Jan Freya: “Jumping In The Cold Ocean”

Jan Freya: “Jumping In The Cold Ocean”

This is my interview with Jan Freya, conducted by phone on 28 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “An Insult To The Fact Checkers.”


Topics Include:

Getting into editing & writing, Jan’s college path, High Performance magazine, Art In The Public Interest, psychology, editing and the technological changes, how the writer / editor relationship begins and develops, working at Pacifica Graduate Institute, bringing Jungian ideas to real-world social problems, psychology students processing their own issues through writing & editing papers, the varied career paths of writers, Breakin’ II: Electric Boogaloo, Michael Ventura, Cannon Films, Julie Reichert, interviewing the actors and seeing the sets to inspire the script, standing her ground on the story, using Dick Powell musicals & Fred Astaire as a model for the script, the longevity of Breakin’ II as a phenomenon, trying to get other films made, writing & editing process talk, getting into the rhythm, pushing through creative blocks, the High School teacher influence, the hope found in creativity, other script ideas, Step Up movies, painting to music, jazz music, Stan Getz & Bill Evans.


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