Episode 18

Quintessentially British

with Frank Mannion

Frank Mannion
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Episode description:

Filmmaker Frank Mannion was described by the Los Angeles Times as “so charming and crafty that he could probably talk a mortuary attendant out of a corpse.” But as he tells Lauren Samuels in this wildly entertaining episode, it takes more than sweet talking to succeed in Hollywood.

It also takes money; Frank calls his production company Swipe Films because he once maxed out ten credit cards for $75,000 credit to keep one of his early films on track.

Things became easier with success and his latest successful film is the documentary Quintessentially British celebrates everything great and British, from royalty to classic cars and fashion to classic stars, including Ian McKellen and Judi Dench who share their thoughts with Frank in the film.

For anyone looking to learn about the ups and downs and do’s and don’ts of moviemaking, this is the episode for you.


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Created & produced by: Podcast Partners
Published: Nov 9, 2022

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Lauren Samuels

British star of stage and screen Lauren Samuels has just moved to Los Angeles to continue her career in show business. Her podcast, A Brit in LA, is for anyone who shares her fascination with Hollywood and ambition to succeed on the silver screen. Each week, Lauren interviews inspirational figures who explain how they are making their own Hollywood dreams into reality.

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