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Ditch Diggers #39 —

DD039 Punching Hollywood. Metaphorically.

with Matt Wallace, Lexi Alexander


From Morgan Freeman’s Dojo: we gut punch Hollywood.

Show Notes

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  • Mur and Matt come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s Dojo (where we’re punching Hollywood) with special guest co-host writer, director, and martial artist Lexi Alexander!

  • Lexi is excited to talk about the writing side of her career as a director of films like Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, the Oscar-nominated Johnny Flynton, and pretty much ALL of the TV series.

  • How we needlessly shake the confidence of English-as-a-second-language writers in America. How a chance encounter with Quentin Tarantino cured Lexi of that self-confidence issue.

  • Lexi recounts how she began her career as a writer and filmmaker. (It involves Chuck Norris. No, seriously).

  • It’s easier to be accepted as a woman in a martial arts/competitive combat sports environment than it is to be accepted as a female filmmaker in Hollywood.

  • Lexi talks about the many challenges women writers and directors face in the entertainment industry. She includes her own experiences.

  • Lexi tells the Ditch Diggers about her recently sold pilot script, the process of writing it, and what inspired/motivated both.

  • Lexi talks about what stopped her from writing for a long time, how she almost left the business to become a war correspondent, and what brought her back.

  • Mur asks about the difference between working on your own film projects and writing/adapting the work and ideas of others, and how you survive doing both.

  • Lexi takes questions from Twitter!

  • Mur and Matt attempt unsuccessfully to end the show several times, but Lexi is just too damn enthusiastic and complimentary about everyone. (New goal: Get both Cory Doctorow and Lexi on the show together.)

Lexi on Twitter: @Lexialex

Lexi’s website

Lexi on IMDb

The fine print:

Theme music by Devo Spice.

Ditch Diggers #39 by Mur Lafferty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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