One Degree of Kevin Bacon

These CSU Monterey Bay connections, very much in notes/draft format, show just a few of the colleagues I attended and graduated from my university with, on their path to the limelight: Ram Paul Silbey ==> 2nd Assistant Director, “Get Out” ==> Jordan Peele DGA Nomination! https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-directors-guild-awards-20180203-story.html Jordan Peele with his DGA award. https://t.co/eWnWotGBBU pic.twitter.com/bImxrc9Zzi — Read More …

Give Them What They Want – Talking Movies in 4K – 107 for 90th Academy Awards

So, ever heard of Patreon? It’s a platform to contribute to online videographers like myself! We can start there: https://patreon.com/directorG Now, onto the better stuff — it’s our latest Talking Movies episode, the first ever in 4K, also the first episode to air on PenTV ever filmed in 4K, all of which was filmed using Read More …

MAAA: 525,600 Minutes

Happy 525,600 minutes, 2017!! https://t.co/Xx8JnkskPj — Bess Kalb (@bessbell) December 29, 2017 The bizarre insanity that makes up the mind of our current dotard in what is left of 2017 is… unique, to put it mildly. In some ways, it reminds me of the spoof commentary promos that I would make in college for assignment, Read More …

On IMDb: Everyone and Their Mother (2010)

Remember back in 2010, when Al Gore’s Current TV was still around? Yeah. Well, our short doc, “Everyone and Their Mother,” premiered online via that site, which no longer exists. Also was broadcast on Peninsula Television in San Mateo County, CA. http://imdb.com/title/tt6492586/ Now, it gains something new: entry into the Internet Movie Database. Previously, many Read More …

Talking Movies with PenTV – 106 – 89th Academy Awards

It’s long overdue — the 1st official collaboration between Peninsula Television and Thomas Productions has created this sixth episode of Talking Movies with PenTV! Cody Simmons returns to host with our regular guest Garett Weston Thomas about all the deets for the 89th Academy Awards, to be held February 26th, 2017. Best Picture Nominees for Read More …

Exposition for 2017: CSUMB Magazine + IMDb Profile

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1836027/mediaviewer/rm2415999744 Happy New Year, one and all! Much has been happening lately, among them being progress for future productions and digitizations (I smell “Penny Pincher” in store!). What has happened very recently was twofold: 1) On the Internet Movie Database, I’ve both added a profile pic and a personalized link (it uses my full name), Read More …

Shared from No Film School: How HBO Went from a Scrappy Cable Network to Changing TV Forever

It sure ain’t the days when your standard broadcast networks are offering the winning programs anymore. Big winners for Emmy Awards last night included Veep and Game of Thrones, plus The People vs. OJ Simpson, Key & Peele, and Last Week Tonight, among others. These are at least on cable networks, and mostly only available Read More …

Demo Reel 2016: Garett Weston Thomas

Producer • Director • Editor • Graphic Artist http://directorG.com • garett.thomas@gmail.com   Works Sampled: Talking Movies with PenTV – 105 – https://vimeo.com/152790389 Urban Hustle – https://vimeo.com/72798511 Gulf Coast Civic Works Project – https://vimeo.com/76618348 NOH8: Is It Real Now? – https://youtu.be/uIZYiuIJtZ8 PenTV Morning Lineup – https://vimeo.com/138362694 The King Who Rained – https://youtu.be/kGVluL6LsVo Pen Voice – 219 Read More …

Shared from CAAM: Nisha Ganatra on Becoming One of TV’s Hottest Directors

Building quite a title as director or co-producer of such recent TV shows as The Mindy Project, Mr. Robot, Shameless and Transparent, Nisha Ganatra’s roots early on were in independent filmmaking. Her eventual partnership with collaborator Amy Poehler has fueled both projects and friendship alike. It all began with Ganatra’s NYU project called Chutney Popcorn, Read More …