By lance weiler, April 3rd, 2007

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Our guest today is Tim Westergren – film composer, musician and founder of the Music Genome Project. In our conversation we discuss the issue of discovery. As more content is produced the issue of obscurity becomes a real danger. An issue that all content creators face is getting their work to an audience. At the heart of the issue is the coveted “personal recommendation,” how do you get people watching and talking about your work? Tim explains how his “Pandora Project” is helping people to discover new music, and how a similar project might just be a step in the right direction for film.

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For more on Tim Westergren visit the Music Genome Project

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lance weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects

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  • What an interesting path from idea through to completion and success. Her insight into not allowing other peoples value system of "what should be important to you vs. what is really the reason you make" movies was wonderful. I'm impressed, given the whirlwind of the Oscar experience, that she had the foresight to pull back and realize it so clearly.

    And, without intentionally sounding like a suck up, thanks for your continued open source approach to film making. If I had any success worthy of mention at this point, I would approach sharing of knowledge the same way :)

    What I like the most is that these interviews are allowed to grow organically as they are not forced to fit into a television interview time frame/format. And this allows the filmmakers to effectively express themselves with as much detail as they feel is required. Great stuff. I feel like I'm getting a free film making lesson every week!

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