#82- Patrick Roper part two: Patrick Roper is an actor originally from Seattle, WA who has lived and worked in Savannah for the past 7 years. He can be seen currently in a powerful supporting role in the Pre-Civil War film EMPEROR (Now playing on Starz and Amazon) and he had a hilarious recurring role in the hit comedy series FLORIDA GIRLS on POP TV. Both were shot in Savannah in 2018.
#30 – Jim Reed : Jim Reed is a journalist, and founder of Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah and Savannah Confidential Walking Tours.
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I am excited to announce that my special guest today is Charles “Bo” Bowen. Bowen founded the Savannah Film Alliance, and they are hosting their annual Honors Gala on Saturday September 28, 2019. With the full red carpet experience, Bowen and his team are bringing the glamour and glitz of old Hollywood to Savannah.
Tune in today at 3 pm EST on 107.5 FM WRUU Savannah or livestream with me on wruu.org
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Based out of Savannah, Charles “Bo” Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial and entertainment law. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in both psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, he moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice.
Bowen has been named “Business Advocate of the Year” by the Savannah Morning News and has also won the “Helen V. Head Business Leader of the Year Award” presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Bowen was recently named an “Outstanding Georgia Citizen” by the Georgia Secretary of State and the Georgia State Senate passed a resolution recognizing him for his contributions to the entertainment industry and the legal profession. He is the author of three eBooks on business and entertainment law.
In the entertainment realm, Bowen founded the Savannah Film Alliance in 2015 to foster cooperation and collaboration within the local entertainment industry. He is currently preparing for the inaugural Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala to be held at Victory North on September 28, 2019. Bowen is also the founder and president of Southern Gateway Production Services that provides support to all out of town productions coming to the region and he is the co-founder of Aeroscope Studios.
John C. Arnold is an up and coming screenwriter. I had the pleasure of interviewing him and wanted to share his insights into the film industry.
Please tell the audience about your background. (Who you are, any connections to filmmaking, screenwriting, etc)
I was born and raised in Vidalia, GA to two wonderful parents, Lee and Rebekah. I have no real connections to the film and tv world except for admiration.
How did you become interested in screenwriting?
I started seriously doing theater in high school. One summer, when I was 16, I auditioned for the community theater’s children show, The Hobbit. I was cast as Bilbo Baggins and was hooked. I joined the One Act group at my high school and dove deep into the world of performing arts. My first year of college, I attended a performing arts college in LA and was introduced to new writers, Arthur Miller, and David Mamet to name some, and that totally changed the way I saw storytelling. The summer after my first year of college, I felt led to move by east and go to film school to learn the behind the scenes of movie making. I was required to write some screenplays, read some screenplays, and watch a lot of movies — I guess I just fell in love with the craft. I pursued it after college as well when I attended a storytelling seminar. (I’ll get to that later) Read More