ATX Television Festival Co-founder Emily Gipson

ATX Television Festival co-founder Emily Gipson joins Melissa to chat about her start in the TV industry, the festival’s growth since its first year, and how it’s become a forum to discuss important issues. She also gives us a preview of what’s in store during the 2018 festival.

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Fem TV: Abigail Winter of ‘Mary Kills People’

In this episode, Melissa is joined by Abigail Winter, most recently known for playing Jess Geller on Mary Kills People. She talks about her start in the industry, the exciting turns for her MKP character during Season 2, and some of the projects that she’s working on as a director and a producer.

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Fem TV: ‘Scandal’ and ‘Shameless’ Costume Designer Lyn Paolo

Our guest this episode is costume designer Lyn Paolo. She has worked on some of TV’s most popular shows, like ER and The West Wing. Many listeners will know her for her work on Shondaland series Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, or Showtime’s long-running hit, Shameless. We discuss her career, how social media has allowed her to connect with viewers and raise the profile of people working behind the scenes, and how some of the most iconic looks — like Olivia Pope and Fiona Gallagher — came to life.

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Fem TV: ‘Killjoys’ and ‘Wynonna Earp’ Music Supervisor Andrea Higgins

Music supervisor Andrea Higgins of Arpix Media joins Melissa to chat about her career. The conversation covers her work on popular genre shows like Killjoys and Wynonna Earp, the process of shaping the music on a TV show from initial meetings to the finished product, and the soundtracks that made an impression on her over the years.

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Fem TV: Female Representation at the Canadian Screen Awards

The Canadian Screen Award nominations were recently announced, which is the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys and the Oscars. As we continue the conversation about getting more women hired for roles behind the camera, this special Fem TV episode takes a look at how the TV nominees for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards — or CSAs — look compared to the 2017 Emmys when it comes to female representation.

Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies joins Melissa to discuss the directing and writing categories at the CSAs and see how they measure up to the most recent batch of Emmy nominees and winners.

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Fem TV Mini: ‘Absentia’ Star and Executive Producer Stana Katic

In the first Fem TV minisode of 2018, Melissa sits down with Stana Katic, star and executive producer of thriller series Absentia, coming to Showcase in Canada on January 21, and Amazon in the US on February 2.

She talks about her role in Absentia and teases some of the upcoming plot threads. Stana starred as Kate Beckett on the hit ABC series Castle for eight seasons, and discusses the differences between filming a serialized show like Absentia versus Castle’s more episodic format.

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Fem TV Mini: Catherine Reitman on Her CBC Comedy ‘Workin’ Moms’

We end 2017 with a Fem TV minisode featuring Catherine Reitman. Many know her from her roles on Black-ish and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In Canada, she’s creator, executive producer, star, and director of the CBC comedy Workin’ Moms. Season 2 begins in January 2018, and earlier this week, a special prequel episode aired that featured a couple of the characters in their younger days.

Fem TV will be back with new episodes in 2018. Wishing everyone the best of the holiday season!

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Fem TV: Creating Marvel Heroes and Villains with Makeup Artist Sarit Klein

In this episode, Melissa is joined by Sarit Klein, the head makeup artist on many of the Marvel Netflix series, including The Defenders, Season 1 of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones.

She shares stories about breaking into the industry, the process of creating the look for characters like Madame Gao, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, and what it’s like to work with one of the most iconic female actors ever, Sigourney Weaver.

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Fem TV: Creating a Web Series From the Ground Up with Writer-Director Laurel Brown

In this episode of Fem TV, Melissa is joined by Laurel Brown, writer-producer-director of The Sticks, a horror-comedy web series for kids. Laurel has taken an interesting path that finally brought her to this exciting new phase of her career, proving that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. Listen to her talk about creating an original web series from the ground up.

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Fem TV: Lucifer’s Aimee Garcia on Playing a STEM Superhero

In the Season 2 premiere of Fem TV, Melissa is joined by actor Aimee Garcia, who is currently starring as forensic scientist Ella Lopez on Fox’s Lucifer, and is known for her award-winning role on Dexter.

Aimee talks about her early start in the entertainment world, and how her current role is making a positive impression on young viewers. Aimee also discusses the way she is using her platform for good.

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Fem TV is part of Permanent RCRD, an independent podcast network based in Austin, TX, focused on producing high quality shows for TV and pop culture obsessives.