reminder to her readers:

“Be grateful for the journey you are on.”

We discuss her Sundance experience, her horrible Hollywood experience after Sundance and so much more. Enjoy my inspirational conversation with Diane Bell.
Nov 27 2018 · 1hr 15mins
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Episode 17. Diane Bell on her book and strategy - Shoot From The Heart

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I’m thrilled that award winning filmmaker Diane Bell is on the show today. Her first film, Obselidia won at Sundance in 2010 and she’s gone on to make two more feature films. We talk about her films but we also discuss her brand new book, Shoot From The Heart. This book truly changed my life and I know it will certainly have a great affect on you. You can make your film, with Diane’s book, you’ll have absolutely no more excuses. Listen to this podcast, buy Diane's book and then make your movie!

You can follow up on what Diane is doing on her website: www.DianeBell.com. You'll find links to Amazon where you can buy her book. 

You can also follow her on Instagram at DianeBell

Follow me on Facebook @howtheydiditpodcast and on Twitter @hfilmmaking. You can also follow me on Instagram at HowTheyDidItFilmmaking

Nov 26 2018 · 50mins
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Shoot from the Heart with Diane Bell - Indie Film Grit EP 039

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Diane Bell is an award-winning director and screenwriter who's first feature film "Obsoledia" premiered and won at The Sundance Film Festival. Her second film "The Bleeding Heart" starring Jessica Biel, debuted at The Tribecca Film Festival. We talk about how she got her start as a screenwriter working for the director of Die Hard, and why it is so important to "Shoot from the Heart" which is the title of her live workshop and her book for indie filmmakers.

Special Thanks to: Diane Bell @dianebell1

Hosted by: Timothy Patrick

Guest: Diane Bell

Theme Music by: Ryan Stuber

For more Indie Film Grit, follow us on Twitter @indiefilmgrit

Sep 25 2018 · 48mins
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Produce Your Own Script and Stop Waiting | guest Diane Bell - Ep13

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Indie director, screenwriter, and Sundance rebel Diane Bell says it's time to stop waiting around for someone else you produce your script. Her new book 'Shoot From the Heart: Successful Filmmaking from a Sundance Rebel' gives you all the info you need to get started, the rebel way.

GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

Show Notes:
1. Diane's website: www.rebelheartfilm.com

Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

Special Thanks to Diane Bell

Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

Sep 12 2018 · 37mins
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